Posts Tagged:retail

Google. Bricks & mortar retail anyone?

Google is opeing its first retail store in New York City. Google betting on in-store retail at a time such businesses are still reeling from closures. Google plans to launch its first brick-and-mortar store this summer in Chelsea, where it has been steadily growing its office presence during the past decade. Hello, #digital moving to #retail – a trend we have seen a…

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Google goes deep with Shopify.

S H O P I F Y x G O O G L E – Google is deepening its partnership with Shopify by letting the company’s more than 1 million merchants make their products more discoverable in Google Search and elsewhere. And as it should … Shopify’s stock rose following the announcement. Google and Shopify are increasingly competing against Amazon in…

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Amazon. Building a much BIGGER grocery cart.

Amazon is poised to bring its automated checkout technology to full-size supermarkets, a significant milestone in the race to revolutionize how people buy their groceries. Planning documents for a store under construction in Brookfield, Connecticut, contain all the hallmarks of an #AmazonFresh grocery store: a two-word logo on dark gray panels above the store’s entrance, online order pickup…

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Peepsi – Pepsi x Peeps

There’s a super sweet sheriff in town as PepsiCo and Peeps have teamed up for Easter with a gimmicky marshmallow flavored version of Pepsi. Feed this one to your kids as they WFH! The eye-catching #packaging shouts grab me, but the real catch: you can’t have it. That is unless you enter to win it by taking a picture…

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eCommerce = 50% of Retail Sales in China

In global historic first, #ecommerce in China will account for more than 50% of #retail sales. This year, China will take a step in its digital transformation that once may have seemed almost unthinkable. eMarketer forecasts that 52.1% of the country’s retail sales will come from ecommerce in 2021, up from 44.8% a year prior. That means that for the first…

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Amazon Fresh

Check it out – The first Amazon Fresh #grocery store opened a few weeks ago in #California and it leverages the latest #technologies: 👉 Smart cart: able to scan any item you put in it, and generate your bill at any time👉 Live Amazon reviews are displayed for each product on the shelves👉 Cashierless: automatically debits your Amazon account when you leave…

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FedEx – Calling All Robots

As it gears up for holiday delivery crunch time, FedEx needs a few extra hands—and some of them are going to be robotic. It’s also summoning the help of smart cameras and Bluetooth-linked pods, with wheeled and winged drones in the works, too. Fast Company https://www.fastcompany.com/90570891/fedex-is-upgrading-its-tech-for-a-holiday-season-in-pandemic-times

Walmart – Cars

Love this!!! – Ok, coming out of #Halloween weekend, I just had to share this creative #retail gem from Walmart. It makes me smile from ear to ear every time I watch it. Part nostalgia, part whimsy, and all #imagination. It’s ok to play it a few times 😉

Amazon Go is LIVE

Amazon Go is LIVE. So way back in another Mashup I introduced you to the concept store called Amazon Go – Amazon’s cashier-less, checkout-less, pick, pack and Go store of the future. Well now it’s live in Seattle, and the only lines are those outside the store with people waiting to try this new retail innovation.…

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Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door

Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door. Yes, you heard that correctly. When I talk to people about this new Amazon innovation – that tackles the last mile of the delivery dilemma – they are wildly polarized. “Not at home? Not a problem,” says Amazon. “As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages…

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