sport & fitness

Brand Activation & Immersion Lululemon's Experiential Chicago Store Is A One-Stop Wellness Oasis

Jumping on the trends of wellness and immersive retail, the athletic brand opened a massive store in the Windy City with an in-house cafe and a dedicated workout floor for yoga and mediation

Analysis How Innovators Like The North Face Are Elevating Secondhand Apparel

Thanks to a growing interest in sustainability and individuality, pre-owned clothes are getting second lives through large retailers, who are upcycling and consigning them

Beauty Why Brands Like Anthropologie Are Turning Stores Into Social Hubs

Fashion and beauty stores in the Mid-Atlantic region have created unique social spaces where shoppers can meet each other and consult sales associates, plus attend programs and events

Delivery & Logistics Inside Sustainable Startup By Humankind's Mission To Transform Personal Care

PSFK speaks to the company's founder about how it is working to curb single-use plastic waste with a hybrid approach to refillable products like deodorant, offering subscription and a la carte options all with a community-driven message

Fashion & Apparel Nike's Campaign Raises The Bar For The 2019 Women's World Cup

The sportswear brand's massive rollout includes videos, store installations and clothing lines ahead of the biggest event in women's soccer

Features Target And Reebok Are Driving Deeper Engagement By Rewarding Behavior Beyond Purchases

From PSFK's Loyalty Debrief, here's how three brands are fostering long-term consumer engagement by rewarding their loyalty members for a range of actions like social media shares and R&D feedback

Interview Interview: How Reebok is Using Technology To Make Shoe Shopping—And Running—More Accessible

PSFK spoke to Reebok and EPAM Continuum about their collaborative, tech-driven and interactive store installation, and the importance of a personal, humanizing approach to finding the right running shoes in a consumer-driven retail landscape

Fitness & Sport How Stores Like Nike Are Leveraging The Best Of Experiential Retail With Multi-Purpose Design

From PSFK's Reinventing Retail Through Experience-First Shopping report, here's how two leading brands are employing purposeful experiential retail by engaging customers at every touchpoint throughout the physical store

Packaging & Product Engagement Nike Fit Helps Sneaker Customers Find The Perfect Shoe Remotely

Nike is responding to a common consumer pain point of inconsistent shoe sizing with a mobile app customers can implement in-store or at home to scan their feet and assess ideal fit

Gaming & Play Champion And Foot Locker Offer eSports Fans Live NYC Tournament

Giving esports fans the chance to connect in real life, the two retailers will be hosting a tournament at Champion's flagship store as well as selling merchandise from the competing teams in-store and online

Retail Op-Ed: CEO On Ten Years Of Kickstarter

Kickstarter's Aziz Hasan reflects on the crowdfunding site's journey since launch in 2009, highlighting its continued evolution of service and dedication to supporting authentic creativity

Food & Beverage Banana Bread Startup Raises Brand Awareness While Reducing Waste With Pop-Up Exchange

The Amsterdam-based popup invited customers to bring in their old bananas in exchange for a free slice of the brand's homemade banana bread

Design Adidas Commits To Sustainability With 100% Recyclable Shoe

Called The Loop, the fully sustainable sneaker is part of the sportswear retailer's efforts to reduce shoe-making waste, designing a pair of kicks that are "made to be remade"

Shopper Education & Assistance The North Face Closes Stores And Encourages Outdoor Activity For Earth Day

In keeping with its brand focus on adventuring, the retailer is shuttering its U.S. and Canada stores this holiday and hosting IRL meetups for its community