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What to do about loss prevention in retail

Retail Focus

While perhaps not the nicest of subjects to talk about, loss prevention is one of the most important topics when it comes to retail environments. Unfortunately, theft and shop lifting are issues that cause regular issues for all retailers, in some cases even on a daily basis, and leave them out of pocket. Most stores will already have measures in place to deter and prevent theft as much as they can, with some of the most common options including CCTV cameras, security staff and metal detectors a

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Shoppers would be more loyal if offered something, from promotions to unexpected surprises, Shopify reports

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Despite the outlook for economic growth across the UK and in Europe more broadly remaining subdued, Shopify’s State of Commerce Report shows the battle to boost the economy via retail is far from lost. With consumers and businesses continuing to face strong macroeconomic headwinds across Europe, the study has found a value conundrum exists between the tw

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The Power of Branded Merchandise

Bish

Distinguishing yourself is crucial. One effective method to elevate your brand and cultivate a strong bond with your audience is through branded merchandise The post The Power of Branded Merchandise appeared first on Bish Creative.

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hawaii’s volcanic geology inspires clap studio’s ALOHAS flagship in barcelona

Design Boom

the store unfolds as a volcanic grotto, an environment that fuses the brutality of nature with sleek metal accents. The post hawaii’s volcanic geology inspires clap studio’s ALOHAS flagship in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Autobarn parent Bapcor receives $1.8bn buyout bid

Inside Retail

Private equity firm Bain Capital has offered to acquire automotive parts retailer Bapcor in a $1.83 billion deal. Bapcor, which owns the Autobarn, Autopro, Burson and Midas chains, said it had received an unsolicited, conditional and non-binding proposal at $5.40 per share after the sharemarket closed on June 7. The company added it had yet to finish assessing the merits of the offer.

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Capture attention with effective POS and POP

Retail Focus

Whether you are browsing the aisles of your closest supermarket or walking the stalls of the local market on a Saturday morning, you are almost certain to come across some form of point of sale or point of purchase materials. Known more commonly among retailers as POS and POP, these tools, when used correctly, are an effective way of drawing the attention of shoppers, directing them to products and, most importantly, generating sales.

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cancun welcomes first bottega veneta store inspired by mediterranean coastal architecture

Design Boom

the store features a sleek application of venetian marmorino plaster, uplifted by strong wooden accents. The post cancun welcomes first bottega veneta store inspired by mediterranean coastal architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Froyo chain Yo-Chi marks growth milestone

Inside Retail

Frozen yogurt and acai brand Yo-Chi has opened its 30th store in Semaphore, South Australia, which management said marks a “huge milestone” for the brand. “It is amazing to see how many Australians have become a part of the Yo-Chi family that continues to grow by the day,” said Brooke Rodger, COO of Yo-Chi. Established in 2022, the yogurt shop is known for its buffet-style bar that allows customers to create their own frozen yogurt or acai desserts.

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MINISO Opens its First Ever Blue Store at Bluewater Shopping Centre

Retail Focus

Get ready for a new retail experience as MINISO , the global lifestyle retailer, has opened its first blue retail destination at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford, Kent. Located on the Lower Thames Walk, opposite Foot Locker, MINISO has officially opened its doors. Boasting a variety of products to suit everyone, the new store spans over 2,000 sq ft and features MINISO’s best-selling products, including popular blind boxes, the softest plushies, affordable homewares, and charming acces

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Standout sinks: antoniolupi’s collection banishes the basic basin

Design Wanted

Bathrooms are no longer just utilitarian spaces but havens of tranquillity. The Nabatei collection by Italian bathroom specialist antoniolupi embodies this shift, translating solid marble into […] The post Standout sinks: antoniolupi’s collection banishes the basic basin 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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DLR Group designs “Campus 2026” at The American University in Cairo

