August, 2022

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BOSS launch new Oxford Street store concept and experience

Retail Focus

Dalziel & Pow have partnered with HUGO BOSS to redefine and design their new BOSS store concept and experience, which has just launched on Oxford Street, London. The purpose of the new concept is to redefine and create the new BOSS store experience, one that inspires customers to find their style confidence and #BeYourOwnBOSS. This concept reflects the brand’s new creative direction, aimed at the millennial shopper, better telling the brand’s stories and inspiring more ways to connect and we

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How Workplace Design Can Help Attract Gen Z

All Work

Generation Z, the youngest working generation, is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. They are hyper-connected, digital natives, with access to a wealth of online knowledge on diverse working styles, office layouts, and workplace amenities. To attract Gen Z workers, Salma Siddiqi of AURA explores how and why companies must evolve to meet the needs of the growing workforce.

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Heart Made: new label weaves Thai design into Australian fashion

Inside Retail

Hailing from Bangkok, Khong Ngamthin is the founder and designer of fashion label Heart Made, which offers products that combine old-fashioned techniques and contemporary design. He was inspired by the ancient Thai art of hand weaving, which his ancestors spent thousands of years perfecting. His sustainable products are designed to speak to a younger generation, and are a tribute to the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

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zero10 + crosby studios open physical retail store with digital-only clothing

Design Boom

the virtual retail experience meets the physical world within the AR pop-up store in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood. The post zero10 + crosby studios open physical retail store with digital-only clothing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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LEGO brings back the retro console and 80’s video games

Design Wanted

With a mission of inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow through the power of play, LEGO reveals the new ‘LEGO Atari 2600’ set – a […]. The post LEGO brings back the retro console and 80’s video games appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Is it time for “a revolution” in packaging symbols?

Design Week

It’s abundantly clear we’re facing a crisis of communication when it comes to recycling. Current systems leave consumers in the dark, trying to decipher incomprehensible combinations of words, pictures and colours. People simply don’t know what they can recycle or how to dispose of packaging appropriately. In every county and region the rules change.

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History’s Greatest Obstacle to Climate Progress Has Finally Fallen

Robinson Meyer

Updated at 5:19 p.m. on August 7, 2022. Climate change was born as a modern political issue in the United States Senate. On a hot June day in 1988, a senior NASA scientist warned a Senate committee that global warming, which was previously mooted only as a hypothesis, was not only real but was already under way. “It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here,” James Hansen said.

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Winners revealed for 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Inside Retail

Denni Francisco’s brand Ngali with the Warmun Art Centre has won the Fashion Designer Award at the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) announced last night in Darwin. Francisco, supported by Australian fashion retailer Country Road, was one of six winners revealed in the awards, that recognise and celebrate innovation, diversity and ethical practices in First Nations people’s fashion and textiles.

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jacquemus’ shop-in-shop at selfridges by OMA/AMO is clad in soothing terracruda clay

Design Boom

the floor-to-ceiling terracruda clay design boasts curving display shelves populated by jacquemus' latest colorful creations. The post jacquemus’ shop-in-shop at selfridges by OMA/AMO is clad in soothing terracruda clay appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Unfolding a story influenced by Mediterranean roots

Design Wanted

Skillfully creating a universe to bring comfort into one’s home, Montreal-based Nadine Hajjar beautifully crafts ‘Coralis’ – an alluring collection of side tables inspired by corals […]. The post Unfolding a story influenced by Mediterranean roots 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

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Exploring the “critical role” of creativity in offsetting bad news

Design Week

Sometimes seeing the wrong Tweet brings my mood crashing down so hard that I don’t even get as far as posting the artwork I logged on to share. Entire days can be spent achieving the bare minimum in the aftermath of another skirmish with the news and it’s been getting worse. The climate crisis. War. More political deceit. Each time a world problem wipes me out, it takes me a little longer to.

