July, 2023

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Traditional Retail Signage vs. Digital Signage

Creative Displays Now

The world of visual marketing is always changing. Still, one thing remains constant — signage drives foot traffic, encourages impulse purchases and increases brand awareness. The fast-paced world of digital signage has much to offer in a retail environment. However, there is still a significant need for traditional in-store signage. In some cases, traditional signage may be more important than digital, and it’s vital that your business knows which is which.

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damien hirst enlivens tiffany & co. ginza flagship by kengo kuma with ‘blossoming’ facade art

Design Boom

the renovated boutique reveals a blue backdrop at street level that starts 'blooming' and spreading upward -- morphing into an enchanting floral palette. The post damien hirst enlivens tiffany & co. ginza flagship by kengo kuma with ‘blossoming’ facade art appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Plantea Estudio designs intentionally unfinished Veja store "to look like we didn't do anything"

Dezeen

Raw finishes and brutalist interventions feature in footwear brand Veja 's first dedicated shop in Madrid , complete with an in-house shoe repair workshop and interiors designed by local firm Plantea Estudio. The retail space is housed in a building in the centre of Madrid, which has functioned as a shop, a restaurant and a bank office since its construction around the turn of the 20th century.

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Why retailers must consider accepting crypto payment options for the future

Inside Retail

In recent years, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a transformative force in the world of finance. These digital currencies – such as Bitcoin and Ether – are decentralised and offer secure, efficient, and borderless transactions. As their popularity continues to surge, it is crucial for retailers to consider embracing crypto acceptance as a payment option.

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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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Tatcha’s Immersive Forest Experience in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

Discover the healing power of the Japanese forests at Tatcha’s Forest Awakening Pop-Up, developed in harmony with exclusive retail partner Space NK to celebrate the launch of Tatcha’s NEW Forest Awakening Body Collection. Bringing the benefits of healing hinoki to London Step into the Tatcha Forest Awakening Pop-Up, developed in harmony with Space NK.

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WilderBee Hot Honey lands luxury listing

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The WilderKitchen – trailblazers of Hot Honey in the UK are set to bring the sweet heat of WilderBee Hot Honey to the shelves of Harrods, London’s leading luxury department store, this July. Born from humble beginnings on a London street food truck, the cult condiment is now ready to take on the elite palates […] If you want more inform

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saint of athens devises boutique store in mykonos as a white marble quarry

Design Boom

Have you ever been in a marble quarry? In Mykonos, the Greek heritage brand Nikos Athina, house of the Sculpture, has designed its flagship store with classical art in mind, creating a quarry-like boutique made of sculpted blocks of Dionysus marble – the same kind used to build the Parthenon. The post saint of athens devises boutique store in mykonos as a white marble quarry appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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NAIC 2023: Unforgettable Pokémon Moments 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

The 2023 North America International Championships (NAIC) for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) were a pivotal moment in the competitive scene. This high-stakes event, which unfolded in Columbus, Ohio, attracted top TCG, VG, GO, and Unite players from across the globe, all vying for the championship title. This climactic championship marked the finale of the year’s North American international circuit, setting the stage for the subsequent 2023 Pokémon World Championships in Yokohama, Jap

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Uniqlo underpaid staff, remediation underway

Inside Retail

Uniqlo Australia says an internal audit has uncovered underpayments of staff stretching back seven years with the fashion retailer now contacting impacted workers to organise redress. An email from the brand to a former employee, shared with Inside Retail , shows Uniqlo identified “a number of errors” in the calculation of wages and superannuation payments between July 1, 2015 and June 30 last year.

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Gramicci opens first global store in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury Capital has announced that Gramicci, the outdoor and lifestyle clothing brand that specialises in hard-wearing apparel, has opened in Covent Garden, marking its global debut retail space. The 1,400 sq ft store, located at 3 Earlham Street, showcases the brand’s range of functional men’s, women’s and kidswear clothing, as well as its range of exclusive brand collaborations.

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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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Polo Ralph Lauren’s immersive retail experience transports customers to Centre Court for Wimbledon collection eyewear

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The world’s most famous Grand Slam tennis tournament steeped in history and prestige kicked off yesterday, and Wimbledon will be beamed to tennis fans around the world. In celebration of this significant event, Polo Ralph Lauren eyewear – part of EssilorLuxottica brands portfolio – unveils the new Polo Ralph Lauren X Wimbledon collection of s

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Acoustic products – 5 sustainable designs ideal for your workspace

Design Wanted

From Fika by AllSfär to Fuji by Woven Image, Fost Large by De Vorm, Parthos by Narbutas and Art Prints by Abstracta and Wall of Art […] The post Acoustic products – 5 sustainable designs ideal for your workspace appeared first on DesignWanted.

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high-tech elements and ‘texturized minimalism’ shape all-green optical boutique in barcelona

Design Boom

a central piece of furniture takes the spotlight with its bright, rounded, and imposing presence within the soft green interior. The post high-tech elements and ‘texturized minimalism’ shape all-green optical boutique in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Power of Brand Storytelling in Visual Merchandising

Creative Displays Now

Selling a product or products requires creating a cohesive marketing strategy. Some of the most crucial parts of this strategy include visual merchandising and crafting a compelling brand experience as part of your overall marketing technique. How you choose to advertise your product reflects your brand’s values and identity. This is where visual storytelling comes in.

