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“Rethinking Retail: From Micro-Moments to Mega-Experiences” – Frank Grillo
“Rethinking Retail: From Micro-Moments to Mega-Experiences” – Frank Grillo

“What about re-thinking the physical retail store experience? Today, the focus of more and more stores is on transactions – maximizing selection to increase the likelihood of a purchase. Salespeople have been steadily reduced as shelf space has been steadily expanded. As I’ve written in a major research report on the future of retailing, this […]

THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN RETAIL PARKS
THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN RETAIL PARKS

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC TRENDS RESHAPING THE RETAIL PARK LANDSCAPE IN EUROPE? THE RETAIL SECTOR IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING: NEW RETAILERS, NEW TRENDS, ONLINE SHOPPING, … ARE MANY FACTORS THAT IMPACT THE DEVELOPMENT OF RETAIL AND REAL ESTATE IN BELGIUM AND THE WORLD. FOR THIS FIRST RETAIL E-NEWS, WE WANTED TO SHARE OUR INSIGHTS ON THE […]

The future of retail is happening right now in China
The future of retail is happening right now in China

“If you need evidence of the US retail sector’s precarious condition, consider that more than 9,000 stores closed last year, and another 12,000 are on the chopping block this year, according to commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield. Despite a 4.2% rise in 2017 over the previous year, US retail growth is lumpy and clearly […]

Retailers & Robots
Retailers & Robots

In my last notes, I discussed the peripheral retailing model, the smart and small retail formats and the rise of the surrounding catalog. These strategic changes will demand funding to be implemented. A big chunk of the solution will lie in the savings generated due to the deployment of smart automation. The sooner smart automation […]

New Technologies That Will Change How Consumers Shop In Store
New Technologies That Will Change How Consumers Shop In Store

“Economic and technological shifts have rewritten the shopping journey. What was once transactional in nature is instead focused on relationship building. Each step of that journey – whether offline or online – is centered on how to elevate consumer engagement in order to deepen said relationship. Taken together, these shifts have led to a plethora […]

10 Technologies That Could Change Retail Forever
10 Technologies That Could Change Retail Forever

“There was a time when retail meant only one thing—a physical store. But in 2017, retail can mean everything from brick-and-mortar and online to mobile and voice-based search. For consumers, however, the motivating factors behind their purchases are the same. They want their goods at a reasonable price and as soon as possible. (Some might […]

7 Predictions On The Next Era Of Digital Retail
7 Predictions On The Next Era Of Digital Retail

“When Amazon launched in 1995, only 3% of Americans had ever been on the Internet, let alone purchased anything online. Both the concept of the web and e-commerce were startlingly new. Just a year earlier in fact, the New York Times had run a story with the headline: “Attention Shoppers: Internet Is Open,” breathlessly reporting […]

“Hotels will lead transition to “smart” building technologies”
“Hotels will lead transition to “smart” building technologies”

As competition intensifies among hotels to cater to guests and encourage repeat business, hotel owners are starting to invest substantial resources into smart building technologies. Hotels are pursuing opportunities to connect guests to comfortable, intuitive, and individualized experiences that differentiate their offerings from those of competitors. As a result, hoteliers have become eager innovators and […]

“Facility management and smart buildings: smart data, insights and integration”
“Facility management and smart buildings: smart data, insights and integration”

“Facility management and the smart building in evolution: the changing reality of smart buildings in an increasingly connected day and age”. Smart buildings are among the main IoT (Internet of Things) use cases for years to come. Yet, the smart building can take many forms and shapes and smart buildings are not just about technologies, let alone about […]

“BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING: SMART TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMART BUILDINGS”
“BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING: SMART TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMART BUILDINGS”

Solution proposed by:  Prof. Stefano Della Torre (BuildingSmart Italian Chapter President), Prof. Gianni Utica, PhD Candidate Stefania Masseroni, PhD Candidate Lidia Pinti In a Nutshell: How can we achieve urban and housing affordability? Million of people cannot approach good housing solutions and the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools can support the international community […]

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