The 7-Eleven Convenience Stores concentrated in Central Oklahoma are independently owned. The company desired a wireless LAN in each of its convenience stores to enable employees to use wireless handheld scanning devices to deliver data to a Retalix inventory control and Demand AnalytX (DAX) system. The DAX system enables the stores’ inventories, especially the most expensive items, to be carefully monitored and adjusted, streamlining operations and saving dollars.
Once seen as a threat to brick-and-mortar retailing, smartphone-assisted shopping has proven to be a significant contributor to in-store experience and is driving customer loyalty. Retailers that embrace WiFi to deliver on the spot information to employees and customers are at the forefront of new forms of omni-channel engagement that can mean tremendous competitive advantage.
As data breaches become more common, retailers are under pressure from both consumers and regulatory agencies to build security programs that effectively protect customer data.
Interface Security Systems, a leading North American provider of Internet Protocol (“IP”) Bundled Managed physical security and secured managed network services announced last March that it has been selected by Family Dollar, Inc. as its IP Managed Service Provider across its entire retail platform. Family Dollar, a Fortune 300 company, recently completed a major initiative to modernize and refresh critical technology in each of its retail stores. The technology makeover, or Flat Rate Managed Service Project, as it is referred to, was launched in collaboration with Interface in July 2014 and completed in May 2015.
Located throughout central Oregon, Dari Mart operates 45 convenience stores with 500 employees. Started in 1965, Dari Mart is a family business and prides itself on delivering the most natural and freshest milk products to its stores. It accomplishes this via 48-hour delivery to each of its stores from its company-owned dairy, Lochmead Farms, one of the largest independent dairy farms in the Pacific Northwest.
By marrying traditional retail and interactive, innovative technologies, The Dandy Lab delivers a useful, memorable customer experience that’s redefining the industry.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
Long live telephone sales, especially when $2.4 billion in sales are riding on them. At Advance Auto Parts, MPLS over high-speed DSL ensures every call reaches a destination.
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
Retailers are collaborating to fight the rising level of retail crime through LP/AP organizations and by leveraging the huge amount of data new LP/AP technologies supply to benefit operations, sales, and the bottom line. See how the latest technologies are enabling this in The Annual Resource Guide To Loss Prevention.
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March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce its new MegaPX DPoC MicroDome. The IP camera is the industry’s first 3MP, video over coax surveillance camera to support the HomePlug AV / IEEE 1901 standard, enabling it to transmit video and audio in daisy-chain or loop configurations over a single analog cable.
Cloud4Wi, provider of the industry’s leading services platform for advanced guest Wi-Fi, recently announced a major boost for in-store mobile customer engagement using existing Wi-Fi networks.
Cabela’s Incorporated and Theatro announced a partnership for in-store service across Cabela’s locations. The Theatro service will enable Cabela’s employees to use voice-controlled, wearable devices to better serve customers and improve store operations.
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Mission-critical cloud applications demand that networks perform at unprecedented levels. Connectivity, bandwidth, speed and throughput make or break the employee and customer experience. Learn how smart network technologies like SD WAN and NaaS support cloud strategy today and in future. Hear retailer Genesco’s real-world insights on deploying smart network services.