February, 2024

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orange aluminum walls light up issey miyake’s latest flagship store in paris

Design Boom

the interiors evoke a futuristic and an energetic space, with slight nods to tradition. The post orange aluminum walls light up issey miyake’s latest flagship store in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Australia’s best retailers honoured for CX, loyalty and service

Inside Retail

TerryWhite Chemmart and The Party People top the ranks of Australian retailers when it comes to customer experience. The two retailers took out the CX of the Year honours for medium-to-large and small retailers respectively in last night’s annual Retailer Awards, presented by Inside Retail and Commonwealth Bank. One of the judges, Peter Kennedy, said TerryWhite Chemmart, sets the pace for what the chemist of the future comprises. “It puts the trust back into the local chemist as a fi

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Revitalising the UK High Street: Beyond Commerce to Community Connection

Retail Focus

The high street in the UK stands as more than a mere hub for shopping; it’s a cornerstone of local economies, embodying community, culture, and commerce. Despite facing challenges, the high street’s significance as a community and economic staple is unwavering, symbolising not only a centre for transactions but also a space for communal engagement and belonging.

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ICA Stop supermarket designed as a "culinary dream come true"

Dezeen

Swedish studio Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor and design agency Snask have revamped a supermarket in Täby, adding pastel hues and materials such as terrazzo and wood to "turn shopping into an experience". The design was intended as a facelift for the store, which is part of Sweden's ICA supermarket chain and had been given many smaller additions over the years without an overall design direction.

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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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John Lewis Partnership and top photographer launch LGBT+ History Month exhibition

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In a project to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, the renowned photographer Chris Jepson has partnered with the John Lewis Partnership, for part of a series exploring identity in the queer community. Partners (employees) at John Lewis and Waitrose posed for portraits by Chris, which will be displayed in bespoke exhibitions throughout the year.

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Meet the winners of Architecture & Design Collection Award 2023

Design Wanted

Architecture Collection Magazine, on behalf of the ADC Awards 2023, declared the victors of the Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2023. The first edition of the […] The post Meet the winners of Architecture & Design Collection Award 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Myer expects lower sales, net profit amid challenging trading conditions

Inside Retail

Department store chain Myer expects fiscal first-half sales and net profit to decline year over year amid a challenging trading environment. The company forecasts sales to fall 3 per cent to $1.83 billion, despite online sales increasing 2 per cent to $390.1 million. Online sales account for 21.3 per cent of the retailer’s overall sales. Myer, however, flagged a marginal increase of 0.1 per cent in comparable sales. “To match our best first-half sales result on record, on a comparabl

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Utilising surfaces for innovative interaction

Retail Focus

In today’s modern, fast-paced world, it is no longer enough for retailers to simply expect consumers to walk in off the high street and begin spending money. Stores need to have some sort of appeal to draw in passers-by and offer them a memorable shopping experience that will leave them wanting more. We see plenty examples of innovation in every issue of Retail Focus, with retailers around the world coming up with many clever ways of making their stores more attractive to the consumer.

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NRF 2024: Key Takeaways From Retail Thought Leaders

RetailMinded

Retail and 2024 are both in full swing, and both the year and commerce kicked off at the National Retail Federation in New York City in early January. This is always a vibrant, engaging and important whirlwind for me… and an experience I look forward to every year. After all, as a self-described retail geek, I get giddy when it comes to exploring the latest retail technology, exploring flagship stores that keep up with collective retail trends and discovering new resources that help fuel t

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Chai Guys Portobello cafe interior evokes "the colour of spices"

Dezeen

Local studio SODA has used warm colours and natural materials to create the first store for tea brand Chai Guys on Portobello Road in London 's Notting Hill neighbourhood. The studio drew on the "informal nature" of drinking masala chai tea when designing the interior for the cafe – the first one for the Chai Guys brand, which has previously operated from market stalls.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with 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.

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Is Artificial Intelligence a meaningful tool for Industrial Designers?

Design Wanted

We all remember when the creativity alarm sounded: Artificial Intelligence is going to replace all the designers; we are done. Then came the gold rush—trying to […] The post Is Artificial Intelligence a meaningful tool for Industrial Designers? appeared first on DesignWanted.

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bottega veneta’s galleria vittorio emanuele II store evokes a modernist spaceship

Design Boom

centered on geometric grids, the new milanese store combines three essential elements: glass, italian walnut wood, and green verde saint denis marble. The post bottega veneta’s galleria vittorio emanuele II store evokes a modernist spaceship appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Adore Beauty Group eyes first physical store as revenue surges

Inside Retail

Adore Beauty Group enjoyed higher revenue in the fiscal first half on the back of a record number of returning customers and more active customers. And the company has engaged a consultant to imagine how the brand could create a physical store. The cosmetics retailer’s revenue increased 7 per cent to $100.7 million while reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation surged 467 per cent to $2.4 million.

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Sustainable shopping: what options are available to retailers?

Retail Focus

To put it simply, there is no escaping the subject of sustainability in retail. If you walk up and down the aisles of supermarkets, clothes shops or even furniture stores, you will notice that more brands are shouting about their commitment to protecting the environment, be it via packaging or marketing messages. With brands already doing their part, it is only right, and smart, that retailers follow suit and take similar steps to improve their sustainability.

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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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Kester Capital sells Jollyes, UK’s second largest pet retailer, for 4.2x return

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Kester Capital, a leading UK lower mid-market private equity firm, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio business, Jollyes Retail Group Limited (“Jollyes”), to TDR Capital. Jollyes is the second largest and best value pet retailer in the UK.

