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Automotive IKEA Launches Rubbish-Collecting Boats For London Store Opening

IKEA showcases its commitment to environmental causes with an autonomous trash-clearing boat, launching in tandem with a London storefront and allowing community members to take turns steering it remotely

Loyalty & Membership Tide Launches 'Uber Of Dry Cleaning' Mobile Laundering Service

Procter & Gamble's Tide brand is moving beyond its leading laundry detergent products into direct-to-consumer services with the launch of its on-demand dry cleaning app and franchise

Home Furniture Startup Pays Owners To Show Wares To Potential Customers

In a creative application of the sharing economy, Outer is solving for the challenge of furniture viewing before purchase by turning private residence into showrooms, letting potential customers see items in owners' homes

Delivery & Logistics Walmart Targets West Elm's Audience With Affordable Furniture Line

The retailer is introducing MoDRN, a 650-piece line that will offer millennials a modern aesthetic at discounted prices

Brand Activation & Immersion Parents Can Ask Alexa To Check Their Baby Apps And Devices

As one of the biggest baby gear retailers, Amazon is launching a Baby Skill Activity API, letting parents update baby apps and baby care devices to monitor feedings, changing times, weight and more through voice control

Beauty Pinterest Enhances 'Shoppability' With Full Ecommerce Automation

Pinterest is moving to completely automate its ecommerce Shop the Look function, marshaling AI to scale across the billions of images it shows Pinners

Fashion & Apparel QVC Fans Can Purchase Directly On Video-First Mobile App

Mimicking shoppable social media content, the network is offering an app feature that uses video content to inform viewers about products as well as let them purchase immediately

Post Purchase Service & Support IKEA Rental Program Heightens Sustainability And Convenience

The company is pursuing its eco-friendly and affordability goals with a trial rental service in Switzerland, letting customers return used furniture to be refurbished and leased

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel How Tech-Focused Retailers Like Sony Are Enabling Next-Gen Store Experiences

New York retailers are utilizing technology to empower sales associates and turn the store visit into a dynamic, personalized experience

Merchandising & Curation Fourpost Expands DTC Retail Curation For Mall Of America Shoppers

The collection of studio shops, eateries and events from startup, DTC and digital native brands is expanding from 30 to 56 members, giving more retailers a chance to shine while diversifying the mall's offer

Packaging & Product Engagement Interview: How DTC Home Brand Parachute Becomes A Part Of Customers' "Everyday Rituals"

The DTC brand's founder and CEO describes how it went from selling bedding online to opening experiential stores and developing one of the market's most eco-friendly mattresses

Luxury How Brands Like Chanel Reinvent The Store To Make Luxury More Engaging

In the following excerpt from PSFK's 2019 New York Retail Innovation Guide, find out how luxury retailers from Gucci to Ralph Lauren are using digital integrations and immersive installations to communicate the brand’s heritage and craftsmanship and drive engagement

Millennials Furniture Rental Startup Appeals To Millennials With Quality Wares And Value-Added Service

Wallet- and eco-friendly subscription-based company Fernish promises mobile young consumers a better furniture experience, offering free delivery and assembly as well as the ability to swap out items

Retail By 2025, IKEA Promises To Deliver All Shoppers' Goods Via EVs

Shanghai is the first stop on the retailer's global mission to convert entirely to electric-vehicle delivery, part of its broader goal to significantly reduce its environmental impact