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Smarter Retail

From recognition to research to reviews, today's consumers are in control. They are increasingly comfortable using social, location and mobile technologies while shopping, but they want a truly integrated shopping experience while doing so. In response, retailers must provide consistency and convenience across every consumer touch point.  Retailers are increasingly using Big Data, analytics and cloud computing to meet consumer demands.

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News releases
Date Title
26 Feb 2014 Tesco Uses IBM Augmented Reality Mobile App to Manage Product Placement
14 Jan 2014 IBM Cloud Helps Leading Retailers Quickly Adapt to Changing Consumer Trends
13 Jan 2014 IBM Study: Consumers Willing to Share Personal Details, Expect Value in Return
17 Dec 2013 IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years
03 Dec 2013 Cyber Monday Goes Mobile With 55 Percent Sales Growth, Reports IBM
30 Nov 2013 IBM Reports Record Online Shopping for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
21 Aug 2013 IBM Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape For Retail Industry Consulting Capabilities
29 Jul 2013 Strong Housing Sales and End-of-Season Discounts Fuel 28 Percent Growth in Mobile Shopping, Reports IBM
16 May 2013 Mother’s Day Online Shopping Up 15 Percent. Reports IBM
27 Feb 2013 Online Retailer LabelSneak Captures Consumer Attention with Unique Shopping Experience
24 Jan 2013 Online Fashion Retailer Privalia boosts its Flash Sales Business with IBM Smarter Commerce
16 Jan 2013 IBM Partners with Signet Jewelers on Digital Makeover to Boost Customer Experience, Online Sales
15 Jan 2013 IBM Helps Retailers Deliver Consistent Brand Experience Across Expanding Consumer Buying Channels
15 Jan 2013 IBM Survey: Shoppers Poised to Dramatically Expand Purchasing Power Beyond the Store
14 Jan 2013 IBM Social Sentiment Index Predicts New Retail Trend in the Making
27 Nov 2012 Cyber Monday Online Shopping Reaches All Time High Increasing 30 Percent over 2011, Reports IBM
24 Nov 2012 Early Promotions Drive Record Online Sales for Thanksgiving, Fuels Black Friday Retail Surge, Reports IBM
16 Jul 2012 Mobile Retail Commerce Rises While Social Shopping Drops in Second Quarter, Reports IBM
06 Apr 2012 IBM Forecasts Robust Gains in 2Q Home Furnishings Sales
17 Jan 2012 Retailers with Benefits: When Giving Up Personal Information Really Pays Off
17 Jan 2012 Leading Global Retailers Meet Changing Consumer Demands with IBM Smarter Commerce
17 Jan 2012 Customer Checkout Getting Easier, Faster, Smarter with IBM Retail Systems
17 Jan 2012 Abercrombie & Fitch Expands Online Business With IBM Smarter Commerce
10 Jan 2012 Mobile Shopping Doubles Over December 2011 Holiday, Reports IBM

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  • Ginni Rometty at National Retail Federation Conference

    IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty Addresses National Retail Federation Show

    Date added: 13 Jan 2014

    IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty delivers an address on how changing customer expectations and major technology shifts such as Big Data and cloud computing are reshaping commerce at the National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention & Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Monday, January 13, 2014. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM CEO and Macy's CEO at NRF

    CEO's of IBM and Macy's Discuss Changing Retail Industry at National Retail Federation Show

    Date added: 13 Jan 2014

    IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty and Macy's Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren discuss how retailers are being affected by new technologies such as analytics and cloud computing at the National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention & Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Monday, January 13, 2014. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Buying Local Will Beat Online

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Buying Local Will Beat Online

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    In five years, buying local will become du jour once again. Savvy retailers will use the immediacy of the physical store and proximity to customers to create experiences that cannot be replicated by online-only retail. They will magnify the digital experience by bringing the web right to where the shopper can physically touch it or the instant gratification of same-day delivery. (Credit: IBM)

  • Jewelry Sales to Shine in 2013

    Jewelry Sales to Shine in 2013

    Date added: 04 Apr 2013

    Jewelry sales are expected to grow more than 11 percent in the second quarter and nine percent overall this year, according to a new Big Data-based retail forecast from IBM. Improved consumer confidence, lower unemployment and enhanced stock dividends from the fourth quarter of 2012 have people ready to spend on luxury items like jewelry again. The forecast applies patented IBM algorithms to some 22 years of historical retail data. As a result, it's over 97 percent accurate -- four times as accurate as retailers’ own forecasts. (Credit: IBM)


Contact(s) for the Press kit

Joanna Brewer
IBM Media Relations
415-545-2270
jmbrewer@us.ibm.com

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