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Interview John Maeda: Innovation is born when art meets science

The technology and design guru argues that for invention to occur, scientists must embrace the art world graphic designer and computer scientist, known for his work on the online computer game Second Life, as well as the author of bestselling self-help book The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda has made great use of dual educations at the Massachusetts Institute […]

Japan’s teamLab transcends borders of art and business

TOKYO — In 2014 teamLab, a relatively unknown group of artists, engineers, designers, mathematicians and programmers created an immersive digital installation for Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation that attracted close to half a million visitors during a five-month run, breaking the museum’s attendance records. In the same year Pace Gallery, a New York-based […]

Art Is Good for Business

When companies are awash in cash, as many U.S. companies are following the US$1.5 trillion tax cut in December 2017, their tendency is to stick with the comfortable and reliable shareholder dividends and share buybacks, with perhaps some M&A thrown in. And although these conventions keep investors happy, they do little to address the barrage […]

“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 […]

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