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July 16, 2014

IBM and Apple have entered into a comprehensive partnership to spread advanced mobile and data analysis technology in the corporate world.

New York -- IBM and Apple have entered into a comprehensive partnership to spread advanced mobile and data analysis technology in the corporate world. The deal brings together two historic competitors.

July 15, 2014

Welcome to CSA First Look, a showcase for new stores and formats. This inaugural edition spotlights the first physical store of hot Internet start-up Birchbox, the 800,000 members and growing beauty subscription company.

Welcome to CSA First Look, a showcase for new stores and formats. This inaugural edition spotlights the first physical store of  hot Internet start-up Birchbox, the 800,000 members and growing beauty subscription company. Located in Manhattan's SoHo, the  duplex-styled, 4,500-sq.-ft. store combines the hottest new products with beauty services and weekly make-up classes. Similar to the Birchbox website, the store puts a big emphasis on expert advice and reader reviews, offered via the touchcreens and iPads located throughout the space.  

February 10, 2014

Looking ahead at a year that will most certainly see a continued evolution of what retail is and what it does, I am excited at the prospects of participating in, toying with and influencing that evolution.

By David Weinberger, CBX

November 4, 2013

Providing in-store customers with enhanced online “endless aisle” access to products can boost sales and customer service. But if the wait for endless aisle connectivity takes too long, its effectiveness is impacted.

July 12, 2013

Today and tomorrow, Best Buy is running a special promotion where consumers can bring in a working iPad 2 or third-generation iPad and receive a gift card worth $200 or more depending on model and condition of the iPad.

Minneapolis – Today and tomorrow, Best Buy is running a special promotion where consumers can bring in a working iPad 2 or third-generation iPad and receive a gift card worth $200 or more depending on model and condition of the iPad. As reported by All Things D, returns must be performed at a Best Buy store location and the gift card will be good for in-store or online Best Buy purchases.

May 23, 2013

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT?

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT? According to Michael Relich, executive VP and CIO of fashion retailer Guess?, a flexible approach that focuses more on solving business problems than on meeting technical specifications goes a long way toward getting the most business value from your IT investments.

November 30, 2012

By Jennifer Friedberg, Rosetta’s Consumer Products & Retail Vertical Leader

By Jennifer Friedberg, jennifer.friedberg@rosetta.com

This is the year that retailers stop being afraid of mobile technologies, and instead, are embracing them as a way to engage with, and to better serve, their customers.

October 24, 2012

Epson America, a supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions, announced that Groupon has selected Epson receipt printers for its recently launched Breadcrumb POS system, an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable solution that runs on iPads for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Long Beach, Calif. -- Epson America, a supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions, announced that Groupon has selected Epson receipt printers for its recently launched Breadcrumb POS system, an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable solution that runs on iPads for restaurants, bars and cafes. Epson’s most popular food service receipt printers, both the TM-U220 and the TM-T88V, will be available to businesses that order Breadcrumb.
 

January 5, 2012

Apparel retailer Guess has implemented the VeriFone GlobalBay iPad Retailing solution, from VeriFone Systems, in a dozen stores in the United States, taken the technology on the road to Asia, and plans to expand the deployment widely in 2012.

San Jose, Calif. -- Apparel retailer Guess has implemented the VeriFone GlobalBay iPad Retailing solution, from VeriFone Systems, in a dozen stores in the United States, taken the technology on the road to Asia, and plans to expand the deployment widely in 2012. The apparel retailer is using the VeriFone solution to enable consumer interaction with iPads mounted on rolling stands that serve as self-service kiosks to its online and in-store products to enhance the overall shopping experience and generate additional sales.

November 18, 2011

If retailers want to survive in the new economy and volatile marketplace, their focus needs to be on the customer and providing the best service and shopping experience possible. Increasingly, mobile strategies are helping them achieve this goal.

November 4, 2011

Online holiday shopping in November is expected to grow 12% to 15% versus the year-ago period, with mobile devices such as iPads and Android phones helping to drive spending, according to the IBM Coremetrics Benchmark analysis which gathers data directly from the websites of more than 500 leading U.S. retailers.

Armonk, N.Y. -- Online holiday shopping in November is expected to grow 12% to 15% versus the year-ago period, with mobile devices such as iPads and Android phones helping to drive spending, according to the IBM Coremetrics Benchmark analysis which gathers data directly from the websites of more than 500 leading U.S. retailers. The analysis also predicts that 15% of people in the United States who log onto a retailer’s website during November will do so through a mobile device.

October 10, 2011

Mobile phones drive digital traffic around the world, but tablets are gaining steam, according to a new report released by ComScore.

