Fortnite Sheet Music in Pleasant Park, find Retail Row piano challenge week 6

New Fortnite challenges have been released by Epic Games and they appear to be some of the most popular among fans for a while. One of the new Week 6 battle pass tasks provides the game’s first scavenger hunt, with players instructed to find sheet music and then play it on pianos found across the map. […]

Amazon Go is the inevitable evolution of supermarket retail

Amazon’s cashierless “Go” markets have popped up in San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago, promising patrons the “future of shopping”: a frictionless grocery buying experience that relies on high-tech tracking technology instead of human interaction to get products off the shelves and into your canvas totes. This indeed may be the supermarket of the future, at […]

The future of artificial intelligence in retail

Hype around artificial intelligence has never been higher — and one industry where it has a chance to make a major impact on profits is retail. Business Insider Intelligence projects that AI will boost profitability in retail and wholesale by nearly 60% by 2035, setting off a wave of excitement and investment among companies. The […]

Amazon may have just teased the first retail Halo FPS on PC in 11 years

Enlarge / New box on the left; original box on the right. Though the new box includes a UK-specific “PEGI” rating designation, this new box appears in a brand-new “SKU” on Amazon’s American site, as well, and the game’s original SKU has had its “platform” removed, suggesting that it may be a discontinued version. (credit: […]

Clobotics raises $11 million for retail and wind energy AI

Inspecting wind turbines. Optimizing product displays for profitability. There’s not much artificial intelligence (AI) can’t do these days, and startup Clobotics wants to push that edge even further. The Shanghai and Seattle firm today announced an $ 11 million funding round led by Nantian Infotech VC and Wangsu Science and Technology, b…Read More

‘We will see food rotting at ports’: Retail industry issues stark warning to May and Barnier over no deal Brexit

Shutterstock Britain will see “food rotting at ports,” unable to be transported to shops and the consumers who need it if the UK falls to avoid a cliff edge Brexit, a major industry body has warned. In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May and chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), […]

TJ Maxx is proving its the business model of the future as the retail apocalypse hammers the industry

Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Ross Stores are known to be one of the few bright spots in retail. Price-conscious consumers flock to these stores for the treasure hunt experience putting pressure on other brick and mortar stores. As more stores close down – off-price retailers are also able to lure in […]

Amazon is trying to transform grocery shopping like it did retail

Amazon is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go, which has many wondering if the company will transform the grocery business the way it did ecommerce.  Amazon has tried the market with Amazon Fresh, tweaked the pricing model several times, then late last year announced that it was shutting down in […]

Apple’s retail boss will be joining Ralph Lauren’s board of directors (AAPL)

AP Photo / Eric Risberg Apple’s head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, will be added to Ralph Lauren’s board of directors in August.  Ahrendts heads up Apple’s retail presence, but before joining Apple, she served as Burberry CEO and held executive-level positions at Donna Karan and Liz Claiborne.  Ralph Lauren, who serves as executive chairman and chief […]

Japan’s bloated retail banks need to downsize

SWEEP past the cash machines at the Sumitomo Mitsui bank in Tokyo’s Sangenjaya shopping district and instead enjoy the personal service. Uniformed concierges welcome every customer with a bow. A dozen tellers are watched over by a manager who leaps up to meet elderly patrons. Transactions are concluded with carved signature seals stamped on paper […]