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As PSFK researchers highlighted in our latest report about the opportunity that the peer-to-peer space presents for bran...
01/24/2020
Tinker Kitchen Is A Shared Space For Food Experimentation

As PSFK researchers highlighted in our latest report about the opportunity that the peer-to-peer space presents for brands, Tinker Kitchen is an inspiring shared cooking space that encourages members to experiment and grow their culinary chops on their own terms—empowering pros and everyday chefs like with the facilities and equipment they need:
http://ow.ly/9oye50y4svp
#Peertopeer #sharedspace #sharingeconomy #brands #retail

This California kitchen-share is helping cooks of all stripes practice their skills and learn new ones on their own terms.

Product drop alert! In collaboration with Complex Networks, PSFK has developed a brand new report on #youth #culture tha...
01/22/2020
What’s Next: Generation Antidentity

Product drop alert! In collaboration with Complex Networks, PSFK has developed a brand new report on #youth #culture that looks at the end of categorization and genre. Free to download, "What's Next: Generation AntiIdentity" is available via: https://lnkd.in/egJSC2h #genz #music #entertainment #branding

Moving beyond demographics to engage audiences in an age of ever-evolving identity.

Today's the day! PSFK's flagship conference themed around our 10th annual Future Of Retail report is happening now, feat...
01/15/2020
PSFK Future of Retail 2020 Conference

Today's the day! PSFK's flagship conference themed around our 10th annual Future Of Retail report is happening now, featuring presentations from Nike Hunker b8ta Whereabout Studio Your Studio Neighborhood Goods MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM and Zola, who will speak to the next frontier of in-store retail and e-commerce centered around hyper-personalized service. Stay tuned to our channels for related updates and content from the big day!
https://psfk-future-of-retail-2020.splashthat.com/
#retail #future #ecommerce #events #nyc #innovation #inspiration

Each year, PSFK's Future of Retail 2020 conference highlights the need-to-know ideas and innovations driving successful commerce today. Featuring insights from experts both at emerging start-ups and leading corporations, this half-day program will explore how the best retailers and brands will play....

"We’re moving into an era of selling emotions and feelings, not things." Before he presents key concepts for the future ...
01/14/2020
PSFK Retail Conference Preview: Tomorrow's Store Will Sell Feelings, Not Things

"We’re moving into an era of selling emotions and feelings, not things." Before he presents key concepts for the future of retail at PSFK's upcoming conference, design expert Howard Sullivan shares a preview, describing a retailscape defined by real-life fulfillment, wellbeing for the mind and soul, and human spaces to fuel the imagination.
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/psfk-conference-preview-howard-sullivan-yourstudio.html
#store #design #retail #events #NYRIW

Prior to PSFK's Future of Retail conference 2020, YourStudio's co-founder and creative director Howard Sullivan explains why the next gen of retail stores will fulfill consumers with service and spirit instead of stuff.

"Hunker House is a great execution of omnichannel marketing at its best. The space isn’t acting as a consumer-facing exp...
01/13/2020
Why Trending Design Site Hunker Opened A Multi-Story House

"Hunker House is a great execution of omnichannel marketing at its best. The space isn’t acting as a consumer-facing experience. Instead it is a B2B opportunity for Hunker to create more meaningful digital content centered around real things happening at the House." Look inside Hunker's multi-level home, and come see Gab Baiter and Eve Epstein at PSFK's upcoming conference!
http://ow.ly/NlPk50xSxCa
#NYRIW #retail #ecommerce #design #B2B #media #home

Ahead of appearing at our upcoming retail conference, Hunker editor-in-chief Eve Epstein and Whereabout studio founder Gabriela Baiter talk building a media brand today and take us inside the Hunker House—the high-design IRL manifestation of the online decor site.

"Wellness is here to stay. Similar to what we are seeing around topics of sustainability, the broader concept of wellnes...
01/10/2020
NYRIW Panel Preview: Engaging The Wellness Consumer

"Wellness is here to stay. Similar to what we are seeing around topics of sustainability, the broader concept of wellness, or as I like to think of it, conscious consumerism, will no longer be for a select few, but rather a consideration that more and more consumers will continue to demand from the brands they engage with.” For more insights like this one from Balanced Beauty founder Kelle Jacob, drop by our #wellness retail panel discussion during New York Retail Innovation Week ! Take a preview here:
http://ow.ly/ftlh50xSaIF
#wellness #consumer #engagement #retail #events #nyc PSFK

Ahead of speaking on our panel “Engaging The Wellness Consumer,” part of New York Retail Innovation Week, PSFK caught up with featured speakers for a better understanding of who these wellbeing-focused consumers are—and how their needs for education and community are creating new opportunities...

