With the booming popularity of IoT devices like smartwatches, beacons, connected cars, activity monitors and more, marketers might feel overwhelmed when it comes to tapping into the potential of all that data.

As retail stores compete head-to-head with online shopping megastores, retailers are upping their game to lure buyers into the store to make purchases. One ingenious new solution from Treasury Wine Estates and San Francisco app development firm Tactic uses a mobile app and augmented reality (AR) to bring talking wine labels to life for in-store shoppers. 

Chow Sang Sang, a major jewelry retailer from Hong Kong, uses virtual reality in stores -- Mirum's Magic Mirror* 2.0 featuring Intel® RealSenseTM Technology -- to redefine retail experiences.

The retail and luxury industry is undergoing a profound digital transformation, and technology is at the very heart of that change.

With today’s online customers accustomed to getting what they want when they want it, smart retailers are turning to endless aisle kiosks in their brick-and-mortar locations. Integration partner Storeworks helped the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer realize significant sales improvement with the installation of custom kiosks.

The days of customers banging cranky, slow vending machines to get the candy bar to drop from the spiral dispenser are finally over. These smart vending machines, installed with a partner on college campuses throughout the country, carry a variety of products, stream video ads and provide purchasing data. 

3D printing has become one of the most useful forms of technology for industrial manufacturing, especially because of its made-to-order production applications across a range of industries, including medicine and healthcare, education, automobile production and now—footwear. The race is on with footwear manufacturers to use 3D printing to make the most affordable and uniquely designed shoes as possible. 

Many retailers are making the push to modernize their infrastructure through better business intelligence (BI), cloud technologies, and in-memory analytics, but there is a large disconnect between corporate systems and physical stores. 

Get a glimpse into the amazing retail experiences Intel is helping to create.

Retail stores are experiencing a harsh reality of declining foot traffic. However, the sales numbers for in-store retail purchases are not as bleak as you might think. According to multinational accounting firm EY, 93 percent of purchases are still made in shops. But buying patterns are different, and shops have to keep pace. Solution providers need to help retailers accelerate their pick-up portals. 


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