January, 2024

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How To Create A Happy Workplace? Business Environment Design Matters

All Work

Visionary leaders recognize that an employee-focused environment promoting happiness and engagement enhances productivity, sales, and retention, thereby improving the company’s overall performance. Adopting a design approach that integrates elements of surprise, well-being, confidence, and inspiration can leverage happiness hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins to foster a productive and content workforce.

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schemata architects turns salvaged materials into upcycled furniture for re;code seoul store

Design Boom

unlike conventional setups, the store houses an on-site atelier for creating and selling items crafted from upcycled materials. The post schemata architects turns salvaged materials into upcycled furniture for re;code seoul store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Woolworths to drop Australia Day merchandise, citing cultural sensitivity

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group will not be selling any Australia Day-themed merchandise this year due to a decline in demand for such products and a shift in cultural sensitivity. Woolworths Group – which includes Big W – said it made the decision in response to “broader discussions” about January 26th and its meaning to the country’s diverse communities.

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3 Benefits to Using Precast Concrete Retaining Walls in Construction

Retail Focus

The construction industry is always looking for new ways to improve techniques and processes. By reducing the time it takes to finish jobs and the costs involved, firms can complete projects faster and with a greater degree of efficiency. The use of precast concrete for retaining walls is becoming increasingly popular. Let’s take a look at why this is.

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

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Buller and Rice salon is a showcase of plant-based materials

Dezeen

East London hair salon Buller and Rice has opened a new venue with an interior design palette that includes seaweed, algae, cork and mushroom leather. Buller and Rice Wanstead is a salon that doubles as a lifestyle store, selling products ranging from homeware to wine. Company founders Anita Rice and Stephen Buller designed the interior themselves, filling it with bespoke creations from designers and makers including Natural Material Studio 's Bonnie Hvillum and Copenhagen-based Jonas Edvard.

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KeyStore retailers highlight benefits of Filshill’s EPOS system

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Many KeyStore owners have adopted the system which offers huge benefits and enables retailers to stay on top of their business wherever they are – in the shop, at home, and also on the move. For Tony and Rachael Hewson, however, the technology has also helped convict a shoplifter who targeted their KeyStore Middleham store […] If you want more info

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LMTLS clads korean beauty store with rocky texture echoing madagascar’s pristine nature

Design Boom

the design combines elements like rocks, pebbles, and sand to create an urban oasis, offering visitors a unique escape from the city bustle. The post LMTLS clads korean beauty store with rocky texture echoing madagascar’s pristine nature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Retail sales slightly up in December as shoppers shifted spend to Black Friday

Inside Retail

Australian retail sales increased minimally last December as more consumers opted to purchase on Black Friday in the prior month, reflecting cost of living pressures. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showed that shoppers spent $35.1 billion in December, up 0.8 per cent year over year. “Today’s retail trade figures confirm that Australian consumers pulled forward much of their Christmas spending to November’s Black Friday sales,” said Anneke Thompson, chief econo

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Discover Samsung’s New Experience Store at Westfield London

Retail Focus

The all-new Samsung Experience Store (SES) in Westfield London will be open seven days a week, featuring the widest range of Samsung mobile, tablet and wearable products currently available to buy. This will be Samsung’s fourth experience store in London, operated by Partner Retail Services Limited (PRS&), the operator of the Samsung Experience Stores in the UK.

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A must-visit Chinese gate for global players in the furniture industry

Design Wanted

Under the overarching theme of ‘Design Trend, Global Trade, and Full Supply Chain’, CIFF Guangzhou 2024 serves as a dynamic platform promoting design, innovation, and international […] The post A must-visit Chinese gate for global players in the furniture industry 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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New B&Q Local Staines store celebrates upcoming opening with a special community makeover

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! B&Q has announced it will open its tenth B&Q Local store on Staines high street on Friday 26 January. To celebrate, colleagues from the new store offered support to local homelessness charity Spelthorne Rentstart with a special community makeover.

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Lumi Interiors opens a new luxury studio in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Design Middleeast

Lumi Interiors, the award-winning luxury interior design studio recognised for creating lavish residential interiors for prestigious clients, announces the grand opening of their high-end interior design studio in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Having established itself as one of the leading interior architecture studios in the region, the three-level studio spans across 130 square meters, where the ground floor boasts a welcoming lobby and reception area as well as a library for creative inspiration.

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3D-printed, organic formations by external reference engulf la manso store in barcelona

Design Boom

the design pairs the floral motifs of the store's facade with the plasticity of the brand's jewelry. The post 3D-printed, organic formations by external reference engulf la manso store in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Is this the end of Australia’s supermarket duopoly?

Inside Retail

The allegations of price-gouging during a cost-of-living crisis by Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths could finally be the death knell of the duopoly that has long dominated the country’s grocery sector. Today, the Albanese government announced the Australian Competition and Consumer Consumer Commission (ACCC) will conduct a twelve-month probe to examine if Australian supermarkets have used their market power to increase their profit margins.

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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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Can independent retailers drive a high street resurgence in 2024?

Retail Focus

Charlotte Broadbent – UK General Manager at Faire After a bruising year for retail, there are finally some reasons for optimism going into 2024. The holiday season appears to be delivering to expectations. The freeze on business rates has put real cash in retailers’ pockets. And while I hear from our retailers some nervousness about the continued impact of our struggling economy on discretionary spending, the deceleration of inflation should at least prevent customers from tightening the p

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A guide on how (and why) to protect your innovations and artistic expressions

Design Wanted

In the dynamic world of design, the protection of innovations and artistic expressions holds paramount importance. In this exclusive interview, Ilaria Gargiulo sheds light on the […] The post A guide on how (and why) to protect your innovations and artistic expressions appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Two in five retail workers say bad habits are leading to broken health and safety regulations

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research has revealed that over two fifths (43%) of retail workers regularly break health and safety rules because of bad habits becoming commonplace in the workplace, whilst a similar number (40%) say they break a rule when they don’t see the risk as being great enough.