2019 saw #subscription services explode. Hear from Nike's Dave Cobban at PSFK's upcoming conference to understand how th...
01/10/2020
PSFK Retail Conference Preview: Nike Adventure Club's GM On Using Subscriptions To Solve Consumer Pain Points

2019 saw #subscription services explode. Hear from Nike's Dave Cobban at PSFK's upcoming conference to understand how the brand's Adventure Club program is the first-ever true sneaker subscription, and how it functions in a greater omnichannel strategy: http://ow.ly/eE9o50xRhEZ
#retail #NYRIW PSFK

Prior to taking the stage at PSFK's Future of Retail 2020 Conference, Dave Cobban speaks about designing a service that adds value to consumers' everyday lives—and solves longstanding pain points within children's apparel retail.

The wellness market is valued in the multi-trillions—and is only continuing its growth. Category experts Lou Sagar, Kell...
01/09/2020
Engaging The Wellness Consumer | Another NYRIW Panel

The wellness market is valued in the multi-trillions—and is only continuing its growth. Category experts Lou Sagar, Kelle Jacob and Rizal Hamdallah featured at our upcoming New York Retail Innovation Week panel will share top strategies for activating your brand in this space, sign up now!
http://ow.ly/3nzf50xRb3I
#wellness #wellbeing #engagement #nyc #NYRIW PSFK

During New York Retail Innovation Week, pioneers and thought leaders will take the stage at our NYRIW Midtown stage to discuss the key issues driving new ideas and innovation in retail and along the customer experience journey. These talks are panel formats and run for 45-60 minutes. OVERVIEW Wellne...

Before taking the stage at our flagship retail conference, b8ta president Phillip Raub chatted with us about the RaaS st...
01/09/2020
PSFK Retail Conference Preview: b8ta On Its Evolution As A RaaS Provider—And An Optimistic View For Retail's Future

Before taking the stage at our flagship retail conference, b8ta president Phillip Raub chatted with us about the RaaS store and software provider's evolution over the years, and why brands shouldn't let the 'retail apocalypse' rhetoric get to them:
https://www.psfk.com/2020/01/retail-conference-preview-b8ta-future-of-retail.html
#raas #retail #commerce #stores #discovery #engagement PSFK #NYRIW

b8ta's co-founder and president Phillip Raub speaks with PSFK ahead of appearing at our retail conference to discuss the RaaS store and software provider's evolution over the years, touching on its Forum fashion & lifestyle experience, reinvention of Toys"R"Us, and role in a new decade of retail.

Messaging is how and where consumers are spending their time—yet the medium remains largely untapped as a way for brands...
01/08/2020
Conversational Commerce | Another NYRIW panel

Messaging is how and where consumers are spending their time—yet the medium remains largely untapped as a way for brands and retailers to synch with customers' everyday routines. Learn from the pros already doing so at New York Retail Innovation Week's conversational commerce panel discussion, where execs from Iris Nova, Tiny Organics, Empathy Wines, and New Stand will unpack this top strategy!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversational-commerce-another-nyriw-panel-tickets-87211105765
#ccommerce #conversationalcommerce #messaging #retail #NYRIW PSFK

During New York Retail Innovation Week, pioneers and thought leaders will take the stage at the NYRIW Midtown stage to discuss the key issues driving new ideas and innovation in retail and along the customer experience journey. These talks are panel formats and run for 45-60 minutes. OVERVIEW Messag...

Ahead of appearing at our upcoming retail conference during New York Retail Innovation Week, Hunker editor-in-chief Eve ...
01/07/2020
Why Trending Design Site Hunker Opened A Multi-Story House

Ahead of appearing at our upcoming retail conference during New York Retail Innovation Week, Hunker editor-in-chief Eve Epstein and Whereabout Studio founder Gabriela Baiter talk what it takes to build a media brand today, and take us inside the Hunker House—the high-design IRL manifestation of the online decor site:
https://www.psfk.com/2020/01/hunker-house-interview-future-of-retail.html
#media #publishing #brickandmortar #design #decor #home PSFK

Ahead of appearing at our upcoming retail conference, Hunker editor-in-chief Eve Epstein and Whereabout studio founder Gabriela Baiter talk building a media brand today and take us inside the Hunker House—the high-design IRL manifestation of the online decor site.

