Free Subscription

  • Access 15 free news articles each month

Professional

Try one month for $4
  • Unlimited access to news,insights and opinions
  • Quarterly and weekly magazines
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Quarterly webinars with industry experts
  • Q&A with retail leaders
  • Career advice
  • 10% discount on events
×

Store tech

Store tech Archives

5 cool new global stores to check out

Lockdowns haven’t prevented some retailers from innovating with both new physical store openings and digital concepts.

Sometimes only a physical keypad will do

Physical keys are more intuitive, providing tactile feedback when the button is pressed
Robot Robovie.

Video: Japanese store employs robot Robovie to enforce mask-wearing

Robovie, developed by Kyoto-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, reminds shoppers to wear...

How to predict unpredictable demand: forecasting in times of crisis

Retailers today need to plan demand for an unpredictable future, and all they have to work with are months of biased or ...

Alibaba shoppers shatter Singles Day record already, spending $56 billion

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said orders made during its Singles' Day mega-shopping festival had exceeded $56 ...

L’Oreal turns to Google as coronavirus spurs virtual make-up shift

Shoppers searching Google for cosmetics will be able to try them on virtually thanks to a deal with L'Oreal.
Woolworths Carrum Downs_Estore

What Walmart’s e-commerce labs tell us about the future of retail

Retailers around the world are powering forward with innovative digital concepts to improve the customer experience.

Japan’s Zozo reveals next-gen body-measuring suit for digital shoppers

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc says the successor to its "Zozosuit" body-measuring suit has solved the flaws...

The clever tech behind Sass & Bide’s new showstopping window display

Why the designer fashion label is investing in its stores, while others are cutting costs.

Vingroup app to digitise 300,000 mom-and-pop shops in Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup has launched a B2B app called VinShop, connecting traditional mom-and-pop type retail b...