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in osaka, LOEWE recrafts used and worn-out leather goods to make them new again

Design Boom

LOEWE ReCraft in osaka is the fashion label’s first store to specialize in repairing and maintaining its leather items with the help of local craftsmen. The post in osaka, LOEWE recrafts used and worn-out leather goods to make them new again appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Michael Hill’s sales slip, Bevilles acquisition complete

Inside Retail

Jewellery retailer Michael Hill International says trading has been “challenging” as consumer sentiment has softened due to prevailing economic conditions. For the 20 weeks to May 21, sales fell 3.5 per cent overall with the Australian business recording a double-digit decline in the first four months of the second half. Meanwhile, significant weather events and a recent “resurgence” in security incidents and related costs impacted New Zealand sales.

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Odd Muse returns to The Yards, Covent Garden

Retail Focus

Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury Capital and the Mercers’ Company, has announced that Odd Muse, the independent ‘investment fashion’ label, has returned to The Yards , Covent Garden for its second pop-up, following its highly successful debut bricks-and-mortar experience at the destination last month. Located at 4 Slingsby Place and running until mid-July, Odd Muse’s 3,000 sq ft space showcases several of the brand’s womenswear lines such as the sleeveless styles

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Vicinity Centres sells half share in Broadmeadows Central

Inside Retail

Vicinity Centres has sold a 50 per cent stake in Broadmeadows Central shopping centre to Melbourne-based Nikos Property Group for $134.5 million. The shopping centre is located 19 km north-west of Melbourne CBD and is anchored by Kmart and has three supermarkets – Aldi, Coles and Woolworths – along with Hoyts Cinemas and more than 115 specialty stores.

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Design for simulation: how to project your future self?

Design Wanted

Recently, I’ve become passionate about the concept of Design for Longevity (D4L). D4L goes beyond discussing only design for financial planning or retirement. In fact, D4L […] The post Design for simulation: how to project your future self? appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Rebecca Vallance designs PJs, amenity kits for Qantas 

Inside Retail

Rebecca Vallance has partnered with Qantas Airways to create a limited-edition collection of business-class pyjamas and amenity kits. The lines – to celebrate the resumption of Qantas’ flights to New York post-Covid – feature the upgraded New York Route’s flight numbers QF3 and QF4 as well as a monogram of the Qantas ‘Roo and Rebecca Vallance’s logo.

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Once a famous radio host, Maddy Barber now tells stories through jewellery

Inside Retail

Back in April, Madly Gems, a Singapore-based bespoke jewellery brand, celebrated the first anniversary of its Ann Siang Road flagship store. Hosted by founder Maddy Barber, the party gathered around 130 of the brand’s top clients to celebrate the milestone. Since its inception in 2014, the brand differentiated itself from the diamond-centric fine jewellery industry with its focus on coloured gemstones and bespoke pieces that are handcrafted in 18-karat gold.

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The Drop Store – your market for a world in water crisis has arrived

Design Wanted

Welcoming you to a new shopping experience – Netherlands-based agency Publicis Groupe launches The Drop Store during the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York featuring […] The post The Drop Store – your market for a world in water crisis has arrived appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Coach launches new air travel-themed boutique – on a plane

Inside Retail

American luxury fashion brand Coach has launched Coach Airways, a new store with an air travel motif at Freeport A’Famosa Outlet in Malacca, Malaysia. The store, which is housed within a retired Boeing 747 – aims to transport customers back in time to the allure of 1950s aviation through its design, which incorporates Coach’s vintage iconography, aeroplane seats and a cockpit.

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Pharmacies dispense prescriptions faster than McDonalds, Gophr data shows

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Data crunched by online pharmacy delivery partner Gophr, paints a concerning picture for the pharmacy sector in England. Gophr’s ‘Prescription For Pressure’ initiative, reveals a challenging time for the industry and is supported by separate analysis by the BBC showing that the number of pharmacies in England is at its lowest since 2010.

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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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200 stores are just the beginning: Amazon VP talks checkout-free tech

Inside Retail

Six-and-a-half years after Amazon opened the first employee-only Amazon Go store in Seattle, the company has brought its Just Walk Out technology to the Southern Hemisphere. Over the past year, the retail giant has been working with the AFL and Delaware North, a global hospitality company, to install two checkout-free venues at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

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Robots roll-out in Wakefield as Starship Technologies and Co-op expand grocery delivery service in Yorkshire

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Robots are heading to Wakefield from today as a partnership between Starship Technologies, Co-op and Wakefield Council brings the benefits of autonomous grocery deliveries to local residents. The service will initially be available to 13,000 residents across 6,500+ households, with orders made through the Starship food delivery app, which is available fo

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Tapping into Temu: Why American Gen Zs love the Chinese app

Inside Retail

Chinese marketplace Temu (pronounced tee-moo) has quickly become a formidable player in the e-commerce scene, making waves with high-profile ad debut during the Super Bowl, capturing the attention of 113 million American sports fans. The company’s reportedly $14 million ad investment paid off, as downloads surged by 45 per cent and daily active users increased by 20 per cent on the day of the Super Bowl, and Temu surpassed Amazon and Walmart as the most downloaded app with sustained growth after

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Lidl joins Scotland Loves Local Gift Card community initiative

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lidl has announced it is joining the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card scheme this month, meaning Scots can now look forward to even more choice when using their gift cards. From Kirkwall to Kelso, Lidl’s 111 Scottish stores are now accepting the regional Scotland Loves Local Gift Card.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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The rise of second-hand retail

Barber Design

Vinted, Debop and Facebook Marketplace are all places you can list things for sale, for free. Ebay still has it’s listing fees, and depending on what you’re selling, it may be the place to go but it feels as though whether online or offline, second-hand seems like an ever-improving option. An independent bookshop nearby to where I live has new books on the Ground Floor and Second-hand upstairs for example.