Streetwear brands get it right when it comes to consumer engagement. How can all categories learn from these pros? Come ...
01/06/2020
Panel Preview: Why Community Is Key To Streetwear's Consumer Engagement Prowess

Streetwear brands get it right when it comes to consumer engagement. How can all categories learn from these pros? Come hear from experts like Complex deputy editor Brendan Dunne for insights into what creating hype is all about during Anomaly's expert-led panel this New York Retail Innovation Week, and take a sneak preview here: https://www.psfk.com/2020/01/buying-into-the-hype-interview-brendan-dunne.html
#retail #streetwear #hype #consumerengagement #events #nyc #NYRIW PSFK

Ahead of appearing on Anomaly's upcoming panel all about how streetwear culture and retail are redefining consumer engagement and retail activation, PSFK sat down with Brendan Dunne, deputy editor at Complex Networks, for his thoughts on why the category has been so successful at generating followin...

The award-winning Your Studio's co-founder Howard Sullivan will take the stage during our New York Retail Innovation Wee...
01/02/2020
PSFK Retail Conference Preview: Tomorrow's Store Will Sell Feelings, Not Things

The award-winning Your Studio's co-founder Howard Sullivan will take the stage during our New York Retail Innovation Week to share a vision of retail's future—here's a sneak preview about why the next gen of stores will sell #feelings, not stuff:
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/psfk-conference-preview-howard-sullivan-yourstudio.html
#retail #future #2020 #design #storedesign PSFK #NYRIW

Prior to PSFK's Future of Retail conference 2020, YourStudio's co-founder and creative director Howard Sullivan explains why the next gen of retail stores will fulfill consumers with service and spirit instead of stuff.

Over the past decade, PSFK research has tracked the emergence and development of revolutionary shifts driving innovation...
12/23/2019
After A Decade Of Change: Seven Shifts That Will Continue To Impact The 2020s

Over the past decade, PSFK research has tracked the emergence and development of revolutionary shifts driving innovation in retail, from the rise of #DTC and social commerce to mobile-first and experiential. As we move into 2020, we take a look at the most influential ones—and how they are continuing to change the industry as we move into a new decade:
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/seven-retail-shifts-impacting-2020s.html
#retail #2010s #2020 #commerce #ecommerce #brickandmortar #experiential #shopinshop #mobile #socialcommerce #socialmedia #experientialretail #dtc #personalization #localization

Seven shifts tracked by PSFK reports that will continue to drive retail, CX and shopper experience innovation over the next decade.

If you're looking for the latest startups and solution providers shaking up the #retail and #CX space, come by New York ...
12/20/2019
NYRIW Demo Day

If you're looking for the latest startups and solution providers shaking up the #retail and #CX space, come by New York Retail Innovation Week's Demo Day event, where the innovators retooling the industry will provide back-to-back pitch presentations. Featuring experts from HERO® Two Goats Marxent YR Live and many, many more! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyriw-demo-day-tickets-74577301717
PSFK #NYRIW #ecommerce #tech #solutionproviders #startup #nyc #events #demo #NYRIW1

A showcase of tech start-ups and new solution providers developing new ideas in retail.

PSFK's annual retail conference is coming up, and you won't want to miss our inspiring lineup of industry experts and in...
12/19/2019
The PSFK Future of Retail 2020 Conference

PSFK's annual retail conference is coming up, and you won't want to miss our inspiring lineup of industry experts and innovators ready to share the need-to-know ideas and emerging strategies driving successful commerce! Hear from b8ta's Phillip Raub, Sunwink's Jordan Schenck, Nike's @Dave Cobban, MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM's Trina Chan, Your Studio's Howard Sullivan, Whereabout Studio's Gabriela Baiter, Zola 's Maya Simon, Hunker's Eve Epstein, and @Lakshmi Rengarajan:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-psfk-future-of-retail-2020-conference-tickets-64170862778
#retail #events #nyc #commerce #marketing #branding #strategy #business #networking #NYRIW #NYRIW1 #design #food #health #wellness #fashion #apparel #technology #entertainment #art #media

Pioneers spotlight the latest retail innovation along the customer experience journey.

Consumers expect all shopping experiences to be convenient and seamless — even for traditions like weddings. Digital sui...
12/18/2019
PSFK's Future of Retail 2020 Conference from PSFK

Consumers expect all shopping experiences to be convenient and seamless — even for traditions like weddings. Digital suite Zola is reimagining the wedding planning process for modern couples, designing for inclusivity, diversity and the digital-first set. Hear from the brand's SVP of ecomm Maya Simon on combining top-notch customer service with modern tools and tech at PSFK's retail conference!
https://www.psfk.com/event/future-of-retail-2020-conference
#NYRIW #digitalfirst #wedding #digitalsuite #registry #events #nyc #ecommerce #tech

Come network with other retail industry leaders and come hear directly from some of the greatest retail minds, which have stemmed from paces like Bonobos, IKEA, Gatorade, and Eileen Fisher in the past

