Retailers and brands must reinvent their physical stores to better suit the behaviours and expectations of today’s hyper-connected consumers, says a report published by PSFK.
If you love farmers market produce but hate going to the farmers market, then GrubMarket is a thing you should check out. Its marketplace connects consumers with locally sourced and organic food from nearby farms and producers in a number of cities around the country.
By: Ryan Lawler. Source TechCrunch
Swyp is a device that looks just like credit card but can store up to 25 of your credit and debits cards as well as any gift and loyalty cards.
By: Aaron Tilley. Source: Forbes
Remember wearables? Those wristbands and glasses that were going to take over our lives? This time last year, many of us had high hopes that 2014 was (finally) going to be the year of the wearable.
By: Kitty Ireland. Source: TechCrunch
First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior.
By: Levi King. Source: TechCrunch
The Mobile Commerce Playbook explores key trends that can help merchants take a forward-looking approach to enhancing their mobile offerings.
By: PSFK Labs
When Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund dropped a fat bag of cash into cannabis private equity firm Privateer Holdings, the whole industry exhaled a puff of excitement and hope. Finally, venture capital was beginning to take the industry seriously.
By: Kia Kokalitcheva. Source: VentureBeat
At a design showroom in midtown Manhattan, Shaun Neff is browsing racks of panama hats, fedoras and flower crowns — the latter of which he calls last summer’s hottest accessory for tween girls across America.
By: Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna. Source: Wall Street Journal For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance….
Fashion Metric brings tailoring into modern times using data to offer one of the quickest, most accurate services on the market.
By: Lara Piras. Source: PSFK
Truthfully, all you really want is a cupcake. However, if you want it gluten free or organic, you may need one of these startups to help you.
By: John Boitnott. Source: Inc.
The organic food delivery startup Good Eggs, backed by roughly $30 million from Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures according to CrunchBase, confirms to us that it laid off 15 percent of its workforce yesterday, as a part of its plans to restructure the operations side of its business.
By: Sarah Perez.
In short, e-commerce companies are bullish on retail, and they’re executing extremely well in this new channel. For many of them, we’re learning something that we may not have quite expected from the onset: retail is a great driver of sales and profitability.
By: Kit Hickey. Source: TechCrunch
Vixxenn founder Nicole Sanchez visits her hairstylist regularly as an escape. She’s getting investors excited about hair extensions.
By: Vivian Giang. Source: Fast Company
TIME INVESTS IN KEATON ROW:Time Inc. has made a strategic investment in e-commerce site Keaton Row, and will take a seat on its board.
Recent weeks have brought some major shakeups to the e-commerce world as Sophia Amoruso stepped down as CEO of Nasty Gal and Eric Koger stepped down as CEO of ModCloth.
By: Boris Wertz. Source: TechCrunch
Amazon’s bid to be a key player in the world of mobile payments looks like it has taken a step back today.
By: Ingrid Lunden. Source: TechCrunch
Dane Pieri understands the paradox of choice. The San Francisco entrepreneur realized that, once his state officially legalized the sale of medicinal marijuana in 2003, many consumers were overwhelmed by the variety of strains they could purchase.
For years, renting a tuxedo was a simple proposition. Men went to a specialty retailer or the giant of black-tie rentals, Men’s Wearhouse, and chose an outfit.
By: Michael J. De La Merced. Source: The New York Times
Ringly, a New York-based startup that creates an 18k-gold plated ring that connects to smartphones, has raised $5.1 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
By: Madeline Stone. Source: Business Insider
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Local startup wants to disrupt the lunch market with delicious, affordable food delivered to a consumer’s home or office. It’s a thing I’ve been writing about a lot lately, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.
By: Ryan Lawler. Source: TechCrunch