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Top Reasons People Leave Negative Restaurant Reviews (and How to Fix Them)

Compliantia

Online reviews make a huge difference in where people choose to eat these days. 90% of diners research restaurants online before choosing a place to eat. 33% won’t eat at any place that has fewer than four stars. Ultimately, this means that negative reviews have a significant impact on a restaurant. In addition to reducing your foot traffic and immediate profitability, they can also: Reduce your visibility online.

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Aston Manor Cider announces return of advertising campaign, Straight Outta Crumpton

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Aston Manor Cider has announced the return of its highly successful advertising campaign, Straight Outta Crumpton, to screens this summer. The advert is a play on N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ hit and instantly injects both personality and fun into the cider category.

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Lunar wheel: a trolley tire that significantly reduces pavement vibrations

Design Wanted

On the occasion of the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, Crash Baggage unveiled the outcome of two years of research: the Lunar wheel, the first-ever trolley tire […] The post Lunar wheel: a trolley tire that significantly reduces pavement vibrations appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Look Good Feel Better teams up with The Perfume Shop to raise funds for people living with cancer

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In an exclusive arrangement, cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better is joining forces with The Perfume Shop to sell specially designed bracelets in its UK stores to raise funds for the charity. The bracelets, available in three colourful floral designs, are made out of fabric and can be adjusted to fit any wrist size. […] If you want more inf

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Fenwick, London

Retail Store Windows

We heard recently that this store along the fabulous Bond street was closing soon. Booooo. How unfortunate when it all looks so good right now. We don't know the timeline but hopefully there will be a few more schemes to come before they go. The current one, celebrating individuality is a corker. Check out our fantastic sponsors below for incredible Visual Merchandising solutions or click on the banners on the side of the main page at www.retailstorewindows.

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imageHOLDERS launches Core range, making ?digital transformation easier for every organisation

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! British specialist, imageHOLDERS has helped some of the world’s biggest brands streamline and transform their businesses through bespoke digital kiosk implementation. Now it’s making that expertise and insight accessible to every organisation in a new Core product range.

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Retailers: What Anticounterfeiting and Antipiracy Strategies Work for You? The PTO Wants to Know

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Counterfeit goods continue to become increasingly ubiquitous, presenting a host of issues for both retailers and consumers. In addition to a variety of legal consequences and the sometimes massive effect on companies’ bottom lines, counterfeit and pirated goods are often accompanied by risks to public health and safety and even national security. The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has decided to begin a dialogue regarding anticounterfeiting and antipiracy strategies that have already “prov

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Get MACH Ready with Orium, Commercetools, and Contentstack

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Food for good: Sainsbury’s announces new initiative to tackle food poverty

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sainsbury’s will donate 50p from every product sold in its Inspired to Cook range between now and 11th July to Comic Relief as part of the retailer’s Nourish the Nation initiative to help tackle food poverty.

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The Art of Design is in the Details

Bish

The Art of design is in the details, and in those details, awards are won! These awards represent our dedication to creating designs that are not only visually stunning but also effective in achieving our clients' goals. The post The Art of Design is in the Details appeared first on Bish Creative.

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Cathedral City launches first flavoured plant-based soft cheese

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cathedral City, the UK’s favourite cheese brand from Saputo Dairy UK, has expanded its ‘Our Plant Based’ range by releasing a Spring Onion and Cracked Black Pepper Alternative to Soft Cheese. Cathedral City has once again brought its knowledge and expertise to the plant-based market with a brand-new spreadable format.

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The Art of Design is in the Details

Bish

The Art of design is in the details, and in those details, awards are won! These awards represent our dedication to creating designs that are not only visually stunning but also effective in achieving our clients' goals. The post The Art of Design is in the Details appeared first on Bish Creative.

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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

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New wagamama restaurant set to arrive at Merry Hill

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sovereign Centros has announced that much-loved restaurant chain, wagamama, is set to arrive this year at Merry Hill. Serving its iconic menu of pan-Asian-inspired favourites, the restaurant will take a 4,000 sq ft space on the destination’s Upper Mall close to the upcoming Hollywood Bowl, adding to Merry Hill’s culinary line-up. wagamama Merry Hill will

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How to build a bricks-and-mortar store that attracts and retains customers

Inside Retail

It’s challenging for bricks-and-mortar retailers to stand out from the crowd. The key to driving customers in-store (and getting them to keep coming back) is differentiation. Using a differentiation strategy allows retailers to create a unique in-store shopping experience – that can’t be replicated online, and will set you apart from the competition.

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Olio announces partnership with Whole Foods Market to tackle food waste in London

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Olio, the local sharing app, is launching a partnership with Whole Foods Market, supporting the natural and organic food retailer with food waste prevention at its stores in London. Olio has been brought in after a successful six-week pilot scheme at its Kensington store.

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India set to revamp its retail landscape with policy overhaul

Inside Retail

The Indian government is in the final stages of a comprehensive policy overhaul to revamp its retail trade, bringing fresh hope to the industry. The long-awaited nationwide retail policy aims to facilitate smoother business operations by providing easier access to finance and infrastructure. A top government authority has stated that once the policy rollout is complete, it will establish a globally competitive and sustainable ecosystem in which the retail trade can flourish.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential With AI

Discover how retailers are transforming data into actionable insights for growth. By leveraging data and analytics to their potential, retailers can enhance decision-making, improve customer experiences, and streamline operations to stay ahead of the competition. From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential With AI, authored by Orium, commercetools, and Google Cloud, demonstrates how businesses can unify and activate data across the tech stack to achieve retail excellence and create growt