Articles by tag: Retail Technology

Touchless Instant Checkout Perfectly Aligns with Consumer Desires, Offering the Ultimate Convenience and Seamless Shopping Experience

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As retail evolves to meet modern consumer demands,  Melissa Gonzalez, host of Retail Refined takes a deep dive into the game-changing impact of touchless instant checkout on traditional brick-and-mortar stores. This insightful discussion sheds light on the intersection of consumer preferences and innovative retail technology.

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Reimagining Retail with IKEA Digital Transformation & New Store Formats

In the swiftly evolving retail industry, the conversation around digital transformation and retail technologies is more urgent than ever. Amid this tech-driven revolution, IKEA is pioneering a remarkable journey. The stakes are high, as IKEA aims to shift from being primarily a physical retailer to incorporating a substantial omni-channel presence. As of 2016 only […]

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2023 Retail Refined
The Future of Social Commerce and Content Creation Via AI

Social commerce may be a newish idea for U.S. retail brands, but it is a trendy marketing tool in China. How popular? Sales in China from social commerce platform purchases reached $363 billion in 2021. Compare that with the U.S., where social commerce sales were $36.6 billion in the same year. The trend is growing, […]

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Understanding Edge to Cloud in Retail and Trending Use Cases

The concept of edge to cloud is growing in importance within the retail landscape. Retailers are increasingly implementing edge-to-cloud solutions to positively impact their businesses. In the latest episode of “Intel To the Edge and Beyond,” host David Dobson, Intel’s Global Industry Director for Retail and Hospitality, visited the subject with VMWare’s Ryan Wehner, […]

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2022 Retail Refined
Why Retailers are Using Computer Vision to Help Customers Find the Perfect Shoe

Currently, the customer journey for shoe shopping is quite involved and tedious. Consumers shop for shoes, read reviews and shoe sizing graphs, maybe even go in store to try shoes on, and often buy multiple pairs in various sizes. Sometimes they even buy the same product in different sizes — only to ultimately return […]

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How Fast Fashion Can Fix Its Sustainability Reputation Through the Supply Chain

While at the world’s largest retail conference and expo, Retail Refined Host Melissa Gonzalez spoke with Chris Georgen, Founder and Chief Architect of Topl, a company that sits at the intersection of sustainability, deep-technology, and innovation. Topl, whose mission is to build trust between consumers and products, is set largely within an industry which […]

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Bringing the Edge to Retail: How AI-Powered Computing Redefines Brick & Mortar 

The retail industry’s technology adoption has been slow but steady. As data becomes more critical to the customer journey, the sector needs new ways to process and manage the data where it is, which could be hundreds or thousands of locations. Realizing this goal will depend upon edge computing, a powerful computational weight that […]

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Navigating Careers in HVAC: Jason Saunders’ Journey to the Top
February 27, 2024

On this episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton,” hosts Greg Crumpton and Gabrielle Bar explore the dynamic careers in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). They have a chat with Jason Saunders, the President of Indoor Environmental Services, about his extraordinary journey from a high school graduate to a top executive in the field. Saunders […]

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JUST THINKING…Talking CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT with Lesli Laughter
February 27, 2024

Innovative planning and continuous improvement in education stands at the forefront of school improvement, a strategic linchpin that propels institutions toward a future of achievement and excellence. At the heart of this transformation is adopting a continuous improvement mindset, where educators and administrators constantly seek better strategies and outcomes for their students. Just Thinking […]

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Lithium-Ion Breakthroughs Promise a Greener Road Ahead for EVs
February 26, 2024

In sustainable transportation, the conversation often pivots to the technology powering our journey toward a greener future. At the heart of this dialogue is the evolution of battery technology, particularly lithium-ion batteries, which have become a cornerstone for electric vehicles (EVs). Dr. Veronika Wright also known as Electrified Veronika™ offers a glimpse into the […]

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
February 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One […]

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Part One: Store As A Media: How Can Brands and Retailers Truly Engage Shoppers?
November 12, 2021

The role of the store is changing. For success, differentiation and emotional connection with consumers is crucial. In this episode of “To the Edge and Beyond,” host Maroun Ishac, Director of Business Development at Intel’s Internet of Things Group, talked with David Roth, CEO of The Store WPP and Chairman of the BAV Group, […]

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Experts Weigh In on Groceryshop 2021’s Most Important Trends
September 20, 2021

Groceryshop 2021 is expected to give all sides of the broader food & beverage industry a better understanding of how recent accelerations and disruptions have shaped food technologies. The exciting mix of professionals from pop-up shop innovators, to visual intelligence developers, to SaaS and delivery platforms will offer one of the first in-person blends of […]

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Cost-Effectively Deploying Edge Computing Technologies to Convenience Stores
July 1, 2021

When you think of the challenges that a convenience store owner or operator faces, bleeding-edge technology may not seem high on the priority list. Traditionally, the convenience store industry is conservative in its approach to early technology adoption due to slim margins and aggressive competition. But challenges during the coronavirus have brought technology, innovation, […]

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Why 5G Is the New Backbone of Retail
May 5, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   The retail industry’s reliance on technology is more apparent than ever. The way people shop, buy, […]

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Solving Retail Problems with Edge Solutions
April 8, 2021

Edge computing means various things to different industries. For Christie Rice, Director of Business Development for Retail at the Intel Internet of Things Group, and Richard Newman, CTO and Co-Founder at Reliant, edge computing is all about the retail experience. “For a lot of enterprises, particularly the ones that we focus on in retail […]

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The Driving Forces Behind the Retail Digital Transformation
March 23, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   What’s driving retail digital transformation post-pandemic? There are two main categories—customer interaction and transaction enablement, both […]

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A Case for Evolving the Digital Out-of-Home Experience
March 18, 2021

Digital out-of-home (DOOH) is a rather broad term – in fact, according to Intel IOT Business Development Director Maroun Ishac, it’s “really the millions of screens that you see outside of the home.” Alongside those millions of screens, which adorn everything from taxis and ridesharing vehicles to mall advertising, smart city infrastructure and airport signage, […]

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Creating a Seamless Customer Experience with Micro-fulfillment Centers
March 11, 2021

eCommerce has become a lifeline for so many and the primary way to shop for a variety of goods. The growth in this channel has transformed the technology of fulfillment, as well. According to Naren Kumar, the Retail Segment Manager at Intel’s Internet of Things Group, the number of people shopping for products online […]

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The Future of Retail, Gaming and Entertainment
January 14, 2021

When looking at the future of retail, gaming and entertainment, there is a significant opportunity for these industries to evolve, grow and leverage emerging technologies. On this episode of To the Edge and Beyond, Cheol Kim, General Manager of Intel IOT Retail, Gaming and Entertainment offers a look ahead. In the realm of retail, […]

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