June, 2024

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Is the customer always right? Putting the power of brand communities to the test

Inside Retail

In retail, it’s generally understood that “the customer is always right,” and businesses that can effectively tap into this advice, regardless of their product or service offering, are said to be best placed for success. Investing in customer service channels and technology can be a costly practice, but to quote another popular phrase, “You have to spend money to make money.

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Bingo Halls Resurgence in the UK

Retail Focus

Bingo, a quintessentially British pastime, is experiencing an unexpected resurgence in the UK. After years of decline, driven by changing social habits and the advent of online gaming, bingo halls are making a remarkable comeback on the high streets. This revival is attributed to several factors, ranging from nostalgia and social interaction to innovative business strategies and the influence of online bingo games.

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Budgy Smuggler partners TfL for new London Underground-themed collection

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Popular Australian swimwear brand Budgy Smuggler has partnered with Transport for London (TfL) for a new London Underground-themed collection, in a deal facilitated by TfL’s global licensing agency IMG. Inspired by the London Underground’s iconic moquette designs, the collection includes three swim trunks featuring signature patterns from the Northern, D

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cancun welcomes first bottega veneta store inspired by mediterranean coastal architecture

Design Boom

the store features a sleek application of venetian marmorino plaster, uplifted by strong wooden accents. The post cancun welcomes first bottega veneta store inspired by mediterranean coastal architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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AXOR x Starck: Celebrating a Design Partnership of 30 Years

Design Middleeast

Why has design become so important for the way we furnish our lives and organize our everyday lives? And why has design played a key role in the development of the sanitary industry in recent decades? For design to shape our perception and influence our everyday culture, it must find the right expression for a need, a Zeitgeist or a new function. Of course, this is easier said than done, because the “right” forms and the necessary functions are easier to recognize in retrospect than in the momen

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Drytac announces North American launch of Polar Smooth 150 Air P

Drytac

Polar Smooth 150 Air P features bubble-free air egress adhesive technology, making installation easy and smooth across all types of application. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the launch of Polar Smooth 150 Air P printable film for multiple applications including interior décor, wall and window graphics, decals and stickers, point of sale, and construction hoarding and barriers.

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Saucony Unveils Paris Fashion Week ‘Comfort Zone’, in partnership with Distance and Views

Retail Focus

Saucony, a leading global performance running lifestyle brand, has teamed up with Parisian running store Distance and French media title Views to unveil the first-ever Fashion Week ‘Comfort Zone’ in Paris. Between June 18th and 22nd, the brand will take over the coffee shop Fauna to provide an immersive brand experience open to the public for coffee, food and drinks.

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Studio Lotus wraps stone lattices around museum-cum-jewellery store in Jaipur

Dezeen

New Delhi practice Studio Lotus has used stone lattices and frescoes depicting regional architecture to embellish the Museum of Meenakari Heritage and Sunita Shekhawat jewellery store in India. Designed as the flagship store for Sunita Shekhawat's eponymous jewellery brand in Jaipur, the building contains a museum focused on the craft of Meenakari on its ground floor.

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malaysia’s first apple store opens with a stepping ‘glass dome’ roof by foster + partners

Design Boom

a 'glass dome' roof of stacking solar shading blades appears to float above the ground. The post malaysia’s first apple store opens with a stepping ‘glass dome’ roof by foster + partners appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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BIOmat Canapa’s hemp bricks could build a new future for architecture

Design Wanted

From superior insulation to eco-friendly production, BIOmat Canapa’s groundbreaking hemp-based materials offer architects and builders the tools to create greener, more resilient structures. Traditional materials are […] The post BIOmat Canapa’s hemp bricks could build a new future for architecture appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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RAK Properties unveils exclusive beachfront villas on Hayat Island

Design Middleeast

RAK Properties launches the NB Collection of exclusive high-end villas situated on Mina Al Arab’s Hayat Island – a vibrant residential community set within a stunning natural environment – combining the best of luxury living with recreation and relaxation. Located between the pristine shoreline of Angel Bay, Hayat Island’s a premier destination for entertainment and leisure, and immediately adjacent to the world-famous Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, these exquisite properties offer a unique lifesty

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Drummond Golf put up for sale after 22 years

Inside Retail

The owners of Australia’s biggest golf retailer Drummond Golf are looking to sell the company after 22 years of ownership. Lion Advisory has been hired to assist in the sale process, which includes 100 per cent of Drummond Golf’s master franchise, the Big Swing Golf master franchise, and an e-commerce business. Other assets include Drummond’s interests in 17 company-owned stores and its 66 per cent shareholding in wholesale golf company Golf Works.

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Wax London ramps up retail roll-out with new London store

Retail Focus

Men’s clothing retailer Wax London is opening a new store at Covent Garden, 45 Neil Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PR on 28 June 2024, which at 975 sq ft will be over double the size of both the brand’s Berwick St and Spitalfields stores and with “further deals in the pipeline for London and key UK cities” in 2025. The Neil Street opening marks Wax London’s third permanent UK store in London.

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Lidl is on the hunt for three fashion-forward fans to become ‘Merch Muses’ this festival season

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lidl is on the search for three festival fans to attend this summer’s party circuit as official ‘Merch Muses’ – individuals dripping head to toe in the supermarket’s new cult merch collection. Lidl’s merch range has already become an established staple of outlandish festival fashion, worn by only the most iconic partygoers.

