RetailNext empowers retailers with a variety of expanded smart store solutions

RetailNext empowers retailers with a variety of expanded smart store solutions

Complete 360-Degree Solution Empowers Retailers to Better Respond to Industry’s Shopper-Led Disruption

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 14, 2018 ), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced a variety of expanded capabilities and functionalities, including a world’s first retail edge sensor with onboard deep learning artificial intelligence and the industry’s widest field of view, enhanced retail analytics software benefits, and the further development of a complete partner ecosystem to solve for retail brands’ biggest challenges and opportunities. RetailNext is highlighting its comprehensive suite of solutions and partner ecosystem at NRF 2018, Retail’s Big Show & EXPO, presented by the National Retail Federation in New York City, today, January 14, through January 16.

“Long established as the industry’s de facto standard in retail analytics solutions, RetailNext is proud to further advance its smart store solutions built to empower retailers to be better, more shopper-responsive retailers,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “RetailNext’s suite of SaaS solutions, its groundbreaking Aurora sensor, its proven retail expertise and its powerful portfolio of technology partners position the company to extend its market leadership position.”

Expanded software capabilities eliminates guesswork

New for 2018, RetailNext has introduced new performance dashboards and other software enhancements into its SaaS platform, empowering retailers to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of store management with predictive and actionable insights. The new Performance Dashboard allows for easy comparison of in-store performance against any past period, including day, week and month, and permits real-time tracking toward the achievement of current performance goals.

“In this shopper-led retail revolution, it’s important for stores to respond nimbly to the needs of shoppers and deliver the exceptional shopping experience every customer deserves,” said Bridget Johns, head of customer experience and marketing at RetailNext. “Being able to benchmark your current position against both your own goals and the performance of peers within your organization and industry provides an understanding of the opportunities available to improve store performance.”

RetailNext’s Performance Dashboard utilizes an artificial intelligence platform that incorporates multiple data sources, including historical shopper traffic trends and relevant weather data, to forecast upcoming store traffic and other key performance metrics. Doing so allows store management to properly align staffing levels to peak shopping periods and corresponding store key performance indicators, all the while maintaining efficient inventory levels and optimizing in-store promotions.

Moreover, the RetailNext analytics platform condenses actionable insights to deliver automated, prescriptive remedies tailored specifically to improve a store’s business processes, visual merchandising, shopper satisfaction and more.

“RetailNext has expanded upon its platform capabilities to provide prescriptive recommendations based on each store’s current and real-time data, as well as its projected and forecasted opportunities,” added Johns, “freeing up the time of store managers and associates to get out of the back office and onto the selling and service floor where they can make a real difference.”

Aurora v2 sensor – industry’s widest field of view and a world’s first with onboard AI

Unveiled at The Big Show, the Aurora v2 all-in-one sensor provides the industry’s widest field of view and floor coverage, reducing stores’ hardware footprints and deployment costs, and minimizing the impact to stores’ aesthetic design. Like its predecessor introduced in 2016, Aurora v2 features simple plug-and-play installation, requiring no on-site, in-store servers. All retail analytics, including deep learning, occurs onboard the device, at the edge, and data is transmitted in real-time to the RetailNext cloud, enabling brands to collect and share powerful insights across every store across the enterprise.

“The wide field of view of the Aurora v2 sensor affords retailers an economically viable method to have complete floor coverage of a store,” said Arun Nair, co-founder and chief technology officer of RetailNext, “and, in turn, makes shopper full path analyses and other advanced analytics projects more feasible. It’s precisely those projects that enable retailers to develop a deeper understanding of in-store shopping behaviors and allows them to produce differentiated in-store shopping experiences.”

Aurora v2 is the first edge device to incorporate deep learning-based artificial intelligence onboard, in the device, empowering retailers to receive store-specific insights in an affordable manner. With RetailNext’s advanced human activity recognition software, retailers can benefit from Aurora’s deep learning capabilities to measure shopper and sales associate behaviors, including picking up of products, trying products on, taking or moving products or anything else a retailer would like to determine.

“The more retailers know about what’s happening in store, the better,” continued Nair, “and Aurora v2’s deep learning abilities allow retailers to do just that, automatically and at scale, over time, freeing up valuable resources to be allocated to shopper service and care.”

