posted: 26 July, 2019
Welcome to ThisIsRetail, your weekly look at some of the more diverse and unexpected stuff influencing the way we buy, sell, and consume in the 21st century.
This week is our 2019 holiday season special. And much like a family holiday, our guest articles this time are loosely-related, have little in common, and are being forced to share each other’s company in the name of FUN.
We have news of outrageous delays, bored kids, cultural misunderstandings, and name-calling. So buckle-up, engage flight mode, and recline that seat all the way back into your neighbour’s dinner tray because ThisIsRetail.
With Duty Free growing faster than any other channel apart from online, airports are hot property.
Billions over budget, eight years late in opening, how an architect’s distaste for shopping contributed to the Berlin Brandenburg Airport fiasco.
As Essilor Luxottica makes moves to takeover GrandVision, we focus on the visionary who came to dominate the optical sector.
- Cabin Fever
Introducing the AI-equipped toy designed to fight the “distraction economy”.
- Foreign Languages
How brands get their names, explained by a professional namer.
- Cultural Misunderstandings
Stone Island: how a venerated Italian fashion brand became a source of comic absurdity.
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