Retail Innovation Labs & Concept Stores  

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Developing next-gen capabilities, one company at a time.<p>At any given moment we are incubating a number of transformative ideas, all at various stages …

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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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 has a new demographic in mind with its smaller-format store concept DGX: millennials.<p>The store at 2034 West End Ave. is the flagship …

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

The goal of creating such a store is to get Hershey’s retail partners to think about shopper trends, technology disruptions, and what the …

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

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 can I buy at Amazon Go?</b><p>We offer delicious ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options made by our chefs and favorite local kitchens …

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

Amazon is planning to operate a 20-location pilot program for its grocery stores by the end of 2018, in places like Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, and the Bay Area, according to documents viewed by Business Insider.<p>The company wants to experiment with different versions of stores during the …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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