The Retail Innovation Factor

Slides 1-10      Introduction and Statistics (click to view all)

Slides 11-31    Traditional Retailers

Slides 32-45    E-Tailers

Slides 46-51    Food and Beverage

Slides 52-58    Non-Traditional Retailers

Slides 59-63    About RetailUnion Partners

Slide 64           Sources



Slides 10-12 Blue Nile

Slides 16-17 Bonobos

Slides 19-20 Alo Yoga

Slides 21-23 Warby Parker

Do Digital Brands Need Physical Stores?

By Chantal Fernandez - January 18, 2017

As many of America’s traditional retailers struggle to attract customers and shrink their store networks, a new generation of more nimble digital players is seeing increased opportunity in physical retail. Indeed, the final months of 2016 saw a flurry of offline activity from retailers that were born digital.

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Will global retailers reach beyond U.S. coasts?

By JLL Staff Reporter - October 16, 2016

Visitors to the United States. . .tend to follow well-beaten paths. Europeans tend to end up in New York, Latin Americans in Miami, and Asians in Los Angeles and San Francisco—gravitating toward the familiar, even when it means paying premium rents or waiting for the right space to become available. . . .

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Billy Reid Men’s Fall 2017

Women's Wear Daily - February 1, 2017

After taking a season’s hiatus, Billy Reid brought a little bit of Alabama back to New York City, replicating his Shindig extravaganza from his hometown of Florence, AL at The Beekman Hotel.

Performances by actor Alex Sharp, singers Cedric Burnside, Karen Elson and others served as the backdrop for the designer’s softly constructed overcoats, dinner jackets and suits.

Calling the collection “lived-in luxury,” Reid used washed corduroys, boiled wools and feather-soft cashmere to create texture without overwhelming the wearer.

“I love to work with fabrics and colors, but sometimes I can get very elaborate,” Reid said. “This time I think I learned the balance.”

That balance yielded a collection that showcased the best of Reid’s essence but in a much more wearable manner than in the recent past.

See the entire Fall 2017 Collection