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Retail

Future of the Store

The digitisation of retail and the influx of new shopping formats it continues to unleash are spurring a major rethink of the role of the store environment.

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Product Hubs: Experimentation & Co-Creation
Product Hubs: Experimentation & Co-Creation
Experimentation & Co-Creation
Forward-thinking brands are transforming their shops from standard selling spaces into experiential hubs, primed for more personalised consumer engagement. Co-creation, customisation and experimentation are key.
Retail
Future of the Store
18 Oct 2013
Data Tracking & Response Monitoring
Data Tracking & Response Monitoring
Data Tracking & Response Monitoring
Sophisticated data tracking and response-monitoring technologies are turning the shop floor into a treasure trove of consumer info and rewarding retail experiences – but handle with care to avoid a privacy backlash. We survey the key innovations.
Retail
Future of the Store
18 Oct 2013
The Omni-Channel Store Space
The Omni-Channel Store Space
The Omni-Channel Store Space
Shrewd retailers are evolving their store spaces into the ultimate omni-channel portals: digitally connected brick-and-mortar platforms as vital for driving digital commerce and wider brand chatter as in-store sales.
Retail
Future of the Store
18 Oct 2013
Specialise to Survive
Specialise to Survive
Specialise to Survive
Tailoring the store environment to a specific demographic, lifestyle interest or locality is an increasingly smart way to engage clued-up, time-pressed consumers for whom homogenous retail formats are no longer enough.
Retail
FUTURE OF THE STORE
25 Oct 2013
Mall Worlds
Mall Worlds
Mall Worlds
Successful modern malls are individualised, localised spaces and multi-faceted leisure hubs. Malls of the future will go even further, becoming ‘gathering’ places with hospitality, entertainment and lifestyle services integral to the proposition.
Retail
Future of the Store
01 Nov 2013
Eco-Ethical-Sustainable
Eco-Ethical-Sustainable
Eco-Ethical-Sustainable
Consumers’ growing desire to align with brands that demonstrate a social or ecological conscience is prompting shrewd retailers to reimagine their shops as physical touchpoints for progressive brand values. We review the store concepts already tapping into the ethical economy.
Retail
Future of the Store
08 Nov 2013
Hybrid Retailing
Hybrid Retailing
Hybrid Retailing
Modern consumers are just as hungry for lifestyle experiences and solutions as they are for products ­– prompting shrewd brands to develop retail venues fused with hospitality and leisure. These new brand hubs reinforce the relevance of physical stores in the multi-channel era. 
Retail
Future of the Store
15 Nov 2013
Store Design Directions: Architecture, Materials & VM
Store Design Directions: Architecture, Materials & VM
Store Design Directions
The bricks-and-mortar store environment is undergoing a major overhaul. Our series of interviews with leading global architects and designers reveals incoming store-design directions.

Retail
Future of the Store
22 Nov 2013
Future Store Environments: Layout, Mood & Ambience
Future Store Environments: Layout, Mood & Ambience
Future Store Environments
How will new store-design directions affect the mood and ambience of the retail environment? Our series of interviews with leading global architects and designers reveals rising aesthetic directions. 

Retail
Future of the Store
29 Nov 2013
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18 Oct 2013
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