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A review of Robotics at NRF 2019

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

Robotics is one of the more exciting spaces right now and while there was no lack of vendors at NRF 2019, perhaps the space is not conducive to display and demo some of the more exciting systems (space limitations). Readers may also be interested in Styleintelligence's Goods to Person robotics 2018 report available for free here. Types of robots on display The types of robots available at NRF2019 can be split into three different categories: Customer Service Robots, Stock Check Robots and Warehouse Robots. It should be noted that we did not document ALL the robotics available at NRF. However,...

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NRF 2019 Review of Frictionless Stores

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

A review of the frictionless store concepts on view at #NRF2019; Ai-Fi, Cloud Pick, Cisco, Toshiba, Zippin, and Soul-M. Only one of these appeared commercially available right now - Cloud Pick, a Chinese company.

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China Watch: Self-Serve Convenience Stores

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

Self-service stores is a big thing in China. At what point will Chinese companies lead and businesses like Amazon follow?

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Christmas Windows 2017: Piccadilly, Regent Street, Oxford Street and Argyll Street

Posted by Haesoon Jung on

Christmas window display on Regent Street, Oxford Street and Argyll Street. Hunter, Topshop, Tommy Hilfiger, Superdry, Burberry and more

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What has Walmart and Farfetch in common?

Posted by Thomas Andersson on

The answer is: An interest in the Chinese online market. In June 2016 Walmart acquired a 5.9% stake in JD.com, the Chinese ecommerce marketplace listed on Nasdaq since 2014. In January 2017 Walmart had upped its stake in JD.com to 12.1%. In October 2016 Asda (owned by Walmart) and JD.com announced a collaboration to bring 'British authentic merchandise' to the Chinese market. In June 2017 JD.com acquired a minority stake in Farfetch with the two companies announcing a collaboration in the Chinese market, bringing authentic luxury goods to Chinese customers.   Questions: What do luxury brands really think of Farfetch's...

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