This past week had the pleasure of visiting the new Zara Concept Store in Milan, Italy. Located near to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest retail malls in the world, this Inditex owned location is the perfect bridge to the future of retail. Simplicity meets digital innovation.
Customer First Cashierless Shopping and Self-Checkout Theft. This post summarizes the opportunities and challenges of the retail self-service global innovation journey. Primary focus is on the state of self-checkout, mobile scan-and-go adoption, and an update on global autonomous store deployments.
The “passenger economy” created by the convergence of autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing will be worth $7 trillion a year by 2050. In USA, consumers spend 1.2 billion hours per week driving to the mall, finding parking, wondering around aisles, checking out and driving home. Smart Car Innovation.
The rules of retailing "are being rewritten in this time of transformative change. Innovation, integration, and automation will be required to reinvigorate commerce, profoundly impacting the way retailers do business now, and in the future. Global Top 250 retailers, welcome to the disruptive future.
ideo, personalization, and emerging technologies will transform the retail industry to new levels. Look "below the surface" and leverage these trends in defining your successful future of retail.
An annual tradition is to walk the floor observing the technology themes, speaking to lots of retailers and industry friends, and creating my own personal list of the foundational ideas that are evolving the retail industry. From 20+ observations, here are top 10.
Analog retail is dying. The future of retail is about digital footprints to make everything personalized. Present-day mobile devices connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) are appreciably digitally disrupting consumer commerce. By 2020, retail shopping will blur into your everyday life.
Four executives (two recently retired and two still active) representing over $70 billion in revenue share their insights on industry megatrends, driving disruptive change, choosing a technology partner, and the future of retail. Happy New Year.