20 Jul 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Bucketfeet

Connected Store Spotlight: Bucketfeet

Bucketfeet is an artist-designed footwear company based in Chicago that sells direct-to-consumer online and in its three studios in Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. The brand works with more than 20,000 artists from 100 different countries who work in every medium from painting to photography, and that network continues to grow as its open […]

6 Jun 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: IKEA Toronto Pop-up Experience

Connected Store Spotlight: IKEA Toronto Pop-up Experience

For two weeks last month, IKEA Canada launched a food-themed pop-up experience in downtown Toronto. The pop-up aimed to lead shoppers through a “culinary journey to challenge how they look at food and entice them to break with conventional food rules in a way that is healthy, affordable and fun,” according to a statement from […]

8 Apr 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Story

Connected Store Spotlight: Story

Think of the last beautiful magazine or catalog spread you saw. Perhaps you have a subscription and you’re sent a new one every month, always with something fresh and exciting to see. Now imagine taking that concept and inserting it into a retail store. That’s Story, where retail is media. Story is a 2,000-square-foot store […]

11 Mar 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Argos UK

Connected Store Spotlight: Argos UK

In 2013, Argos announced the opening of its first small-format digital concept store. For its time, this was a momentous step forward for the brand and the technology has only gotten better. The company has since opened seven additional concept stores across Britain with about 200 more reportedly planned for the coming years. As one […]

3 Mar 2016

Connected Store Spotlight: Sephora Flash

Connected Store Spotlight: Sephora Flash

In October 2015, Sephora opened its first connected “Flash” store in Paris. The 1,000-square foot digitally-enhanced beauty shop maintains the same “candy store-like” theme the company is known for, now with a digital layer that powers the entire customer experience. The first thing shoppers will notice is a tiny robot at the front of the […]