29 Mar 2016

3 Reasons Why Less is More in Modern Retail

3 Reasons Why Less is More in Modern Retail

In the past, retail has been known for its sheer size both in square footage and inventory, but with digital channels growing in influence and capability, are giant brick & mortar stores with hundreds of products really necessary? The technology available to us today says no. As brick & mortar stores are evolving, retailers need […]

23 Mar 2016

How to Provide Personalization in the “Creep Factor” Era

How to Provide Personalization in the “Creep Factor” Era

Generally, data gathering is not a big issue for most consumers. We usually know it’s happening and 75% of us are perfectly fine with it as long as see a valuable return in exchange. In a recent Accenture survey, they found that 3 in 4 online shoppers prefer retailers that use personal information to improve […]

11 Mar 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Argos UK

Connected Store Spotlight: Argos UK

In 2013, Argos announced the opening of its first small-format digital concept store. For its time, this was a momentous step forward for the brand and the technology has only gotten better. The company has since opened seven additional concept stores across Britain with about 200 more reportedly planned for the coming years. As one […]

3 Mar 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Sephora Flash

Connected Store Spotlight: Sephora Flash

In October 2015, Sephora opened its first connected “Flash” store in Paris. The 1,000-square foot digitally-enhanced beauty shop maintains the same “candy store-like” theme the company is known for, now with a digital layer that powers the entire customer experience. The first thing shoppers will notice is a tiny robot at the front of the […]

1 Mar 2016

Why Are Retailers Looking For a Band-Aid When They Need A Heart Transplant?

Why Are Retailers Looking For a Band-Aid When They Need A Heart Transplant?

As retailers struggle to keep up with the constantly changing technology landscape, the digital revolution is the reason why Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme says just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 fallen from that list since the year 2000. They are losing out to companies who are thinking deeply and acting quickly […]