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Canadian Tire Interactive Showcase Video

Canadian Tire interactive showcase video from June 2015 Store brings brand to life with unprecedented focus on products and services for life in Canada Canadian Tire Interactive Showcase Video was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by Retail Systems

Know the reason Starbucks hasn’t automated its stores?

Good article. What Starbucks tells us about automation and the future of jobs.

Source: www.vox.com

A Starbucks barista isn’t just doing a job that could be automated in the future. We’ve known how to build vending machines for coffee for decades, and with a bit of effort they could probably automate the sale of pastries too. Starbucks could lay off all of its baristas and make its stores fully automated.

 

But Starbucks isn’t going to do that because they know customers aren’t just coming for the coffee. The ritual of ordering coffee and having a human being prepare it is an integral part of the Starbucks experience.

Apex Introduces AnyWhere™ Self-Serve Solutions for Retail

FROM 2015 — Opens New Sales Channels to Consumers; On Display at NRF booth 825 NEW YORK – (Jan. 11, 2015) – Apex Supply Chain Technologies has introduced AnyWhere self-service product-delivery solutions for today’s on-the-go consumer. AnyWhere and the Apex Trajectory Cloud perfectly suit brands seeking omni-channel relationships with consumers by enabling them to order from AnyWhere, ship… Read More »

3D Printer Kiosk by Best Buy

ROBO 3D brings eye-catching 3D printing kiosks to Best Buy retail stores Nov 11, 2015 | By Kira – LINK TO ARTICLE Though we’ve recently seen some major retail names including Staples and Lowe’s enter the 3D printing consumer market, it’s clear that they were just at the forefront of a massive global movement. Next in line to… Read More »

Why We Sold Outerwall

Article from Seeking Alpha by Strubel Investments lays out Outerwall and its businesses exactly as they are (and have been). Worth a read for sure. Summary Outerwall looks cheap but poor management makes the company unattractive. Company’s variable cost structure means it can thrive with declining sales. Despite attractive core business model management has wasted over $250M on… Read More »

Retail automation – Why cash handling is important for the retail industry

In the financial services industry, the term “cash handling” is commonplace. Everyone – from the C-suite down to each individual worker, knows the value of quality cash handling and money management. However, in the retail industry, the importance of cash handling can slip through the cracks.

Source: arca.com

The mobile phone crowd likes to dismiss cash but, not so quick…