April, 2024

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new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc

Design Boom

maison dior has unveiled its newest swiss boutique in geneva, a landmark flagship designed by christian de portzamparc. The post new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Adore Beauty CEO Tamalin Morton to step down

Inside Retail

Adore Beaut y Group CEO Tamalin Morton has decided to step down for personal reasons, effective in September. Morton agreed to take on a consulting role to assist the company after a new CEO has been named. “As CEO, Tamalin has done an excellent job delivering Adore Beauty’s financial and operational successes and developing the strategic plan.

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2024 VM and Display Show: A Fusion of Creativity, Sustainability, and Retail Innovation

Retail Focus

The 2024 Visual Merchandising and Display Show, hosted on April 16-17 at the Business Design Centre in London, provided a comprehensive look at the future of engaging retail spaces through innovative design and display. The exhibition showcased an incredible range of products and technologies designed to redefine the potential of physical retail spaces.

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Co-op first to announce move to 100% British strawberries

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Co-op is the first UK retailer to announce it is moving to 100% British Strawberries across its entire own brand range – hitting shelves two weeks ahead of last year and just in time for St George’s Day. From 23rd April, the leading convenience retailer will exclusively offer only British fresh strawberries across its offering […] If you want

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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.

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Désirée’s furniture collections embody its legacy of Italian craftsmanship

Design Wanted

Synonymous with its “Home soft Home” philosophy, Désirée celebrates the art of expressing emotions through design. Its roots trace back to the serene landscapes of Treviso, […] The post Désirée’s furniture collections embody its legacy of Italian craftsmanship appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 introduce Zeph Side Chair

Design Middleeast

Zeph Side Chair by Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 Designed by Berlin-based Studio 7.5, the Zeph Chair collection with Herman Miller is distinguished by a colorful one-piece seat and flexible back Through the same research-backed ergonomics that led to the design of the multipurpose chair and stool introduced in 2022, Zeph Side Chair by Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 brings a natural recline to the four-leg side and visitor seating category and supports a variety of applications including focused wor

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Asic orders Urban Rampage stores to end Centrepay credit arrangements

Inside Retail

Clothing and homewares retailer Urban Rampage has been ordered by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (Asic) to stop offering Centrepay credit arrangements at its stores. Operated by Coral Coast Distributors, Urban Rampage has stores at 10 locations in regional and remote locations across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

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Bluewater becomes home to the largest Oliver Bonas store in Kent

Retail Focus

Bluewater has announced that lifestyle brand, Oliver Bonas, will be opening at the Kent-based shopping and leisure destination on Saturday 20 th April. The 3,272sq ft store will be brand’s largest in Kent and will be located on the Lower Guildhall opposite John Lewis. What’s more, the new Bluewater store will have the widest selection of products available in the region.

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The Range transforms 4.2 million sq ft warehouse rooftops into power plants

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Turning its retail warehouses into distributed power plants will slash The Range’s energy bills, while connecting large energy buyers with a new energy asset supplier. The fastest growing retailer in the UK with over 200 stores nationwide, The Range is committed to reducing its operational carbon footprint while hedging against the volatile energy market

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The idea of modularity seen as a fundamental element of sustainability

Design Wanted

The topic of sustainability has been widely discussed for some time, with both designers and companies striving to share their views on the issue. The Array […] The post The idea of modularity seen as a fundamental element of sustainability 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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SHA Wellness Clinic partners with IMKAN to launch world’s first healthy living island 

Design Middleeast

The innovative island by SHA Wellness Clinic and IMKAN is located in AlJurf, a privileged enclave on the coastline between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. An unprecedented project, an island where every aspect, every detail has been planned with the health and well-being of its inhabitants as a priority. Located in AlJurf, the idyllic private island lies on the ‘Riviera’ of the Emirates, and approximately halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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foster + partners’ new jing’an apple store is designed like an amphitheater in shanghai

Design Boom

foster + partners' apple store opens onto a sunken plaza in shanghai's jing'an district, with circular seating mimicking an amphitheater. The post foster + partners’ new jing’an apple store is designed like an amphitheater in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Salvos opens 400th store, 25 more planned this year

Inside Retail

Salvos Stores , The Salvation Army’s retail arm, will open its 400th shop on High Street in Melbourne’s Northcote. The store is the Christian charity’s 11th to open this year and Salvos said it plans to add another 25 by the end of the year. Salvo Stores sell pre-loved items at affordable prices, raising more than $44 million last year to support The Salvation Army’s network of more than 2000 community programs and services nationwide. “As we continue to expand our networ

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Maternity Brand, Seraphine Announces It’s 1st Brick-and-Mortar Store in LA

Retail Focus

Seraphine Maternity is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its first Los Angeles store, scheduled to open late April. This will bring Seraphine Maternity’s US store count to 3 and the brand’s bricks-and-mortar presence to 8 stores which includes London and Paris. Seraphine is excited to offer its West Coast customers the opportunity to discover the brand and joy of shopping in person and access to expert styling help and advice for their changing body shape.

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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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Philip Morris unveils new HEATWAVE OPEN digital trade engagement platform

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Philip Morris Limited (PML) has unveiled HEATWAVE OPEN, a cutting-edge Digital Trade Engagement Platform designed to bolster online support for convenience retailers stocking IQOS, the world’s number one heated tobacco device.

