November, 2023

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2024 Business Trends for Retailers

Retailing Insight

W hile economic predictions for the coming year vary widely according to the source, certain trends that emerged during 2023 will become larger and more important. Small business owners, in particular, should consider incorporating a way to capitalize on some or all of these trends in their business model to keep pace with the competition. Integrating some or all of today’s business trends also offers customers a dynamic of relevancy and currency and can offer distinction in today’s highly compe

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Outstanding designs and the prestigious gathering of design luminaries

Design Wanted

The SIT Furniture Design Award, an esteemed celebration of innovation and excellence in the world of furniture design, as well as those who incorporate furniture into […] The post Outstanding designs and the prestigious gathering of design luminaries appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Elevating the Festive Season: The Significance of Luxury Pop-Up Stores During Christmas

Retail Focus

Ghalia BOUSTANI. Senior retail consultant at Univers Retail | Published author | Visiting lecturer. The holiday season’s magical air of celebration and joy influences how people shop and engage with brands. Luxury pop-up stores become essential brand levers amid the bustling atmosphere, presenting a distinct and enchanting shopping experience for consumers.

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bent steel components wrap wooden retail store by VUILD in western japan

Design Boom

vuild crafts a three-way spreading form employing CNC-cutting for the structure's precise assembly. The post bent steel components wrap wooden retail store by VUILD in western japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Shopify data shows record start for Black Friday weekend

Inside Retail

Shopify’s global merchants achieved record sales of US$4.1 billion during Black Friday, a 22 per cent increase over last year’s period. The top selling countries were the US, the UK, and Canada, while the average cart price was US$110.71 globally, the data shows. The top product categories by orders included clothing, personal care, jewellery, shoes, and decor.

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The top 10 high streets in the UK for independent shops, as revealed by American Express Shop Small research

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Research commissioned by American Express Shop Small reveals the top 10 high streets for independent shops in the UK, shining a light on the nation’s small businesses that play such an important role in their local communities.

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A design-driven device that has been making waves in the music world

Design Wanted

teenage engineering is a collective of engineers and programmers based in Stockholm, and you might have come across their work through their collaboration with IKEA for […] The post A design-driven device that has been making waves in the music world appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Aptos survey: 88% of Gen Z shoppers in UK plan to visit a physical store this Golden Quarter

Retail Focus

Aptos , a leader in unified commerce solutions, today announced the findings of its 2023 Golden Quarter Consumer Survey. The report found that the majority of Gen Z shoppers plan to spend more or the same on Christmas gifts compared to last year and that visiting stores during the festive period is a top priority. The survey of 2,000 UK consumers aged 16 to 26 was conducted in October 2023 and sought to identify the shopping habits and preferences of older Gen Z shoppers during the Golden Qu

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colossal celestial rings enliven x+living’s futuristic bookstore in jiangsu, china

Design Boom

intertwined star rings takes over the store, ingrained with black wood grain bookshelves and marble textures for an infinite space. The post colossal celestial rings enliven x+living’s futuristic bookstore in jiangsu, china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Using AI workforce tools can boost margins, inspire staff, satisfy shoppers

Inside Retail

In an era when customers are demanding more personalised interaction and service from retail staff, there is no longer any room for inefficiencies in in-store execution. As Zebra Technologies’ downloadable e-book Lift Productivity and Improve Execution for the Next-Gen Workforce explains, today’s customers want retailers’ workforces to pick their goods, pack them, ship them, deliver them and return them – all without diminishing in-store service.

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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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Beauty brands can use next-gen tech to grow sales, e-commerce panel shows

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! How beauty brands can use next-gen technology, including payments and e-commerce solutions and software, to increase sales was put under the spotlight in a panel discussion hosted by BlueSnap, the global payments platform; BigCommerce, the e-commerce platform; and SalesFire, the software company that helps retailers convert visitors to customers.

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Building & Enhancing!

Design Middleeast

Gareth Cain, Studio Design Director at DSA, discusses his new role, how sustainability has evolved over the years, challenges in a project’s lifestyle, and how he sees himself contributing to DSA’s success in the future. By Roma Arora With over 20 years of global industry experience, how have you seen this field evolve with the times? Honestly, if I look back to the start of my career and reflect on the changes that I thought I’d see by now, I’d have to say I’m a little disappointed.

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The Versatility of Drywall in Architecture: Pros and Cons

Arch Daily

Pinheiros Club School / Oficina Aberta + Firma Arquitetura © Carolina Lacaz Amidst the immense possibility of constructive solutions, all have advantages and disadvantages, gains and limitations. Whether for economic reasons, deadlines, material availability, or spatial performance, each type of material responds to the project in a certain way and gives it a specific visual and environmental aspect.

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Leading Italian beauty specialist, Pinalli, digitises in-store experience with ESL solution from Pricer

Retail Focus

Beauty and personal care retailer, Pinalli , has digitally improved its customer experience and in-store operations using a solution from Pricer , the world’s most reliable provider of ESLs (Electronic Shelf Labels). Founded in Emilia, Italy in 1984, Pinalli is a luxury beauty chain, renowned for its excellence in service, advice, price and quality.

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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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ARC’TERYX flagship brings vancouver’s pacific northwest roots to beijing

Design Boom

designing its ARC'TERYX beijing flagship, still young architects recreates the dramatic landscapes surrounding vancouver. The post ARC’TERYX flagship brings vancouver’s pacific northwest roots to beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The future of main streets: Aussies share their essential retailers

Inside Retail

A lot of dedication and effort goes into making main streets attractive. Local governments, planners, place makers, economic development managers, trade associations and retailers work hard to design, improve and revitalise main streets. The goal is to make them attractive places to increase shopper numbers, provide pleasant places for communities, and boost local economies.

