Tag: Future Of Retail

News & Trends

Retail’s Future: Open-Air, Curbside, And Data-Driven

March 10, 2021

Via: Forbes

A year after the onset of the Coronavirus conflagration that triggered the wholesale shutdown of shopping malls and precipitated the bankruptcies of so many venerated brands, the smoke is beginning to clear and the shape of the future of retail […]

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What awaits retail on the other side of the pandemic

February 8, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

As the White House and Congress work out yet another COVID-19 economic relief package and medical experts try to figure out what variants of the coronavirus mean for the effectiveness of vaccines, people are trying to just hang on until […]

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Top 2020 Retail Challenges and How To Future-Proof for 2021

January 27, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The past six months have been tough, even punishing, for many retailers, but there was good news this past holiday season. According to Bazaarvoice, 81% of consumers planned to purchase holiday gifts this year, with 61% stating they would spend […]

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The Future of Retail is 3D

January 4, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The repercussions to the traditional retail sector in the wake of the COVID pandemic are well documented and experienced far and wide. However, as social distancing reduces footfall and revenue in physical shops, placing malls and main streets at risk, […]

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The Future is Now: Why Retailers Should Let Robots Clean Their Floors

December 29, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

While foot traffic in many stores has slowed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things will be picking up. This is good news for retailers — but it may not be as good for their floors. Floors are among the […]

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Three Big Trends, Amplified By The Election, That Will Shape The Future Of Retail

November 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Macroeconomic trends matter, and in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. election, there are some major trends staring the nation and, more specifically, retailers right in the face. The divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow, the […]

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Why Checkout-Free Tech Is the Efficient, Convenience-Focused Tech Shoppers Demand

October 23, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Everything about the retail experience has changed — including when and if we snag a few impulse goodies on the way out. At Mars, we have had our eyes on this shift long before COVID-19 upended “normal” retail interactions, but […]

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The Unexpected Future of Physical Retailing

September 3, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Take a walk through Manhattan, which is arguably the fashion capital of the USA, and you might feel discouraged about the state of brick and mortar retailing. There are as many empty storefronts and “For Rent” signs as there are […]

Retail Types

Retail Industry Trends: What Trends are Shaping the Future of Retail?

May 28, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

Retail industry trends are funny things. For every new trend, there’s also the evolution of existing ones. Often what seems new is, in fact, a twist on the old. Or the blooming of a seed that was planted years before […]

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Go stores are reportedly coming to San Francisco and Chicago

May 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

When the Amazon Go concept first opened, analysts rushed to weigh in on whether or not such a concept could expand, and whether it was actually “the future of retail.” There were certainly challenges for the new model, including some […]

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7 retail execs envision the future of stores

February 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Coming off a year that set records for bankruptcies and store closures, the message at Future Stores Miami last week was clear: Retail isn’t dead, mediocre retail is dead. During the intimate, three-day conference, this phrase was repeated many times […]

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Comment: Robo-retail vs. humanity at a price?

October 20, 2017

Via: Essential Retail News

Can human roles in retail survive the relentless march of the robots? Retail has enjoyed enormous benefits from technology tools over the decades, but has the time come when technology poses a threat to jobs? Here we present two possible […]

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Three Changes that Will Disrupt Retail Within the Next Five Years

April 18, 2017

Via: Retail Minded

Every “law” of retail is being rewritten. The last century has been dominated by giant brick-and-mortar retailers and conglomerate mega-brands. Sears, Unilever, and their kind have stood more or less unchallenged. Fast forward to now: Sears’ has closed 100s of […]

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Retail Robots – What’s the Future for this Futuristic Trend?

March 1, 2017

Via: Retail Minded

Even a decade ago, the thought that someday we might have robots living among us was one consigned to science fiction. Yet now, it’s becoming a reality. Softbank Robotics created the retail robot Pepper in 2015 and the company is […]

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The future of retail looks a lot more social

September 28, 2016

Via: FierceRetail

Every year, retail conference attendees are treated to theories about the future of retail, and the future as envisioned today looks to be a lot more social in a way that goes beyond existing social media networks, according to PSFK […]