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For example, having realised the importance of nurturing its 'omni-channel' customers, John Lewis installed Wi-Fi in its stores to facilitate price comparison and product research in-store. Having introduced a policy that ...

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DIG360 Consulting Ltd.

DIG360 Consulting Ltd. | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it

Hi, I am David Ian Gray.

 

This is a curation of trends, ideas and cases on the theme of the future of retail and global and local transformations in the sector that catch my attention each week. http://www.scoop.it/t/transforming-retail

 

I founded DIG360 in 2008, the latest incarnation of my retail advisory service I began in the mid' 1990's.  A common theme throughout has been a keen eye for the emergent forces that are shifting and shaping the future of retailing.

 

In this context, we help retail and 'retail-minded' executives make better, more customer-relevant decisions in times of change.  This encompasses those in the social enterprise and B-Corp space wishing to compete on better experiences for constituents, as well as those organizations selling into the retail channel.

 

For more information, check out: www.dig360.ca

 

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Gap-Nordstrom December Sales Top Estimates on Discounts

Gap-Nordstrom December Sales Top Estimates on Discounts | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Gap Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. reported December same-store sales that topped analysts’ estimates as retailers kept inventory lean in a tepid holiday season and attracted shoppers with last-minute discounts.
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From fit technology to clothing swaps, 2012 has been an innovative year in retail

From fit technology to  clothing swaps, 2012 has been an innovative year in retail | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Retail is a restless business, and fashion retail is even more so. Entrepreneurs are constantly coming up with new ways to grab customers by the collars and get them to not just pay attention, but shop and buy.
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Barneys Debuts Mobile POS, Removes Cash Wraps from Store Floor | Retail Best Practices | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives

Barneys Debuts Mobile POS, Removes Cash Wraps from Store Floor | Retail Best Practices | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Barneys New York enhances its luxury shopping experience with the Infinea Tab mobile POS on iPad2.
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Tesco’s fashion line takes window shopping into the future

Tesco’s fashion line takes window shopping into the future | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
With the weather forecast promising sun all weekend, the last thing you’ll want to be doing is traipsing around the shops. (RT @JillEasterbrook: Take a look at F&F's augmented reality poster - gorgeous!

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Consumer confidence closes October at five-year high - Los Angeles Times

Consumer confidence closes October at five-year high - Los Angeles Times | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Global Economic IntersectionConsumer confidence closes October at five-year highLos Angeles TimesWASHINGTON -- Despite looming tax hikes and budget cuts, Americans felt better about the economy this month than at any time in the last five years with...
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Re-imagination- Trends-Mobile Stats and more -Slideshare

INTERNET TRENDSD10 CONFERENCE5/30/2012Mary Meeker...

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Wal-Mart Asia Head 'Optimistic' India Will Allow FDI - Businessweek

Wal-Mart Asia Head 'Optimistic' India Will Allow FDI - Businessweek | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Asia Head 'Optimistic' India Will Allow FDIBusinessweekIndia currently bars foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart that sell multiple brands from investing in supermarkets.
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Back to School: Retailers' August Sales Top Estimates - Businessweek

Back to School: Retailers' August Sales Top Estimates - Businessweek | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
ValueWalkBack to School: Retailers' August Sales Top EstimatesBusinessweekSame-store sales at Gap, the biggest U.S.
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Timberland Technology: ReNet™ Fabric

 

Timberland innovation: "The official term is "recycling," but it's more fun to say "stuff made from other stuff"


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MediaPost Publications Booming Boomers 08/21/2012 in five years, 50% of the U.S. population will be 50+

MediaPost Publications Booming Boomers 08/21/2012 in five years, 50% of the U.S. population will be 50+ | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Booming Boomers - 08/21/2012...

A new report by Nielsen, the “Most Valuable Generation,” in collaboration with BoomAgers, shows that in five years, 50% of the U.S. population will be 50+. These consumers spend close to 50% of all CPG dollars yet less than 5% of advertising is geared towards them. These high potential consumers have been largely unaddressed by marketers and advertisers since they started to age out of the popular 18-49 cohort.

In the next five years, Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are set to control 70% of the disposable income in the U.S., and they stand to inherit $15 trillion in the next 20 years. As they age out of the work force, 67% of Boomers plan to spend more time on their hobbies and interests, moving from a life of making money to one that is spending money....


