shopping

Retail industry undergoes transformation with the IoT

Written by Renata Mattos | September 8, 2017 | Retail

We’re writing today our shopping list for the future. Until the 1950s, most people shopped in small markets. They told a clerk what they wanted, and the clerk selected goods from the shelves or from the little stock at the back of the store. On June 26, 1974, at a Marsh chain supermarket in Troy, Ohio, ...read more


Can the Internet of Things breathe new life into brick and mortar retail?

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 13, 2017 | eCommerce & Merchandising, Retail

Brick and mortar is dead.  Or at least, according to some. Naysayers have been ringing the death knell of the retail store for some time.  Online commerce is booming, with online sales totaling $341.7 billion in 2015, a 14.6% increase over the previous year, according to the US Department of Commerce.  Last year, ecommerce accounted ...read more


IoT and back to school retail

Written by Jacqi Levy | August 18, 2016 | Retail

Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season of the year, followed only by the winter holiday season.  This year, spending is projected to reach $75.8 billion dollars, the majority of which will be spent on clothing, shoes and electronics, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Back to school shopping made easy with the Internet ...read more