Monthly Archives: January 2014

NRF 2014

NRF 2014

NRF 2014 “Jeff Bezos is out innovating the rest of the retail industry put together. It is time to innovate or die.” — Jeff Roster, Gartner This year’s NRF drew the largest attendance to date. Over 30,000 participants from all over the world travelled to NYC to discuss retail trends, innovative tech solutions and set the…

Fresh Brita Water Coming to a Wall Near You

Fresh Water coming to a wall near you! Yes, “wall”. On Thursday at the SunDance Film Festival in Utah, Brita found an innovative way to keep celebs, critics, filmmakers and fans hydrated. Using SnapTag mobile technology to activate immediate purchase, Brita brought festival-goers a virtual shelf of products, allowing consumers to shop in real-time. The…

CES 2014 Trends

  CES 2014 may have ended last week — but what I saw at this show will fuel my techno-geek dreams until CES 2015. This year’s show turned out to be the biggest one on record, with 3,200 exhibitors in over 2 Million square feet of exhibit space. The show floor was so big I logged 6.2…

Target’s Awesome ‘Awesome Shop’

Target is focusing on the online space more with a special focus on Pinterest. The Target in-house RAD (Rapid Accelerated Development) team has created the ‘Awesome Shop’ within the popular photo app. Still in beta, it allows the user to sort top-pinned items by certain preset categories as well as view the overall most most-pinned items…

Move over millennials. Tech-savvy boomers are here to stay.

Millennials are receiving a lot of attention these days.  They’re reportedly self-centered, entitled and can’t survive without technology.  And while Facebook usage is waning among the generation thanks to instant-gratification platforms such as Snapchat, what about older generations? Both of my grandmothers – proud baby boomers – are on Facebook, use a computer daily and…

Can Fitbits Be Fashionable?

Wearable technology brand, Fitbit, announced a partnership with designer Tory Burch at CES 2014. Items by the designer will include necklaces and wristbands that hold the Fitbit Flex – a product that launched in 2013 with the intention of providing consumers with a more stylish fitness tracker device. Despite a lack of style among fitness…