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New Drive-Thru Grocery Concept Gets Rave Reviews

A new drive-through grocery store, Zoomin Market in Olathe, KS, is getting a lot of love from locals.

The new concept, which bills itself as “the next big idea in grocery,” lets consumers place orders around the clock and then pick up between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. every day. Customers simply drive up, sign in on a touchscreen and their orders are brought out to their vehicle. There are no additional fees for the service beyond than the cost of the products.

The reviews on Facebook have been excellent from customers who have shopped at Zoomin Market since its grand opening on April 27. One customer wrote, “The experience was fantastic, everyone was super nice, the order was correct and I didn’t pay more than I would at a conventional grocery store. This is every busy mom and dad’s dream.”

(Source: RetailWire)

— 1 week ago
#retail  #shopping  #delivery 

Store Checkout ‘Beep’ Gets a Coke Twist

Coca-Cola is happiness – or at least, that’s what the brand’s marketing has been telling you. But there was a place where that happiness was missing: the supermarket checkout. Ogilvy Brazil cleverly used the brand’s telltale, instantly recognizable, five-note-melody to make the “beeps” at the checkout musical. Every time a Coke barcode was recognized, it played the tune, thanks a small device inside a supermarket chain’s checkout system.

(Source: Creativity)

— 1 week ago
#retail  #Coca-Cola  #shopping  #checkout 
Retail in Real-Time
Retail is at the heart of our operations, and inspired by the infographic The Internet in Real-Time, we were interested in what a visualization of popular US consumer spending would look like. The result? Retail in Real-Time – a glimpse of how and where the US spends its cash and just how quickly these numbers grow.
"To be honest: it’s not real real-time as it is based on statistics, but have a look on how fast the numbers are raising in seconds. This infographic is available for the german market as well …"
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(Source: Retale | kaufDA)

Retail in Real-Time

Retail is at the heart of our operations, and inspired by the infographic The Internet in Real-Time, we were interested in what a visualization of popular US consumer spending would look like. The result? Retail in Real-Time – a glimpse of how and where the US spends its cash and just how quickly these numbers grow.

"To be honest: it’s not real real-time as it is based on statistics, but have a look on how fast the numbers are raising in seconds. This infographic is available for the german market as well …"

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(Source: Retale | kaufDA)

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#infographics  #shopping  #e-commerce  #retail 

Pentawards is the only worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to everybody in all countries who are associated with the creation and marketing of packaging.

As long as we have to wait for the this years awards on OCT,9 have a look at the fantastic work from the past …”

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— 2 weeks ago
#packaging  #design 

Zappos Tests a Digital Personal Assistant

Online retailer Zappos has unveiled a new service that aims to help shoppers find specific products by taking item requests in the form of images.

The new service, aptly called Ask Zappos, is like a digital personal assistant who will help customers track down specific items even if the retailer doesn’t have the items in their online store.

The new service takes these requests in the form of images. Customers can either text a photo, email a photo to ask@zappos.com, post the photo on Instagram with the hashtag #AskZappos, or upload the photo on the Ask Zappos web page. In addition to the photo, customers can include a short description of what they are looking for in the photo – a certain print, pattern or combination of colors, for example. The Ask Zappos service will try to find the exact item and even provide links to a few alternatives that look similar or carry the same style.

(Source: psfk | Zappos Labs)

— 2 weeks ago
#shopping  #app  #mobile  #m-commerce 
Treat Your Second Skin Like Your First
Concept and a design for a new laundry detergent by The Deli Garage: L’eaundry, a luxury laundry detergent that smells and looks like a high-class perfume. To treat your second skin like your first. Bottles in the shape of vintage chemists’ bottles establish the connection to washing agents while the typography and formal style fully invoke the world of fine scents. Available in two scents: Figue pour femme. Olibanum pour homme.
(Source: TheDieLine)

Treat Your Second Skin Like Your First

Concept and a design for a new laundry detergent by The Deli Garage: L’eaundry, a luxury laundry detergent that smells and looks like a high-class perfume. To treat your second skin like your first. Bottles in the shape of vintage chemists’ bottles establish the connection to washing agents while the typography and formal style fully invoke the world of fine scents. Available in two scents: Figue pour femme. Olibanum pour homme.

