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    September 2018

    Sep 07

    H-E-B has Texas-sized digital aspirations

    H-E-B plans to open a digital innovation lab as it seeks to become a dominant force in the online grocery space.
    Sep 05

    RILA gives peek at future of retail

    The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) launches a month-long initiative to showcase news, initiatives and research focused on the future of retail and shopping experience.

    August 2018

    Aug 30

    A frictionless future

    The demise of the cashier has been a long time coming. First came self checkout systems that steadily gained popularity as the user interface improved. They are now widespread and continuing to expand even as leading retailers roll out app-based scan and go systems that leverage smartphones as scanner and payment devices. A new milestone in the advancement of the frictionless checkout experience occurred in January at the unveiling of the Amazon Go store in Seattle. Shoppers scan themselves into the store, take what they want and leave.
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