Brand Activation & Immersion How Companies Like Fourpost Enable Flexible Solutions For Retail Infrastructure

From quick-to-build rotating popup shops to easy-to-use SaaS dashboards equipped with all the necessary parts for a physical store, innovative retailers and real estate owners are catering to brick-and-mortar's current ephemeral nature

Fashion & Apparel Retail Lab Featuring Startups Helps Malls Increase Foot Traffic

Business incubator 1776 offers new and digital-first retailers a membership package that includes business services, office space and a market to sell their wares, giving startups a chance for exposure while helping malls drive visits

Automotive Mercedes-Benz Pop-Up Targets Families With Kid-Sized "Dealership"

The luxury automaker hosts a pop-up at the King of Prussia Mall to let kids test drive tiny versions of their vehicles

Retail Mall Of America Shoppers Can Embark On An AR-Enabled Scavenger Hunt

The biggest mall in the U.S. is aiming to drive traffic into its halls this December with an augmented reality scavenger hunt that gives players a chance to enter a shopping spree sweepstakes

Merchandising & Curation Simon Malls Rotating 'Store In A Store' Offers Shoppers Tech-Focused Experiences

Not unlike b8ta's tech-oriented concept stores, Simon's Launchpad retail platform will highlight a curated selection of new products, serving to gauge consumer demand as well as provide experiential shopping to incentivize mall visits

Store Experience & Design Interview: Macerich’s Chief Digital Officer On Creating Physical Retail For Digitally Native Brands

With retail design platform BrandBox, commercial real estate company Macerich has found a way to bring digitally native brands into its malls and shopping centers

Loyalty & Membership Singapore Mall Shoppers Receive Rewards For Using WeChat's Cashless Payment Service

One of China's leading mobile payment solutions is partnering with a Singapore mall to promote its cash-free payment feature, targeting younger traveling shoppers to whom the service is particularly appealing

Shopper Education & Assistance Resort & Casino's Chatbot Helps Guide Customers Through Its Shops

Planet Hollywood's AI bot is available through Facebook Messenger 24/7, and serves to answer visitors' questions based on their location within the Miracle Miles Shops, even making recommendations

Food & Beverage Media Company's Food Website To Launch Mall Food Court

Munchies, media company Vice's dedicated foodie site, is launching an 18-vendor food court in an upcoming New Jersey mega-mall

Cafe & Restaurant Shopping Center As Museum Experience

The designers behind a new experimental building hope that people will tour each floor and linger for up to an hour

Technology Chatbot Concierges Are Beginning To Take Root In Malls

Simon offers new digital concierge experience to all shoppers through this chatty chatbot

Entertainment Husband Nursery Promotes Relaxation In Shanghai

The Vanke Mall has created a special room where the significant others of shoppers can sit down and relax

Design Post-Quake, New Zealand Uses Shipping ContainersTo Rebuild Retail

After its community was hit by a giant earthquake, Christchurch, New Zealand looked for more temporary yet still effective building practices.

Design Boxpark: The World's First Pop-Up Mall

The unique temporary shopping hub will be built between Shoreditch High Street station and Bethnal Green Road in London.