smart devices

Consumer Goods Walmart Taps Google Voice Tech To Let Customers Order Groceries On Command

Walmart Voice Order works across Google Assistant-powered platforms, including smart speakers and displays, and is set to take on Amazon's grocery services

Analysis How High-Tech Brands Like Xiaomi Are Making London A Digital Retail Hub

From PSFKs 2019 London Retail Innovation Guide, these four stores and activations are must-sees for tech-loving tourists and Londoners alike

Food & Beverage Supermarket Designs Shoppers Custom Store Routes To Best Prices

Schnucks Markets is upgrading the grocery shopping experience with an app that will design a shopping itinerary using customers' lists, automatically applying coupons for the lowest prices

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel South African Airliner Personalizes Passengers' Flight With Mobile Booking, Flight Updates, Social Sharing And More

Kulula launched an app that aims to consolidate and customize the flying experience, allowing customers to book flights, choose seats, rent cars, share trip details on Facebook and much more

Delivery & Logistics Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Court Lets Fans Order Beer Through iMessage

The Cleveland Cavaliers partnered with food provider Aramark to allow fans to order and pay for their drinks via Apple Business Chat and Apple Pay

Entertainment Google Launches Stadia, "Game Platform For Everyone"

Google is aiming to disrupt the world of gaming with its own platform that allows anyone to engage in high-end video games without pricey consoles, letting them play from their own devices

Automotive How Brands Like GM Turn The Car Into A Mobile Commerce Hub

From Volkswagon to Honda, leading automotive retailers are integrating cars with ecommerce and digital entertainment capabilities to make the driving experience the highlight of the journey

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket JD.com Debuts AI-Enabled, Cardless Checkout For Circle K Shoppers

The online retailer partnered with Fung Retailing Group to launch an AI-powered contactless checkout capability for retail stores, using image recognition tech to help Hong Kong shoppers scan and pay faster

Fashion & Apparel Fitbit Partners With Adidas And Blue Apron To Reward Premium Customers

The fitness tracker brand is diversifying its partnerships to enhance how it rewards consumer activity, slated to launch a premium paid program later this year

Packaging & Product Engagement Sam's Club Enhances Mobile Checkout With Computer Vision Feature

The big box retailer hopes to further streamline the shopping experience by offering customers mobile checkout that uses machine learning to identify items, eliminating barcode scanning altogether

Design Delivery Company Lets Customers Personalize Packages With AR Messages

Hermes is a Europe-based package co that aims to streamline and personalize the parcel sending and receiving experience with dynamic measuring and messaging

Loyalty & Membership Amazon Provides Online Marketers With Customer Rewards Feature

Amazon Moments is a cross-platform marketing tool that lets the e-tailer's vendors deliver physical and digital items to customers as well as drive engagement with a tailored rewards program

Brand Activation & Immersion Samsung Targets Major U.S. Cities With Experiential Store Openings

In the hopes of reviving its brand, Samsung is offering customers in L.A., NYC and Houston its own first-ever physical space to test out products, address repairs and receive one-on-one assistance IRL

Retail Kroger Debuts Own Mobile Payment System For Loyalty Shoppers

An app-integrated payment system from the supermarket chain aims to make checkout easier than ever while also linking to customers' rewards accounts