Partner ecosystem expands in breadth and depth

At retail’s Big Show, RetailNext is highlighting its continually growing, vibrant ecosystem of strategic and technology partnerships, as well as IT system integrators, with demonstrations incorporating customers UNTUCKit, Bose, Cos Bar, Allbirds, b8ta and Lolli and Pops.

Integrating store operations with merchandising, RetailNext showcases how retailers ensure the right product is at the right place at the right time, and features Acuitas Digital – an alliance with BTIntelSATO Global SolutionsNexgen Packaging and Valmarc Corporation – and its solutions for improving inventory visibility and management by measuring product and shopper movement on a single platform.

Additionally, RetailNext is previewing a new partnership with Facebook, with a beta initiative available to select retailers that provides aggregated and anonymized shopper demographic and behavioral data, empowering brands to better design more engaging in-store shopping experiences. Whether at the geographic-level, store-level or throughout an entire chain, retailers can better understand key demographic and behavioral attributes about store visitors as a complement to the in-store shopping behaviors captured through the RetailNext platform with every shopping journey.

“Without question, shoppers have ushered in a new era in retailing, and their collective expectations for easy, convenient, fun and friction-free shopping experiences rise year after year,” emphasized Johns. “IoT technologies and smart store solutions from RetailNext and its partners are solving for retail stores’ most pressing opportunities, proving the shopper-centered smart store is a today thing, not a tomorrow thing.”

Professional solutions see strategies through to execution

Long recognized as a retail industry thought leader, RetailNext is leveraging its own in-house retailing expertise with the talent, solutions and capabilities of its partner ecosystem to develop a full suite of professional consulting services.

“Strategic consultation is natural expansion of our existing advanced analytics practice,” continued Johns, “where we couple RetailNext’s extensive knowledge of retail and the in-store technology landscape with the right technology partners to complete custom engagements and studies. RetailNext’s additional professional services solutions will feature deep, consultative engagements utilizing the most appropriate partners in its 360-degree ecosystem to help retailing brands define and ultimately execute upon go-forward strategies.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

Nearly 400 retailers in over 75 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

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Media Contact:

Ray Hartjen

RetailNext, Inc.

(925) 895-5441

ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

SOURCE: RetailNext, Inc.

RetailNext enhances its SaaS platform with the new performance dashboards

Enhanced At-a-Glance Functionality and Artificial Intelligence Allows for Real-Time Updates on Performance Metrics and Elimination of Guesswork

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 14, 2018), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, introduced new performance dashboards into its SaaS platform, empowering retailers to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of store management with predictive and actionable insights. RetailNext is showcasing the capabilities of its industry-best analytics platform at booth #3165 at NRF 2018, Retail’s Big Show & EXPO, presented by the National Retail Federation in New York City, today through January 16.

“RetailNext’s new Performance Dashboard is integrated directly into its user interface and allows retailers to take the guesswork out of store management,” said Bridget Johns, head of customer experience and marketing at RetailNext. “Instead of relying on intuition or spending countless hours analyzing data, the Performance Dashboard allows store managers to focus their attention where it belongs most – engaging with staff and serving shoppers.”

Benchmark store performance against past results, goals and peers

The new Performance Dashboard allows for easy comparison of in-store performance against any past period, including day, week and month, and permits real-time tracking toward the achievement of current performance goals.

“In this shopper-led retail revolution, it’s important for stores to respond nimbly to the needs of shoppers and deliver the exceptional shopping experience every customer deserves,” added Johns. “Being able to benchmark your current position against both your own goals and the performance of peers within your organization and industry provides an understanding of the opportunities available to improve store performance.”

Predicted shopper traffic, powered by RetailNext artificial intelligence

RetailNext’s Performance Dashboard utilizes an artificial intelligence platform that incorporates multiple data sources, including historical shopper traffic trends and relevant weather data, to forecast upcoming store traffic. Doing so allows store management to properly align staffing levels to peak shopping periods and corresponding store key performance indicators, all the while maintaining efficient inventory levels and optimizing in-store promotions.

Moreover, the RetailNext analytics platform condenses actionable insights to deliver automated, prescriptive remedies tailored specifically to improve a store’s business processes, visual merchandising, shopper satisfaction and more.

