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Place your burger order with nothing but a smile at a facial-recognition kiosk

Place your burger order with nothing but a smile at a facial-recognition kiosk | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
A burger chain is testing a kiosk that recognizes your face and recalls your previous orders in a bid to make fast food even faster.
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Walmart and Jet are joining forces with BuzzFeed in their quest for millennial shoppers

Walmart and Jet are joining forces with BuzzFeed in their quest for millennial shoppers | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
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Retail's future: This is how Walmart sees it

Retail's future: This is how Walmart sees it | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
The retailer has embraced change in a way that many companies across multiple industries have failed to.
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Pringles Debuts New Thanksgiving Day Flavors Just in Time For The Holidays

Pringles Debuts New Thanksgiving Day Flavors Just in Time For The Holidays | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Pringles announced eight different Thanksgiving-themed chip flavors, including turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, mac and cheese, creamed corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
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Boxed shows off the automated tech it uses to ship toilet paper and more

Boxed shows off the automated tech it uses to ship toilet paper and more | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Boxed offers the online equivalent of the bulk shopping offered at stores like Costco. But big discounts aren't the only thing the company's focused on. Boxed..
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Amazon, Fexy Media Partner for Shoppable Digital Recipes | Progressive Grocer

Amazon, Fexy Media Partner for Shoppable Digital Recipes | Progressive Grocer | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
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In-Store Signage Gets Sophisticated | Progressive Grocer

In-Store Signage Gets Sophisticated | Progressive Grocer | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
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The Store Needs A Data-Driven Facelift - Retail TouchPoints

The Store Needs A Data-Driven Facelift - Retail TouchPoints | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
As e-Commerce shopping increases every year, all omnichannel retailers must assess the role of the store in their future strategies. But not ever
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How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order?

How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order? | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
It once took online grocer Ocado two hours to put together a box of 50 food items. Now machines can do it in five minutes.
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Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores

Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
The company says it wants robots to carry out tasks that are "repeatable, predictable, and manual"
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Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join

Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Voice-shopping partnerships to combat Alexa are just the beginning.
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Walmart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup

Walmart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Seeking an edge against Amazon, the retail giant is pushing a service that delivers your order to your car. Customers never have to step inside the store.
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Ikea has bought TaskRabbit

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace.
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Shopping in stores is a misery. Can wine, yoga and ‘storytelling’ make it fun again?

Shopping in stores is a misery. Can wine, yoga and ‘storytelling’ make it fun again? | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Facing the retail apocalypse, stores are trying new things to woo customers.
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Furious shoppers say Whole Foods' produce has turned 'depressing,' 'barren,' and 'bone-dry' — and they blame Amazon

Furious shoppers say Whole Foods' produce has turned 'depressing,' 'barren,' and 'bone-dry' — and they blame Amazon | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
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Campbell Is Testing Online Soup Delivery

Campbell Is Testing Online Soup Delivery | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Campbell Soup Co. is testing an online service that will deliver soups to customers’ doors, part of an effort by the 148-year-old food giant to shake off a sales slump and update its business model.
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Postmates Adds Grocery Delivery, Undercutting Amazon on Price

Postmates Adds Grocery Delivery, Undercutting Amazon on Price | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Meal-delivery startup will deliver fresh produce for $4, a significant discount to Amazon and Instacart.
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Target unveils next-gen retail store in Richmond

Target unveils next-gen retail store in Richmond | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Target has unveiled its first "next generation" store in the Houston area, part of a multibillion-dollar effort to reimagine more than 1,000 stores nationwide to compete with e-commerce giants. The 124,000-square-foot store, which opened earlier this week at Aliana market center in Richmond, has two distinct entrances and aims to appeal to consumers on both ends of the shopping spectrum. Busy families seeking convenience can enter the "ease" side of the store, which offers a supermarket-style experience. Customers can pick up online orders, both in store and curbside, and buy grab-and-go items like groceries, wine, last-minute gifts, cleaning supplies and prepared meals.
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Amazon is buying up old shopping malls

Amazon is buying up old shopping malls | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Amazon is buying up old shopping malls to expand the reach of their fulfillment centers.
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Doctors will examine club card data in a bid to tackle cholesterol

Doctors will examine club card data in a bid to tackle cholesterol | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
CLUBCARD data can be made available to GP's as a way of getting Tesco customers to ditch junk food. The pilot scheme hope to target high cholesterol customers who will then be advised by practice nurses on how to avoid artery-clogging food.
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Scripps Network Targets Hungry Millennials with Multiplatform Genius Kitchen

Scripps Network Targets Hungry Millennials with Multiplatform Genius Kitchen | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
Scripps Networks shows off its curation chops with the launch of its new multiplatform channel, Genius Kitchen. This venture is a collection of personality-driven cooking shows, with a touch of viewer interaction thrown in for good measure. Wrapped around a weekly pop-culture take on food news, hosted by the bubbly duo of Akilah Hughes and Mike Lockyer,…
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Amazon has slashed seller fees to try to improve its grocery selection online

Amazon has slashed seller fees to try to improve its grocery selection online | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
The economics of selling low-priced packaged goods online are tough.
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Wal-Mart saved $27 million by changing its plastic bags and shortening its receipts

Wal-Mart saved $27 million by changing its plastic bags and shortening its receipts | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
A decision to shorten Wal-Mart's receipts saved the discount retailer $7 million.
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Walmart has acquired the logistics startup Parcel to help launch same-day delivery in New York City

Walmart has acquired the logistics startup Parcel to help launch same-day delivery in New York City | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
The deal was small but key to Walmart’s new express delivery service.
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Visualize it: Augmented Reality and the Future of Food

Visualize it: Augmented Reality and the Future of Food | Customer insight, retail, technology and other randomness | Scoop.it
All around us, augmented reality technology is beginning to give us more information about our immediate environment than can be seen with the naked eye. There are (AR) apps for overlaying where nearby WiFi signals are centered, and apps that help surface unseen nearby locations and attractions to visit. Now, food production is set for…
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