Lowe’s takes a leap into virtual reality
Lowe’s is taking a big step into the future with the launch of the Lowe’s Holoroom, a life-size, 20-ft.-by-20-ft. virtual room that uses augmented reality and 3-D technology to create simulations of home interiors.
“We know that for many homeowners, the struggle to visualize a completed home improvement project or to share that vision with others can stop a project in its tracks,” said Kyle Nel, executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs. “The Holoroom is our solution, enabling consumers to visualize their project and share that vision with family and friends.”
Basically, the way it works is that customers can select a collection of products, step into the Holoroom, and change up the room design as they see fit. They can also create a take-home printout in order to view a 3-D model of the room at home, as well as share the room through a free mobile app.
The Holoroom is the first export of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, a technology incubator of sorts that draws on the expertise of start-ups, universities, various experts and other companies. For one, innovation consultancy SciFutures had a hand in helping create the Holoroom.
The Holoroom will debut in select Toronto stores this year, beginning with a collection of bathroom products. Customers will be able to choose from additional product categories and rooms as they’re added over the next year or so.
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Monthly sales up 0.3% in May
May picked up the pace a bit in the retail sector, with monthly sales improving 0.3% for the month after a fairly stagnant winter season. However, the results still fell below economists’ expectations.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales were $437.6 billion in May, a 4.3% improvement over 2013.
On their own, retail sales fared slightly better, up 0.4% for the month. The progress was largely carried by auto and other motor vehicle dealers (up 11.1% year-over-year), as well as nonstore retailers (up 7.4% since last year).
Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (NAICS category 444) were actually in second place for month-over-month improvement in May. The category was up 1.1%, below motor vehicles but above nonstore retailers. The 444 companies were up 4.6% for the year.
Department stores saw the biggest decrease in May, down 1.4%.
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