Natural Grocers opens Utah store
Lakewood, Colo. – Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. has opened a store in Logan, Utah. The Logan store is its second Utah location.
"We are thrilled to expand our nutrition expertise and delicious food options to Logan," said Kemper Isely, co-president of Natural Grocers. "We look forward to engaging with the local community about healthy living."
Burberry blends digital, physical in Shanghai flagship
London — British luxury fashion brand Burberry blends digital and physical retailing at its new flagship in Kerry Centre, Shanghai. The three-floor location has been designed to offer multi-sensory experiences for its customers.
Inspired by Burberry’s Regent Street flagship in London, the Shanghai store incorporates British craftsmanship and materials with cutting-edge technologies, starting with an illuminated façade that responds to changes in weather and natural light and also displays programmed animation.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips in clothing and accessories trigger multimedia content on mirrors, instantly transforming them into screens that show runway footage and exclusive product videos.
Other features include mobile checkout and “Customer 1-2-1,” through which shop assistants can access shoppers’ preferences and shopping history. The store also is equipped with 40 video screens and 130 speakers, designed to immerse customers in a full audiovisual experience.
New retail concept to debut in Manhattan
New York — A new retail concept, coop & spree, will open its first location this August, in the trendy Nolita section of Manhattan. Targeted at stylish young women, the store will combine apparel and accessory designers from around the world with interactive technologies. Digital tablets will be located throughout the space to help customers build and accessorize outfits, while the in-store photo booth will allow shoppers to share style inspiration with friends.
“Our customer wants an interactive and entertaining retail experience that also offers access to exclusive designer brands and luxury services,” said coop & spree founder Brooke S. Richman.
Coop & spree will also pamper customers by offering a menu of personal styling services that they can’t find online, including home closet consultation, personalized packing services and an in-residence stylist.