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The best worldwide retail initiatives July 2017 - Insider Trends

<b>This month we’re launching a brand-new openings post looking at some of the best worldwide retail initiatives specialising in innovative retail</b> …

Sephora Opens Experiential Retail Flagship in Boston

Sephora today debuts its first small-format store in the US that’s digitally enhanced with an integrated Beauty Studio for skin care and makeup, key …

Advertising Industry

There's one major thing everyone gets wrong about Amazon and the retail apocalypse

Amazon and the rise of online shopping have been repeatedly blamed for the staggering rate of store closures and bankruptcies disrupting the retail industry in the US.<p>But e-commerce accounts for only a small fraction of the problems pushing many American retailers to the brink of death, according …

eCommerce

Sephora Is Experimenting With A Boutique Format To Prepare For The Retail Apocalypse

The makeup retailer’s large-scale stores are still thriving, but a new intimate location in Boston shows that it’s thinking about its next act.<p>If you’re out at a shopping center, you’ll likely spot one of the more than 400 Sephora locations around the country. In fact, you can’t miss them. They’re …

eCommerce

This Gaming Booth is for Husbands to Use While Their Wives Shop

(Author : Mary Van Puymbroeck) <b><br>This shopping mall gaming booth at Shanghai’s ‘Global Harbor Mall’ is meant to serve as a rest stop for tired husbands</b> …

Brick And Mortar

Sephora Is Experimenting With A Boutique Format To Prepare For The Retail Apocalypse

The makeup retailer’s large-scale stores are still thriving, but a new intimate location in Boston shows that it’s thinking about its next act.<p>If you’re out at a shopping center, you’ll likely spot one of the more than 400 Sephora locations around the country. In fact, you can’t miss them. They’re …

eCommerce

Bagging The Future: 7 Ways Grocery Will Change By 2020

The item supermarkets don’t yet sell by the pound is the one Americans crave most: convenience. In time, that will change.<p>(Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)<p>The table is already set for it. When it comes to meeting a household’s grocery needs, we are facing a famine of sorts — not of food, but of …

Trends

You Never Need to Check Out in This New Chinese Grocery Store

Just walk in, pick up what you want, and walk out through the scanner<p>It must feel so criminal—walk into a grocery store, pick items off the shelves, …

eCommerce

Beyond reality – the rise of the digitally-enhanced store

<b>Cate Trotter, Head of Trends at Insider Trends looks at the changing retail landscape</b><p>Virtual and augmented reality may be on the uptake, but what …

eCommerce

KOREAN BEAUTY MAKEOVER

<b>South Korean cosmetic brand Etude has given its Myeong-dong flagship store a makeover, courtesy of consultancy</b> <b>Daziel & Pow.</b><p>The revamped three-floor …

Beauty

10 Israeli firms transforming how we try, buy and sell fashion

Budding Israeli entrepreneurs pitched ideas for a 3D virtual fitting room, a remote payment platform, a screen-sharing tech for joint online …

Israel

Robotic Convenience Store Rings Up 30 Million Yuan in Startup Cash

(Beijing) — A Chinese operator of unmanned convenience stores has secured 30 million yuan ($4.4 million) in its latest fundraising round.<p>The stores — …

eCommerce

13.07.17 Why You Should Look to China for the Future of Retail

With the U.S. retail industry in a state of flux, American retailers and e-commerce companies should take a look at China, where companies have been …

Alibaba continues to push online-offline strategy with new stores | ZDNet

Chinese e-commerce giant opens another three Hema stores, expanding its network to 13 across China where these physical sites also serve as …

eCommerce

Retail Revo(lux)tion | design:retail

Today, we live in a dislocated world where there is a growing disconnection between luxury brands and consumers. Economic shocks, political …

Trends

Carrefour Market will place product reviews in stores

<b>Carrefour Market</b> will display customer ratings for some two hundred items in its physical stores. It will include a short text from the customer and …

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Mobile giant EE is selling phones from vans and pop-up shops as it gets more 'flexible'

LONDON — Mobile operator EE has signed a deal with Sainsbury's to open 100 new "stores within stores" in supermarkets and Argos shops.<p>The deal is part of a rethink of EE's retail strategy that will make it more "flexible," according to the phone network's head of retail and e-commerce chief, …

eCommerce

How Amazon customers forced the retailer to fix the greatest uncertainty of buying clothes online

Amazon is a clothing powerhouse — just not the way you might imagine.<p>Though the company is hoping to become the go-to shop for everything high fashion, it mostly sells practical, unglamorous items like work pants and socks.<p>Men's and women's undergarments, including socks, accounting for a total of …

Clothing

Mind talk: How to craft your own retail theatre

DetailsCreated on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:1411 JulWritten by Lyndsey Dennis<p><i>Tim Manning, experience director at Swarm Group, discusses how to craft</i> …

The food court is dead — here's where Americans are going instead

In June, the venerable Katz’s Delicatessen, one of America’s oldest restaurants, opened its first satellite in 119 years.<p>For the location, the proprietors chose the windowless basement of a shopping mall in Brooklyn, across from a Trader Joe’s and downstairs from a Target. The Katz’s outpost is the …

Restaurants

Bingo Box: on the brink of success

<i>Chinese start-up Bingo Box has launched a concept whereby customers can buy around 400 basic supplies at any time of the day or night from an</i> …

What Digital Disruptors Can Teach Traditional Retailers

The big retail shakeout of 2017 is battering traditional chains of all stripes: Payless has filed for bankruptcy and is closing about 400 stores; …

eCommerce

Burger King: Galvanising the whole business around an idea is the only way to ensure it isn’t vanilla

en_GB<p>article<p>Burger King's head of brand marketing Fernando Machado says creativity allows it to "speak louder than its size" and get it …

Burger King

The impact of retailers on community gentrification

Gentrification is often blamed for displacing local businesses and residents, but it is now such a powerful force it is even pushing big brands out …

Cities

7 food startups that could change they way you eat

6/<p>Finless Foods and New Wave Foods — Slaughter-free seafood<p>These two startups aim to produce slaughter-free yet realistic versions of seafood, like …

Alibaba introduces cashier-less offline retail concept

Chinese e-commerce giant and data technology provider Alibaba Group aims to revolutionize offline retail spaces through a new technology that will …

Alibaba Group

Opinion: Why Amazon’s Whole Foods deal doesn't herald online to offline shift

Tech. powered by Retail Week<p>Amazon is undoubtedly one of retail’s great innovators, but what are its most impressive inventions? Retail Week takes …

With autonomy, commercial real-estate could go mobile

The coming years could see the next great land rush across the US and many other countries worldwide, but it might not even involve land. Instead, the next trend for savvy investors could be fleets of autonomous vehicles.<p>A previous article posited the idea that the retail industry may be about to …

Real Estate