05/13/2016 - 9:36am

Virtual reality (VR) has been gaining traction in retail recently, with major retailers turning to the bleeding-edge technology as a customer engagement tool. 

05/06/2016 - 10:56am

Everyone is talking about the huge impact millennials are having on retail.

04/22/2016 - 9:46am

While there has been a lot of talk about IoT’s status as a game-changer for retail, there has been less discussion on exactly how it will drive industry transformation.

04/08/2016 - 11:33am

By now, everyone has heard the adage “the store is the center of omnichannel” and seen the statistics showing that physical stores account for about 90% of retail sales. So clearly brick-and-mortar stores are as relevant as ever.

03/31/2016 - 9:55am

Online delivery is a retail technology niche undergoing active evolution. Consumers are expecting a wider range of goods available in a shorter period of time than ever before. Here are three ways providers are responding:

03/16/2016 - 10:44am

Technology-themed sessions were in abundance at Chain Store Age’s 52nd annual SPECS conference, which was held March 13-15 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

03/11/2016 - 3:43pm

Chain Store Age’s 52nd annual SPECS conference starts March 13 at Hotel Anatole in Dallas. Although the conference focuses on store planning/design, equipment, construction and facility services, it offers several sessions that are of great potential interest to retail IT professionals. Here is a brief overview of five technology-themed SPECS conferences.

02/26/2016 - 11:01am

Although mobile payment is still very much an emerging technology, the next stage of its evolution is occurring.

02/22/2016 - 1:47pm

Here are a few strategies that may prove useful to help consumers discover new products in 2016 and beyond.