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50 best retail initiatives of 2017

Sometimes when looking forward it’s good to take a peek over your shoulder as well. There’s a lot that can be learnt from what’s come before, whether it’s triumphs, mistakes, or hints of what might be the next big thing. With that in mind we’ve rounded-up our 50 favourite retail initiatives of 2017 to set…

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Top 50 Pop-Up Stores

Image courtesy of Arnsdorf     The pop-up shows no signs of abating, and why would it? “Pop-up” has become a 21st century model for retailing, offering agile formats for brands to communicate specialist collections and collaborations. Temporary spaces are used to test new markets and express identity in new ways through installations and partnerships.…

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Popping up: How Appear Here brought its pop up retail model to New York

Often described as the ‘Airbnb of retail’, Appear Here connects brands looking to rent short-term retail space with landlords. Having helped to launched almost 4,000 shops in the UK this year alone, the company has just secured $12 million in funding from venture capital firms. What’s more, it’s continuing its international expansion with the introduction…

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Taking stock – Nedap explain how retail is waking up to RFID

Radio-frequency identification or RFID is not a new technology. But it is a powerful one. As more and more retailers wake up to its capabilities, the potential for inventory control and omnichannel grows. Leading the field is Nedap who has helped major names like River Island harness the benefits of RFID. Director of global sales…

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Top 50 retail initiatives of 2016

While 2016 may have thrown some unexpected curveballs, both in retail and wider world issues, it was also a year of exciting new ideas. From fantastic pop-ups to incredible new tech and some amazing store openings, we’ve rounded-up our 50 favourite retail initiatives in 2016. With each chosen for its influential or inspiring properties, how…

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Insider Trends: The Best of June

Here’s what you may have missed on the Insider Trends blog this June. Image credit: Ted Baker blog We did a round-up of recent retail openings showcasing London’s retail trends, including permanent ventures such as Pop Brixton and Ted Baker’s lifestyle and accessorises &Moore store, as well as pop-ups including We Built This City and The Basics Store. Our round-up…

Agender fashion could be the latest trend

At the beginning of last month, renowned department store Selfridges announced its Agender campaign. A project that allows customers to experience shopping in a non-gendered way. Shaking off traditional categories of ‘his’ and ‘hers’, the project could pioneer an entirely new way of shopping. Image credit: Selfridges Selfridges have teamed up with the street style photographer The…