Robot shopping trolley, picture courtesy Pixabay

Robot shopping trolley: Coming to a superstore near you… maybe

Another day, another robot story. And more specifically, another Wal-Mart tech story. It seems the US retail giant is now working with Five Elements Robotics to develop a robotic shopping trolley. Five Elements is the company behind Budgee, the $1,400 “friendly robot that carries your stuff,” and its CEO Wendy Roberts mentioned the new project…

Guess uses big data tech to boost local in-store shopping

Modern retail is all about omnichannel but finding the sweet spot where the website helps drive traffic into stores and where the stores help drive shoppers online (all while increasing, rather than cannibalising, sales) is hard. Now Guess is planning a tech assault designed to get those clickers through its physical store doors, in the…