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Your Local CVS Drugstore Is About to Look Very Different

CVS Health (cvs) wants its stores, and the sales they generate, to be healthier.<p>The company, which operates 8,000 drugstores as well as the Caremark …

Can Retail Be Saved? Yes, and Here's How | Inc.com

What's with the empty storefronts on Madison Avenue, High Street, Main Street? What's with the catastrophic store-closings at Sears, Macy's, J.C. Penney? Don't blame it all on Amazon and its ilk. Since 2010, e-commerce's share of all retail sales has doubled, but it's still just eight percent. And …

Customer Experience

SES-imagotag: The company helping supermarkets to reduce food waste and stop customer rip off

News in February that Tesco had overcharged over two-thirds of its customers by advertising out-of-date promotions, showed that traditional paper …

Your mall will basically have to be psychic to survive

Repeat after me: Shopping is therapy. Whether you believe it or not, the rush some of us get from buying a new dress or gadget can be cathartic. And in the not-too-distant future, real-world shopping will get so seamless that it could feel like the store is actually psychic. But it's not just about …

Photos: This Microsoft-powered store uses Kinect, Azure to show you the future of shopping | ZDNet

Microsoft's Azure and Kinect motion sensors<p>Filled with Kinect motion sensors, computers, displays and a giant screen, all powered by Microsoft's …

This Is the Interactive Grocery Store You've Always Wanted

If you're like us and dread getting groceries (mostly due to the line at Trader Joe's), an interactive retail store is looking to get you excited …

What The Supermarket Could Look Like In 2065

In the lead-up to our conference, Studio Industries CEO Mike Lee teleported me in a time machine to the grocery store of the future, where …

This Grocery Store Is Using Eco Friendly Shopping Bags That Dissolve In The Sun!

They can help reduce trash, pollution, and animal deaths caused by traditional plastic bags.<p>Get this: Americans toss an estimated 100 billion <b>plastic</b> …

Amazon opens its drive-through grocery store

Amazon wants to change the way you get groceries. Maybe you need to pick up some supplies, but are too lazy to shop for them in the store. Amazon has …

It was bound to happen: Amazon launches first grocery store

Amazon has once again expanded its reach in all things commerce, this time with its own take on the grocery store.<p>A pilot program being carried out …