Trends

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With the development of new retail, the physical point of sale changes function. It becomes at the same time a service center, a showroom, a place of well-being and entertainment. The depth of assortment is no longer required, it is above all to create an experience impossible to realize online...

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CES as if you were there… HUB Institute takes you down the aisles of the planet's biggest tech show, which officially opens its doors on Tuesday 7 January in Las Vegas. But our experts have been on the scene since Sunday to give you a look at the hot trends of CES Unveiled. Key points of the first...

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Industry 4.0 is promising factories with processes and organisations that are more flexible, more customised, more efficient, cheaper, safer and more responsible. Powered by digitisation and connectivity, the fourth industrial revolution revolves around several technologies which, used together, are...

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With Amazon Go and its Just Walk Out technology, the US e-commerce giant has set a new standard, aimed at eliminating friction at the pay point, in what is called New Retail. Other operators, startups or existing players in the USA, Asia and Europe have entered the race to offer their own...

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HUB Institute industry expert Alexandre Lacour summarises the challenges of digitising industry, of rationalisation levers and productivity gains, and also of transforming products and the customer experience.

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Teams at the HUB Institute have collected and analysed trends and forecasts for 2019 supplied by consultancy firms, brands, agencies and futurologists etc. Here's what you need to know.

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The HUB Institute team just got back from its New York trip to scout out the most inspiring concept stores. Here are some tasters of four trends that we identified in the Big Apple for 2019, which echo concepts seen elsewhere. Let us be your guide!

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Abandoned for a long time by brands in their thinking on digital transformation, the supply chain is now making a noisy return to the spotlight. A momentum particularly encouraged by the rise of data and the growing potential of AI. Study of a textbook case: Watson of IBM.

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Asian Summer - Part 4 - Physical commerce, particularly the shopping centre model, is being reinvented. In Asia, where shopping is primarily a leisure activity, the latest innovations in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Singapore already prefigure global trends. Explore our exclusive plan, which brings...

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Asian Summer - Part 2 - 58 % of millennials, over one billion individuals, live in Asia. Although they have many things in common with their western cousins, the context of their lives is very different and structures a rapidly expanding economy