This UK supermarket could beat Amazon to self-driving grocery deliveries

(Author : James Vincent)British supermarket Ocado conducted its first trials using autonomous vehicles this week; A UK online supermarket has conducted what might be the first self-driving grocery delivery. Ocado, which has no physical stores and delivers food directly from its warehouses, is carrying out a 10-day trial of the technology on the streets of London. […]

Another online retailer tries on brick-and-mortar

(Author : Marianne Wilson)An online thrift store that counts some 20 million users has opened its first-ever physical storefront. ThredUp has opened an outpost at Tanger Outlets, in San Marcos, Texas. The company plans to add four additional locations by year end. It is targeting traditional malls, outlet centers, and main street shopping districts nationwide. […]

Go Sport store, Dubai

(Author : retail design blog)Prominent international sports retailer Go Sport intended to uplift their flagship Dubai store with ten experience zones that would engage with customers and enrich the overall retail experience. With this in mind, we identified the most effective areas within the store to elevate and began to develop the experiential design concepts. […]

Tesco Now Promises to Deliver Groceries to Your Door Within One Hour

(Author : Ellen Smith)Echoing Amazon Prime’s delivery branding, Tesco, the popular British Grocery chain, is introducing Tesco Now — a service that promises to deliver groceries to your door within one hour of ordering. The company has already offered a same-day delivery service in London but altered its marketing to challenge its increasingly popular competitors, which […]

The Shilla Duty Free and AmorePacific launch pop-up ‘Beauty Truck’

(Author : Retail in Asia)The Shilla Duty Free and AmorePacific have introduced a pop-up ‘Beauty Truck’ store to promote the Korean skincare house’s MakeOn brand. The pop-up, which launched on 22 June and will stay open till 19 July, is located outside the travel retailer’s flagship store in downtown Seoul. The five-tonne Beauty Truck, painted […]

Yoox launches augmented reality for “try, share and shop”

(Author : Sandra Halliday) YNAP’s Yoox website is partnering with augmented reality camera app Lumyer in an exclusive deal designed to offer something extra to shoppers, put Yoox in front of new potential customers and differentiate it from rivals. The move into AR will allow users to see themselves ‘trying on’ handbags, sunglasses and jewellery, creating […]

Sears opens new free standing retail concept

(Author : Cassidy Mantor)Despite its multiple store closings and job layoffs, Sears Holdings Corp. has this week opened a new concept store in Pharr, TX, branded as Sears Appliances and Mattresses. Last year saw the first Sears Appliance concept store open in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Sears SVP for Customer Experience and Integrated Retail, Leena Munjal, said the consumer […]

Toronto’s IKEA Play Café is an Immersive Retail Experience

(Author : Ellen Smith)Furniture industry titan IKEA brought its Sweedish charm to Toronto’s Queen Street West in the form of IKEA Play Café, an immersive pop-up shop experience. Similar to its retail stores, the pop-up shop rests on IKEA’s three pillars: shop, play and eat. Guests are invited to browse through the largely food and cooking-centered […]

Intropia s’offre un appartement boutique à Paris

(Auteur : Anne-Sophie Savenier)Intropia prend ses aises dans la capitale française. La griffe espagnole, dirigée depuis fin 2016 par Paula Rodriguez (ex-Inditex), vient de s’installer dans un appartement parisien situé au cœur du quartier de l’Opéra, où elle présente sur 150 mètres carrés l’ensemble de son offre prêt-à-porter. Baptisé Intropia Privé, ce nouveau point de vente, […]

A sophisticated e-commerce model attracts 8 major supermarkets

(Author : Reatil in Asia)Honestbee, Asia’s leading online grocery and concierge service, where professional concierge shoppers handpick and deliver fresh groceries from top local stores, has announced partnerships with eight well-known major supermarket partners in Hong Kong on June 20th. Providing a turnkey solution for supermarkets to gain new customer bases and incremental revenue, Honestbee presents […]

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