“The first generation of smart store IoT analytics delivered data and actionable insights to store operators, but it still required analysis to develop the most appropriate corrective strategies to capture the available opportunities for improvement,” continued Johns. “RetailNext has expanded upon its platform capabilities to provide prescriptive recommendations based on each store’s current and real-time data, as well as its projected and forecasted opportunities, freeing up the time of store managers and associates to get out of the back office and onto the selling and service floor where they can make a real difference.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

Nearly 400 retailers in over 75 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

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Media Contact:

Ray Hartjen

RetailNext, Inc.

(925) 895-5441

ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

RetailNext Inc. and RetailNext are trademarks of RetailNext Inc. in the United States.

SOURCE: RetailNext, Inc.

RetailNext announces collaboration with Facebook to provide retailers shopper insights

Complementary Shopper Insights to Provide Understanding of Today’s New Shopping Journeys

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan. 13, 2018), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics, announced a new initiative with Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) available to select retailers. The goal of the product is to allow retailers to better understand their in-store shoppers in order to improve upon in-store shopping experiences. Facebook will power the tool with aggregated and anonymized store visitor insights as a complement to RetailNext’s retail analytics platform. RetailNext is previewing the collaboration alongside the capabilities of its industry-leading analytics platform at NRF 2018, Retail’s Big Show & EXPO, presented by the National Retail Federation in New York City, beginning tomorrow, January 14, through January 16.

“RetailNext is excited to begin incorporating Facebook’s store visitor insights with its own comprehensive in-store shopping activity data,” said Bridget Johns, head of customer experience and marketing at RetailNext. “Through the RetailNext platform, retailers understand the complete view of shopper traffic at the door and through the store, including where guests go, what engages them and what aids in conversion. Audience demographic insights from Facebook layers considerable texture to RetailNext’s in-store shopper data, empowering retailers to develop actionable insights and deliver better shopper service through their staffing models, store layout, product merchandising and marketing decisions.”

Contextualized brand performance

Whether at the geographic-level, store-level or throughout an entire chain, audience demographic insights and in-store shopping behavior will provide retailers the data necessary to improve upon the shopping experience and ensure brick-and-mortar stores’ relevance in this new era of shopper-driven retail.

“For over a decade, RetailNext’s SaaS platform has enabled retailers to accurately and very precisely measure shopper activity in-store,” added Johns. “With our collaboration with Facebook, retailers can now get a more complete view of the customer journey, allowing them to tailor their shopping experiences to those that consumers crave and deserve.”

Note: In preparation for this collaboration, Facebook has ensured user-level data will not be compromised as only aggregated and anonymized data will be shared

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

Nearly 400 retailers in over 75 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

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Media Contact:

Ray Hartjen

RetailNext, Inc.

(925) 895-5441

ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

RetailNext Inc. and RetailNext are trademarks of RetailNext Inc. in the United States.

SOURCE: RetailNext, Inc.

RetailNext announces positive forecast for U.S. retail performance over the November-December Holiday period

RetailNext announces positive forecast for U.S. retail performance over the November-December Holiday period

 

Mobile to Drive Sales Increases as Retailers Plot Their Most Important Quarter

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sept. 19, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced a positive forecast for U.S. retail performance over the November through December Holiday period, predicting a 3.8 percent year-over-year (YoY) lift in sales, driven in party by a 14.9 percent increase in YoY sales through digital channels.

Based on current retail trends and broader macro-economic data, RetailNext’s forecast for U.S. retail stores during Holiday 2017 (November – December) includes:

  • 3.8 percent increase in overall sales YoY for the U.S. retail sector (excluding automobiles and petroleum), with margins consistent with recent holiday seasons
    • Digital sales increase 14.9 percent YoY, while brick-and-mortar stores can expect a 2.1 percent increase in sales YoY
    • Top seasonal performers will include off-price, warehouse clubs, do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement and specialty stores in the jewelry, men’s fashion and home furnishings segments
    • Department stores and larger format discount stores will be most challenged and generally trend downward 3-4 percent, with only a few high performers bucking the negative trend
  • Total online and mail order sales will represent 13.5 percent of total sales in November and December
  • Total annual retail sales are on track to surpass $5 trillion in 2017, and online sales should break through the $550 billion level

“Holiday 2016 saw consumers slightly shift some of their holiday purchasing from October into November and December, and represents a trend of shoppers waiting until closer to actual events to make their purchases,” said Shelley E. Kohan, vice president of retail consulting at RetailNext. “A continuation of those shopper behaviors will put even greater emphasis for retail to make the most of the last two months of the calendar year.”

