High-tech against blindness: microchip implants

When people become contours: the disease retinopathia pigmentosa causes the optic nerves to slowly die off. However, researchers are working on a technology to activate the remaining healthy nerve endings by means of electrical stimulation.

The most important facts from the GDI International Retail Summit 2017

How do customers become fans? What keeps department stores from becoming extinct and how does customer data help to provide perfect service? Retail experts provided answers at the GDI International Retail Summit. A summary.

European Food Trends Report

For a long time, food was a clearly defined experience, usually celebrated in rituals of the community. The Food Trends Report 2017 shows: this is now changing. Food is finding its way into almost every area of our lives. Food is everything and everywhere! Food is pop. Order the study now.

“Calm technology“ – technology for the peace of mind

Technology should be a functional part of our life and not constantly interrupting our daily routine. This is what Amber Case says in a video that was recorded at the 67th International Retail Summit at GDI.

Infographic: The next eye – how we’ll see tomorrow

It all started with specially shaped lenses. Now, technology promises us entry into new dimensions. Our infographic shows possible ways in which our horizons might expand in future.

Charlotte Kenny: “Moments matter more than end-to-end experiences”

Charlotte Kenny is Head of Fan-Services with the British football club Arsenal. At the GDI Retail Summit she will show, why emotions matter. Here in this interview she explains, what retailers can learn from Arsenal’s fan services.

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67th International Retail Summit 2017 – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

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