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Tomorrow’s Food Will Warn You Before It Goes Bad

Every year, people around the world waste a staggering amount of food. A report from the World Resources Institute estimated that one-third of all food produced worldwide is lost or wasted as it moves from where it’s produced to where it’s eaten. The report also detailed that food loss and waste generates around eight percent

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Transforming the In-Store Experience with Smart Products

While retailers like Macy’s and JC Penney are closing stores, online giants that made their successes via the web, such as Amazon, are expanding their real-world retail presence with new brick-and-mortar stores. In the digital age, that sounds pretty crazy. Why would retailers who made their fortunes as online businesses take the risk to move

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How Fast Fashion Can Win Over Eco-Conscious Consumers

Consumer spending in the fashion industry is snowballing. People are buying clothes almost faster than the factories can make them. As a result, the number of garments purchased each year by the average consumer has increased by 60 percent since 2000, and with no sign of slowing down, clothing production has more than doubled since

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Connected Apparel and Footwear Bring Sports Fans Closer to Their Favorite Teams

Consumer loyalty is proving harder than ever to earn and keep. According to Accenture, more than half of consumers say the number of brands they consider has increased significantly over the past decade, and nearly half believe they’re currently more likely to switch brands compared to ten years ago. It’s therefore now imperative that brands

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How Smarter Packaging Can Help Food and Beverage Brands Regain Consumer Trust

Now, more than ever, consumers are paying attention to their food. According to a survey from Boston-based consultancy C Space, 76 percent of consumers are checking ingredients, 51 percent of consumers are checking where food comes from and 42 percent of consumers are looking for specific trustworthy claims. In fact, 43 percent of consumers say

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Why Amazon Dash Is a Threat to Brands (and How They Can Fight Back)

When Amazon’s wireless one-touch reordering device it calls “Dash” was announced three years ago, it received mixed reactions. Some considered it genius, others figured it would never take off, and then there were those who thought it was an April Fool’s joke. But since then, the Dash Button—which captures a replenishment order of a specific

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Food Brands Need to Make It Easier for Consumers to Know What They’re Eating

Food and beverage production is big business—with big hurdles. The $700 billion-a-year industry accounts for 13 percent of household consumption in Europe, but due to changes in the food market the world over, it’s also facing new challenges. Consolidating retailer power, an explosion of local craft brands, a lack of consumer trust and ever-stricter label

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Fraudulent Returns Are a Problem of the Past Thanks to Connected Clothing

Returns are currently a major issue for the retail industry. They present retailers with the difficult task of providing superior customer service by always giving the benefit of the doubt to their shoppers, while also having to simultaneously protect their business assets. A survey from Optoro reports that 71 percent of consumers said a positive

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When Products and Digital Signage Speak the Same Language

Digital signage is booming. From stores to offices and public buildings, screens are now commonplace. This is a domain our partner Screenly masters, managing 10,000 screens and counting. Their secret sauce? Simplicity! Their system is plug and play, making it possible to deploy a screen within minutes. Screenly’s system is built on the popular Raspberry Pi platform

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During a Product Recall, What If Your Food Could Tell You It’s Safe to Eat?

There’s never been a greater focus on what we eat and drink. Following numerous high-profile food recalls in the last few years—such as Mars’s massive international recall of candy bars made in its Dutch factory in early 2016 and the Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall in September of the same year—consumers are more conscious than

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