Why CX design is important for branding, how retail theater keeps customers excited, and how one store sells goods in exchange for trash. This and more in this week's edition of The Future Retail Newsletter.
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Turning shopping into an immersive, multisensory experience has been much vaunted as a way in which bricks-and-mortar stores can compete in an increasingly online retail landscape.
Considering the number of apparel retailers on the ground and online, it would appear to be a winning category. But broad sales trends are not in the sector's favor.
Direct-to-consumer brand Beauty Pie layers data with psychology and qualitative research to gain the rich user insights that power its subscription model.
University of Pennsylvania engineers have tinkered with a sheet of nickel to produce a material they call "metallic wood", which is extremely strong and light.
As part of The Art of Bloom exhibition at the Daikoku Design Institute, visitors will be treated to a so-called scented dinner where each plate is pared to an emotion and its corresponding flower and essence.
CX design encompasses every interaction that a customer has with a business. The scope is enormous, so how do brand designers fit into the equation?
Free coffee, loaner bikes, and public events: These are some of the amenities that tech brands and banks offer at a new generation of retail spaces.
Shoppers can only get recycled products from Miniwiz's Exchange pop-up store in Sardinia if they bring in plastic to be repurposed, as the shop doesn't accept money.
Target’s strategy of using its stores to fulfill orders placed online continues to drive an increase in both digital sales and foot traffic.
How investing in technology can take retailers to the next level, the expansion of shoppable images, and BOPIS - the trend that is merging physical and digital retail together to satisfy consumer needs.
Check out previous editions of the Future Retail Newsletter for even more on tech, innovation, design, and retail.
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