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Analysis How Brands Like Lululemon Invite Customers To Join The Creative Process With Open Beta-Testing

From PSFK's Accelerating Innovation In Retail report, here's how five brands are retaining valuable consumer feedback by giving selected members exclusive access to new products and services

Automotive Robot Valets Can Park Travelers' Cars At Lyon Airport

Stanley Robotics is reinventing parking at France's Lyon Saint Exupéry airport, offering customers a lower-cost option and using parking spaces more efficiently

Brand Activation & Immersion Adidas Employee Event And Restaurant Campus Offers Flexible Work Environment

The fitness brand is investing in its employees with an innovative and flexible events building called Halftime, encouraging workers to connect, collaborate and relax

Children Disney's Internal Design Tool Helps Retailers Implement Recyclable Packaging

Disney and the Toy Association are aiming to set a new industry standard, releasing a SmartPackaging tool that provides smaller retailers with the resources they need to enable sustainable design

Delivery & Logistics Interview: How An AI Robotics Company Is Pioneering A Future Of Autonomous Delivery

Nuro co-founder and president Dave Ferguson explains why automated delivery for consumer goods like grocery and beyond is poised to provide next-level accessibility and convenience at reduced cost, all while improving safety, creating jobs and reducing pollution

Fashion & Apparel Paris Streetwear Brand Takes Basic Approach To Captivating Store Design

Homecore's Paris popup is a case study in dynamic interior store design using simple and cheap materials, referencing Newtonian physics and graffiti street art

Cafe & Restaurant AI Takes Drive-Through Orders At Elevated Fast Food Restaurant

The machine-learning system at Colorado's Good Times Burger & Frozen Custard aims to streamline the drive-through process, asking fewer questions to curb error and allowing for human intervention if needed

Food & Beverage Japan Aims To Automate All Convenience Stores By 2025

The Japanese government is utilizing RFID technology to make fully autonomous stores possible, enabling convenience for shoppers as well as combatting Japan's worker shortage

Features 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

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

Home How Brands Like Merck Use Data To Enable More Efficient Delivery

As detailed in PSFK's Last-Mile Delivery Debrief, top brands are improving their delivery process by streamlining consumer and inventory data collection and analysis

Packaging & Product Engagement DTC Retailer Tailors Sweater To Customers' Shape On The Spot

A financial advantage for smaller or online-only retailers like Ministry of Supply, the heat-activated technology from MIT allows the brand to cut just one garment size that can be adjusted on demand for individual wearers, enabling next-gen mass customization

Luxury Bottega Veneta's Tokyo Flagship Merges Italian Heritage With Local Style

Catering to one of its most important markets, the Ginza-area store features a modernist style that combines the brand's Italian roots with that of the Japanese city

Design Interview: How A Virtual Design Platform Helps Retailers Create Human-Focused Store Experiences

In an interview with design platform The Wild, PSFK learned about how the company is enabling real-time virtual collaboration among designers, helping them craft customized, immersive store experiences informed by retailers' data

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