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2014 Review & Outlook

RIS NEWS – Whatever happens next year, whether it is surprising or epic, the following experts will be sure to see it coming and be prepared to manage it. See how a select group of retail’s thought leaders view the current state of retailing and what lies ahead for 2014. Includes insights from Ken Morris, principal, Boston Retail Partners.

http://risnews.edgl.com/magazine/December-2013/2014-Review—Outlook89767

A Conversation With BRP: The Future Of Omni-Channel Retailing

During a recent interview, a few of the consultants at BRP participated in an interesting discussion about the future of Omni-Channel Retailing.

A_Conversation_with_BRP-The Future of Omni-channel Retailing

VIDEO: Cyber Monday Kill Black Friday?

CNBC – ComScore says shoppers spent $1.5 billion on Cyber Monday, with Michael Matacunas, Parker Avery Consulting, and Walter Deacon, Boston Retail Partners. What impact did Cyber Monday have on Black Friday?

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000131632&play=1

Barneys revamps in-store checkout via iPad POS technology

LUXURY DAILY – Department store Barneys New York is giving in-store shoppers a more personalized checkout experience through a partnership with Infinite Peripherals that will equip sales associates with mobile point-of-sale devices at its flagship location. Includes quotes from Greg Sokolowski, vice president at at Boston Retail Partners.

http://www.luxurydaily.com/barneys-revamps-in-store-checkout-via-ipad-pos-technology/

Retailers Update In-Store Technology To Offer Real-Time Customer Engagement

RETAIL TOUCHPOINTS – Consumer demand for instant access to product information is driving developments around in-store technology. Ben & Jerry’s, 4food, The Home Depot and Motorola are a selection of companies introducing innovative new customer-facing retail strategies in the areas of: mobile POS, coupons and specials; smartphone check-out capabilities; personalized promotions; digital signage linked to Twitter feeds; improved in-store communications; cloud-based POS solutions; and other real-time strategies. Includes insights from the 2012 BRP POS Benchmarking Survey.

http://www.retailtouchpoints.com/shopper-engagement/1851-retailers-update-in-store-technology-to-offer-real-time-customer-engagement

Rethinking TCO for POS

RIS NEWS WHITE PAPER – Today’s point-of-sale revolution, with retailers looking to their POS solutions to accomplish more than ever before, requires a change in the definition of Total Cost of Ownership. Download this white paper to learn why expanded software and peripheral choices, virtualization/cloud options and mobile and omni-channel integration capabilities are being factored into today’s broader, more accurate TCO calculations. Includes insights from Boston Retail Partners’ POS Survey.

http://risnews.edgl.com/retail-whitepapers/Rethinking-TCO-for-POS80966