NRF 2020 – Best of New York retail store safari. Book your slot now!

Looking for real retail insights at NRF 2020?   Theory is great. But nothing beats seeing the latest retail trends in action for yourself. Our guided Best of New York retail store safari will take you into the stores that are leading the way so you can experience the latest retail trends first-hand and understand…

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One size does not fit all: how Design4Retail’s holistic approach is changing store design

Creating an engaging retail store is a difficult business. But retail design agency Design4Retail has a solid track record when it comes to ideas that succeed. Its holistic approach means it can work with retailers from initial brainstorming to final installation. It’s an approach that’s paid off for brands from Adidas to Toms to Lacoste…

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Digital Tech Trends Appearing In Under-the-Radar Industries

Image credit: Branch Messenger   Taylor Pipes, Industry Specialist and Editor of Shiftonomics at Branch Messenger, highlights unique mobile tech trends among under-the-radar industries that are creating meaningful experiences for consumers. While Americans continue to conduct a majority of their shopping (90 percent) in brick-and-retail stores, the lines are blurring as the technological advances and…

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How do you reimagine a brand like L’Occitane?

You can’t hear the name L’Occitane en Provence, or L’Occitane, without thinking of the south of France. That’s how closely this beauty brand’s heritage is tied to its identity. Many of the natural ingredients used in its products are still sourced from its Provence home. With tradition such an important part of its brand story,…

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How digital tools can help streamline store operations and improve overall customer service and experience

In this guest post, Susannah Magers, Content Writer at Beekeeper, looks at how retailers can use tech advancements to their advantage. As children, one of the first lessons we are taught revolves around the notion of taking risks––testing out different variables to discover what happens. This is the definition of experimentation. Eventually, we learn to leverage…

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Music as a media opportunity – Immedia on why brands can use audio to reach their audiences

‘Where brands shake hands with fans’ is the tagline of Immedia, a company which is all about connecting brands and their audiences via the power of music. Its live in-store radio stations use a potent combination of music, conversation and entertainment to engage and sell to retailers’ audiences across all stores, but not through traditional…

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Top 50 retail design agencies

We love a well-designed store. Spaces that inspire and amaze and, of course, sell. And for every beautiful, well-functioning, experiential wonderland there is a team of people behind it. This is the retail design agency. Sometimes they work alone, sometimes in partnership, sometimes with the brand. Always they are reinventing the concept of the store…

The role of measurement within Experiential… one size does not fit all

The importance of experience within retail is well-known, but how do you measure its success? Paul Stanway, Creative Director of brand experience agency XYZ, explains how it’s a matter of context:   Why do brands continue to invest multimillion-pound budgets into flagship stores and retail sites when respected e-commerce surveys and forecasts suggest double digit…

Part-time Project Manager and Support Officer wanted for Insider Trends

We’re looking for a part-time project manager and support officer (combined role) to join our growing team! If you’re methodical, switched on and a fast learner, you have everything you need to do this role. For more information and to apply visit http://www.insider-trends.com/pt-project-manager/ Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’ve helped…

Trainee Retail Trend Forecaster wanted

We’re looking for a new trainee retail trend forecaster to join our growing team! Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’re looking for someone keen and ambitious who wants to gain new skills and experience and grow with us. You’ll discover and research the world’s latest innovations in retail,…

Retail Trend Forecaster wanted for Insider Trends

We’re looking for a new retail trend forecaster to join our growing team! Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’ve helped Galeries Lafayette, Lindt, Marks & Spencer, Samsung, Chanel, EE, Unilever, L’Oreal, Lego (and many more!) understand what’s coming next in the world of retail and how they can…

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International logistics for under $5.00? Say Hello to a new way of doing things

Is it time to say hello to a new online shopping concept? The folks behind ‘work-smarter’ office furniture manufacturer Autonomous seem to think so. Its new set-up, Hello, claims to offer high quality products at reasonable prices with one simple delivery option. The company calls it the ‘sweet spot of internet shopping’. So what exactly…

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General Manager wanted for Insider Trends

We’re looking for a General Manager! Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’ve helped Galeries Lafayette, Lindt, Marks & Spencer, Samsung, Chanel, EE, Unilever, L’Oreal, Lego (and many more!) understand what’s coming next in the world of retail and how they can boost profits. We pride ourselves on providing…

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Retail Trends Factfile 2017: Mobile

UK retailers saw an increase in online sales through smartphones and tablets up to 31% as more consumers are choosing to purchase via these channels. (KPMG, 2016)   US retail sales through digital channels (including mobile sales) increased by a massive 23% in 2015. (Harvard Business Review, 2017)   Visits to retail websites in the…