Inspirational Tokyo retail spaces, why Europeans don't care about irrelevant brands and why consumers no longer think voice assistants are useless. This and more in this week's edition of the Future Retail Newsletter.


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RETAIL // Inside the inspiring retail trends of Tokyo
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RETAIL // Inside the inspiring retail trends of Tokyo

Tokyo is one cool place and the city’s retail is no exception. Join Insider Trends and explore some of the trends shaping the city’s shopping.

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RETAIL // Rachel Arthur’s "Understanding the Connected Customer"
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RETAIL // Rachel Arthur’s "Understanding the Connected Customer"

"I would much rather have updated payment systems than another in-store yoga class." Looking at how to build the store of the future and why human interaction will be key in the fourth industrial revolution.

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RETAIL /// 13 initiatives that show the future of automotive retail
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RETAIL /// 13 initiatives that show the future of automotive retail

Car retailers need to get closer to customers than ever before, to be part of their lives before they even buy. Here’s 13 top initiatives that show how automotive retail is changing to do just that.

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Tech // Consumers no longer think voice assistants are mediocre
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Tech // Consumers no longer think voice assistants are mediocre

Adobe's latest report show sentiment about Alexa, Siri and others is much more positive with consumers finding these digital helpers working much better than they did before.

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Customer Experience // Chewy's Customer Service Response is Brilliant
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Customer Experience // Chewy's Customer Service Response is Brilliant

This brilliant, caring customer service response shows how empathy factors into great customer care, building loyalty and attracting customers.

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CONSUMER INSIGHTS // 81% of brands could disappear and European consumers wouldn't care
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CONSUMER INSIGHTS // 81% of brands could disappear and European consumers wouldn't care

Brands’ failure to create relevant and meaningful content, combined with their inability to improve consumers’ wellbeing, means they are becoming increasingly irrelevant in the minds of shoppers.

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STRATEGY // The 9 Best Marketing Articles of All Time
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STRATEGY // The 9 Best Marketing Articles of All Time

Nine marketers at HubSpot share their favorite marketing articles including "What Creativity Looks Like in Marketing Today" and "Why Marketing Analytics Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise".

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Design // How to create a mood board
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Design // How to create a mood board

Mood boards are great tools to help get an idea of what feelings you want to evoke in your audience. Take a look at this guide to learn how to create a mood board that works for your projects.

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Brand Highlight // Target is inviting brands to its marketplace
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Brand Highlight // Target is inviting brands to its marketplace

Target has been inviting certain third-party brands to sell on its website as part of its new initiative entitled Target+.

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Brand Highglight // MAC Cosmetics opens a retail concept store in China
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Brand Highglight // MAC Cosmetics opens a retail concept store in China

MAC has opened an experience center in Shanghai, bringing together product discovery, social engagement and purchase for an interactive 'new retail' experience for customers.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Vision Studio - Not Your Typical Eyewear Store
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BRAND HIGHLIGHT // Vision Studio - Not Your Typical Eyewear Store

The minimalist shop looks nothing like the optical stores we're used to, taking cues from what’s done well for fashion industry and influencer Instagram feeds.

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Band Highlight // CEO of Brandless Talks About building a culture around customers
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Band Highlight // CEO of Brandless Talks About building a culture around customers

Tina Sharkey talks about the DNA of Brandless and how its success is rooted in trust, transparency, and community.

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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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