Does Ikea's 1st urban location take a page from the DTC playbook? (by Caroline Jansen, sourced from RETAIL DIVE)
Ikea unveiled a small-format store, enabling customers to have a one to two-hour appointment with Ikea associates or explore the space in "self-planning" areas. One glaring difference is: consumers won't be leaving the store with any products in hand.
Up Close: Inside Samsung’s high-tech, immersive ‘Experience Store’ (BY BY DEENA M. AMATO-MCCOY, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Samsung has opened a permanent store, where customers buckle into an interactive motorized VR chair and snap on an Oculus VR headset to explore one of six 4D experiences fueled by Galaxy devices.
Agriculture platform connects local biz with consumers (BY DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Reliant on cloud-based produce delivery solutions, Skarsgard Farms is helping small produce suppliers sell to consumers across New Mexico. In addition, Skarsgard Farms helps collect customer data for targeted email marketing efforts.
Mobile custom footwear retailer leaps into stores with AI (BY DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Wiivv provides a mobile app that recorded measurements of consumers’ feet to create custom-fit, 3D-printed footwear. Users take photos of their feet, which Wiivv digitally maps to 200 points to design custom shoes.
Qualcomm shares soar on surprise settlement with Apple of long legal dispute (by Stephen Nellis, sourced from CNBC)
Qualcomm is already shipping 5G chips while Apple supplier Intel says it’s exiting the 5G smartphone market. Reportedly, the settlement could also have an impact on Huawei.
Decathlon runs physical store on mobile tech (BY DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Decathlon is blending the brick-and-mortar experience with iPhones based on which NewStore omnichannel platform offers an integrated, cloud-based order management system and mobile POS solution.
The Ridge maxes customer experience with AI (BY DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Linc’s platform leverages AI to provide automation in conversational channels as well as a branded post-purchase experience. Specific features of the platform include personalized order tracking, automated chat, and real-time product recommendations.
Social platform jumps into Amazon commerce (BY DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
A Singapore-based social media and messenger commerce platform, is enabling retailers and brands selling through Amazon to activate direct sales of their products on social media, messaging apps, and online.
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