Category Archives: Retail Technology

E*Trade finds a new use for packaging

So you think product packages in the aisles of Target or CVS are just for shopping, think again. Now you can check out investment information on publicly traded companies while wandering through the store. Or while sitting in your kitchen … Continue reading

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IBM, Google, Augmented Reality and a Retail Revolution

My sense is that 2012 will be remembered as the transition from the second wave of mass retailing to the third wave. And some retailer is about to step up and own it, by creating a truly new retail format … Continue reading

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Replenish, The Prius of Packages

While listening to Jason Foster founder of Replenish at the FUSE conference last week, it struck me that both Replenish and the Prius seem like small short-term solutions to the same very big issue. Let me explain. The Replenish cleaner bottle … Continue reading

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If packages could listen like Siri

Packages are great at talking, but not great at listening, but this is going to change as soon as retailers and marketers adopt a technology that is part of the new iPhone 4s called Siri. We hear their voices as … Continue reading

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Rethink the food label

The FDA is looking for constructive ideas to revamp food labeling and update the way ingredient and nutritional information is presented to the consumer. I have three thoughts. 1. It’s about time! 2. You can still have an impact! 3. … Continue reading

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The Virtual Tesco, and Mobile 2.0 Thinking

We all sense that the growth and adoption of mobile technology is extraordinary. And at a fascinating seminar led by Andrew Hawn and David Luttenberger of Iconoculture at the FIT campus in New York yesterday, some facts were presented about retail … Continue reading

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Josiah Wedgwood and Steve Jobs, both utilitarian, both utopian

I’ve been pretty busy this semester with my faculty position at the new School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding program. It’s been terribly exciting, but the blog has been a little quiet. My apologies. Gave a lecture last night … Continue reading

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