How can #subscription services help brands solve important consumer pain points? Dave Cobban, GM of the Nike Adventure C...
12/18/2019
PSFK Retail Conference Preview: Nike Adventure Club's GM On Using Subscriptions To Solve Consumer Pain Points

How can #subscription services help brands solve important consumer pain points? Dave Cobban, GM of the Nike Adventure Club subscription sneaker program for kids, talks designing a service that provides value beyond the transaction and addresses parents' top problems with youth footwear retail—and tech-heavy lifestyles:
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/psfk-future-of-retail-2020-conference-editorial-interview-w-dave-cobban.html
#retail #commerce #dtc #subscription #nike #fitness #sport #interview #event #nyc #NYRIW

Prior to taking the stage at PSFK's Future of Retail 2020 Conference, Dave Cobban speaks about designing a service that adds value to consumers' everyday lives—and solves longstanding pain points within children's apparel retail.

After a year of progress, inclusivity is poised to change the face of retail and beyond. In our spotlight piece this wee...
12/17/2019
Why The Next Decade Has The Potential To Be The Most Inclusive Yet

After a year of progress, inclusivity is poised to change the face of retail and beyond. In our spotlight piece this week, PSFK considers how the industry is implementing next-gen #tech and #innovation to enable diverse and flexible experiences—could they build the most inclusive world yet?
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/next-generation-of-retail-most-inclusive.html
#inclusivity #diversity #equality #accessibility #identity #mobile #digital #fashion #food #design #travel #automotive #wellness #stores #ecommerce #brickandmortar

After a year of progress, inclusivity is poised to change the face of retail and beyond. Here's how the industry is implementing next-gen tech and innovation to enable diverse and flexible experiences that accommodate all.

How to connect with today's mobile and social-first shoppers? Check out how adidas x Donald Glover (air)dropped sneakers...
12/17/2019
Donald Glover & Adidas Used Airdrop To Surprise Coachella Attendees With Free Sneakers

How to connect with today's mobile and social-first shoppers? Check out how adidas x Donald Glover (air)dropped sneakers straight to lucky Coachella festival attendees as a way to meet and surprise target consumers where they already spend their time—just one of the cutting-edge digital-first activations PSFK has identified in our new Future Of Retail 2020 #report: http://ow.ly/FYqd50xBABq
#adidas #coachella #mobilefirst #digitalfirst #ecommerce #apple

As detailed in our Future Of Retail 2020 report, randomly selected festival goers were air-dropped a pair of Adidas kicks, granted that they wore them for the rest of the event.

What do consumers really want from retail in 2020 and beyond? As part of our Future Of Retail 2020 report, PSFK conducte...
12/16/2019
Consumer Expectations For Retail Experiences In 2020 And Beyond

What do consumers really want from retail in 2020 and beyond? As part of our Future Of Retail 2020 report, PSFK conducted original research in partnership with Ask Suzy, the real-time consumer polling platform, to find out—see the results here:
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/consumer-expectations-retail-2020.html
#retail #2020 #futureofretail #consumer #consumerinsights #data #stats #fashion #food #design #stores #ecommerce #personalization #loyalty #membership

In partnership with Suzy, PSFK research reveals that tomorrow's consumers will expect increasingly personalized and localized offers and experiences that go beyond mere transactions.

If you're looking into the use of #augmentedreality or #virtualreality in #retail, we have an amazing new event hosted b...
12/12/2019
NYRIW XR Showcase

If you're looking into the use of #augmentedreality or #virtualreality in #retail, we have an amazing new event hosted by the team at NYC-backed RLab where we present the most experimental start-ups in the #XR space. #NYRIW
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyriw-xr-showcase-tickets-85854596409

RLab hosts a special NYRIW session to present the latest ideas and 10 startups in VR & AR for next-gen retail and customer experiences

A retail trend PSFK has spotted for 2020: stores as media channels, acting as hubs for inspo, creativity and entertainme...
12/11/2019
Morphe Beauty Is Tapping The Creative Consumer With In-Store Studios

A retail trend PSFK has spotted for 2020: stores as media channels, acting as hubs for inspo, creativity and entertainment. Check out how digital-native beauty brand Morphe-Cosmetics is leading the next-gen of brick and mortar with its in-store YouTube studios, helping consumers become creators in their own right:
https://www.psfk.com/2019/12/morphe-store-expansion-studios.html
#retail #stores #entertainment #influencers #YouTube #content #brickandmortar #beauty #cosmetics

The fledgling cosmetics brand continues to blur the lines between physical and digital experiences, hoping to drive traffic to its growing fleet of stores with on-premise creator studios.

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