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Topic: Retail

This Week's 6 Most Covetable Products to Put a Dent in Your Wallet Including a luxe collaboration from Beats and Fendi

Welcome to Swipe, Adweek's very first lifestyle section where we'll be spotlighting some of the most covetable products around, from high-tech gadgets to fashion accessories to stuff that's just plain…

January 27, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Target's Exit From Canada Isn't a Failed Expansion. It's a Botched Invasion Chain moved too fast and never bothered listening to the locals

The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax…

January 15, 2015, 6:51 PM EST

Apple Watch Isn't Even Out Yet, But Some Retailers Will Be Ready on Day 1 Marsh Supermarkets is an early tester

In terms of the burgeoning smartwatch industry, Apple already seems fairly well positioned to own the space, even though its watch won't go on sale until later this spring. But that's not…

January 12, 2015, 12:01 AM EST

Whirlpool Hopes to Take a Spin With Virtual Reality Homeowners can find the right appliance before they enter the store

Whirlpool was on top of the appliance/technology convergence two years ago when it launched its Sixth Sense Live collection, so it's no surprise the brand aims to be a major…

January 8, 2015, 6:10 PM EST

Here's to a Retail Future Where You Don't Look Like an Idiot in Wearable Tech JCPenney director says gadgets may become fashionable (eventually)

Taking a quick break from the annual Omnicom Media Group opening night CES party at the Hyde Bellagio club in Las Vegas, Sean Ryan, director, social and mobile at JCPenney, spoke…

January 7, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

Why This Fashion-Minded Digital Agency Is Hungry for Food Clients The next big e-commerce sector?

After cranking out high-tech projects for fashion and retail brands since 2008, Gin Lane Media is bullish on the food industry as the next big market to rise with ecommerce…

December 18, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

Here's How GM Uses Social Data to Improve Cars Brands employ Twitter and Facebook feedback in new ways

When owners of the new Chevrolet Trax drive off lots in January, they will comment on everything from its built-in WiFi to its trunk space on Facebook, Twitter and auto…

December 8, 2014, 12:20 PM EST

How Target Identifies the Hottest Retail Tech 18 Months Before It's Cool Its innovation lab in S.F. has shifted from learning to making

When Target opened its San Francisco innovation lab in 2012, the goal—as with most brands—was to work closely with tech startups to apply digital smarts to retail. With two years…

November 24, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

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

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

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