September, 2023

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Traditional Korean pavilions inform open-sided Aesop store in Seoul

Dezeen

Skincare brand Aesop has collaborated with designer Samuso Hyojadong to create a store in Seochon, Seoul , that features an open facade and an oversized stone plinth. Positioned in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Seoul's Jongno-gu district, the Seochon outlet was created to "fit harmoniously within its local context", according to Aesop's design team.

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4 Priorities To Consider When Designing Workplaces For Gen Z

All Work

Office design is an essential piece of the puzzle to keep Gen Z and others motivated, engaged, and physically and mentally supported. The younger generation wants to see a thoughtful use of technology in the workplace. Businesses can learn from and grow with their dynamic young talent by fostering an inclusive, impact-led culture that enables flexibility and career development.

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Fulham Broadway Delivers a New Elevated Destination

Retail Focus

Fulham Broadway, has undergone a destination-led transformation following investment by CBRE Investment Management (CBRE IM), to deliver a brand-new look and feel for the 200,000 sq ft scheme in the heart of West London. Having recently launched a new 7,700 sq ft flexible workspace, Fulham Works by Spacemade, CBRE IM has also facilitated an extensive £6.5 million David Lloyd Club revamp, which will join the nine-screen Vue cinema and restaurants to create an enhanced leisure and office hub withi

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One of every four shoppers say shoplifting is justifiable, survey shows

Inside Retail

One of every four shoppers in Australia believes that shoplifting is justifiable amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, according to a recent survey. The Australian Consumer and Retail Studies (ACRS) unit at Monash University surveyed 1001 shoppers across Australia last June, asking them questions about the cost of living and consumer deviance. The survey emphasised the perception of shoppers on shoplifting, which is the only form of consumer deviance that negatively affects retailers.

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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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industrial glass blocks engulf bottega veneta’s avenue montaigne flagship store in paris

Design Boom

bottega veneta frames the blocks with italian walnut wood, distinguishing the transitional spaces of the stairway and jewelry gallery corridor. The post industrial glass blocks engulf bottega veneta’s avenue montaigne flagship store in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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STIMULATE Launches a Two-City Roadshow Tour to Connect Vendors + Retailers Through Education

RetailMinded

Nashville, TN – September 26, 2023 – STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show has announced a two-city roadshow experience for the 2024 calendar year. In addition to their annual Nashville based event that will be held August 5+6, 2024, STIMULATE+Roadshow will debut in Austin and Chicago in the year ahead. February 4 – 6, 2024 | Austin, TX October 13 – 15, 2024 | Chicago, IL STIMULATE+Roadshow’s core focus is to enhance retailer success through trusted education, resources and ex

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A new communication to find a brand’s soul

Design Wanted

Doimo Cucine is presenting its new website. Apparently not big news in a digitally frantic world, but this is just the last step of a deep […] The post A new communication to find a brand’s soul appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Charity Super.Mkt to open first Kent store at Bluewater

Retail Focus

Charity Super.Mkt, the ‘department store for second-hand style’ launched earlier this year by Maria Chenoweth and Wayne Hemingway, will open at Bluewater this week. Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading shopping and leisure destinations, will join Edinburgh and Bristol as new stores for the brand which has previously opened successful pop-ups in London, Glasgow and Reading.

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Silly Solly’s plans 10 more stores as it moves to franchise model

Inside Retail

Aussie discount retailer Silly Solly is on a growth trajectory, with plans to expand as a franchise, after shifting from a licensing model. Media spokesperson Solly Stanton told Franchise Executives, “We were a licence agreement and have progressively changed to a franchise model. This offers our store owners more protection and the opportunity to resell their business.

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neri&hu weaves green marble, brass & linen screens into Ms MIN’s retail space in shanghai

Design Boom

the interiors recalls the traditional fabric ateliers of china. The post neri&hu weaves green marble, brass & linen screens into Ms MIN’s retail space in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Nfinite expands product visual creation offerings for CPG companies

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Nfinite, the leader in next-generation product visualisation technology for brands and retailers, today announced expanded offerings for CPG and released new insights from independent research conducted by Dimensional Research.

