Category Archives: retail automation

Taco Bell Ordering With Kiosks

Original complete article published here – excerpt below As our everyday lives revolve around swiping, scrolling, and tapping, Taco Bell knew they needed to evolve their customer experience to match. Their solution? Self-service ordering kiosks—the latest innovative technology in the quick serve restaurant (QSR) world. By putting the ordering power in customers’ hands and freeing up staff to… Read More »

Pay Extra Special Attention To Kroger’s Shelf Labeling

Retailers Pay Attention Kroger Shelf Labeling Originally published  on Forbes – Excerpt below So while Kroger’s recent experiments may already be showing beneficial effects in terms of in-store conversion and basket size, the more important implications to Kroger’s tests are what they will ultimately mean for the company’s consumer price transparency and the longer-term health of Kroger’s business model itself.… Read More »

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 »