How tech can shape retail in the 2020s, why augmented retail is the new consumer reality, and Adidas launches an 'out of this world' activation. This and more in this week's Future Retail Newsletter.
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"There's just amazing technology that's already available that if it were applied to retail would fundamentally change the shopping experience," former Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon said.
Faced with steep competition and record buyout prices for beauty brands, private equity firms will get more creative with their investment strategies in the coming year.
Startups like Grabango and Zippin have launched to help retailers launch Amazon-Go like facilities that allow customers to walk in and out without having to stop at a cash register.
Despite improved digital tech, retailers are struggling to deliver coherent encounters with brands.
Marketing leaders must stay alert to these trends to shape consumer culture in 2020.
While It might sound like a Utopia fever-dream, the idea of designing for a circular economy is not all that far away, even when it comes to something as seemingly impossible as permanent packaging.
In a retail-gallery in India, Studio Renesa creates spatial complexity through its curved brick-partition walls.
Consumers today are increasingly craving immersive, real-life experiences. But they want these experiences without foregoing time or effort. The solution? Augmented and virtual reality technology, coming to a “store” near you.
The disappearance of Toys ‘R’ Us was a harsh blow to toymakers and a boon for Amazon and Walmart. Ben Kaufman is betting his future on a store that reimagines all of it.
Giant Food Stores has introduced an augmented reality (AR) promotion, Snowflake Search, designed to send kids on scavenger hunts in stores while their parents shop.
Adidas used a launch activation to highlight a partnership with the International Space Station (ISS).
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