Tech-Enabled Customization

Consumers turn to tech in retail to obtain the exact product they want

Implications - With food allergies and dietary restrictions being a paramount concern for many consumers, brands are upgrading retail and restaurant locations for patrons to order or modify as necessary. As consumers become more accustomed to tech in all aspects of daily life, this shift provides enhanced accommodation.
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Self-Scanning Shopping Apps - QueueHop Lets You Skip the Line With Smartphone Self-Service Checkout
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Hot 6,780 Clicks Pub: Apr 20, 16
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
QueueHop Lets You Skip the Line With Smartphone Self-Service Checkout
This ecommerce startup hopes to eliminate line ups when shopping with smart anti-theft measures and a self-service checkout system. New venture QueueHop has an objective to “revolutionize your... [More]
Shopping Survey Tablets - Co-operative Food's Smart Shopping Cart Asks Customers for Feedback
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Warm 14,656 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 14
Shopping Survey Tablets
Co-operative Food's Smart Shopping Cart Asks Customers for Feedback
There are tons of stores that try to get you to fill out a customer survey by highlighting places you can give feedback on a receipt or a card, but it’s highly unlikely that you’re going... [More]
Drink Pre-Ordering Apps - Starbucks' Mobile App Will Soon Let You Order and Pay in Advance
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Warm 3,597 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 14
Drink Pre-Ordering Apps
Starbucks' Mobile App Will Soon Let You Order and Pay in Advance
An upcoming update to the Starbucks mobile app will soon have java addicts around the world rejoicing. If you’re someone who gets jittery just waiting around in line, you’ll be pleased... [More]
Interactive Smart Restaurants - Ebony Restaurant in Dubai Uses Dining Tables as Interactive Devices
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Warm 7,874 Clicks Pub: Oct 16, 14
Interactive Smart Restaurants
Ebony Restaurant in Dubai Uses Dining Tables as Interactive Devices
Ebony restaurant is a unique restaurant located in Dubai that allows patrons to experience ‘smart dining’. The restaurant is fitted with smart tables that allow guests to browse through... [More]
Analytic Retail Beacons - Altromercato's Beacons Are Equipped with Facial Recognition and Wi-Fi
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Warm 537 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 16
Analytic Retail Beacons
Altromercato's Beacons Are Equipped with Facial Recognition and Wi-Fi
There are more than 300 Altromercato retail stores out there that vary in size and location. In order to get a better sense of the consumers that frequent the shops and their preferences,... [More]
Smartwatch Shopping Experiences - The Band by True Religion Initiative Bring Smartwatches to Retail
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Warm 1,293 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 16
Smartwatch Shopping Experiences
The Band by True Religion Initiative Bring Smartwatches to Retail
A new initiative called ‘Band by True Religion’ aims to incorporate smartwatches into the in-store shopping experience. While many retailers have been experimenting with the idea of... [More]
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