NRF 2024: Latest Innovations in Retail Technology Solutions

The NRF: Retail’s Big Show 2024 in New York City became a stage for cutting-edge retail technology solutions, as various technology suppliers showcased their latest innovations. Here are some of the key highlights:

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Jumpmind Transforms In-Store Experiences with Cloud-Native POS Solution

Retail technology solutions provider Jumpmind made a significant announcement at the event, revealing the deployment of its cloud-native, mobile-first Point of Sale (POS) and CX Connect interactive customer engagement solution. This deployment aims to enhance in-store experiences globally at Build-A-Bear Workshop retail stores.

NIQ and Databricks Join Forces for a Groundbreaking Supply Chain Solution

Powerhouse companies NIQ and Databricks collaborated to unveil a revolutionary Supply Chain Solution aimed at transforming the retail landscape. Built on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform, this solution facilitates real-time collaboration, marking a significant leap forward in retail technology.

Direct Source Unveils Advanced Retail Technology Innovations

Retail technology consultant and integrator Direct Source introduced a range of innovations at NRF 2024, including convertible POS systems, streamlined self-service solutions, advanced inventory management tools, and generative AI. These solutions are designed to optimize in-store operations, enhance employee performance, and elevate customer interactions.

UKG Showcases AI-Powered HCM Suite

HR, payroll, and workforce management provider UKG took the opportunity to showcase its AI-powered Human Capital Management (HCM) suite, highlighting the latest advancements in workforce technology.

Hanshow Redefines Retail Spaces with Polaris Pro Series

Hanshow introduced the Polaris Pro series, aiming to redefine adaptability in retail spaces with advanced placement flexibility. The series facilitates seamless integration into diverse store layouts, offering a new level of adaptability for retailers.

Jabil and Revolut Collaborate for Global Expansion

Jabil announced ongoing innovation in collaboration with Revolut, a digital banking pioneer, to support the neobank’s global expansion in merchant acquiring. The partnership focuses on Jabil’s custom, pre-certified Point-of-Sale (POS) hardware platform and other retail automation technologies.

Equinox Payments Unveils Luxe 8700x Payment Solution

Equinox Payments revealed its new Luxe 8700x payment solution, showcasing a perfect combination of form and function. This device is part of Equinox’s portfolio of innovative payment solutions, spanning fixed and mobile devices, payment software, and other value-added services.

Algolia Advances Generative AI Capabilities

AI Search and Discovery platform Algolia announced an initiative to advance its Generative AI capabilities, specifically tailored to deliver unparalleled search and discovery experiences for merchants and shoppers.

FedEx Introduces fdx: A Data-Driven Commerce Platform

FedEx unveiled fdx, the first data-driven commerce platform connecting the entire customer journey. This platform aims to make it easier for companies to grow demand, increase conversion, optimize fulfillment, and streamline returns.

Ikigai Labs Showcases Generative AI Platform for Retail Applications

Ikigai Labs showcased the retail applications of its generative AI platform for tabular data, offering a novel approach to data reconciliation, demand forecasting, and planning.

ATEC America Unveils LC71AR Back-Office Recycler

Cash automation solution specialist ATEC America introduced its new LC71AR back-office recycler at NRF 2024. This compact solution manages cash in retail settings, recycling banknotes and coins.

GroupBy Implements AI Search & Discovery Shopify App with Blue Zone Planet

SaaS-based eCommerce search and product discovery leader GroupBy announced the implementation of the GroupBy AI Search & Discovery Shopify app with Blue Zone Planet. This application aims to create a more relevant search experience for shoppers, utilizing AI-first technology.

SymphonyAI and Microsoft Partner for Retail AI Software Applications

SymphonyAI, a leader in predictive and generative enterprise AI SaaS, joined forces with Microsoft to bring leading retail AI software applications using Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to retailers and consumer packaged goods companies worldwide.

Sensormatic Solutions and Allbirds Collaborate for RFID-Enabled Inventory Accuracy Retail solutions portfolio

Sensormatic Solutions, in collaboration with lifestyle brand Allbirds, announced their collaboration to enhance Allbirds’ customer experience with radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled inventory accuracy.

Salesforce Unveils Data and AI-Powered Tools for Enhanced Shopping Experience

Salesforce announced new data and AI-powered tools designed to transform every shopping experience. With generative AI built into Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud, retailers can optimize customer interactions in real-time, driving loyalty, revenue, and employee productivity.

NCR Voyix Corporation Launches Next Generation Self-Checkout Solution

NCR Voyix Corporation, a provider of digital commerce solutions, introduced its Next Generation Self-Checkout Solution powered by the NCR Voyix Commerce Platform.

Logile’s Thermal Intelligence Solution Implemented by Coborn’s

Logile announced the successful rollout of its Thermal Intelligence solution to all banners of Midwestern grocery retailer Coborn’s, Inc., covering locations across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

FourKites Showcases Real-Time Visibility Integration with Zebra Technologies

Supply chain visibility company FourKites, a Technology Alliance Partner in Zebra Technologies’ PartnerConnect Program, showcased its real-time visibility integration with Zebra’s Workcloud Workforce Optimization Suite at NRF 2024.

SymphonyAI Records Significant Growth in Retail CPG Vertical in 2023

SymphonyAI reported substantial growth in its retail Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) vertical in 2023, with annual recurring revenue surging over 30 percent. The growth was attributed to key customer acquisitions, including Marks and Spencer, Save Mart, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Calsun, Save-A-Lot, Southern Co-op, Scotmid, Metro Digital GmbH, Rimi Baltic, Intermarché, and REMA 1000.

Mojix Introduces maiven to Address Inventory Challenges

Real-time item-level visibility solutions leader Mojix introduced maiven, a new product designed to address crucial inventory challenges in modern retail businesses.

PriceSmart Expands Use of RELEX Solutions

PriceSmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia, announced an expansion of its use of solutions provided by RELEX, a provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions.

Verint Demonstrates Open Platform Capabilities for Retailers

The Customer Engagement Company, Verint, demonstrated its open platform capabilities for retailers at NRF 2024, showcasing its commitment to empowering retailers with advanced customer engagement solutions.

Zebra Technologies Expands Retail Offerings for The Modern Store

Zebra Technologies, a digital solution provider, announced an expansion of its retail offerings to advance The Modern Store by Zebra, aiming to help retailers address critical operational challenges.

Kinaxis Expands Retail Offering with AI- and ML-Powered Innovations

Supply chain management platform Kinaxis announced an expansion of its retail offering, introducing multiple new AI- and ML-powered innovations.

Pivotree Unveils Frictionless Commerce Solutions at NRF 2024

Frictionless commerce solutions and services provider Pivotree unveiled its latest solutions at NRF 2024, showcasing innovations aimed at enhancing the retail experience.

Zebra Technologies and Office Depot Showcase Efficiency with Workcloud Software

Zebra Technologies and Office Depot announced their collaboration, highlighting how the retailer operates with efficiency using Zebra Workcloud software and Zebra’s mobile computing solutions. Office Depot will showcase its Modern Store transformation, emphasizing improvements in customer experience and employee engagement.

Titan Brands Optimizes End Customer Experience with Korber’s OMS and WMS Online retail company

Titan Brands, specializing in fitness equipment and outdoor items, achieved success in optimizing the end customer experience through an integrated interplay of Korber’s Order Management System (OMS) and Warehouse Management System (WMS).

Advantech Showcases POS System and Industrial-Grade Tablet

Advantech showcased its latest award-winning point-of-sale (POS) system USC-300 Series and industrial-grade tablet AIM Series, along with all-in-one touch computer UTC Series and box PC UBX Series.

Brother International Highlights Business Printing Solutions

Brother International has showcased its range of business printing solutions at NRF 2024, emphasizing its commitment to providing innovative printing solutions for businesses.

Blue Yonder Demonstrates Cognitive Capabilities for Supply Chain Enhancement

Blue Yonder showcased how its cognitive capabilities and end-to-end interoperability help retailers make better, faster, and more impactful decisions by breaking down silos between people and data, unlocking hidden value within their supply chain.

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