We know that the retail landscape is changing rapidly, but is speculation around the death of traditional bricks and mortar retail stores overblown?


Since its big fanfare opening, Amazon Go has become a firm establishment in Seattle and is now set to open in Chicago and San Francisco. What seemed like a futuristic concept is fast cementing itself as a retail reality.


Whilst it’s understandable that GDPR has been getting a lot of airtime recently, it’s surprising that there hasn’t been as much on this other EU directive. It will arguably have a bigger effect, particularly for the rail industry, and require a much more comprehensive approach to information security.


At Panasonic, we are working with retailers across Europe to bring these impactful in-store technologies to reality. Video analytics in particular can play a vital role across three key areas of the Connected Store.