Category Archives: Retail Technology

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 at the retail and consumer level. There are a multitude of ways to tackle this … Continue reading How ‘Connected’ Consumer Products Could Help Reduce Food Waste in the Near Future

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 the consumer retail industry. Enabling smart attributes and inter-connectivity to store assets can have a … Continue reading Emerging Application Areas for IoT in the Consumer Retail Industry

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 of zero-waste circular economy is also gaining momentum, where the focus is on refining the … Continue reading With the Arrival of Zero Waste & Packageless Products – What Happens to Label Information & Brand Communication?

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 and experience products cannot be replicated online. However, the brick and mortar retail experience could … Continue reading How Connected Technology Breathes Life into Brick and Mortar Retail

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 accompanies these products including the in-box documents. Bundles of paper and tiny typeface instructions accompanying … Continue reading Going Digital with Product User Content & Instruction Manuals

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 providing complete information. Let’s face it. Reducing fonts to fit informative texts on products is … Continue reading Packaging & Labeling Technology for Todays Global Multi-Lingual Consumer

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 credibility amongst consumers. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association in the US, the financial impact … Continue reading Managing Digital Product Recalls over the Internet

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 2030. With AI and VR systems taking over nearly all industry sectors in recent times, … Continue reading Role of Product Data in Retail Automation

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 Development (OECD) estimates the annual value of international trade in all counterfeit goods at $200 … Continue reading How HP Uses Internet of Things to Tackle the Counterfeiting Menace

PIM Software Solution- A Buyers Guide

As the retail industry keeps evolving, retailers and organizations continue innovating technology-enabled processes for refining product operations. Whether a business is just starting out or has been established for a while and has multiple SKUs, supplier, vendors and customer under its belt, product information management plays a critical role in the end to end retail. … Continue reading PIM Software Solution- A Buyers Guide