Thursday, April 21, 2016

2 tech trends ready to disrupt retail

Virtual and augmented reality and Internet of Things (IoT) are most likely to disrupt retail, at least in the short term.  That’s according to the first quarter 2016 Retail Innovation Report from the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART),

The report, based on analysis of visits to the CART site and ongoing conversations with executives across the retail supply chain, indicates that while the virtual reality market is currently driven mostly by gaming, shopping applications are being developed. High-end headset systems that connect to computers will not be common in retail for some time. However, lower-end headsets that connect to smartphones, such as Google Cardboard, are already being piloted by several major retailers.. . . more

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