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‘Speechless’: Aussie sportswoman Mary Fowler gets her own Barbie doll

Inside Retail

Barbie is celebrating Australian footballer Mary Fowler, alongside eight other athletes, for the fashion doll’s 65th anniversary. “When I saw myself as Barbie for the first time, it was crazy; I was honestly just a bit speechless. I never would have thought that I’d have a Barbie that looks just like me,” said Fowler. “Being a positive influence, and seeing young girls recreate my look has been so special, and to finally hold my doll and see her wear my bubble braid

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colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur

Design Boom

tkca architect maximizes the ground plane to create a multi-layered experience of public plazas, markets, and retail spaces. The post colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Top Bunnings management depart in ‘reshaping’

Inside Retail

Four executives in Bunnings’ management team have departed the hardware chain in a move that was described as a “reshaping” rather than a restructure. Chief commercial officer Ben McIntosh, chief transformation officer Leah Balter, and GM of corporate affairs Maria McCarthy have exited the company. Jen Tucker, the director of merchandise, also decided to leave following a family bereavement.

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Mango increases UK presence with a store in Angel Central

Retail Focus

CBRE Investment Management has announced Mango , one of Europe’s leading fashion brands, has opened at Angel Central , the retail and leisure destination located in the heart of Islington, as the brand continues to roll out its ambitious expansion plans. The leading retailer has opened a 3,200 sq ft unit on Angel Central’s ground floor, exclusively stocking Mango’s womenswear lines.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Peter Jones unveils world-exclusive new rose to mark Chelsea Flower Show

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Flower power will be extending well beyond the world’s greatest flower show this week – with Chelsea’s Peter Jones department store creating the most extravagant and challenging window display in the branch’s history.

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From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO

Design Wanted

Today, many artisans face the challenge of staying relevant in the ever-evolving design landscape. The most demanding task, however, is maintaining their identity while striving for […] The post From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO appeared first on DesignWanted.

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New Look invests £3.3m to upgrade Greater Manchester store estate

Retail Focus

New Look has today announced a £3.3m investment to upgrade and improve its stores in Greater Manchester, strengthening its commitment to its store estate and wider omnichannel strategy. The retailer will initially trial several initiatives in its 20 stores in the area over the next 12 months to create a blueprint for further improvements across its wider estate.

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Manhattan pioneers use of GenAI in supply chain commerce

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced Manhattan Active® Maven, a specialised Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) solution built for customer service, along with Manhattan Assist, which adds cutting-edge GenAI capabilities to all Manhattan Active solutions.

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Meeting a Retail Buyer: How to Prepare and Ace It

Retail Bound

If you are looking to secure a contract with a retail buyer, there are a few musts everyone should follow. One of these key rules is to only contact a buyer if you are prepared. Buyers can’t stand when vendors have not prepared before a sales presentation – it wastes the time of the buyer, and the vendor misses out on an opportunity. In order to avoid the nasty scenario above and ensure that you are ready to meet with a potential buyer, be ready to answer any and every question about your produc

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Aesop revamps storefronts with algae-based window decals

Inside Retail

Australian beauty brand Aesop has transformed 38 of its storefronts in Australia and New Zealand with algae-based window decals. The textured decals, created by bioplastic artist and Other Matter studio founder Jessie French, are designed to be repurposed and reused in a self-sustaining closed-loop system. This provides an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional materials such as PVC.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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el departamento goes backstage with new nude project flagship store in lisbon

Design Boom

the streetwear brand's new flagship store features open spaces, velvet-draped walls, curved forms, glossy finishes, and a burst of nude project's corporate colors. The post el departamento goes backstage with new nude project flagship store in lisbon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Entertainment Options to Keep You Energised on a Long Shopping Day

Retail Focus

Shopping can be an exhilarating experience, but even the most avid shopper needs a break after hours of walking and browsing through endless aisles of products. Whether you’re shopping alone, with friends, or with family, incorporating moments of relaxation and entertainment can transform a tiring shopping day into a delightful adventure. It’s not just about making purchases; it’s about enjoying the journey.

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Sainsbury’s and Microsoft collaborate to power up customer and colleague experience with AI

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! J Sainsbury plc and Microsoft Corp. today announced a new five-year strategic partnership, using Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Sainsbury’s rich datasets to help accelerate the retailer’s recently announced Next Level Sainsbury’s strategy.

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Gubi opens first UK showroom in London townhouse takeover

Dezeen

A Georgian townhouse filled with period details is now Gubi House London, the first dedicated showroom that the furniture brand has opened outside Denmark. Gubi partnered with Danish surface design studio File Under Pop to reimagine the listed building as a showspace for its collection, which includes furniture by designers such as GamFratesi and Space Copenhagen.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Little Birdie suspends operations, promises AI in the future

Inside Retail

Melbourne e-commerce startup Little Birdie has announced it is pausing operations for the foreseeable future. In a note to customers, the company said it will be working on an AI shopping tool in the meantime. According to Startup Daily, this email was sent to Little Birdie customers on Friday evening. It has also been posted on the company’s website, informing users that its website, app, and extension experiences are being switched off for an undisclosed period of time.

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2024 Retail Worker Safety Survey

Theatro

80% of Retail Workers Feel Unsafe While on the Job, New Study Shows Survey findings from Theatro shed new light on the state of the retail industry as staffing shortages intensify safety threats faced by frontline workers. Purpose of this Study Imagine starting your workday knowing there’s a significant chance you’ll face a situation where your safety is at risk.

