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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What kind of retailer needs waterproof touch-screen displays and point-of-sale devices? Posiflex says bars, restaurants and other food service establishments are best customers. Deli counters and butcher shops often hose down work areas. Amusement parks and other outdoor locations are subjected to the elements. And then there are those wine shops and liquor stores where the tasting events get out of hand.