August, 2023

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From Concept to Completion – The Commercial Interior Design Process Explained

Mindful Design

It is always better to start the complicated journey of building your business with a clear understanding of what you should expect. Whether you want to open a new restaurant, store or dessert shop, or to simply update your old one, knowing the ins and outs of the commercial interior design process will help you […] The post From Concept to Completion – The Commercial Interior Design Process Explained appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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City of Sydney unveils $44 million Haymarket revamp plan

Inside Retail

To revitalise Sydney’s Haymarket and Chinatown streets and public spaces, The City of Sydney has launched a $44 million plan following consultation with 1150 residents. The initiative includes a grant program to improve shopfront facades on Dixon Street, public domain improvements, lighting and public art, a grant for community-led initiatives and a new City of Sydney coordinator to assist local businesses.

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vibrant metal sheeting and patterned tapestries adorn store by migliore+servetto in rome’s colosseum

Design Boom

the new bookshop reinvention by migliore+servetto integrates with the exhibits and the monumental context of the space. The post vibrant metal sheeting and patterned tapestries adorn store by migliore+servetto in rome’s colosseum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Burberry draws on minimalism at New Bond Street store

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British luxury brand Burberry has renovated its New Bond Street store , which has been decorated with a minimalist scheme that is populated with striking contemporary furniture. Set on a prominent spot on the corner of New Bond Street and Conduit Street in central London, the 22,000-square-metre store is split across three levels. Burberry's flagship store is located on New Bond Street The flagship store has a minimal open-plan interior that is characterised by stark white floor, walls and ceili

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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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Top e-commerce trends in 2023

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The world of e-commerce constantly gives rise to unique challenges and opportunities not felt by the high street. But this sector is also rapidly moving, and sometimes half the battle can lie in merely keeping up with the latest techniques and approaches to effective online retail in the 2020s.

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Momma’s Kit is here to cut maternal mortality rates among Black women

Design Wanted

Design firm Leadoff Studio and Spora Health introduce Momma’s Kit – a health monitoring system aiming to reduce Black maternal mortality rates with the help of […] The post Momma’s Kit is here to cut maternal mortality rates among Black women appeared first on DesignWanted.

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“Steal with pride”: How Officeworks and Woolies are tackling sustainability

Inside Retail

Consumers hold firm expectations that environmental sustainability and social responsibility should be at the forefront of everything from executive strategy, to day-to-day operations. This is set to become even more important as Gen Z becomes the dominant consumer audience. Notably, over 60 per cent of this demographic feels a personal responsibility over decisions that contribute to a better world – with this informing and shaping their purchasing habits.

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vang studios weaves raw & polished elements into tech-inspired store in argentina

Design Boom

the practice emphasizes this duality by injecting color gradients that recall a magnetic field. The post vang studios weaves raw & polished elements into tech-inspired store in argentina appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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El Departamento designs Barcelona eyewear store as a "challenging visual exercise"

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Slight variations in tone and texture differentiate surfaces inside the PJ Lobster glasses store in Barcelona , which Spanish interiors studio El Departamento has finished entirely in green. The shop in the El Born district features walls, floors and stuccoed ceilings all covered in soft, tranquil tones of seafoam green, creating an immersive experience designed to challenge the eye.

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51% of shoppers more likely to convert when served shelf-edge digital ads, ADvendio research shows

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! UK shoppers propensity to be influenced by ads at the shelf-edge is growing, as consumer demand and retailer adoption of retail media networks in-store increases, the latest research from ADvendio, the leading omnichannel advertising solution provider, shows.

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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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Bridging cultural nuances and manufacturing challenges with Favaretto Francesco

Design Wanted

Drawing from a rich familial history and a deep-seated understanding of the craft, Francesco Favaretto sheds light on the magnetic allure of furniture design, where creativity […] The post Bridging cultural nuances and manufacturing challenges with Favaretto Francesco appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Future Of Retail: Exploring AI-Driven Process Automation

RetailMinded

In recent years, the retail industry has experienced a sea of transformation. As businesses continually evolve to meet customer expectations, they rely on technology to stay afloat. Whether it’s to ensure timely delivery of products or create a more personalized shopping experience, technology’s role is undeniable. Especially now, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) moving from experimental stages to active implementation in various industries, retailers are on the cusp of a revolution

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Ann Taylor, Loft and Talbots to merge into new apparel group KnitWell

Inside Retail

American apparel brands Ann Taylor, Loft, and Talbots have merged into a new group, Knitwell. Combined, these companies generate more than US$3 billion in annual sales. Steering this new venture, Lizanne Kindler, Talbots’s current CEO has been appointed executive chair and CEO of KnitWell Group. She will be supported by a team of executives within the office of the executive chair.

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F.O.G architecture sews sculptural buttons onto lively retail interior in shanghai

Design Boom

F.O.G. Architecture designs playful retail space in shanghai F.O.G architecture has designed a lively retail interior for the upscale fashion brand Xiaozhuo in Shanghai. Through a thoughtful renovation of the existing store, the architects have breathed new life into the space by infusing it with the brand’s distinctive colors – red, yellow, blue, and […] The post F.O.G architecture sews sculptural buttons onto lively retail interior in shanghai appeared first on designboom | a

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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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Skip the tradeshow-ware and try before you buy

Compliantia

You work for a retailer and have been tasked with finding a software solution. I’ll go straight to the point. Skip the tradeshow-ware and try before you buy. What is “tradeshow-ware”? You have seen it, far too often unfortunately. Tradeshow-ware is software you see at the trade show. It’s hard to miss. Smiley people are on the booth, and they are all wearing the same branded tee-shirt.

