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Driving CPG Innovation with a Digital Lab

How can consumer packaged goods organizations optimize their processes and resources in order to achieve faster innovation? Today, CPG laboratories …

Wal-Mart’s ‘test lab’ a sign of the digital times for bricks-and-mortar retailer

An affluent suburb of Hamilton, Ont. is ground zero for Lee Tappenden's discount store of the future.<p>The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is touring a supercentre in Ancaster that is designed for the digital age. It makes big bets on some of the retailer's top categories, such as …

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Target cuts innovation initiatives, including secretive Goldfish start-up

After sales and traffic continued to slide during the holidays, Target Corp. is scaling back big portions of its innovation agenda to double down on …

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Ocado uses latest robotics technology from TUB for SoMa project

Back to Blog 31 Jan 2017<p>Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of …

Dollar General Unveils New DGX Concept | Dollar General Newsroom

Dollar General is excited to announce a new, smaller format store, tentatively branded DGX, to serve busy, metropolitan shoppers with everyday low …

See inside: Dollar General goes after millennials with DGX

Dollar General opens new DGX store<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these photo …

Could Hershey's fictitious retailer Medley revive 'uninspiring' confectionery category?

The Hershey Lab has envisioned a <i>“reinvented”</i> shopping experience with a fictitious grocery chain, called Medley, as the line between digital and …

Hold The Storefront: How Delivery-Only “Ghost” Restaurants Are Changing Takeout

“Ghost restaurants” with no physical location are popping up across the country. Can a restaurant succeed if it’s delivery-only?<p>Hungry New Yorkers ordering meals through such online services as Seamless or Eat24 order everything from sushi to burgers to tacos. But when they order from certain …

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A roundup of new retailer prototypes in 2016

Adidas has taken the concept store battle to Stockholm - with Europe's first interactive virtual reality store

Business Insider recently reported that the sports giants Adidas and Nike have chosen New York City as the battlefield to wage war on - with sprawling concept stores.<p>Today, Adidas made its next move by opening the first virtual reality store in Europe, in conjunction with the re-opening of the …

Hannaford testing ways to gain edge in crowded market

To get a glimpse into the future of Scarborough-based Hannaford, one need only visit the grocery chain’s recently opened “learning lab” store in …

Futuristic supermarket feeds the need for product info

The store makes use of technology developed by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), first demonstrated in prototype form at World Expo 2015. Where Amazon and …

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Metro Group spectacularly reinvents the German hypermarket

In late November, Metro Group opened its long-awaited new hypermarket concept in Krefeld, Germany. The outstanding pilot store – a refurbished Real …

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How ‘Amazon Go’ works: The technology behind the online retailer’s groundbreaking new grocery store

Amazon this morning unveiled its first convenience store, a high-tech retail location called “Amazon Go,” currently in a private beta testing in …

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Amazon.com: : Amazon Go

<b>What is Amazon Go?</b><p>Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. We created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never …

Internal Amazon documents reveal a vision of up to 2,000 grocery stores across the US

Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the US market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade, Business Insider has learned.<p>Amazon is planning to operate a 20-location pilot …

Walmart's new gas-and-grocery hybrids could become a major threat to Amazon and Kroger

Walmart is opening a new kind of gas station that offers more than just coffee, snacks, and fuel.<p>The convenience stores, called Walmart Pickup and Fuel, also offer same-day pickup for groceries ordered online.<p>There are only two locations right now — one in Huntsville, Alabama and the other in …

What's New in Retail: Emerging Global Concepts in 2016

As shoppers demand for faster, more convenient services through any channel or device at any time, retailers around the world are innovating ways to …

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Fiat sets up auto store on Amazon’s Italian site

Amazon.com is once again dipping its toe into the complex world of auto retail — this time in Italy, hand in hand with the champion of that country’s …

How Nike's New Concept Store Could Ultimately Change Retail

The new technology-infused store in Soho, New York, certainly gives a new dimension to the "retail is dead" story.<p><b>Nike</b> (NYSE:NKE) officially opened …

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Nike Soho Debuts the Future of Sport Retail

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) will open its newest retail experience, Nike Soho, on Friday, Nov. 11: a five-story, multi-sport, …

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Target to open flex-format store in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan as it zeros in on NYC - New York Business Journal

By Teresa Novellino <br>– Entrepreneurs & Enterprises Editor, Upstart Business Journal, New York Business Journal<p>Nov 9, 2016, 11:22am EST<p>Target, which is …