Norway's underwater restaurant, Instagram's in-app shopping, and big tech from SXSW 2019. This and more in this week's edition of The Future Retail Newsletter.


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RETAIL // The blunt truth: Cannabis retail is here
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RETAIL // The blunt truth: Cannabis retail is here

It's a growth industry where the potential is high, but retailers and consumers are both on a steep learning curve.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE // SXSW 2019: Virtual Cinema
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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE // SXSW 2019: Virtual Cinema

Virtual reality took center stage at this year’s festival, with advances in the technology opening the door for more unique and engrossing ways to captivate an audience.

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STRATEGY // Marketing to the Micro-Moment
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STRATEGY // Marketing to the Micro-Moment

The best way to capture your audience today? Insta Stories – a feature on Instagram that allows users, brands and businesses to post photos and videos that vanish after 24 hours.

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TECHNOLOGY // Smart speaker ownership jumped to 40% in 2018
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TECHNOLOGY // Smart speaker ownership jumped to 40% in 2018

More than 66 million consumers now own smart speakers, with Amazon leading the industry, according to a new study.

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DESIGN // "Hudson Yards is a billionaire's fantasy of the future of city life"
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DESIGN // "Hudson Yards is a billionaire's fantasy of the future of city life"

Manhattan's newly opened Hudson Yards is all shine and no substance, and New York City deserves better says Alan G Brake in this Opinion column.

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DESIGN // The new frontier for ultra-wealthy tourists? Underwater hotels and restaurants
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DESIGN // The new frontier for ultra-wealthy tourists? Underwater hotels and restaurants

“It’s like riding in a first-class cabin on Emirates airline,” says the interior architect behind one $50,000-per-night hotel suite beneath the Indian Ocean.

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TRENDS // SXSW 2019: Key trends
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TRENDS // SXSW 2019: Key trends

Blood banks, smashing rooms and political fire were all present at a heated SXSW this year.

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TRENDS // Instagram tests in-app shopping with Kylie Cosmetics, Nike and Huda Beauty
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TRENDS // Instagram tests in-app shopping with Kylie Cosmetics, Nike and Huda Beauty

The platform announced the launch of a beta program allowing the customers of more than 20 beauty and fashion brands to shop, check out and manage orders within the app.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Why Netflix is diving deeper into interactive storytelling
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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Why Netflix is diving deeper into interactive storytelling

Netflix announces that Bear Grylls will front its next choose-your-adventure experiment–and there’s more to come in horror, adventure, and romance.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // How Audi is bringing creativity to marketing effectiveness
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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // How Audi is bringing creativity to marketing effectiveness

By using econometrics, Audi has found ads that cut-through are three times more efficient at driving orders, making creativity “really key” for the business - a learning it is taking to the rest of its communications.

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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Coors Light's 'smart' tap
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BRAND HIGHLIGHTS // Coors Light's 'smart' tap

The activation in bars around the country is a response to Bud Light's Super Bowl commercial, which called out Coors Light and Miller Lite for their use of corn syrup.

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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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