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Automotive Honda Advertises Latest Safety Features In Equipped Shopping Cart

Honda showcased its SENSING safety technology for vehicles by outfitting a regular shopping cart with proximity sensors, cameras and more that help consumers swiftly navigate store isles as they would the road

Delivery & Logistics How Retailers In China Are Enabling Faster On-Demand Grocery Ordering And Delivery

As detailed in PSFK’s China Debrief, grocery retailers in the forward-looking country are experimenting with interactive technology both inside the store and on-the-go to enable shopping experiences that are faster and more intuitive than ever

Gaming & Play Toyota Subscription Program Gamifies Service For Car Owners

Members of the Japanese automaker's program Kinto receive redeemable points for being ecologically friendly and driving safely

Brand Activation & Immersion Interview: Champion On Remaining Relevant, 100 Years Later

The president of Champion Athleticwear and director of marketing speak to PSFK about using the brand's legacy in new, global and digital-led ways to maintain momentum into the future

Retail Alibaba Marshals AI To Help Visually Impaired Customers Shop Online

The Chinese retail giant is offering a screen-reading program on its Taobao platform that can scan visuals and translate them into audio to better convey image-based information to blind or impaired-vision customers

Fashion & Apparel How Tencent Is Integrating Next-Generation Tech For Seamless Store Experience And Design

Marshaling technology like face scanning for quick checkouts and WeChat integration that eliminates queues and lets consumers pay via mobile, here's how Tencent is building digital-led stores for brands like Intel and Walmart to optimize frictionless shopping

Consumer Goods How JD.com Remains A Leader In Delivery & Logistics Innovation

JD.com, one of China's top retailers, offers flexible delivery and fulfillment options to allow shoppers to choose the one that best meets their in-moment needs

Cafe & Restaurant How Brands Like Starbucks Engage Consumers With Experiential Storytelling

In this excerpt from PSFK's 2019 New York Retail Innovation Guide, learn how retailers from Casper to Starbucks are using physical space to create a narrative around their brand, further engaging and entertaining their consumers

Merchandising & Curation How Brands Like Burberry Generate Buzz With Digital Drops

Luxury and streetwear brands from Burberry to H&M are finding more captivating ways to release products, tapping into young consumers' mobile obsessions

Food & Beverage How Alibaba Leads With Innovation In Transaction & Payment Technology

China's retail giant Alibaba is at the global forefront of new payment technology, harnessing facial recognition, mobile apps and more to merge the digital and physical for next-gen seamless transactions

Store Experience & Design Interview: How Alibaba's North America B2B Business Streamlines The Retail Experience

An executive from Alibaba North America tells PSFK how the company is enabling other businesses to be better ecommerce retailers

Home Lenox’s New CEO Is Plotting To Get The Dinnerware Brand Out Of Its Time Warp—And Woo Millennial Shoppers

CEO Mads Ryder says the tabletop brand is ‘living in the past'—Here, the former LEGO executive discusses the cultural makeover he’s spearheading to usher the brand into the 21st century

Advertising Taobao Appeals To Millennials With Shoppable Retail Festival

The Chinese ecommerce giant allowed people in the audience as well as those streaming the festival at home to purchase show merch from featured retailers with a few swipes of their phone

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel How Brands Like Cartoon Network Employ Animated Characters To Enrich Consumer Experiences

Brands are adding extra interest to activations and physical locations by bringing animated characters to life