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Reinventing retail

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29 August 2017

Episode 307

30 minutes

Can Arket reimagine the way we shop? We take a tour of the H&M Group’s latest all-encompassing retail experience and consider how to revive the department-store model. Plus: we ask whether cities have been too quick to embrace the cycle scheme and extol the virtues of the humble carpark.

29 August 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

A tour of Arket

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We take a tour of Arket’s first flagship store with the man overseeing the brand, Lars Axelsson.

8 minutes

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Chapter 2

10 minutes


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Chapter 2

Retail revival

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We look at how lifestyle brands such as Muji and Zara are reviving the model of the grand old department store.

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Chapter 3

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Trading spaces

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As cities gear up for a more pedestrian-friendly future Josh Fehnert looks at why the carpark still matters.

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