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Ossia and Displaydata Partner to Develop Electronic Shelf Labels with Real Wireless Power

Posted by Paul Milner on Aug 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Ossia, an award-winning wireless power innovator, and Displaydata, the leading electronic shelf label (ESL) provider, are partnering to create ESLs that integrate Cota® Real Wireless Power technology into Displaydata’s advanced display solutions.

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Topics: wireless power, ESL, electronic shelf label, OTA, over the air

The Missing Piece to the Food Waste Solution: Consumers’ Preference for More In-store Technology Could Help Grocers Get Up to Speed on Tracking, Reporting and Reducing Waste

Posted by Paul Milner on Jul 19, 2018 9:26:31 AM

As humans, we are dependent on food. There’s not much we’d be able to accomplish without the energy source provided by the assortment of carbohydrates, proteins and fats we consume on a daily basis. This necessity seems to echo in a prevalence of food everywhere we go, from the restaurants we visit to our workplaces, schools and homes, but the heaviest volume of food in our cities is typically found at the grocery stores we shop at. While these hubs are prime places to stock up on food, they are also top contributors to the worldwide problem of food waste.

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Topics: food waste, ESL, electronic shelf label, supermarkets, in-store technologies, in-store efficiencies

Displaydata Partners with E Ink at SID Display Week 2018 to showcase the world’s leading fully graphic Electronic Shelf Labels

Posted by Paul Milner on Jun 18, 2018 5:30:50 PM

Display Week 2018, hosted by SID and held in the bustling city of Los Angeles, recently wrapped up its annual international event – and it did not disappoint.

In Display Week’s words, “Display Week provides an unparalleled marketing opportunity to get before more than 7,000 electronic display design, development and engineering purchase decision-makers.” In short, this premier international event is where the electronic display industry meets to see the latest developments and network with the world’s leading display technology companies.

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Let’s get phygital … our new report with Planet Retail RNG on the connected store

Posted by Paul Milner on Jun 11, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Yes I know, ‘phygital’ (retail) maybe just a buzzword that’s being trotted out again, but it’s having a renaissance; because the widely anticipated, and seamless merging together of physical and digital retail to better serve the customer, has a way to go. What’s more, I see an inequality in this confluence.

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Topics: phygital, connected store, retail research, agile pricing, ESL, electronic shelf labels

Keeping Your Stores in Rhythm with Brand Uptime

Posted by Paul Milner on Apr 9, 2018 10:54:22 AM

You only have one chance to make a first impression – the phrase is true for personal interactions, of course, but also for the relationship between you and your consumers. In an omni-channel retail environment, it is important to strategically consider every aspect of the buyer journey, creating a shopping experience that is consistent (and enjoyable!) across every channel. You want to get it right the first time.

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Topics: brand uptime, bricks and mortar, brick and mortar, in-store strategy

Kaufland Group: How one of Europe’s Largest Grocers Cuts Waste and Boosts Margins

Posted by Paul Milner on Mar 12, 2018 2:38:03 PM

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Topics: Kaufland, ESL, electronic shelf label

More engagement, more efficiency, more revenue: A product update

Posted by Paul Milner on Feb 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the reasons online sales continue to grow is that the shopping experience is becoming ever quicker and easier. What’s more, prices and promos can be changed at a click to capitalise on sales trends. And new ways are emerging for retailers to use the data they hold on shoppers to better target them with promotions and rewards – rewards which, by being more personalised, are more successful.

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Topics: aisle411, augmented reality

A Tale of Two Retail Dynasties: The eCommerce and In-Store Realms Merge to Create the Digital Store of the Future

Posted by Paul Milner on Jan 23, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Throughout history we’ve seen plenty of blockbuster rivalries in business that have changed the course of various industries. Over the past decade, the clash of the eCommerce and brick & mortar “dynasties” to gain consumer interest has certainly been one for the record books. However, while some rivalries may never be settled, we’re beginning to see eCommerce and physical stores come together for the sake of their common interest: customer engagement. While newly crowned “digital stores” are testing and implementing different types of technologies in the store, their overarching goal is the same: to revolutionize the in-store experience through digital means.

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Topics: retail, ecommerce, bricks and mortar, brick and mortar, in-store experience, store experience

Nimble Retail First? Four tech vendors to check out at NRF 2018

Posted by Paul Milner on Jan 12, 2018 7:09:00 AM

Four tech vendors to check out at NRF 2018

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Take a bigger bite from the Big Apple at NRF 2018

Posted by Paul Milner on Jan 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

NRF’s Big Show is galloping towards us. It’s an ideal post-holidays chance to catch up with customers, learn from peers and take a look at the latest retail tech innovations.

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Topics: top nrf recommendations