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Plust: a new evolution of plastic rooted in years of experience

Design Wanted

“At the core of [the company], there is a family,” says Vittorio Moretti, the Sales and Marketing Director of Plust, which has since 2007 dedicated itself […] The post Plust: a new evolution of plastic rooted in years of experience appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Miniso Australia business collapses – again

Inside Retail

Miniso ‘s business in Australia collapsed into administration for the second time, with the Chinese variety retailer appointing Melissa Lau, Andrew Spring and Peter Moore from insolvency firm Jirsch Sutherland as administrators earlier this month. This is the second time the local master franchisee of the Chinese discount variety products retailer has entered administration, having previously undergone a restructuring in 2020.

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Tesco has wind in its sails as it announces programme of new green electricity projects

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Tesco has continued with its ambitious, industry-leading renewable electricity programme with the announcement it has signed a new deal to take 150GWh of power from Stranoch windfarm every year. The windfarm, being built by EDF Renewables UK, has started construction this week and is due to become operational in 2026 generating 102MW, with 20 turbines

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NIO house’s amsterdam flagship by MVRDV culminates in an airy blue pavilion

Design Boom

sited inside a renovated 19th-century building, the flagship forms a color gradient through each floor, starting with earthy tones at street level. The post NIO house’s amsterdam flagship by MVRDV culminates in an airy blue pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Emma – The Sleep Company becomes first D2C sleep brand to open physical store, launching in London’s Westfield

Retail Focus

Emma – The Sleep Company will this week open its first ever physical store in the UK at the nation’s largest shopping centre, as it underlines a significant investment to reach customers offline alongside its digital heritage- becoming the first D2C sleep brand to launch its own UK bricks-and-mortar store. Customers at the 3035 sqft Westfield White City store will have access to the exclusive Select Collection: a range of Emma products only available in Emma stores, as well as the brand’s

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ACCC allows talks among retailers, others over cash transit plight

Inside Retail

The ACCC has authorised – with conditions – that retailers, the Australian Banking Association (ABA), the Customer Owned Banking Association, banks and other industry participants can participate in talks over the distribution of cash in the country. The move came after Armaguard – a major supplier of cash-in-transit services – expressed its concerns about its operational future in the industry, given the declining use of cash.

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CUN design transforms 70s textile warehouse into clothing brand headquarters in beijing

Design Boom

CUN design incorporates two white architectural volumes to the rosemoo headquarters design, preserving the original brick architecture of the warehouse. The post CUN design transforms 70s textile warehouse into clothing brand headquarters in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Scurri acquires specialist conversational AI platform, HelloDone, to offer enhanced customer services within the delivery experience

Retail Focus

Delivery management platform, Scurri, today announced the acquisition of HelloDone, the UK-based, market-leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform which provides conversational AI solutions to retailers and brands. HelloDone’s industry-leading conversational AI solution answers post-purchase customer queries on digital messaging channels, including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

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Queensland retailers face strict new laws on display, sale of knives

Inside Retail

A new set of laws taking effect in Queensland this September will bring about several restrictions on the sale of knives and similar products. As the laws prohibit the sale of knives to minors under 18 years, retailers will have to perform age checks, provide instructions to their staff, display in-store signage, and restrict advertising of such products.

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RODA and NextSpace form partnership for outdoor luxury furniture

Design Middleeast

RODA, the distinguished purveyor of outdoor furniture renowned for its refined functionality and impeccable design, proudly announces its strategic alliance with NextSpace, a leading representative of luxury outdoor furniture brands specializing in the Middle East and Africa regions. Nextspace is now officially the representative agency for RODA in the GCC.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

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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Boosting BOPIS and BORIS security through video surveillance

Parcel Pending

Over the past few years, Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store (BOPIS) has emerged as a popular shopping method for consumers, offering a reliable, free, and often faster way for them to receive their online orders. BOPIS is a secure alternative to home delivery and is particularly advantageous for customers who trip-chain , whereby they combine errands or other activities into one outing rather than returning home between them.

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Ocode and Akeneo join forces to help brands implement the DPP (Digital Product Passport)

Retail Focus

Ocode, the French specialist in the identification of durable objects, recently announced a partnership with Akeneo , the Product Experience (PX) company and leading provider of Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, to integrate its Digital Product Passport (DPP) solution into the Akeneo App Store. “This partnership with Akeneo, a recognised leader in product information management, allows us to simplify compliance for their customers with our DPP solution that meets regulatory require

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Country Road Group investigates handling of sexual harassment complaints

Inside Retail

Country Road Group has launched an independent investigation into its handling of alleged sexual harassment and bullying of its staff, which the fashion retailer said it has zero tolerance for. “The Country Road Group takes any complaint of harassment, including sexual harassment, very seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy for matters of this nature,” said a Country Road Group spokesperson. “Having received feedback from some team members regarding the handling of their com

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LUTRON: At the Forefront of Lighting Innovation

Design Middleeast

Hanine Chayeb, Regional Sales Manager at Lutron Electronics, UAE & Saudi Arabia, talks about her goals and priorities, new offerings, the evolution of lighting controls, and emerging trends in the industry. What are your main priorities and goals in your role? My main aims and goals in this role are focussed on the residential luxury market in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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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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What Are the Advantages of Laminate Furniture?

FC Dadson

Laminates are man-made building products that are formed by fusing together multiple components to make a composite material that can be used as an alternative to wood. For example, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a type of laminate that is formed by pressing layers of wood fiber together with resin.

