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Converting heritage buildings into shops

Retail Design Blog

ADS (ALLDESIGNSTUDIO) has crafted a novel shopping experience within the Fuzhou Kerry Center in Fujian, China, with their latest project.

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Is service in luxury becoming a luxury?

Retail Focus

Ghalia BOUSTANI. Expert Manager at Univers Retail | Published author | Visiting lecturer. The luxury market has been flooded with high-end and accessible luxury brands offering products and services at high prices in recent years. An alarming trend has emerged: the decline in service quality. Consumers are discovering that paying a premium does not always ensure exceptional service.

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Union bid to abolish youth rates risks ‘pushing young people out of retail’

Inside Retail

The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association ( SDA ) – the retail and fast food workers’ union – has launched a case to abolish junior rates for workers, which retailers believe will pose challenges for young people getting their first job. The SDA is seeking to ensure workers 18 and over in retail, fast food and pharmacy are paid the full rate, the Australian Financial Review reported.

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Why Custom Embroidery Is Becoming a Staple for High-End Retail Widening Brand Appeal

Retail Focus

Humans have been embroidering for literally thousands of years, and yet it is not a process that has sat still or stagnated. In fact its popularity is, like all fashion trends, somewhat cyclical – and the application of modern technology to it is giving high-end brands a way to engage audiences that are hungry for personalisation. To understand why this is happening right now, let’s talk about the motivating factors encouraging retailers to make custom embroidery a staple of their current

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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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curiosity envelops rolex’s ginza flagship in a shimmering double bezel pattern

Design Boom

rolex flagship ginza reveals double bezel motif of metal & glass A new Rolex flagship store occupies four floors of the iconic Rolex Tower rising amid Ginza’s Chuo-Dori Avenue in Tokyo. Gwenael Nicolas from multidisciplinary studio Curiosity has led on the interior and facade design, imbuing every detail with sophistication and timeless modernity that contrast […] The post curiosity envelops rolex’s ginza flagship in a shimmering double bezel pattern appeared first on desig

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Lualdi’s competitive edge is a mastery of advanced milling techniques

Design Wanted

“Doors are serious business” explains architect Piero Lissoni on the importance of designing bespoke products for Italian brand Lualdi. “A mysterious object that takes us from […] The post Lualdi’s competitive edge is a mastery of advanced milling techniques appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Bingo Halls Resurgence in the UK

Retail Focus

Bingo, a quintessentially British pastime, is experiencing an unexpected resurgence in the UK. After years of decline, driven by changing social habits and the advent of online gaming, bingo halls are making a remarkable comeback on the high streets. This revival is attributed to several factors, ranging from nostalgia and social interaction to innovative business strategies and the influence of online bingo games.

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translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village

Design Boom

made of twin-wall polycarbonate sheets and fabric, the roof filters natural light during the day and glows like a lampshade at night. The post translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Lidl is on the hunt for three fashion-forward fans to become ‘Merch Muses’ this festival season

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lidl is on the search for three festival fans to attend this summer’s party circuit as official ‘Merch Muses’ – individuals dripping head to toe in the supermarket’s new cult merch collection. Lidl’s merch range has already become an established staple of outlandish festival fashion, worn by only the most iconic partygoers.

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Scandinavian furniture retailer Bolia makes Australian debut

Inside Retail

Bolia, the Scandinavian furniture brand, is set to open its first Australian flagship store in Melbourne this month. Its new 415sqm Richmond store is described as “an inspiration universe” for furniture buyers to delve into tactile material and colour samples “to build their dream piece of furniture” at the in-store design atelier.

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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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Lighting a new aesthetic for Russell & Bromley

Retail Focus

Russell & Bromley’s beautiful new boutique store in Hampstead, London, designed by design & architect studio Shed, and lit by Shoplight, has been created to gracefully blend in with the surrounding village aesthetic, retain the building’s original character and showcase Russell & Bromley’s luxury fashion footwear. Shed’s new design concept is in fact a new blueprint for Russell & Bromley as it expands in the UK and beyond.

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curiosity’s rolex flagship in ginza rises as shimmering tower of double bezel pattern

Design Boom

rolex flagship ginza reveals double bezel motif of metal & glass A new Rolex flagship store occupies four floors of the iconic Rolex Tower rising amid Ginza’s Chuo-Dori Avenue in Tokyo. Gwenael Nicolas from multidisciplinary studio Curiosity has led on the interior and facade design, imbuing every detail with sophistication and timeless modernity that contrast […] The post curiosity’s rolex flagship in ginza rises as shimmering tower of double bezel pattern appeared first o

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Tesco wins RNIB Employer of the Year Award

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery, recognise and celebrate outstanding work supporting people with sight loss. Hosted by standup comedian, Jamie MacDonald, the awards took place on Tuesday 21 May.

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“We can help”: Ikea Australia CEO on its bold campaign to combat homelessness

Inside Retail

Ikea Australia overhauled its Sydney flagship in Tempe, NSW, to shine a light on the growing issue of homelessness in Australia. On Wednesday, customers were confronted with a car parked inside the store and a tent pitched in the restaurant, reminders of a societal issue that impacts 120,000 people every day but is often kept in the dark. It can be tricky for businesses to authentically partner with charities beyond simply making a donation to drive positive change for communities and societies.

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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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Timothy London launches innovation rich premium luggage collection with new Jermyn Street flagship store

Retail Focus

Game-changing travel innovation and expert craftsmanship define new premium luggage brand, Timothy London. The British-based brand stands out from the travel pack with its superior product design, showcasing travel-led innovation and engineering excellence. Timothy London is poised to establish itself as one of the world’s leading luggage manufacturers, delivering the perfect travelling companion for all of life’s adventures.