“Related to the calendar,” continued Kohan, “Black Friday has turned into a month-long shopping event that starts as soon as the trick-or-treaters turn in on Halloween. Mobile shopping will continue its growing importance in the shopping journey, placing increasing pressure on retailers to seamlessly deliver branded experiences across all shopping touchpoints, both online and in-store. As a result, the industry will see more online purchases on Thanksgiving and Black Friday than it will on Cyber Monday itself, as retailers work hard to create online/in-store synergies within their organizations to serve engaged, empowered and captivated shoppers.”

Retail Performance Pulse flash reporting

RetailNext will again publish its daily Thanksgiving Flash, a composite of key in-store retail metrics for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, designed to highlight macro retail performance and enable brick-and-mortar retailers and media to benchmark performance with frequent, near real-time updates. Based on the monthly Retail Performance Pulse, the Flash is developed from specialty and large format retail stores on the RetailNext analytics platform within the continental United States, and will be available starting Friday, November 24.

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

Media Contact:
Ray Hartjen
RetailNext, Inc.
(925) 895-5441
ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

RetailNext Inc. and RetailNext are trademarks of RetailNext Inc. in the United States.

Source: RetailNext Inc.

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CBL selects RetailNext as its smart property solution provider

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. & SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with RetailNext Inc., the worldwide leader in smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences. The comprehensive RetailNext platform will be deployed at two of CBL’s properties, Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina.

“This partnership supports our ongoing commitment to enhancing the shopper experience at our properties through the thoughtful deployment of leading edge technology,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and CEO.

“RetailNext’s platform will provide us with the data necessary to design and deliver the experience our customers demand, help inform future decisions and empower our partners to better succeed.”

CBL joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of over 350 retail brands, and represents the new breed of property operators reinventing the brick-and-mortar experience in today’s omnichannel environment.

As the retail landscape evolves to meet the demands of the modern consumer, progressive shopping center owners like CBL are utilizing enhanced technologies to capture the shoppers’ attention. Gaining a greater understanding of customers’ shopping habits through tools like RetailNext has become increasingly important to property owners. These insights afford retailers and property owners alike the ability to create more efficient and desirable customer experiences.

“RetailNext is honored and excited to be selected by CBL as its smart property solution provider as it continues its quest to revamp the shopping experience at its properties,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Over the past several years, there has been an exponential growth in the deployment of IoT-powered retail analytics platforms, with innovative and creative companies like CBL recognizing the value associated with deep insights into today’s shoppers and their values, behaviors and preferences. Shoppers no longer have to shop at malls, rather they want to shop at malls, and CBL is among the leaders in designing and delivering new state-of-the-art experiences in attracting and serving customers.”

About RetailNext
The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

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SOURCE: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

RetailNext to provide analytics solutions for ultra-premium quality wine producer and marketer Andrew Peller Limited

RetailNext to provide analytics solutions for ultra-premium quality wine producer and marketer Andrew Peller Limited

 

Award-Winning Vintner Focuses on Enhancing the Guest Experience at Two Ontario Wineries

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 17, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced it has entered into an agreement to provide analytics solutions for Andrew Peller Limited (TSX: ADW.A & ADW.B), a leading producer and marketer of award-winning premium and ultra-premium quality wines in Canada. The comprehensive RetailNext platform is being deployed to measure guest traffic and activities at Trius Winery and Restaurant and Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant, both located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

“We are excited to be partnering with RetailNext at two of our most popular estate properties,” said Tim Coons, Estate Manager at Trius Winery. “RetailNext’s traffic counting and smart store solutions allow us to better understand both the number of visitors we have at our estates as well as what experiences capture their attention and engage them the most, providing us the data necessary to refine our guest experience and better serve our clientele.”

