retail formats

The Architecture of Banking

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Today I was invited to Professor Jeffrey Huang’s class on “The Architecture of Banking” to comment on his students’ projects at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

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Concept: Social Retailing

By: Ilya Vedrashko

Welcome Social Retailing (TM) - a technology developed and trademarked by IconNicholson and demoed at the National Retail Federation conference's Store of the Future exhibition.

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Prediction 7: You need to E-tail Your Retail

by: David Polinchock

If I can do it on your web site, I should be able to do it in your store.

It's time to e-tail your retail. And we don't mean moving all of your retail operations online. But it does mean that your retail needs to be e-tail compatable.

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Prediction 6: The Socialization of Place Continues

by: David Polinchock

What happens when the social elements of things like myspace leave cyberspace and enter the physical world? Can and should brands use their physical space to help facilitate social interaction in the real world?

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Prediction 5: Retail Grows in Importance

by: David Polinchock

Retail spaces will become even more important as a connection point between the consumer and the brand.

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BEL Predictions Overview

by: David Polinchock

I'm in the process of updating all of our 2007 predictions and thought that I would do one posting with just the headlines. Look for detailed posts sometime over the weekend. And please feel free to post your thoughts as well!

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Some Predictions for 2007, Part I

by: David Polinchock

Since everyone is getting into predictions for 2007, I thought that I would make sure that we threw some down as well! Here’s the beginning of my predictions for 2007:

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Wal-Mart's Solar Energy Vision

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IPod Vending Machine

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Ten Questions with Marti Nyman

by: Guy Kawasaki

Marti Nyman is “director of global innovation networks” for Best Buy. This means that his job is to find leading-edge, cool stuff for Best Buy—and yes, he gets paid to do this.

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