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new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc

Design Boom

maison dior has unveiled its newest swiss boutique in geneva, a landmark flagship designed by christian de portzamparc. The post new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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When creativity gets reduced to a commodity: What is the real cost of dupes?

Inside Retail

Knockoffs, fakes, replicas and imitations have long held a place in retail but dupes and their growing acceptability on TikTok have taken consumer behaviour to new heights. No product category appears to be safe with the existence of retailers dedicated to systematically ripping and profiting off popular designs, products and formulas. Sydney-based entrepreneur, Julia Sakr, founded the luxury dog-bed brand, Barney, one of the brands that was “duped” recently by multinational supermarket Aldi.

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Majority of Australian brands struggle with connecting customer data

Inside Retail

More than half of Australian brands say that connecting customer data across channels, sources and platforms remains their biggest challenge. According to a survey by Twilio, 51 per cent of brands admitted they struggle, while 46 per cent said they are having difficulty turning data into customer insights. Twilio’s research showed that 86 per cent of businesses claim they provide ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ customer engagement but only 54 per cent of consumers agree.

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2024 VM and Display Awards Celebrate Excellence in Retail

Retail Focus

On the 12th of March, the Leonardo Royal St Paul’s in London was the epicentre of celebration for the Retail Visual Merchandising and Display industry. The prestigious VM and Display Awards, now in its 29th year, continued its tradition of excellence, drawing a sell-out crowd eager to celebrate the industry’s finest achievements. As we edge closer to the landmark 30th anniversary next year, this event highlighted the innovation and creativity that have been the hallmark of visual merchandi

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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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The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage

Design Wanted

In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, there is an iconic car—a Cisitalia 202, born from Pininfarina‘s visionary design in 1947. […] The post The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Choosing a Distribution Model: Drop Shipping vs Traditional Inventory

Retail Bound

Welcome back, retail enthusiasts! One of the topics that consistently comes up in the retail world is the logistics of shipping. From the manufacturers to the distributors, to your retail store – there are many factors and unexpected costs to consider during the shipping process that can be often overlooked. There are many facets of shipping that every merchant will need to understand in order to be successful, but we start with one of the fundamentals: choosing a supply distribution model.

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ACCC welcomes commitment to tougher merger laws

Inside Retail

The government’s decision to strengthen merger laws to prevent anti-competitive transactions in the country has been welcomed by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). The new laws are set to come into force on January 1, 2026, subject to the passage of legislation through the Australian Parliament. This follows the ACCC’s previous request for a “fit-for-purpose” merger regime.

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SEPHORA is coming to Newcastle in the Autumn of 2024 with two new stores

Retail Focus

This Autumn, Sephora is continuing its northern expansion in full force with the opening of not one, but TWO new stores in Newcastle. With the recent announcement of Manchester opening earlier this year, Sephora has listened again to the overwhelming demand from their engaged community, making Newcastle the next North East location for Sephora UK. The city’s key retail destinations Eldon Square and the MetroCentre will be the new homes of Sephora UK, bringing in a massive influx of beauty obsess

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Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels

Design Wanted

Dedicated to enhancing workplace environments through innovative acoustic solutions, Abstracta has one mission—to boost productivity and foster a positive working environment. This year, the brand expands […] The post Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels appeared first on DesignWanted.

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A Guide on How to Approach Retail Stores to Sell Your Product

Retail Bound

Developing and launching a product that can help you gain profit is the first step that you have to overcome in starting or growing a wholesale business. However, the real challenge for entrepreneurs comes after the product launch— and that is sales and distribution to retail stores. However, the trick of the trade is that if you want a large profit margin, you also have to widen your reach.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with 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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Portré: My Scene Of The Day by TRIANGLE-STUDIO

Retail Design Blog

Portré’s Packaging: A Quirky Canvas for Your Beauty Story Hey there, packaging design lovers! In this Curator’s Insight, let’s peek.

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Motto Motto makes airport debut in 15th franchise deal

Inside Retail

Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen is coming to the Brisbane Domestic Airport through a franchise partnership with SSP Group. “Launching at Brisbane Domestic Airport represents a significant milestone for our brand,” said Motto Motto CEO Matt Fickling, about the 15th franchise agreement it has now inked in Australia. “Our mission is to become Australia’s favourite Japanese diner, and this extends to being a memorable part of our guest’s travel.” Aside from the brand

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Hospitality Suites and Corporate Entertainment at Sporting Venues

Retail Focus

In the world of business, forging strong connections and creating memorable experiences are paramount. Corporate hospitality suites at sporting venues offer a unique and dynamic platform for companies to elevate their entertainment game, fostering valuable relationships while indulging in the thrill and excitement of live sports. These exclusive spaces provide a luxurious and immersive setting, where business leaders, clients, and key stakeholders can come together to celebrate shared passions,

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Her work is an emphasis on research, exploration, and collaboration with artisans

Design Wanted

Alice Mandelli is not just a designer; she’s a dynamo of energy and passion with a deeply introspective and problem-solving mindset. In 2022, she embarked on […] The post Her work is an emphasis on research, exploration, and collaboration with artisans appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Gary Card redesigns London's LN-CC store with orange tunnel and LED-lit club

Dezeen

Designer Gary Card has given London's LN-CC boutique a redesign that includes a sci-fi-looking wooden tunnel and a room "shaped like the inside of a foot". Card , who designed the original interior of the east London store in 2011 , said the challenge for him was using the knowledge he has accumulated since then to create something new. The LN-CC store in east London has a red facade "The question for myself this time was – can I use everything I've learned over the last decade to reimagine one

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Washoku Itagaki Restaurant by Buttondesign

Retail Design Blog

This is a project to revitalize an old private house in Kita-Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo. The current owner’s desire to preserve.