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ALEC achieves 150% YoY Saudi growth and plans further investment and expansion in 2024

Design Middleeast

Following the establishment of its Saudi headquarters in Riyadh last year, ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) announces it has achieved 150% year-on-year growth in the Kingdom through 2023, highlighted by its successes in winning bids for four projects, and investing to significantly increase its Saudi workforce. Building on this momentum, the company has identified further investment and expansion in Saudi Arabia among its top business priorities for 2024 as it sees clear potential for th

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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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tubular stainless-steel elements reflect optical boutique’s arched facade in barcelona

Design Boom

el departamento's spatial concept for pj. lobster emphasizes a rationalist character, uniting minimalism with substantial materiality within a century-old building. The post tubular stainless-steel elements reflect optical boutique’s arched facade in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Grill’d serves an ace with Ash Barty partnership

Inside Retail

Burger brand Grill’d is partnering with former tennis World Number 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion Ash Barty to launch a limited-edition range of Barty Burgers. The burger chain will also donate $100,000 to the newly launched Ash Barty Foundation, through its Local Matters program. The goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of young Aussies through sport and education initiatives.

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Despite a muted outlook for 2024, the Retail Think Tank outlines key growth opportunities and predictions for next years’ winners and losers

Retail Focus

While the retail sector outlook for 2024 is expected to be muted, hampered by ongoing macroeconomic challenges, weakened consumer demand and low economic growth prospects, retailers mustn’t let stagnation stifle innovation and future opportunities, the KPMG/RetailNext Retail Think Tank (RTT) , an independent board of retail experts, warns. With the UK economy set to tread water in 2024, the RTT expects this will impact growth within the retail sector.

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Moroni Ciovini and Ana Montero expose textured concrete walls in Buenos Aires shop

Dezeen

Local architecture studio Moroni Ciovini and designer Ana Montero have preserved the exposed layers of concrete wall for this bookstore and café in Buenos Aires. At just 247 square feet (23 square metres), Medio Pan cafe is just large enough to fit seating, a bar and bookshelves, which are located at the back and front of the store. Local studio Moroni++Ciovini and designer Ana Montero have completed a café and bookstore in Buenos Aires For the shop's interior, Moroni Ciovini (M++C) and Montero

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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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Stoneskin: a new material engineered to rethink the use of natural stone

Design Wanted

Stonearts, the company behind Stoneskin, is an Austrian company that has developed a manufacturing process based on artisanal craftsmanship to transform real, millenary old stones into […] The post Stoneskin: a new material engineered to rethink the use of natural stone appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The UAE will host the inaugural French Lifestyle Exhibition in Dubai

Design Middleeast

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French Economy will inaugurate its very first French Lifestyle Exhibition in Dubai, from a unique venue located at the heart of Jumeirah, under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the UAE, Nicolas Niemtchinow alongside the Consul General of France to Dubai & Northern Emirates, Nathalie Kennedy.

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SML reinterprets ginseng cultivation structure as contemporary retail interior in seoul

Design Boom

the promotion wall nods to the traditional korean structure, transforming the main products into objects of art through careful curation. The post SML reinterprets ginseng cultivation structure as contemporary retail interior in seoul appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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‘Credential stuffing’: retailers, thousands of customers hit by new cyber fraud

Inside Retail

Several major Australian retailers and their customers have been targeted by wide-scale coordinated cyberattacks that stole their online information and made fraudulent transactions. Cybersecurity company Kasada recently revealed that cybercriminals have compromised more than 15,000 customer accounts of Mexican fast food chain Guzman y Gomez, liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s, streaming service Binge, home shopping network TVSN and Event Cinemas since November.

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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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Redesigned Trolleys, Mounts, Custom dvLED, Kiosk and EV Charging Solutions – see all on the Peerless-AV® Booth ISE 2024

Retail Focus

AV technology pioneer Peerless-AV ® will be showcasing a host of new in stock and coming soon products on a bigger and new booth location in Hall 3 (#R300) at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 , 30January – 2 February, Grand Fira, Barcelona. Peerless-AV® Red Carpet dvLED A showstopper on the booth will be an impressive, custom curved and overhanging dvLED video wall structure using a SEAMLESS Bespoke Series dvLED precision infrastructure Mounting System.

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Unilever partners with Be My Eyes to introduce AI-assisted cooking for blind and low vision shoppers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Unilever has partnered with the accessibility app specialist Be My Eyes, the developer of accessibility solutions apps that connects people who are blind or low-vision to a world network of volunteers and AI-powered virtual assistance, to expand their use of AI technology to add powerful new tools to the cooking experience of their products for shoppers

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Meet Flavio Manzoni, the genius mind behind Ferrari’s car designs since 2010

Design Wanted

Before delving into the interview with Flavio Manzoni, let’s set the stage. During a casual gathering with friends on a countryside balcony in central Italy, conversation […] The post Meet Flavio Manzoni, the genius mind behind Ferrari’s car designs since 2010 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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PSLab's monochromatic Berlin showroom is a "sacred place for light"

Dezeen

A pared-back palette of raw materials creates a calm backdrop for PSLab 's lighting products inside the brand's Berlin workshop and showroom space, designed in collaboration with Belgian firm B-bis architecten. The newly opened studio occupies the ground floor and basement of a 1907 residential building in the city's Charlottenburg district. PSLab has opened a new workshop and showroom in Berlin PSLab , which designs and manufactures light fixtures for architectural projects, set out to create a

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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.