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25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

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Lavazza Has Built A Coffee Machine For The ISS

The ISS will have its own 'Space Cafe' after Italian coffee brand Lavazza unveiled the 'ISSpresso', the first coffee machine built specifically for …

@WalmartLabs Grabs Its First “Silicon Alley” Startup With Acquisition Of Fashion App Stylr

@WalmartLabs, the retailer’s Silicon Valley-based R&D and innovation center, is today announcing its 13th acquisition — and its first from New York’s “Silicon Alley” — with the acquisition of fashion app Stylr. The app, which helps consumers find clothes they love in nearby stores, will be shut …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Advertising

These companies illustrate what the future of the business looks like.<p>1. GoPro<p><b>For letting everyone in on the extreme-sports video action.</b> Few companies have built their brand identity on the back of content as completely and entertainingly as the San Mateo, California–based camera maker. It’s no …

Coca-Cola experiments with smart fridges to bridge in-store, mobile engagement

Coca-Cola?s tests with a line of interactive refrigerators integrated with augmented reality and mobile technology highlights the need for marketers …

eCommerce

Volvo's concept Roam Delivery service brings your groceries right to the trunk of your car

If you thought home delivery was the ultimate in convenience, you need to see this.<p>The drive-through, the ultimate in mobile convenience, has finally been bested. Now, thanks to the connected car efforts of Volvo and Ericsson, the food can come to your car, regardless of where it is. At the 2014 …

Half-Desk, Half-Bed: Who Said Cubicles Had To Be Boring?

With the war against cubicles and open office spaces gaining more traction, Matali Crasset’s new design could be a future solution for trendy startups. The cubicle transforms from a desk to a bed in an instant.<p>Appropriately dubbed Deep Attention and Sleep, the cublicle has a tall, orange foam board …

Watch: Patagonia And Adidas Toil Away On The Next Big Breakthrough In Clothing

iPads and accelerometers. 3-D printers and dress forms. Green tea and Kombucha culture. A needle and thread. Each of these approaches to fashion is wildly different from the next, and yet, any and all of them represent the future of what we wear and how we wear it.<p><i>The Next Black</i> is a 45-minute …

More vendors may carve out space in Best Buy's stores

Best Buy (BBY) said Tuesday it is “highly probable” the electronics chain will grant additional floor space to manufacturers to create more …

Why Is The Starbucks Mobile Payments App So Successful?

<i>Answer by Brian Roemmele on Quora,</i><p>“<b>No single competency is enabling us to elevate the Starbucks brand more than our global leadership in mobile, digital, and loyalty. Starbucks is a clear leader in mobile payments and we are encouraged by how consumers have embraced mobile apps as a way to pay.</b>”<i>-</i> …

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7 Reasons JCPenney Is Poised For A Huge Turnaround

In his words, Mike Ullman is "trying to get JCP back to being a mediocre department store that's kind of dying very slowly instead of very fast." That can't be good for JCP stock.<p>However, the reports of <b>JCPenney's</b> (JCP) death have been greatly exaggerated.<p>JCP stock finished Friday up roughly 13% on …

3 Troubling Trends For Wal-Mart's Business

Interestingly, Wal-Mart has hidden its financial problems from the headlines because challenges are different around the world, masking themselves in the overall picture. But when you dig between the headlines you can see a company in serious trouble and could be the latest in a long line of …

Amazon Will Have 10,000 Robots Filling Customer Orders By The End Of The Year

Amazon currently uses some 1,000 robots by Kiva Systems, a company it bought for $775 million in 2012, to fill its customers' orders. Now CNN reports that Amazon will have 10,000 robots doing the same by the end of this year.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the plan to double down on robotics during a …

4 Reminders about Effective Store Design

Do you like shopping at the grocery store? I do.<p>Why? I don’t have to think too much.<p>Milk on the left wall. Meat in the back. Cheese on the right. …

eCommerce

European Maternity Retailer - E-Commerce

The retailer selected Accenture to provide an end-to-end service, encompassing analysis, user interface design, development, implementation, …

eCommerce

10 ways iBeacon is changing the future of shopping

Using Apple's iBeacon transmitters for microlocation will drive the next phase of innovation in retail. Here are 10 things to know about this growing …

Internet of Things

Brick-and-mortar retailers need to make customers feel they’re walking into a website

The best retail firms have always been great at storytelling. I remember my first weekend in New York City, 15 years ago, when I stopped dead in front of a Saks Fifth Avenue display window and was enveloped by a fantasy woodland tale. Yes, they were selling the evening gown, shoes, and clutch, but …