April 2013

Samsung Experience Shop Opens in NYC Best Buy

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

With nearly 1,400 store-within-a-store concepts slated to be opened by early June, the Samsung Experience store opened this week in the Union Square Best Buy this week. This store represents one of close to 900 such stores to open between now and May, according to PC Mag. [...]

World’s Biggest E-Commerce Battle Could Boil Down To Vegetables

April 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

A former online bookseller and one of the largest brick-and-mortar chains will soon battle it out for e-commerce supremacy. Amazon and Walmart are about to go toe-to-toe to see who reigns supreme. According to an article on Forbes, Walmart clearly dominates in the retail arena, but pales in comparison to Amazon when it comes to the web. Does that give Amazon an advantage when it comes to e-commerce? It might not at the moment, but it could soon. [...]

Walmart’s New App Shows Real-Time Inventory Updates

April 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Starting this summer, Walmart employees will be able to see real-time updates of inventory levels on their store shelves with the help of a new mobile app. According to RIS News, the tablet-enabled app allows employees to do everything from ensuring displays are set up correctly to printing missing labels. [...]

The digital future of retail

April 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

The traditional retail model that we currently know is about to undergo a major paradigm shift. According to an article on Retail Customer Experience summarizing “The Retail Revival: Reimagining Business For The New Age of Consumerism,” by RCE blogger Doug Stephens, big data, increased processing power, and hyper-connectedness will lead the way to a new digital future in retail. [...]

Walmart’s Commitment to Sustainability

April 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

From their Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Monday, Walmart reinforced their commitment to creating more sustainable stores and infrastructures. According to Chain Store Age, Walmart has their eyes set on being 100% energy independent. [...]

Retail’s new industrial revolution

April 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Walmart will install 10,000 self-checkout lanes in its stores this year. The reason? Every second lost at the register costs the company tens of millions of dollars, a hole in the dam they are hoping to plug. While technology is not going to replace all jobs, the truth of the matter is that it eventually will completely replace some. [...]
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