Reston, Va. -- Mobile phones drive digital traffic around the world, but tablets are gaining steam, according to a new report released by ComScore. The report, “Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices are Changing U.S. Digital Media Consumption Habits,” found that smartphones and tablets are driving nearly 7% of total U.S. digital traffic.

Key findings highlighted in the report include:

September 16, 2011

City Sports will open its 19th store, in Wellesley, Mass., during the last week of September.

Boston -- City Sports will open its 19th store, in Wellesley, Mass., during the last week of September. The location features a dramatic façade, with a wraparound steel awning and tall windows that showcase the interior design and product assortment. Inside, an interactive electronics room offers shoppers the use of in-store iPads to access information about products on the company's website as well as the ability to wear-test headphones

July 6, 2011

Tourneau opened a new concept store in Manhattan.

New York City -- Tourneau opened a new concept store in Manhattan. The 3,135-sq.-ft. space offers a dramatic departure from traditional jewelry and watch stores in that it does not have counters. Instead, it features a series of long tables in the main showroom that can be approached from all sides.

Tourneau employees, equipped with iPads in hand, unlock the cases when customers want to look at a watch.

The new store was created by San Francisco-based architecture firm Eight Inc., which has also worked on the Apple stores.
 

June 20, 2011

My husband loves Apple. In fact, I cannot remember one single trip to Mall of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) that hasn’t included a stop-in at the Apple store.

My husband loves Apple. In fact, I cannot remember one single trip to Mall of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) that hasn’t included a stop-in at the Apple store. There, he plays with the gadgets -- iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, iMacs, iPods -- and wanders the store, as content to browse the high-tech aisles as I am to shop the designer shoe department at Dillard’s.

June 8, 2011

Fast-casual restaurant operator Au Bon Pain is launching a major remodeling program that will transform all of its 318 cafes.

New York City -- Fast-casual restaurant operator Au Bon Pain is launching a major remodeling program that will transform all of its 318 cafes. The Boston-based chain also is testing iPads as an order-taking device in select stores.

Under this initiative, the company has already remodeled a majority of its cafes in the greater New York City area, one of the company's largest markets.

April 21, 2011

Apple reported a record second-quarter net profit of $5.99 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share, and revenue of $24.67 billion, thanks to strong sales in Macs, iPhones and iPads.

Cupertino, Calif. -- Apple reported a record second-quarter net profit of  $5.99 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share, and revenue of $24.67 billion, thanks to strong sales in Macs, iPhones and iPads. These results compare with net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, or $3.33 per diluted share, and revenue of $13.5 billion, in the year-ago quarter. International sales also helped boost profits, as they accounted for 59% of the quarter’s revenue, the company reported.

February 16, 2011

The founders of BJ’s Restaurants plan launch a new fast-casual concept this spring that will allow customers to order and customize their meals from tabletop iPads, USA Today reported.

New York City -- The founders of BJ’s Restaurants plan launch a new fast-casual concept this spring that will allow customers to order and customize their meals from tabletop iPads, USA Today reported.

December 28, 2010

Smart phone Mobile Apps! Just like the accessibility of airplane travel for the masses revolutionalized the travel industry, smart phones will revolutionalize the retail industry.

Smart phone Mobile Apps! Just like the accessibility of airplane travel for the masses revolutionalized the travel industry, smart phones will revolutionalize the retail industry. Although I may use hyberbole on occasion (but only to make a point), this is not one of those times. They will truly change the industry as we know it. 2011 will be the tipping point — the point where the line on the penetration chart crosses over. More than 50% of cell phones in the United States will be smart phones versus functional phones, according to Nielsen.

December 14, 2010

The conference will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center, in New York City, Jan. 9-12, 2011.

Expectations are high for the upcoming 100th annual NRF Convention & EXPO, produced by The National Retail Federation, Washington, D.C. Among the expected hot topics at this year’s event: mobile retailing, social networking, and sustainability.

December 1, 2010

We are really the United States of Consumerism and it was on rampant display from last Wednesday through Cyber Monday.

By Cynthia Cohen, twitter.com/StrategyDiva

September 10, 2010

With shrinking ad budgets, and decreasing foot traffic in retail stores, it is an ever increasing challenge for retailers to get shoppers to shop -- even during traditional times of necessity such as “back to school.”

By Jill Puleri, JPuleri@us.ibm.com

August 31, 2010

Gift cards are a perennial favorite during the holidays, with the months of November...

May 4, 2010

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Apple iPad since it hit the market last month, and many predict it could have a significant impact on the way people shop in the future.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Apple iPad since it hit the market last month, and many predict it could have a significant impact on the way people shop in the future. Chain Store Age spoke with David Fry, founder of e-commerce solution provider Fry Inc., about the probable impact of the iPad and what it could mean for the retail industry.

What has the consumer response been so far with the iPad?