March, 2024

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Piercing salon SkinKandy heads across the Tasman

Inside Retail

Piercing retailer SkinKandy is expanding into New Zealand, with Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch as its first location in the country. “Exciting growth continues at SkinKandy. Our international growth journey starts with hoardings up at our first store locations in New Zealand, getting ready to bring the piercing revolution to the amazing people of Aotearoa,” SkinKandy CEO Dain Friis said.

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soaring sculpture and banyan tree pierce through the oculi of cult gaia’s miami flagship store

Design Boom

cult gaia's new flagship store brings iconic historical archetypes from classical antiquity and persian heritage to miami design district. The post soaring sculpture and banyan tree pierce through the oculi of cult gaia’s miami flagship store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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White paper: Re-Telling Retail

Retail Focus

The dynamics of storytelling in the volatile retail landscape have fundamentally changed and will shape our perception of the future. In this report in partnership with Retail Focus, James Breaks, Associate Director of Design at rpa: group , takes a close look into the past, present and future of our relationship with brands, and how we engage with them.

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"Subtle luxury" defines Shoreditch jewellery store by Hollie Bowden Interiors

Dezeen

Interior design studio Hollie Bowden Interiors has created fine jeweller Rachel Boston's flagship store and showroom in London. Located in Shoreditch's Redchurch Street, the store is split into four main areas – the retail space, private appointment area, workshop and office space for the jeweller's team of 12. The space blends a neutral palette of glass, steel and sycamore wood veneer The store aims to blend a neutral material palette of glass and steel with sycamore wood veneer and velvet moha

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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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KFC & FareShare launch campaign to raise awareness of community kitchens and drive more volunteers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! KFC and food redistribution charity FareShare today reveal a new ‘Bucket Bike’ designed to raise awareness of community kitchens and the need for more of the volunteers who power them. This comes as KFC hits the milestone of 1 million meals redistributed via FareShare.

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The Art of Detailing

Design Middleeast

How TwentyOne06 and Havelock One Interiors redefined luxe at this resimercial workspace in Dubai Award-winning design firm TwentyOne06 and leading fit-out firm Havelock One have completed the Design & Build of The Knowledge Academy’s office in Dubai, creating a resimercial haven for the premium training provider. The hospitality-driven approach Resimercial design is a term used to describe a style of interior design that combines both residential and commercial elements.

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antistatics bents aluminum sheets into weaved facade for concept flagship store in beijing

Design Boom

drawing from the 'v' shape of the vicutu brand, antistatics' design integrates a flexible weaving system reminiscent of fabric craftsmanship. The post antistatics bents aluminum sheets into weaved facade for concept flagship store in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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5 Tips to Add Extra Privacy in Your Outdoor Space

Retail Focus

A garden or outdoor space is somewhere to go to relax and unwind during the warmer months of the year, and during the colder months, we dream of all the improvements we can make once we’ve banished the frosts and snow. Anyone planning a garden overhaul in the next few weeks might want tips on how to add layers of extra privacy so that the space can be enjoyed fully.

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Linehouse creates greenhouse-informed food market in Shanghai

Dezeen

Architecture studio Linehouse has wrapped a food market in a Shanghai laneway neighbourhood around a central atrium informed by Victorian greenhouses. Named Foodie Social, the 2,000-square-metre food market is located within the Hong Shou Fang community – a residential area in Shanghai's Putuo district known for its classic "longtang" laneway architecture.

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It takes a village: introducing James May Gin

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! James May is a man of many talents – TV Presenter, automotive obsessive, occasional flautist, Wiltshire Pub Landlord…. so of course it would make sense for him to start a gin brand, as all good celebrities do at some point in their careers.

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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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Deconstruct Your Office Into Core Resources To Rebuild Productivity

All Work

An effective office layout embraces a mix of experiences, providing a range of work surfaces and seating options to suit various tasks and employee preferences, enabling both focused work and dynamic collaboration. Efficient business performance and employee engagement require easy access to stored information—including digital repositories and peer knowledge—as well as adaptive screen technology that recognizes users and provides necessary data for their daily tasks.

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Planning to sell online in the US? Here are some tactics to ensure success

Inside Retail

Selling online in the US can be lucrative, as many Australian retailers and brands are discovering. But there is a fine line between success and failure. Tara Daly, senior director of product marketing at Loop Returns , shares with Inside Retail advice on getting started in the US market, some tips on cross-border shipping and logistics – including managing returns in a way that builds customer loyalty – and how to drive repeat business.

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abstract geometric stone informs the interiors of retail store by tens atelier in china

Design Boom

a uniform warm yellow color palette maintains flexibility, with white walls for easy adaptation to evolving brand themes. The post abstract geometric stone informs the interiors of retail store by tens atelier in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Charity Super.Mkt to open debut outlet store at Gloucester Quays

Retail Focus

Peel has announced that Charity Super.Mkt, the UK’s first-ever multi-charity shop, is set to open its next pop-up at premier southwest urban outlet Gloucester Quays. The 4,000 sq ft store will launch at the outlet on March 14 th , introducing its popular ‘second-hand department store’ concept to a key entrance off High Orchard Street. Charity Super.Mkt will bring together a curated collection of pre-loved fashion and accessories, including vintage denim, sports- and streetwear.

