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Retail Futures: Browns Fashion heads to Berlin

Browns Fashion continues to double down on its retail efforts with the third iteration of Browns Nomad opening in Berlin. WGSN's Alice Gividen reports

Hong Kong protests: business is not as usual

The city-wide unrest has hit retailers and tourist-dependent businesses hard, as mass rallies and clashes between police have taken place in the city’s main retail and tourism areas on weekends.

boohooMAN CEO Samir Kamani on streetwear, consumer insights and a new collaboration

WGSN's Menswear Director Volker Kettenis caught up with boohooMAN CEO, Samir Kamani, to talk their latest collaboration (a staggering 200-piece collection with Quavo), a streetwear-focused approach and the new menswear consumer. 

The Millennial home economy: Consumer homes into work spaces

John Lewis has highlighted the way in which consumer’s homes are changing, and it's in line with the WGSN forecast.

Barneys to open at American Dream mall, billed ‘the future of retail’

American Dream opens this year, and the 3 million sq-ft New Jersey  super mall is set to embody the future of retail and entertainment. And Barneys New York, the luxury speciality retailer, is convinced enough to open there.

Primark ups the experience in biggest-ever store

Experiential retail has become a guiding principle for stores, and high-street behemoth Primark’s newest store will focus as heavily on dwell time as it does on price.

Here come the robots: From Oxford University debates, to homework help

Robots. They might not be gearing up for world domination, but two recent developments in robotics are resulting in this tech becoming more useful and impactful on everyday life.

Tech-forward beauty: L’Oréal unveils AI-based skin diagnostic tool for Vichy

L'Oreal has announced another tech development, with an AI-powered skin diagnostic tool that's based on years of scientific research. WGSN reports.

The CBD wave: Retail’s big names get on board

As the CBD snowball gets bigger and bigger, the ingredient is becoming increasingly mainstream, and WGSN are watching it travel and impact across several verticals; from beauty to wellness and personal care.

Generation rent: Ikea to trial furniture subscriptions

‘Generation Rent’ has a new ally in the form of homewear retailer Ikea. The flat pack empire that has spent decades selling us furniture and homewares is looking at testing a concept in Switzerland to hire out furniture.

The robots are coming: new developments from delivery to valet parking and plant imitators

From Amazon Scout, to Gatwick airport's robot valets, this week has been key for some (almost) practical and commercial developments in robotics. Check out WGSN's highlights.

Lyst launches Specialist Intelligence Unit to keep trainer lovers ahead of the pack

With sneaker power still in full sprint mode, news that Lyst’s latest project is called Sneaker Intelligence Unit comes as no surprise. WGSN reports