A1 Retail - The 20th Anniversary of IoT and its impact in the retail Industry

A1 Retail - The 20th Anniversary of IoT and its impact in the retail Industry

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ was first coined by the British technology pioneer, Kevin Ashton. It was in a presentation to Proctor & Gamble, long before automated checkouts or smart mirrors were even a possibility. Since then, a lot has changed.

Rethink Retail - Retail Rundown September 16, 2019

“I think yesterday Walgreens announced that they’re taking a completely different approach and offering 3% as part of the new Apple card and Apple Pay program. And so I think of that as an interesting contrast because, on one hand, that 3% is pretty valuable when you compare to most credit cards. On the other hand, one of the things that Apple does is it really hides customer transaction data. So while you’re attracting a demographic that is Apple friendly, which is typically affluent, young, hip, cool, right? You’re losing a lot of the data.”   Listen to the full podcast here.

“I think yesterday Walgreens announced that they’re taking a completely different approach and offering 3% as part of the new Apple card and Apple Pay program. And so I think of that as an interesting contrast because, on one hand, that 3% is pretty valuable when you compare to most credit cards. On the other hand, one of the things that Apple does is it really hides customer transaction data. So while you’re attracting a demographic that is Apple friendly, which is typically affluent, young, hip, cool, right? You’re losing a lot of the data.”

Listen to the full podcast here.

ARCH - Kid’s Footlocker Needs to Carry The Online Merchandising of Super Heroic Into the Store

“I asked the sales lead what the shoes were and none of them were capable of really explaining in deep detail what the shoes were. They gave answers that would satisfy the average customer… The problem is the average consumer is looking for Nike and convincing them that a new brand without an endorser is just as viable and smarter to purchase than Nike or adidas is a necessity.”

Business Wire: Global Beauty Tech Forum NYC Brings an Innovative Look at the Future of AI & AR Technologies Upgrading the Consumer Beauty Experience

Business Wire:  Global Beauty Tech Forum NYC Brings an Innovative Look at the Future of AI & AR Technologies Upgrading the Consumer Beauty Experience

The Global Beauty Tech Forum featuring Ulta Beauty, SAP, and Perch spoke to the innovative ways retailers are creating new-concept, experimental shopping experience online and offline to drive sales.