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  1. Data & Insights
The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. This post was inspired by a conversation with and informed by content provided by Chris Outram, EVP, Head of Blockchain for Publicis Groupe Media ,who provides ongoing coaching and homework to keep me updated on Web 3 which Publicis defines as a constellation of AI, Blockchain, and XR […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we are 45 days in 2024, the echoes of pandemic-driven shifts and emerging economic realities continue to shape consumer behavior. While some consumer trends may fade, others are poised to solidify and transform the way people shop, interact with brands, and prioritize their well-being.  Value-driven purchasing The economic environment will remain a key driver of consumer trends. Affordability […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Tens of thousands of retail professionals from all over the world will fill New York City’s Javits Center for Retail’s Big Show from Jan. 13 to 16, 2024. The draw? More than 1,000 exhibitors and 170 sessions featuring a wide array of speakers, from leading retailers to suppliers, analysts and other industry experts — plus […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we step into 2024, the retail landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, with virtual retail stores emerging as the next big online trend. This shift isn’t just a fleeting fad but a response to changing consumer behaviors and technological advancements. As 3D for the web becomes more mainstream, traditional e-commerce websites are becoming flat […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
As consumers and government regulations call on companies to adopt increasingly sustainable practices, fashion brands need to rethink their approach to reducing their environmental impact. One of their key challenges is to achieve full visibility into all stages in the life cycle, from fiber-origin to retail. Without perfect traceability of the materials used, it’s extremely […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has not talked to an operator in any sector of retail foodservice that wants to spend more money on technology. That said, you will and accoding to our own Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson,  Paul Damaren, Chief Revenue Officer at RizePoint is one of the ones you should […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sustainability has emerged as a major challenge in just about every sector worldwide. Overcoming it and being sustainable is not just about morality, but as a critical business strategy. Consumers today are environmentally conscious and becoming more so with each passing year. This is driving a significant shift towards sustainable practices in the retail sector. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Tesco, B&M, TPP Retail, SeeChange Technologies, Coalescent Mobile Robotics, German Doner Kebab, and the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards. B&M rolls out TPP Retail […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Blockchain has been around for a while now, and while it was mostly associated with cryptocurrency, the security benefits have been something that more industries have looked to use. Blockchain offers a transparent and secure way to manage transactions, improve efficiency, reduce costs, and reduce fraud. So, what industries have benefited from the secure way […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The online gambling industry has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past few years, thanks to a wave of innovative technologies and novel approaches. In this article, we’ll explore the game-changing innovations that are revolutionising the way we experience online casinos and betting platforms. From virtual reality (VR) experiences to blockchain technology, these developments are […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In the 1700s, England’s population was growing faster than tailors could handle. Innovators of the time saw a market opportunity and created machines that could make shirts, socks, pants, and bedding faster. The Industrial Revolution officially kicked off in 1760 in England. Soon, it spread to the rest of Europe, North America, and other parts […]
  1. Data & Insights
The landscape of online retailing encompasses everything from drop-shipping and wholesaling to subscription and white-labeling, allowing entrepreneurs to choose the optimal business model to align with their brand’s vision and capabilities.    Choosing the right eCommerce business model can significantly impact a brand’s success, and it requires a comprehensive understanding of each model’s nuances. Key factors […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
​[[“value”:” Last year, non-fungible tokens craze picked up steam and many brands wanted to get in on the action. For the uninitiated, NFTs are defined as digital tokens connected to digital goods such as art or music.  