The future of millennial consumer engagement, success tactics of U.S.'s fastest-growing retailers and Walmart's AI exploration through the new IRL store. This and more in this week's edition of The Future Retail Newsletter.

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Retail // Success tactics of the US’ 10 fastest-growing retailers
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Retail // Success tactics of the US’ 10 fastest-growing retailers

There’s been plenty of change in the market with various big names either downsizing or leaving entirely as they fight to change up their approach. Here are top US retailers, which are all doing something right and the growth tactics that have helped them leapfrog the competition.

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Retail // 30 Top Luxury Retail Stores for 2019
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Retail // 30 Top Luxury Retail Stores for 2019

Luxury isn’t just about the name above the door or the price on the product. To see how luxury retail is changing we’ve taken a look at what’s new in luxury retail and the best new store that exemplify this across the globe.

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Trends // 10 retail trends for this year
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Trends // 10 retail trends for this year

For the retail sector as a whole—and for physical stores in particular—2019 will be a year of reinvention with anticipation of spectacular retail, fast retail, and smart retail.

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Consumer Insights // Top Brands Have Their Eyes Set on a New Kind of Customer
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Consumer Insights // Top Brands Have Their Eyes Set on a New Kind of Customer

76% of luxury companies reported increased sales, with nearly half recording double-digit year-on-year growth.

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Consumer Insights // How young Chinese consumers are reshaping global luxury
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Consumer Insights // How young Chinese consumers are reshaping global luxury

Set to be the engine of global spending on high-end shoes, bags, fashion, jewelry, and watches, China’s affluent upper-middle class presents an enticing prospect for the world’s designer brands

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Consumer Insights // The Future Of Millennial Consumer Engagement
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Consumer Insights // The Future Of Millennial Consumer Engagement

This next generation of consumers represents the future of retail revenue. But with traffic declining for many brands, the fight to convert these consumers into loyal customers represents a new battleground.

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Customer Experience // Singapore’s Changi Airport is redefining what an airport is
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Customer Experience // Singapore’s Changi Airport is redefining what an airport is

Jewel, a “lifestyle hub” has a multidimensional shopping and dining experience that was built as an extension of Terminal 1 in Singapore’s Changi Airport.

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TECH // Retailers & tech companies team up to improve AR/VR
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TECH // Retailers & tech companies team up to improve AR/VR

More than 140 companies including retailers and tech companies formed a group to create a common set of standards for 3D imagery.

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Tech // What AI Can Do for Luxury Brands
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Tech // What AI Can Do for Luxury Brands

It has become crucial for luxury brands to provide customers with the right service at the right moment. AI, which uses the latest technologies to learn from buyer experiences, offers them the best solutions.

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Design // The UX design process in 6 stages
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Design // The UX design process in 6 stages

Following the UX design process doesn’t just give users an intuitive and pleasurable experience—it poses an opportunity for designers to iterate and improve their designs. Here's a crash course for UX newbies to setting up your own UX process.

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Brand Highlights // Walmart explores AI with new Intelligent Retail Lab store
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Brand Highlights // Walmart explores AI with new Intelligent Retail Lab store

Walmart recently announced a transformation of one of its Neighborhood Market locations into a store with tons of cameras, sensors, data processors and cabling to connect it all.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Google's Installation Tells You What Spaces Make You Feel Better
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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Google's Installation Tells You What Spaces Make You Feel Better

Minimalist shapes? Muted tones? Rounded corners? Google’s Milan Design Week installation will reveal the interior style that makes your heart flutter.

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OUTFORM // GET MORE INNOVATION NEWS
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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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OUTFORM // HOW ARE WE DOING? TAKE OUR SURVEY

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