November, 2022

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5 designs using H steel bars as the main focus

Design Wanted

Thick. Massive. Heavy. These probably are the first words that pop into your mind when thinking about H steel bars. But, surprisingly, they can also be […]. The post 5 designs using H steel bars as the main focus appeared first on DesignWanted.

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2023 Future Of Work Forecast: Office Design Is Ever-Evolving; Here Are 5 Trends For 2023

All Work

This article is part of the Allwork.Space 2023 Future Of Work Forecast. Click here to read about other trends we expect to see in the new year and how they will impact the future of work. The office sector will have to adapt to new ways of design that are more eco-conscious, and this is already being seen. . Organizations can be expected to integrate the remote and in-person employee experience by installing new, flexible technology within meeting rooms, common areas, and individual offices.

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How Sam Walton’s sundown rule makes me a better leader: Andy Chen, Comvita

Inside Retail

Before joining New Zealand healthcare brand Comvita , Andy Chen worked in HR and project management at Walmart for 10 years. We recently sat down with him to learn about his career highlights, best leadership tips and how he approaches the work-life balance conundrum in this day and age. Inside Retail : Tell me about your career journey. How did you get into the industry, what are some of the different roles you’ve held along the way?

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wutopia lab’s floating showroom with sweeping orange peaks echoes chinese mountainscape

Design Boom

the form evokes the khan tegri mountain's snow-covered ridges and its summit which glows a mystical red at sunset. The post wutopia lab’s floating showroom with sweeping orange peaks echoes chinese mountainscape 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.

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MUJI brings its sustainability focus to the forefront of its Angel Central store

Retail Focus

MUJI, the Japanese retail company specialising in household and consumer goods, has refurbished its Angel Central store. The improved 2,624sq ft space allows MUJI to bring its sustainability focus to the forefront of its Angel Central offer by championing ‘recycle and repurpose’ initiatives. The revamped store is the first of its kind for the brand in the UK.

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Remembering Mike Burrows (1943-2022): “the world’s greatest bicycle designer”

Design Week

In a shed in Norfolk, a wild-haired man in his seventies, clogs on his feet and woollen socks, a bloodied plaster emerging from one of them, describes himself as “the world’s greatest bicycle designer” This is the scene that would have greeted visitors to the workshop of designer and engineer Mike Burrows before his death on 15 August 2022 at the age of 79 from lung cancer.

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Smart, Functional Office Design Needs To Focus On The Human Experience

All Work

Sitting down with Allwork.Space’s Future of Work Podcast, PopHouse’s Director of Strategy Sarah Davis explains how human-centered and data-driven design can coexist, why this melding is important for the future of work, and what to expect from the future of office design. . The use of technology and how it can improve the lives of occupants has taken a front seat in office design.?

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How digital signage and kiosks can help stores match the online experience

Inside Retail

Having embraced digital shopping channels during the pandemic, Australian consumers have become well used to the personalisation and tailored content offered online. So how can physical retail stores replicate the experience and deliver an equally personalised interface for customers? “The only way to achieve that is through a digital medium,” says Neal French, director of Chrome Enterprise sales JAPAC at Google.

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this new pokémon center by I IN echoes okinawa’s ocean and landscapes

Design Boom

the entrance reveals an open-plan enclosure and continuous floor space resembling the architecture of an imaginary world. The post this new pokémon center by I IN echoes okinawa’s ocean and landscapes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Planet Organic confirms new south-west London store

Retail Focus

Healthy supermarket retailer Planet Organic plans to launch its new south-west London store in Teddington at the end of February 2023. The re-fit and construction works will be commencing in December. Planet Organic is the UK’s largest fully certified organic supermarket, and the largest chain of Soil Association accredited stores. The brand is well known for its high quality, organic and planet-friendly ingredients.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Design Week’s 2022 Christmas Gift Guide

Design Week

Pantone Espresso Cup – from £8.50 This neat 4oz Pantone Espresso Cup is sure to impress any designer. Ranging from neutral tones of warm grey and brown to bright hues of yellow and green, the gift can be tailored to any kitchen colour scheme. Pantone boasts a range of kitchenware gifts, but this miniature is perfect for Secret Santa, priced between £8.50 to £10.25 on the official Pantone website.

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Mauro Porcini and the human side of innovation

Design Wanted

Mauro Porcini is a happy designer. One of the few who was able to make it a big corporation without giving up on his original ideal: […]. The post Mauro Porcini and the human side of innovation appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Lucky Opens Small-Format Grocery Store in San Francisco “Food Desert”

VMS

Lucky Supermarkets, a grocery banner operated by Save Mart (Modesto, Calif.), has opened its first small-format store. Taking over a former Walgreens location in San Francisco’s Bayview community, the new market measures 9459 square feet. Efficiency is the goal of the store, which carries about 15 percent of Lucky’s typical SKU count and includes convertible check stands that can be manned by staff or serve as self-checkouts.

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Australia’s new Fashion Laureates revealed

Inside Retail

Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman have been named Designers of the Year for their Camilla and Marc label in this year’s IMG Australian Fashion Laureate awards event in Sydney. The awards are considered to be Australian fashion’s “highest accolades” with finalists chosen by a panel of industry leaders including Australian Fashion Laureate alumni, creatives, top fashion journalists and retail executives.

