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Ally Azzarelli

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Footfall systems—also known as people counting, shopper counting or foot traffic monitoring—allows physical stores, arenas, casinos, and airports to count or track the number of shoppers, attendees or visitors that enter. There are different wired and wireless ways to count people such as thermal sensors, video cameras – these vary from basic security cameras, WiFi […]

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Covid-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty for retailers. However, marketing and advertising experts advised businesses “not to go dark” and “to maintain a presence.” As marketing continues to play a critical role in staying competitive, doing whatever you can to reduce your spending can help you weather the storm. “A man who stops advertising to save […]

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Now’s the time to integrate a store intelligence system into your stores. A store intelligence app can help ensure that your team members are following recently implemented CDC guidance, keeping shelves stocked and adhering to ADA mandates. Conditions change frequently in stores, especially during times of crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic or devastating weather […]

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Over the past 10 years, technology has dramatically changed retail and the way your customers shop. Here are three popular tech trends affecting today’s retail world. Cashierless Technology One of the most popular frictionless shopping trends currently making headlines is cashierless technology. What’s more, Amazon is now offering its “Just Walk Out” technology to other […]

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As the retail landscape continues to evolve, finding innovative ways to enhance the customer experience is key. Frictionless or cashier-less shopping helps customers save time while allowing retailers to gather detailed customer data and boost revenue. From connected cars and curbside pickup to mobile ordering and Scan & Go technology, these time-saving solutions are delivering […]

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From retail technology solutions that enhance customer experiences to CBD-infused snacks and beverages, here’s what’s already trending in the convenience store space this year. Loyalty Programs Prevail. Customers continue to show their love for the loyalty/rewards programs. According to Excentus’ C-Store Shopper Profile 2018 report, 43 percent of shoppers visit a convenience store because of […]

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NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show—the world’s largest retail conference and expo held Jan. 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC—is quickly approaching. With 16K attendees, 700+ retailers, and nearly 100 exhibitors expected, this is “more than a conference,” says the NRF. “It’s a community filled with the largest global audience and exhibitor […]

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