Convenience Curation

Retail super stores are scaled down for intimacy and convenience

Implications - As consumers continue to frequent smaller stores, big box retailers and super store environments are implementing convenience-focused locations with a smaller selection of goods. This approach appeals to those who don't want to make shopping an occasion, decreasing choice in favor of curation. More importantly, it shows the versatility of such retailers, their desire to connect with consumers on a more intimate level, and oftentimes, creates an opportunity to spotlight in-house brands and new initiatives.

Workshop Question - How can your brand avoid overwhelming consumers with choice, in favor of offering them select, quality products and services?
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Big-Box Convenience Shops - 'Walmart To Go' is the Brand's Take on the Convenience Store Format
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Average 6,831 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 16
Big-Box Convenience Shops
'Walmart To Go' is the Brand's Take on the Convenience Store Format
Walmart is typically thought of as a big-box store where it’s possible to purchase just about everything under the sun—but the retailer is now moving into a new territory with Walmart To Go.... [More]
In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations - Little Caesars' Pizza Portal is a Place to Grab Mobile Orders
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In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations
Little Caesars' Pizza Portal is a Place to Grab Mobile Orders
Little Caesars is now introducing an innovative new service called RESERVE-N-READY and a device called the Pizza Portal, which is said to be the “first heated, self-service mobile order pick-... [More]
Express Grocery Stores - Sobeys' Unveiled a New Express Store Concept in Nova Scotia
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Average 6,435 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 16
Express Grocery Stores
Sobeys' Unveiled a New Express Store Concept in Nova Scotia
Antigonish, Nova Scotia is now home to the first Sobeys Express store, which the brand described as a new type of “a new convenience and fuel format.” The new retail format was... [More]
Pharmacy Produce Markets - Shoppers Drug Mart Now Features Fresh Produce Offerings
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Average 3,654 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 15
Pharmacy Produce Markets
Shoppers Drug Mart Now Features Fresh Produce Offerings
Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is no longer just a one-stop-shop for personal care and pharmaceutical needs but is now home to fresh produce offerings that can be purchased as single units.... [More]
Self-Serve Shopping Cafes - Alibaba's 'Tao Cafe' Takes the eShopping Experience Offline
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Warm 1,316 Clicks Pub: Jul 11, 17
Self-Serve Shopping Cafes
Alibaba's 'Tao Cafe' Takes the eShopping Experience Offline
‘Tao Cafe’ is a newly opened 200-square-meter store from Alibaba that opened in Hangzhou, China that offers shoppers a completely self-service experience, as the offline eShopping... [More]
Local Shopping Kiosks - American Express' Shop Small Helps You Experience Local Treasures
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Average 1,171 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 15
Local Shopping Kiosks
American Express' Shop Small Helps You Experience Local Treasures
In order to promote how important it is to support local businesses, American Express partnered up with the HUSH design agency to create a gesture-based interface called Shop Small. The interface... [More]
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