May, 2024

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Plust: a new evolution of plastic rooted in years of experience

Design Wanted

“At the core of [the company], there is a family,” says Vittorio Moretti, the Sales and Marketing Director of Plust, which has since 2007 dedicated itself […] The post Plust: a new evolution of plastic rooted in years of experience appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Miniso Australia business collapses – again

Inside Retail

Miniso ‘s business in Australia collapsed into administration for the second time, with the Chinese variety retailer appointing Melissa Lau, Andrew Spring and Peter Moore from insolvency firm Jirsch Sutherland as administrators earlier this month. This is the second time the local master franchisee of the Chinese discount variety products retailer has entered administration, having previously undergone a restructuring in 2020.

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acne studios’ signature flamed pink granite envelops beijing sanlitun flagship store

Design Boom

the expansion realized by halleroed celebrates acne studios' signature brand colors, materials, and curated furnishings. The post acne studios’ signature flamed pink granite envelops beijing sanlitun flagship store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Emma – The Sleep Company becomes first D2C sleep brand to open physical store, launching in London’s Westfield

Retail Focus

Emma – The Sleep Company will this week open its first ever physical store in the UK at the nation’s largest shopping centre, as it underlines a significant investment to reach customers offline alongside its digital heritage- becoming the first D2C sleep brand to launch its own UK bricks-and-mortar store. Customers at the 3035 sqft Westfield White City store will have access to the exclusive Select Collection: a range of Emma products only available in Emma stores, as well as the brand’s

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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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RODA and NextSpace form partnership for outdoor luxury furniture

Design Middleeast

RODA, the distinguished purveyor of outdoor furniture renowned for its refined functionality and impeccable design, proudly announces its strategic alliance with NextSpace, a leading representative of luxury outdoor furniture brands specializing in the Middle East and Africa regions. Nextspace is now officially the representative agency for RODA in the GCC.

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Currys selects Accenture and Microsoft to accelerate adoption of generative AI

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Currys plc (LSE: CURY), a leading international omnichannel retailer of technology products and services, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to deliver its core cloud technology infrastructure that will enable the retailer to leverage the latest AI technologies to enhance operations, elevate the shopping experience, and impro

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ARA predicts $1 billion cash splash for Mother’s Day

Inside Retail

Australian retailers are set to benefit from a surge in spending on Mother’s Day despite the current cost-of-living crunch, according to research conducted by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in collaboration with market research company Roy Morgan. The study predicts that Australians will spend $995 million on Mother’s Day this year, which is $70 million or 7.5 per cent more than last year.

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CUN design transforms 70s textile warehouse into clothing brand headquarters in beijing

Design Boom

CUN design incorporates two white architectural volumes to the rosemoo headquarters design, preserving the original brick architecture of the warehouse. The post CUN design transforms 70s textile warehouse into clothing brand headquarters in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Scurri acquires specialist conversational AI platform, HelloDone, to offer enhanced customer services within the delivery experience

Retail Focus

Delivery management platform, Scurri, today announced the acquisition of HelloDone, the UK-based, market-leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform which provides conversational AI solutions to retailers and brands. HelloDone’s industry-leading conversational AI solution answers post-purchase customer queries on digital messaging channels, including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

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S+S STUDIO: Redefining Luxury in Restaurant Design & Beyond

Design Middleeast

Ira and Olya, tell us about yourself! IRA AND OLYA SUNDUKOVY, FOUNDERS OF S+S STUDIO, HAVE PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN SHAPING THE LANDSCAPE OF HOSPITALITY DESIGN OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. THEIR STUDIO’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY MARKS A MILESTONE IN THEIR JOURNEY, HIGHLIGHTING THEIR DEDICATION TO REIMAGINING LUXURY THROUGH STORYTELLING. We’re Ira and Olya Sundukovy, twin sisters and founders of S+S Studio, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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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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Manhattan pioneers use of GenAI in supply chain commerce

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced Manhattan Active® Maven, a specialised Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) solution built for customer service, along with Manhattan Assist, which adds cutting-edge GenAI capabilities to all Manhattan Active solutions.

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LHOV – The all-in-one integration of hood, oven, and induction hob

Design Wanted

How often do we find ourselves questioning products that appear to have only one possible form, ones that we often take for granted? LHOV doesn’t fall […] The post LHOV – The all-in-one integration of hood, oven, and induction hob appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Pizza Hut Australia fined $2.5 million over 10 million spam messages

Inside Retail

Pizza Pan Group, trading as Pizza Hut Australia, has been fined $2.5 million for sending more than 10 million spam messages within four months. The company sent more than 5.9 million texts and emails to customers who either had not consented or had withdrawn their consent to receive marketing from January to May last year, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

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neri&hu crafts minimalist, nature-inspired retail interiors in shanghai

Design Boom

neri&hu has unveiled a pair of flagship stores in shanghai for fashion brand jisifang and its sister brand, woven moonlight. The post neri&hu crafts minimalist, nature-inspired retail interiors in shanghai 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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Ocode and Akeneo join forces to help brands implement the DPP (Digital Product Passport)

