Retail and Consumer Products

Industry news and views

Meet the Swedish drone enthusiasts combating crop disease

Written by Matt A.V. Chaban | August 26, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Data, Retail and Consumer Products

Mats Persson didn't want to help save Sweden's potato crops or cut down on pesticide use—he and his fellow IBMers just wanted to play with some new drones. ...read more


Coffee’s latest roast: blockchain

Written by Arzi Rachman | May 7, 2019 | Blockchain, Retail and Consumer Products, Supply Chain

What’s in your cup of joe? Blockchain may help create transparency in the coffee industry. ...read more


As golf evolves, retailers swing toward digital

Written by Marshall Wright | March 29, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Data, Retail and Consumer Products

For golf retailers like PGA TOUR Superstore, new audiences call for a transformation in how retailers do business. ...read more


In India, Bestseller turns to AI to keep stores relevant

Written by Jordan Teicher | March 20, 2019 | Customer Experience, Retail and Consumer Products, Supply Chain

With the right technology, such as AI, key decision-makers in India’s retail world could enhance their intuition and help them forecast better in order to deliver what consumers want in each store. ...read more


Would you open an email from your tire dealer?

Written by Jordan Teicher | March 8, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Retail and Consumer Products

Customers come to tire and auto repair retailers infrequently and grudgingly. For Belle Tires, improving customer relationships was a top priority. They looked to AI-enabled analytics to keep customers engaged. Nonetheless, Saran said, Belle Tire ...read more


A dash of flavor, a pinch of pepper and a spoonful of AI

Written by Justine Jablonska | February 22, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, New Normal, Retail and Consumer Products

How can food companies develop products with greater staying power in a constantly evolving market? ...read more


Why in-store pickup is about more than convenience

Written by Guest Author | February 22, 2019 | Customer Experience, Deep Dive, Retail and Consumer Products

The way a retailer handles pickup can dictate how the customer feels about the brand overall. ...read more


How supply chain technology helped Denmark weather Mad Cow Disease

Written by Jordan Teicher | February 21, 2019 | Blockchain, Retail and Consumer Products

In the 1950s, the Danish government partnered with IBM to create an innovative central cattle database, which came in handy when Mad Cow Disease broke out in the 1980s. ...read more


Golden State Foods wants to show you where your burger comes from

Written by Jordan Teicher | January 28, 2019 | Blockchain, New Normal, Retail and Consumer Products

The beef supply chain needs more transparency. Golden State Foods and IBM think they have the technology to provide it. ...read more