Category Archives: Retail Systems

Loss Prevention – Two-Thirds of Retailers Victims Organized Theft

Press release by NRF December 11, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Organized retail crime affects almost all merchants and more than two-thirds of those surveyed have seen an increase in the past year, according to the 15th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation. “These criminal gangs are sophisticated, but so are retail loss… Read More »

Ten Rules Innovation Amazon

Amazon executive Doug Herrington can sum up the formula for his company’s rapid innovation in ten rules. Herrington, a 1988 Princeton alumnus, shared those rules, along with reflections on his own career journey, during a talk on campus Nov. 30. Students, faculty, staff and community members packed McCormick 101 to hear Herrington, senior vice president for North America retail… Read More »

Retail Stores Adding Food To Drive Traffic

Reference link Food Coming to a Retail Store Near You LONDON, United Kingdom — In a grand restaurant in central London, customers tuck into classic British delicacies such as afternoon tea topped off with a glass of champagne. Since opening this spring, Thomas’s on Regent Street has become something of a destination. But the space isn’t one of London’s… Read More »

Through The Looking Glass? When Storefront Windows Go Interactive

PYMNTS spoke with Ilya Alshine, founder and president of imageSurge, a Boston-based service provider looking to turn storefronts into interactive platforms.

Source: www.pymnts.com

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.

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.

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 »