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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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x+living crafts an immersive journey through space and time in POP MART’s shanghai store

Design Boom

a vibrant, futuristic infusion of light and color creates an illusion of an undiscovered planet for an immersive retail experience. The post x+living crafts an immersive journey through space and time in POP MART’s shanghai store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Victorinox returns to London with new design concept

Retail Focus

Victorinox unveils its London flagship store featuring the new design concept. As the Swiss brand celebrates the 125 th anniversary of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, it returns to London with a brand-new flagship store opening on 388 Oxford Street, featuring products across the full offering. The move to Oxford Street reflects the brand’s growing influence in the UK retail space, whilst the new store with the revamped design concept brings together the Victorinox values of quality, functionality,

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Royal Mail 2022 Christmas stamps embrace “jewel-like” aesthetic

Design Week

Royal Mail’s set of Christmas 2022 stamps have been released today featuring “jewel-like” illustrations of the nativity scene. Brighton-based studio Baxter & Bailey led the project and worked collaboratively with Kent-based illustrator Katie Ponder on the six-piece stamp set. They also created the presentation pack, mini sheet, and first day cover.

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Survey: could convenience stores be World Cup winners?

Talking Retail

According to a survey by Pureprofile, 58% of Brits are watching the World Cup at home with the top items purchased being snacks (28%), alcohol (25%) and soft drinks (25%). Pizza (20%) is a more popular food choice over party food (15%) and meal deals (9%) 41% of Brits said they will go to a. This story continues at Survey: could convenience stores be World Cup winners?

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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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Our pick: 10 awe-inspiring driverless car projects

Design Wanted

There was a time when no one could imagine a driverless car would ever exist. But gradually, what we once thought was impossible has become a […]. The post Our pick: 10 awe-inspiring driverless car projects appeared first on DesignWanted.

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How Burberry’s new leadership duo can reignite the luxury brand’s spark

Inside Retail

Burberry’s new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd will on Thursday set out his plan to finish the job started by his predecessor: boosting growth at the British luxury brand to the levels of its European rivals. Akeroyd, who took over in April, will present his strategy alongside first-half results that will show the lingering impact of lockdown restrictions in China, Burberry’s biggest market.

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pink reaction tanks hover above x+living’s commercial center in shanghai

Design Boom

the industrial revolution-inspired design is adorned with reaction tank rooms and replica energy delivery pipes. The post pink reaction tanks hover above x+living’s commercial center in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Four new flagships for Seven Dials

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of four new flagship stores on Neal Street, Seven Dials. Minimalistic clothing brand, Absence of Colour, lifestyle brand, Rockett St George, independent watch retailer, Mr Jones Watches, and a creative activation run by community organisation, My Runway Group, have joined Seven Dials’ diverse array of creative and aspirational brands, located in the heart of London’s West End. .

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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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Switzerland’s new passport looks to celebrate country’s natural beauty

Design Week

The Swiss government has released a new passport designed by Geneva-based creative agency Retinaa SA, which is inspired by rural Swiss scenes. According to a spokeswoman from Switzerland’s Federal Office of Police (Fedpol), the designs “invite you on a virtual journey through Switzerland’s 26 cantons, from the Alpine peaks down to the valleys.” A canton is a political or administrative region of a.

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Class Action Lawsuits Continue Targeting Companies For Tracking Users’ Website Activity

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Plaintiff’s firms continue to file variations of state law wiretapping lawsuits over “session replay” software and “live chat” or “chatbot” applications in various jurisdictions. These filings typically allege that companies use such software tools to record users’ interactions with a website without first obtaining users’ consent, thereby violating the wiretapping, eavesdropping, or interception provisions of various state laws.

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Forward-thinking genius: 10 best Philippe Starck designs

Design Wanted

The list of the most iconic figures in design wouldn’t be imaginable without Philippe Starck. The French genius has filled the world with beauty for nearly […]. The post Forward-thinking genius: 10 best Philippe Starck designs appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Retail spending increases, consumers wary as rising costs bites

Inside Retail

Retail spending increased 12.5 per cent in October as consumers spent $35 billion both in-store and online according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). While year-on-year sales growth was strong, retail turnover fell by a marginal 0.2 per cent compared to September, marking the first month-on-month fall this year. Clothing, footwear and personal accessories sales were up 32.8 per cent while cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services increased by 35.3 per cent.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Target Debuts Larger-Format Store

VMS

Target Corp. (Minneapolis) has unveiled the next evolution of its new store strategy and store design. The retailer’s new, larger-format stores have about 150,000 square feet, which is roughly 20,000 square feet more than the chain’s average. The first outlet with the new look is near Houston, and features backroom fulfillment space that’s five times larger than previous stores of a similar size.

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London’s First Crisp Pick ‘n’ Mix Pop-Up Arrives This November

Retail Focus

Simply Roasted announce the opening of London’s first ever Pick ‘n’ Mix bar dedicated solely to one of the nation’s favourite go to savoury snacks, crisps. Positioned on the corner of one of Soho’s most instantly recognisable streets, where Air Street meets Brewer Street, the exclusive Pick ‘n’ Mix experience will give crisp lovers the opportunity to try Simply Roasted’s collection of award-winning triple cooked crisps, all completely free of charge, for one weekend only on Friday 25th to Sunday

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RSA announces nine 2022 Royal Designers for Industry

Design Week

The Royal Society for Arts (RSA) has unveiled the nine recipients of the 2022 Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) title as it overhauls its structure to recognise speculative design, regenerative design and design research.

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CBE and Gander join forces to support roll out of reduced-to-clear solution

Talking Retail

Retail innovator CBE has integrated the Gander app with its in-store technology. CBE believes that the app’s real-time technology has allowed many retailers with the right infrastructure in place, to achieve significant cost savings whilst reducing food waste. Established in 1980, CBE has grown to become one of the most innovative retail IT companies in.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.