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, Strategy News, Tech Updates and Brand Highlights.
Outform Strategy Team
When consumers visit retail spaces, they increasingly expect engaging, frictionless experiences, as previously reported by JWT Intelligence. Last week, the Westfield global shopping center behemoth showed off its vision for the future of retail, presenting its Destination 2028 concept.
Take a look at webrooming and showrooming definitions, explain how they affect your business, and outline specific steps you can take to make these new customer habits work in your favor.
Retailers are realizing that as they evolve to meet the expectations of today’s consumers, there’s a growing need for a consistent and superior multi-channel experience. More retailers are turning to customer journey mapping to give them the insight they need to make value-driven decisions.
Across every category, companies that are building the most cohesive business system are expanding their relevance and are growing faster than competitors.
Which retailer apps will help merchants the most with day-to-day tasks? As a retail entrepreneur, you don't have much time for trial and error. Never fear — we've spent time researching, analyzing, and handpicking a curated list of retailer apps for you to explore.
Consumers say seamless integration of smart home devices is more important to them than brand loyalty, according to a new study.
The second wave of RAIN RFID adoption is here. Uncover the latest trends and developments in RFID and how the technology will play an important role in uniting digital and physical retail experiences.
The media industry has long waited for virtual reality to live up to its potential. PwC projects says it may finally be happening.
Fusing culture with R&D, Gucci and Prada open rival production centers in Italy.
From new mobile apps for both customers and employees to robots on the store floor, Walmart is using tech to best the competition.
More than 2 million shoppers have used the site's "View in My Room" app feature since the capability launched, co-founder and president Alon Cohen told IRCE attendees.