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Analysis Why Brands Like Rent the Runway Are Adopting the Access Economy

From PSFK's Back-To-School Deck, here's how two companies are adapting to the needs of their customers by renting out their merchandise

Children How Brands Like IKEA Are Supporting Today's Kids With Self-Care Havens

From PSFK's Back-To-School Deck, here's how two brands are positioning themselves as lifestyle partners for consumers with kid-friendly, wellness-focused products and services

Advertising IKEA London Store Encourages Consumers To Walk, Not Drive

As part of its larger sustainability strategy, IKEA's eco-focused London store is encouraging passersby to walk in, and the retailer will ship any purchases home

Delivery & Logistics IKEA's Manhattan Planning Studio Offers Shoppers Design, Delivery And Assembly

The Ikea Planning Studio will offer consultation services for Manhattanites as well as shipping, delivery and assembly for an extra fee, part of the retailer's plan to open 30 city-center stores

Design IKEA Gives Customers Product Hacks To Simplify Use

IKEA Israel created thirteen simple additions to its furniture, like zippers and grippers, as well as accompanying video content to help customers with disabilities better use its products

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

Features Op-Ed: The “Ins-and-Outs” Of The 5G Automated Experience

In an op-ed for PSFK, author Christopher Nurko explores the emerging drivers of value in retail, outlining how 5G technology can help retailers deliver excellent experiences at all stages along the path to purchase

Home 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

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

Interview Interview: IKEA On Collaborating With Innovative Startups To Build Products For A Better World

PSFK speaks to IKEA of Sweden's manager of new business projects to learn about how its Bootcamp program finds and supports startups with the potential to enhance the accessibility and sustainability of the retailer's offerings

Beauty PSFK Tracker Shows How Purposeful Brands Won 2018 And Will Play 2019

Consumer sentiment analysis shows purpose-driven brands creating positive impact are seen as most innovative, by using their platforms to harness the power of global perspective through their local strategies

Brand Activation & Immersion NYRIW Preview: Creative Agency On Helping Brands Sony, Hershey's, CVS, J&J And More Create Media That Captures Consumer Attention

Ahead of speaking at the Retail Tech Strategies for 2019 panel at NYRIW, UM Worldwide EVP and global chief innovation officer, Chad Stoller, shares insights on how DTC brands have cornered the market on consumers' attention by capturing it at its source—on social media—and how other brands can take a page from their book to compete in a digitally and socially driven landscape

Shopper Education & Assistance IKEA And Tom Dixon Encourage Urbanites To Grow Their Own Food

The partnership will debut design ideas and products at London's Chelsea Flower Show to encourage urbanites to implement home-agriculture practices for a sustainable global future

Merchandising & Curation IKEA's Small-Format Stores Cater To Urban Consumers With Curated Merch

The home goods retailer is debuting its first urban-center store on Manhattan's upper east side, one of 30 planned to open worldwide that feature smaller products for apartment living as well as store-to-home delivery

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