In this week’s news, more than 200 grocery stores are a part of the rollout of inMarket apps using Apple iBeacons that send notifications of deals and rewards to shoppers in the store via their smartphones. In other news, the NRF is appealing the recent $5.7 billion swipe fee settlement.
The news includes NRF’s appeal of the recent $5.7 billion swipe fee settlement, a forecast that the predictive analytics market will grow to $6,546 million by 2019, and a study that shows m-commerce is contributing to increasing online sales.
Mobile apps with integrated loyalty and rewards is boosting digital gift card spending — and restaurants are planning to invest in smartphone app and other mobile technology. Also in the news, the RPI reached a five-month high in November 2013, at 101.2.
In the news, mobile ad spending increased in the first half of 2013, and grocers want to streamline their businesses with technology.
In the news, analysts predict trends for hotels and restaurants and restaurant spending in 2013 was up — but visits were down.
In the news, an economists predicts growth for the convenience store industry and the demand for mobile payments and digital gift cards is expected to increase at c-stores.
In the news are retail technology predictions for the New Year and trends that show tablet shopping and BI/analytics are on the rise.
The news includes advice on hotel loyalty programs, a projection that the holiday shopping season will be “positive overall,” and a question posed about whether Bluetooth could become the standard for mobile payment.
In the news this week, a study concludes the CPG industry is slowly adopting new technology, analysts forecast the demand for online grocery shopping to increase, and technology to manage product consistency across all channels could help store brands compete with national brands.
In the news this week, a study reveals augmented reality is on the rise and analysts share their predictions for 2014’s biggest trends — including personalization and location-based mobile.