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Quadient and Via.Delivery to Showcase New Partnership at PARCEL Forum ’23

Parcel Pending

Sept. 11, 2023 Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a leader in business solutions for meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels and a major global parcel locker operator, will showcase its new partnership with shipping and delivery platform Via.Delivery at PARCEL Forum ’23, starting today at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. The collaboration is set to enhance Via.Delivery’s Buy Online Pickup Anywhere (BOPA) experience by seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art Parcel Pendin

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From Kyoto to the World – celebrating the 2023 Kyoto Global Design Awards

Design Wanted

Scheduled for November 15th, 2023, the Kyoto Global Design Awards event kicks off with the captivating Ikebana Experience, continues with a showcase of traditional arts and […] The post From Kyoto to the World – celebrating the 2023 Kyoto Global Design Awards appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Should Your Small Business Attend Trade Shows?

Retail Focus

If you run a small business then you may be wondering if you should be attending trade shows. At the end of the day, trade shows are a fantastic way for you to get your business name out there, not to mention that they give you the chance to connect with your clients face-to-face as well. If you have never given much thought to attending a trade show before then now is the time for you to change that, so you can begin putting your business on the map.

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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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ARA chief calls for consistent trading hours deregulation

Inside Retail

The Queensland, SA and WA governments have been urged by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to deregulate trading hours for physical stores – in a consistent policy. The ARA said the deregulation is to create a more flexible, safer, competitive and customer-friendly retail environment, as retailers try to address declining discretionary spending during the holiday period.

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Hey Dude: Review Suppression is Illegal and You’re Obligated to Ship Goods on Time

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC announced an enforcement action against online shoe seller Hey Dude, Inc. (a subsidiary of Crocs, Inc.) alleging Hey Dude suppressed more than 80% of consumer reviews that provided less than four out of five stars. The complaint also alleges multiple violations of the FTC’s Mail Order Rule between 2020 and 2022. A proposed consent order would require Hey Dude to pay nearly $2 million and take certain steps to prevent future violations.

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‘Better Beauty Swap’ initiative launching at Whole Foods Market

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! This September, Whole Foods Market is focusing on Better Beauty, encouraging customers to make the swap to clean beauty to save 25% on their beauty shop in-store. Between 20th September – 3rdOctober, the retailer is encouraging customers to bring their conventional skin, face or body care products (empty or full) in store and pop them into its designated

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Al-Futtaim IKEA drops prices of over 2500+ of its most loved products; giving customers access to affordable home solutions

Design Middleeast

In the midst of a challenging economic landscape characterised by escalating living costs, supply chain disruptions, and soaring inflation, Al-Futtaim IKEA stands strong in its commitment to placing affordability with no compromise on quality at the heart of its vision. In a remarkable move, the Swedish retailer has proactively dropped prices on over 30% of its most beloved products without compromising on the quality or design, setting IKEA apart from competition.

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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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Isola makes its debut appearance at the London Design Festival 2023

Design Wanted

As an integral component of the London Design Festival 2023, the Material Matters fair is set to take place at the iconic Bargehouse, a five-story structure […] The post Isola makes its debut appearance at the London Design Festival 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Elizabeth Arden – Experiential Event Sites

Retail Focus

During summer 2023, Impact Retail were challenged to design & deliver an enviable beauty experience for Elizabeth Arden. And they certainly delivered. Leveraging some of the most vital beauty trends in modern retail, the exclusive pop-up sites within Boots stores have been wonderfully received by peers and consumers alike. Elizabeth Arden’s eponymous founder was a pioneer in the skincare industry, acting as inspiration for many brands in the beauty sector today, which makes this pop-up so

