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Flagship stores become less relevant, New York's CBD sparkling water pop-up, and the importance of store design in a digital age. This and more in this week's issue of the Future Retail Newsletter.


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Retail // Some Retailers Close Their Flagships While Others Must Adapt
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Retail // Some Retailers Close Their Flagships While Others Must Adapt

Retailers from Gap to Lord & Taylor are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying.

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Retail // Are retailers going expansion crazy despite Brexit?
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Retail // Are retailers going expansion crazy despite Brexit?

Do retailers' business expansion plans have anything to do with the economical uncertainty that consumers are facing around Brexit?

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Retail // U.S. retail sales expected to top $3.8 trillion in 2019
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Retail // U.S. retail sales expected to top $3.8 trillion in 2019

U.S. retail sales are expected to rise between 3.8% and 4.4% to more than $3.8 trillion in 2019, creating high consumer confidence, low unemployment and rising wages.

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RETAIL // How Tech-Focused Retailers Are Enabling Next-Gen Store Experiences
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RETAIL // How Tech-Focused Retailers Are Enabling Next-Gen Store Experiences

New York retailers are utilizing technology to empower sales associates and turn the store visit into a dynamic, personalized experience.

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DESIGN // The Importance Of Store Design In A Digital Age
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DESIGN // The Importance Of Store Design In A Digital Age

Three leaders from the world of store design share expert insight on the future of the physical store and the key consumer needs it continues to serve in a digital age.

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DESIGN // Pantone vs. CMYK vs. RGB
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DESIGN // Pantone vs. CMYK vs. RGB

It’s important to understand the difference between these color modes and when to use each.

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Trends // The Best Worldwide Retail Initiatives
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Trends // The Best Worldwide Retail Initiatives

Tommy Hilfiger’s Store of the Future, Coty Inc.’s VR experience, and Mastercard’s 3D store experience.

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TRENDS // Child Stars Don't Need Hollywood, They Have YouTube
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TRENDS // Child Stars Don't Need Hollywood, They Have YouTube

Marketers have dubbed them "kidfluencers" - the child stars of the social media age, tiny captains of industry with their own toy lines and cookbooks.

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Tech // Walgreens Tests Digital Cooler Doors With Cameras to Target You With Ads
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Tech // Walgreens Tests Digital Cooler Doors With Cameras to Target You With Ads

The refrigerator and freezer doors act as a digital merchandising platform that depicts the food and drinks inside, but also as an in-store billboard that can serve ads to consumers.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Barneys New York to launch 'The High End' cannabis concept
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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Barneys New York to launch 'The High End' cannabis concept

The effort involves a partnership with luxury purveyor Bebo, featuring wellness products and paraphernalia in stores and online.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Rosedale Retailer Launches Innovative Shoppable Apartment
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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Rosedale Retailer Launches Innovative Shoppable Apartment

Hopson Grace has expanded to include an experiential second level "one bedroom apartment" containing a curated assortment of tasteful goods.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // CBD Sparkling Water Brand Recess Opened a Pop-up Oasis for Creatives
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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // CBD Sparkling Water Brand Recess Opened a Pop-up Oasis for Creatives

Anyone who steps inside this space will crack open a cold sparkling water infused with hemp extract and adaptogens, essentially CBD sparkling water designed to help you relax and spark creativity.

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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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