Technology

Food & Beverage Japan Aims To Automate All Convenience Stores By 2025

The Japanese government is utilizing RFID technology to make fully autonomous stores possible, enabling convenience for shoppers as well as combatting Japan's worker shortage

Delivery & Logistics Op-Ed: The “Ins-and-Outs” Of The 5G Automated Experience

In an op-ed for PSFK, author Christopher Nurko explores the emerging drivers of value in retail, outlining how 5G technology can help retailers deliver excellent experiences at all stages along the path to purchase

Design Raspberry Pi Store Lets Shoppers Demo Its Latest Tech

Calling the space an "experimental store," the brand behind the pocket-sized computer is opening a hands-on physical location in its U.K. city of origin

Brand Activation & Immersion Parents Can Ask Alexa To Check Their Baby Apps And Devices

As one of the biggest baby gear retailers, Amazon is launching a Baby Skill Activity API, letting parents update baby apps and baby care devices to monitor feedings, changing times, weight and more through voice control

Loyalty & Membership Retail Trends Playbook Excerpt: Making The Case For A Data-First Retail Strategy

As detailed in PSFK & Microsoft's 2020 Retail Trends Playbook, these three key trends explain the benefits of investing in a data-rich infrastructure and how retailers can best implement it

Beauty Pinterest Enhances 'Shoppability' With Full Ecommerce Automation

Pinterest is moving to completely automate its ecommerce Shop the Look function, marshaling AI to scale across the billions of images it shows Pinners

Packaging & Product Engagement Clinique's First-Ever Popup Invites Visitors To Discover Products In VR

In its NYC temp store, the beauty brand is encouraging customers to discover and try out its Clinique iD product line by way of personalized virtual testing and experiences

Consumer Goods Consumers Can Check Their Purchase's Carbon Footprint On Their Phone

Startup Ecoingot's tech aims to help empower consumers to manage their own environmental impact, enabling transparency by putting product details like the greenhouse gas or carbon emission on a smartphone app

Health Aetna And Apple Partnership Offers Members Personalized Health Plans

The direct-to-member experience that merges activity-driven incentives with personalized recommendations will give a free Apple watch to Aetna members who sign up and achieve their goals

Home How Tech-Focused Retailers Like Sony Are Enabling Next-Gen Store Experiences

New York retailers are utilizing technology to empower sales associates and turn the store visit into a dynamic, personalized experience

Automotive Moby Psi Enables Off-Grid Retail With Staffless, Self-Driving Store Mobiles

Using technology to bridge classic convenience stores with modern buying behavior, Moby is taking the brick-and-mortar experience on the road and to remote locations

Fashion & Apparel PSFK Launches The Retail Trends Playbook 2020

In partnership with Microsoft, PSFK delivers best-in-class examples and strategies for executing intelligent retail with the aid of data-driven technologies

Retail Warby Parker Shoppers Can Try On Glasses In AR And Purchase Directly

Warby Parker’s innovative Virtual Try-On Tool lets glasses shoppers sample frames from the comfort of their phone, streamlining the in-app transaction by letting shoppers purchase immediately or add to a home trial kit

Fitness & Sport Panel Discussion: New Destinations For Airport Retail

Experts weigh in on how retailers are increasingly looking at airports as a place to engage consumers, creating experiences out of what was once idle downtime by catering to their in-moment needs with popups, services, app integrations and more