Almost 1,700 USA stores inside malls closed in 2018, according to Bank of America, and so far this year, closings have reached more than 4,000. This is the future of malls. - CBS This Morning
WIRED's Emily Dreyfuss talks with architecture professor Ellen Dunham-Jones about mall culture and the fate of dead malls. Hint, zombies and loneliness epidemic.
What's in store for retailers this holiday season? Unwrapping top 10 holiday shopping trends, how much consumers plan to spend, where they'll shop, & latest digital trends. - From Deloitte USA
For Alibaba, 24 hours of experience filled shopping, $38.4 Billion in gross revenue, a new record in the 11th edition of 11.11 Singles Day.
Brain Corp has deployed 3,000 industrial floor cleaners. Bossa Nova has deployed 350 inventory robots in Walmart, and Simbe expecting to deploy 500 systems over the next year. - From ABI Research
For decades, Toys "R" Us was a retail overall leader. Then they filed for bankruptcy in 2017 & liquidated six months later. How did Toys "R" Us go bankrupt? - From Wall Street Journal
Sobeys is pilot-testing a high-tech shopping cart that allows shoppers to skip the checkout line, but it is not intended to replace cashiers. From CityNews Toronto.
Would you accept skin care recommendations from Siri or Skynet? Maybe not, but you might have been served A.I.-picked recommendations, thanks to Sephora.
From augmented reality-powered mirrors to robot couriers, Alibaba's Intime shopping mall brings shopping innovations to Chinese consumers in time for Single's Day 11.11.
Coresight Research projects a positive USA Retail Holiday Season. Holiday shopping becoming less important to retailers.
At heart of Ikea's success is value. In fact, price is so important to Ikea's strategy that company first decides on price of a piece of furniture & then reverse engineers construction. - CNBC Make It
Malls as we know them are going out of style - but that doesn't mean they're dying. Instead, they're using AI, curated experiences, and more to evolve and fit into the world of tomorrow.
Synchrony’s latest consumer research tracks adoption and interest in new and emerging retail technology. Results for Personalization, Augmented Reality, Bio-Authentication and Simplification.
New research from a survey of 4,300 Chinese consumers suggests a path forward for brands and marketers seeking the next wave of growth. - From McKinsey & Company
With Facial Recognition, Smart Shelf signals, Personalized Promotions, Package & Bio-metric scanning, in-store & shopping experience as a whole is revolutionized for customers as well as retailers.
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