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Is This the Year of the Beacon?

Is This the Year of the Beacon?

It’s a new year. 2016. All the shopping, all the traveling, all the holiday meals, all the relatives, all the returns, and of course, all the Star Wars. Done. We made it. So let’s look at the year ahead of us. What’s in store for retail technology in 2016? That’s a pretty broad question and…

From the Westside: Fresh & Easy Exits US Market

It comes as no surprise to many retail watchers that British parent company Tesco announced this morning that it will attempt to sell all 200 Fresh & Easy stores, located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Incredibly, the chain did not make any money during its 5-year duration in the US. It’s an unfortunate situation for…

Pop-Up #Retail for Man AND His Best Friend

Hair-brain scheme? I think not. Some very smart people are helping a local Dallas charity with a fun new pop-up retail idea.  What do you get when you combine an urban running trail, an ice house, a barber shop, dog groomer and food bank? This. A brilliant promotion that ties behaviors and interests like fitness, pets, grooming…