Tag Archives: Technology

Retailers eye new tech, data to revive fortunes

(Source: ABSCBN News/AFP | January 11, 2019) Traditional retailers are taking a cue from the online world to find new ways to connect and keep customers. During the recent 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, dozens of exhibitors showcased how brick and mortar sellers can ramp up competition against the likes of Amazon and other online merchants — and ...

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The Ever-Increasing Importance Of Technology And E-Commerce

(Source: Forbes | January 8, 2019) And insightful article by Product Launchers CEO Linda Murphy on how technology and e-commerce will continue to bring in positive changes and disruptions to retail businesses in 2019: Technology continues to play a huge role in consumers’ choices. Companies that have learned to embrace it — and master it — will be the winners ...

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How technology is driving the millennial retail market

(Source: Biz Community | May 16, 2018) Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products. Long gone are the days when purchasing items was done from Monday to Saturday, between a rigid office-hours timeline. The evolution ...

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Xiaomi’s First Official Mi Store In The Philippines Opens Its Doors

(Source: Gizmochina.com | February 20, 2018) Xiaomi is already implementing moves that would ensure that its products get into the hands of its numerous fans all over the world. To this end, the Chinese company has opened its first authorized Mi Store in the Philippines. The Mi Store is located just beside Cinema 5 on the fourth floor of the ...

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Disney tests new prototype stores online and offline

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | September 28, 2017) Disney is testing a new prototype store design in Shanghai, China and Nagoya, Japan as well as other cities in the US and Europe. According to the company, the new design combines innovative technology, storytelling and cast-member interaction to take “Disney magic to retail” through special learning and play activities, personalised celebrations ...

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Alibaba cafe without cashier attracts queue

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | July 21, 2017) An Alibaba cafe without a cashier attracted a queue of shoppers for its opening in Hangzhou. Entry into Tao Cafe is via smartphone scan through ticket gates similar to those at subway stations. Offering drinks, fast food and snacks, the 200 sqm store can accommodate 50 customers. To enter and make a ...

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Apple plans retail expansion in India

(Source: Apple Insider | 17 March 2017) American multinational technology company Apple is expanding its presence in India by increasing authorized reseller locations with over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country. The reseller stores will measure 450 to 500 square feet in size, according to the ...

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Cybercriminals shift focus to retail sector

(Source: Inside Retail | 27 April 2016) Cybercriminals have shifted their focus from the financial market to targeting the retail sector, according to new NTT Group research. Retail organisations experienced nearly three times as many cyberattacks as those in the finance sector last year, according to the latest NTT Global Threat Intelligence Report. Retail topped the list of cybersecurity attacks on ...

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Tech meets fashion

Source: Manila Standard Today | May 9, 2015 | Premium lifestyle tech chain rounds up five mobile accessory brands, six designers to celebrate fashion and functionality. Power Mac Center turns to the runways of Philippine Fashion Week unveiling its fashion-forward mobile and digital lifestyle accessories in the Philippines. As the style leader and tastemaker in consumer electronics, Power Mac Center ...

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Retailers urged to use technology to compete

Cebu News Daily | By Aileen Garcia-Yap | November 3rd, 2014 Innovate and use technology to increase competitiveness or risk getting left behind. Two officials of the Philippine Retailers Association Cebu chapter gave this advice to local players to help them to become competitive and to maximize the opportunities that will come with the Asean economic integration. Robert Go, PRA Cebu ...

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