Nike, the US sportswear giant, has outlined a new scheme designed to help parents find shoes for their children’s growing feet and changing tastes, in a signal of a broader push toward subscription models for sustainable revenue streams.
There is a paradigm shift coming as the retail experience moves from being centred on checking out to checking in, but an industry observer warns of possible privacy issues and discrimination against low-income people.
Explains how Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands place customer relationships at the heart of their business strategies and often position themselves as challengers who seek to disrupt their category by providing a unique online offering with high levels of innovation.
Tesco, the largest supermarket chain in the UK, is developing checkout-free technology in some of its stores that would enable shoppers to fill their baskets and leave without having to spend time queuing for a cashier.
Received opinion maintains that Gen Z shoppers are so digitally savvy that they shun in-store shopping, but that is a misconception and retailers stand to benefit if they adapt to meet the expectations of these young consumers.
Far from being the death knell of traditional retail, technology is playing a crucial part in re-inventing it, helping bring brands and stores closer to consumers, and several Asian markets are in the forefront of these developments.
The tie up announced yesterday between e-commerce companies Rakuten and JingDong (JD.com) to develop an unmanned delivery service in Japan highlights how logistics are becoming ever more important in online shopping – for both retailers and ...
Entirely unstaffed convenience stores have become a realistic possibility in Japan after the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the success of a pilot project that involved many of Japan’s leading ...
Analysing the results of a global WARC survey of senior strategists, The Future of Strategy report provides both quantitative and qualitative data on the current state and future expectations of the discipline.
Ten media and technology trends and their implications for brands, including contextual commerce, digital detox, expanding connectivity, design from data, smart out of home and experiential e-commerce.