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JD joins Intel to study IoT in smart retail solutions

Chinese online retail platform JD has launched a joint lab with Intel that will explore the use of IoT in smart retail solutions.

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Tommy Hilfiger store of the future opens

A new generation Tommy Hilfiger store of the future has opened in Amsterdam.

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Shoppers prefer human interaction over bots, says study

New research reveals 75 per cent of shoppers prefer live-agent support for customer service verses 25 per cent support for self service and chatbots.

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JD plant factory to produce fresh vegetables for sale on and offline

JD has partnered with Japanese chemical manufacturing giant Mitsubishi Chemical to open the largest hydroponic “plant factory” in China.

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Samsonite launches eco luggage collection made from plastic bottles

Samsonite has launched an eco luggage collection for Asia made of Recyclex, comprising 100 per cent recycled PET bottles.

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Li & Fung opens Explorium innovation hub in Hong Kong

Li & Fung has opened an innovation hub in Hong Kong it says will help shape the future of supply chains.

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Fashion label Handsome to release AI-designed clothes

South Korean fashion label Handsome says it will release the country’s first clothes designed with AI.

A Business Woman Is Shopping On Smart Phone With Scanning Facial Recognition.

IGD picks five key retail trends for 2019

Seamless in-store shopping experiences coupled with innovative advances in technology are among IGD’s five key retail trends for 2019.

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Consumers expect digital shopping to meet physical

Consumers globally prefer digital shopping channels in combination with physical ones, according to new research.

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Surge in mobile payments at South Korean convenience stores

Mobile payments at South Korean convenience stores have more than doubled this year thanks to the greater use of smartphones.

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Tiens Group eyes global expansion after flagship success

Chinese healthcare company Tiens Group is eyeing global expansion following the success of its high-tech Shenzhen flagship store.

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High-tech Nike NYC store opens with the world’s largest sneaker range

Nike opened its newest Nike House of Innovation overnight, a 68,000sqft, six-storey store on Fifth Avenue.

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