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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RETAIL // How Tech Can Shape Retail In The 2020s

RETAIL // How Tech Can Shape Retail In The 2020s

"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.

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RETAIL // Private Equity Firms Will Invest In Small Beauty Brands In 2020

RETAIL // Private Equity Firms Will Invest In Small Beauty Brands In 2020

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.

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RETAIL // Startups Break Into the Cashierless Retail Space

RETAIL // Startups Break Into the Cashierless Retail Space

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.

modernretail.co
CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Consumers Would Pay More For A Better Shopping Experience

CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Consumers Would Pay More For A Better Shopping Experience

Despite improved digital tech, retailers are struggling to deliver coherent encounters with brands.

retaildive.com
CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Top Consumer Trends for Marketing Leaders in 2020

CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Top Consumer Trends for Marketing Leaders in 2020

Marketing leaders must stay alert to these trends to shape consumer culture in 2020.

gartner.com
DESIGN // Permanent Packaging Designed For A Circular Economy

DESIGN // Permanent Packaging Designed For A Circular Economy

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.

thedieline.com
DESIGN // This Indian Retail-Gallery Blends Shopping With Art

DESIGN // This Indian Retail-Gallery Blends Shopping With Art

In a retail-gallery in India, Studio Renesa creates spatial complexity through its curved brick-partition walls.

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TECH // Augmented Retail: The New Consumer Reality

TECH // Augmented Retail: The New Consumer Reality

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.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Camp Wants To Be America’s Favorite Place For Toys

BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Camp Wants To Be America’s Favorite Place For Toys

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.

forbes.com
BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Giant Thinks AR-Games Are Ripe For Grocery Aisles

BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Giant Thinks AR-Games Are Ripe For Grocery Aisles

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.

retailwire.com
BRAND HIGHLIGHT // An 'Out Of This World' Launch Scheme For Adidas

BRAND HIGHLIGHT // An 'Out Of This World' Launch Scheme For Adidas

Adidas used a launch activation to highlight a partnership with the International Space Station (ISS).

essentialretail.com
 OUTFORM // Get More Innovation News

OUTFORM // Get More Innovation News

Check out previous editions of the Future Retail Newsletter for even more on tech, innovation, design, and retail.

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