DATATRAC: Retail and Foodservice Technology – March 2016
• American Apparel has implemented the Index Hosted Gateway, a cloud-based payment infrastructure. According to the company, American Apparel will obtain the ability to secure card payments at the POS with both point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and EMV authentication. Mobile payments will also be accepted.
• The North Face will launch a Watson-powered mobile shopping application in April 2016 that allows shoppers to speak with the artificial intelligence computer for use within a retail environment.
• The Container Store is using an application from PlumSlice’s Select to assist with product selection and procurement.
• Home Depot’s mobile application is remaining successful through interactive customer features, most notably an augmented reality feature that lets customers visualize products inside their homes. The application also features access to real-time inventory and 3-D store maps.
• Albertsons LLC is partnering with IRI for point-of-sale data, category insights, and market information.
•Golub Corporation, which operates the Price Chopper supermarket chain in the Northeast, has selected Park City Group’s Scan-based Trading solution to assist in vendor collaboration through direct-store delivery.
• Tops Markets is employing sales modules from Profitect to leverage advanced analytics, with a focus on improving loss prevention and customer service efforts.
• Checkers Drive-In Restaurants utilized Buxton’s web-based analytics platform to help identify growth opportunities through a customized real estate model.
• Papa John’s is utilizing transportation modeling capabilities from the Manhattan Associates Transportation Management Solution.