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Editorial

Robots now welcome in store

Robots are dividing themselves by roles, and in so doing, are emerging as important players in retail, after playing starring roles on YouTube but not really being taken all that seriously. The talking robot receptionist in hotels in Japan is unlikely to be anything other than a curiosity, despite the business case that a machine […]

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Editorial

NYC’s most interesting store concepts for 2019

Curated by the Retail Design Institute, America’s leading authority on creating compelling and inspiring selling environments, we got the inside track from Ray Ehscheid on New York’s hottest store concepts. Here is part one of a two part series, as we round-up our picks of the new store formats which are redefining store space and […]

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Editorial

Hitting a high note – the cannabis commerce concept from MedMen

Things took a trippy turn at NRF’s Store Tour session, which rounded up New York’s most interesting retail stores for 2019, when we were introduced to the latest cannabis retail concept from MedMen. Already offering up 15 high-end marijuana dispensaries in California, Nevada, New York as well as other states where the drug is now […]

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Editorial

Gender-free fashion – unshackling sexuality from fashion at the Phluid Project

We took time out at NRF’s Big Show to catch up with brainchild of the Phluid Project, Rob Smith, on his latest venture, bringing gender-free fashion to the streets of trendy NoHo, New York. Picked as part of NRF’s most interesting NYC store concepts for 2019, the Phluid Project’s founding philosophy is all about fighting […]

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Editorial

NRF 2019: Retail’s hottest customer experience frontiers

What’s next in scaling unique customer experiences? Retail Connections jetted out to NRF’s Big Show in NYC to check out some of the latest tech providers, showcasing innovations to transform customer experience, whether that’s in-store or online, to make the shopping journey more seamless and convenient. Here we pick our favourite four top retail tech […]

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Consumer trends

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

The retail store of the future is being moulded by the tech savvy demands of Generation Z – with the cashierless store set to lead the revolution.

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Consumer trends

Bringing smart products to life with events and demos

For retailers, smart technology offers an opportunity to bring an entirely new experience to a generation of consumers that clearly wants more from the high street.

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Editorial

Health & Beauty Retail: Power of the personal touch

ShopperTrak’s latest report takes a look at this fascinating and fast-growing sector, revealing how store traffic data insights can boost performance.

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Editorial

NRF 2019: Cool new tech to solve retail’s oldest problems

At NRF 2019, it’s clear talking to retailers and vendors, that the need to fix the basics has become critical. There is clearly not much room left on the high street for lazy retailing.

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