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Viewpoints By Al Meyers

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Shout Out to Fit3D for its Innovative 3D Body Scans

Shout out to BodyBlock AI and Fit3D for using innovation to help brands fit their customers’ needs… literally.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Creating New Age Textiles and Fabrics

Shout out to Nanotex innovations for helping the retail industry create enhanced fabrics and textiles that look and feel better, last longer, are easier to maintain and care for and provide various types of protection.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: ThreeKit Revolutionizes the Digital Shopping Experience

Three Kit is revolutionizing the digital shopping experience through the power of 3D.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Staxx Reimagines Furniture

Hate assembling furniture? Staxx has created an innovative approach with flat-packed furniture that can be assembled without any tools or hardware.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Package Concierge®

Package Concierge is using their previous expertise deploying locker solutions for package delivery at apartment and multi-family residential complexes to help retailers improve the Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) process.

Article: NRF 2019: A Review of This Year’s Most Innovative Technologies

Kalypso retail expert Al Meyers went to NRF this year. Here's his review of the technologies that he believes will help support industry transformation as retailers seek to differentiate through better products and better internal capabilities.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Volumental Reinvents the Shoe Shopping Experience

Volumental has developed an innovative scanning system that replaces the Brannock foot measuring device.

Microblog: Consumer Innovation Shout Out: Feed Me Pronto Reinventing the Convenience Store

Feed Me Pronto is here to fix the problem of current unhealthy convenience store options, expensive health food offerings and a fragmented food industry that typically entails healthy grab-and-go as a secondary focus. Founder, Morgan Pieper, wants to put the convenience back into the convenience store, and she is going to do just that with the launch of the first Feed Me Pronto location in Dallas, Texas.

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: Xenio…giving retail stores a better way to serve customers

For years, eCommerce retailers have had real time data about who is on their site, what they are looking at, for how long, what they buy, etc. Brick and Mortar stores not being able to access this data is where Xenio saw a market opportunity to offer real-time customer visibility, analytics and dashboards to optimize the guest experience and the design and merchandising of physical locations.

Microblog: Retail Innovation Shout Out: MindSumo Takes Crowdsourcing to a New Level

This crowdsourcing company helps millennials earn money by applying their creativity and innovative thinking to help solve business problems posed by MindSumo’s customers.