August 13, 2015

Wearable devices will extend beyond fitness tracking to include two-way communication between the user and the healthcare ecosystem, Frost & Sullivan reports. 

June 18, 2015

Brian Tilzer, SVP and chief digital officer of CVS Health, sat down with Drug Store News at the opening of the CVS Digital Innovation Lab in Boston on June 18 to discuss the strategy behind the lab and CVS’ larger goals for transforming healthcare through digital technology.

May 20, 2015

“When Opti-Grab came out, I thought it was the greatest thing ever. And I bought a pair. And this is the result, ”a badly cross-eyed Carl Reiner says during his mock press conference in Steve Martin’s 1979 comedy classic “The Jerk.”

I remember thinking about that scene when I first heard about Google Glass a few years ago.

May 7, 2015

Shoppers think it's cool to get digital help finding relevant products and information as well as navigating the store, according to a study by RichRelevance. But they are creeped out by digital capabilities that identify, track and use location and demographics

April 6, 2015

Omnichannel solutions provider RichRelevance has hired a former WalmartLabs executive to serve as its chief product officer.

March 20, 2015

Google and Intel announced a new partnership with luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer to develop a Swiss smartwatch.

March 9, 2015

Despite a large amount of hype, most consumers interested in wearable technology are not currently planning to buy an Apple Watch when it becomes available.

February 20, 2015

The global wearable devices market will grow to 187.2 million units annually by 2020.

 

December 11, 2014

It’s the early days of the wearables sector and already 1-in-5 consumers own a wearable device, and 1-in-10 use that device every day.

November 13, 2014

Target has acquired Pittsburgh-based PoweredAnalytics, a start-up that has developed an in-store personalization platform, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported.

October 30, 2014

Kroger is focused on expanding its omnichannel capabilities, the grocer shared Wednesday during an investor presentation. 

September 2, 2014

Google last week announced that it has been testing a small fleet of drones in Australia in an effort to remove "the friction of moving things around" as part of an initiative called "Project Wing."

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

June 26, 2014

Parks Associates on Wednesday announced that 2% of U.S. broadband households purchased a smart watch in 2013, with another 4% very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.

March 21, 2014

Armada's Specialty Pharmacy Summit and Expo returns to the Wynn Las Vegas May 5 to 9, to celebrate a decade of leadership in the specialty pharmacy industry.

February 10, 2014

Mackenthun's Supermarket hopes to gain insight into shopper behavior through analyzing scans performed with the ShopWell nutrition personalization app.

November 1, 2013

A recent survey, dubbed the “Retail Buying Experience,” by Experticity has revealed an expertise gap among sales associates at retail. The survey also found that consumers value expertise above all else, but 2-out-of-5 consumers said they are routinely disappointed by the lack of expertise they encounter in the stores.

The survey findings really point to one word: personalization. Like the survey says, consumers want help with their buying decisions, and they want the retailers to be an active player in their shopping experience. They want retail sales associates who have product knowledge, can help in selecting the right products, have category knowledge and can assist in finding alternatives when the first choice is not available. They want personalization.

March 20, 2013

Google is looking to launch a competitor to Amazon Prime, according to published reports.

December 14, 2012

A new survey by Wolters Kluwer Health indicated that a large majority of consumers think it's a good thing that more individuals are taking a larger and more active role in their own health care.

This should come as no surprise, as recent years have seen tremendous growth in things like electronic personal health records, mobile apps and use of social media. It also ties in with trends in the devolution of health care to the consumer level, such as retail clinics.