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Automotive Coachella Guests Can Ship Their Festival Gear To A Local Amazon Locker

Highlighting the agility of its business and flexibility of its delivery options, the e-tailer will set up an array of its pickup lockers on the festival grounds to meet attendees' in-moment needs

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

Delivery & Logistics Future Amazon Customers Can Retrieve Their Packages From Public Buses

In an effort to help bolster public transit in an era of ridesharing as well as increase its last-mile delivery options, Amazon acquired a patent to use public buses as mobile delivery pick-up points

Consumer Goods Why Digital-Native Retailers Like Allbirds Are Going Direct-To-Mortar

Digital-first retailers in NYC are increasingly experimenting with brick-and-mortar, testing changing consumer dynamics and giving shoppers a physical way to engage with their brand

Children Amazon Alexa Lets Listeners Dictate Their Own Adventure

In collaboration with its popular audiobook division ‘Audible,’ Amazon is releasing interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories on Alexa-enabled devices

Merchandising & Curation 1-800-Flowers Shoppers Can Talk Or Chat To Order This Valentine's Day

A partnership debuting this holiday between the flower delivery service and various voice assistants allows customers to place their orders through the language of love using talk or text

Health Walgreens And Microsoft Offer Customers More Convenient, Affordable Pharmacy Care

The two major player are combining their strengths to enable healthcare technology and retail innovations designed to improve the future of health care, marshaling Microsoft’s cloud and AI platform alongside Walgreens' customer reach, store locations and outpatient services to make care more accessible and affordable than ever

Food & Beverage Sparkling Ice Fans Can Access Customized Drink Recipes Through Voice Activation

As part of its packaging and ingredient revamp, Sparkling Ice launched voice apps for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, offering cocktail and mocktail recipes for customers

Entertainment The New York Times Hopes Alexa Skills Will Win Subscribers

The publication continues to digitize its content, linking up with Amazon's voice AI to enable a daily news briefing, weekly quiz and more for Alexa-enabled devices

Loyalty & Membership Drivers Can Interact With Amazon Alexa Via Echo Auto

Drivers can now access the AI assistant from their car with new features like safety assistance that showcase how voice can enhance the driving experience

Advertising Amazon Shoppers Can Receive Free Samples Based On Their Data

Amazon is testing a program that lets its various featured brands like Maybelline or Folgers pay the etailer to send product samples to its consumers in accordance with the data Amazon collects regarding their preferences

Cafe & Restaurant NYRIW Preview: How Home Cooking Trends Will Change Grocery & Restaurant Businesses

Ahead of hosting a site visit during New York Retail Innovation Week, where Morgenstern ambassadors will discuss the brand's unique approach to retail and customer experience, chef Nicholas Morgenstern chats with PSFK about evolving preferences in the ways consumers buy, cook and consume food

Home Amazon's AR Showroom Lets Customers Furnish And Shop Their Virtual Home

The company's latest online home shopping feature allows customers to virtually decorate their own space, then directly shop the look, aiming to compete similar AR capabilities from Walmart and Target

Fashion & Apparel NYRIW Preview: Storefront CEO On How To Use Pop-Ups To Test New Markets & Geographies

Ahead of a panel on Rethinking Retail Real Estate, the retail startup's CEO, Mohamed Haouache, lends his insights on enabling short-term retail for brands like Hermes, Google, L'Oreal and more, as well as on China's fast-growing place in the future of retail (physical and otherwise)