With wineries in British Columbia and Ontario, Andrew Peller Limited markets wines produced from grapes grown in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, British Columbia’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and from vineyards around the world. Committed to serving the needs of its clientele, Andrew Peller also produces and markets premium personal winemaking products through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Vintners Inc., the recognized leader in personal winemaking products, distributing products through over 170 Winexpert authorized retailers and more than 600 independent retailers across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Additionally, Andrew Peller owns and operates 101 independent retail locations in Ontario under The Wine Shop and Wine Country Vintners names.

Andrew Peller joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of more than 350 brands with deployments in over 70 different countries, and represents a further expansion of the company’s market-leading SaaS platform from the brick-and-mortar retail stores industry vertical.

“RetailNext is honored to have been selected by Andrew Peller as its analytics solutions provider, and we are excited to working with them to understand visitor traffic and the overall guest experience,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Over the past several years, there has been a keen emphasis on developing unique experiences and nurturing lasting customer relationships, and innovative and creative brands like Andrew Peller recognize the value associated with deep insights into today’s consumers and their values, behaviors and preferences, and in turn develop extraordinary guest experiences to showcase their brands.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

Media Contacts:
Ray Hartjen
RetailNext, Inc.
(925) 895-5441
ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

Source: RetailNext, Inc.

RetailNext becomes the in-store analytics solution provider for Maziply Toys & Collectibles

RetailNext becomes the in-store analytics solution provider for Maziply Toys & Collectibles

 

Multichannel Retailer of Toys, Games, Gifts and Collectibles Focuses on Play, Education and a Seamless, Branded Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 8, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced it has entered into an agreement to be the in-store analytics solution provider for Maziply Toys & Collectibles, a multichannel toy company bringing joy to children through fun and inspiring toys while also bringing out the inner child of adults. The comprehensive RetailNext platform is being deployed at Maziply’s Kingston, Massachusetts storefront location.

“We are happy to be working with RetailNext as we grow and expand upon the shopper experience delivered in our store,” said Scott Mazerall, President at Maziply Toys & Collectibles. “We believe that play is the foundation of a child’s ability to grow. Integrating RetailNext’s solutions allow us to understand the most engaging aspects of our shoppers’ experiences within the store, and it allows us the same analytic abilities to test different concepts just like at our online store, continually raising our level of excellence in serving our customers.”

Maziply Toys & Collectibles was founded in 2014 by Kerri and Scott Mazerall originally as an online toy company, selling toys both on Amazon and at maziply.com. In 2015, Maziply expanded into brick-and-mortar retail with its first specialty toy store. Maziply is a member of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), where the company and its team members work to become nationally recognized as Certified Master Retailers and Play Experts.”

Maziply Toys & Collectibles joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of over 350 retail brands, and represents a growing segment of new, best-in-class retailers – including large online retailers, right-sized stores and small- and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) – who have entered or expanded physical footprints in the brick-and-mortar channel of today’s omnichannel retail industry.

“RetailNext is honored to have been selected by Maziply as its smart store solution provider as it expands into its brick-and-mortar presence,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “In the past several years, there has been a near exponential growth in the deployment of IoT-powered retail analytics platforms, with innovative and creative brands like Maziply recognizing the value associated with deep insights into today’s shoppers and their shopping behaviors, preferences and values, and in turn developing extraordinary shopping experiences, both online and offline, to best showcase the brand.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

Media Contacts:

Ray Hartjen
RetailNext, Inc.
(925) 895-5441
ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

Source: RetailNext, Inc.

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RetailNext becomes the in-store analytics solution provider for Allbirds

Innovative Footwear Brand to Showcase Shoes Made from Premium Natural Materials at New San Francisco Location

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( June 27, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement to be the in-store analytics solution provider for Allbirds, an innovative shoe company dedicated to making the most simple, comfortable and sustainable footwear it can using the world’s best natural materials. The comprehensive RetailNext platform is being deployed at Allbirds’ first-ever concept store in San Francisco, Allbirds On Hotaling.

“Integrating RetailNext’s SaaS platform into the new Allbirds concept store allows us to experiment and test different concepts to determine which are most intriguing and engaging to shoppers,” said Joey Zwillinger, co-founder of Allbirds. “Testing product and merchandising concepts allows Allbirds to better understand the core elements that make up customers’ shopping journeys, and in turn empowers us to continually lift our levels of shopper experience and service excellence to new heights.”

