Wagreens is experimenting with a new store format, which made its debut earlier this year. A few folks from our team recently visited the newly redesigned Walgreens in the South Loop area of Chicago. The experimental new format is a move in the direction of hybrid retail, but we suspect it’ll take several more iterations of this new concept before Walgreens gets it right.
Several years ago, Curtis Acosta started bringing his son Maxx into the shop to give him a taste of what his job entailed. Those occasional visits sparked an interest that developed over time and ultimately led to Maxx working at OnQ, supporting various elements of production and pack-out.
The pandemic had a ripple effect throughout the retail world. Specialty retailers - particularly those deemed to be non-essential - were forced to pivot quickly and alter the in-store experience to align with ever-changing health and safety protocols. Read on for a closer look at how bridal retailers adapted in the face of unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Star Wars' box office success is certainly impressive, but you may be surprised to learn that merchandise sales account for roughly four times the amount of revenue generated by ticket sales. Star Wars is one of the best examples of how deeply intertwined the entertainment and retail industries can become when pop culture and consumerism collide.
For our latest installment of Retail Voices, we spent some time with Alan McFarland. He joined our tech team as Director of Electronic Innovations just a short time ago. Like many of us at OnQ, Alan spent a good chunk of his career pursuing endeavors unrelated to retail before finding his way here.
Today we’d like to share some of the most common questions we get asked about QR codes: Do people really scan QR codes at retail? Do they know how to? Do they really work at retail? Let's take a closer look at how QR codes are being used at retail today.
Several months ago, we published a retrospective on the history and evolution of the category display at retail. We received some great feedback on that write-up, so we decided to take a similar tact and share some of our reflections on the evolution of smart home products at retail.
Senior warehouse production assistant Purity McKinney works closely with OnQ's line leads to make sure they have everything they need, and to make sure projects move smoothly through production.
Notable digital-first brands like Amazon, Warby Parker, SmileDirect, Peloton and many more are making the leap to physical retail with pop-up shops and other in-store retail experiences. Let's take a look at three strategies driving digital-first brands into physical retail.
Creating a store display from scratch is a huge undertaking. With so many types of retail displays to consider, you may not know where to start. Understanding all the elements of visual merchandising can be overwhelming, but it helps to start with some of the basic elements of retail merchandising.