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What is the future of brick-and-mortar retail stores?

Feature<p>E-commerce is a disruptive threat to physical stores. Can retailers reinvent brick-and-mortar for the digital age?

eCommerce

Grocery app lets you scan items at HOME and plots your purchases on a map as soon as you enter the store

• <b>App is in development and will be trialled in Wandsworth later this year</b>• <b><br>As customers scan items, a pricing tool will create a list with store</b> …

Insightful Musings On The Future of Retail

In March, I had the pleasure to speak at the GS1 Hong Kong "14th Efficient Consumer Response Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition". This post …

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 …

eCommerce

11 perspectives on the future of brick-and-mortar retail stores

Last week, we asked readers for their predictions on what role they think brick-and-mortar stores will play in the future. We received many great …

The next big things in retail

<i>This story appears in the May 2015 issue of</i> strategy<i>.</i><p><b>Social comes in-store</b><p>Some forward-thinking retailers and brands are leveraging social media’s …

Starbucks Builds A Store With No Line

Warning: There may be lines.<p>Starbucks calls it an “espresso shot” of a store. It’s just 538 sqft in the heart of Wall Street, and it has no armchairs to sit or power plugs for your laptop.<p>There’s also no line to order. Starbucks claims, anyway.<p>Instead, the pilot store has been streamlined for the …

Stock Markets

New Forms of Payment

<i>Image © Tim Griffith</i>There is a transformation underway, and not just in how we shop but in how we pay for the items we buy.Smartphones and tablets …

Banking

Are Millennials building a self-service nation?

May 04, 2015<p>With their technological savvy and comfort with mobile devices, Millennials appear to want significantly more self-serve options at …

Attention Shoppers: Brace Yourselves For Beacons

The spread of mobile payment platforms opens a door for stores to cater to customers’ personal preferences on site.<p>You won’t truly be happy until a company knows everything about you. Where you live, how much you make, whom you married, what you buy on your phone and what you buy at a store, …

Walmart Asda to launch unmanned store

Asda, who are the 2nd largest grocery retailer in the UK, are about to launch the an unmanned store for click & collect from grocery and general …

eCommerce

Topshop display user generated content on outdoor screens

During London Fashion Week, Topshop have displayed on 6 outdoor screens, the styles and trends which are being talked about on twitter with the …

London Fashion Week

3 predictions around the future of shopping

"Fahrenheit 451." "Her." "The Jetsons." Whatever the medium, sci-fi gives us fantasy worlds that wonderfully depict an immersive vision of our future …

eCommerce

H&M is launching a radically different store — here's what it might be like

The Swedish fast-fashion retailer is known for its affordable abundance of styles.<p>Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M, told Bloomberg that it will be nothing like the company's sister brands, which include Cheap Monday, COS, & Other Stories, among others.<p>There are many different directions the fashion …

Urban Outfitters

Buy Buttons: Where Shopping and Social Collide

The next big trend in e-commerce has arrived. Buy Buttons are the new hot topic for social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and most recently, …

eCommerce

10 smart market researchers you should follow

In my new ebook, <i>The Smarter Researcher</i>, I set out 10 ways that market researchers and insight professionals can survive and thrive in today’s …

Retail Design Agency | Store Design | Designers

At Clarins Fragrance Group , D4R provide a great range of services for us from initial design concept through to installation. I know I can always …

6 Ways to Use Location Analytics Data in Retail Design

<i>Hyperlocal vendors that offer location analytics tools are changing the way the in-store shopping experience looks and feels, providing retailers of</i> …

eCommerce

27 Flagship Retail Designs

As e-commerce continues to disrupt the brick and mortar side of retail, brands are tasked with creating dynamic flagship retail designs that entice …