Regi-Robo makes cashiers and baggers redundant

Barcodes and laser scanners may have made life easier for store cashiers, but the next evolution in checkout technology could put them out of a job. In Osaka, Japan, a Lawson convenience store, through a partnership with Panasonic, demonstrated a new checkout system that scans groceries, tallies up the bill,...

March 9, 2017 Read More

High levels of formaldehyde found in Chinese-made floors sold in North America

Chinese-made flooring sold in North America has high levels of formaldehyde – a known carcinogen – according to tests done by the Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association.

“We went into a retail store and grabbed a sample, tested it and six out of eight flunked,” says Kip Howlett, President of the HPVA,...

July 5, 2016 Read More

EMV Compliance: Trick or Treat?

11/02/2015   Halloween has come and gone again but for many retailers the pending EMV compliance requirement is a re-occurring horror show with serious consequences.

What is EMV?

Europay/MasterCard/Visa (EMV) standard is a legal framework that shifts the liability for fraudulent credit card charges rung through device that don’t require contact chip cards...

November 6, 2015 Read More

Extra-thin labels reduce haircare maker’s packaging waste

Haircare products maker Vogue Intl. switches to thinner labels for its bottles, reducing the environmental impact of its packaging by 26% to 34% in a number of categories.

Vogue International, the makers of OGX haircare products, recently collaborated with Avery Dennison to reduce the environmental impact of pressure-sensitive labels on its packaging...

September 29, 2015 Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad: 10 Extremely Good Years

By David Roman, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Lenovo

We never stand still at Lenovo – we are always creating, refining and innovating devices to better meet our customers’ ever changing needs.  Even though we are constantly moving forward, it is important to remember where we started and why...

May 11, 2015 Read More

Stronger Supply Chains Are the Key to US Manufacturing Growth

Since 2010, the U.S. manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth—often referred to as the manufacturing renaissance—due to a combination of organic growth, foreign direct investment and reshoring by companies like Apple, Caterpillar and Whirlpool returning their operations to the United States. According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve,...

January 26, 2015 Read More

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