New PopBox Shipping Containers Help Developers Generate Buzz Surrounding New Projects

Retailers today are being forced to innovate, and the ever-present battle between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar for sales is opening doors to some unique concepts. Take Co-Working In A Box’s new PopBox containers: These temporary shipping containers rolled out in a soft launch about a month ago and are generating industry buzz. Similar to pop-up concepts, … More New PopBox Shipping Containers Help Developers Generate Buzz Surrounding New Projects

Empty storefronts find new savior in an unexpected place

It took just five weeks to transform the 1970s-inspired accounting office into a modern hair salon. After covering the drab white paint with coats of gray and purple, and knocking down the wooden doors that had divided the space into offices, online beauty retailer Madison Reed opened its first physical shop last week.  The 1,500-square-foot … More Empty storefronts find new savior in an unexpected place

Westfield Labs wants to merge physical and digital shopping.

Bringing digital into malls boosts physical sales, rather than kill them. Contrary to popular belief, the future of retail isn’t online. Neither, according to global mall operator Westfield’s Antony Ritch, is it in brick and mortar stores. Rather, he predicts the two sectors will merge into one indistinguishable whole. Ritch heads up Westfield Labs, the … More Westfield Labs wants to merge physical and digital shopping.

Train stations: From transport hubs to shopping destinations

Train station retail has become about much more than grabbing a coffee to go. A wide variety of retailers are finding that snapping up units in city center terminals are a way to attract today’s time-poor, convenience-seeking shoppers. As more people move into or on the outskirts of urban areas, overground and underground trains are … More Train stations: From transport hubs to shopping destinations

How Retailers Are Personalizing the Shopping Experience This Holiday Season

The biggest story this holiday shopping season isn’t expected to be any specific toy or garment that’s flying off the shelves, but the way consumers are being recognized and how they’re finding the products they ultimately purchase when they shop inside physical stores. With holiday retail sales expected to increase just 1.8% this year, retailers … More How Retailers Are Personalizing the Shopping Experience This Holiday Season