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Kroger teams with British online grocer to take on Amazon and Walmart

Kroger Co. is showing some fight.<p>The largest U.S. grocery chain, battered by doubts that it can thrive as Amazon and Walmart siphon off food customers, took a big step on Thursday by teaming up with Ocado, a British online grocer known for automated warehouses where robots quickly fill orders. It …

How To Fold World Record Paper Airplanes

You could say John Collins is a paper plane expert. Designing and folding them himself, he turns humble pieces of paper into record-holding flying …

H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes

In the world of fashion retailing, where shopping is fast moving online and stores try to keep inventories closely matched to sales, even a small stack of unsold clothes can be a bad sign.<p>What about a $4.3 billion pile of shirts, dresses and accessories? That is the problem facing H&M, the Swedish …

The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects

Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB, together with London College of Fashion and fashion label steventai have teamed up to put on a catwalk show with a difference.<p>A virtual avatar controlled by a performer in a motion capture suit appears onstage next to real life models.<p>BBC Click finds out more.<p>Video produced by …

What will millennials kill this year?

Gen Y are blamed for the demise of so many industries that it's become a meme. Will the same happen this year? And if so, why?<p>Millennials killed a lot of things last year. Almost daily, it seemed, a headline would appear with news of an industry or institution falling victim to Gen Y …

FASHION: Another insight on PSFK for Members

FASHION: Another insight on PSFK for Members

AR & VR: Another insight on PSFK for Members

AR & VR: Another insight on PSFK for Members

Cosmetics Brand Teams Up With Samsung For VR Makeup Tutorials

The tech giant teamed up with NYX to create a VR experience that lets users experience tutorials and products on a digital platform

Your future Black Friday shopping spree may be in AR or VR

Neha Singh points her iPhone 8 Plus at an empty section of the dark-wood floor by the entrance to the Techstars startup accelerator in Manhattan's Flatiron District.<p>The smartphone's screen at first simply shows the space in front of us, but then a small digital 3D pop-up store appears. There are …

Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications — such as virtually trying on clothes or photorealistic avatars for gaming.<p>One source suggested the price-tag Amazon paid for …

Can a new in-store augmented reality game save Toys R Us?

Clearly aware of how <i>Pokémon Go</i> took the mobile gaming world by storm in 2016, embattled retailer Toys R Us is turning to the same augmented reality …

Toys "R" Us

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

<b>A supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods.</b><p>Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful.<p>An electronic reader maps the user's finger veins, …

Kohl's will let Amazon customers return stuff for free

If you can't beat Amazon, partner with it.<p>Kohl's is doing another deal withJeff Bezos. The department store chain said Tuesday that 82 stores in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas will soon accept return items from Amazon. Kohl's will pack and ship the merchandise back to the online retailing giant …

eCommerce

Nordstrom's wild new concept: A clothing store with no clothes

<b>Video by GoBankingRates</b><p>What about a store with no merchandise?<p>Load Error<p>That’s the idea Nordstrom announced Monday. It will be testing it in a West …

Future of Retail? Nike’s Cool New Toy Lets You Design and Print Custom Sneakers in an Hour

Nike and Wieden + Kennedy’s The Lodge have unveiled what they believe is a glimpse into the future of retail with an experience in New York City that …

Shoes

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon with voice assistant ordering

Google doesn’t want Amazon to have all the fun, so it’s teaming up with one of the largest brick-and-mortar retailers in an attempt to beat the …

eCommerce

A Wild Vision Of The Future Run By Amazon And Whole Foods

Drones. Shared refrigerators. Hydroponic garages. And never setting foot in a grocery store again.<p>Since Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, consumers have been left wondering what that partnership will ultimately look like. Will Whole Foods stores just become another face for Amazon’s …

Walmart is unleashing 2 key weapons against Amazon in 700 stores

Walmart is building giant self-service kiosks that retrieve customers' online orders in its stores.<p>The company said Thursday that it's planning to add the kiosks, which Walmart calls pickup towers, to 700 stores this year. Walmart is also pairing the new towers with pickup lockers, which hold …

Cheetos To Open Cheesy Cheetah-Themed Resturant In NYC

Is it a dream? Or perhaps a nightmare? No, Cheetos is opening a restaurant and it’s all too real. The maker of the popular orange-coated snack …

New York City

Smart Packaging Could Provide A Wealth Of Information About Food Items

A tap of the phone might soon be all it takes to find out detailed information about your favorite foods thanks to smart packaging that uses NFC …

London’s First 'Smart Street' Has One Aim: Get People To Shop More

London’s First ‘Smart Street’ Has One Aim: Get People To Shop More<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A street in London was redesigned to feature …

Reinventing The Pharmacy Experience From The Inside-Out

In PSFK's latest Future of Health report, we caught up with Capsule CEO Eric Kinariwala to discuss why the traditional pharmacy experience is …

Creative New LEGO Print Campaign

The Ogilvy Thailand Group is behind a new creative print campaign for LEGO LEGO. On the slogan “Build the Future” creatives imagined the story of …

You've heard of co-working; now there's co-retailing

Shopping in Soho is full of mysteries. Like blanket or unusually large scarf?<p>Heaped on a table in a Wooster Street store is a pile of chunky knit cream-colored merino wool. The stitches are unusually large — each one is the size of a caterpillar not terribly worried about its waistline. It looks as …

Singapore 'vending machine' dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a “vending machine” in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis.<p>An exotic used car dealership designed to resemble a vending machine in Singapore May 15, 2017. The dealership houses up …

The Blackbelt lets you 3D print really long items

The conveyor belt has long been the center of wacky adventures. From Charlie Chaplin to Lucy, things whizzing by on a flat belt has made for comedy gold. Now you can watch your 3D printed objects whiz past on the Blackbelt, a conveyor system for FDM printing that lets you build huge objects.<p>The …

San Francisco's food delivery service by robot

Autonomous robot company Marble is offering food deliveries in parts of San Francisco.<p>Sensors, camera and ultrasonic technology help the robot with navigation, but there is human oversight in case there is a problem.<p>Certain orders via the Yelp Eat24 app will offer the option of a robot …

French politician appears in seven places at once

French politician Jean-Luc Melenchon appeared in seven places at once this week as a “holographic” projection.<p>The presidential candidate made use of the Victorian Pepper’s Ghost illusion to deliver his campaign speech.<p>Indian PM Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have …

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

<b>A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.</b><p>The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa.<p>The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a …

Ikea’s Big Bet On Meatballs

The furniture giant is driving unexpected growth by ramping up its food division.<p>A year after the first Ikea store opened in Sweden in 1958, founder Ingvar Kamprad installed an amenity that would be recognizable to current-day shoppers worldwide, from Tempe, Arizona, to Wuxi, China: a sit-down …