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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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translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village

Design Boom

made of twin-wall polycarbonate sheets and fabric, the roof filters natural light during the day and glows like a lampshade at night. The post translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Snøhetta’s compostable hemp lamp “Superdupertube” banishes boring tube lighting

Design Wanted

Norwegian studio Snøhetta has teamed up with lighting brand Ateljé Lyktan to create Superdupertube, an office lamp made from extruded hemp and sugarcane bioplastic. In an […] The post Snøhetta’s compostable hemp lamp “Superdupertube” banishes boring tube lighting appeared first on DesignWanted.

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MillerKnoll: Redefining the modern workplace

Design Middleeast

The modern office landscape is always changing, and our expectations of the spaces we work in are transforming in response to economic, geopolitical, and technological development. Furniture is also involved. Furniture is no longer limited to open-plan paradigms; it has become significantly more versatile and purpose-driven, capable of meeting the ever-changing day-to-day needs of humans at work.

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Myer seeks to merge with Premier Investments’ Apparel Brands

Inside Retail

Department store group Myer has proposed to combine its business with Premier Investments’ Apparel Brands, comprising Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Jacqui E and Dotti. The proposal is non-binding, indicative and conditional. Myer proposes an all-scrip merger in which it would acquire Premier’s Apparel Brands – previously called the Just Group before Premier acquired the business in 2008 – in exchange for the issue of new Myer shares to Premier.

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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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The Basics of How to Get Your Clothing Brand In Retail Stores

Retail Bound

Starting your own clothing line is a big move, given the competition. But the secret here is how you position your brand in the market, and you just have to be quick about it. Right now, there’s only one way you can massively distribute your products: Retail. The question is, how can you penetrate retail stores? In this quick guide, we will share important tips on how you can get clothing brand in retail stores.

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Liverpool ONE set to host over 10 weeks of placemaking and experiential activations in a ‘Summer of Fun’

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Grosvenor has announced that Liverpool ONE, one of Europe’s leading retail and entertainment destinations, is to host over ten weeks of placemaking and experiential activations in a ‘Summer of Fun’ to deliver additional footfall and sales.

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prostoria makes its north american debut with the opening of a flagship store in chicago

Design Boom

prostioria follows an integrative design approach, as every furniture piece in their flagship store in chicago reflects high-quality artisanship and comfort. The post prostoria makes its north american debut with the opening of a flagship store in chicago appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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An approach defined by logic, applied across various fields of design

Design Wanted

Peter Otto Vosding is a name synonymous with innovative industrial design. From creating intricate furniture and lighting solutions to collaborating on technical devices, his work reflects […] The post An approach defined by logic, applied across various fields of design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Dmitri Jajich to lead structural engineering at KPM after 24 years at SOM

Design Middleeast

KPM is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dmitri Jajich as the new Global Director of Structures. With an illustrious career spanning 24 years at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Dmitri brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in structural engineering to KPM. His appointment marks a significant milestone in KPM’s journey towards engineering excellence, in the Middle East and UK markets.

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Piccolo Me appoints new group GM

Inside Retail

Piccolo Me has appointed David Ciantar as its new group general manager, effective 7 July, 2024. Ciantar moves to the cafe chain with more than 30 years of franchising and senior management experience. He has held senior key roles at McDonald’s Australia, Pizza Hut, Gloria Jeans Coffees, Telstra, Pirtek, Aramex, and Anytime Fitness. Most recently Ciantar was a senior executive at consultancy firm Franchise Ready.

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The Power of Branded Merchandise

Bish

Distinguishing yourself is crucial. One effective method to elevate your brand and cultivate a strong bond with your audience is through branded merchandise The post The Power of Branded Merchandise appeared first on Bish Creative.

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Tesco wins RNIB Employer of the Year Award

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery, recognise and celebrate outstanding work supporting people with sight loss. Hosted by standup comedian, Jamie MacDonald, the awards took place on Tuesday 21 May.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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hawaii’s volcanic geology inspires clap studio’s ALOHAS flagship in barcelona

Design Boom

the store unfolds as a volcanic grotto, an environment that fuses the brutality of nature with sleek metal accents. The post hawaii’s volcanic geology inspires clap studio’s ALOHAS flagship in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Standout sinks: antoniolupi’s collection banishes the basic basin

Design Wanted

Bathrooms are no longer just utilitarian spaces but havens of tranquillity. The Nabatei collection by Italian bathroom specialist antoniolupi embodies this shift, translating solid marble into […] The post Standout sinks: antoniolupi’s collection banishes the basic basin appeared first on DesignWanted.

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DLR Group designs “Campus 2026” at The American University in Cairo

Design Middleeast

Following the official groundbreaking of “Campus 2026” at The American University in Cairo (AUC), DLR Group has unveiled its design for the project’s extended education hub and student living and learning spaces, which will enhance the physical campus and support AUC’s mission to provide top-tier education and research. Poised to revolutionise higher education in Egypt and beyond, the AUC campus expansion project integrates sustainable, state-of-the-art elements while preserving the character an

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Adore Beauty acquires Blue Mountains beauty label Ikou for $25 million

Inside Retail

Adore Beauty has agreed to acquire Blue Mountains-based beauty and wellness brand Ikou for $25 million. Ikou has more than 300 products across organic skincare, bath and body, home fragrance, herbal tea and spa lifestyle accessories categories. The brand also claims its products are organic, Australian-made, and cruelty-free. Ikou is profitable and debt-free and forecasts a revenue of $8.1 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) of $2 million by the e

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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.