March, 2023

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Un-learn to Re-learn. How the current retail environment is reconditioning consumer’s behaviours.

Retail Focus

Two or three decades ago, a recession hit Europe, the North American countries, and then descended into the Middle East and Asia. Then, not so long ago, the COVID-19 pandemic brought significant changes to the way people shop, and those changes are expected to continue even as the pandemic fades away. One of the most important shifts is the increased use of e-commerce and online shopping.

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Branding sustainability into commerce

Retail Times

Sustainability is rising in importance in the complex mix of factors that go to make up brand equity.

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From virtual models to marketing, how fashion brands are using AI today

Inside Retail

Artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse and ChatGPT are creating the biggest buzz so far this year, and it’s no surprise to see the fashion industry catching the wave. Last year saw numerous brands launching virtual collections, including Gucci, Adidas, Zara and Prada. Gucci’s “digital shoes” are only designed to be worn in the metaverse, there’s no actual physical product available.

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KITH to open williamsburg flagship, its second location in brooklyn

Design Boom

the sunlit interiors host a monolithic brick centerpiece which opens up into a locally-made, solid oakwood dome. The post KITH to open williamsburg flagship, its second location in brooklyn appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

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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The PEEL Chair is hemp-based, biodegradable and compostable

Design Wanted

Milan Design Week will witness PROWL Studio and M4 Factory‘s debut of the sustainable PEEL Chair at the Expect Death exhibition, held at Alcova’s new venue […] The post The PEEL Chair is hemp-based, biodegradable and compostable appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Kith creates "industrial ambiance" for its Williamsburg store

Dezeen

American clothing brand Kith has created a flagship store in Williamsburg , Brooklyn, that uses brick, wood and steel to reference the industrial history of the neighbourhood. Designed by Kith 's founder Ronnie Fieg and the brand's in-house team of architects, the Williamsburg location is located in the Gensler -designed 25 Kent Plaza office building, where Kith also has its corporate offices.

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New research reveals the top emotions shoppers feel when buying products and FMCG trends

Retail Times

Emotions run high among UK shoppers, new research has revealed. ‘Comfort’ (34%), ‘curiosity’ (28%) and ‘nostalgia’ (19%) are among the top feelings consumers experience when buying a new product, according to a revealing new survey of 8,000 consumers.

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Record retail theft puts pressure on Australian supermarkets

Inside Retail

Retail theft has hit record levels in Australia, government statistics show, putting pressure on grocery giants Woolworths Group Ltd and Coles Group Ltd that are already struggling with soaring supply costs and freight blockages. Store theft rose 23.7 per cent in New South Wales, the home state of a third of Australians, from 2021 to 2022, state government figures showed on Thursday, the fastest year-on-year increase since records began in 1995.

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woven bamboo installation by AIM architecture drapes over fashion store atrium in china

Design Boom

a wavy polished stainless steel ceiling generously scales up the height of the space. The post woven bamboo installation by AIM architecture drapes over fashion store atrium in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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How wearable technology is revolutionizing healthcare with endless possibilities

Design Wanted

From Nowatch to Myoovi, Wear A+ and Neural Sleeve – the future of wearable technology in healthcare is here, presenting powerful opportunities and altering our way […] The post How wearable technology is revolutionizing healthcare with endless possibilities appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Moschino flagship store references the "history of ancient Italy"

Dezeen

Italian studio Andrea Tognon Architecture has collaborated with former Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott to renovate the brand's flagship store in Milan. Located on Via della Spiga, one of Milan's famed shopping streets, the store sits within the 18th-century Palazzo Perusati, which was recently transformed by real estate company Hines into a luxury retail development.

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Why are pop ups such a crucial marketing tool for D2C brands?

Retail Focus

Pop-up experiences that last a few days or several months have been around for the last decade, but post-Covid we have seen a huge increase in this form of retail which is in large part driven by the increase in D2C brands looking to explore physical interaction with their audiences. The key downfall of a D2C brand in the eyes of a consumer is the lack of physical presence where you get the chance to pick up, turn on or try on its products.

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Strong consumer demand for affordable, sustainable products will drive Fairtrade market in 2023

Retail Times

As consumers strive to become more sustainable, they are increasingly demanding ethically sourced products such as bananas, chocolate and coffee, says the Fairtrade Foundation as its annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign gets under way.

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Redbubble co-founder Martin Hosking named CEO

Inside Retail

Martin Hosking has been appointed CEO and MD of the Redbubble Group, effective immediately. Outgoing CEO Michael Ilczynski resigned to pursue other opportunities in a non-competitive area and will provide assistance to Hosking until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition. “While I am disappointed the group has not returned to growth under my leadership, I am proud of the progress we have made towards achieving our strategic objectives,” said Ilczynski.