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From sprinters to sneakers: How Puma aims to tap into ‘halo effect’ of Olympians

Inside Retail

German sportswear brand Puma is using this year’s Olympic Games and its partnership with sprint champions Jamaica to focus on speed as it jostles with Adidas and Nike to carve out space in an increasingly competitive running and lifestyle market. Puma CEO Arne Freundt aims to boost sales of “performance” products like running shoes and soccer cleats, and has revamped Puma’s “Forever Faster” message in its first brand campaign in a decade on Wednesday in Paris,

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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue: Factors to Consider

Retail Focus

Your wedding day is a moment frozen in time, a cherished memory that will forever be etched in your heart. It’s a celebration of love, unity, and the beginning of a new chapter in your life’s journey. As you embark on this exciting adventure, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is selecting the perfect venue – the canvas upon which your dream wedding will unfold.

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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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World-first plastic-free tub from Flora launches exclusively in Sainsbury’s in the UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Flora has launched the world’s first plastic-free paper tub in the UK for the first time. From 17th April, shoppers can buy their favourite Flora Plant products in plastic-free, recyclable tubs – exclusively in 386 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

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DZ Design unveils new looks for the outdoor night restaurant Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton, JBR

Design Middleeast

Amaseena by DZ Design. Copyright Alex jeffries. This modern outdoor dining venue by DZ Design merges traditional Arabic culture with contemporary design elements to create a family-oriented Bedouin-style restaurant with a timeless appeal. DZ Design , a Dubai-based interior design studio focusing on delivering luxury living experiences for the hospitality and residential sectors in the region, has just unveiled its latest F&B project – Amaseena restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton JBR.

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NICE Offices by Space & Solutions

Retail Design Blog

The NICE Systems project by Space & Solutions on the 11th floor of 88 Wood Street embraces openness, vibrancy, and.

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Nike embarks on a multi-year innovation cycle 

Inside Retail

Sportswear giant Nike is launching a multi-year innovation program by launching a new line-up of products. According to the company, the cycle will include digital capabilities and technology, aiming to provide “better, faster, more efficient solutions for athletes”, as well as offer more creative possibilities – including Nike’s first sculpted, visible Air Zoom unit in the new Pegasus Premium running shoe.

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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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Tips for Decluttering and Streamlining Your Home

Retail Focus

In today’s fast-paced world, our homes can easily become cluttered havens, weighing us down with the burdens of accumulated possessions. However, by embracing the art of decluttering and streamlining, you can transform your living space into a sanctuary of tranquility and effortless living. A decluttered home not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also cultivates a sense of mental clarity and emotional well-being.

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Brewery launches new pub snack to help open up about mental health

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research commissioned by Beavertown Brewery has revealed that over half (56%) of the UK have pretended to be ‘okay’ to avoid talking about their own mental health, as (60%) of us feel there is still a stigma around it in today’s society.

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Creative Silhouettes makes an impression in wall graphics project with Drytac Polar Grip

Drytac

The large-format print company used Drytac Polar Grip to create a striking set of exterior wall graphics for an existing client. Canadian large-format print company Creative Silhouettes recently used Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl to create an eye-catching set of exterior wall graphics for a local client. Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Creative Silhouettes specialises in wall decals and graphics, both printing and installing a wide range of attractive applications for clients

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Stan’s Grill Brand Identity

Retail Design Blog

Stan’s Grill is all about encapsulating the essence of “vibrant, modern, yet authentic.” Our mission was to craft a branding.

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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.

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Two reports reveal ways to drive discretionary spend in a cost-of-living crisis

Inside Retail

Cost-of-living has gone from crunch to crisis and with this new economic reality has come new consumer behaviours. Industry analysts have identified purchase trends that will have short-term and long-term consequences for manufacturers, brands and retailers alike. New data reveals that 53 per cent of Australians do not expect their purchasing power to improve in 2024 – and many expect to reduce their discretionary purchases of beauty products by 46 per cent, clothing by 50 per cent, electronics

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Effective Strategies for Organizing Your Home

Retail Focus

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our homes can easily become cluttered and chaotic sanctuaries, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. However, by embracing effective organizing strategies, you can transform your living space into a haven of tranquility and efficiency. A well-organized home not only enhances your physical surroundings but also contributes to your mental well-being, allowing you to navigate daily tasks with ease and clarity.

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Westfield London bolsters beauty and wellness offer with new signings, alongside growth across fashion, leisure and F&B

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) today announces a host of new signings at Westfield London, as the centre builds on its beauty and wellness, fashion, leisure, and F&B offer. Continued growth across key categories The centre’s beauty and wellness offer goes from strength to strength with the introduction of London’s leading private pharmacy

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Marazzi’s ceramic collections embrace the allure of handcrafted artistry

Design Wanted

Founded in 1935 in the heart of Sassuolo, the world capital of ceramics, Marazzi stands as a testament to the rich legacy and expertise of its […] The post Marazzi’s ceramic collections embrace the allure of handcrafted artistry appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib