Intel Corporation today unveiled a range of technological innovations
that are driving new retail experiences for consumers and enabling
retailers to better understand and connect with customers. The solutions
feature popular brands including Boulanger*, Brooks Brothers*, Coop*,
Levi Strauss & Co.*, and Nordstrom*. The company also announced the
Intel® Retail Sensor Platform, the first vertical solution based on the
Intel® IoT Platform, designed to enable future retail systems with
New Retail Experiences
Intel is driving the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) for retail
by powering solutions that are behind several new and exciting shopping
experiences for customers. These include:
Digital scanning with Intel® RealSense™ technology for body
measurement to make a custom Brooks Brothers shirt using Size Stream*.
Precise foot scanning solution at Nordstrom* using Volumental*
technology to give recommendations for shoes that are a great fit.
A Capgemini* solution that uses Intel® RealSense™ and Intel® Core™
processors to instantly translate small-scale physical building blocks
into customizable 3-D room or store layouts to allow customers to
enter a virtual reality model and design their spaces how they want.
Coop*, a leading Italian grocer, is showcasing the supermarket of the
future, developed by Accenture* in collaboration with Avanade*,
featuring Intel technology to recreate the atmosphere of an open-air
market with a digital, interactive twist.
"Retailers seem to be turning a corner in terms of using new
technologies to better understand their business and connect with
customers," said Joe Jensen, vice president of Intel’s Retail Solutions
Division. “In fact, Lightspeed POS recently found that, compared to last
year, twice as many independent retailers are currently investing in
technology that uses data analytics and software to make smarter buying
“We want to serve customers in new and unique ways and we’re constantly
testing how technology can enhance our service experience,” Scott Meden,
Executive Vice President, GMM of Shoes, Nordstrom. “In our shoe
business, fit is a critical component of serving customers and we’re
excited to explore improving the accuracy and convenience of finding the
Understand and Connect with the Customer
Intel technology has been helping retailers lower operating costs,
increase sales and secure consumer data for many years. Now, with
increased data analytics, retailers are able to better understand and
connect with their customers by having more visibility about inventory
and customer shopping patterns.
WestRock*, a leading retail display provider, is now able to gain
real-time inventory insights using conductive ink technology from
T+ink* in its intelligent smart shelves and pegs. The technology will
enable real-time information about on-shelf product availability and
gives retailers the necessary data to ensure they have the right
product at the right time.
French retailer Boulanger* worked with Capgemini and Intel to create
new digital retail spaces in-store. The interactive and content rich
environment helps engage customers with virtual walls, and allows
employees and stores to perform better using analytics technologies.
Intel continues to drive security for the evolving retail customer
experience, with growing ecosystem support for Intel®
Data Protection Technology for Transactions, including HP*,
Ingenico* and Panasonic*.
New IoT Platforms for Retail
Available today, the new Intel
Retail Sensor Platform is the first vertical end-to-end Intel® IoT
Platform solution that combines an Intel-based retail sensor, an
Intel-based gateway, and the Intel Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP) to
provide a simple, affordable way for retailers to gather actionable,
near-real-time intelligence – saving money and converting more sales.
Levi Strauss and Co. is currently piloting the platform in three stores
in the United States.
Demonstrations of the solutions are on display at Intel’s NRF booth
(#2543) in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The
company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate
responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s
first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional
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