03/14/2016 - 11:48am

The technology department at Nordstrom continues getting smaller.

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.

03/10/2016 - 11:16am

Chain Store Age recently spoke with Daphne Carmeli, CEO of Deliv, to get her perspective on what’s going on in the rapidly growing online delivery space.

03/09/2016 - 10:58am

Omnichannel retailing — or as it is increasingly known, “retailing” — is complex and can increase costs for retailers.

03/08/2016 - 1:12pm

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants is employing a high-tech solution to help it expand throughout the United States.

03/07/2016 - 4:23pm

Specialty outdoor retailer The North Face is reportedly taking a desktop-based interactive online shopping experience it launched in December to a new platform. According to VentureBeat, The North Face is launching a mobile app that will let consumers find products using natural conversation to conduct searches and receive personalized recommendations. The app is scheduled to launch in April 2016. As reported by Chain Store Age, The North Face initially began letting desktop customers use natural language to search for items using the IBM Watson artificial intelligence platform and Fluid XPS intuitive recommendation engine in December 2015. [VentureBeat]

03/07/2016 - 1:46pm

Specialty storage retailer The Container Store not only helps customers organize their lives on the front end, but is also getting more organized on the back end.

03/04/2016 - 3:10pm

Direct store delivery (DSD), which involves shipping products directly to stores from suppliers and bypassing the retailer’s warehouse or fulfillment center, is not a new idea.

03/03/2016 - 11:48am

One of the nation’s most successful upscale shopping centers has launched an app to make shopping easier and more personalized.