Becky Wilson

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A Huge Store With Nothing For Sale, A “Girls Only” Mall, And The Future Of Physical Retailing

Offline shopping is ready for its Uber moment.<p>Imagine a mall that caters only to teenaged girls. How about a mall where every second storefront is a restaurant, bar, or café? Or imagine a mall that’s just a gigantic display room, where you can’t actually buy anything.<p>Farfetched? These malls already …

4 Reasons Nike's Business Will Explode

Athletic apparel and footwear is set to outperform the industry for the next five years, according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley.<p>That means that Nike, which leads the industry with $28 billion in annual sales, could see business boom. Other brands that could benefit include Under Armour, …

Aesop's Chelsea boutique is shrouded in copies of The Paris Review

One thousand editions of literary journal The Paris Review cover the ceiling of skincare brand Aesop's new store in Chelsea, New York (+ …

‘Webrooming’ shoppers research online, then buy in stores

Retailers hate it when customers whip out their smartphones in the middle of a store, check the Internet to match an item right in front of them, …

Best Buy to exit China

BEIJING—Best Buy Co. is selling its China division to a Chinese real estate group, exiting a country where the American electronics retailer has …

This weekend and next could be even busier for collections as retailers struggle to cope with surge in Christmas shopping<p>Waitrose is reporting a surge in shoppers choosing to pick up online shopping in stores as customers react to the problems affecting many retailers’ home delivery networks.<p>The …

Chinese Consumers’ Infatuation with ‘Britishness’

A recent survey of Shanghai and Beijing consumers found that “Britishness” was a leading factor in why Chinese shoppers are so fond of certain brands.<p>…

Korean Pop Culture’s Considerable Influence on Chinese Shoppers

Korean pop culture has taken China by storm, and it’s having a big influence on Chinese shoppers. The phenomenon, known as Hallyu, includes Korean …

For Mainland Chinese, Appetite for Hong Kong Shopping is Waning

Mainland Chinese are still traveling to Hong Kong, but their appetite for shopping there has diminished.<p>Reports by the Hong Kong Retail Management …

Redefining ‘made in China’: How one firm is forging a new path for manufacturers

For years, presidents and prime ministers were led into the heart of Beijing by the famous blue-and-white BMW roundel, affixed to the motorcycles at the head of China's official motorcades.<p>This year was different. When Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin came to Beijing in early November, they followed …

China Manufacturing Activity Falls to Seven-Month Low

HSBC’s Manufacturing PMI Falls to 49.5 in December<p>BEIJING—The preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, fell to a seven-month low of 49.5 in December, from a final reading of 50.0 in November, HSBC Holdings PLC said Tuesday.<p>A …

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The Secret to Protecting Your Brand Starts with Your Name

You want your business to stand out in the crowd. That’s why your brand should be highly memorable, emotionally compelling, and different from the …

7 Ways to Make “Write a Business Plan Month” Work for You

December is National Write a Business Plan Month! Every business owner needs a plan — whether you’re in startup mode, seeking financing or preparing …

How to Use Big Data to Improve Your Retail Store Sales

The term “big data” has been generating a lot of buzz in the past few years. But if you’re tuning out every time you hear it, assuming it’s only for …

How This Entrepreneur Became a Billionaire Without Marketing

When an entrepreneur becomes a household name, that usually means he or she has made it big. But for Elizabeth Holmes, notoriety wasn’t part of her …

Preparing to Sell Products Online: Steps in the Process

Thinking about selling products online in your business? If you’ve never sold online before, you have some things to consider and some decisions to …

How to Pick the Best Email Marketing Service for Your Small Business

If you don’t have a good email marketing program, you don’t have a good marketing program — period. A 2013 report from Custora, a New York City-based …

20 Suggestions to Boost Your Personal Productivity

It’s not just the idea but the execution that leads to success. So productivity is a major part of the equation.<p>But what happens when you hit that …

Inside Amsterdam's Frame Store by i29 Interior Architects

Dutch firm i29 Architects has designed the new Frame Store in Amsterdam. Having been commissioned<p>Dutch firm i29 Architects has designed the new Frame Store in Amsterdam. Having been commissioned by <i>Frame Magazine</i>, the store’s moody black and white interior features an assortment of panels hanging …

Trendspotting: From high street to high-end, which retailers are pulling it out of the bag this Christmas?

<b>As bricks and mortar retailers turn to new ways of enticing shoppers, we sent Emily Hunt and the team at Simpson Carpenter to some of London's top</b> …

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Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction

The e-commerce behemoth is coming, but that’s no longer news. Amazon is nearly 20 years old now, eBay just a year younger.<p>What is news? The behemoth is arming itself. New tactics, new friends and a hefty war chest mean that the old defenses insulating traditional retailers are no longer enough. …

Designer Rebecca Minkoff’s New Stores Have Touch Screens for an Online Shopping Experience

With Store Technology From eBay, Customers Try on More, and the Designer Tracks What They Buy and Leave Behind<p>What if clothing boutiques were more like websites, remembering everything you’ve tried on, passed over or purchased—and letting you submit requests via a touch screen?<p>Designer Rebecca …

Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez's Brooklyn Showroom

Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn's north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact of her clothing and accessory designs, the space …

Apple Store SoHo Presents Meet The Designer: Hiroshi Fujiwara Event Recap

Hiroshi Fujiwara made an appearance at the Apple store in SoHo to speak on his forthcoming<p>Hiroshi Fujiwara made an appearance at the Apple store in SoHo to speak on his forthcoming collaboration with Beats by Dre and the release of his fragment design x Air Jordan 1 sneaker. Hosted by Yu Ming, …

How Retailers Fight Back Against Shoppers Who Use Them As Showrooms

Showrooming, the practice of looking at items in a physical store and then buying them online, is yet-another pain-in-the-butt problem facing brick-and mortar retailers. Despite all the hand-wringing, however, there are ways to mitigate the problem.<p>First, there’s evidence to suggest that the …

Five retail technology trends you should know about

Brand journalism<p>To keep the brand front of mind between purchases, retailers are turning to journalism. Brand journalism has been prevalent in the travel industry for years (think of in-flight magazines) – but the opportunities for this in retail have exploded with more channels available through …

Costco Is Totally Eliminating Self-Checkout In Stores

"They are great for low-volume warehouses, but we don't want to be in the low-volume warehouse business," he told Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Costco has tested self-checkout in the past. Jelinek told Businessweek that human cashiers are more efficient.<p>His decision comes at a time when …

Tesco To Explore In-Store 3D Printing

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …