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By Peter 't Hoen |  retail

With Stores Closing Down Everywhere, Here’s What the Future of Retail Looks Like

Ready or not, the future of retail is here.<p>Accelerating expectations for convenience, faster delivery and engaging in-store experiences have sent …

eCommerce

The rise and rise of pop-up shops and what it means for retail

Pop up retail has taken the UK by storm over the last few years, with temporary shops now proving a staple in many of the country’s busiest retail …

Internet of Things

Sweden’s Museum of Failure: A spectacular catalogue of the world’s worst innovations

Samuel West is obsessed with failures. In fact, the innovation researcher and organizational psychologist collects them—and now his collection is on display.<p>The Museum of Failure, West’s brainchild, celebrates the absurd and hilarious wrong turns that companies have taken in their product …

Harley Davidson

Build platforms, not walls – the new platform economy

Right now, everyone seems to be full of the latest holy grail, <i>onlife retail.</i> The intersection of retail and e-commerce seems to be completely …

The Re-designing of Offline Retail

The understanding & connect of shopper – retailer was largelyThe post The Re-designing of Offline Retail appeared first on iamwire.

eCommerce

Kellogg sees the future with cost-cutting VR store simulations

Dive Brief:<p>Kellogg uses a cloud-based virtual store simulation and shopper insights platform called ShopperMX to boost sales, increase efficiencies …

Virtual Reality

Five Revolutionary Changes in Marketing Since the Turn of the Century

Most Popular<p>What<p>can we say about marketing that hasn't been said many times before?<p>Actually, a lot.<p>Two developments have changed marketing forever. …

Branding

Connecting the Dots from Brand to Demand

Illustration by Phil Marden<p>The notion of a typical consumer, one whose gender, age, ethnicity, and zip code can be used to make reasonably accurate …

Flipboard

The death of retail is greatly exaggerated

I’ve been thinking a lot about retail these days and I’ve been connecting the dots between the seeming death of retailers like Ralph Lauren and the book industry. In short, we are feeling the seismic echoes of the 2008 crash right now on Main Street and things are both ugly and pretty at the same …

Publishing

Waitrose launches supermarket 'supper club' serving a £35 three-course meal in its cafe

CHECK YOUR CHANGE<p>There are FIFTY-FOUR different 50p coins in circulation - and our table shows some can be worth £100<p>MADE A MINT<p>Ebayer sells rare £2 …

Money

Showrooms Could Be The Next Hot Trend In Retail

Retailers seem to be trying it all to survive these tumultuous times in the industry. Staples Inc. is launching cooperative workspace areas, Coach …

The Travel Agents Rethinking the Brick and Mortar Retail Experience

<i>The Skift New Luxury Newsletter is our weekly newsletter focused on the business of selling luxury travel, the people and companies creating and</i> …

Luxury Travel

Why retailers are trying on showrooms

Showrooming is the new big thing in brick-and-mortar retail, but are stores — and customers — ready to abandon their shopping bags?

eCommerce
eCommerce

Shanghai is getting an entire ‘farming district’ with towering vertical farms and seed libraries

Shanghai may be known for its towering skyscrapers, but a large part of the city will soon have towering vertical farms that grow fruit and vegetables.<p>The city is planning a 250-acre agricultural district, which will function as a space to work, live, shop, and farm food. Called Sunqiao Shanghai, …

Urban Planning

Lufthansa uses virtual reality to sell last-minute upgrades to Premium Economy at the gate

March 2017 | Airlines are becoming more creative in selling ancillary services to passengers in order to increase revenues per seat. For example, …

Wal-Mart and Amazon Are Buying Their Way to the Top

Amazon and Wal-Mart might once have existed in parallel universes, but these days they're in a price war. Both giants are now seeking to make acquisitions to compete on the other's turf.<p>Amazon.com Inc. is going to have a significant brick-and-mortar presence. The only remaining question is when and …

Walmart

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 …

IKEA

Ikea may open standalone restaurants and cafes

Since everyone goes to Ikea for the meatballs, right?<p>Besides affordable modern design and an endless maze of model rooms, Ikea’s huge, brick-and-mortar stores are also known for their irresistible food menu—you know, $2 breakfasts and $5 meatball meals that keep the whole family happy and fed to …

IKEA

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

Industrial Revolution

Opinion: Make the store the story

DetailsCreated on Monday, 17 April 2017 10:4017 AprWritten by Lauren Adams, Gensler<p><i>How do we go beyond storytelling to get to a place where the store</i> …

eCommerce

Graze: how a start-up ate the retail market for breakfast

A good idea is a good idea. But is it always the right choice to take it into another channel or market? This was the challenge that innovative start …

eCommerce

7 Under-The-Radar Retail Trends For 2017

(Shutterstock)<p>Trends, like rainstorms, can be fairly easy to predict. You look at the current conditions on the radar screen, consider their …

eCommerce

The final frontier for online shopping: Fashion that fits

Because 'It’s such a hassle to return,' innovators scramble for new fitting technology<p>As more consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping …

Shopping Street In An Empty Cow Shed

An entrepreneur on the Dutch countryside has given new life to vacant agricultural real estate in a way you wouldn’t think of — he turned a former …

Design

Up and down: Trends in the air-freight business

Up and downTrends in the air-freight business<p>Fewer electronics are being flown. Instead, planes are full of fresh produce<p>Business and finance<p>Apr 14th …

Economics

People in France aren't buying groceries online

No matter their gender or age, internet users in France are committed to buying groceries primarily in-store.<p>Just 5% said their last grocery purchase was made digitally, according to a February 2017 survey from Promise Consulting.<p>Indeed, fully 95% of internet users in France said their most recent …

eCommerce