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Brand Activation & Immersion NYRIW Panel Preview: What Brands Looking To Open Their First Store Need To Know

Ahead of PSFK's "Opening Your First Store Panel" during the upcoming New York Retail Innovation Week, featured panelists weigh in on the challenges and opportunities facing brick-and-mortar retailers today, as well as the keys to a successful store experience.

Retail YND239-20 cafe plunges guests into a cartoon-like experience

Coffee shop YND239-20, whose name is inspired by a serial code, immerses guests in an almost cartoon-like experience. The walls of the café are a graphic black and white color scheme and the furniture—the aesthetic of which incorporates the trompe l’oeil style that cartoons often employ—is designed to fit with the line-drawn feel and create the illusion of being immersed in a comic book.

Delivery & Logistics Pinduoduo is building an AI-supported logistics data network to speed up deliveries

Chinese ecommerce company Pinduoduo is building an AI-supported logistics data network to speed up deliveries, automating warehousing, optimizing route planning and improving parcel sorting. It includes systems specifically designed for online sales of fresh produce, and uses data analysis to reduce spoilage by helping farmers identify the optimal time to plant and harvest different fruits and when they should be packaged and shipped.

Consumer Insights 7FRESH harnesses data analytics to improve its inventory management

7FRESH, the premium offline supermarket owned by Chinese ecommerce company JD.com, uses data analytics to improve its inventory management, selecting the exact amount and assortment of SKUs for each location based on their unique needs, minimizing fresh produce waste. 7FRESH also leverages data to build consumer profiles, which they use to determine optimal store locations and layouts

Cafe & Restaurant A New Kind Of Ghost Kitchen Is Building The Future Of Flexible Food Service

Kitchen Podular's CEO speaks to PSFK about the food service industry's unrelenting need for greater delivery and pickup capacity, and how his pod-based service helps brands creatively repurpose unused space to easily boost their flexibility—and revenue

Analysis Seniors Are Re-Entering The Workforce Thanks To Retailers Like McDonald's

Whether to seek meaningful connections or make a bit of extra money, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement, and brands are accordingly tailoring jobs to include this group

Design Amazon's Rooftop Gardens Are A Pilot For Urban Community Farming

The e-tailer is looking to grow its support of local communities, designing rooftop gardens that produce thousands of pounds of organic produce—all for donation

Advertising Join PSFK For Our Annual New York Retail Innovation Week Festival In January 2020

Get immersed in our city-wide festival that showcases the most creative and progressive thinking around retail and consumer experience innovation

Food & Beverage How IKEA Is Democratizing Gardening To Build A More Sustainable Future

PSFK speaks to the brand about how its activation at the world's largest flower show engaged visitors in unexpected ways, inviting them into a hyper-natural and hyper-tech exhibit that demonstrated a more sustainable future of home food-growing

Features How Hybrid Services Are Elevating The Supermarket Experience

Grocers are tailoring stores to shoppers’ offline and online grocery shopping preferences, orienting the experience around click-and-collect service while adding a layer of additional offers

Shopper Marketing & Promotion Tweets And Sweets Took Over New York's Union Square In 'Twitter Is' Campaign

The social media giant launched a candy-themed pop-up shop, giving out gummy bears, rock candies and kettle corn to highlight its interactive campaign

Case Study Fashionistas Will Definitely Want To Grab A Slice Of This Domino's Fashion Collab

In collaboration with streetwear designer Liam Hodges, Domino's is making 'staying in-wear' the next big fashion trend

Fashion & Apparel From Sweetgreen To Lululemon, These Brands Are Making Parental Benefits More Inclusive

Building a better future starts with making it feasible for anyone to care for their children, and companies like Lululemon and Sweetgreen are catching on with parental leave that accommodates all genders

Beauty Cheetos Opened Its Very Own NYFW Beauty Salon

Cheetos superfans could get beauty treatments inspired by the crunchy orange snack, including manicures, makeup and hair extensions