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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Oracle Retail and partner InfoGain have implemented a mobile point of sale solution that lets employees complete transactions anywhere in the store. "The POS system lets us execute pricing and special offers worldwide or by region, and our cast members are much more efficient while assisting our guests at the register," said Steve Finney, senior vice president of global retail operations for Disney Stores Worldwide.