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Sandra Halliday

26 posts  |  Last entry Jun 19, 2018

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smart mirror

MasterCard smart mirror: A ‘virtual personal shopper’ set to take payments

MasterCard in the UK has unveiled a changing room that allows shoppers to pay for their items through a mirror. The company is promising 40% less time in the fitting room and speedier shopping “guaranteed”. WGSN Insider reports.

Macy's

With Macy’s buying retail disruptor Story, experiential retail is still key

As traditional retailers continue to seek new ways to engage with consumers and do so by interacting with disruptor businesses, Macy’s announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the New York City concept store Story. WGSN reports.

vegetarian

The meat-free consumer: Ethics, health and taste

Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly appealing to consumers globally. Look at the stats around why people move to plant-based diets, the rise of meat free alternatives and a new flexitarian consumer.

Gen Z

Gen Z spending: Streetwear, athleisure and eating out

What do teens want to buy and where are they buying it? We look at insight from recent studies that reveal more about Gen Z's priorities as consumers with fast-growing purchasing power. WGSN reports.

Wearable tech? It’s not all about gadgets says company making miracle shirt

Wearable tech: Get a first look at the Lotushirt, the 'smart' shirt.

bioplastics

A move to bioplastics: Electrolux’s eco-friendly fridge

In an era where we’re acutely conscious of the damage widespread use of plastics is doing to the planet, Electrolux has just unveiled the world’s first bioplastic concept fridge.

Pinterest

Home Depot X Pinterest: Blending shopping with inspiration

The Home Depot and Pinterest have partnered to dramatically expand Pinterest’s visual discovery feature 'Shop the Look'. WGSN reports

Could ‘smart cars’ see around corners? It’s closer than you think…

A new development could see such cars able to see around corners.

Vans

International Women’s Day: Vans shows support with new campaign

Vans is delving into a little known world for International Women’s Day with a global initiative focusing on Indian female skateboarders.

man bag

Man-bags: A key accessories trend to watch

Man-bags have hit a tipping point where they’re now mainstream rather than niche among Millennials and Gen Z.

Diesel

Go With The Flaw: Diesel campaign shines ironic light on counterfeit trade

Diesel tries a novel way of marketing its brand during NYFW- genuine product designed to look fake and selling at closer to counterfeit level prices.

landscape trends

Experiential, eco-friendly & ultra violet: The 2018 landscape trends are in

Experiential and eco-friendly are two of the top landscape trends for 2018, set to impact on both residential and commercial outdoor spaces.