Reported on Washington Post April 10th. Overall, retailers have closed more than 15,000 stores since 2017, according to UBS. Among them: Radio Shack (which closed 1,470 stores), Toys R Us (735 stores), and Mattress Firm and GNC (700 stores each). By Abha Bhattarai April 10 Widespread closures have roiled the retail industry, but many more stores are likely to… Read More »
Albertsons is buying most of Rite Aid. Walgreens had previously tried to acquire the drugstore but the government blocked a full sale; the Rite Aid rival is now in the process of buying almost 2,000 stores instead. Albertsons will acquire the remainder, creating a company with a combined value of around $24 billion and annual revenue of roughly $83 billion. The… Read More »
Opening Macy’s with 4 in-store locations this week, opening 50 Pop ups by Summer. We are looking for good talented 3D printing Techs. Click here to edit the content
PYMNTS spoke with Ilya Alshine, founder and president of imageSurge, a Boston-based service provider looking to turn storefronts into interactive platforms.
So far, Alshine said, imageSurge has been adopted by more than 150 retail storefronts and dozens of real estate companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, illustrating the potential for a sea change in what storefront displays can offer.
Good article. What Starbucks tells us about automation and the future of jobs.
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.
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 »
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 »
Learn more about ARCA here: www.arca.com Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, … Source: www.youtube.com ARCA is definitely one of the leaders in financial technology. The Alliance with HP only increases their spread. Another smart move by a smart company. WE DELIVER GREAT TECHNOLOGY. The ARCA and… Read More »
This is a huge statement that raises more questions than it answers. Right now, UnitedHealth’s decision to leave is a mystery. Source: www.healthcaredive.com UnitedHealth to leave AHIP was last modified: June 28th, 2015 by Retail Systems
Independent comparison of Online Therapy – telemental health – technologies for telepsychiatry and online counseling. Internet counseling technology platforms and software. Source: www.telementalhealthcomparisons.com good resource for telehealth software Telemental Health Technologies Compared was last modified: June 25th, 2015 by Retail Systems