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Ebarza marks a breakthrough in interior design with innovative materials

Design Middleeast

With the UAE residential property scene ever shifting with new developments every week, older buildings often require internal renovations to maintain their status as premier investment properties. Ebarza offers practical solutions to carry out these updates that enhance the quality of their interior spaces, elevating them to match their external appearance and strategic significance.

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Incorporating anthropology and sociology into the design process

Design Wanted

The French designer Clémence Valade shares her unique journey into the world of design, a path that began in the creative and self-sufficient environment of a […] The post Incorporating anthropology and sociology into the design process appeared first on DesignWanted.

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waterfrom embraces an ‘unfinished’ spatial narrative for anest collective boutique in chengdu

Design Boom

waterfrom aims to explore the principles of materials, experimental combinations, and magnify the often-overlooked incomplete aspects in the design process. The post waterfrom embraces an ‘unfinished’ spatial narrative for anest collective boutique in chengdu 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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Taylor Swift offers a masterclass in marketing. Here’s what retailers can learn

Inside Retail

You don’t have to be a marketing expert to know that Taylor Swift is a bulletproof brand that consistently improves, regardless of the challenges she faces or the challenges she sets for herself. While many marketers and brand managers excel at designing creative initiatives and strategies, what sets Swift apart is her vision, long-term perspective, and, perhaps most importantly, her ability to transform challenges and crises into a powerful engine for purposeful and inspiring collective g

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MINISO Brings Joy to East London with Westfield Stratford City Grand Store Opening

Retail Focus

Globally renowned lifestyle retailer, MINISO has announced the opening of its newest store at Westfield Stratford City. Nestled in the heart of Westfield shopping centre, on the lower ground floor near McDonald’s, MINISO will be opening its doors to the public at 12 pm on Friday, 1 March. Spanning just over 2000 sqft, the new store will feature exclusive beauty collections, such as Mad Beauty and the renowned K-Beauty brand TONYMOLY.

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Cazcabel adds aged Añejo Tequila to award-winning range of high-quality tequilas

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cazcabel Tequila has announced the latest addition to their range, Añejo, an aged tequila with a rich flavour profile. The new Añejo Tequila joins our family estate produced range of award-winning, additive-free tequilas, all of which are made using only the finest quality 100% blue weber agave grown in the family’s agave fields for a […] If you

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Commitment to excellence

Design Middleeast

Elaine O’Connell, Vice President – Design and Hospitality Division, dmg events, walks us through the exciting INDEX 2024 program, participating companies, and her vision for INDEX in the next five years. What do you view as your greatest achievement in this role to date? My greatest achievement in this role has been fostering collaboration within the design and hospitality industry through the various platforms and events hosted by dmg: events across the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Mi

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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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15 women designers who have shaped the essence of products and spaces

Design Wanted

Within the design industry, women designers have played a significant, yet often underappreciated, role in shaping the essence of products, spaces, and experiences. Whether it’s fashion, […] The post 15 women designers who have shaped the essence of products and spaces appeared first on DesignWanted.

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giant sewing machine sculpture takes center stage in dage curtain store by molos

Design Boom

embracing a minimalist aesthetic, molos group prioritizes simplicity, allowing each carefully selected piece to stand out. The post giant sewing machine sculpture takes center stage in dage curtain store by molos appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Retail Food Group books lower revenue in first half

Inside Retail

Retail Food Group swung to a net income despite lower revenue in the fiscal first half, thanks to an increase in average transaction value and the company’s acquisition of Beefy’s Pies. RFG’s net profit stood at $5.1 million while revenue fell 1.4 per cent year over year to $61.9 million during the six months ended December 29 last year.

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New ZARA Store at atria Watford Opens Doors

Retail Focus

atria Watford, 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 announce that ZARA’s upsized store has opened at atria Watford. The newly opened ZARA store is located in a prime position in Charter Place and stocks the brand’s much-loved fashion ranges for women, men and kids.

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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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Landlords Need Reimagined Properties And Hospitality-Infused Amenities To Lure Tenants

All Work

Landlords are redesigning office spaces with hospitality-inspired amenities and biophilic design elements to attract tenants in a market where office space demand is projected to decline. Health and wellness initiatives are increasingly integrated into workplace design, offering tenants communal, relaxing spaces and access to nature to enhance productivity and well-being.

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New USPTO AI-Assisted Invention Guidance Will Affect Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies

Hunton Andrews Kurth

In our client alert, A Brief Explanation of the USPTO’s Useful New AI-Assisted Invention Guidance , we discuss the Inventorship Guidance for AI-assisted Inventions , 89 Fed. Reg. 10043 (Feb. 13, 2024), recently released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The guidance provides inventors and patent applicants with a framework regarding AI-assisted inventions and how inventorship of such will be judged at the USPTO.

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Noah, a lighting collection inspired by a father’s love for his son

Design Wanted

Designed by Filippo Mambretti, the Noah collection embodies the concept that life and light are harbingers of hope, meant to bathe the user in a glow […] The post Noah, a lighting collection inspired by a father’s love for his son appeared first on DesignWanted.

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discover babylone, saint laurent’s newly opened parisian bookstore

Design Boom

saint laurent creative director anthony vaccarello celebrates a new chapter for the french fashion house with its 'babylone' bookstore. The post discover babylone, saint laurent’s newly opened parisian bookstore 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.