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VM & Display Awards Winners Celebrated at a Glamorous London Event

Retail Focus

The VM & Display Awards, an annual event honouring the most exceptional talents in retail visual merchandising and display, announced this year’s winners at a dazzling awards ceremony held in London last night. The Leonardo Hotel St Pauls served as the perfect backdrop for this prestigious gathering, as suppliers and retailers convened to celebrate the industry’s top achievers.

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Roughly three in four Australians buy preloved clothing, survey finds

Inside Retail

Research by Reluv, an online fashion retailer, in partnership with Monash University students, has revealed that about 75 per cent of Australians purchased used clothing last year. According to their Fashion Resale Report 2022, economic considerations follow sustainability as the primary two motivators of second-hand clothing purchases. The study found that 73 per cent of Australians said they purchase pre-owned apparel, 80 per cent believe they wear less than 60 per cent of their wardrobe, and

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japanese SHOPKIT mobile store can be assembled with ease like DIY furniture

Design Boom

the store can be wheeled around the city to activate vacant urban lots, with traditional japanese style form to meld into the urban fabric. The post japanese SHOPKIT mobile store can be assembled with ease like DIY furniture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Kvadrat’s long and disruptive path towards sustainability

Design Wanted

Kvadrat will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 “Kvadrat is as much an approach to […] The post Kvadrat’s long and disruptive path towards sustainability appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Myriam K Salon Brings Parisian Flair to Dubai

Retail Focus

Parisian-born, female-owned hair salon Myriam K has teamed up with Formroom to create a unique and luxurious space for their new salon located in the heart of Dubai. Catering to the most discerning and fashion-forward clientele, the project aimed to adapt Myriam’s Paris salon concept to the distinct demands of the Dubai and UAE market, all while maintaining the essence of French ‘savoir-faire’ Formroom conducted comprehensive research to profile target consumers and analyse com

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Myer to quit Brisbane flagship, unable to agree on rental rate

Inside Retail

Department store Myer will exit its Queen Street Mall flagship in Brisbane’s CBD after unsuccessful negotiations with the landlord on lease renewal terms. In a trading update, the retailer said it will continue to search for alternative locations for its CBD flagship. Myer CEO, John King, said: “Whilst we remain committed to the Brisbane market, we have been unable to negotiate a reasonable commercial outcome with the landlord and as such will continue to look for an alternative CBD locati

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Astep: light as a family affair

Design Wanted

The Isol lamp by David Thulstrup for Astep will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 […] The post Astep: light as a family affair appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Top 4 Challenges of Managing Large Projects

Retail Focus

Managing a project is like solving a complex puzzle; you need to keep an eye on each moving piece and ensure everything works as it should. Project managers should also manage various resources and ensure the product is of the required quality, within budget, and delivered before the deadline. When doing all this, project managers encounter several challenges , which are amplified in larger projects with much more to think about and handle.

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Latitude Group says customer information stolen in cyber attack

Inside Retail

Australian digital payments and lending firm Latitude Group Holdings Ltd said on Thursday that a hacker had stolen personal information held by two service providers through employee login credentials. About 103,000 identification documents, more than 97 per cent of which are copies of drivers’ licences, were stolen from the first service provider, while about 225,000 customer records were stolen from the second service provider.

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Baileys Chocolate expands Easter range with brand-new egg

Retail Times

Leading Irish chocolatier, Lir Chocolates, is expanding its Baileys Chocolate range introducing a new Easter egg alongside the return of seasonal favourites for Easter 2023 to help retailers maximise the key confectionery sales period.

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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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For Mernøe, design means to delicately enter people’s daily life

Design Wanted

Mernøe’s Nr 1 ceiling lamp will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 Sometimes design is […] The post For Mernøe, design means to delicately enter people’s daily life appeared first on DesignWanted.

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4 Tips for Buying a Home When You Run Your Own Retail Business

Retail Focus

Operating a retail business comes with its complications, and you might be so rushed off your feet that the idea of applying for a mortgage to buy your own home seems like it’s impossible at the moment. If you do decide to take this step, then there are a few unique things to consider as a business owner. Let’s go through the main aspects worth knowing about so you can move forward with confidence.

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Brisbane luggage brand Globite returns home with new airport store

Inside Retail

Globite, the luggage company, has launched its first Queensland store at Brisbane Airport, marking its return to the home market. Located at the Domestic Terminal, near Gate 24, Globite offers school cases – carried by Australian children throughout most of the 20th Century – suitcases and other bags. Globite was founded in the last 1890s and is recognised as one of the leading makers of travel bags and accessories worldwide. “Globite’s heritage cases hold a great deal of nostalgia for tr

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WGNB creates minimal monochrome SVRN store in Chicago

Dezeen

A variety of monolithic furniture pieces direct the flow of movement around this fashion boutique in Chicago, designed by South Korean studio WGNB. The space for lifestyle brand SVRN is intended to highlight the products for sale as artworks and ideas, rather than simply as garments. Benches balanced on irregularly shaped rocks also act as product displays in the store "Spatial design of the SVRN store began with our interpretation of the SVRN's brand identity and narrative through the eastern p

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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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&Tradition brings Verner Panton’s masterpieces into today’s home

Design Wanted

Verner Panton’s Flowerpot pendant lamp by &Tradition will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 You […] The post &Tradition brings Verner Panton’s masterpieces into today’s home appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Revolutionizing Industrial Automation with Advanced Technologies

Retail Focus

The Industrial Revolution transformed the manufacturing industry and led to the development of assembly lines, mass production, and mechanization. Today, another revolution is underway, one that is fueled by advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This new era is revolutionizing industrial automation, improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing safety.

