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The urgent need for positive technology

Posted by Lauren Sharkey on Oct 11, 2018 9:49:25 AM

Technology has pervaded our lives. And it’s never going to go away. Those two statements are fact. But what humans have finally had enough of are websites and apps that steal their information and use it for their own selfish means, rather than for the greater good.

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The future for fashion retailers is the cloud

Posted by Lauren Sharkey on Oct 10, 2018 9:52:51 AM

With customer bases growing each and every day, many retailers are struggling to keep up with demand. This is especially true for fashion brands that started life as nothing but a physical store. Now, these companies are dealing with online sales from their own sites as well as third parties such as Amazon.

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Topics: Weekly Stories, omnichannel, retail, Online Retail

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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Topics: Weekly Stories, beauty

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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