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Unilever and notjust clothing fuse fashion with flavour in new collection

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Christmas Jumper pioneers and social enterprise notjust clothing has teamed up with Unilever to bring out a range of tasty festive knits for three of Britain’s most beloved grocery brands – Marmite, Pot Noodle and Colman’s Mustard.

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WOW Resorts introduces JW Marriott Residences Al Marjan Island

Design Middleeast

In the realm of sublime living and discerning hospitality, WOW Resorts, renowned for their unwavering commitment to the development of residences and resorts, has entered a prestigious agreement with the esteemed JW Marriott. Together, they proudly announce the unveiling of a jewel in the crown of Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE – the JW Marriott Al Marjan Island Resort & JW Marriott Residences Al Marjan Island.

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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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Bold House: dynamic modularity redefining interior spaces and furnishings

Design Wanted

évoque lab is a modern design and digital communication studio that boasts a strong architectural influence. It was established in Milan by a pair of young […] The post Bold House: dynamic modularity redefining interior spaces and furnishings appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Caledonia Park welcomes British duo Hobbs and Phase Eight

Retail Focus

Railpen , one of the largest pension managers in the UK, has announced Hobbs and Phase Eight have opened in Caledonia Park, Scotland’s premium designer outlet village , marking Hobbs ’ first outlet in Scotland and Phase Eight’s second. Hobbs and Phase Eight have opened a 3,0 00 sq ft unit with a dual fascia at Caledonia Park, located centrally within the scheme next to premium brand s such as POLO Ralph Lauren , kate spade new york , Radley London, and recent additions Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin

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wooden shingles cover ‘yosemite’ renovated storefront by slow in japan

Design Boom

the interior unveils exposed structural elements, such as columns, beams, and plywood planks. The post wooden shingles cover ‘yosemite’ renovated storefront by slow in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Kmart cops $1.3 million fine for over 200,000 spam emails

Inside Retail

Kmart Australia has paid a $1.3 million infringement notice for sending 212,471 marketing emails, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The emails were sent between July 2022 and May 2023 to customers who had previously unsubscribed, due to a combination of technology, system and procedural failures. “When a customer decides to opt out of a marketing mailing list, businesses are obliged to fulfil that request.

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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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TK Maxx reprieves lil’ goat in 2023 Festive Farm Christmas ad

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! TK Maxx has today unveiled its latest Christmas advert where things have gotten fashionable, fun, feathery and furry. As the brands for less retailer unveils its biggest ever collection of Christmas gifts, “Festive Farm” features a group of adorable animals cat-walking out of their barn in their stylish new TK Maxx outfits.

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#CreativeVoices featuring Rami Selo, COO of Sedar Global

Design Middleeast

It’s another Monday, and we have a brand new video for our viewers. The #CreativeVoices is a video campaign that highlights industry leaders from design, architecture, landscape, developers, fit-out, suppliers, and retailers who are making a difference in the pitch. Rami Selo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sedar Global, discusses his family’s design philosophy, how he was drawn to the business at a young age, the latest offerings, luxury collaborations, and how he believes strongly that

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Il Tornitore Matto – A unique savoir faire in all things metal, demonstrating its versatility

Design Wanted

Alessi presents Il Tornitore Matto (The Mad Turner) at EDIT Napoli 2023 – a refreshing new brand led by Alberto Alessi and coordinated by Giulio Iacchetti […] The post Il Tornitore Matto – A unique savoir faire in all things metal, demonstrating its versatility appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Thinking outside the box with visual merchandising

Retail Focus

Retailers have been using visual merchandising to appeal to and connect with shoppers for many years now. Be this simply placing items from a new range of clothes on a group of mannequins or coming up with a creative and colourful window display to draw in those passing by, visual merchandising plays a key role in many retail strategies. The primary challenge for retailers in the current market is how to evolve these tried and tested methods to appeal more to modern shoppers.

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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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alleswirdgut installs wooden shelf system across shrine-inspired waterdrop store in cologne

Design Boom

the wooden construction forms a ground-floor portal, resembling the japanese shinto shrine's entrance represented by a torii gate. The post alleswirdgut installs wooden shelf system across shrine-inspired waterdrop store in cologne appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Retail Food Group to acquire Beefy’s Pies for $10 million

Inside Retail

Beefy’s Pies may soon be available for franchising after an agreement was reached for the retail chain’s acquisition by listed cafe operator Retail Food Group (RFG) for $10 million. RFG is a global food and beverage company headquartered in Queensland which owns Gloria Jean’s, Donut King, Brumby’s Bakery, Michel’s Patisserie, Crust Gourmet Pizza, Pizza Capers, Rack ’em Bones BBQ Ribs, Cafe2U and The Coffee Guy brands.

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Elephant Gin releases Buchu Laden African Explorer Gin to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Elephant Gin (www.elephant-gin.com) is releasing a very special limited-edition gin, the African Explorer (40% ABV, RRP £45). When forming Elephant Gin, Tessa and Robin Gerlach were inspired by the Sundowner experience whilst exploring the wildlife of Africa; when creating their lauded London Dry Gin in 2013, th

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Daikin appoints Hasan Onder as the president of Daikin Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa

Design Middleeast

Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (“Daikin”), a leading manufacturer of Air Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, & Refrigeration solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Hasan Onder as President of the Daikin Middle East and Africa Region in addition to his responsibility in Türkiye and CIS regions. He has served as the CEO of Daikin Türkiye since 2011 and in his expanded role, Hasan Onder will also assume the role of President of Daikin Middle East and Africa, covering a wide geog

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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.