Retail Focus

Ocode, the French specialist in the identification of durable objects, recently announced a partnership with Akeneo , the Product Experience (PX) company and leading provider of Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, to integrate its Digital Product Passport (DPP) solution into the Akeneo App Store. “This partnership with Akeneo, a recognised leader in product information management, allows us to simplify compliance for their customers with our DPP solution that meets regulatory require

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LUTRON: At the Forefront of Lighting Innovation

Design Middleeast

Hanine Chayeb, Regional Sales Manager at Lutron Electronics, UAE & Saudi Arabia, talks about her goals and priorities, new offerings, the evolution of lighting controls, and emerging trends in the industry. What are your main priorities and goals in your role? My main aims and goals in this role are focussed on the residential luxury market in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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Perks of Choosing a Retail Display Design + Build Partner

Instore Design

As a CPG Marketer, ensuring your company’s brand is portrayed correctly and effectively in-store is a priority. You want your brand’s displays to not only stand out but also create a positive brand perception with potential customers. Articulating a retail display design to do just that can be daunting. Then, once the design is completed, you'll need a company to build the displays that go in stores.

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How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design

Design Wanted

For over two decades, Materially has been a reference point in Italy in the research of innovative and sustainable materials for the manufacturing industry and for […] The post How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design 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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Retail Food Group settles class action filed by former franchisees

Inside Retail

Food and beverage company Retail Food Group (RFG) has entered into a binding deed to settle the class action filed by some of its former franchisees. The settlement, subject to court approval, involves a dismissal of the proceeding by the applicant without RFG making any admission or payment, the company said. However, as part of the agreement, RFG will release applicable members of the class action from historical debts alleged in the proceeding.

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colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur

Design Boom

tkca architect maximizes the ground plane to create a multi-layered experience of public plazas, markets, and retail spaces. The post colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Peter Jones unveils world-exclusive new rose to mark Chelsea Flower Show

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Flower power will be extending well beyond the world’s greatest flower show this week – with Chelsea’s Peter Jones department store creating the most extravagant and challenging window display in the branch’s history.

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Architecture Leaders Awards 2024: Winners Revealed

Design Middleeast

26 Winners and 9 Highly Commended were announced at the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 The winners of the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 were announced on May 22, 2024, at Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts. The event was organised by Design Middle East and BNC Publishing. It’s incredible to witness the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 receive such a positive response from the industry, making it one of the most eagerly awaited events.

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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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Boosting BOPIS and BORIS security through video surveillance

Parcel Pending

Over the past few years, Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store (BOPIS) has emerged as a popular shopping method for consumers, offering a reliable, free, and often faster way for them to receive their online orders. BOPIS is a secure alternative to home delivery and is particularly advantageous for customers who trip-chain , whereby they combine errands or other activities into one outing rather than returning home between them.

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From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO

Design Wanted

Today, many artisans face the challenge of staying relevant in the ever-evolving design landscape. The most demanding task, however, is maintaining their identity while striving for […] The post From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO appeared first on DesignWanted.

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ACCC allows talks among retailers, others over cash transit plight

Inside Retail

The ACCC has authorised – with conditions – that retailers, the Australian Banking Association (ABA), the Customer Owned Banking Association, banks and other industry participants can participate in talks over the distribution of cash in the country. The move came after Armaguard – a major supplier of cash-in-transit services – expressed its concerns about its operational future in the industry, given the declining use of cash.

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other projects’ monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong

Design Boom

in addition to its retail space, the cacaolab flagship store features a bakery, café, and museum. The post other projects’ monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong 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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Sainsbury’s and Microsoft collaborate to power up customer and colleague experience with AI

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! J Sainsbury plc and Microsoft Corp. today announced a new five-year strategic partnership, using Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Sainsbury’s rich datasets to help accelerate the retailer’s recently announced Next Level Sainsbury’s strategy.

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Heriot-Watt: Embracing Heritage in Designing Spaces

Design Middleeast

Vrushali Mhatre, Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai, addresses the enduring appeal of traditional architectural design. In this constantly changing world, there is an increasing appreciation for the timeless charm of traditional architectural design. Architects are embracing cultural diversity and redefining the importance of seamlessly blending historical elements with modern necessities.

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What Are the Advantages of Laminate Furniture?

FC Dadson

Laminates are man-made building products that are formed by fusing together multiple components to make a composite material that can be used as an alternative to wood. For example, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a type of laminate that is formed by pressing layers of wood fiber together with resin.

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Design meets the music industry – Introducing the MXTP Custom DJ Desk

Design Wanted

Adaptable to the highest degree, the MXTP Custom DJ Desk is a universal solution for DJs and music lovers, accommodating different devices such as mixers, CD […] The post Design meets the music industry – Introducing the MXTP Custom DJ Desk appeared first on DesignWanted.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.