Featured Content

  1. Infographic: A Portrait Of The Millennial Shopper
    6/20/2016

    Representing the largest and most diverse generation in U.S. history, Millennials possess $200B, collectively, in annual spending power. Yet, attracting and retaining the attention of the Millennial shopper remains a challenge for many retailers.

  2. Using Deep Learning To Predict Foot Traffic In Retail
    6/20/2016

    DeepMind – an artificial intelligence (AI) company that Google acquired in 2014 – recently garnered headlines with its groundbreaking AI achievement. DeepMind succeeded in creating a machine learning program, called AlphaGo, that recently crushed one of the one of the world’s top players, Lee Sedol, at an ancient strategic board game called “Go.”

  3. Driving Employee Engagement Through Human Capital Management Solutions
    6/9/2016

    Savvy retailers know that an engaged workforce is key to driving customer satisfaction, operational performance, and ultimately, business success. In a recent examination of human capital trends, 85 percent of executives identified employee engagement as an important or very important priority for their organizations. But according to Gallup, only 26 percent of retail employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs.

  4. Using Video To Audit Your Retail Operations
    6/7/2016

    Innovative Retail Technologies caught up with Douglas Wong, vertical software applications product manager at March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, to identify the key considerations when using video for operations auditing purposes...

  5. Why Retailers Need A Vendor Compliance Optimization Program
    6/1/2016

    Retailers face daunting and complex challenges with regard to their omni-channel supply chains. There are countless reasons why retailers can’t go it alone. Greg Holder, CEO and co-founder of Compliance Networks, provides detailed solutions, including a Vendor Compliance Optimization (VCO) program, that can help retailers leverage the benefits of supply chain visibility. 

  6. The Benefits Of In-App Advertising
    5/31/2016

    In-app advertising stymies retailers, as they may not have a strong mobile strategy in place. Jason Rothman, general manager, mobile and social, at Steelhouse Media, answers Innovative Retail Technologies’ questions about the benefits of — as well as retailers’ options around — in-app advertising.

  7. How Secure Is Security-as-a-Service?
    5/25/2016

    Innovative Retail Technologies caught up with Hedgie Bartol, business development manager for retail at Axis Communications, about Security-as-a-Service and whether it is beneficial to retailers of all sizes. Bartol addresses cloud-based security and how secure it really is.

  8. What’s Next For Retail: Navigating Your Business From Now Into The Future
    5/24/2016

    Retail is changing at such a rapid pace it’s hard to imagine what the future may hold. As a retailer, you not only are challenged to offer the products your customers want today, but to do so profitably while providing optimal customer service and staying one step ahead of your competitors — remaining agile enough to address whatever lies ahead.

  9. Moving To A Single Stock Pool For All Channels
    5/24/2016

    As multichannel or omni-channel retailing develops, the retail industry is recognising that the most efficient form of operation is to service all channels from a single stock pool. This could be physically held in a variety of locations, most commonly warehouses and stores.

  10. A Run To A Store Still Relevant In The Digital Age
    5/23/2016

    My wife competed in the 2016 Boston Marathon this past April. For months leading up to the race, she ran countless miles and did various exercises to prepare. It was all worth it in the end and the pride our children and I felt watching her stride across the finish line was immeasurable.