Why mind-reading technology is closer than you think, how digital payments aid Chinese consumer luxury sales and a look inside Google's top-secret design lab. This and more in this week's edition of The Future Retail Newsletter.

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OUTFORM // Future Retail Magazine - August Issue

OUTFORM // Future Retail Magazine - August Issue

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.

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RETAIL // The Farm Bill’s Effect On CBD In Beauty

RETAIL // The Farm Bill’s Effect On CBD In Beauty

As the race to bring CBD to the masses heats up, beauty brand Sagely Naturals’ accessibility in brick-and-mortar retail is changing the course of its growth.

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RETAIL // Brands Are Using Curated Product Assortments To Reach New Shoppers

RETAIL // Brands Are Using Curated Product Assortments To Reach New Shoppers

Big-box retailers like Target, Walmart and Kohl’s are grappling with how to defend their business against Amazon’s endless aisles.

modernretail.co
CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Why Digital Wallets Aid Luxury Sales

CONSUMER INSIGHTS // Why Digital Wallets Aid Luxury Sales

Beyond urban, high-net-worth Chinese, heritage brands have not grasped the importance of mobile wallets for the rest of China.

jingdaily.com
DESIGN // A Textile Retailer In China Recreates A Maker’s Studio

DESIGN // A Textile Retailer In China Recreates A Maker’s Studio

Hangzhou’s JNYB seems to be a treasure trove of spaces that seem bent on pushing the boundaries of visual typologies for each retail category.

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DESIGN // Exclusive: A First Look Inside Google’s Top-Secret Design Lab

DESIGN // Exclusive: A First Look Inside Google’s Top-Secret Design Lab

The special sauce behind Google’s breakout hardware products is its one-year-old Design Lab.

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TECHNOLOGY // Retailers Feel Ill-Prepared To Support Emerging Mobile Tech

TECHNOLOGY // Retailers Feel Ill-Prepared To Support Emerging Mobile Tech

The biggest obstacles to adopting mobile-based technologies are budget, a lack of internal resources and a lack of executive buy-in.

mobilemarketer.com
TECHNOLOGY // Mind-Reading Technology Is Closer Than You Think

TECHNOLOGY // Mind-Reading Technology Is Closer Than You Think

Companies and governments are getting closer to mind-reading technology, and right now, no laws prevent the NSA from spying on our brains.

fastcompany.com
BRAND HIGHLIGHT // How Barneys New York Lost Its Cool

BRAND HIGHLIGHT // How Barneys New York Lost Its Cool

The upscale retailer avoided safe choices to bring the department store concept into the 21st century. It might liquidate in a matter of weeks.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Nike’s New Membership Model For Kids Amplifies Shift To Direct Sales

BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Nike’s New Membership Model For Kids Amplifies Shift To Direct Sales

Nike’s newest venture, a sneaker membership model for kids, is part of the brand’s push to establish stronger direct customer relationships.

modernretail.co
 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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