Telling a story that the customer can understand and perceive is one of the most common marketing resources, to which storytelling and visual merchandising give a new dimension.Everyone is aware of the importance of storytelling in the retail sector, but how many good examples can we find today? We are talking about going beyond mere eye-catching design. Storytelling in retail design is the commitment to capture the consumer through a visual narrative, in which history, tradition, values and the company's business idea are the main protagonists.
The next decade will be decisive for the total implantation in the market of the Internet of the Senses, that is, of the technology prepared to respond to our thoughts.If we talk about the Internet of the Senses, are we analyzing the present or the future? Without a doubt, it is today, the present that will provide tomorrow. Although for many this sounds like science fiction, the change and technological evolution experienced in the last decade is opening up fields that, precisely, we did not even imagine a decade ago. Therefore, the answer is clear: there is less and less for it to be our brain, and not the devices that surround us, which controls our environment.
The word 'metaverse' is on everyone's lips. And it is not for less: it is the penultimate great revolution of the digital world as we knew it.In recent times, the concept of the metaverse has emerged with great force, especially since it materialized last October with the transformation of Facebook into Meta. There are already 4 out of 10 global consumers who have heard of the metaverse but... what exactly is the metaverse?
The retail sector is recovering by leaps and bounds after the ravages of the coronavirus, but it must continue to adapt to the new changes in consumer habits.Far from disappearing, physical trade will go further. The trends affirm this, as do the main market studies on the retail sector in 2021. The pandemic did a lot of damage in the physical store, but it is recovering strongly. Furthermore, its resurgence coincides with a deep adaptation to changes in consumer habits.
From desire and longing to reality. China has been the dream corner for book lovers for years.
Several of the best bookstores in the world are in the Asian country, which has bet very strongly on this type of establishment. Cities in all the cardinal points of the most populated country in the world have been inaugurating, year after year, numerous futuristic libraries… but based on tradition and its history.
Hospital design plays a critical role in providing high-quality, cost-effective facilities for any healthcare system. That’s why it is so important to understand how hospitals are designed and the influence of architecture on people's health.
The (almost) unstoppable rise of Instagram has also reached retail. As the consumers around the world plan, organize and seek shopping experiences related to Instagram, having a “fashionable” or Instagrammable store has become a winning bet.
Holistic retail design is the sector's commitment to reconfigure purchases by introducing common strategies and improving retail experiences. This trend ranges from the points of contact between loyal, temporary and digital customers with the brand and the products on offer, placing the emphasis not only on what but on how.
Although in recent years technology has revolutionized the way of consuming and the world of retail, the pandemic is also contributing to an evolution of the sector and to new forms and trends. In this sense, in the retail of the future, multifunctional spaces will be very important.