4 Ways Retailers Are Embracing New In-Store Tech

4 Ways Retailers Are Embracing New In-Store Tech

With the start of a new year, retailers are abuzz following industry conventions such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. Replacing the somber mood surrounding brick-and-mortar in 2017, so far this year, the industry is focused on creating future-proof in-store experiences, buoyed by a healthy holiday season.

Boosting Customer Experience with Kroger’s Smart Shelves

Boosting Customer Experience with Kroger’s Smart Shelves

For nearly a decade, Mission Data has been an ongoing research and development partner of the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest grocer with $108 billion in sales. The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant employs more than 431,000 associates who serve customers in 2,778 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 35 states.

Stayin’ Alive: 5 Retail Survival Strategies for Holiday 2017

Stayin’ Alive: 5 Retail Survival Strategies for Holiday 2017

Recent headlines are casting an apocalyptic scene for brick-and-mortar retail. Empty storefronts, vacant big-box lots, and bankrupt brands are on the rise, while unemployment drops and consumer confidence is high—signaling a sea change in consumer preferences. While the dynamics of the industry are shifting dramatically, physical retail is not going away anytime soon as it still accounts for 90% of total retail sales. As retailers head into the busiest time of the year, how can they grapple with the rising tide of challenges?

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Means for the Rest of the Grocery Industry

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Means for the Rest of the Grocery Industry

Amazon’s recent announcement that it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion sent shockwaves throughout the retail world, and the news is being discussed from just about every possible angle. While some pundits are crying doom and gloom, this is a pivotal moment for grocery retail, and there are practical, strategic steps that stores can make to keep up with the digitization of the industry.

5 Technologies Disrupting Grocery Stores

5 Technologies Disrupting Grocery Stores

Grocery shopping—unless you’re one of those ‘extreme couponers,’ is probably not very high on your list of favorite activities. However, food is without a doubt an essential need, and food shopping is a priority for most of us. The $650 billion U.S. grocery industry is extremely competitive, and food retailers are constantly innovating with technology to keep up with new waves of trends threatening their survival.