Founded by Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger, Allbirds was created with a vision to do things differently, to make better products in a better way, and resulted in producing a superfine merino-wool textile and an entirely new category of shoes inspired by natural materials. Allbirds is a certified B Corporation, meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, and a partner with Soles4Souls, committing to give used shoes new life and helping communities in need thrive in the process.

Allbirds joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of over 350 retail brands, and represents a growing segment of new, best-in-class retailers – including large online retailers, right-sized stores and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – who have entered or expanded physical footprints in the brick-and-mortar channel of today’s omnichannel retail industry.

“RetailNext is honored and excited to be selected by Allbirds as its smart store solution provider as it enters the brick-and-mortar format with its concept store,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Over the past several years, there has been an exponential growth in the deployment of IoT-powered retail analytics platforms, with innovative and creative brands like Allbirds recognizing the value associated with deep insights into today’s shoppers and their values, behaviors and preferences, and in turn developing extraordinary shopping experiences, both online and offline, as a means to showcase their brands.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

About Allbirds

Allbirds is an innovative shoe brand dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear they can using the world’s best natural materials. They’re on a mission to prove that comfort, good design and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The Wool Runner and Wool Lounger styles, made from superfine New Zealand merino wool, are lightweight, breathable and versatile. The shoes are available for $95 at www.allbirds.com.

The company was founded in 2015 by Tim Brown, a former professional soccer player, and Joey Zwillinger, an engineer and renewables expert. Allbirds is a certified B Corporation, which means the company meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Media Contacts:

Ray Hartjen
RetailNext, Inc.
(925) 895-5441
ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

Source: RetailNext Inc.

RetailNext to be the in-store analytics solution provider for natural cosmetics beauty firm 100% PURE

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 25, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences, announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement to be the in-store analytics solution provider for 100% PURE, a natural cosmetics beauty firm providing healthy and pure lines of nourishing personal care products. The comprehensive RetailNext platform is being deployed at 100% PURE’s retail stores throughout the United States.

“The 100 PURE shopping experience is intended to deliver a fully immersive, personalized experience,” said Ric Kostick, chief executive officer at 100% PURE. “By integrating RetailNext’s SaaS platform, 100% PURE is able to better understand the core elements that make up customers’ shopping journeys, in turn allowing us to further create exceptional and memorable shopping environments and experiences. RetailNext is a high return on investment expenditure for our stores, and it gives us the data to better compete in an environment where data is king.”

Founded in a Napa, California farmhouse in 2005, 100% PURE is a natural cosmetics beauty firm focused on providing healthy skin care, color cosmetics, and bath and body products – all 100% cruelty-free and 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins. 100% PURE currently owns and operates 12 stores in the United States and engages their strong online community at www.100percentpure.com.

100% PURE joins RetailNext’s rapidly growing global customer list of over 300 retail brands, and represents a growing segment of new, best-in-class retailers – including large online retailers, right-sized stores and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – who have entered or expanded physical footprints in the brick-and-mortar channel of today’s omnichannel retail industry.

“RetailNext is pleased and proud to be selected by 100% PURE as its smart store solution provider as it enters the brick-and-mortar format,” said Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Over the past several years, there has been an exponential growth in the deployment of IoT retail analytics platforms, with innovative and creative brands like 100% PURE recognizing the value associated with deep insights into today’s shoppers and their values, behaviors and preferences, and in turn developing extraordinary shopping experiences, both online and offline, as a means to showcase their brands.”

About RetailNext

The first retail vertical IoT platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores, brands and malls, RetailNext is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience. Through its centralized SaaS platform, RetailNext automatically collects and analyzes shopper behavior data, providing retailers with insight to improve the shopper experience real time.

More than 350 retailers in over 70 countries have adopted RetailNext’s analytics software and retail expertise to better understand the shopper journey in order to increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Learn more at www.retailnext.net.

Media Contacts:
Ray Hartjen
RetailNext, Inc.
(925) 895-5441
ray.hartjen@retailnext.net

Source: RetailNext, Inc.