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Wilko collapses into administration with 12,000 jobs at risk

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! High-street retailer Wilko has today (August 10th) collapsed into administration after failing to find rescuers or emergency investment, putting more than 12,000 jobs at risk. The privately-owned company, which sells a wide range of branded goods at reduced prices, secured a £40 million lifeline at the beginning of the year from Hilco UK, but has spent r

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Uppgradera: unlocking IKEA product hacks with the power of 3D Printing

Design Wanted

At the forefront of IKEA hackers stands Adam Miklosi, a Hungarian industrial designer of considerable renown. Collaborating with the German additive manufacturing studio Enable 3D, Adam […] The post Uppgradera: unlocking IKEA product hacks with the power of 3D Printing appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Trademarking Guidelines & Best Practices For Private Label Sellers

RetailMinded

Private label sellers are making their mark in the ever-expanding world of commerce across Canada and the rest of the world. They bring unique products to the market, build brand identities, and create loyal customer bases. But amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, most private label sellers often overlook the role of trademarking in brand protection.

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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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Harvey Norman’s full-year profit slumps by 33.5 per cent

Inside Retail

Electronics and furniture retailer Harvey Norman Holdings says its profits declined in FY23 due to increasing cost pressures and softening demand. The company, which owns and operates the Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne brands, reported total system sales revenue of $9.193 billion with EBITDA of $1.13 billion and tax-paid profit of $539.52 million, down 33.5 per cent for the year to June 30.

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EPA Announces Submission Period for 2024 Chemical Data Reporting

Hunton Andrews Kurth

In June 2023, EPA announced the dates for the 2024 submission period for information required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The information is collected every four years from manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals in commerce, generally when production volumes for those chemicals are 25,000 pounds or greater in a given reporting year.

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Are we Lost in Jargon? A Gyro with a Hospitality Masterclass

Compliantia

I live in the center of Toronto’s Greektown neighborhood. In a place like this, you’d think I could find a good Gyro. Let me assure you, Alexandros does not disappoint in this regard. The gyro is tender, juicy, and perfectly garlicky. But what I love the best about Alexandros is the feeling of getting a masterclass in hospitality with a gyro on the side.

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Farm Girl launches its debut NFT collection

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! 14th August 2023 will see Farm Girl, the capital’s original Aussie inspired café, launch its debut collection of NFTs, marking the brand’s first step into Web3. Comprising 70 unique NFTs, the collection will offer an innovative new form of loyalty programme, offering buyers a variety of perks dependent on which level is purchased.

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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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Intriguing installations and vibrant interplays from Sónar+D 2023

Design Wanted

From an AI-driven brain-computer interface to a light installation advocating sustainable habits, the projects showcased at Sónar+D 2023 emphasize the transformative power of design in navigating […] The post Intriguing installations and vibrant interplays from Sónar+D 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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FOG Architecture adds playful tailoring motifs to Xiaozhuo boutique in Shanghai

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Chinese architecture studio FOG Architecture has completed a shop for local fashion boutique Xiaozhuo on Julu Road in central Shanghai that features oversized buttons and zippers. The 300-square-metre shop features tactile surfaces and playful motifs that reference the process of tailoring. The fashion boutique is located in central Shanghai FOG Architecture used a glazed facade to open up the front of the shop, allowing plenty of natural daylight into the space while blurring the line between t

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The fastest fashion: Why Incu has launched two-hour delivery with Uber

Inside Retail

The fashion industry has long found itself in a race to be the fastest. But increasingly, next-day and same-day delivery are being pushed to move at a rapid pace. The latest brand to capitalise on this trend is luxury fashion house Incu, which, in a partnership with Uber Direct, can now deliver its products to customers in under two hours. The offer is, so far, restricted to delivery within select areas of Sydney and Melbourne: being sourced from the business’ Sydney Galeries and Melbourne CBD a

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Policing Your Brand On Online Marketplaces: A Brief IP Overview For Retailers

Hunton Andrews Kurth

A longer version of this blog post originally appeared as an article in Retail TouchPoints: Policing Your Brand on Online Marketplaces: an Intellectual Property Guide for Retailers. Further duplication is not permitted. Retailers often face brand policing challenges on online resale platforms such as Wayfair, Overstock.com, and eBay. Resellers account for a significant portion of retail sales on these websites.

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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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Influencer Marketing: How to Collaborate with Influencers 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

Influencer marketing has become a potent strategy for businesses wanting to connect with their customers. For example, Nike’s marketing strategy is based on almost entirely influencer marketing, beginning with its partnership with Michael Jordan and continuing with new rising athletes. The difficulty marketers face is finding the right influencers to collaborate with.

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Premium pet retailer to expand in the UK and internationally with support from HSBC UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A pet care retailer headquartered in West Sussex has secured an eight-figure funding package from HSBC UK to support its growth nationally and internationally, and to create up to 320 jobs nationwide. Pet Family, which operates 150 stores across London and the South East of England under its Pets Corner brand, is using the multi-million […] If you

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INDEX Saudi Arabia is expected to embrace sustainable and tech innovations

Design Wanted

Taking place from the 10th-12th September, alongside the Hotel & Hospitality Expo and the Lighting Design & Technology Expo, INDEX Saudi Arabia stands as the exclusive […] The post INDEX Saudi Arabia is expected to embrace sustainable and tech innovations appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Bottega Veneta channels Veneto design sensibilities at Sloane Street store

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Fashion brand Bottega Veneta has opened a store on London's Sloane Street that draws on materials, furniture and design techniques from Italy's Veneto region. Located at the base of a nine-storey 1920s red brick apartment complex, the store sits behind a white-rendered frontage with doric column-style detailings. The store is located on Sloane Street It was opened as the first store to implement Matthieu Blazy's vision for the brand and its physical retail locations, following his appointment as

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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.