(Source: TheDieLine)

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#design  #packaging 

Now Open: The Mini-Mart On Mount Street

The Anya Hindmarch Mini-Mart is now open at 99 Mount Street, London. Debuting our Autumn Winter 2014 collection, the space combines bright neon signage and graphics with original shop fittings - as well as ’99 ice creams (well, it is 99 Mount Street).

Inspired by her passion for making the everyday extraordinary, she has used leather as a canvas for the bold graphics from household brands, embossing them into the leather or taken the nostalgia of mini packets of cereal and created the most luxurious version possible.

(Source: Anya Hindmarch)

— 2 weeks ago
#design  #fashion  #packaging  #store design 

Nescafé Puts The Accent On The Coffee Experience

The new identity system is based on three complementary visual symbols, which prompt expression of Nescafé’s world. Immediately recognizable all over the world, they offer flexibility of use that allows the brand to be present and alive throughout every day.

The first, the classic red mug, is an historic landmark for the brand and a symbol with a long and positive association with Nescafé. Previously linked with the classic “Original” variant, it has been modernized and ‘iconized’ for use across the widest range of touchpoints.

For the second evolution, the final accent on Nescafé has taken off and become red. The accent takes its place in an evolved logotype that allows the brand to better express its warmth and conviviality and symbolizes the inspiration that the brand seeks to bring to its consumers.

The final new element of identity is ‘the hub’, a simplified top down view of the mug that acts as a window into the world of Nescafé, a place to express brand stories and emotions.

(Source: cba)

— 2 weeks ago
#branding  #design  #nescafe 
Private-Label Brands On A Par With Branded Goods
UK – Almost a third of shoppers are buying own-label products more often than before as research shows shoppers consider retailer own-brands to be as good as, or better than, branded equivalents.
The majority of more than 1,000 consumers questioned by Perception Research Services said they feel positive about buying own-label products and 63% consider them to be the same quality as national brands — with 14% saying they are better quality. Product choices are being affected by austerity measures in the UK, with 89% of people saying that the economic climate has affected their spending.
Categories where own-label is most popular are dairy, pre-packed bakery, frozen vegetables and biscuits. Further results show that a third of shoppers only buy own-label cereal, crisps, personal cleaning products and alcoholic drinks. People shopping at discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl report being the most positive about buying own label goods (68%).
Where once own brands may have been a cause of embarrassment now shoppers are proud of their thrift: only 3% of people are embarrassed about buying own-label goods and the majority (59%) report feeling positive (e.g. ‘savvy’, ‘happy’, ‘proud’) about buying own-label. Discount shoppers (whose main supermarkets are Aldi and Lidl) report feeling the most positive (68%) about buying own-label goods compared with other supermarkets’ shoppers, as are younger shoppers (65% of 25-34 year-olds feel positive about buying own-label).
The study found that only 10% of people do not purchase ‘regular’ own-brand products, 30% do not purchase ‘finest’ own-brand products and 31% do not purchase ‘value’ own-brand products. In general, own-label drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are unpopular in all three tiers. Ready-made meals (frozen and chilled) and desserts are popular in the ‘regular’ and ‘finest’ tiers, but unpopular in the ‘value’ tier.
Own-label pre-packed bakery fairs particularly well – 20% of shoppers think own-label is better quality than national branded pre-packed bakery. Own-brand frozen vegetables also have a good reputation – 71% think they are the same quality as national brands. Branded goods are most likely viewed as better quality in the personal cleaning products and alcoholic drinks categories.
(Source: research.)

Private-Label Brands On A Par With Branded Goods

UK – Almost a third of shoppers are buying own-label products more often than before as research shows shoppers consider retailer own-brands to be as good as, or better than, branded equivalents.

The majority of more than 1,000 consumers questioned by Perception Research Services said they feel positive about buying own-label products and 63% consider them to be the same quality as national brands — with 14% saying they are better quality. Product choices are being affected by austerity measures in the UK, with 89% of people saying that the economic climate has affected their spending.

Categories where own-label is most popular are dairy, pre-packed bakery, frozen vegetables and biscuits. Further results show that a third of shoppers only buy own-label cereal, crisps, personal cleaning products and alcoholic drinks. People shopping at discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl report being the most positive about buying own label goods (68%).