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A Look Inside Walmart’s Urban 90 Supercenter | InStore Trends

A Look Inside Walmart’s Urban 90 Supercenter | InStore Trends | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it

Walmart recently opened a new small format supercenter prototype in Toronto, Canada in late January. The 90,000 square foot store, commonly known as the Urban 90 format, is dramatically smaller than the traditional 200,000 square foot supercenter and takes only 34 weeks to build, compared to the typical 52 weeks for the typical store. This launch marks another major milestone in Walmart’s push to smaller and more proximity-based stores, after its opening of the Express format last summer. This concept is not unique, as other big box retailers are testing similar small formats, including Target’s “City Target”, set to launch five stores this year (previously highlighted on instoretrends). How has Walmart adapted its big box to this more limited footprint?

 


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Why shopping will never be the same

Why shopping will never be the same | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
A technological convergence is remaking bricks-and-mortar stores as the future of retail is upon us.

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With an Evolutionary Approach, Uniqlo Aims to Create New Category - BoF - The Business of Fashion

With an Evolutionary Approach, Uniqlo Aims to Create New Category - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it

Lifewear. “Lifewear is the theme of our collection. But it’s meant to be continued every season. Like iPhone 4, iPhone 5. It’s the idea of continuation, but with updates: new elements, new fabrics,” explained Naoki Takizawa, Uniqlo’s design director.


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MediaPost Publications Polaroid Creating Branded Retail Stores 01/03/2013

MediaPost Publications Polaroid Creating Branded Retail Stores 01/03/2013 | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Polaroid Creating Branded Retail Stores - 01/03/2013
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15 Men's Clothing Stores To Follow On Instagram

15 Men's Clothing Stores To Follow On Instagram | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Stay up on the latest drops, trends, and sales with these shops. Complex.com: The original buyer's guide for men.
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Interesting curation of mens clothings stores on instagram.  #retailtrends

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The real challenge is engagement across many channels - Cream ...

The real challenge is engagement across many channels - Cream ... | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
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GameStop Launching 80 Holiday Pop-Up Store Locations For Kids ...

GameStop Launching 80 Holiday Pop-Up Store Locations For Kids ... | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Gamestop today announced plans to launch 80 new holiday concept stores called GameStop Kids across the U.S., offering kid-friendly shopping experiences. The s..
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Brands of the Year: Lululemon takes local to the next level

Brands of the Year: Lululemon takes local to the next level | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
How does a purveyor of yoga pants become one of the most successful brands to come out of this country? With a grassroots marketing approach that starts from the bottom up.
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Apple and Retail Disease - TheStreet.com

Apple and Retail DiseaseTheStreet.comExcept consumers took it a step further and stopped visiting the box altogether -- the "big box" stores, that is.
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M&S takes multichannel innovation to new store - InternetRetailing.net

Telegraph.co.ukM&S takes multichannel innovation to new storeInternetRetailing.netThe general retailer, which has said it aims to turn over £1bn from multichannel retailing by 2013/14, has included QR codes, free customer wi-fi, and screens to search...
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What you can learn from Ralph Lauren about setting up a retail outlet store

What you can learn from Ralph Lauren about setting up a retail outlet store | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
Before you rush into setting up a outlet store, here are a couple of lessons that Ralph Lauren learnt when setting up a retail outlet store.

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The $1.3 Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work

On June 6, Larry Ellison--CEO of Oracle, one of the largest and most advanced computer technology corporations in the world--tweeted for the very first time. In doing so, he joined a club that remains surprisingly elite.
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Internet Retailing » US retailers join forces to create their own m ...

While you may be wondering how to go about making m-commerce and omni-channel payments work for you, a group of big American retailers – including 7-Eleven, Target and Wal-mart – have decided to join forces and ...
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Apple retail exec: "we messed up" - TG Daily

Apple retail exec: "we messed up" - TG Daily | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it
TG DailyApple retail exec: "we messed up"TG DailyApple senior vice president of retail John Browett reportedly sent an internal email to management teams at its stores, saying that the company wanted to try a new "formula" that didn't work out.
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Best Buy Combats Showrooming With New Connected Store Format | InStore Trends

Best Buy Combats Showrooming With New Connected Store Format | InStore Trends | Transforming Retail | Scoop.it

Best Buy has struggled the most with the new “showrooming” problem brought on by the trend towards ‘commerce anywhere.’ The concept, which describes the fact that consumers are researching items online and buying them for a lower price in-store, has been most prevalent among retailers that offer big ticket items like those playing in the consumer electronics channel.


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