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Amazon Uses Consumer Data as a Selling Point in Latest Store

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Oct 8, 2018 10:12:29 AM

 

An insatiable, social-media-fuelled appetite for everything new is driving the value of store concepts that resemble micro exhibitions of hyper-curated edits. Along these lines, Amazon is re-entering the physical retail space with a 370 sq m Manhattan store that makes high online ratings a key selling point – keeping consumers ‘in the know’.

 

 

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Dirty Lemon Lets You Pay Later by Text

Posted by Marta Mąkolska on Oct 1, 2018 10:37:14 AM

Trendy health-focused New York beverage brand Dirty Lemon has opened a checkout-free store in Manhattan's Tribeca called Drug Store, where it's trusting consumers to grab a drink, leave, then pay later by text at their convenience.

 

 

 

 

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Select Online, Try In-Store: Personalised Fitting Rooms

Posted by Marta Mąkolska on Sep 17, 2018 2:42:44 PM

We highlight a slew of fresh retail concepts that merge physical and digital commerce in highly personalised ways, offering consumers speedy product try-on and tailored recommendations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Q&A: Sravanth Aluru, Avataar.Me

Posted by Mollie Lloyd on Sep 10, 2018 3:21:02 PM

We caught up with Sravanth Aluru, Founder & CEO of Avataar.Me to talk AI, AR and engaging with fashion consumers.

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Levi’s Customisation Pop-Up Predicts Denim Retail’s Future

Posted by Emilia Morano-Williams on Sep 6, 2018 12:36:41 PM

Levi’s is targeting custom-hungry customers at its 10-week, invite-only pop-up in Los Angeles. Shoppers use the brand’s FLX laser-printing system to design their dream jeans in minutes.

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Why wellness is the modern traveller's number one priority

Posted by Lauren Sharkey on Aug 28, 2018 10:18:55 AM

In previous years, a holiday was nothing more than a pre-packaged week abroad. A sun-filled place where you could put your feet up and do absolutely nothing. But, as with many industries, the definition of a vacation is shifting.

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This Beauty Clinic Wants to Be the Boutique Gym for Skin

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Aug 21, 2018 12:40:00 PM

Repeat customers are the goal of every beauty clinic. New Zealand’s Skinsmiths bills itself as a regular ‘gym for your skin’, opening seven stores in London in quick succession this year – and promoting annual membership packages at the heart of its engagement strategy.

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Social Media Taps Visual Search & AR Commerce

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Aug 20, 2018 10:45:09 AM

Western social media channels are learning from their Chinese counterparts, morphing into ecosystems combining search, payments, shopping and social activity. Snapchat and Facebook have both released in-app shopping features to target youth on the go, using engaging content as conversion tools.

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It's time convenience stores got a healthy upgrade

Posted by Lauren Sharkey on Aug 8, 2018 10:34:28 AM

Aimed at travellers on a road trip or locals just wanting a quick fix, convenience stores have traditionally been full of cheap and easy junk food. But this no longer appeals to the millennial and Generation Z consumer. Inundated with talk of wellness, younger generations are looking for something affordable that won’t harm their bodies or the environment around them.

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Casper’s Nap Spa Wins with Soft-Sell Approach

Posted by Emilia Morano-Williams on Aug 3, 2018 12:14:48 PM

Customers go there to sleep, not to buy mattresses. Casper, a US mattress brand, has opened a nap spa concept titled The Dreamery, using soft-sell retail tactics to position the brand as a wellness ally for consumers.

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