FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The idea of a truly convenient store - but will it actually work?
Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines
Actually, this reminds me of what Uniqlo's sister store, GU experimented with in Japan in 2014 - "GU Fitting":
Gu Store to Let Customers Leave with Unpaid Merchandise
I can see these ideas becoming more of a reality even in less "honor code-based" societies with the type of technology Amazon is incorporating.
This is what the future of shopping looks like!
Google takes you on a VR tour of New York’s amazing holiday window displays
Interesting article on millennials and luxury.
Affluent millennials interested in purchasing luxury goods drops 15pc: report
“Millionaires in Asia are young and many of them in our study are in the millennials age group,” said Amrita Banta, managing director at Agility Research & Strategy. “Travel is the new luxury in Asia amongst this profile of consumers and we see that the appetite for travel has increased this year from the last year but the appetite to buy luxury goods has definitely decreased in our sample.”
The study interviewed 922 affluent millennials from China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Taiwan.