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RetailROI and The Essential Retail Technologies of 2019

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

From this year's SuperSaturday edition of this memorable event, here is a summary of the altruistic work of RetailROI, the latest research on the 2019 essential retail technologies, and an inspirational close on the power of branding transformation.

The Seven Impactful Retail Transformation Takeaways from NRF 2019

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Primarily from an Expo floor perspective where billions of innovation dollars are being invested, here are my impactful retail transformational takeaways. See you next year.

Running Into the Nike House of Innovation Future of Retail

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Of all the stores that I have visited to date around the world, the Nike House of Innovation in New York City, is the closest example that meets this critical futurist success formula. Here is why.

A Happy Uncertain Risky Promising Disruptive Prosperous 2019

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

This post summarizes important 2019 global economic forecasts and looks at a few emerging risks. Timely to the upcoming NRF 2019 in New York, we will also discuss expected technology disruption and the positive prospects for the global retail industry in the New Year. Happy New Year.

A Propitious Four-Star Amazon Clicks to Bricks Experiment

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Visually let's walk through Amazon's new Four-Star physical store, read some early reviews, and understand why this is a worthy customer experience experiment on the road to the future of retail. Not perfect, but a good beginning.

Staring Into the Auspicious Future of FaceID Technologies – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 4

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In this Part 4, we look at the growing list of emerging FaceID applications, introduce defeating technologies, discuss privacy, and close the series with insights on our digitally connected future. The genie on the potential disruption and business opportunities of face recognition solutions is out.

It’s an Amazing FaceID Small World After All – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 3

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In Part 3, we focus on China. Read in this post about China installing over 600 million CCTV cameras, see the fining of jaywalkers through video, the pace of Asia digital retail change, and face recognition being deployed in 11,000 7-Eleven stores in Thailand.

Face It Security Industry, More Technology Disruption Is Coming – The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 2

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

All industries including security are being disrupted by new multi-technology layered innovative solutions. Everyone is now fully aware that the future requires continuous fine tuning (often software driven) of business models to deliver immersive customer experiences. Your face as the passport.

The Surprising Global Forward March of Facial Recognition – Part 1 – Your Face is The Next Computer Cookie

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In January 2018, in a D&D Daily "Live from NY" interview, we debated the impact of iPhoneX on FaceID technologies. This new Apple iPhoneX had just placed the disruptive future of facial recognition technology in our pockets. In Part 1 we discuss USA/UK retail trends and the face as a computer cookie

A Sustainable Eclectic Inspiring Retail Fashion Brand Story

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Five Reasons FREITAG Epitomizes the Future of Retail. Retail inspiration can be found in every corner of the world and for this blog post we visit Switzerland. FREITAG is the quiet Zurich based fashion accessory brand selling over 300,000 of its unique products across the globe every year.