Innovation Retail

It’s time for retailers to use the “wake” word and embrace the Amazon Echo

The Internet of Things has crept up on consumers quietly. For all the talk of a “smart home” and “connected devices”, several IoT forces have been coming together to create services that have finally started to engage people. However, many retailers have not thought of a way of being part of that engagement, instead concentrating …

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Visual Guide to the Rise and Rise of Financial Technology

Over the years I have come to respect so-called FinTech (Financial Technology) startups that are re-shaping finance from borrowers & lenders markets through to mobile payments. It’s a fascinating area so I am happy to show this press release from alternative/crowdfunding finance brokerChoice Loans who have compiled an infographic on the subject. Follow the link to take …

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Innovation Retail

Asda turning stores into smart buildings

Supermarket chain Asda is working with business energy monitoring company Utilitywise to convert its stores into ‘smart buildings’ – a smart move in itself! Supermarket stores are highly complex systems – most equipment in such locations involves a degree of mechanical operation (think refrigerator motors, checkout moving belts, automatic doors, fan-assisted bread ovens, air conditioning, …

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