Gaming

Articles about how gaming is being used in retail and manufacturing

  1. Trends & External Forces
For the seventh consecutive year, NAPCO Research and Blackhawk Network have partnered to produce an industry-leading report on U.S. merchants’ gift card programs. The 2024 assessment included a review of retailers’ e-commerce gift card offerings (desktop, mobile web, mobile app, device agnostic), including the purchaser and recipient experience for both digital and physical cards of […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Seasonality plays a role in an overall television usage decline of 3% during the month Following seasonal viewing trends that typically begin in February, overall television usage in the U.S. dipped again in March. Despite declines across categories, cable and streaming saw their share of TV viewing increase in this month’s report of The GaugeTM […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
What is Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that has caught the attention of many in the ever-evolving world of technology. It promises to transport users to immersive digital realms where they can experience and interact with the digital world in ways never seen before. The applications of VR are endless, from gaming […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
LensCrafters has launched the second season of its Roblox Eye Odyssey series, World of Optics, featuring games that mimic the tests in a comprehensive eye exam. The series’ first season has engaged more than 300,000 users since its debut in October 2023. In the metaverse experience, users help Blinky, a friendly eye-bulb character, overcome challenges […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including AiFi, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Wow Bao, Shopsense AI, Paramount Global, Intergamma, Getir, PLUS Retail, and commercetools. Inventory monitoring startup Gather AI bags $17 million in funding to transform supply chain traceability Gather AI, a provider of computer vision […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Retail product launches are an essential aspect of the business world, especially in the retail sector. It’s a crucial step to introduce new products or services to potential customers and generate sales. However, launching a retail product is not as simple as it sounds; it requires careful planning, execution, and continuous improvement. That’s why it’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Recently, there has been a noticeable change in consumer behavior driven by evolving expectations, shifting retail channel preferences, and varying brand shopping habits. From this disruption, three noteworthy emerging trends have surfaced: social media commerce, in-car commerce, and gaming commerce. This week, we dive into how these trends are reshaping the shopping experience for consumers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retailers are always looking to improve their game, with an eye to increasing sales, reducing costs and maximizing profitability. Retail competition has increased from small upstart retailers to big box stores and peers, so the ability for retailers to improve on their game is more necessary than ever. Gaming companies, more specifically iGaming companies, have […]
  1. Data & Insights
So you need an online tool or resource to support your market research and help you understand consumer sentiments – but where do you start? How do you assess the different options? And what even counts as a good tool or resource in the first place? If those questions sound familiar then relax, we just […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When you need to give your business a nudge, the best you can do is to move it from offline to online waters. Stats say that 43% of the people in the USA would rather shop online than go to a physical store, and with the current trends, the numbers can only go up.  So […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Although SuperAwesome is no longer part of Epic Games, it’s got a gameplan to expand its youth-focused ad marketplace, CEO Kate O’Loughlin told AdExchanger. After being acquired by Epic Games a little over three years ago, SuperAwesome was spun off in September in a deal that involved SuperAwesome’s management team reacquiring most of the company’s […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Pacsun is partnering with hip-hop artist Slick Rick to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Los Angeles Tycoon experience on Roblox. Over the past year the experience has garnered 60,000 monthly active users and 11 million visits overall.   For the collaboration, users can interact with a 3D non-player character (NPC) digital avatar of Slick Rick […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Acquiring new customers can cost up to 5x more than retaining existing ones. This puts more responsibility on retailers to find a sustainable way to create a positive, personalized relationship that maintains engagement and inspires repeat purchases. One way to do that? Gamify the customer experience. Put simply, gamification adds gaming elements to non-gaming scenarios. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With so many shifts in the market, the pressure is on to upskill your workforce. However, there is a balance between getting employees up to speed quickly and effectively while also fostering open communication and confidence. The retail industry can benefit from adopting new ways of allowing employees to train safely, creating a path to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Total TV usage dipped in February; streaming usage climbed to 37.7% of TV In seasonal fashion, TV usage declined in February following the end of the NFL playoffs. While Super Bowl LVIII was a standout that attracted 123.7 million viewers, the 6.4% dip in viewership for the month was considerably larger than it was in […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Seattle Times reports that “Amazon has pledged to make fixes to its advertising operation after mistakenly charging online merchants to promote products shoppers couldn’t purchase.  “The problem came to light when a seller of advanced gaming computers discovered he was being charged thousands of dollars to advertise merchandise in California even though he had […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Don’t want to cook, don’t want to do dishes, well according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® your kids don’t want you hear you complain about cooking dinner either. Chuck E. Cheese has a new program for that has a great chance to make the entire family happy according to […]
  1. Department & Category
  Panda Express excels at customer focused interactive participatory engagement and it is one of their success clues that they continually build upon according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. The Panda Express and NRG partnership will drive interactive and participatory customer trials according to Johnson.  The collaboration offers several […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Gen Alpha is poised to reach 2 billion people by 2025, making it the largest generation in history, according to Matt Smith, Trends Manager at GWI. However, the influence and impact of this consumer base already are significant, considering the heightened role they’ve played in household decision-making processes since the start of the pandemic. “Families […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Washington Post has a piece about Amazon’s efforts “to consolidate its telehealth, pharmacy and primary-care services following its $3 billion acquisition of One Medical in 2022. Earlier this month, Amazon laid off hundreds of employees across Amazon Pharmacy and One Medical and announced a corporate restructuring. Current and former employees say the move reignited […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Akamai 2023 State of the Internet report revealed that retail continues to be the most targeted industry for cyberattacks, accounting for over 14 billion observed incursions. Risks from cyber threats including fraud, account takeovers, malware, ransomware, compromised business emails and data breaches all begin with an initial breach. Any device connected to a retailer’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Audiences stream a record 40.8 billion viewing minutes on Jan. 13, 2024 Chilly weather, coupled with the excitement of the NFL playoffs, helped boost total TV viewership 3.7% in January. While historically characteristic for the month, the uptick was perhaps more noteworthy because it was 1.4% above its level last year—a reporting period that was […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
You’ve just sat down. VR Headset on. What now? This article aims to get you inside the head of your consumer. As a gaming brand, it can be tough to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of what the video gaming industry is doing. What do gamers want from brands? How can non-gamers become […]
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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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