Tech: IoT

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is rightly touted as the future of technology. Many of our devices are already operating under the core principles of the IoT – connectivity and interoperability – and these features are only going to become more prevalent. From smartphones that can control our light bulbs, to our home security systems […]
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Slow speed and downtime can quickly ruin an outstanding impression for retail and restaurant applications. To solve for IoT challenges, choose Digi. Our commercial-grade 5G enterprise cellular routers, gateways and other communication devices. Our IoT Solutions are purpose-built for the rigorous demands of critical retail applications.
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Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
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Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
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New service makes it easier for automotive companies to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near real time, enabling improved vehicle quality and autonomy Bridgestone, Hyundai Motor Group , LG CNS , and Renesas Electronics Corporation among customers using AWS IoT
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Here’s a cautionary tale for automakers and car dealers: Vanessa, a loyal customer of an iconic car brand, expressed interest in a new model online. She received personalized, automated emails from her dealership about the car, but wanted to narrow down her options. She began corresponding with a salesperson, but they didn’t seem to know […]
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  At the intersection of robotics technology, restaurants, cloud computing, fresh fast food, and labor saving solutions is a new retail restaurant called Mezli.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Mezli is ushering in a new platform for growth in both urban and rural locations.”.   A recent article about […]
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As our team takes to the show floor in Chicago for the highly anticipated IMTS, our focus at BCC Research is on all things manufacturing. Hoping to connect and be inspired by industry professionals around the world, Greg and Joel are meeting clients, attending conferences, and immersing themselves in the annual event.
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Put simply, headless commerce is an ecommerce system that decouples the front-end web system from the ecommerce back-end engine. Most digital stores are built on ecommerce engines that provide both the product offering and processing engine, which is directly integrated with the website, and storefront. A headless ecommerce platform has the front end (or “head”), […]
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Hello hello! We’re back with another edition of Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories to hit TechCrunch across the last seven days. Want it in your inbox? Sign up here.  other stuff a16z backs WeWork founder’s new thing: When a company implodes hard enough that it inspires a miniseries, […]
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Hello hello! We’re back with another edition of Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories to hit TechCrunch across the last seven days. Want it in your inbox? Sign up here.  other stuff a16z backs WeWork founder’s new thing: When a company implodes hard enough that it inspires a miniseries, […]
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Sensors are an essential part of the Internet of Things (IoT). As the primary means of collecting data from the physical world, they often act as the critical springboard for IoT communications. The data sensors collect is recorded, and then passed along the expansive IoT network.
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The world of retail has changed beyond recognition in recent years, and the pace of change has only been accelerated by the pandemic. From the growth of e-commerce to the impact of social media, technology has underpinned an unprecedented shift in the relationship between retailers and consumers. But while e-commerce has been one of the […]
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Introducing Our New Partnership with Phenium If you run a restaurant, you understand how razor slim profit margins can be easily upset by factors like food waste or inefficient equipment can sink your bottom line. Unfortunately, food waste is an all too common issue that negatively impacts U.S. restaurants: U.S. restaurants generate an estimated 22-33 […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The costs of the supply chain mess in the last two years have been staggering. Apart from the empty shelves of items like baby formula, consumers have had to pay a premium for cars and sometimes take the delivery of cars without certain parts and accessories. We’ve all read about the large number of ships […]
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It’s great when everything comes together. Like when your 11-month-old can finally coordinate gross motor skills enough to balance. And then walk. Happy days! The Walmart x Roku integration is an excellent example of how long-standing digital principles can come together and then apply to innovations in emerging technologies. The partnership will open up a […]
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Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To say it’s “USB for space” […]
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Imagine how much more productive and efficient you could be if you could take all of the repetitive, routine, manual work out of your day. Imagine if that kind of work were simply done for you, freeing you up for the value-added work that drives success for you, your business, and your customers. A growing […]
  1. Data & Insights
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on Microsoft and Cooler Screens Inc. Microsoft is an international technology corporation producing innovative computer software solutions to businesses and consumers. Cooler Screens Inc. is reimagining the shopping experience for consumers in the freezer aisle with […]
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GE has been injecting urgency into conversations—and actions— for over 130 years. In our conversation with GE’s chief marketing officer, Linda Boff about the company’s ability to continuously shift gears to stay relevant, she said, “Progress is part of our constant. Progress and solving tough problems for the world. You don’t get to be 130 […]
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Israel-based supermarket/superstore chain Shufersal is gaining improved real-time visibility of products along its cold chain operations. Through its implementation of SaaS provider Wiliot’s Reusable Transport Item solution, the retailer is increasing transparency throughout its farm-to-store supply chain model. The solution allows Shufersal to monitor the plastic containers used to transport its products, in addition to […]
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RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on SES-imagotag, the worldwide leader in smart digital labels and pricing automation. SES-imagotag’s comprehensive IoT and digital technology solutions can help retailers connect and digitize their physical stores, improve operational efficiency, create an omnichannel service platform […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Quality assurance is one of the most important functions of any successful retail business. However, many find it difficult to achieve the transparency required to truly observe and preserve the quality of their goods while in transit along the supply chain. Of course, this challenge was rendered even trickier than in the past by the […]
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IoT And The Omnichannel Retail Experience – 4 Reasons To Step Up Your IoT Game In 2022 And Beyond. Omnichannel is a retail experience that combines brick-and-mortar stores, app options, and online platforms like e-commerce to give customers a smooth and easy shopping experience. This method of retailing is a way for retailers to connect […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
We’ve seen massive upheaval in the workforce over the last two years. Today’s workers aren’t the same as they were before the pandemic. They have different motivations and different attitudes. They want flexibility and purpose — and they want more from corporate leaders. Today’s customers are different, too, expecting high levels of personalization and experience. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Accomplished executives will accelerate Cooler Screens' mission to transform the consumer experience and solidify its role as a strategic digital media platform for retail. 
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Cooler Screens, which is creating the world’s largest in-store digital media platform, unveils a partnership with Place Exchange for programmatic ad buying opportunities of in-store media for omnichannel ad campaigns.

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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