From 2010 to 2019, the retail apocalypse and changing tastes killed off many iconic companies. We lost Payless ShoeSource, Borders, Wow Air, and Toys R Us this decade. - From Business Insider
For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as all the other Ikea businesses.- From The Verge
Returns in the U.S. create more than 5 billion pounds of waste in landfills each year, and more than 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. - From CNBC
Forever 21 has been practically synonymous with “fast fashion” and its massive stores have become a common fixture in America’s shopping malls. Now closing stores. - From CNBC
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
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