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The Role of User Experience in Bonus.org’s Success Story

Retail Focus

Many thriving online platforms owe their success to a good user experience (UX), and Bonus.org is no different. Although the competition is fierce, they’ve managed to stand out against the rest and provide their users with a satisfying experience on this page that keeps them coming back for more. Since the beginning, Bonus.org has recognized the crucial role that UX plays in shaping a user’s interactions and perceptions of a service.

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EPAM Offices by Tengo Design

Retail Design Blog

Tengo Design created a multifunctional office space for EPAM in Krakow, incorporating zones for employees, clients, coworking, and meetings, with.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

What trends can online merchants expect after more than two years of exponential growth? Companies must expand on the trends that exploded during the pandemic if they want to see continued growth in their businesses while facing a recessionary economy. From social commerce to BOPIS, the name of the game is to meet and sell to customers wherever they are, through multiple channels.

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UK shoppers set to spend £700m on Father’s Day this year, less than half the amount spent on Mother’s Day, GlobalData reports

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! With retail spending on Father’s Day in the UK forecast to reach £695m in 2024, up 1.8% on 2023, retailers must kick off Father’s Day promotions earlier. The UK Father’s Day market is less than half the size of the UK Mother’s Day market, with the latter occasion being boosted by the amount spent on […] If you want more information Retail Tim

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Why Jordan Gogos is the Australian fashion industry’s Trojan horse

Inside Retail

Since his debut at Australian Fashion Week (AFW) in 2021, Jordan Gogos and his eponymous label Iordanes Spyridian Gogos have become a mainstay on the AFW calendar. In his fourth consecutive AFW runway titled “The Woven Trojan Horse”, the multi-disciplinary artist and fashion designer brought together a cohort of iconic Australian fashion talent to collaborate on the collection, including Jenny Bannister, Akira Isogawa and Jenny Kee.

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AESG appoints Daniel King to lead Cost Management division in UAE

Design Middleeast

Daniel King, Regional Director – Middle East, Cost Management, AESG King, an industry veteran of over two decades who joins AESG, brings unmatched expertise in pre-contract and large-scale project cost management Building on the momentum of more than double year-on-year growth for its Cost Management service line, AESG , a leading international consultancy, engineering and advisory firm founded in the UAE, today announced its appointment of Daniel King for this rapidly expanding Cost Management

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In Common With opens Quarters showroom and hospitality venue in Tribeca

Dezeen

New York lighting brand In Common With has opened a multi-functional space in a 19th-century Tribeca loft in time for NYCxDesign , and will host a shoppable experience and a variety of events during the festival and beyond. In Common With founders Felicia Hung and Nick Ozemba renovated the 8,000-square-foot (473-square-metre) space on the second floor of a historic building on Broadway as a venue to host events and showcase installations and collections both by themselves and others.

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Sustainability at Retail

Sustainability impacts every nation, company, and person around the world. So much so that, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) issued a call for action by all countries to work toward sustainable development. In response to this and as part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address these critical issues in this white paper.

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Pyunkangyul flagship store by Sherpa

Retail Design Blog

Pyunkangyul Cosmetic is an herbal medicine skincare brand that minimizes artificial ingredients and uses ingredients from nature to find the.

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ChargeGuru UK commences roll-out of EV charging infrastructure for apartment blocks across the UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! ChargeGuru UK, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, has commenced the roll-out of its fully-funded apartment block solution across the UK. The roll-out aims to accelerate the availability of EV charging infrastructure for people living in apartment blocks, levelling the opportunities between those who would rely solely on publi

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As millennials embrace natural skincare, Jurlique sees an opportunity to grow

Inside Retail

Ask any beauty insider and they’ll tell you that natural skincare – where products are infused with ingredients found in nature rather than a lab – is trending. The global market for natural and organic cosmetics is projected to reach US$37.44 billion by 2032, with a compound annual growth rate of about 7.19 per cent from 2024 to 2032, according to Zion Market Research.

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Kristina Zanic designs Sofitel Al Hamra

Design Middleeast

Kristina Zanic designs Sofitel Al Hamra Beach resort renovation introduces Sofitel’s first property in Ras Al Khaimah designed by Kristina Zanic Kristina Zanic Consultants has brought a touch of French flair to Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, unveiling exquisite interiors for the city’s first Sofitel property. The design studio has crafted interiors that blend classic sophistication with contemporary allure for the new Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Trade Show Giveaways: What Works Best? 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

Your ultimate objective at a trade show is to stand out from your friendly competition and make your brand one of the event’s highlights. One unforgettable way to achieve that objective is to implement your twist on a trade show giveaway. These tangible items serve as immediate attention-grabbers, drawing visitors to your booth and hopefully spark some brand-forward conversations.

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Shinsegae department store by NBDC

Retail Design Blog

Situated in downtown Busan, the Shinsegae Centum City department stores first opened its doors in 2009. As part of one.

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Old Midnight Hen Stout launches into the market and Old Master Hen makes a return

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Following the launch of Old Session Hen in April, Old Speckled Hen is set to delight customers with further exciting launches this summer adding a rich stout, Old Midnight Hen, to the portfolio and Old Master Hen making a return.

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Bevilles proves a drag on Michael Hill Australian business

Inside Retail

Jeweller Michael Hill ‘s sales rose 4 per cent year over year in the first half, amid growth in Australia and Canada. The retailer witnessed an Australian sales increase of 10.2 per cent, driven by the inclusion of the Bevilles brand. However, Michael Hill noted that Bevilles has not met sales expectations and was further impacted by the relocation announcement and systems integration process.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.