Subscription styling startup Stitch Fix just completed a highly anticipated IPO. Will the company's data-driven model resonate with investors or will public markets fear just another subscription box?
Startups are leveraging new distribution models and technologies to transform the luxury sector, while retail experience remains a key focus for high-end brands.
A German discount grocer has its sights set on a $5B US expansion. If it fulfills those plans, Aldi will be the third-largest grocer in the US by store locations by 2022.
Startups are using AI, neuroscience, and more to help brands gather deeper insights directly from consumers.
Early-stage startups are employing machine vision, 3D body scanning, consumer tracking, and AI-powered assistants to help retailers and consumers.
The video would be blurred and voices muffled but the idea is for people to be able to guess whether friends and family are available in order to hop on spontaneous video calls.
Building off the popularity of mobile payments in China, startups like BingoBox and the F5 Future Store combine robotics and mobile apps to open human-free convenience stores.
In a presentation first shown at the FT Future of Retail Summit 2017, senior analyst Zoe Leavitt dives into the ways tech startups are leveraging AI, IoT, virtual reality, and more to revive physical retail.
Corporate investment from big mall owners into non-real estate companies is concentrated among a few big players.