5 ways stores and restaurants are using the iPad

More than 25 percent of electronic tablets will be bought by businesses in 2011, a report said. Here are five companies at the cutting edge.

According to Deloitte, more than 25 percent of electronic tablets—iPads, for instance—will be bought by businesses in 2011, reports the Chicago Tribune. That trend will continue into 2012, Deloitte predicts.

On Sunday, the Tribune reported on nine retailers that are riding the iPad trend. Here are four of the retailers from the story, plus one restaurant, a sushi place in Chicago that’s replacing menus with iPads.

1. Make Up For Ever, a cosmetic company that set up iPad stations at its boutiques in Sephora stores in New York, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Las Vegas, reports the Tribune. Here’s how Make Up For Ever is using these iPads, according to the Tribune:

The iPad is fixed to a gondola and allows shoppers to update their Facebook pages, tweet about their shopping experience and access face charts for browsing makeup combinations. Eventually customers will be able to upload a digital photo of their own faces for a virtual makeover.

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