July 15, 2015

Online beauty and grooming subscription retailer Birchbox is the latest brand to dip into virtual reality.

March 31, 2015

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, established players such as IBM and Qualcomm and nimble startups including Imersivo and Compass.to showed off innovations in augmented reality, mobile payments, clienteling, and more, offering tools for employee empowerment, data-driven decision-making, true omnichanneling retailing, and beyond.

March 3, 2015

Ace Hardware is trying to make the bleary month of March as colorful as possible for consumers.

February 2, 2015

In another sign technology advancements are turning everyday life into the stuff of science fiction, Microsoft recently unveiled a new holographic computer system called HoloLens. Slated for official release this fall, HoloLens layers interactive 3-D holograms on top of the user’s physical surroundings, providing an “augmented reality” experience.

August 4, 2014

Ice cream retailer Dippin' Dots has launched a fully interactive mobile site that integrates augmented reality with a fan loyalty program known as the Dot Crazy Rewards Club.

July 22, 2014

Office Depot Inc. is partnering with pop-rock quintet R5 on the retailer’s back-to-school “Gotta Get INSPIR5D” campaign.

June 12, 2014

Lowe’s has launched Lowe’s Innovation Lab, with a goal of creating new technology to solve common consumer frustrations while working alongside start-ups, universities, specialized professionals and other companies. The first concept to come out of the lab is the Lowe's Holoroom, a home improvement simulator that applies 3D and augmented reality technologies to provide homeowners an intuitive, immersive experience in their dream rooms.

January 7, 2014

Facial visualization and imaging technology company ModiFace is introducing a 3-D Augmented Reality Makeup and Anti-Aging Mirror to help beauty brands and retailers market their products to consumers standing at cosmetic counters, as well as shopping at home.

July 11, 2012

Tommy Bahama has partnered with FiftyOne Global Ecommerce, a provider of global e-commerce services to U.S. retailers, to immediately expand the Tommy Bahama’s international reach by delivering goods to 100 countries around the globe.

April 26, 2012

Survey results released by WorkInRetail.com found that about one-third (32%) of retail hiring managers use social networking sites to research job candidates.

July 5, 2011

Next-generation digital signage that uses the latest in holographic imaging and audio-visual technology to create the illusion of a real person is making its U.S. debut at Duane Reade’s new flagship in downtown Manhattan.

May 13, 2011

Gap plans to open stores in Serbia and Ukraine later this year as its continues to expand its international operations.

March 18, 2011

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has pledged to donate 100% of its global online sales on March 18 to help the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

March 18, 2011

Starbucks, Lowe’s and Target are among the U.S. retail chains donating money to the relief effort that is assisting victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

March 17, 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle today Thursday that the firm is donating $1.25 million to the Japanese Red Cross to provide aid and relief following the Japan earthquake and Pacific Tsunami that have left a path of destruction in their wake.

December 28, 2010

Chain Store Age talked with Kenneth Trimber, president of Pittsburgh-based surface preparation and coatings consultant KTA-Tator Inc., about protective coatings and other measures that have become key to maintaining problem-free retail environments.

January 14, 2010

The nation’s retailers, fashion brands and restaurant chains are reaching out in response to the...