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Abercrombie & Fitch Is Revamping Its Retail Model, Beginning With Third-Party Products

After a weak year, Abercrombie & Fitch is looking to add outside brands to its store offerings. Will that be enough to draw shoppers back …

John Lewis looks to digital innovation as next big thing in retail

JLab 'incubator' trial will offer start-ups office space and advice before backing winner with £50,000 and store roll-out<p>Department store chain John Lewis is backing a Silicon Roundabout-style technology incubator – to be called "JLab" – to develop the next big thing for its stores.<p>Technology has …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

Snacks

How bricks-and-mortar stores are looking more and more like physical websites

TORONTO • Online giants such as Amazon and eBay have been gleaning information about their customers’ merchandise browsing and buying habits for …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year. That included a brief …

Drones

Tesco's VR Store Lets Shoppers Explore The Aisles Without Leaving Their Seat

Tesco’s VR Store Lets Shoppers Explore The Aisles Without Leaving Their Seat [Video]<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference …

IKEA Transforms An Entire Monorail Line Into A Mobile Showroom [Pics]

If you’re anything like the average person, you love IKEA; and if you happen to be in Tokyo this party train is a sight you should be sure to see.<p>To …

Burberry Designer CEO Shows Shift to Creatives in Luxury

<b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> For years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. …

Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4A6g2GP30<p>Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population has grown, so too has the economic and social gap between them and native Singaporeans, resulting in calls …

Migrant Workers

How Rebecca And Uri Minkoff Are Shaking Up Retail

The fashion-world siblings are bringing digital innovations to the dressing-room experience.<p>When accessories and apparel designer Rebecca Minkoff opened her eponymous company’s first store in Manhattan in November, she and her brother Uri, the business’s cofounder and CEO, wanted to create a wired …

eCommerce

Sephora’s commitment to digital beauty leadership includes beacons, augmented reality

Sephora fans can expect more mobile offerings at home and in-storeSephora is freshening up its commitment to being a leader in digital beauty retail …

Nike gives its fans early access to premium footwear with Noho popup

Nike NYC Pop-Up Shop Grants Fans Early Access to Premium Gear App<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with …

Shazam expands into the retail market

Shazam Produce at the Grocery Store<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your …

Argos now lets customers order 3D-printed jewellery online

Argos is under relentless pressure from Amazon in the UK, so it's looking to personalised services as a way to stand apart from its online-only competition. Today, the company is launching a new site for 3D-printed jewellery, which includes rings, bracelets and cufflinks. Customers can tweak the …

Sport In Street Ozdilek by Ayhan Güneri Architect, Istanbul – Turkey

When designing the store in compliance with the brand identity, we aimed to carry the streets indoors. The themes of technology, social networking, …

Adidas Uses Technology To Track Products Into Stores, Gain Insight Into Purchase Funnel

Adidas has extended its supply chain processes and best practices into the marketing funnel. The company is using radio frequency identification …

How to build a more personal shopping experience for customers

Building a More Personal Shopping Experience<p>In Partnership With:<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with …

Audi and Amazon to try car-boot delivery service

<b>Packages could soon be delivered to the boot of your Audi as part of a trial involving the car maker, Amazon and DHL.</b><p>Kicked off by Audi, the system aims to end the frustration of missing the arrival of a package being delivered to home or work.<p>Instead, Audi owners will be able to use their car as a …

25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

The way people shop is changing every day.<p>Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and innovations in delivery and data, the retail landscape is evolving like never before.<p>We selected 25 companies that are revolutionizing the industry.<p>From an established e-commerce giant deploying drones to an …

Retail's newest bet

Retail

People love this interactive home appliance store so much, they'll spend hours shopping there

The average person stays in Pirch for two hours testing items like sinks, ovens, tubs, and toilets.<p>The retailer has eight showrooms around the country, but has plans to expand to dozens more.<p>We toured the new location at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, to see what all the hype was about.

She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

The latest robot sensation in Japan is so lifelike that when she was on the floor of a Tokyo department store recently, she was confused for a human being. The new humanoid's name is Aiko Chihira, and she was working in customer service, clad in a traditional silk kimono.<p>"She's 165 centimeters [5 …

Robotics

Bringing the benefits of online retailing to the off-line world

What if brick-and-mortar retailers behaved more like ecommerce sites? Big data has catapulted many e-retailers into online mainstays, but this type of data collection and personalization of a retail experience has yet to be mastered in the physical retail space.<p>TrendHunter.com has worked with a …

eCommerce

Amazon details drone delivery plans

<b>Details about how Amazon's proposed delivery drones may work have been published by the US Patent Office.</b><p>According to the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it is delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone.<p>The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to …

Automotive Industry

A Look At The Future Of Shopping Inside A Startups Lab In This San Francisco Mall

Silicon Valley is full of big, disruptive ideas. Now a certain mall in downtown San Francisco would like to capitalize on some of that innovative gold in the hopes that it will bring online shopping into the physical realm. So it built a tech space for startups.<p>Bespoke is 35,000 square feet of …