Smart Retail News

Honeywell and Microsoft on retail journey

Honeywell, Tractor Supply, Microsoft and BarTender took visitors to this week’s NRF Big Show in New York on a first-hand journey through tech-enabled retail settings. Honeywell presented its latest [...]

Google pushes AI for retail at NRF

At this week’s NRF Big Show in New York, Google Cloud introduced four AI technologies to help retailers transform their in-store shelf checking processes and enhance their ecommerce sites. [...]

Checkpoint manages inventory at NRF Big Show

RFID technology firm Checkpoint Systems launched its ItemOptix for Retail inventory management software at this week’s NRF Big Show in New York. Based on market research, New Jersey-based Checkpoint [...]

Sony demonstrates AI sensing platform at NRF

Sony Semiconductor unveiled and demonstrated an edge AI sensing platform for retailers at this week’s NRF Big Show in New York. The Aitrios platform enables retailers and partners to [...]

Energous powers Sato IoT in smart stores

California-based wireless power technology company Energous is working with Japanese auto-ID and labelling firm Sato on smart-store applications These will combine Energous’ 1W WattUp PowerBridge transmitters with Sato IoT [...]

Banyan and Kiosk enhance IoT monitoring

US companies Banyan Hills Technologies and Kiosk Information Systems have enhanced their IoT monitoring platform to track the movement and count of inventory in self-service settings. Georgia-based Banyan Hills [...]

Zyler lets M&S shoppers virtually try on clothes

British retailer Marks & Spencer has partnered with Zyler to deliver an in-store virtual try-on experience for its Jaeger fashion brand. M&S has brought the technology to its Pantheon [...]

Etag uses Atmosic energy harvesting to power ESLs

Chinese firm Etag Tech is using energy harvesting technology from Atmosic to power its electronic shelf labels (ESLs). California-based Atmosic Technologies specialises in energy harvesting wireless platforms for the [...]

Oracle extends payment methods for retailers

Oracle has introduced a payment cloud service that lets retailers accept all major payment options without unexpected costs or long-term contracts to give shoppers a choice in how they [...]

Acrelec and XXII boost analytics for drive-throughs

French firms Acrelec and XXII have teamed up to provide fast-food outlets with computer vision analytics for drive-throughs. Restaurant operators will now have access to a platform that combines [...]

Thundercomm brings smart vending to CES

Thundercomm, a joint venture between Qualcomm and Chinese firm ThunderSoft, announced a smart vending machine at this month’s CES in Las Vegas. The machine uses dynamic vision technology to [...]

E-Pop raises $2m to connect shoppers and retailers

New York-based fintech start-up E-Pop has surpassed $2m in a seed funding round. It has developed a two-sided platform connecting consumers and retail merchants via a smart digital receipt. [...]