How Best Buy came back from near-death, Neiman Marcus is hoping its new market targeting takes off, and how marketing language can impact performance. This and more in this week's edition of the Future Retail Newsletter.


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RETAIL // Over 4,900 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on
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RETAIL // Over 4,900 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on

Family Dollar, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Chico's announced more than 780 store closures on Wednesday.

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Retail // Retail is all about survival of the fittest
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Retail // Retail is all about survival of the fittest

Retailers are all around trying to send the message that they’re changing, evolving, responding to industry pressures and customer needs, galvanizing listeners into believing that they’re not standing still.

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Tech // Macy's expands AR beauty try-ons to all app users
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Tech // Macy's expands AR beauty try-ons to all app users

The retailer is working on a number of ways to enhance its app, including with buy-online-pickup-in-store capabilities and ways to connect with stylists.

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Tech // 10 Breakthrough Technologies, Curated by Bill Gates
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Tech // 10 Breakthrough Technologies, Curated by Bill Gates

From Robot dexterity to the cow-free burger, Bill Gates chooses this year’s list of inventions that will change the world for the better.

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TECH // 5G poses 'dramatic challenges' to privacy and personal data
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TECH // 5G poses 'dramatic challenges' to privacy and personal data

The marketing applications of 5G mobile data, such as in digital outdoor advertising, could be 'creepy' and 'intrusive', the regulator has warned.

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Consumer Insights // Data-driven product merchandising
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Consumer Insights // Data-driven product merchandising

You can incorporate rich, timely search & inventory data into your product merchandising to be ready when a shopper shows intent.

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Consumer Insights // Consumer engagement is all in how you say it
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Consumer Insights // Consumer engagement is all in how you say it

A new study examining more than 8.3 million marketing messages shows that subtle shifts in marketing language can have a dramatic impact on brand engagement and revenue performance.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE // The Future of Experiences
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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE // The Future of Experiences

Dive into three trends that show what status-hungry consumers demand of in-person experiences in 2019.

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TRENDS // Purified air: the new luxury
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TRENDS // Purified air: the new luxury

Lifestyle brands are vying to create healthy indoor retreats for consumers, one breath at a time.

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TRENDS // Mobile Is A Central Part Of Everyday Life, Study Shows
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TRENDS // Mobile Is A Central Part Of Everyday Life, Study Shows

The reliance is real, according to a study by Adobe, which surveyed more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. who own a smartphone.

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Brand Highlight // Neiman Marcus Curates 'The Art Of Travel' To Target Jetsetters
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Brand Highlight // Neiman Marcus Curates 'The Art Of Travel' To Target Jetsetters

Neiman Marcus is incorporating their high-end fashion with the luxury of travel to grab the attention of younger consumers—especially with the popularity of travel influencers.

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Brand Highlight // Amazon Almost Killed Best Buy, But Is Now Thriving
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Brand Highlight // Amazon Almost Killed Best Buy, But Is Now Thriving

This is how Best Buy used a combination of corporate strategy and emotional intelligence to save itself from ruin.

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Brand Highlight // How Foot Locker suddenly became hot again
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Brand Highlight // How Foot Locker suddenly became hot again

Foot Locker has made investments in moving product more quickly and devised a way to drive online customer in stores, and vice versa.

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Brand Highlight // Tesla is going online-only for car sales
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Brand Highlight // Tesla is going online-only for car sales

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will save cut costs by closing retail stores to be able to sell the Model 3 for less.

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OUTFORM // HOW ARE WE DOING? TAKE OUR SURVEY
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OUTFORM // HOW ARE WE DOING? TAKE OUR SURVEY

We’d love to know what you think of Outform’s Future Retail Newsletter. It only takes 5 minutes and will help us improve our content to fit your interests better.

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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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