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Shaping the future of first homes – interview with Marcus Engman

Design Wanted

During the recent Milan Design Week, a noteworthy highlight was the exploration of the ‘first home’ concept. This focus was ingeniously selected by IKEA, which created […] The post Shaping the future of first homes – interview with Marcus Engman appeared first on DesignWanted.

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CIFF Guangzhou 2024: A record-breaking edition and a major boost to international furniture trade

Design Middleeast

An extraordinary edition of CIFF Guangzhou has just concluded, recording the highest number of exhibitors and visitors ever. This success rewarded the strategy of CIFF, an ever-evolving exhibition event with a key role in the development of the global furniture industry, promoting design and innovation, boosting consumption, and fostering international furniture trade.

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xsxl imagines seoul store as futuristic pink spacecraft with chromatic finishes & kinetic plants

Design Boom

a glamorous art deco suite room, a cafe reminiscent of a 1920s whiskey bar, and an 'alien garden' with metallic fountains welcome shoppers. The post xsxl imagines seoul store as futuristic pink spacecraft with chromatic finishes & kinetic plants appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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March retail sales barely rise as Taylor Swift effect evaporates

Inside Retail

Australian retail sales in March remain subdued despite an early Easter, only rising 0.8 per cent year over year to $35.6 billion. Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed that other retailing, which include cosmetic, sports and recreational goods, grew 2.4 per cent, the strongest growth across all categories during the month. Food sales went up 2.1 per cent while cafes, restaurants and takeaway rose 1.2 per cent.

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KIKO Milano Opens its Doors at Braehead

Retail Focus

Braehead, one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual in conjunction with Savills as property managers, is pleased to welcome beauty brand, KIKO Milano, to the centre as the store opens its doors to customers. KIKO Milano, the Italian cosmetics brand, has opened a c.1,000 sq ft store stocking its range of beauty products including makeup, face and body treatments.

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Wray & Nephew Iaunches funding initiative to support UK Black businesses

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Wray & Nephew, in partnership with Foundervine, has launched the third year of its Wray Forward programme. In collaboration with Foundervine, one of the largest and most active accelerator ecosystems in the UK, Wray Forward is an ambitious, free programme that supports Black founders across the UK by giving them access to mentorship opportunities, ed

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The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage

Design Wanted

In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, there is an iconic car—a Cisitalia 202, born from Pininfarina‘s visionary design in 1947. […] The post The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage 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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Acoustics in design

Design Middleeast

Dima Alkawadri, Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai, outlines how to incorporate acoustic solutions into a design for enhanced environments. Designers are increasingly recognising audio as an essential element to enhance the multi-sensory experience in spaces. Multi-sensory spaces engage and stimulate users more effectively, promoting creativity and creating a sense of satisfaction.

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el departamento converts hangar into dystopian-inspired nude project store in bilbao

Design Boom

terracotta floors, glossy finishes, gentle shapes, soft materials and fluorescent tubes shape the converted interiors. The post el departamento converts hangar into dystopian-inspired nude project store in bilbao appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Foot Locker debuts new store concept in New Jersey; Melbourne to come

Inside Retail

Footwear and apparel retailer Foot Locker has debuted a new concept store in New Jersey that it says offers an elevated shopping experience and customer service. The retailer launched the new format at its Willowbrook Mall location and plans to incorporate learnings from this concept into future stores internationally, including in Melbourne later this year.

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Major brands invest in Derbion with new concept stores

Retail Focus

JD, New Look and Ann Summers are set to open new concept stores at Derbion, the Midlands retail and leisure destination, following a combined investment of over £5 million. The investment forms part of Derbion’s continuing growth strategy to reposition and support existing retailers alongside new lettings. By actively managing the centre, Derbion has unlocked space to ensure brands benefit from the optimum footprint and location to drive footfall and sales.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Getting Clear Upfront: The 12-Point Preparation Checklist

Instore Design

Ready to engage InStore Design Display to design and build your custom retail display? Great! We are so glad to be partnering with you to bring your concept for a display to life. We've learned a thing or two about how to make the design, manufacturing, packing, and delivery of displays go smoothly. A project delivered on time, on budget, and on target starts with the information we gather upfront.

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Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels

Design Wanted

Dedicated to enhancing workplace environments through innovative acoustic solutions, Abstracta has one mission—to boost productivity and foster a positive working environment. This year, the brand expands […] The post Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Dubai Design District hosts first knowledge-sharing event with Durini Design Association

Design Middleeast

Representatives from the two design districts plus key industry stakeholders came together at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Milano to engage and share insights Dubai Design District (d3) , the global creative ecosystem by TECOM Group PJSC, this week expanded its profile in Italy by organising its first-ever networking and knowledge-sharing event in Milan.

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museLAB’s jewelry store in ahmedabad recalls a voluptuous terracotta landscape

Design Boom

'the idea was to create an experience of otherworldliness through a series of sensuous, textural, undulating surfaces,' shares museLAB. The post museLAB’s jewelry store in ahmedabad recalls a voluptuous terracotta landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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