Smart Space: Next-Gen Department Stores & Brand Pop-Up Shops

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As retailers and brands downsize and use their space more creatively, what categories, themes, and experiences are making the cut? In this Retail Safari®, we identify the key themes that brands like UGG, and retailers like Kohl’s and Bloomingdales are using to make these hard decisions. Each is creating emotional platforms that respond to what ... Read more

Breaking Barriers In Apparel: What Does It Mean For You?

What starts in one category extends to other unexpected areas. Apparel is one category known for leading disruption with a futuristic approach to retail. The innovations that we are seeing today in fashion will transform shoppers’ expectations of shopping next. In this Retail Safari®, we tour four Apparel stores, Amazon Style in Los Angeles, CA, ... Read more

Food Retailing: Frictionless, Local, Social

As more shoppers participate in online shopping and expect a happy and fast shopping trip, food retailers need to reimagine the physical store for the most basic of trips – groceries. On this Retail Safari®, we take you through three innovative themes in food retail. First, convenient solutions, such as AI technologies and a 24/7 ... Read more

The Store as a Wellness Journey: House of Rituals

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Founded in 2000, Dutch retailer, Rituals, was the first brand to combine luxury Home and Body care. Rituals has over 650 stores, plus distribution in over 2,000 luxury department stores across 37 countries. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Rituals opened a 16,000 square-foot flagship store, The House of Rituals, in its hometown, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Read more

DICK’S Sporting Goods: House of Sport & Public Lands Video

DICK’S Sporting Goods: House of Sport & Public Lands Video Video Sample featuring Dicks Sporting Goods and Public Lands
Two experiential, immersive DICK’S concepts, the House of Sport in Victor, NY and Public Lands in Pittsburgh, PA, validate the store’s role in a digital world. These stores give shoppers a reason to visit and immerse themselves in the brand experience. To access the VIDEO, contact us directly or log into your WSL Library account. ... Read more

Situ Live: Retail… Storytelling… Reimagined.

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Located in Innovation Alley in Westfield London, sits Situ Live – an immersive showroom that opened in October 2021. Situ is not a traditional store with shelves of inventory for immediate purchase. It is a showroom, where discovering and interacting with products comes first – and shopping comes later. Purchases are powered by QR codes ... Read more

CAMP: The Future of Brick Stores … Happiness

CAMP: The Future of Brick Stores … Happiness Report Banner featuring indoor playground display at CAMP
CAMP is a next-generation toy store founded in 2018 by Ben Kaufman, the former Chief Marketing Officer of digital media company, Buzzfeed. Following its first location in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, CAMP has expanded to eight more stores across New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, South Norwalk, CT, and Paramus, NJ. Each CAMP location ... Read more

Intelligent Retail: Walmart IRL

Intelligent Retail: Walmart IRL Report Banner featuring Walmart IRL station
In today’s shopping environment there is no shortage of “shiny new things”. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to engage, capture and create loyalty with the shopper. Enter the new first of it’s kind Walmart IRL. In this case IRL stands for “Intelligent Retail Lab” but the “intelligence” is not only the new technological ... Read more

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