NRF Big Show 2011: Breakthrough Technologies For Retailing
The National Retail Federation's "Big Show" in New York highlighted scores of cutting-edge retail technologies, from mobile devices and digital signage to point-of-sale systems and store-management applications. Tablet computers were everywhere, of course, though more often featured as a raffle prize designed to draw booth visitors and gather business card leads. Several exhibitors demonstrated iPad-native "clienteling" apps designed to help salespeople demonstrate and explain complicated (or ou
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This in-store "meal-planning solution" co-developed by Kraft Foods and Intel is a concept for an end-cap display. Recipes and menu-planning ideas are offered through the touch-screen display (and you can guess the recipes include Kraft ingredients). You can also create and print shopping lists, scan barcodes displayed on your mobile device, and choose samples of food products dispensed by an integrated vending machine.