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It's not just Amazon. Sam's Club debuts cashier-less store in race for the future of shopping.

Shoppers interact almost entirely with the company's Scan & Go app to search for products, add them to the receipt as they go into the cart and to pay ......


End Clothing: Menswear’s Silent E-Commerce Contender

In a rare interview, the founders of the Newcastle-based shopping destination reveal their plans to reach $350 million in annual revenue by 2020....


Nordstrom personalizes its holiday shopping experience, adds new curbside options

Walmart's warehouse club division is opening it's first store that will be supported by a mobile experience. The new Dallas-based location, called Sam's Club Now, is a retail club that doubles as a technology lab. Shoppers will navigate the store through voice search functionality that is combined with new...


Best Thrift and Goodwill Stores in SD? : sandiego

It's fun to browse the local Goodwill Thrift stores for hidden gems and what not. I know a few around my area but was hoping I could learn about......


Age UK drives to get more elderly people shopping online

Age UK has launched a new digital initiative to help elderly people to learn the essential skills they need to shop, socialise, bank and do other things online. The charity said that with more and more public services going digital, there is "Real pressure to keep upor get left...


Age UK drives to get more elderly people shopping online

Age UK has launched a new digital initiative to help elderly people to learn the essential skills they need to shop, socialise, bank and do other things online. The charity said that with more and more public services going digital, there is "Real pressure to keep upor get left...


Customers love shopping in-store but still expect connected experiences

Customers love shopping in-store but still expect connected experiences. What generations shop in-store and what kind of experiences are they looking for? New report details in-store shopping behaviors and what brands can do. Be honest, you imagined a boomer didn't you? But the truth is, customers from all generations...


Copy of newspaper from 1774 turns up at a NJ Goodwill

A faded newspaper donated to a New Jersey Goodwill turned out to be a historic Boston Tea Party-era artifact valued at $18,000 - complete with hilariously old-timey classified ads. "This is to give notice that my wife Phebe has very much misbehaved herself, and not acted the part of...


An Investigation: Vintage vs. Thrift Stores

When kids go to L-train, despite popular opinion, they are not in a vintage shop, rather a curated thrift shop with the occasional vintage good that turns ......


Re-Imagined World of Disney stores officially open in California and Florida

More than a year in design and development, World of Disney has reopened at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. The World of Disney makeover touched every feature and function in the store, as if the Fairy Godmother outfitted the...


Amazon and Walmart have started an online shopping war for the Indian holiday season

It's festival season in India, when hundreds of millions of people around the country celebrate a variety of religious holidays in the lead-up to Diwali, the popular celebration of good fortune and prosperity. Eager to cash in on the season of prosperity are two American-owned companies focused on online...


Passion for thrift stores inspires couple to open downtown shop

There's a new thrift store in downtown Las Vegas, and if its wares aren't reason enough to give vintage pickers a reason to visit, its name is. The shop includes everything from old knick-knacks like vintage Coca-Cola bottles and Pyrex to furniture, housewares and clothing. Prices range from affordable...


Announcing Holzweiler, La DoubleJ, Jill Stuart and L'Atelier Five

After launching with a luxury scarf collection, Holzweiler has expanded into ready-to-wear for men and women, collaborating with artists to create its designs. The Jill Stuart Collection began in 1993 with accessories and clothing. Today, Jill Stuart stores and in-shops stock product lines ranging from ready-to-wear collections and cosmetics...


How an American in Paris Dresses From 9 to 5

"We were saying, 'Do you remember that great Prada chinoiserie collection? If only I could find one of those pieces now ...' And, 'eBay! Who wants to sift through hours of product not knowing if things are genuine or authentic?' So we thought, 'Why don't we create this highly...


Nation's first shopping center owned, operated by Blacks turns 50

The plaza was the nation's first shopping center owned and operated by African Americans when it was built in 1968 under the direction of the late Rev. Leon Sullivan. The plaza would outlive his other business ventures, which included a garment manufacturing company and Progress Aerospace Enterprises, the first...


10 items I've bought at a thrift store

There is great value to be found in second-hand shops. I am a big fan of second-hand shopping, not only because it saves a lot of money, but also ......


Thread: Building Better Bespoke Services For Male Shoppers

Men, conventional wisdom indicates, enjoy shopping for clothing somewhat less than women, and on the whole they care less about what they wear. Men are not shoppers - or so the stereotypes tell us. That data has been echoed time and again over the last 10 years or so:...


This is what shopping will look like in 25 years and it's slightly scary

For example, the high-street as we know it will probably no longer exist, as more and more people shop online (just 0.5% of the population had access ......


Consumers still crave human connections amid AI adoption

As brands increasingly rely on artificial intelligence technology to handle consumer interactions, customers are wary that these digital tools will instead make shopping less personal and more frustrating....


Feast Your Eyes on the Next Design Must-Have: Antique Marble Apples, Bananas, and Grapes ...

It's sought after to produce a dazzling array of statuettes and figurines-a wonderful assortment can be admired at the Volterra's very own Ecomuseum of Alabaster. She, along with many other design-minded folks in the '50s, considered the faux fruit a must-have home item, filling bowls and garnishing mantles with...