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Kroger's in-store app aims to simplify healthy food shopping

Brief: The Kroger Co. launched OptUP, a data-driven app designed to help shoppers make more informed, healthier purchase decisions about food. The new app is part of the grocery giant's recently launched "Wellness Your Way" initiative around providing customers more information about nutrition, medication and lifestyle, according to a...


Shopping for a Home With FaceTime

Zack and Kelly Fountas bought a one-bedroom apartment in White Plains, N.Y., without ever setting foot in the building; they were living in Chicago at ......


Why micro-shopping trips can be lucrative for grocers

Shoppers who place online orders for in-store pickup can actually be good candidates for impulse purchases during the five-minute store visit, or micro-shopping trip, Bryan Pearson writes. "As good as delivery is getting -- one-day delivery, sometimes one-hour delivery -- that still can't compete with the one-second immediacy of being...


California malls are sharing license plate tracking data with ICE

A chain of California shopping centers is sharing its license plate reader data with a well-known U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contractor, giving that agency the ability to track license plate numbers it captures in near real-time. A report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed that real estate group Irvine...


Facebook Leveraging Facial Recognition for Ads, Shopping Push

is getting closer to a much more literal version of itself, as users’ faces, not just photos, are leading the platform’s next wave of technology. While the social media network is once again starting to push facial recognition as a user safeguard in the European Union, sparking yet another round of...


Nordstrom tests new in-store experience in bid to become ‘best fashion retailer in a digital world’

How customers shop at Nordstrom may be due for a dramatic change in the next few years. At its “Investor Day” gathering in Los Angeles Nordstrom showed off its futuristic vision of the shopping experience as part of a greater plan to establish itself as the “best fashion retailer in a...


Fashion Flirts With Hotels to Bring Chinese Travelers New Shopping Experiences

Chinese consumers are traveling further and in greater numbers than ever before, and, for many of them, shopping is a major part of the experience. Many luxury retailers are upping their efforts to reach this lucrative market. For some, this means exploring new points of sale in a space of...


The future of shopping is trying things on in augmented reality

Ordering something online is quicker and sometimes cheaper than going to a store, but it still requires a certain leap of faith because you can’t try things on, or look at them in real life. Today (July 10th), Facebook added another nail to the coffin of brick-and-mortar shopping when it...


Snapchat and Amazon will team up on in-app shopping, report says

When you think of Snapchat, you probably think of faceswaps and dancing hot dogs. But you might soon have a new reason to think of the messaging app: Shopping. Code unearthed by a developer strongly suggests that Snapchat is readying a new feature that will let users shop on Amazon by...


Social commerce on the rise as more brands adopt shoppable content

Dive Brief: About 66% of 424 brands analyzed by research firm Gartner have adopted social commerce features within the last year, as brands focus on using social media to create awareness, drive transactions and provide customer service, according to the GartnerL2 report "Social Platforms and Influencers 2018." As social networks have started...


Walmart tests cashier-less shopping options

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Walmart continues to pursue its own versions of cashier-less checkout, including a pilot program in 350 stores called "Check Out With Me" that is expected to expand. The program allows associates with handheld devices to ring up customers' purchases then email them a receipt....


Amazon is charging more for sellers to promote big discounts on Prime Day

Amazon is improving Prime Day's shopping experience by charging the sellers more....


Malls tap fitness centers to attract shoppers

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Here's a look at how you'll shop in the year 2030 – or sooner

A rendering of Area 15 in Las Vegas. The project is expected to offer a mix of edgy, digital art exhibits, amusement ventures including escape rooms and virtual reality, a brewery, restaurants, bars and retail spots. It’s slated to open in 2019. (Courtesy photo) Customers in November 2017 arrive at Eataly,...


Fans of ModCloth and Bonobos were aghast when Walmart bought the brands. But they're still ...

When Walmart and its subsidiary, Jet.com, unexpectedly bought the popular fashion brands ModCloth and Bonobos just a few months apart last year, the brands’ passionately devoted fans collectively gasped. Their beloved, quirky online shops—whose carefully cultivated aesthetics were more cool boutique than big-box store—had been gobbled up by a middle-American...


The transformation of Indian shopping festivals

New Delhi: Indian consumers have evolved in making their purchases through different channels. And keeping pace with their demands, retailers, e-commerce players and shopping malls too have rationalized their strategies in devising a sale event. Brick and mortar stores which used to host seasonal sale or clearance sales for a period...


Need a shopping break? Las Vegas mall has a place to nap

We've all been there—you're stranded at the mall with a friend or family member, your feet are tired and your body hurts. If only you had somewhere to ......


Smart In-store Wi-Fi Keeps People Shopping

Cisco Blog > Partner Whether visiting a mom n’ pop shop on Main Street or a luxury store on Fifth Avenue—customers will come in asking for relevant, personalized experiences. Customers expect retailers to engage them in a highly tailored and consistent manner across both physical and digital channels. That’s where in-store...


Are you a serial returner when it comes to shopping?

Here's a look at how shops feel the impact from all the items we're taking back. So, you think you’ve found the perfect outfit, only to find that in the size you picked, you can hardly pull the material over your limbs – or, equally annoyingly, it completely swamps your frame. If...


Shopping under the influence of testosterone

A recent study from Nature Communications, found that men who were given a dose of testosterone were more likely to buy luxury brand items. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Dion Rabouin, and Jared Blikre discuss....