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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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Plate: Embracing urban elegance with Ceramiche Keope’s metal-inspired series

Design Wanted

Since 1995, Italian brand Ceramiche Keope has specialised in crafting porcelain stoneware floor and wall surfaces. Its ethos revolves around meticulous attention to detail, social responsibility, […] The post Plate: Embracing urban elegance with Ceramiche Keope’s metal-inspired series appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Perfume Shop launches largest price freeze on 173 best selling fragrances until 2025

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The Perfume Shop has added 36 new fragrances to its perfume price freeze promise, giving customers an even bigger choice when it comes to selecting their favourite fragrances at a lower price. The UK’s largest specialist fragrance retailer has now committed to holding the price of 173 best-selling branded fragrances on their perfume price promise list un

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Aedas redefines architecture with Trojena Ski Village in NEOM

Design Middleeast

History is in the making as Saudi Arabia gears up to host the 10 th Asian Winter Games in 2029 in Trojena, the Gulf Region’s first ever outdoor ski resort. Aedas is building Trojena in the heart of NEOM, the kingdom’s most ambitious giga project. Scheduled for completion in 2026, the resort will include year-round skiing (3 months on snow and year-round synthetic “dry” skiing), retail stores, restaurants, luxury mansions, apartments and luxury hotels including serviced apartments operated by p

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‘No viable offers’: Godfreys to be wound down

Inside Retail

Godfreys will be closed down after its administrators failed to seal a favourable acquisition proposal for the collapsed vacuum retailer. PWC received 55 expressions of interest and six indicative offers during the sale process. However, some of the interested parties withdrew while the others did not provide a sufficient offer to secure the business in the long term.

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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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undulating glazed panels enfold superimpose’s huawei flagship store in beijing

Design Boom

contemporary reinterpretation of ancient beijing landmarks influences the design by superimpose architecture. The post undulating glazed panels enfold superimpose’s huawei flagship store in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Captain’s Choice: UK Gentleman’s grooming brand launches in India

Retail Focus

Premium men ’ s grooming brand Captain Fawcett is set to expand into India, landing in an industry that reached US$ 2.1 billion in 2023. The business expects the India opportunity to grow to a six-figure revenue in the next few years. The business, headquartered in King ’ s Lynn, Norfolk, was founded by Richie Finney following two decades working in the British film industry.

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Influenced by storytelling, visual elements, and harmonious color combinations

Design Wanted

In the bustling and vibrant world of design, where tradition meets innovation, Mooque Sarunphon Boonto‘s design ethos, deeply ingrained with the nuances of storytelling, visual allure, […] The post Influenced by storytelling, visual elements, and harmonious color combinations appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Royal Mail announces nationwide locker service in partnership with Quadient

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Royal Mail has launched a new partnership with global parcel locker operator Quadient, providing customers with more choice to make sending and receiving parcels as convenient as possible. The partnership means Royal Mail customers will have access to parcel lockers for the first time.

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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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Lissoni Architecture creates expansion for Design Holding with "melting pot attitude"

Dezeen

Local studio Lissoni Architecture has expanded the Design Holding flagship in New York City , creating an entirely new floor outfitted with light displays and curving metallic installations. Lissoni Architecture , the US branch of Italian studio Lissoni & Partners , created an entirely new second floor and redesigned a portion of the first floor for the Design Holding showroom, which displays furniture and lighting brands including B&B Italia , Flos , Louis Poulsen , Maxalto , Arclinea a

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Myer names Olivia Wirth as CEO

Inside Retail

Department store chain Myer has appointed non-executive director Olivia Wirth as CEO and executive chair, effective June 4. Wirth will succeed current CEO and MD John King, who will remain in his role until June 3 to facilitate the transition and handover. Previously, Wirth served as the CEO of Qantas Loyalty, where she worked for nearly 15 years. “Since joining the board last year, Olivia has demonstrated impressive commercial acumen and an acute understanding of the dynamics facing both Myer a

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a terracotta-orange hue engulfs studiomateriality’s wild souls shop design in athens

Design Boom

the design focuses on simple, aesthetic alterations that offer a refreshing sense of space without moving walls. The post a terracotta-orange hue engulfs studiomateriality’s wild souls shop design in athens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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New York Issues Credit Card Surcharge Guidance for Businesses

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Earlier this year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed S.B. S1048A into law (which we reported about here ) requiring sellers that impose credit card surcharges to post the total price, inclusive of the surcharge, on the item. The law is aimed at preventing consumers from being misled when making a purchase using their credit card. Governor Hochul recently announced guidance to help businesses better implement the law’s requirements.

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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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Combining industrial and interior design prowess, they shape magical experiences

Design Wanted

Established in 2023 and based in Taipei, Anvil Dust Studio is the brainchild of Jesden Tang, Neo Tseng, and Violet Tao, who shared the vision to […] The post Combining industrial and interior design prowess, they shape magical experiences appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Budweiser collaborates with Sir Peter Blake to launch limited edition pop art can

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Today, The King of Beers, Budweiser announces it is joining forces with legendary artist Sir Peter Blake, the godfather of British Pop Art. The two icons of culture unite to launch an exclusive limited edition beer can which doubles as a collectible piece of Pop Art.

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Nolte FZE welcomes leading industry voices to design workshop

Design Middleeast

Nolte FZE, a subsidiary of Nolte Group, hosted their annual Design Workshop in Dubai at Andaz the Palm on 26 th and 27 th of February 2024. The event was attended by a group of 20 talented designers from Nolte Küchen showrooms across the Middle East and Africa. Attendees expanded their industry knowledge, listening to presentations on design theory and trends and participated in a comprehensive design case study.

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Online florist Bloomex fined $1 million over fake ratings

Inside Retail

Online florist and gift retailer Bloomex has been fined $1 million for making false and misleading representations on its website. The retailer admitted it had published misleading star ratings for its products, advertised misleading discounts, and added surcharges that were inadequately disclosed. According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), Bloomex displayed products for sale on its website between February 2019 and March 2023 with a ‘star rating’ that remained sta

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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.