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Cafe & Restaurant PSFK Tours The Wonder, New York City's Elevated Members' Club For Families

The founders of the design-led club explain how The Wonder goes beyond providing leisure, programming, and work spaces for kids and adults, enriching membership through choice brand partnerships and value-added services

Consumer Goods Target Expands Loyalty Program To Drive In-Store Traffic

The retailer's latest iteration of its loyalty program emphasizes 1% back for customers on their next trip and offers greater benefits

Beauty Interview: L'Oreal On Using Technology To Enable Personalized, At-Home Hair Coloring

The brand leading the next generation of tech x beauty experiences just debuted its Color&Co virtual consultation platform, enabling on-demand personalized hair color advice as well as custom formula blends shipped to home to level up the box customer experience

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Interview: How This Female-Founded Company Is Applying A Fitness Membership Mindset To Financial Services

PSFK sits down with Shannon McLay, founder of the Financial Gym, for a look inside her strategy for bringing financial services to the masses and improving women's overall financial health

Retail Walmart Tests Employee Management Structure In Online-Offline Resource Shift

In an effort to compete with e-tailers like Amazon, Walmart is reducing the number of managers while enhancing the role's prestige as it shifts in-store and online resource allocation

Gaming & Play Pokemon Pass Drives Players To Target With Gaming Rewards

Pokémon Pass will reward players of its various games for visiting Target locations with free Pokécontent like a Shiny Pikachu or a Shiny Eevee

Advertising Walmart Slated To Launch Shoppable Video Content

As more retailers marry content with commerce, the big box retailer plans to let viewers purchase products seen in its original programming through its Vudu streaming service

Merchandising & Curation Interview: How Raise Mobile Payments Builds On Existing Infrastructure For Seamless Transactions

Raise's CEO speaks to PSFK about how the payment platform evolved from a gift card marketplace into a centralized mobile transaction experience, redefining loyalty programs as a next-gen digital wallet

Design Interview: Flamingo's DTC Personal Care Is The Harry's Shaving Experience For Women

General manager of the DTC and wholesale women's razor brand Flamingo explains how she applied experience at Harry's to fill a gap for quality yet affordable shaving among female consumers

Store Experience & Design Walmart Debuts AI-Powered 'Store Of The Future' Concept

Called the 'Intelligent Retail Lab,' the 50,000 square-foot location serves as a testing ground for Walmart's latest tech innovations, like AI cameras that track inventory and interactive displays

Brand Activation & Immersion Interview: How Fur Established A New Personal Care Category By Embracing Inclusivity & Self-Acceptance

The maker of products for intimate haircare is reaching modern consumers of all ages with DTC and wholesale tactics paired with a dialogue emphasizing diversity and choice

Food & Beverage PepsiCo Empowers Consumers To Go Green With Personalized Hydration Platform

The beverage retailer's dispensary system uses mobile technology to enable customers to personalize hydration goals and track environmental footprint

Fashion & Apparel Soludos Shoes Uses AI To Incorporate Consumer Feedback Into Designs

The retailer is using AI to design wares in line with consumer preferences rather than simply following what's on trend

Home Shutterstock Helps Retailers Decorate Stores With AR Visualization

Shutterstock now lets iOS customers overlay the walls of their retail spaces with AR renderings of its stock images—a feature that resulted from the site's employee tech hackathon