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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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explore galeries lafayette’s ‘jacquemus obsessions’ pop-up in paris

Design Boom

jacquemus takes over galeries lafayette to showcase its 'obsessions,' inviting visitors to explore oversized and interactive installations. The post explore galeries lafayette’s ‘jacquemus obsessions’ pop-up in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The iconic Antoniolupi unveiled their latest products at ISH, in Frankfurt

Design Wanted

Antoniolupi’s origin dates back to 1950 in Fucecchio, a town in the province of Florence, where a small workshop specialized in processing glass for furnishings was […] The post The iconic Antoniolupi unveiled their latest products at ISH, in Frankfurt appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Khaite flagship store designed as a "tribute to the cultural legacy of SoHo"

Dezeen

American fashion brand Khaite has opened its flagship store in SoHo , New York City – a cement-trowelled and steel-lined interior with an evergreen tree planted into its shop floor. The store was designed by Khaite 's founder and creative director, Catherine Holstein and her husband New York-based architect, Griffin Frazen. The Khaite flagship store is located in SoHo, New York City It occupies a Corinthian column-fronted building in SoHo, capped with Italianate cast-iron modillion cornices, des

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Swaine Unveils Largest Store on New Bond Street, Showcasing Rich History and Craftsmanship

Retail Focus

Swaine , a luxury goods brand that has been a fixture of London’s high-end retail landscape since 1750, has opened its largest store yet on New Bond Street, the centrepiece of its most radical rebrand in 273 years. The new flagship store spans 7,000 square feet, with a ground floor and mezzanine level, showcasing Swaine’s range of men’s and women’s leather goods and luggage, along with Herbert Johnson hats and Brigg umbrellas.

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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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Arctic Roll and Jam Roly Poly enjoy renaissance, according to new supermarket data

Retail Times

Nostalgic desserts such as Arctic Roll and Jam Roly Poly are enjoying a renaissance, as new sales data from Ocado has revealed rising consumer spending on frozen desserts.

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La Prairie opens Australian-first airport beauty lounge

Inside Retail

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has partnered with Heinemann Tax & Duty Free to launch a luxury beauty lounge at Sydney International airport. The lounge offers a customised luxury spa service with a skincare consultation for travellers. The store has a welcome lounge and two private treatment rooms where customers can choose from a range of treatment options to suit their needs.

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gaetano pesce’s resin-dipped ‘come stai?’ chairs land in bottega veneta flagship stores

Design Boom

the chairs are laid out as small-scale installations in bottega veneta's london, milan, paris, rome, and berlin stores. The post gaetano pesce’s resin-dipped ‘come stai?’ chairs land in bottega veneta flagship stores appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Kvadrat’s long and disruptive path towards sustainability

Design Wanted

Kvadrat will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 “Kvadrat is as much an approach to […] The post Kvadrat’s long and disruptive path towards sustainability 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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FTC is “Talking Trash” and Zeroing-in on “Recyclable” Claims

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC has announced the next step in its ongoing review of the “Green Guides.” According to the FTC’s most recent announcement, it is zeroing-in on “recyclable” claims and will be hosting a workshop titled “ Talking Trash at the FTC: Recyclable Claims and the Green Guides.” During the workshop, panelists will discuss the kinds of recyclable claims that consumers see in the marketplace, how they perceive or interpret those claims, and the current state of recycling in the U.S.

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size? expands across the Midlands with three brand-new stores opening on Monday

Retail Focus

Street-fashion retailer size? is opening three new concept stores across the Midlands on Monday 3 rd April. These three new stores represent the expansion of size? following successful store openings in Liverpool and Stockholm in 2022, which align with the retailer’s design direction of paying homage to the history and architecture of the local areas.

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Employing skilled talents without degree ‘could close digital skills gap’, research finds

Retail Times

The subject of the tech skills gap remains a hot topic of conversation in both tech and wider business circles, with Fortune recently reporting on how the gap may well widen if uptake of tech careers continues to remain low amongst Gen Z.

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Roughly three in four Australians buy preloved clothing, survey finds

Inside Retail

Research by Reluv, an online fashion retailer, in partnership with Monash University students, has revealed that about 75 per cent of Australians purchased used clothing last year. According to their Fashion Resale Report 2022, economic considerations follow sustainability as the primary two motivators of second-hand clothing purchases. The study found that 73 per cent of Australians said they purchase pre-owned apparel, 80 per cent believe they wear less than 60 per cent of their wardrobe, and

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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japanese SHOPKIT mobile store can be assembled with ease like DIY furniture

Design Boom

the store can be wheeled around the city to activate vacant urban lots, with traditional japanese style form to meld into the urban fabric. The post japanese SHOPKIT mobile store can be assembled with ease like DIY furniture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Innovative digital design and data visualizations that shed light on global warming

Design Wanted

To get a step closer to the world 2.0 that we all want, there’s been a rise in groundbreaking softwares and web design enhancing the power […] The post Innovative digital design and data visualizations that shed light on global warming appeared first on DesignWanted.

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WGNB creates minimal monochrome SVRN store in Chicago

Dezeen

A variety of monolithic furniture pieces direct the flow of movement around this fashion boutique in Chicago, designed by South Korean studio WGNB. The space for lifestyle brand SVRN is intended to highlight the products for sale as artworks and ideas, rather than simply as garments. Benches balanced on irregularly shaped rocks also act as product displays in the store "Spatial design of the SVRN store began with our interpretation of the SVRN's brand identity and narrative through the eastern p

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Polestar chooses Cribbs Mall as the location for its first showroom in the South West

Retail Focus

Polestar, the electric car manufacturer, has agreed to lease a 2,495 sq ft unit on a 10-year lease at Cribbs Mall, Bristol. The site will be its first in the South West and its fifth in the UK, as it seeks to continue its expansion and encourage more people to choose electric vehicles. The new Polestar showroom, named Polestar Cribbs, will feature its range of electric cars including the sports car/grand tourer Polestar 1, the compact executive car Polestar 2 and the recently launched mid-size l

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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.