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Søstrene Grene opens debut Hampshire store at Festival Place

Retail Focus

Sovereign Centros from CBRE has announced that Søstrene Grene, the popular homeware brand, has opened at Festival Place, Basingstoke. The Danish retailer has launched its debut Hampshire store at the top 25 UK retail and leisure destination, emphasising Festival Place’s continued appeal as a home for rapidly expanding, increasingly popular brands. The 14,546 sq ft Festival Place store incorporates the brand’s distinct Scandi aesthetic and unique in-store experience, with the opening marking the

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Why faux websites are costing Aussie e-commerce businesses more than money

Inside Retail

The rise of online shopping scams presents significant reputational risks for e-commerce businesses of all sizes if they don’t take proactive measures to help protect consumers. Last year, Aussie online shoppers lost more money than ever to scams, including various ‘trojan horse’ methods that imitate e-commerce retailers. The most lucrative months for scammers last year were May and June, although the number of reports to Scamnwatch wasn’t significantly higher than the rest of the year.

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Heriot-Watt: Embracing Heritage in Designing Spaces

Design Middleeast

Vrushali Mhatre, Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai, addresses the enduring appeal of traditional architectural design. In this constantly changing world, there is an increasing appreciation for the timeless charm of traditional architectural design. Architects are embracing cultural diversity and redefining the importance of seamlessly blending historical elements with modern necessities.

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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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Navigating the Dynamic Landscape of British Food Retail: Trends and Success Factors

Barber Design

In the ever-evolving landscape of British food retail, the current economic climate casts a complex shadow. Economic uncertainties, changing consumer behaviours, and technological advancements are reshaping the industry. As we delve into the trends and success factors of prominent players like Marks and Spencer (M&S) Food, Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and Asda, it becomes evident that a blend of strategic adaptation and consumer-centric approaches is key to staying ahead in thi

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Retail Reimagined: The Rise of Experiential Shopping

Retail Focus

Retail is changing, and experiential shopping is at the heart of this transformation. Unlike traditional shopping, which focuses on buying products, experiential shopping is all about creating memorable, engaging experiences for customers. It uses the latest technologies, interactive settings, and personalised services to make shopping more exciting and enjoyable.

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The Memo opens two Melbourne boutiques

Inside Retail

The Memo will launch two locations in Melbourne to expand its footprint in the premium baby retail market. The company will open the doors to its Fitzroy location on May 31, while the second store, which is also the largest, will be unveiled on June 22 at Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong. The stores will offer products from Leander, Baby Bjorn, Bugaboo, and Stokke, as well as exclusive items from Portier, Redsbaby, and Brillo.

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VOX Furniture reaffirms its commitment to great design and showcases innovation at an exclusive event

Design Middleeast

VOX Furniture UAE , a franchisee of VOX Capital Group, hosted an exclusive conference on May 23, 2024, in their showrooms at Dubai Festival Plaza Mall, located in Wasl Gate, Jebel Ali. The summit aimed to share experienced worldwide knowledge with local markets. Some of the UAE’s most well-known interior designers and architects were in attendance.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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AI and Robotics Ventures Offices by YAAF DESIGN

Retail Design Blog

YAAF DESIGN created a comfortable, collaborative office space for AI and Robotics Ventures in Bangkok emphasizing productivity, well-being, employee satisfaction,

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The Psychology of Spending: How Neteller Impacts Consumer Behaviour in Retail and Gambling

Retail Focus

In the modern era of digital transactions, payment methods significantly influence consumer behaviour, especially in the realms of retail and gambling. Neteller, a popular e-wallet service, has become a prominent player in this landscape. This article delves into the psychology of spending, examining how Neteller impacts consumer behaviour, particularly focusing on Neteller casinos in the UK.

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How Mastani’s creative director Kudrat Makkar advocated for inclusivity at AFW

Inside Retail

Mastani has been part of the Australian fashion landscape for six years but its Australian Fashion Week (AFW) runway debut cemented the brand as a force for change. The Mastani runway was a celebration of craftsmanship and inclusivity, with hand-loomed, silk and hand-marble-printed looks and models of diverse ages, sizes and ethnicities. The founder and creative director of Mastani, Kudrat Makkar, centres her designs around her Indian heritage and hopes to bring her customers into the world of

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Sustainability Innovation Awards 2024: Nominations Open

Design Middleeast

Nominations are now open for the Sustainability Innovation Awards 2024, the event is taking place on August 30 in Dubai The Middle East faces both challenges and opportunities in its pursuit of sustainability. As major producers of oil and gas, GCC countries have historically relied on fossil fuels for economic growth, posing environmental concerns such as air pollution and carbon emissions.

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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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What are laminates and how do we use them?

FC Dadson

Learn about laminates, their advantages, and how FC Dadson custom-builds laminate furniture for commercial spaces. Find out more in this informative blog post.

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Dover Street Market

Retail Design Blog

Although Paris was initially considered too bourgeois as a location for Rei Kawakubo‘s brilliantly forward Dover Street Market store concept,

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Australian retail sales slightly up in April

Inside Retail

Australian retail sales increased by a mere 1.3 per cent to $35.7 billion in April, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data. On a month-on-month basis, sales rose by just 0.1 per cent in April after falling 0.4 per cent in March. The highest year-on-year growth was in the ‘other retailing’ category, which includes cosmetics, sports and recreational goods, up by 4.7 per cent.

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Zaha Hadid Architects' Landmark Development Reaches Roof Level in Hong Kong

Arch Daily

Discover Zaha Hadid Architect’s visionary Hong Kong High Speed Rail Terminus connecting neighborhoods with public gardens and civic spaces.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.