Christine Kern

Christine Kern

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Christine Kern is a contributing writer for Jameson Publishing, featured in Health IT Outcomes, Integrated Solutions For Retailers, and Business Solutions magazines. She has a PhD in European history from Penn State University, is widely travelled, spent over 15 years in the college classroom teaching European and World history, and is a published author of both academic and creative works.

ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN

  • Lowe’s And Virginia Tech Partner To Develop New Lift-Assist Robotic Suit Technology
    Lowe’s And Virginia Tech Partner To Develop New Lift-Assist Robotic Suit Technology

    Lowe’s and Virginia Tech have developed a new wearable robotic suit with lift-assist technology that helps employees lift and carry merchandise through the store more efficiently and with less change of repetitive injuries. The exosuit is now being piloted at Lowe’s Christiansburg, Virginia store, and it was a product of Lowe’s Innovation Lab.

  • Two Walmart Supercenters Test High-Tech Features To Boost Customer Experience
    Two Walmart Supercenters Test High-Tech Features To Boost Customer Experience

    Walmart is currently “testing new approaches in two recently opened supercenters" in Tomball, TX, and Lake Nona, FL featuring new layouts and technology to improve the shopping experience, according to a corporate blog post written by Jeff Muench, senior director of Business Development. The pilot is designed to see how new features can help boost the overall customer experience and help raise sales.

  • TeleRetail Offers Up New Robot For Long-Range Deliveries
    TeleRetail Offers Up New Robot For Long-Range Deliveries

    A new robotic prototype from Swiss company Teleretail AG would be capable of traveling distances up to 50 miles to deliver goods, expanding the potential for suburban and rural delivery applications, according to TechCrunch.

  • Target Rolls Out New Virtual View Feature To Bolster Furniture Sales And Challenge Amazon
    Target Rolls Out New Virtual View Feature To Bolster Furniture Sales And Challenge Amazon

    Target has unveiled 360 ° Shopping, a virtual experience on its website, that features curated living room looks and the ability to browse some 140 products in a virtual living room designed to help visualize the size, scale and styling of items, according to a company blog post.

  • DICK’s Sporting Goods Shakes Up Executive Team
    DICK’s Sporting Goods Shakes Up Executive Team

    DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is experiencing a high as it capitalizes on the current turmoil in the sporting goods market. Last year’s bankruptcy of rival Sports Authority helped boost DICK’s sales and position, as it won intellectual property rights and some store leases in its wake. Golfsmith also exited the market last year, giving DICK’s a larger share of the marketplace.

  • Rumors Of Total Gander Mountain Liquidation Are False
    Rumors Of Total Gander Mountain Liquidation Are False

    New owner says it is liquidating assets at all locations, but only closing some of them.

  • Target Launches Test Of Essentials Restock Program
    Target Launches Test Of Essentials Restock Program

    In the latest move to improve fulfillment and boost customer engagement, Target has announced that it is launched a pilot of Target Restock, a program that allows customers to shop for household essentials online and have them delivered to their home the following day. The pilot will be conducted this summer in the Minneapolis area.

  • Walmart Eyes Its Own Version Of The Dash Button
    Walmart Eyes Its Own Version Of The Dash Button

    Walmart published patent for system of connected sensors to monitor product consumption.

  • Staples Adds First Chief Information Security Officer
    Staples Adds First Chief Information Security Officer

    Brett Whalin joins company as head of global enterprise-wide information, product, and data security.

  • Report Finds Retailers Unequipped For The Demands Of Modern Commerce
    Report Finds Retailers Unequipped For The Demands Of Modern Commerce

    As retailers face growing pressure to facilitate seamless transactions across a variety of touchpoints, they are failing to adequately equip themselves to perform. Despite the growing importance of cross-channel commerce, a new study from 1WorldSync has found that 60 percent of retailers have invested less than 20 percent of their total commerce budget on digital and mobile commerce expansion in the last year.

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