Retail Technology

How IoT & Connected Smart Products Can Play A Role in Facilitating Omni-Channel Retail Experience

What was the last thing you bought online? Why didn’t you go to a store to buy it? Was it for the vast number of items you could scroll through before making a choice or the recommendations that the website … Read More

How ‘Connected’ Consumer Products Could Help Reduce Food Waste in the Near Future

Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes or one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets wasted every year, amounting to a loss of roughly $680 billion in industrialized countries. More than 40% of this waste and loss occurs … Read More

Emerging Application Areas for IoT in the Consumer Retail Industry

Internet of Things is the talk of the town over in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and home automation. But we are yet to fully tap into the potential of IoT driven solutions to trigger disruption in and deliver value to … Read More

With the Arrival of Zero Waste & Packageless Products – What Happens to Label Information & Brand Communication?

There has been visible development with regards to sustainable trends across the CPG retail industry. While individuals are becoming mindful of their lifestyles and their environmental footprints, brands are starting to take end-to-end accountability of their production habits. The concept … Read More

How Connected Technology Breathes Life into Brick and Mortar Retail

Brick and mortar retail is not dead nor dying. There are some things we love about brick and mortar retail outlets which online retail cannot compensate for. Using our senses to make decisions and being able to touch, smell, see … Read More

Going Digital with Product User Content & Instruction Manuals

User instructions & product documents are an essential component of many categories of consumer products. You bring home a new product, maybe a TV, Printer, a bed or even a frozen food product. Think of the amount of content that … Read More

Packaging & Labeling Technology for Todays Global Multi-Lingual Consumer

Today, there is a lot of emphasis on product packaging and information delivery to consumers. Brands need to comply with consumer expectations and standards while provided holistic product information to consumers. The packaging labels have limitations when it comes to … Read More

Managing Digital Product Recalls over the Internet

Product recalls owing to faulty batches of products, defective parts, contaminated batches and other defects hurt just about every manufacturing sector and cause often massive losses. Not only does the recall process cost companies big bucks, it impacts the brand … Read More

Role of Product Data in Retail Automation

Automation has replaced the human effort of executing business processes. The latest report published by private sector think-tank McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) which assessed the effects of automation in various socioeconomic environments, suggests that 30% of the Earth will be automated by … Read More

How HP Uses Internet of Things to Tackle the Counterfeiting Menace

Counterfeiting is a major concern for brands. Companies lose billions of dollars in revenue and consumers also suffer the consequences in situations where they are unable to verify themselves or their ownership over products. “The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and … Read More