December, 2023

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The Art and Business of Christmas Windows in Retail

Retail Focus

Ghalia BOUSTANI. Senior Retail Consultant at Univers Retail | Published author | Visiting lecturer. I. Introduction Significance of Store Windows in Retail Retail displays evolved from the simplicity of handwritten signs strategically positioned both inside and outside stores during the 1800s. The importance of using creative and communicative signage was quickly grasped by shopkeepers to capture the attention of potential customers.

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Inbox to doorstep: Three strategies to elevate your post-purchase experience

Inside Retail

Relevant, helpful communication with customers post-purchase can turn brand followers into raving fans. Effective communication in this stage of the customer journey can be a key tactic in building long-term customer loyalty which in turn contributes to sustained revenue growth and an increased Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). From the moment a purchase is confirmed to when it arrives at the customer’s doorstep, Klaviyo ’s intelligent marketing automation tools track progress and inform cust

Strategy 290
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stainless steel tubes curve and flow across the mikage shin aoyama store in tokyo

Design Boom

'the curves respond to human presence, the flow of air, and the weight of clothing,' shares project architect hayao odagiri. The post stainless steel tubes curve and flow across the mikage shin aoyama store in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The impact of relationship-based design in healthcare

Design Middleeast

Today’s healthcare institutions have serious issues in attracting and maintaining patients and personnel, especially as burnout rates rise. Many suppliers are resorting to hospitality models to stay competitive and improve customer experiences. But what exactly does hospitality imply? Is it simply adding coffee stations, breakrooms, and lobby greeters?

Design 115
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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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Scurri partners with Asendia UK to offer 100% carbon neutral international shipping through offsetting, and expand cross-border sustainable delivery options

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Scurri, the next-generation delivery management platform, today announces its strategic partnership with Asendia, the world’s leading ecommerce logistics provider, to offer carbon neutral cross-border delivery (through offsetting) to the brands and retailers on its platform.

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Pierre Yovanovitch opens design gallery in New York City penthouse

Dezeen

French designer Pierre Yovanovitch has opened his first US showroom and gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood, displaying over 80 pieces from his own furniture brand. Recognisable designs including the iconic Bear Chair fill the 10,000 square feet (930 square metres) of gallery and office space on the penthouse level of 555 West 25th Street. Pierre Yovanovitch chose a penthouse in a pre-war building for his New York gallery This business expansion offers a permanent base for Yovanovitch a

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ARA predicts $9 billion spendathon over the last week before Christmas

Inside Retail

Shoppers in Australia will spend an additional $9 billion during the final week before Christmas, according to the re-forecast by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), in conjunction with Roy Morgan. This will bring spending for the November-December 24 trading period up to $67.4 billion, an increase of 1 per cent from last year. Across the pre-Christmas period, food spending is expected to reach $27 billion, up 3.2 per cent from last year.

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WGNB’s beauty retail store in seoul takes cues from an imaginary, pristine island landscape

Design Boom

the contour lines of the island are reimagined as various elevated levels, forming platforms, seating areas, and tables within the space. The post WGNB’s beauty retail store in seoul takes cues from an imaginary, pristine island landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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North 51 Consulting completes Manish Malhotra’s showroom at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue

Design Middleeast

North 51 Consulting, leading project management firm in the UAE announces the completion of its most recent project, a 4,682sqft. flagship store for iconic fashion designer Manish Malhotra at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. This transformational project demonstrates the designer’s global expansion goals while also demonstrating his dedication to craftsmanship and creativity.

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Post-Black Friday blues: we hate to say we told you so

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! By David Moore, client services manager, Roq, the quality engineering consultancy So, Black Friday (or moreover, month, as it tends to be these days) and Cyber Monday has been and gone, leaving many of us penniless and online retailers scratching their heads as to why their plans went awry.

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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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Neri&Hu highlights simplicity and functionality at Shanghai art gallery

Dezeen

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has designed a contemporary art gallery for Ota Fine Arts in Shanghai with a focus on the "sublime beauty of the banal". The gallery sits on the ground floor of a mixed-use tower at Rockbund, a development amidst the historical Bund in Shanghai along the Huangpu River, where a series of restored colonial art deco buildings are located.

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American Dream celebrates best year ever, including USA’s largest year-on-year footfall increase

Retail Focus

In a landmark year for one of America’s largest dining, entertainment and retail destinations, American Dream (developed and owned by Triple Five Group) has successfully opened more than 170,000 sq. ft. of new tenants and is now 89% leased. According to statistics from leading intelligence provider, Placer.ai, American Dream has also seen the largest year-on-year increase in footfall of all retail destinations in the USA.

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Seed Heritage’s reopened Canberra Centre store is now brand’s largest yet

Inside Retail

Seed Heritage has launched its largest store with the reopening of an expanded site at Canberra Centre. The 900sqm store showcases the clothing company’s full offerings across the woman, man, baby, child, teen, and home categories. The expanded store marks Brandbank Group’s aggressive growth strategy, with 500 stores across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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planting design by nomad studio reflects gucci bespoke flagship store’s facade in texas

Design Boom

designed as a lush xeriscape, the garden aligns with gucci's commitment to nature, featuring a water-wise planting palette. The post planting design by nomad studio reflects gucci bespoke flagship store’s facade in texas appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Philips MyCreation circular approach brings sustainability to the next level

Design Wanted

Contributing to a circular society, Philips MyCreation luminaires make a statement by demonstrating how technology and sustainability can be a powerful and beneficial match that holds […] The post Philips MyCreation circular approach brings sustainability to the next level appeared first on DesignWanted.

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BrewDog slashes prices for New Year celebrations

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! This New Year’s Eve, BrewDog is going to be partying like it’s 1999, rolling back drink prices in-bar nationwide to what they would have cost over 20 years ago, giving customers savings not seen this century.

