Retail Category Archive

Hold on to your glasses- The next wave of tech is coming fast

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With the recent news about Apple’s heavy focus on Apple AR glasses and the new AR Kit software platform for the iPhone, we see the acceleration into augmented reality moving into light speed. As Tim Cook recently quoted “AR use will be as common as eating three meals a day”. Currently AR (Augmented Reality) and […]

The State of Retail

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There’s something going on with retail. Since online shopping became a world phenomenon, retailers have been struggling to attract foot traffic needed to keep their doors open. Smart stick-and-brick stores will undergo massive makeovers to keep up with retail’s changing landscape. The conscious merchants will use omnichannel strategies by utilizing technology and leveraging their space […]

Boxman Studios to Launch Kinetic Series

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CHARLOTTE, NC, June 20, 2017– Boxman Studios, innovation leader for the shipping container modification industry, will begin launching NEW products every month starting in July 2017. The collection has been named the Kinetic Series to honor shipping containers’ original purpose, mobility. Underneath the umbrella series name, Boxman Studios will be developing products into two product […]

The Significance of Branded Environments

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Your brand the unique combination of symbols, messaging, and user experience designed to evoke specific emotions and perceptions. They have been used for centuries, dating back to the ancient Romans who would stamp emblems into stone. Over the years, they have evolved to add value, enable choices, and inspire positive emotions about a firm. So, […]

Retail Experiences and Social Connection

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Humans are thrill-seeking, social creatures. We love to live on the edge, we constantly seek out opportunity, and we always have desire to discover the unexpected. Our innate need for connection is powerful and drives us to spend more time shopping, eating at restaurants, and participating in community entertainment. Retailers, take note! Use these behaviors […]

Attributing Large Footprints to Brick-and-Mortar’s Massive Decline

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  Though small sales numbers are a natural part of the pattern, retailers can’t rest on their (admittedly wilting) laurels and continue to move forward in the same passive, cyclical models. Nearly 5,000 stores have announced closures, and more are sure to come. Sales are slipping from the tight grip of brick & mortar, and […]

Should Banks Branch Out?

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Digital platforms are striking heated debate in financial organizations. Will traditional branches go the way of the dinosaur? Experts are calling for an “abrupt and sudden death” of bank branches, as we know them, and predicting smaller footprints, fewer tellers and a rise in digital-branch integration. What does that mean for your bank or credit […]

The Beauty Industry is Doing Something Right

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The beauty industry is high-tailing it out of department stores. Can we blame them? Many established beauty brands built their market through department stores and concessions. As trends in social media and retail push people (mostly women) to be more beauty and health conscious, they’re willing to spend more. Much more. About $675 billion by […]

How to Make your Pop-Up Happen

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Pop-up retail is crowned as an easy, affordable solution for retailers and entrepreneurs looking for an authentic customer experience, testing and introducing products to new markets, and utilizing the short-term marketing opportunity to generate buzz. When you’re planning for your pop-up it’s natural to start with the fun stuff. What kind of unique experience will […]

A Business Case for Shipping Containers in Land Development

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Developing real estate is vital to the infrastructure and economic development of growing cities. Developers are not only responsible for creating the physical space for commercial or residential use, but also managing lease holders, tenants, and creating an attractive area that draws commerce. While the formula for success hasn’t changed in a while, the growing […]