The most interesting retail of December and January

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Since December a lot of new things seem to appear that made me move again. All sorts of concepts and ideas caught my eye because they reflect the new reality. A few I already posted on this blog and I now want to share the rest of the most attention-grabbing ones with an explanation why I consider them interesting.

1.) Polaroid announces plans to launch  polaroid photobar experiential retail stores. 
We will see more old decaying brands develop a retail concept trying to become relevant again.
 
2.) Department store Selfridges introduces a ‘No Noise’ shopping experience.
In our hectic information overloaded urban society tranquillity is becoming a rarity. Retailers and brands that can offer us an escape from this fast-paced world will win.
 
3.) Farmigo is an online farmer’s market connecting organic farmers directly with communities in their direct environment.
The Internet has been collapsing supply chains and rewriting conventional business models for nearly two decades, but until now it has had limited impact on the food industry. 
 
4.) The  Billionaire Shop is an online store for the super rich created by gambling company Multilotto.com.
The world is getting polarized and that counts for (on-line) retail too.
 
5.) The Tommy Bahama flagship store on NYC’s  5th Ave. generates two and a half times the sales per square foot than a regular store because of in-store restaurant and bar.
Big cities become leisure paradises and people like to spend their leisure time shopping. But shopping doesn’t necessarily mean buying. Therefore stores have to find new business models that cash in on the leisure shopper. A successful model is an in-store restaurant or bar to lure people and compensate the loss.
 
6.) Takeo Kikuchi’s flagship store in Tokyo  has no one-way shopping circulation and is a place to feel at ease.
Online shopping changed the rules for offline retail. Not only became stores showrooms or places to relax, the way we enter the shop, how we browse and the moment we pay has all changed. Stores with a one-way shopping circulation will become a thing of the past

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One Response to “The most interesting retail of December and January”

  1. nknair Says:

    Reblogged this on VmDeSiGnS.

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