November 5, 2014

 

By Lyle Bunn

 

Increasingly, more and more stores are utilizing flat-panel screens for digital messaging and customer engagement. Such initiatives are being advanced by a wide range of departments, from marketing to technology.  And they are referred to by a variety of names, including digital place-based media, retail media, dynamic signage, location-based digital display and enterprise media (the term digital signage is a bit dated.)   

October 16, 2014

Mitsubishi Electric VRF zoning systems help transform vacant building into a LEED-certified office space.

October 15, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly piloting a service called InstaWatch that lets customers obtain digital access to movies they buy in stores or on the Wal-Mart site.

May 9, 2014

Buffalo Americas, a provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, is releasing the TeraStation 5200 Network Video Recorder (NVR) series with embedded support for Axis Camera Companion.

November 22, 2013

Verizon Wireless unveiled its new "destination store" format, in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The sleek, modern-looking 9,715-sq.-ft. store is designed to show customers how wireless technology fits into their mobile lifestyles.

November 7, 2013

Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early January 2014.

October 3, 2013

Signage continues to gain importance in overall branding efforts, as retailers seek to differentiate themselves with signs tailored to local markets and to create department ambiance. And increasingly, there is a lot more participation by marketing and advertising departments in developing signage programs.

“It is not just the construction or store planning departments anymore,” said Tony Camilletti, executive VP, D/Fab, Madison Heights, Mich.

March 11, 2013

Join Chain Store Age on Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. (Eastern) for a free Webinar, sponsored by Microsoft, on how to use digital signage solutions to improve customer engagement, improve brand awareness, target specific audiences, and quickly update messages — all while reducing costs and driving sales.

November 12, 2010

Chain Store Age's interview at NRF 2009

August 12, 2010

Blockbuster, which has been trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection amid tough competition from...

March 2, 2008

NEC Display Solutions, Itasca, Ill., offers two new-digital signage products: a pre-configured TileMatrix Video Wall...

January 31, 2008

I’m an avid user of Blockbuster’s DVD-by-mail rental program, Total Access. I chose this service...

October 25, 2007

Dallas, Blockbuster’s newly...

January 4, 2006

Las Vegas, Consumers...