Posts Tagged: retail

The Daily Poke: Try before you buy

Do you find yourself picking up homeware up and asking, do I really need it?

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As more of us are wondering if something will sit and pick up dust or fit nicely into our lives, contextual shopping is starting to evolve. Read more on The Daily Poke: Try before you buy…

The Daily Poke: New retail architecture

The Science Project is laying new foundations for store architecture.

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This new breed of design company brings together designers, architects and technologists, to challenge how we think of retail concepts.

As online shopping grows, and the physical and digital world come together, stores can rethink what they do with their space. Read more on The Daily Poke: New retail architecture…

The Daily Poke: Smart bag it

Self-scan checkout machines have sped up the consumer experience at many supermarkets.

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But now, two companies – Twyst and QueueHop – are going even further and eliminating the checkout line altogether.

With the help of smart shopping bags and QR codes that use RFID technology, shoppers can scan and pay for their items as they shop without queuing for a cash register. Read more on The Daily Poke: Smart bag it…

The Daily Poke: Winecrasher

It turns out that millennials are drinking responsibly.

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According to Rabobank, this savvy group of consumers are the reason online wine sales have been consistently higher than those in bricks-and-mortar stores.

While in countries such as China, 30% of wine purchases are made online.

Raising the bar for online wine sales is retailer, Winecrasher. Inspired by travel discount websites such as Hotwire and Priceline, the online wine retailer has a cash pricing business model that enables them to offer the lowest prices in the US.

Read more on The Daily Poke: Winecrasher…

The Daily Poke: Discovery spoon

poke_Discovery spoonMaille are cutting the mustard when it comes to in-store experience. The premium mustard brand is stirring up how you try their products, by using RFID-tagged spoons in their London flagship store. Read more on The Daily Poke: Discovery spoon…

The Daily Poke: The wonderful homegrown

Soon, you’ll be able to find everything you’d need to make a mini allotment on your kitchen countertop in Ikea.

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The gardening kits have been created in collaboration with scientists from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

From April, you can buy the new KRYDDA/VÄXER system. They come with handy gardening items like absorbent foam plugs that keep in moisture and prevent over-watering, and some highly absorbent pumice stones. Read more on The Daily Poke: The wonderful homegrown…

The Daily Poke: In the neighborhood

Nike has opened 6 Community Stores across the US, that help them to just do good.

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All Community Stores have a target of hiring 80% of employees, aka store athletes, through local channels, and from a five mile radius of the store.

Nike are giving local grants and incentives that promote sport and well being, while store athletes are also encouraged to help out with local non-profit organisations. Read more on The Daily Poke: In the neighborhood…

The Daily Poke: Food trucking solar powered yoga

Whole Foods are pulling out all the stops.

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The chain has a new vice president of culinary and hospitality, who wants to rev up the fun by launching a new food truck concept.

At this year’s SWSX festival, a motorised test kitchen will let you try out treats and baked goods.

Alongside the trucks, the chain will host sunset yoga sessions throughout the festival. Read more on The Daily Poke: Food trucking solar powered yoga…

The Daily Poke: Better balanced till receipt

The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030, 74% of men and 64% of women in the UK will be overweight or obese.

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Designer Hayden Peek has proposed a way to make us more aware about what we’re putting in our mouths, and in our trollies.

To find out the nutritional info of what you’ve just bought, all you’d have to do is take a peek at the bottom of your receipt. Read more on The Daily Poke: Better balanced till receipt…

The Daily Poke: Anti-authenticity aesthetic

Authenticity is a word often bandied about by brands, so Bombay Electrics new rebrand caught our attention.

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The fashion store has ditched their heritage-style look for an anti-authenticity aesthetic.

Located on the luxury shopping district of Mumbai, the store is covered in colourful swatches, inspired from photographs taken at artist Ann Veronica Janssens’ art installation yellowbluepink.

Read more on The Daily Poke: Anti-authenticity aesthetic…