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Supermarket spies: big retail has you in its sights

Supermarket spies: big retail has you in its sights

Sep 15, 2013

via westernadvocate.com.au Supermarket spies: big retail has you in its sights photo- ‘Customers who drink lots of milk and eat meat are very very good car insurance risks’: Woolworths. Photo: AFR Retailers are targeting individual customers for extra services or products by tracking their shopping habits, such as whether they drink alcohol or when...

Strong potential for retailers in video surveillance

Strong potential for retailers in video surveillance

Sep 9, 2013

via nationmultimedia.com Axis sees strong potential among retailers for video surveillance Pichaya Changsorn Axis Communications, a Swedish IT company listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, expects more retailers around the globe to shift from analogue to network video surveillance systems. Regional manager Nafis Jasmani said the company – which was the...

How do retail shoppers feel about surveillance?

How do retail shoppers feel about surveillance?

Jul 31, 2013

The headlines are replete with stories about “showrooming” and the migration of shoppers from bricks and mortar to the web. Traditional store-based retailers have seen traffic decline, so they are increasingly concerned about creating a store experience that will convert a sale. The paradox is that e-commerce tracks your “cookies” and knows every page you visit. Stores have historically struggled to track if you came in the door. That’s all changing!

Ecommerce and Store: a Natural Retail Converge

Ecommerce and Store: a Natural Retail Converge

Jul 25, 2013

Ecommerce and Brick-and-mortar Retail Converge While there may still be plenty of room for pure-play ecommerce businesses, retailers with physical stores should look to expand online as consumers stop seeing a distinction between shopping online and in a store. Increasingly, physical retail outlets are being transformed into a sort of brand-building media. The...

Why Shoppers Don’t Worry Anymore about Big Data’s Watching?

Why Shoppers Don’t Worry Anymore about Big Data’s Watching?

Jul 19, 2013

via Why Don’t More Shoppers Worry When Big Data’s Watching? Online They Seem to Expect It, In-Store They Don’t Know or Just Want Bargains You wouldn’t know it from the lack of public outcry, but 64% of retailers are collecting Big Data tracking their customers’ shopping behavior, according to a recent study by Brick Meets Click....