Retail Trends

Art Basel Miami: How Retailers Can Find Success With Our Top Spaces For Rent

Art Basel in Miami  December 6th marks the start of Miami-based Art Basel. The event is a convergence of artists from across the globe, allowing them to showcase works ranging from sculptures to film and paintings to photography. This international art fair features paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs from over 4,000 artists all around the …

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How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Powering the Retail Experience

Brick-and-mortar sales aren’t going anywhere. While the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly accelerated many ecommerce trends, physical stores still have a very important role to play, especially with Artificial Intelligence. Pre-pandemic, 90% of goods purchased globally were done so in a physical store. So while the impact of the pandemic may have accelerated online shopping, it’s …

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The Pop-Up Store as a tool for product development

Bottom-up approach Defining a brand’s identity and developing a product is often regarded as a top-down process. Working from such an understanding means a brand’s message is announced, customers are enticed or convinced, and products are sold. However, if we think in terms of a dialogue, a brand becomes a story, customers are participants, and the …

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Why Pop-Up Stores are Great Opportunities for the Service Sector

The pop-up’s popularity is proving to be more than just a trend and its merits are clear. For established brands, the pop-up venue is a great testing ground for new product lines, a way to connect to a new audience, while e-commerce retailers can use it to strengthen their customer relations. For young start-ups, who …

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Alibaba leading the way in merging online and offline shopping

Retail is undergoing rapid transformation. This is most clear in the tension between offline and online shopping. At opposite ends, traditional retail stands for the physical experience of a product, personal service and trust, while digital shopping is about convenience, easy payment solutions and a widening range of options at a customer’s fingertips. With giant …

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