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Canon Video Surveillance Business 2021 Examined

April 13th, 2022
Security

Motorola Solutions Purchases Envysion, their 5th Acquisition in Video & Access Control

November 9th, 2021
Smart Buildings

What Type of Smart Building Will Lead AI Adoption?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the inevitable future for buildings but just like the adoption of smart technology over the last decade, the introduction of AI will be different for each building vertical. Retail, hospitality, healthcare, and office buildings, for example, each discovered their own use cases for smart technology, their varying needs created different drivers […]

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Podcast #4: Bricks & Clicks! Digitizing the Traditional Retail Experience

In this new Podcast series, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. Bricks & Clicks! Digitizing the Traditional Retail Experience. In episode #4 we talk to Carita Weiss, Head of Payments at Coop Sverige, one of the biggest retailers in Sweden. Carita discusses their new store initiative ‘Scan & […]

Smart Cities

New Challenges for Commercial Real Estate Mean New Challenges for Cities

“The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis has hit the commercial real estate sector hard. Containment measures implemented in response to the pandemic severely affected economic activity and reduced the demand for commercial property,” states the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) April 2021 Global Financial Stability Report: Preempting a Legacy of Vulnerabilities. “Part of the adverse impact — […]

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Convenience Store Retrofits Enable a Checkout-Free Shopping Experience

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. There is a surge of interest in autonomous checkout technology for convenience stores, as the retail industry struggles more than most through this extended global crisis. The pandemic has helped bolster the case for a checkout-free contactless shopping experience, which mitigates the spread […]

Smart Cities

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Must Get Smart to Survive the Pandemic Era

This week, the 250-year-old UK department store Debenhams finally announced it would close all of its 178 outlets after nine months of struggle with the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, the 118-year-old US department store J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy in May 2020, just 2-months after the pandemic began. Business […]

Smart Buildings

Blurring the Line Between Retail Stores & Vending Machines

There is no better way to social distance than to remove people from the equation. That’s a growing view in a retail industry that is struggling more than most through this extended global crisis, where we have seen a surge of activity in the cashierless or automated retail space. Cashierless retail is not a new […]

Smart Cities

Lockdowns Strikes a Big Blow to Bricks-and-Mortar Retail

The UK saw the biggest drop in retail sales since records began 30-years-ago, despite record increases in grocery sales, especially alcohol. In March, US retail sales also slumped to their worst monthly decline since records began in 1982, despite record grocery retail numbers. Both these markets delayed the start of their lockdown and have not […]

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