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Romantic femininity, tone and texture are at the heart of steele. HOUSE flagship

Retail Focus

The steele. HOUSE flagship store is a physical manifestation of all that the fashion brand embodies. From the tactility of finishes that ignite the senses, to the saturation of natural light that makes for a dreamy retail atmosphere. The boutique is the first of its kind, bringing the primarily online retail company steele into the physical realm, with help from interior design firm The Stylesmiths.

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Congress Just Passed a Big Climate Bill. No, Not That One.

Robinson Meyer

Sign up for The Weekly Planet, Robinson Meyer’s newsletter about living through climate change, here. Updated at 12:25 p.m. ET on August 10, 2022 Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed into law one of the most significant investments in fighting climate change ever undertaken by the United States. The new act will boost efforts to manufacture more zero-carbon technology in America, establish a new federal office to organize clean-energy innovation, and direct billions of dollars toward disaster-r

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Christina Stephens: Meet adaptive fashion’s disruptive duo

Inside Retail

In just two years, the adaptive fashion brand Christina Stephens has grown retail revenue fourfold by tapping an underserved market for stylish clothes that meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. Jessie Sadler founded Christina Stephens in 2020 after her mother complained that she couldn’t find good fashionable clothing after experiencing a fall.

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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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FTC Sues Importer of LED Bulbs and COVID-19 PPE for “Made in USA” Violations

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC, through the Department of Justice, has entered a settlement with two companies and the joint corporate President for falsely claiming that the LED lighting products and personal protective equipment (PPE) they sold were “Assembled in the USA,” “Buy American Act Compliant,” “Manufactured in the USA” and “100% Made in the USA,” despite having been imported from China.

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How Will We View Today’s Transformation Of The Workplace In Twenty Years?

All Work

The workplace is undergoing a significant post-pandemic transformation, but how will we describe this transformation in the future? Whether office-first or remote-first, organizations are recognizing that if their workplace investment doesn’t serve the needs of its people, then it’s a waste of money. Ryan Anderson of MillerKnoll explores the transformation of the workplace and why the processes associated with planning and managing spaces need to be fundamentally redesign.

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Morag Myerscough looks to inspire sustainability engagement on Oxford Street

Design Week

Morag Myerscough has designed an aerial installation of 105 flags which spans the length of London’s Oxford Street to draw attention to The Clean Power campaign. The Clean Power campaign is an extension of the #TOGETHERBAND movement, which has run since 2015 and aims to find ways to humanise the United Nation’s 17 global sustainability goals.

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Superdry opens at ICON Outlet at the O2 as the destination continues to outperform

Retail Focus

Icon Outlet at The O2, the London outlet shopping destination, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the opening of Superdry, the premium apparel brand. The opening coincides with a record-breaking summer trading period across The O2’s Entertainment District and Icon Outlet. Superdry has opened its 3,541 sq ft anchor store on Icon Outlet’s upper level and forms part of the brand’s expansion in the outlet sector, with Icon Outlet marking the brand’s second outlet stor

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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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5 Must-Have Products to Advertise Your Business for 2022

RetailMinded

Advertising – one of the most talked about facts of business life. Whether your business is selling lemonade on the sidewalk outside your home or selling passenger aircraft to other countries, the need to advertise is unavoidable. It can be as simple as word of mouth, especially if you are in the neighbourhood lemonade business, but the bigger and more widespread your business, the more complex your advertising campaign will need to be to ensure the correct level of market penetration.

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Myer to close its Frankston store after Christmas

Inside Retail

Department store Myer has announced it will close its Frankston store in Victoria. . The retailer says it wants to divert resources to its rapidly growing online business and develop stores near the Frankston location, such as Southland, Chadstone, and Fountain Gate. “Today’s decision continues to deliver against our Customer First Plan where we will continue to make targeted improvements to our store network, reduce space and improve the overall offer for our loyal customers,” said John King, C

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Exhibitor Archive: Claude Hopkins, Bissell Carpet Sweepers, and the 1893 Chicago Exhibition 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

You may know Bissell for their quality vacuums or their pet friendly SpotBot cleaners. Or, better still, perhaps you know the company is famous for having America’s first woman CEO, Anna Bissell. But what interests me is how Bissell became the launching pad for modern American advertising. Claude Hopkins recounts the story of his working for Bissell in his autobiography, My Life in Advertising.