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Roar designs new shoe boutique by Sarah Jessica Parker in Abu Dhabi

Design Middleeast

Roar was commissioned by SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker to create the interior of its new shoe boutique in Abu Dhabi’s The Galleria Mall. Inspired by the whimsical world of Wonderland, the store features elements such as bubbles, feathers, reflective surfaces, and iridescent colours. This theme is not only visual and tactile but also incorporates digital content to enhance the sensory experience. “We wanted to imagine a space that goes beyond a typical retail environment.

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Liverpool ONE set to host over 10 weeks of placemaking and experiential activations in a ‘Summer of Fun’

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Grosvenor has announced that Liverpool ONE, one of Europe’s leading retail and entertainment destinations, is to host over ten weeks of placemaking and experiential activations in a ‘Summer of Fun’ to deliver additional footfall and sales.

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Aldi looks beyond groceries with expansion into the insurance industry

Inside Retail

Aldi Australia is moving into the insurance sector with the launch of Aldi Insurance. Like its grocery proposition, the retailer says it wants to make insurance straightforward by providing Australians the best value and experience at consistently competitive prices. “We won’t be engaging in one-off rewards or conditional discounts; we want to bring to the insurance market what we have successfully delivered in our grocery operations – a trusted, high-quality product with Aussie insurance partne

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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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4 Visual Merchandising Tips for Increased Sales

Retail Focus

Have you ever walked into a store and felt instantly drawn to a certain product? Or maybe visited an online retailer’s website and had your eyes immediately drawn to a particular item? That’s visual merchandising for you. It makes you want to buy things, or at least see them a bit closer – even if you don’t need them. Therefore, if you’re looking to boost your sales , one of your priorities should be developing an effective visual merchandising strategy.

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An approach defined by logic, applied across various fields of design

Design Wanted

Peter Otto Vosding is a name synonymous with innovative industrial design. From creating intricate furniture and lighting solutions to collaborating on technical devices, his work reflects […] The post An approach defined by logic, applied across various fields of design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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True Fit launches new Gen AI solution, Fit Hub, which synthesises all size & fit product information to solve retailers’ online fit challenges

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! True Fit, the leading AI-driven platform that decodes size and fit for shoppers and fashion retailers, has announced the launch of Fit Hub, its new Generative AI (Gen AI) innovation to help consumers find the perfect fit and solve retailers’ online fit challenges.

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Shein plans its first Perth pop up later this month

Inside Retail

Shein is getting ready to touchdown in Perth, marking the brand’s first visit to Western Australia after successful activations in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. This will be the global online fashion retailer’s seventh Australian pop-up and is set to showcase its extensive range of on-trend, affordable and size-inclusive collections. “Shein is thrilled to be making our first visit to Perth, bringing to life another in-person, immersive shopping experience.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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New landmark Aston Martin showroom to open in Birmingham

Retail Focus

A landmark new Aston Martin showroom will open in the West Midlands later this year – the closest in the world to the iconic marque’s manufacturing facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The £10 million project is well underway at the new Aston Martin Birmingham dealership, to be operated by the ultra-luxury marque’s dealer partner in the region, Grange, part of the Cambria Automobiles group.

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If Zara Home rebrands as luxury

Retail Design Blog

Imagine a complete transformation of Zara Home. Stepping through the threshold, you’re no longer greeted by the familiar retail layout.

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Boba Tea Store Interior Gets a Design Branding Update

Mindful Design

We recently added another boba tea store interior to our extensive portfolio, this time with an interior design branding update of a well-loved franchise. Boba Nation primarily offers boba teas, smoothies, skakes, frappes and a myriad of other drinks for all contemporary tastes, but complements these offerings with desserts and savory treats. Our goal was […] The post Boba Tea Store Interior Gets a Design Branding Update appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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Glossier preparing for Down Under debut

Inside Retail

Glossier is getting ready to make its bricks-and-mortar debut in Australia, only a decade after the cult-favourite beauty brand launched in the US. As of July 16, a range of Glossier products will be available in 70 Mecca stores across Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever – allowing consumers to shade-match and swatch-test products before checkout. “We want our customers to experience the very best in global beauty, so bringing the world of Glossier to Mecca couldn’t be

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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.

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Cultural Integration in Retail: Authenticity Meets Inclusion

Chutegerdeman

Learn more about how brands approach cultural integration in a way that feels inclusive and authentic for their consumers.

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Navigating the New Design frontier: AI’s role in transforming creative processes

Design Wanted

In April, I attended HarvardXR 2024 Extended Intelligence, where I was astounded by the breadth of immersive technologies, the diverse applications of AI, theoretical transformations, social […] The post Navigating the New Design frontier: AI’s role in transforming creative processes appeared first on DesignWanted.

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PEDRO flagship store

Retail Design Blog

Part of the Singapore-based Charles & Keith Group since its inception in 2005, the fast-growing PEDRO shoe brand evolved from.

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Meet the Aussie pet accessories business with 14-carat leads starting at $550

Inside Retail

It’s no secret that consumers are still spending big on their pets even in a cost of living crisis – and the launch of luxury pet accessories brand Mon Petit Amour Manolo, which sells collars starting at $550, is proof of this. With the number of pets in Australia surpassing the human population according to a national survey, it comes as no surprise that the Australian pet industry was valued at $3.7 billion in 2023.

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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.