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The Job-Stealing Robot Apocalypse May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

The Oxford professor who famously predicted that automation would threaten 47 percent of the U.S. labor force says retail jobs are next.<p>Last year, Amazon introduced its first Amazon Go: a brick-and-mortar convenience store that sells snacks, staples like milk and bread, pre-made meals, and meal …

Farfetch boss José Neves: 'The magic of bricks-and-mortar shops will never die'

Revealing the limitations of your business is an unusual move for any chief executive, particularly one who is hoping to take his company public in the near future. But José Neves, the boss and founder of luxury goods website Farfetch, is passionate about why the world of internet retailing can …

This counterintuitive practice helps truly successful people get ahead

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and changemakers, while most …

How to Battle the 7 Retail Trends Affecting Today's Consumer

With lower foot traffic, retailers are desperate to get a handle on the top retail trends to see where their customers <i>went</i> and how to get them …

The Future Of Retail: How We'll Be Shopping In 10 Years

You’ve probably heard that brick and mortar retail is in trouble. Even industry giants are closing hundreds of stores.<p>Given retail’s steady migration …

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E-commerce is expected to grow between 8 to 12 percent, while brick-and-mortar retail is expected to grow 2.8 percent.

AI Can Make Us All Dress Better. So Why Isn’t The Fashion Industry Using It More?

From sneaker bots to machine-human stylists, brands are exploring artificial intelligence. So far, results have been mixed.<p>Fashion has always taken to the latest in trendy tech developments, from sparkly wearables and interactive dressing rooms to robots walking the Chanel runway. Increasingly, the …

How This Startup Receives, Handles, and Ships 60,000 Items of Clothing per Day

Giving clothing a second life isn't easy. Here's a look at how ThredUp's resale magic happens.

Little Data vs. Big Data: Nine Types of Data and How They Should Be Used

You are not feeling well, so you visit your friendly family doctor. He puts you in a new electronic scanner and generates 28 trillion measurements of …

Omnichannel vs Multichannel and the Store of the Future

en_US<p>article<p>You can't attend an ecommerce conference without one or ten sessions on "omnichannel" on the agenda. Like big data, it's a buzzword that …

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 …

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PSFK’s Manifesto To Reinvent The Physical Retail Store: Complete Content Series Round-Up<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 …

In-store technology: top tips for high street retailers

With shoppers relying more on smartphones, tablets and with advances in online shopping, the traditional high street is sometimes portrayed as being in a death spiral. However, technology cuts both ways and connectivity has provided retailers and brand owners with new opportunities to engage.<p>To …

Brands, technology and the changing face of retail

Retail is getting complicated. It is no longer a case of simply stocking shelves with desirable goods and waiting for shoppers to flock through the doors. Rapid developments in technology are changing the game.<p>Modern-day retailers have to make their goods available via websites and mobile apps, run …

Luxury retailers leading the way with in-store technology

London's famous shopping streets have become a hub for retailers that are transforming the way they engage with consumers, and these stores are some of the most cutting-edge in the world. Sophisticated in-store technology is being used to capture the attention of shoppers, and luxury retailers are …

Retail disruption: how technology is influencing consumer buying habits

It's hard to talk about the effects of digital and social media on how businesses operate without hearing about the 'disruption' these new technologies are causing.<p>In retail, we hear of mobile commerce, peer-to-peer referrals, group buying and many other terms having a disruptive impact on the …

The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

E-commerce will rapidly reshape the entire economic model of retail, spelling the end of wholesale, argues Doug Stephens, founder of Retail</b> …

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Sephora in big omnichannel push: beacons, in-store augmented reality and more

<b>San Francisco</b> — Sephora on Thursday officially unveiled its San Francisco-located Innovation Lab, which will focus on the development of new …

Retailers fail to offer what shoppers want, survey finds

Despite retailers' efforts in recent years to give shoppers a "seamless" experience whether they're shopping in store, online or on their mobile phones, a gap remains between what customers expect and what retailers are offering, according to a new report from Accenture.<p>Eighty-two percent of U.S. …

Turning the Retail Store into a High-Octane Digital Experience

Digital innovations have upended many assumptions about the art of buying and selling. But the brick-and-mortar retail store is far from extinct. And while digital technologies continue to disrupt traditional business models, they also present retailers with exciting opportunities to make their …

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iBeacons – Retailers Are Still Experimenting

Walking down Carnaby Street yesterday morning, my iPhone buzzed with notification from Lyle & Scott, the fashionable young menswear brand who have a …

Whole Foods Plans New Chain To Court Millennials

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.<p>The company said Wednesday it's building a team to focus exclusively on the new concept and that it's …

How 4 Retailers Are Using Digital And Mobile To Create A More Seamless Shopping Experience

As the lines blur between online and offline shopping, we look at how bricks and mortar retailers are using beacons, RFID, 3-D printing, and other digital tools to offer a better user experience for platform agnostic customers.<p>British retailers are investing heavily in the use of digital and mobile …

Digital natives still want to shop the high street: but only if there's a decent app for it

Today's always-on consumers are demanding personalised digital experiences as apps become central to their shopping experiences. And the strength of …

These 7 Ingredients Can Revitalize Customer Experience

<b>Most companies these days are getting downright scientific about their interactions with customers, pouring all kinds of money and manpower into</b> …

Industry Experts Predict The Future Of Retail

<b>Aditya Vijay Athanki –</b> <i>IBM Retail</i><p>There will be a fusion of physical and digital worlds where at some point in future consumers will intuitively shop …

7 Of The Best Strategic Uses Of Consumer-Facing Tech In Retail & Hospitality

Here are my top picks for pioneers embracing new forms of technology at retail, to differentiate themselves among digitally savvy target audiences. In so doing, they’re better meeting consumer needs such as product customization, or quality and speed of service and payment. Below are 7 standouts …

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Will Personalised Pricing Take E-Commerce Back to the Bazaar?

Fashion companies routinely tap personal data to tailor promotions and special offers to individual consumers. The same information can now be used …

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