Where once own brands may have been a cause of embarrassment now shoppers are proud of their thrift: only 3% of people are embarrassed about buying own-label goods and the majority (59%) report feeling positive (e.g. ‘savvy’, ‘happy’, ‘proud’) about buying own-label. Discount shoppers (whose main supermarkets are Aldi and Lidl) report feeling the most positive (68%) about buying own-label goods compared with other supermarkets’ shoppers, as are younger shoppers (65% of 25-34 year-olds feel positive about buying own-label).

The study found that only 10% of people do not purchase ‘regular’ own-brand products, 30% do not purchase ‘finest’ own-brand products and 31% do not purchase ‘value’ own-brand products. In general, own-label drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are unpopular in all three tiers. Ready-made meals (frozen and chilled) and desserts are popular in the ‘regular’ and ‘finest’ tiers, but unpopular in the ‘value’ tier.

Own-label pre-packed bakery fairs particularly well – 20% of shoppers think own-label is better quality than national branded pre-packed bakery. Own-brand frozen vegetables also have a good reputation – 71% think they are the same quality as national brands. Branded goods are most likely viewed as better quality in the personal cleaning products and alcoholic drinks categories.

(Source: research.)

— 2 weeks ago
#retail  #shopping  #private-label  #survey 
World Retail Study Tour
Westfield believes that the most powerful weapon in retail is knowledge. That’s why they use all their experience and resources to help the retailers who lease space in our shopping centres realise their goals.
Today’s increasingly competitive market requires on-going skill development and innovative training programs to achieve consistent improvement and growth. For this reason, Westfield has developed retail education programs such as Retail Seed workshops and online training, Executive MasterClasses, Breakfast Seminar Series, Retail consultant program and study tours to help retailers stay not only in touch but ahead. Westfield has explored the world of retail every year, bringing back fresh learnings and inspiration from the major markets on the planet. Each year they carefully select five of the leading retail cities on earth – to immerse you in the very latest in retail best practice over a condensed two-week period.
(Source: Westfield)

World Retail Study Tour

Westfield believes that the most powerful weapon in retail is knowledge. That’s why they use all their experience and resources to help the retailers who lease space in our shopping centres realise their goals.

Today’s increasingly competitive market requires on-going skill development and innovative training programs to achieve consistent improvement and growth. For this reason, Westfield has developed retail education programs such as Retail Seed workshops and online training, Executive MasterClasses, Breakfast Seminar Series, Retail consultant program and study tours to help retailers stay not only in touch but ahead.

Westfield has explored the world of retail every year, bringing back fresh learnings and inspiration from the major markets on the planet. Each year they carefully select five of the leading retail cities on earth – to immerse you in the very latest in retail best practice over a condensed two-week period.

(Source: Westfield)

— 3 weeks ago
#retail  #survey  #experience  #in-store 

Cans Can Do

Supermarket shelf stockers have few opportunities to express their creativity but when they do, look out …

… and when you bring together teams of architects and hundreds of thousands full cans of food you’ve got the recipe for the Canstruction.

Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.

Recognized for our commitment to innovation, hunger relief  and collaboration, our work has helped raise over 25 million pounds of food since 1992. Canstruction events are held annually in over 150 cities around the world including North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia.

— 3 weeks ago
#in-store  #decoration  #display  #competition 
Checkout Report Germany
Der Nutzer hat sich in der Regel schon für den Kauf eines Produkts entschieden und startet dann erst in den Checkout – in die letzte Hürde des Kaufprozesses. Aber warum kaufen viele Nutzer trotzdem nicht? Im Checkout trennen ihn noch durchschnittlich 6 Prozess-Schritte und 15,38 Felder vom Klick auf den finalen Kaufbutton. Eine Menge Potential für Optimierungen. 
Der Checkout-Reports Q2-2014 hat die Checkouts der Top 100 deutschen Online-Shops untersucht und einige sehr spannende Fakten herausgearbeitet.
So ermöglichen beispielsweise nur 51,49% der Shops eine Gastbestellung und sogar nur 24,75% eine Express-Lieferung. Trust Elemente zeigen 60,40% der Top 100 Shops im Checkout an, aber nur 24,75% nutzen einen SSL-Hinweis am Button. Eine Hotline wird bei 63,37% zwar im Checkout integriert, aber nur 28,71% gestalten diese prominent.
(Source: konversionsKRAFT)

