Top Retail News Digest #3, May 2017 | 05-19-2017

When our team discusses such news, someone always recalls the William Gibson's “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed” quote:
Macy planning to have 100 percent of its inventory in every store tagged with Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tags by the end of 2017.
The home improvement retailer Lowe and Virginia Tech are testing a wearable robotic suit with lift-assist technology to provide special “superpowers” to employees and maximize their performance.
Target Corp. is to help shoppers create the living room of their dreams with a 360-degree, virtual reality-like experience on its website.
Walmart is testing tech-enhanced 'Next-Gen' stores featuring new layouts and technology to improve the shopping experience and meet customers’ needs.
At Google’s 2017 I/O keynote, CEO Sundar Pichai outlined 'AI first' future focused on building out artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across company’s suite products.