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Adidas opens a runners club
The Tokyo Adidas store has re-invented itself to double as an urban runners club. The new space includes 16 shower cubicles, 248 lockers for rent, cutting-edge Adidas shoes and clothing available for borrowing. Expert staff are also available to offer tips and recommendations.
Why it matters
With convenience loving consumers enjoying instant access to an influx of supporting services (online and offline), brands are capturing their attention by helping them make the most of their daily lives instead of the old model of simply selling them a lifestyle idea. Becoming a center of gravity in their routines is also a great way to execute smart targeting and cross-selling strategies.
How can your retail storefronts morph from selling to serving?
A billboard for GranataPet in Germany actually dispenses samples. Once an individual checks in on Foursquare the dispenser provides a sample of dog food.
Since June 2009 the citizens of Salbke (a ward of Magdeburg, in Eastern Germany) have had their own 24hour open-air library. Locals can borrow from over 10,000 books that have been privately donated from all over the country. It all started as a temporary project, but due to its success Salbke’s citizens now minister the project by themselves.