Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 – The Scene on Wednesday – FMI’s Welcome Cocktail Reception
SAN ANTONIO — Attendees of the FMI/GMDC’s Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event mingled at FMI’s Welcome Cocktail Reception on Wednesday.
Marks & Spencer embodies ‘bricks and clicks’
AMSTERDAM — British retailer Marks & Spencer has unveiled its latest concept store, bringing its “clicks and bricks” strategy to the Dutch capital after a 10-year absence from the country. The 5,000-sq.-ft., women’s clothing-focused store includes features like a “virtual rail,” which it calls the first of its kind. The rail is a display that integrates physical rails of clothing samples with digital rails, consisting of three 46-in. video screens and three physical rails that each hold 50 items of clothing, designed to showcase the latest trends, with updates every six weeks.
In-store order points and staff equipped with iPads allow customers to place orders for free delivery to the store, or customers can shop with their own mobile phones using the store’s free WiFi. The company plans to open three new full-line stores in Paris this year, as well as a flagship store in Belgium and dedicated website for customers in Luxembourg.
Walgreens celebrates grand opening of San Francisco flagship – Part 1
SAN FRANCISCO — Walgreens celebrated the official opening of its latest flagship store located at Powell and O’Farrell streets in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. The store’s expanded features include a Look Boutique beauty department that features dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skin care and hair care brands, including Britain’s leading skin care and cosmetics brand, No7, created by Boots. Nearby, a replica display of Ghirardelli Square will pay homage to the neighborhood’s local history and will offer one of the largest selections of Ghirardelli premium chocolates and gift selections in the San Francisco area.