Unified Grocers will install beacons in select West Coast locations to mimic ecommerce experiences in physical stores by transmitting custom coupons, loyalty rewards and shopping list reminders directly to mobile phones.
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Online travel agency Destinia.com has released the free “Hotel Near Me” application following what it claims is the world’s first successful hotel booking through Google Glass.
Walmart is expanding its Savings Catcher online receipt comparison tool nationwide and including access via its mobile application for the first time to help in-store shoppers save more.
Apple latest mobile operating system update, iOS 8, is likely to have several implications for retailers, the biggest of which could be from making Touch ID available to third party developers, extensions and widgets.
Starbuck’s beta launch of mobile pre-ordering in South Korea sets the stage for a broader roll out and has the potential to be another home run for the chain if it can successfully reduce customer wait times.
Sephora hopes to transform how women shop for cosmetics with a new 3D augmented reality mirror that simulates the application of makeup on a user’s face photo-realistically in real-time.
The newly relaunched Donatos Pizza Website is one of the first fully responsive mobile commerce sites in the restaurant industry, and comes at a time when consumers’ digital experiences are becoming increasingly imperative in the pizza segment.
Southwest Airlines is now accepting mobile boarding passes at 28 total U.S. airport locations, its newest convenience feature that enables fliers to pass security and board an aircraft simply by waving their mobile device.
SemaConnect, which makes electric vehicle charging stations, has launched an application on Google Glass to make it easier for drivers to navigate to the closest charging stations at a nearby Walgreens or Dunkin’ Donuts.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-casual franchise known for its fresh, handmade, customizable Southwestern food, will roll-out new online catering offerings this June throughout all digital platforms designed to improve sales across its more than 500 locations.