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HOMEGROWN HERBS
You might not expect a conversation
about the future of food to
include IKEA, but during the
London Design Festival,
its Copenhagen-based
innovation lab, Space10,
had lots of folks talking
about experimental indoor
farm initiative Lokal.
Lokal is a system that allows
people to grow and harvest greens and herbs
indoors without sunlight or soil, making it a
hydroponic system. The crops grow in water filled
with mineral nutrients; the stackable trays are housed in
a climate-controlled box, and the greens are grown under
modified LED lights, allowing them to grow about three
times as fast as they would in an outdoor garden.
As if the speed weren't impressive enough, the
researchers at Space10 report that the Lokal system uses
90 percent less water, creating less waste and eliminating
the need for soil or sunlight as part of the growing process.
Ultimately, they hope the Lokal experiment will offer
solutions for food problems resulting from climate change
and inefficient global food production.
While still in the trial stage, Space10 researchers are
already exploring the possibility of introducing sensors to
the system and connecting the data with Google Home.

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The sensors would measure and control the environment;
over time, it would learn to optimize the crops for healthier,
faster growth.
Lokal still needs to be developed further before IKEA
decides to grow its own greens in stores - or roll out a
similar system for home use. Still, it seems that the prospect
of being able to grow food at home that tastes good, is
more nutritious and is pesticide-free would hold considerable
sway with today's consumer, while also providing a chance
to reduce waste in the food production cycle.

REEBOK SUITS UP
Reebok is partnering with Savile Row tailors Huntsman
& Sons to make a suit from the fitness brand's innovative
Flexweave material. It's being created specifically for football
player/Reebok Running ambassador Brandin Cooks, but the
prototype could change the way fabric is looked at.
The Flexweave material to be used for the suit is made of
chenille yarn in a figure-eight weave, and is geared for durability,
fit and performance. The companies are calling the collaboration
Reebok x Huntsman, and the suit is expected for delivery to
Cooks in February. In the meantime, Huntsman has delivered
sketches of style and cut, and will be undergoing testing and
experimentation.
"This a unique, creative and exciting proposition from
Reebok," says Campbell Carey, head cutter and creative
director of Huntsman. "After closely examining Flexweave, we
were both surprised and inspired by the challenge of using
this non-traditional material to create a bespoke garment.
The perfect suit is a fusion between fit, comfort and style -
working with Flexweave to hit each of these essentials is an
experiment we'll relish."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of STORES Magazine - January 2018

Editor’s Page
President’s Page
Retail Politics
NRF News
TRENDS
Retail People
Disruption Is the New Normal in Retail
20 Ideas Worth Stealing
Drug Store Cowboy
C2W
TECHNOLOGY
WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
OMNICHANNEL
AI
MARKETING
FINANCE
BUSINESS OPERATIONS
STARTUP SPOTLIGHT
SECURITY
HUMAN RESOURCES
POV
Communities
End Cap
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