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51 Companies that are changing the way we shop

51 Companies that are changing the way we shop

With the advent of e-commerce, retail is changing more than nearly any other industry.

In this evolving environment, a few trailblazers have set themselves apart, and are revolutionizing the way we perceive and consume retail.

Some retailers have altered their merchandising strategies to accommodate today’s fast-paced shoppers. Others are making e-commerce more personalized than ever.

These 51 companies are changing the entire shopping experience, from what happens in stores to how customers find goods online.

The list includes everything from multinational corporate heavyweights to innovative new start-ups that launched recently.

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“ With the advent of e-commerce, retail is changing more than nearly any other industry. In this evolving environment, a few trailblazers have set themselves apart, and are revolutionizing the way we perceive and consume retail. Some retailers have altered their merchandising strategies to accommodate today’s fast-paced shoppers. Others are making e-commerce more personalized than ever. These 51 companies are changing the entire shopping experience, from what happens in stores to how customers find goods online. Our list includes everything from multinational corporate heavyweights to innovative new start-ups that launched recently. Hointer is taking humans out of stores. Headquarters: Seattle, Washington Year founded: 2012 Why it’s revolutionary: Led by former head of supply chain and fulfillment tech for Amazon Nadia Shouraboura, Hointer is changing the way you shop for clothes by using a robotic sales staff. You download an app, go to the showroom, and scan the QR codes of the clothing you’d like to try. The clothes are delivered automatically right to the fitting room, customers swipe their card on the tablet, and walk out. Zara is altering how the fashion business works. Headquarters: Arteixo, Spain Year founded: 1975 Why it’s revolutionary: Zara’s revolutionary strategy includes stocking light and replenishing with totally new products. As a result, the top fashion houses have started creating even more collections. Zara’s fast-fashion outlook is appropriate for the short attention span of today’s consumer, and the retailer is expanding globally. Augment is trailblazing in simulated reality, a necessity in today’s world of e-commerce. Headquarters: Paris, France Year founded: 2010 Why it’s revolutionary: Augment creates instant, 3D models of product..
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