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The Walt Disney Company, Alquemie Group partner to launch Disney100 pop-ups

Inside Retail

Alquemie Group is to open Disney100 pop-ups in Westfield malls on behalf of The Walt Disney Company. The pop-ups – which celebrate the American brand’s 100th anniversary this year – are designed to treat shoppers to an immersive experience with Disney100 merchandise toys, apparel, collectibles, homewares and photo opportunities. Richard Facioni, founder and CEO at Acta Capital and executive chairman of Alquemie Group, described it as a “great privilege” to be selected by The Walt Disney C

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5 Ways ChatGPT Helps Shopper Marketers

Shopperations

Are you tired of hearing about ChatGPT yet? It seems like everyone is talking about it these days. ChatGPT has so many applications, both for personal and professional life! Today, I wanted to share how shopper marketers in the CPG industry can take advantage of AI bots and their natural language processing.

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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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House of Finn Juhl: the revolutionary work of a self-taught master

Design Wanted

The Chieftain Chair by Finn Juhl will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 One of […] The post House of Finn Juhl: the revolutionary work of a self-taught master appeared first on DesignWanted.

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4 Key Trends in the Diamond Industry: What Should Retailers Expect?

Retail Focus

Diamonds are an eternally important resource; one which has stood the test of time and remained relevant in spite of changing fashions and tastes. However, the superficial stability of this market is one that’s really down to retailers being quick to adapt to trends, and forge new paths when obstacles present themselves. To avoid your firm falling behind the times, here are the main things shaping the diamond industry at the moment, and why they matter.

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US Brewlounge concept to open at Perth Airport

Inside Retail

WA hospitality and brewing group Triple-1-Three is set to launch a ‘Brewlounge’ concept at Perth Airport in partnership with US-based hospitality company, Delaware North. The business’ craft beer brand Otherside Brewing Co will offer travellers local beers and experimental releases at the new ‘Otherside Brewlounge’ situated in Terminal Two (T2). Otherside’s MD, James Legge, said the brand wanted to “challenge the norm” and create something really special for Perth Airport.

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Mobile technologies to embrace a new retail age

Retail Times

Just as the age of the internet necessitated the development of websites, and the era of social media drove the need to improve retail visibility, mobiles are a part of modern retail that can’t be overlooked.

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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.

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Royal Copenhagen: a timeless passion for blue

Design Wanted

Royal Copenhagen’s collections will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 The story of European porcelain […] The post Royal Copenhagen: a timeless passion for blue appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Demountable electric-blue grid engulfs On-Off store interior in Milan

Dezeen

Italian architect Francesca Perani has teamed up with design studio Bloomscape to create a reversible fit-out for this clothing store in Milan , which is dominated by a flexible gridded shelving system. Perani and Bloomscape installed the grid with its moveable shelves as a way to let the On-Off store effortlessly change its display arrangements. A gridded blue framework covers the entire interior of Milan's On-Off store It was also a matter of making the store reversible, meaning that the fit-o

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Flinders + Co to open first retail store – in South Melbourne

Inside Retail

Family-owned meat brand, Flinders + Co, will open its first retail concept store this month in Stall 13 at South Melbourne Market. The brand’s founder David Madden will be in charge of running the new retail store, which will provide a line of kid-friendly meat products that are gluten, salt, and preservative-free and contain more than 30 per cent veggies.

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Signage Design Ideas for Small Restaurants

Mindful Design

Whether used indoors or outdoors, your signage is your chance to attract attention and express who you are at a glance. The challenge in designing the signage for your restaurant, bar, dessert shop or cafe lies in its very simplicity: While it has to be eye-catching and self-explanatory, it must remain uncomplicated and memorable. It […] The post Signage Design Ideas for Small Restaurants appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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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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From kegs to furniture: socially meaningful circular design

Design Wanted

The Carlsberg Italia’ s “Take Back-Give Back” project will be featured in the exhibition THIS IS DENMARK hosted at Alcova for the Milan Design Week 2023 […] The post From kegs to furniture: socially meaningful circular design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Timpson, B&M & EG Group partner with American Express as growth of its UK card acceptance accelerates

Retail Times

American Express continues to grow its coverage in the UK with the signing of several leading businesses across the food-to-go, home improvement and wider retail sectors. Taken together, these merchant signings represent thousands of new places that now accept American Express, with the total number of UK locations growing by almost a third (30%) year-on-year.

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Brisbane Fashion Festival to return in August

Inside Retail

Queensland’s largest fashion runway event – the Brisbane Fashion Festival – will return this year from August 21 – 25. The event, its 16th iteration, will be held in Brisbane’s King George Square and City Hall featuring a range of programs including a fashion High Tea, food events and runway shows from both established and emerging creatives. Brisbane Fashion Festival director Lindsay Bennett said the event provides a vital platform to celebrate local design talent on a world-class stage.

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J&T International Office by Vacons Architects

Retail Design Blog

ACCELERATION – Acceleration and non-stop development J&T International is the global logistics service company of J&T Expess, with a new.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.