Welcome to this week's edition of our newsletter! Join us as we explore the latest and greatest in retail, design, trends and innovation.
What's in store this week? In this edition, we focus on Retail Trends, Consumer Insights and Brand Highlights.
Outform Strategy Team
Using digital and analogue resources together, brands such as Estee Lauder are getting much better at tracking consumer wants, identifying easy targets, and selling units.
Most major retailers are adopting scan-and-go options, but just walk out technology, facial recognition and personalization are all likely to guide the future of the tech.
We've all seen store windows full of sale signs promising amazing deals and price reductions. But have you ever noticed that most of those sale signs are red?The reason is simple: Certain colors sell!
Eight new collaborations at the upcoming Art Basel Hong Kong show how the line between art and luxury is blurring more than ever before.
In luxury boutiques around the world, staircase design is seriously on the up. Staircases constructed from intricate jigsaw pieces of marble, graphic folds of burnished metal, or spiraling organic forms, are enticing customers to venture into the upper echelons of a store.
Physicist Leonard Mlodinow describes how elastic thinking lets people unleash their inherent creativity, in his new book.
Consumers are increasingly using their voices to research products, add items to their shopping lists and track packages without lifting a finger.
Six have already filed for bankruptcy in 2018, pointing to more struggles ahead. With data from CreditRiskMonitor, we looked at companies that may be vulnerable.
Brandless has opened a a physical pop-up, but it will be more educational than a transaction-based location.
The retailer's first full-line New York City location has an array of services for shoppers, including tailors and digital tools.