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Florencia Rissotti uses curtains to organise Buenos Aires fabric shop

Dezeen

Local architect Florencia Rissotti has converted a warehouse into a textile shop in Buenos Aires , using fabric dividers to organise the space. To house a retail location for fabric shop Tienda Mayor , Rissotti integrated textiles in several ways, lining the store with samples, draping colourful patches over a staircase and using curtains to conceal and create space.

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Concealed Automation Opens Doors to Zara Concept Store, London

Retail Focus

TORMAX was recently contracted by Permasteelisa (UK) to install their iMotion 1302.KI operators to the eight sets of swing doors that deliver seamless access into the new Zara concept store situated within the world-renowned, Battersea Power Station development. With a focus on clean lines and contemporary aesthetics, the door drives are discreetly hidden within each door lintel.

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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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Struggling Farfetch sold to South Korean retail firm Coupang

Inside Retail

New York-listed South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang has rescued Farfetch Holdings from the brink of bankruptcy through an acquisition that grants the luxury platform access to US$500 million of capital to stay afloat. “Farfetch will rededicate itself to providing the most elevated experience for the world’s most exclusive brands while pursuing steady and thoughtful growth as a private company,” said Bom Kim, founder and CEO of Coupang.

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POLSPOTTEN’s amsterdam space playfully recreates heritage designs amid terracotta hues

Design Boom

celebrating the brand's pottery roots, the space features dramatic angular entranceway, a meeting room ‘hut’, mosaics, and more. The post POLSPOTTEN’s amsterdam space playfully recreates heritage designs amid terracotta hues appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Broadway Interiors redesigns 261 Bar & Restaurant at The Els Club Dubai

Design Middleeast

Broadway Interiors, a Dubai-based interior design studio, unveils the interiors of The Els Club’s refurbished 261 Bar & Restaurant. This transformative project, which was recently finished, reimagines the convergence of modern design with a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is set within The Els Club, affording spectacular views of the famous golf course, as a tribute to Ernie Els’ incredible 2003 Mercedes Championship victory.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root technology now driving more than 50,000 electric vehicle charge points worldwide

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! At the London EV Show, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a leading business in fueling and convenience store technologies under Vontier Corporation (NYSE: VNT), announced the integration of the Driivz software platform with over 50,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points globally.

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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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Space Projects creates Amsterdam store with thatched hut for Polspotten

Dezeen

A curvilinear thatched hut has been paired with terracotta-hued tiles at the Amsterdam store for homeware brand Polspotten, which was designed by local studio Space Projects. The studio created the store to straddle a shop and an office for Polspotten , a furniture and home accessories brand headquartered in the Dutch capital. Visitors enter the Polspotten store via an oversized triangular entranceway Characterised by bold angles and arches , the outlet features distinctive terracotta-coloured w

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TRILUX’s E-Line Next and B.Veo meet Dubai’s dynamics In Madinat Badr’s AllDay supermarket

Retail Focus

At the heart of the vibrant “Madinat Badr,” one of Dubai’s luxurious new development districts, the 93rd branch of the AllDay supermarket chain opened its doors in the spring. Collaborating closely with TRILUX, AllDay embarked on a transformational journey to redefine its approach to lighting. At the heart of the vibrant “Madinat Badr,” one of Dubai’s luxurious new development districts, the 93rd branch of the AllDay supermarket chain opened its doors in the s

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McDonald’s eyes $45 billion annual sales, thousands of new stores by 2027

Inside Retail

McDonald’s is planning to open over 8800 stores globally and boost its loyalty program by 100 million members to deliver $45 billion in annual systemwide sales by 2027, which will be its fastest growth period in its history. The fast food chain is targeting to expand to 50,000 restaurants by the end of FY27, with 1000 gross openings across the US and international markets during that year.

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this streetwear store in riyadh immerses you in digital waterfalls and oasis displays

Design Boom

designed by external reference, the store translates water's physical morphology and converts it into parametric sculptures and virtual digital simulations. The post this streetwear store in riyadh immerses you in digital waterfalls and oasis displays appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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AECOM warmly welcomes back Janus Rostock to lead U+P and Architecture in the Middle East & Africa

Design Middleeast

Janus Rostock, a multi-award-winning architect and urban designer, has returned to AECOM as the Vice President & Regional Director for Urbanism+Planning and Architecture+Interiors, AECOM in the Middle East and Africa, with the goal of further elevating the local architecture brand. With over 25 years’ architecture and urban design experience, Rostock’s unique Scandinavian design ethos and leadership style has transformed places and teams through his inclusive, engaging and human-centric desi

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New data from sustainability experts at DASH Water reveals the food products with the highest and lowest secondary carbon emissions

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! As the New Year approaches, many of us are reflecting on our habits and setting resolutions for positive change. One impactful and easily adoptable resolution is embracing sustainable grocery shopping. The average person spends £28.23 on household food and (non-alcoholic) drink supplies per week, totalling £1,467.96 annually.

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Three Ways to Be Bold

Retail Works Inc

Three ways to become a BOLDLY different store worth visiting in person. Our mobile devices have made it super easy to make purchases without leaving our homes. That’s why creating a memorable customer experience is a critical factor in becoming a successful brick and mortar retailer. 1) Demand Attention with a Striking Storefront Wow with avant-garde.

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Positive and Negative Experiences of the Enchanting European Christmas Markets

Retail Focus

Ghalia BOUSTANI. Senior Retail Consultant at Univers Retail | Published author | Visiting lecturer. As winter descends upon Europe, the continent comes alive with the festive spirit of Christmas. One of the most cherished traditions during this season is the Christmas market, where locals and tourists alike gather to revel in the magic of the holidays.

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