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Articles on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott has joined Shopify’s board of directors. Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, said: “Kevin is a titan of innovation. His fingerprints are all over the best teams in tech and some of the best products. He’s a leader in emerging tech and the future of AI.” “He is a natural fit to help […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
NEW YORK, NY — Technology-powered talent advisory Sinecure, Inc. announced today it has acquired recruitment services firm Strategy Source in a move to enhance its unique market position as the only talent company to combine the power of AI with the personal touch of experienced advisors. With this acquisition, Strategy Source brings new capabilities to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
This is Steve Dennis, strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author.  This summer we’re taking our own advice and trying something new, something more radical than conventional. For the next six episodes Steve will be unpacking themes from his new book Leaders Leap and placing them squarely and provocatively in the current retail context. Steve […]
  1. Department: HBC
Lincolnshire Co-op has extended its partnership with Retail Insight for an additional four years, as it looks to further reduce food waste across its store estate.  As part of this, Lincolnshire Co-op will roll-out an enhanced version of Waste Trim, the latest feature of Retail Insight’s WasteInsight platform, which aims to optimise stock assortment, minimise […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON — U.S. online retail sales will reach $1.2 trillion in 2024, up nearly 10% from last year, according to FTI Consulting’s 2024 Online Retail Report. The firm’s Retail & Consumer Products practice, which conducted analysis for the report, expects U.S. e-commerce sales to account for 22.7% of retail market share in 2024, compared with 21.6% in […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Amazon has made its generative AI-powered conversational shopping assistant Rufus available to all U.S. customers the day before its 10th annual Prime Day sales event kicks off on July 16. Rufus first debuted in beta for a small number of U.S. users in February 2024, and now all U.S. app users will find Rufus ready […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In our recent State of Martech 2024 report — which is free and now fully ungated — Frans Riemersma and I analyzed a ton of transformation happening across the martech industry, from the AI-powered explosion of the martech landscape to three counterintuitive truths of “composability” in martech stacks. Two of our most important findings, however, […]
  1. Data & Insights
The requirements for retail success don’t get much more basic than the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. Even a mom-and-pop bodega should be able to gauge how many people will order a breakfast sandwich and coffee each day. For larger-scale retailers, the ability to develop an accurate forecast only gets complicated, and re-complicated, as […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In a major turn of events, OpenAI whistleblowers are alleging the company illegally prevented employees from alerting government regulators about the potential risks posed by its technology to all people of the world. As a result, they have decided to file a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to change things.
  1. Shopper & Customer
There are two types of customers: those who buy and those who keep coming back. Success in ecommerce, and retail in general, depends on the latter. For VCs backing ecommerce upstarts, exponential growth and expansion often focuses on speed and a “growth at any price” mindset. On the other hand, traditional retailers must reinvent their […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Rufus, Amazon’s new generative AI-powered shopping assistant, is now available to all U.S. customers through the Amazon Shopping app. The goal of Rufus is to help users make informed purchase decisions by answering a wide range of shopping questions and providing product recommendations based on details from listings and customer reviews.
  1. Data & Insights
CHICAGO — Circana has launched Liquid AI, the next generation of Liquid Data, empowering clients to make better, more informed decisions faster than ever before. Circana’s artificial intelligence journey began five years ago with Emiri, a digital teammate that converses in natural language to improve both speed and ease of use. Emiri was trained over […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has invested heavily in its digital transformation over the last two years — and its latest adoption of digital shelf tags and post-purchase offers powered by its retail media network are designed to further improve the omnichannel grocery shopping experience. Digital Shelf Tags Improve Store Efficiency and Sustainability Through a partnership with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Nearly two years after ChatGPT’s debut, AI hype is giving way to reality. Companies are eager to build with generative AI, but they’re learning that doing so is hard. They’ve found that AI models are expensive, data conundrums abound, and change management isn’t so simple. To that end, only 21% of companies surveyed by Gartner […]
  1. Data & Insights
June 2024 Retail Metrics: In this week’s Retail Traffic Trends, we are breaking down the month of June to see how each industry performed to start the year. Join us as we analyze the trends, shifts, and performances that set the tone for the year ahead. Today’s Rundown Trends and behaviors : Consumer spending behavior […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
CHICAGO, IL — PairUp, the AI-powered workplace knowledge sharing platform, announced today that the company has closed $2.8M in financing led by HearstLab and Hillsven, with participation from  Graham & Walker,  Looking Glass Capital, Honeystone Ventures, MSIV, and Lofty Ventures. PairUp leverages human expertise to efficiently capture, preserve, and access valuable company knowledge.  PairUp was […]
  1. Data & Insights
At Trakwell.ai, we understand how difficult it is for brick-and-mortar businesses to maximize every sales opportunity. This is why we offer real-world AI computer vision to analyze foot traffic, improve teams, and automate data. The Problem Inability to get accurate foot traffic counts Motion detection technology, while a significant advancement in its time, has inherent […]
  1. Data & Insights
We hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July! In this edition, we’ll analyze the performance of the furniture and mattress industries during this holiday weekend compared to last year. Join us as we break down the numbers, highlighting key trends and insights that have emerged over the past few days. Furniture Industry Foot Traffic […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Businesses across industries have embraced generative AI across their organizations to power efficiency and performance. In fact, 79% of business leaders said they expect generative AI to transform their organizations within three years, according to a Deloitte survey of more than 2,800 executives whose organizations are currently piloting or implementing generative AI. In a recent […]
  1. Data & Insights
The business landscape is undergoing a significant transformation fueled by artificial intelligence (AI). While AI PCs have immense potential for boosting productivity, security and competitive advantage, successful implementation necessitates a thorough self-assessment. Aligning AI PC Capabilities With Business Objectives AI PCs offer a range of functionalities that can directly address these objectives. Are you seeking […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The semiconductor machinery manufacturing market is a vital component of the global technology ecosystem. With the increasing demand for electronic devices, advancements in technology, and the advent of emerging fields like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G, this market is experiencing unprecedented growth. In this blog, we’ll explore the drivers of […]
  1. Data & Insights
“It’s so important for retailers listening [to this podcast] to make sure they are hearing their brands and listening to the way that brands want to invest. It’s not enough to just say and put out that you have a [retail media] offering, and to do that in isolation and not compare it to how […]
  1. Data & Insights
Automation is shaping a new reality for today’s workforce and – hopefully – improved efficiencies for your business. But when your employee uses AI in their daily work, you have to consider the downside in addition to the advantages. The rise of AI and automation in the workplace AI and automation are changing ordinary businesses, […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]

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