Feeding Tomorrow’s Billions: Lab-Grown Meat Products, Vertical Farms, AI-Designed Recipes, and More

Feeding Tomorrow’s Billions: Lab-Grown Meat Products, Vertical Farms, AI-Designed Recipes, and MoreFood and agriculture accounts for about 5.9% of the global GDP. Global food retail sales alone account for about $4 trillion/year, and food accounts for 15% of what American households spend each year.

It is an industry ripe for disruption.

Sensors, networks, machine learning/AI, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic genomics, stem cell science, and material science are going to transform how your food is produced, delivered, and consumed.   […]

 

Happy New Year 2039! What our world will look like 25 years from now.

Happy New Year 2039! What our world will look like 25 years from now.HAPPY NEW YEAR 2039! WHAT OUR WORLD WILL LOOK LIKE 25 YEARS FROM NOW?

Have you ever wondered what can we expect in 25 years from now? What will we eat? Where will we live? How will we communicate? And will we be able to cure death and literally live forever? FUTUREMAKERS.TODAY is a 115-page, free publication that covers interviews with internationally renowned experts – futurists, philosophers, designers, scientists – who share their vision of the world in the year 2039, spanning different aspects of our life such as: CITY | CARS | ENERGY | FOOD | HEALTH | COMMUNICATION | RETAIL | MONEY | HOUSING […]

 

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail

Five technologies are converging to transform the retail shopping experience forever.  This is big. This isn’t Amazon, it’s Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.

This will impact multiple industries.  Though it applies to other retail, the example I’ll share in this email is clothes shopping — specifically, a new approach that will give you back massive amounts of time in your life and make the experience fun, fast and super-personalized.  […]

 

Digitizing the consumer decision journey

UnknownMany of the executives we speak with in banking, retail, and other sectors are still struggling to devise the perfect cross-channel experiences for their customers—experiences that take advantage of digitization to provide customers with targeted, just-in-time product or service information in an effective and seamless way.  […]

 

The Future of Retail Checkout: No Checkout at All?

The Future of Retail Checkout: No Checkout at All?

“People have said when checkout is working really well, it will feel like stealing.” “People have said when checkout is working really well, it will feel like stealing. You grab a pair of shoes and you just walk out.” That’s how Michael Chui, a partner at the McKinsey Global […]

 

Key Trends for 2014: Always-On Commerce

Key Trends for 2014: Always-On Commerce

“Always-on commerce” is a subtle but significant evolution from “everywhere commerce,” brought on by consumers’ ubiquitous connectivity, according to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital Trends for 2014.” The upshot is consumers who are, in effect, always in the consideration phase for something and rarely more than a tap away from jumping from a physical store to a virtual store, or from one online merchant to another.  The impact of a pervasive “shopping state of mind” fostered by greater mobile connectivity is only beginning to be reflected in commerce sales forecasts. eMarketer predicts that by 2017, mobile will account for 26.0% of US retail ecommerce sales (which exclude travel and event tickets), up from 19.0% in 2014. That still translates into a small fraction of total retail sales, however.  […]

 

CONNECTED COMMERCE: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

CONNECTED COMMERCE: THE FUTURE OF RETAILPut away your credit card. Pick up your smartphone. We are entering the era of connected commerce.

Defined as any purchase transaction that involves a mobile device – and sometimes known as omnicommerce or omnichannel – connected commerce has the potential to transform retailing by creating more transparency and  smoothing the path to a sale.

Scott Haug, a partner at Waterstone Management Group in San Francisco, has been following this nascent market and believes that we are seeing the first signs that connected commerce has arrived.  […]

 

The Good Old Days of Retail are Ahead of Us, Not Behind Us

The Good Old Days of Retail are Ahead of Us, Not Behind UsSeveral years ago I started reporting about an emerging trend that is now in full bloom. It’s called showrooming and is the practice of selecting and examining products in a physical store but then purchasing those products online, either while in the store using a smart phone or later […]

 

Four powers that will save the future of retail

Four powers that will save the future of retail

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Retail has always gone through life cycles, and technology has played a major role in most of them. The whole “video killed the radio store” scenario will continue to repeat itself because of the new products that will take over the old ones, but what happens when the actual […]

 

Top 10 world-changing 3D printing innovations

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Last week V3 reported on the announcement from high street retailer Maplin that it is to start offering a 3D printer for just £700 to eager punters keen to try out this rapidly growing area of technology. The chance to see the device in action at the event was […]

 
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