Despite the explosion in online shopping, physical retail still reigns supreme. According to the Commerce Department online only accounts for about 12% of sales, leaving the rest to be made up by physical stores. And though online shopping is gradually gaining on traditional shopping, there are many companies devoted to enhancing and streamlining the brick and mortar experience. Whether it's a Black Friday rush or just running an errand, technology is bringing some big changes to retail in the coming years.
Here are 10 companies whose technologies will transform the way we shop.
Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.