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Toys"R"Us is back, and it's powered by b8ta.

July 18, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Tru Kids Brands to help reimagine the iconic Toys“R”Us brand by creating a new, highly-engaging retail experience designed for kids. The first two new Toys“R”Us stores will open this holiday season, located in The Galleria in Houston, Texas, a Simon Mall, and in Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Toys"R"Us for the next generation.

July 18, 2019Written by Phillip Raub

In 2007, I was hired at Nintendo as the Director of Merchandising tasked with changing the retail environment in the video game category to better resonate with parents, families, and an expanded audience.

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I don't wanna grow up.

July 18, 2019Written by Vibhu Norby

Some of my best childhood memories were at Toys”R”Us. I grew up 10 minutes away from the Toys”R”Us in King of Prussia, PA, and it was the stuff dreams were made of.

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Store Spotlights

b8ta Austin

July 9, 2019Written by Hannah Warren

Austin, the capital of Texas, is the fastest expanding city in the U.S. For the third year in a row, it was voted the number one place to live in America

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Take a tour of the b8ta dashboard.

June 19, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

The b8ta dashboard.

At the heart of a b8ta partnership is the technology we've built to allow brands to scale, measure, and understand their retail presence.

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Store Spotlights

b8ta Hudson Yards

June 7, 2019Written by Hannah Warren

b8ta Hudson Yards is located in the beautiful and busy New York City, and continues to keep customers curious, engaged and up to date on the newest must have items.

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We're launching Tour; a customized, rotating b8ta store experience

May 15, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

Our recent activation with experiential retail resulted in a very successful program called the be@home tour.

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Be@Home by b8ta and Google, our tiny home tour.

May 14, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

This past March, we launched one of our most unique experiential marketing activations yet—a tiny house outfitted with over 32 smart home products.

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Store Spotlights

b8ta Silicon Valley

May 13, 2019Written by Dustin Peters

b8ta Silicon Valley is located in the beautiful Santana Row outdoor shopping center. Santana Row is an upscale mixed-use development center consisting of a vibrant mix of over 50 shops, 30 restaurants, CineArts movie theatre, and the boutique Hotel Valencia. 

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This summer; brands and makers can beta test at b8ta

May 2, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

We are launching our most accessible program yet—for a limited time only we are offering brands a beta test of b8ta.

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Why brands love b8ta

April 16, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

As a shopper, you're probably familiar with the unique feeling of our stores—an environment built for discovery and interaction, with some of the newest and most innovative products around. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to talk to our b8ta testers, or maybe you even took home a new gadget or two.

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Partner Tips

Your Marketing Dollars: Online vs Offline

February 15, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

 Today, so many brands are looking to digital advertising as the primary (sometimes only) method to grow their product awareness and acquire new customers.

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News & Updates

We've acquired Brickwork

January 24, 2019Written by Vibhu Norby

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve acquired Brickwork, a retail tech startup based in New York City that helps brands and retailers drive meaningful traffic to stores.

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Preparing for the future by creating it: b8ta CEO talks 3 years of changing retail

December 12, 2018Written by Vibhu Norby

One of our core values at b8ta is being contrarian. There’s a values document posted on the wall of our office that reads:

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Partner Highlights

Maker Stories: Interview with Brian Min, Founder of Qwerkytoys

November 26, 2018Written by Dustin Peters

One of the best parts about working at b8ta is the ever-growing group of passionate partners behind the innovative products our customers can try out in our stores.

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b8ta pops-up at Virgin Atlantic in JFK

November 21, 2018Written by Erin Johnson

Pop-ups are appearing in increasingly unexpected locations in major markets around the world. As brands strive to meet shoppers at the right time, place and mindset, these retail experiences 

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How the Neo smartpen benefits from the hands on demo

November 12, 2018Written by Dustin Peters
We recently sat down with Stephen Dix, the VP of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of NeoLab Convergence, to learn how the b8ta experience has helped grow the Neo smartpen business. 
 
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How b8ta lets a young company like Meural learn from their customers

November 1, 2018Written by Dustin Peters
To learn a bit more about how the b8ta experience can assist a young company, we recently chatted with Vladimir Vukicevic, CEO and Co-Founder of Meural.
 
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The Value of the In-Person Experience

October 23, 2018Written by Joshua Brueckner

From powerful brand exposure to closing more sales, offline retail is a massive opportunity for makers to tap into.

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A partnership with Google

October 16, 2018Written by Ashley Haber

Our Made by Google experience officially launched in seven b8ta flagship stores this week. We’ve worked closely with Google to design an interactive experience that helps customers envision Google’s suite of products in their own homes. We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with one of the worlds most influential brands, and are extremely proud of what this partnership has accomplished thus far. So, we thought we would share why b8ta is the perfect fit to bring the Made by Google product experience to life.

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