Though the NFT industry made headlines for generating billions in trading volume, the once-hot NFT market appears to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Counterfeiting is a pressing concern for businesses globally, transcending all sectors and demographics. It affects the brick-and-mortar, catalog, and e-commerce sectors and undermines customer retention, service, management, merchandising, mobile, and omnichannel integration. It encompasses everything from fake consumer goods to fraudulent copies of digital products. This rising tide of counterfeiting is fueled by an intricate […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Physical and digital retail have largely remained separate, with purchases made either offline or online. But consumer behaviors are changing; we scan QR codes in physical stores to make payments or learn more about a certain product; we use mobile apps to redeem offline discounts on our frequent purchases. And now, brands are increasingly embracing […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Metacask, an online marketplace which allows users to buy, sell and collect spirits via the blockchain, has teamed up with crypto payment processor BitPay. The aim here is to make it simple and secure to use cryptocurrencies on the former’s marketplace when buying any of the rare spirits that are available via auction or exclusive […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Generative AI isn’t crypto, or blockchain, or the metaverse. Unlike other new technologies for which we typically advise a cautious approach, we believe you must act on genAI now. In Forrester’s 40 years, we’ve rarely recommended that clients move immediately to build a new technology. We typically counsel cautious experimentation until the tech matures and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In an era when technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, all industries must evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape. The retail industry is no exception, and one of the most significant developments within this sector is the evolution of the chief technology officer (CTO). Once considered a secondary […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Payment methods with fast transactions are in high demand in the casino space. Everyone wants an app that can process deposits instantly. And when they need to withdraw their winnings, they expect their banking partners to facilitate quick withdrawals. Surprisingly, wire transfers are still a popular payment option in the casino sector despite processing payments […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Any retail expert worth their salt knows that personalization is the one true key to profitability. This is only becoming more important as the market grows saturated and customer expectations keep getting more demanding. But how will artificial intelligence technology change the ever-evolving retail landscape? Personalization is all about providing engaging customer experiences, which is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Blockchain: a new era in real estate The advent of blockchain technology has brought about a paradigm shift in various industries, and real estate is no exception. Known for its traditional and often cumbersome processes, the real estate sector is now witnessing a wave of innovation driven by blockchain. This technology, renowned for powering cryptocurrencies, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Online crypto scams are a persistent threat for anyone looking to cash in on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Research from leading blockchain data platform Chainalysis shows that crypto scammers took home more than $5.9 billion from consumers in 2022. Scammers have developed increasingly diverse and elaborate methods to swindle their victims, and here’s what you […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding the utility of its UNDW3 NFT collection, first released in June 2022, to include a Web3-based loyalty program that will allow members to earn rewards and co-create, multiple sources report. Owners of one of the company’s 11,212 “Genesis Pass” UNDW3 (pronounced “underwater”) NFTs can now convert those digital tokens into […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
London-based DREST, a luxury fashion, beauty, lifestyle and metaverse gaming firm, has raised £15 million of funding to continue the development of its new product proposition, DREST Game 2.0. Launched in 2019 by Lucy Yeomans, the former Editor-in-Chief of Porter, Net-A-Porter.com and Harper’s Bazaar UK, DREST has raised £30 million in total to date, and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Nike is gearing up to drop a collection of sneaker nonfungible tokens (NFTs) in Epic Games’ online game Fortnite. In an announcement across Nike’s social media channels, the firm says that on 20th June the “ultimate Sneakerhunt begins.” In an accompanying video, Fortnite’s and Nike’s Air Max logos appear among a backdrop of floating clouds […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Adobe has announced the latest iteration of its partnership with Asprey to strengthen its digital storefront and luxury e-commerce offering. This involves the use of Adobe Commerce and Adobe Experience Manager to relaunch Asprey’s new website. Aidan Connor, Chief Technology Officer at Asprey, says: “The retail world has drastically shifted because of the pandemic and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Wilko, Apple, Walmart, and Aldi. Too much retail automation too soon? Examining the recent customer backlashes against M&S and Tesco RTIH Editor Scott Thompson asks: Is the constant drive by retailers to innovate via technology deployments really delivering what […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, launches, deployments and pilots from the past seven days. Including Obsess, dunnhumby, Recite Me, Amperity, Bringg, Virtualstock, and Brightpearl by Sage. J.Crew J.Crew has announced the launch of an immersive virtual store powered by experiential e-commerce platform Obsess. The 3D, shoppable experience celebrates the company’s 40th […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including checkout free store milestones, startups focused on building in Web3, and the ongoing digitalisation of the fashion industry. Poundland Poundland has launched a suite of digital accessibility tools to support job applicants and workers with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Emperia, Recite Me, Amperity, Walmart’s incubator arm Store No8, and Outlier Ventures. 1. Emperia – new Apple mixed […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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