Sunday 22 October 2017

Retail News Briefs – Freezing Dressing Rooms, Mobile Pizza Shops, Amazon.........

Come Into My Freezer Room - A clothing store in Colombus, Ohio has installed a freezer room to enable customers to try on ski gear in the height of summer and just to make the most of their innovation they have installed a glass frontage enabling public viewing of the process.
Columbus has become a bit of a consumer laboratory for the US as a host of retailers experiment with ways to engage customers in an online age.

A Pizza Shop That Moves – A pizza company in California has just received $48m funding to develop pizza trucks that contain ovens and robot pizza making equipment. The idea is to get more responsive to customer demand.

Amazon Continues to Disrupt – the latest move by Amazon is to engage a supplier to Uniqlo, Kohl, and The Gap to manufacture private label athletic wear. Shares of athleisure brand Lululemon closed down more than 2% on the announcement.

Tesco Innovates - the giant UK supermarket business is working on the basis that, for bricks'n'mortar to survive, they need to expand their service offerings. Tesco are currently experimenting with things like meal kits, and checkout free stores.