Checkout Report Germany

Der Nutzer hat sich in der Regel schon für den Kauf eines Produkts entschieden und startet dann erst in den Checkout – in die letzte Hürde des Kaufprozesses. Aber warum kaufen viele Nutzer trotzdem nicht? Im Checkout trennen ihn noch durchschnittlich 6 Prozess-Schritte und 15,38 Felder vom Klick auf den finalen Kaufbutton. Eine Menge Potential für Optimierungen. 

Der Checkout-Reports Q2-2014 hat die Checkouts der Top 100 deutschen Online-Shops untersucht und einige sehr spannende Fakten herausgearbeitet.

So ermöglichen beispielsweise nur 51,49% der Shops eine Gastbestellung und sogar nur 24,75% eine Express-Lieferung. Trust Elemente zeigen 60,40% der Top 100 Shops im Checkout an, aber nur 24,75% nutzen einen SSL-Hinweis am Button. Eine Hotline wird bei 63,37% zwar im Checkout integriert, aber nur 28,71% gestalten diese prominent.

(Source: konversionsKRAFT)

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#infographics  #shopping  #checkout  #survey 

Screenshot Shopping

SnapUp brings an innovation to your iPhone never seen before. Simply take a screenshot of any product in any mobile web site or app where products are available for sale. SnapUp will then magically turn your “snaps” into lists and let you know when the prices change on the items you’re tracking.

SnapUp is super easy to use and works at any online store or app – just take screenshots of your favorite products on places like Amazon, BestBuy, CB2, Target, etc. Anywhere you shop on your iPhone!

Create beautiful online shopping lists and wishlists. Easily move products into those lists using intuitive swipe commands.

(Source: YouTube | SnapUp)

— 3 weeks ago
#shopping  #mobile  #app  #m-commerce 
Target Lets You Shop Directly off Print Ads
Target has launched “In a Snap”, a new mobile app that allows shoppers to buy products off the retailer’s print ads simply by taking their picture. The technology wasdeveloped in-house at Target by the company’s marketing team and Rapid Accelerated Development technology team.
The image recognition app allows customers to skip more complicated QR Codes and links to access product information and then purchase. It now works in current ads for Target’s Room Essentials, appearing in issues of Architectural Digest, Domino, Real Simple an more, as well as in Target’s back-to-school catalog and on store signs at the Target Express store in Minneapolis.
The app, for now, is in a sort of beta mode. If it fares well this season, Target may continue using it in future campaigns.
(Source: Creativity)

Target Lets You Shop Directly off Print Ads

Target has launched “In a Snap”, a new mobile app that allows shoppers to buy products off the retailer’s print ads simply by taking their picture. The technology wasdeveloped in-house at Target by the company’s marketing team and Rapid Accelerated Development technology team.

The image recognition app allows customers to skip more complicated QR Codes and links to access product information and then purchase. It now works in current ads for Target’s Room Essentials, appearing in issues of Architectural Digest, Domino, Real Simple an more, as well as in Target’s back-to-school catalog and on store signs at the Target Express store in Minneapolis.

The app, for now, is in a sort of beta mode. If it fares well this season, Target may continue using it in future campaigns.

(Source: Creativity)

— 3 weeks ago
#app  #shoppable  #Target  #m-commerce  #mobile 

New Digital Technologies Fuel Retail’s Focus

The market for innovative retail technology is enormous. With retailers scrambling to transform stores and leapfrog the competition, solution providers are in prime position to reap long-term benefits.

Download Intel’s “Strengthening Retail Brands with Digital and Mobile Technologies” to read about the latest in-store innovations that are piquing the industry’s interest and making their way into new go-to-market strategies, including:

_ Visual shelf-merchandising solutions that drive increased sales and reduce inventory distortion.
_ Intelligent vending solutions that take self-service to new levels, including personalized recommendations, cashless payments, and consumer analytics.
_ Virtual showrooms that bridge the gap between online and in-store shopping … all in 3D.

(Source: Intel)

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
#retail  #in-store  #digital  #interactive  #shopping