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Brand Activation & Immersion How Premium Brands Like The RealReal Are Helping Shoppers Express Themselves

In this excerpt from PSFK’s New York Retail Innovation Guide, learn how top retailers in the city are curating their image to reflect the community they reside in, developing new products and opportunities to integrate themselves into customer’s personal lives

Advertising BMW's Art Journey Sends Artist On Global Trek To Study The Heavens

The auto brand's cultural engagement that supports today's most promising artists is sending winner Zac Langdon-Pole around the world to study how ancient peoples mapped the stars, ending in an Art Basel presentation

Merchandising & Curation Samsung Targets Major U.S. Cities With Experiential Store Openings

In the hopes of reviving its brand, Samsung is offering customers in L.A., NYC and Houston its own first-ever physical space to test out products, address repairs and receive one-on-one assistance IRL

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

Fashion & Apparel How Sportswear Brands Like Nike Are Motivating Customers With Dynamic, Community-Focused Fitness

This excerpt from PSFK’s New York Retail Innovation Guide details how leading activewear retailers in the city are investing in community-oriented, personalized and tech-driven engagements to integrate themselves into shoppers' fitness and lifestyle goals

Events eBay Helps All-Star Weekend Fans Celebrate With Popup Shop And Digital Drops

eBay aligned with the popular sports weekend with an NBA-themed popup shop In Charlotte, NC, as well as released online sneaker drops from its coveted collection

Retail Vogue Wedding Salon Offers Guests Exclusive Merch & In-Store Services

The Tokyo dress salon will offer customers gowns and accessories from designers like Giambattista Valli and Alexander McQueen while also providing makeup, hair and photo services

Design Interview: How PERCH Helps Retailers Combine The Best Of Physical And Digital

Ahead of his Shoptalk appearance, Trevor Sumner, CEO of Perch Interactive, explains why after retail's non-apocalypse of 2017, the store experience is king again—but with digital integrations that enable optimal discovery, convenience and flexibility

Consumer Goods Interview: Subscription Essentials Service On Enabling Consumers To Shop Their Values

Grove Collective's CEO explains how he identified an unmet consumer need for an easy way to shop sustainable, healthy and environmentally friendly products, and how the company is meeting it with a personalized, subscription-based service

Food & Beverage Apricart Personalizes And Streamlines The Grocery Shopping Experience

The startup's digitally integrated shopping cart leverages in-store analytics on path-to-purchase data to the benefit of consumer and retailer alike, personalizing the experience as well as eliminating checkout

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Kroger Debuts Own Mobile Payment System For Loyalty Shoppers

An app-integrated payment system from the supermarket chain aims to make checkout easier than ever while also linking to customers' rewards accounts

Packaging & Product Engagement Doritos Fans Can Keep Their Hands Clean With Towel Bag

The reusable terry cloth bag helps consumers keep their fingers clean while snacking, providing a clever solution to a typical pain point of flavored chip consumption

Store Experience & Design 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

Delivery & Logistics 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