Retail Futures

Eco-venience Retail

Macro Trends

Eco-venience Retail

Accelerating e-commerce and demands for expedited delivery are forcing a new framework that puts eco-conscious practices at the centre of retail op...
Retail : Sustainability : Technology
Consumers lead the conversation at WWD Retail 20/20 Forum 2017

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Consumers lead the conversation at WWD Retail 20/20 Forum 2017

London – The event focused on delivering discovery, creating community and interacting with consumers.
Retail : Fashion : Digital
Bricks-and-mortar revolution

Big Ideas

Bricks-and-mortar revolution

China – Despite the rise of e-commerce, forward-thinking department stores in China are prospering, according to a new report.
Retail : China : Phygital
Coming into fashion

Big Ideas

Coming into fashion

US – Amazon is now the preferred online fashion retailer among American Millennials.
Amazon : E-commerce : Millenials
Bottle sand bank

News

Bottle sand bank

New Zealand – DB Export Beer is building awareness of finite materials with a scheme that enables consumers to recycle its bottles into sand substi...
Retail Futures : Whole-system Thinking : Brandstanding
E-commerce expectations

Big Ideas

E-commerce expectations

Global – Price, personalisation and fulfilment of promise are the factors that most influence shoppers, a new report by e-commerce platform Kibo ha...
E-commerce : Phygital : Kibo
Plus-size Market

Markets

Plus-size Market

A one-size-fits-all approach to fashion, retail and marketing is limiting brands’ potential to engage with consumers.
Plus Size : Marketing : Post-body Mindset
Preview: Streamlined Shopping

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Preview: Streamlined Shopping

Global – Bricks-and-mortar retailers are tailoring their systems to mirror the ease of online shopping.
Retail Futures : Online Shopping : Bricks-and-mortar
Fun and Missguided

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Fun and Missguided

London – Missguided has created a bricks-and-mortar store designed to appeal to the Snapchat generation.
Gen Viz : Bricks-and-Mortar : Missguided
Quick read

Big Ideas

Quick read

London – A new digital start-up enables customers to order titles from local bookshops and promises to deliver them within one hour.
NearSt : Retail Futures : Convenience
Square deal

News

Square deal

New York – Sony has launched an interactive retail space to highlight its new technologies and future products.
Sony : Destination Retail : Retail Futures
Alexander Köth: Minodes

Viewpoints

Alexander Köth: Minodes

Why it’s time to bring digital analytics to bricks-and-mortar retail.
Alexander Köth : Retail Futures : Minodes
Venetian luxury

News

Venetian luxury

Venice – OMA has sensitively converted a 16th-century building next to the city’s famous Rialto Bridge into a department store.
OMA : Venice : Department Store
Stephen Laughlin: IBM

Viewpoints

Stephen Laughlin: IBM

Why retailers need to constantly experiment and embrace failure if they are to keep up with disruptors.
IBM : Revelation Brands : Stephen Laughlin
Sara Carter: Clerkenwell London

Viewpoints

Sara Carter: Clerkenwell London

The CCO of Clerkenwell London explains why it is key to put community and staff at the heart of today’s bricks-and-mortar retail experience.
Clerkenwell London : Retail Futures : Sara Carter
Regenerative Consumption

Micro Trends

Regenerative Consumption

Ecological consciousness is inspiring new products that feed back to their sources in a cycle of regeneration.
Whole System Thinking : Radical Transparency : Sustainability Futures
Arts ’n’ commerce

News

Arts ’n’ commerce

London – Retailer Uniqlo has announced the relaunch of its global flagship store with a film celebrating contemporary dance in the capital.
Uniqlo : Explorium Retail : Retail Futures
Block communications

News

Block communications

Global – Verizon has created a mobile phone network and smartphone for video game Minecraft.
Verizon : Minecraft : Virtual Browsing
Patrick Dixon: E-commerce now

Viewpoints

Patrick Dixon: E-commerce now

Smartphones are re-shaping e-commerce, global retail and premium retail, says the founder of Global Change.
E-commerce : Retail Futures : Mega-Systems
Shop-pin around

Big Ideas

Shop-pin around

Global – Pinterest’s new visual search function and buyable pins are enabling a seamless and shoppable browsing experience.
Social Commerce : Click To Buy : User Curated Retail
Future Food District

Design Directions

Future Food District

A digitally enhanced supermarket of the future, blending big data and community, is being showcased at Milan Expo 2015
Food Futures : Big Data : Retail Futures
The future wardrobe

News

The future wardrobe

London – Future-proof your wardrobe with Grazia and LS:N Global’s celebration of the new and next in womenswear.
Grazia10 : Getty Image Gallery : Retail Futures
Retail and productivity app use outpaces entertainment and games in 2014

Big Ideas

Retail and productivity app use outpaces entertainment and games in 2014

The latest insights from data analytics tool Flurry reveal that mobile app use rose by 76% in 2014, with commerce, productivity and messaging servi...
Flurry : Mobile Apps : Retail Futures
App makes shopping on Instagram more intuitive

Big Ideas

App makes shopping on Instagram more intuitive

Mobile app Dash Hudson is the latest attempt to make Instagram shoppable, simplifying the path from inspiration to purchase.
Dash Hudson : Instagram : Retail Futures
Online browsing and physical shopping both key in the purchase decision journey

Big Ideas

Online browsing and physical shopping both key in the purchase decision journey

Global – The Connected Shopper, a study into the role of the digital world in the customer’s purchase decision journey, has revealed the importance...
Global Connected Shopper : Online Browsing : Retail Futures
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