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These 17 companies are revolutionising the retail industry

Retail is changing rapidly, and companies must innovate to keep up. Customers are increasingly demanding that the shopping experience be bespoke, eco-friendly, and immediately gratifying. Business Insider rounded up 17 companies that are meeting those demands with creative technologies and paradigm shifts, and, in the process, revolutionising the retail industry. […]
These 17 companies are revolutionising the retail industry
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Direct-to-consumer brands came into their own in 2019. Here are the trends that marked their evolution from challengers into viable businesses.

Direct-to-consumer companies matured in 2019, moving from short-term goals like consumer acquisition to long-term objectives like profitability. In the process, many of them started using traditional advertising like TV and set up their own content studios. They also made inroads into physical retail. At the same time, legacy brands including […]
Direct-to-consumer brands came into their own in 2019. Here are the trends that marked their evolution from challengers into viable businesses.
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Glossier’s new partnership with Nordstrom proves the luxury department store remains a favourite for e-commerce brands looking to dabble in brick-and-mortar, even as other high-end retailers flounder

Glossier has opened pop-up shops inside seven Nordstrom locations around the US. The pop-ups will only sell the brand’s popular fragrance, Glossier You, Business Insider previously reported. Glossier’s decision to partner with Nordstrom and enter into the wholesale retail sphere is on trend with other direct-to-consumer brands that have chosen […]
Glossier’s new partnership with Nordstrom proves the luxury department store remains a favourite for e-commerce brands looking to dabble in brick-and-mortar, even as other high-end retailers flounder
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Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying

The flagship store as we know it is changing. Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are closing their flagship stores in desirable shopping areas. Experts say that large flagship stores that do not offer exciting and engaging experiences are no longer effective marketing tools for brands. At the same time, […]
Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying
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Glossier, the wildly popular startup that’s raised $86 million in its mission to revolutionise makeup and skin-care, just opened its first flagship store. Here’s what it’s like to shop there.

Glossier, a cult-favourite beauty and skin-care brand founded in 2014, just opened its first flagship store in New York City. The company has raised $US86 million in venture funding since 2014. The flagship store opened where Glossier ‘s showroom has been for the past year. The space is designed to […]
Glossier, the wildly popular startup that’s raised $86 million in its mission to revolutionise makeup and skin-care, just opened its first flagship store. Here’s what it’s like to shop there.
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These are the brands that blew up in 2018

2018 has been a significant year for the retail sector. Some of the nation’s most established stores have learned that they have the unenviable choice to either adapt or die. Many have taken lessons from the trendy young startups that have swooped in and redefined the way we shop. These […]
These are the brands that blew up in 2018