Transforming the shopping mall experience with smart technology

    Since their mid-20th century rise, shopping malls have been shifting and changing to suit consumer habits and needs. Once designed to include a few shops anchored by major department stores, these structures have evolved as destinations for work, lifestyle and play. It’s now not uncommon for shopping malls to be a mix of retail, restaurants, […]

      The smarter future of autonomous retail

      While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment with the technology. Indeed, a small number of businesses have already forged ahead, including Amazon with the expansion of its Amazon Go chain and related app now seeing a […]

        The future of supermarkets is automated: IP-based security solutions enable advanced shopping

        Imagine you’re about to enter a supermarket. The doors open automatically after scanning your individual QR code, a pre-recorded voice message welcomes you to the store, background-music starts playing, and a voice informs you about the latest offers – tailored to your interests. This scenario of a digitalised store is no longer a far-off dream […]

          Keeping fast-moving consumer goods on the move

          There’s been a monumental paradigm shift in the retail and e-commerce industry. It has happened under the influence of emerging technologies and ever-changing consumer expectations. This effect has been most prominent in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, driven by the wholesale move to online shopping. Fast-moving goods are having to move even faster. The […]

            The role of IP audio and video analytics in modern retail

            As another UK and Irish lock down slowly comes to a conclusion with an impressive vaccine roll-out ably assisted by retailers and the brilliant work by key workers to reduce the threat of Covid-19, the government have given us a glimpse of when and under what restrictions, non-essential brick and mortar retail may open and […]