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Westfield Knox reveals tenant lineup for new fashion retail precinct

Inside Retail

Westfield Knox in Victoria will open a new fashion retail precinct later this year, which will serve as home to popular brands including Uniqlo, JD Sports, Glue Store, and General Pants Co. “We’re very pleased to be part of Westfield Knox’s exciting redevelopment and investment into the local community, and we are excited to finally share that we will be opening a Uniqlo store in Westfield Knox later this year,” said a Uniqlo spokesperson. “We are excited to present our u

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How to Streamline the Retail Customer Journey

Creative Displays Now

Retail customers have various ways to shop, from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce stores. When marketing your products, developing strategies that help you reach audiences in all channels is essential. Cross-channel marketing is one of the best ways to meet customer expectations and target customers in person and online. Learn about cross-channel marketing and how to leverage it to streamline customer journeys.

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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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SHEIN and Klarna announce ‘In Pink We Trust’ UK Tour

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! SHEIN and Klarna are excited to be hitting the road together on their immersive ‘In Pink We Trust’ tour bus this September. Stopping off at key shopping destinations across the country including London, Birmingham and Manchester, visitors will be able to experience the world of SHEIN by discovering new knitwear, denim, partywear and accessory collections

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PTG Shines Again: Named 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit for Second Year in a Row

Promotion Tech

A Testament to Our Commitment to Nurturing Company Culture Excellence The accolades just keep rolling in for Promotion Technology Group (PTG), and this year, we have yet another reason to celebrate. For the second year in a row, PTG has been honored with the prestigious title of “2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit.” This award is not only a testament to our continued dedication to excellence but also a reflection of our unwavering commitment to our employe

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Meet Soma – design abstractions from within the cell by Abid Javed

Design Wanted

A mesmerizing debut exhibition of scientist and artist Abid Javed and a part of the awaited London Design Festival – Select-Works delightfully announces the opening of […] The post Meet Soma – design abstractions from within the cell by Abid Javed appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Gucci opens new boutique Munich store at Pembroke’s Maximilianhöfe

Retail Focus

International real estate business Pembroke is delighted to announce it has completed a 794 sqm retail space (964 sqm incl. storage space) letting on a 10-year term to global luxury fashion brand Gucci at Maximilianhöfe in the heart of Munich city centre. Gucci’s new home at Maximilianhöfe – which opened on 15 th September – is situated across two floors and carries a wide selection of the brand’s iconic product range which comprises men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, luggage, small lea

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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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Why retail staff are facing mental health crisis, and what needs to change

Inside Retail

Given the numerous and complex challenges that retail staff have confronted in recent years – such as rampant underpayments , retail crime, customer aggression, the Covid-19 pandemic and wages not keeping up with the cost of living pressures – it might come as no surprise that burnout, turnover and absenteeism remain high. However, recent findings from a survey conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) are alarming.

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Crafting A Unique Brand Identity And Customer Engagement In Retail

RetailMinded

Imagine walking into a store where every detail, from the decor to the products on the shelves, tells a compelling story. A story that captivates your senses and entices you to become a part of it. Welcome to the world of crafting a unique brand identity and customer engagement in retail. In this article, we will explore the art and science behind creating a retail experience that not only stands out but also forges deep connections with your customers.

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Nobody’s Child announces digital product passports

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Responsible fashion brand, Nobody’s Child today announces the launch of digital product passports (DPP), empowering customers to make more conscious and informed choices, the brand has added unique QR codes to the care label of each product.

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Humanscale opens first showroom in Seoul, South Korea

Design Middleeast

Humanscale, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic solutions, has announced the inauguration of its new showroom in Seoul. The location underscores Humanscale’s commitment to integrating elegance with ergonomic innovation, and is located in Hannam-dong, one of Seoul’s most affluent and sought-after areas. South Korea’s transformation into a global tech titan aligns with Humanscale, with the brand having experienced a multifold revenue increase in t

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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.