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House of Doolittle Celebrates 25 Years of ERP Software Bliss

Global Shop

When a manufacturing customer stays with the same ERP provider for 25 years, the relationship is undoubtedly working to the benefit of both organizations. Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for manufacturers, is proud to announce the 25 th anniversary of House of Doolittle ® as a loyal customer. Based in Arlington Heights IL, House of Doolittle makes calendars, planners, desk pads and other paper-based productivity products, for office, promotional, collegiate, and persona

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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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Aston University and partners design “unique and low cost” rugby wheelchair

Design Week

Aston University product design experts have designed a “unique and user-friendly” rugby wheelchair for children in South Africa, which aims to be affordable. The year-long project was funded by the British Council with the aim of connecting universities in different countries. Aston University senior lecturer in product, mechanical, and biomedical design and design engineering Dr Timothy.

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Primark launches vintage clothing concessions in Birmingham and Manchester

Retail Focus

Primark is partnering with the Vintage Wholesale Company, an independent vintage clothing business, to open two new concessions in its flagship Birmingham and Manchester stores, under the brand WornWell by the Vintage Wholesale Company. . The Vintage Wholesale Company supplies quality, used clothing in the UK and Europe and sources the best vintage treasures from around the world.

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Dive into the global pressing issue of river pollution

Design Wanted

Dedicated to the creation of handmade products with natural or recycled fibers, Madrid-based Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and Spanish company GAN Rugs utiize polyethylene terephthalate (PET) […]. The post Dive into the global pressing issue of river pollution appeared first on DesignWanted.

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City Chic posts solid sales growth, especially in the US

Inside Retail

Global plus size fashion retailer City Chic says it has accelerated growth across all regions, and reached an “exceptionally strong position” in the US market. For the 53 weeks to July 3, group sales rose 39 per cent to $369.2 million while tax-paid profit increased 4.7 per cent to $22.3 million. Comp sales rose 25.5 per cent. Organic growth in all channels drove US sales up 53.9 per cent to $162.4 million while Australian sales reached $161.8 million, up 11 per cent notwithstanding Covid-relate

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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5 Anxiety-Drivers Preventing You from Being More Creative 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

Most entrepreneurs understand that one big idea can make all the difference. A clear, compelling goal has the power to inspire your team and set you up as an industry leader. But you may be wondering, what’s stopping me from being more creative? . The problem is anxiety gets in the way of finding that one big idea. Anxiety can act as an emotional barrier that blocks our ability to be creative, to get stronger, and to be active instead of reactive.

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The Roadmap to Follow: A Reflection of Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2022 Women in Technology Leadership Forum

RetailMinded

A 2021 report revealed that the world’s five largest tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, only have a workforce of about 34% women. This statistic may come as a surprise, a disappointment, or even a hopeful promise depending on your perspective of tech, women leaders, and employment in general. But what can’t be perceived as one way or the other is that women in tech have come a long way over the last few decades.

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“It’s put us on the map”: why design studios are becoming B Corps

Design Week

“Becoming a certified B Corporation is by no means an easy process,” says Nice and Serious co-founder Tom Tapper. “You’ll need to invest a significant amount of time, so don’t expect it to happen overnight.” A few years after the London-based studio’s first application, it was certified in 2020 – joining 700 other UK-based B Corps.

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LEGO® Store in Leicester Square is now world’s biggest

Retail Focus

After four months of extensive refurbishment, the LEGO Group reopened the doors to the LEGO® Store in Leicester Square – now officially, the biggest LEGO store in the world. The newly expanded and completely refurbished store features impressive 3D builds inspired by ‘Stories of Britain’ which celebrate the country’s icons, heroes and history.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.