The surprisingly bright future of retail
Six predictions for how we’ll shop in 2019, from embracing IRL stores to ditching Amazon.
Here's how Nike, Alibaba and Walmart are reinventing retail
From shelf-stacking robots to AI fashion assistants, technology is changing how we shop
Nike’s huge new flagship in New York looks like the future of retail
The sneaker giant has an ambitious new goal: Woo people who hate shopping IRL.
"Retail is not dead, but boring retail is dead"
Nike is testing a host of tech-driven shopping features at a new store in Los Angeles, as part of the sports brand's major plans to "disrupt" retail.
Street Life After Retail: 5 Scenarios That Imagine the Future
A visual tour of how e-commerce and digitization might impact city streetscapes — for better or worse.
Retail is Changing
Toxic mass merchants are making brands commoditised hostages in a high-speed chase to the bottom. But a new class of experiential retailers is rising.
Amazon Go Might Kill More Than Just Supermarkets
Supermarkets are community anchors. Amazon’s “just walk out” version embodies a disconcerting social transformation.
Motorway service stations are embracing artisan food
Westmorland Family brought in £92m last year from just two outlets thanks to posh sausage rolls.
These on-demand storage startups want to haul away your junk
A new crop of startups is peddling concierge services for your junk.