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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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New app helps grocers, consumers reduce food waste

Inside Retail

Australian app Gander has launched with the aim of combating food wastage among retailers – and saving money for grocery shoppers. Gander, describing itself as an Australian first, connects shoppers with reduced-price foods nearing their expiration dates, offering discounts and reducing food waste in supermarkets and grocery stores. Gander has teamed with Spano’s IGA and County Grocers to offer this sustainable solution in stores in Queensland and Victoria, making the chains the country

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Swarovski launches new concept store at Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced that Swarovski, the luxury crystal jewellery brand, has opened at Liverpool ONE , in a move that marks the return of a standalone Swarovski store to the city. The 2,000 sq ft space on Peter’s Lane follows the globally renowned brand’s new ‘WonderLUX’ store concept, showcasing an immersive luxury retail experience. Decorated with a blend of metallic finishes, fluted glass, chrome and silk accents throughout, the new Swarovski store is a tribute to the light-filled beauty o

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Fun in the sun for Barbie as Soltan announces partnership with Warner Bros

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! This Summer, Boots’ suncare brand Soltan will be partnering with Warner Bros and its upcoming film Barbie, to encourage families to stay sun-safe this summer. For nearly 64 years, Barbie has been synonymous with sun, scenery and convertibles – and she can often be seen with her sun cream to hand, making Barbie the perfect […] If you want more

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Casa Roja aims at supporting women living in rural areas around the world

Design Wanted

Recently, we participated as jury members in the ‘Design for a Better Future’ contest organized by Quantumleap, with the aim of evaluating the best submitted projects. […] The post Casa Roja aims at supporting women living in rural areas around the world appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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street fashion brand invites shoppers into a vibrant car wash-inspired pop-up in korea

Design Boom

transparent vinyl curtains envelop the facade, inviting shoppers to step inside a space reminiscent of a small auto repair shop or car wash. The post street fashion brand invites shoppers into a vibrant car wash-inspired pop-up in korea appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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How to Give B2B Trade Show Attendees What They Truly Want 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

Trade shows are the workhorses of a marketing campaign in that they are both utilitarian and eye-catching, effective, reliable, and entertaining. That’s why, according to the new 2020 Future Trends in Meetings & Events Report , the events industry is growing eight percent annually. That’s true for attendance, as well. A recent report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) found that the vast majority of business-to-business (B2B) exhibition attendees plan to maintain or incr

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Kmart to close Adelaide store, cull 100 jobs

Inside Retail

Department store Kmart Australia is set to close its Port Adelaide store in the coming months, resulting in 100 job losses. The closure decision followed what the retailer described as “a regular review” of its store network and the company believes there are other stores close enough to support all of its Adelaide customers. A Kmart spokesperson told Inside Retail that affected employees would be redirected to opportunities within the “wider Wesfarmers business” when the store close

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Designing for Collaboration: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Coworking Space Layout and Design

All Work

With more and more professionals joining the coworking community, it’s important to have a space that is well-designed and fosters effective collaboration. When designing the layout, make sure there are enough designated areas for group work and brainstorming sessions; collaboration should be encouraged, so the right spaces should be provided for it.

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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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Luxury apparel brand Dsquared2 launches online flagship store to drive global D2C success

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Luxury apparel brand Dsquared2 has partnered with leading full-service digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce to launch a transformative new online flagship store to drive global direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales.

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FIT Sport Design Awards: cutting-edge sports equipment and apparel

Design Wanted

The FIT Sport Design Awards is back for its second annual competition, seeking to acknowledge outstanding and sustainable sports products and solutions. The event celebrates the […] The post FIT Sport Design Awards: cutting-edge sports equipment and apparel appeared first on DesignWanted.

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curiosity sculpts a blue labyrinth of onyx slabs within m-i-d’s concept store in kobe

Design Boom

vertical slabs of different heights spread throughout the concept store, creating a playfully arbitrary layout. The post curiosity sculpts a blue labyrinth of onyx slabs within m-i-d’s concept store in kobe appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Snøhetta creates Holzweiler store informed by Norwegian coastline

Dezeen

Architecture studio Snøhetta has completed a shop for fashion and lifestyle brand Holzweiler in Chengdu , China, informed by its Norwegian heritage. Located in Taikoo Li mall in central Chengdu, the 130-square-metre store is Norwegian brand Holzweiler 's first outpost outside of Scandinavia. The exterior of the store is covered with LED screen "The store features recurring themes of currents, reflections and contrasts inspired by landscapes and coastal movements, a bespoke concept of the forces

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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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Bondi Sands sold to Kao Corporation for $450 million

Inside Retail

Self-tanner and skincare brand Bondi Sands has been sold to Japanese chemical and cosmetics giant Kao Corporation in a $450 million deal. Kao, established in 1887, owns popular skincare and haircare brands such as Biore, Jergens, Oribe, and KMS. Shaun Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Bondi Sands, will remain with the company under new owner, and Blair James will continue as creative director.

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How to Manage Seasonal Sales and Promotions Across Multiple Locations

Compliantia

Making the most of sales and promo periods can earn your store a ton of revenue. In fact, for brick and mortar retailers, promotions generally account for anywhere from 10% to 45% of total revenue. Understanding how to manage seasonal sales and promotions is key to running a successful store. But it also requires having an excellent understanding of your historical sales data, current trends, and your inventory or you risk over or understocking—and therefore missing out on revenue instead.

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9 of the Most Effective Types of Retail Displays

Creative Displays Now

Retail displays are among the best ways to organize and present your business’s products to shoppers in stores. These displays help brands differentiate themselves from the competition and share important messaging. However, some displays are more effective in driving sales and inspiring customer loyalty than others. Let’s explore the most effective types of retail displays and their key benefits for brands looking to elevate their in-person sales and uplift their business. 1.

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Strix: a one-of-a-kind emergency flashlight that doubles up as a desk lamp

Design Wanted

Brilliantly providing a means for building occupants to evacuate safely, Korea-based Hanyoung Lee designs Strix – an innovative desk lamp that seamlessly transforms into an emergency […] The post Strix: a one-of-a-kind emergency flashlight that doubles up as a desk lamp appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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.