Beauty 'Skincare GPS' Points Duty-Free Shoppers To Ideal Beauty Products

SK-II just opened a concept shop in Shanghai's Changi Airport that offers shoppers a curated experience, helping them identify products from images on their phone and locating them in the store

Entertainment Tiger Beer Ventures Into Community-Designed, Community-Nurturing Retail Spaces

Through two global lighthouse housed within international airports, the Singaporean beverage brand is leaning on its in-house arts collective to deliver inviting and interactive communal outposts

Delivery & Logistics 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

Analysis NYRIW Preview: Storefront CEO On How To Use Pop-Ups To Test New Markets & Geographies

Ahead of a panel on Rethinking Retail Real Estate, the retail startup's CEO, Mohamed Haouache, lends his insights on enabling short-term retail for brands like Hermes, Google, L'Oreal and more, as well as on China's fast-growing place in the future of retail (physical and otherwise)

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel InterContinental Hotel Guests Can Check In And Access Rooms With WeChat

WeChat teamed up with InterContinental to create a digital-first hotel in Shanghai that allows guests to check in remotely, use their phones as key cards and even order breakfast via mobile, eliminating the need for human help

Consumer Goods Alibaba's Brick & Mortar Stores Offer Location-Tailored, High-End Merchandise

The e-tailer giant is opening Tmall Global spaces in pilot zones where the Chinese government has loosened restrictions on cross-border commerce, making use of its robust consumer data to offer location-specific stock

Brand Activation & Immersion Nike's First 'House Of Innovation' Offers Shoppers State-Of-The-Art Experience

Inspired by the fluidity of sport, Nike's Shanghai location is part of its plan for the future of retail, using transformative displays and interactive journeys to make art installations, personalization touchpoints and more part of the in-store experience

Children Lego's Flagship Store Encourages Kids' Creativity With Interactive Facility

The store encourages children to build their own cities of the future, providing interactive areas where kids can learn about modern architecture and environmental impact

Food & Beverage Starbucks And Alibaba Revolutionize Customer Experience With Virtual Store Integration

The collaboration will provide coffee both in-store and through delivery at Alibaba Group locations across China, and make the process of redeeming benefits and gifting products to friends and family more personalized

Cafe & Restaurant Mini's Shared Living Concept Proposes Residential Co-Creation

Branded exhibition explores possibilities for urban housing, suggesting that developers and city dwellers work together on designing subdivided and communal spaces

Advertising How Brands Are Practicing Transparency And Empathy

With an eye toward the environment and social good, brands are being more upfront with consumers about the costs and processes behind their products

Design Former Paint Factory Becomes An Experimental Co-Living Hotspot In Shanghai

The project creates a micro neighborhood blending residential, retail and public space

Retail Starbucks' Latest Store Gives Guests An AR Tour Of Coffee Production

The new Shanghai Starbucks store will feature various points where customers can learn about the coffee company's brewing process through AR

Automotive BMW Proposes An Elevated E-Bike Roadway For City Traffic Relief

The modular roadway takes advantage of unused space to increase sustainable mobility options