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This Innovation Lab Is Designing the Mall of the Future Food court delivery and shoppable screens

For the past two years, Westfield Group—which owns and operates 40 shopping centers around the world—has run a testing lab inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre for high-tech experiments looking at how…

November 20, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How We Shop, and Why We Buy 2 p.m. Twitter chat tackles all things retail as the holidays near

Mobile shopping apps and great digital deals may get the buzz, but when it comes to picking out holiday gifts, millions of Americans still want to get in the car…

November 19, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

Inside Lowe's Wacky Approach to Building the Store of the Future This is not a sci-fi novel

If you've ever felt overwhelmed when walking into a sprawling hardware store, you're not alone. To tackle the problem and better understand how people shop online and in brick-and-mortar stores,…

November 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Urban Outfitter's Sales Continue to Tumble in Third Quarter But Anthropologie and Free People lines thrive at home and abroad

Urban Outfitters has suffered yet another disappointing financial season. The namesake brand reported its sales fell 7 percent in the third quarter. This comes on the heels of a 10…

November 18, 2014, 3:54 PM EST

Zappos Embraces Its Quirkiness to Stand Out in San Francisco's Tech Crowd Inside the shoe retailer's digital lab

Walking into Zappos’ tech-savvy San Francisco office—dubbed Zappos Labs—it becomes clear that this is not the typical Silicon Valley space often depicted in the media with walls made out of…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

How an Office Supply Brand Stays On the Cutting Edge of Retail Staples goes cross-country for digital push

When you think of savvy digital marketers, an office supply retailer may not be the first name that comes to mind. But over the past two years, Staples has opened…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

This $473 Billion Retailer Wants to Be the Next Ad-Tech Star @WalmartLabs pioneers digital innovation trend

If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think of Walmart as a major digital company. But within the digital marketing industry, the retailer is on everyone’s lips as a…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Meet 7 Brands That Are Building the Future of Digital Retail Through Innovation Labs These marketers think big by going small

At first glance, Westfield San Francisco Centre appears to be a typical American shopping mall with the usual rotation of mass-market retailers, a food court and a movie theater. But…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

L.A.’s Diverse Creative and Tech Culture Energize New Agency President David&Goliath’s Brian Dunbar sees city as a collection of unique towns

  Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Specs Who Brian Dunbar Old gig Managing partner, director of client services, David&Goliath New gig President, David&Goliath Age 54 What's been your Goliath moment since becoming president? I think it's been really managing…

November 17, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

What Do So Many Celebrities See in Ray-Ban's Wayfarer Sunglasses? From James Dean to James Franco

Style and color are very important when it comes to sunglasses, but as any fashionista—or just anyone who lives in L.A.—will tell you, no frames get hot until celebrities put…

November 17, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

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