Design Middleeast

Following the official groundbreaking of “Campus 2026” at The American University in Cairo (AUC), DLR Group has unveiled its design for the project’s extended education hub and student living and learning spaces, which will enhance the physical campus and support AUC’s mission to provide top-tier education and research. Poised to revolutionise higher education in Egypt and beyond, the AUC campus expansion project integrates sustainable, state-of-the-art elements while preserving the character an

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QIC to sell its stake in Perth’s Claremont Quarter

Inside Retail

Investment company QIC intends to sell its 50 per cent of stake in Perth luxury shopping centre Claremont Quarter. QIC and Hawaiian jointly own the shopping centre, which has a gross lettable area of 29,800sqm and is supported by five mini-majors and 118 speciality stores and kiosks. Its major tenants include David Jones, Coles, Jack’s Whole Foods & Groceries, Chanel, and Georg Jensen. “Claremont Quarter will be competitively contested by a wide range of domestic and offshore groups gi

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Pandora opens refurbished store as 15 brands invest in Liverpool ONE since January

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced that Pandora, the world’s largest jewellery brand, has opened a 2,000 sq ft Evoke 2.0 concept store at Liverpool ONE. A refurbishment of its existing unit on South John Street, the launch reemphasises Liverpool ONE’s standing as a go-to location for showcase store concepts, a position bolstered by the 15 brands that have invested in the destination since the beginning of 2024.

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And the winner is…Pininfarina’s human-centered approach to trophy design

Design Wanted

At the heart of Pininfarina‘s illustrious legacy lies a commitment to human-centered design—a philosophy deeply rooted in the belief that innovation and technology should serve to […] The post And the winner is…Pininfarina’s human-centered approach to trophy design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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MillerKnoll: Redefining the modern workplace

Design Middleeast

The modern office landscape is always changing, and our expectations of the spaces we work in are transforming in response to economic, geopolitical, and technological development. Furniture is also involved. Furniture is no longer limited to open-plan paradigms; it has become significantly more versatile and purpose-driven, capable of meeting the ever-changing day-to-day needs of humans at work.

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After tackling oral care, here’s how Gem is seeking to ‘elevate’ body care

Inside Retail

Aussie oral care brand Gem has launched a new product category as it seeks to continue elevating the boring everyday essentials. Best known for its natural and aesthetically packaged toothpaste, Gem entered the bodycare category this week with four SKUs of deodorant infused with skin-loving actives launching into Woolworths stores nationally alongside select Terry White Chemists and Priceline stores.

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Revolutionizing Retail: How The Container Store Boosted Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction with Theatro

Theatro

In the retail industry, the efficiency of communication systems directly impacts customer satisfaction and operational performance. The Container Store, known for its innovative storage solutions, has significantly enhanced its internal communications and collaboration by partnering with Theatro, a leader in advanced communication technology. Here we take a look at The Container Store efficiency and success.

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Interior Design Materials We’ve Been Liking Lately

Mindful Design

We are all for innovative materials that allow for creative use and unique looks – and we found some exciting options that can give your next project an edge. Used to give your walls, ceilings, and even furniture a textured look, these interior design materials from Materials Inc. add depth to your space, bring in […] The post Interior Design Materials We’ve Been Liking Lately appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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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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Dmitri Jajich to lead structural engineering at KPM after 24 years at SOM

Design Middleeast

KPM is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dmitri Jajich as the new Global Director of Structures. With an illustrious career spanning 24 years at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Dmitri brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in structural engineering to KPM. His appointment marks a significant milestone in KPM’s journey towards engineering excellence, in the Middle East and UK markets.

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Country Road Group to launch refreshed sexual harassment training program

Inside Retail

Country Road Group will launch a refreshed sexual harassment training program following an investigation amid allegations of inappropriate behavior against its former executives. The fashion retailer will also conduct an end-to-end review of the complaint handling process and will commission an independent review of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct policies and processes to ensure alignment with leading practice. “I am deeply disappointed that some team members did not feel fully

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The shore, the tide, the current: an oceanic Caribbean exhibition by Ignacio G. Galán + OF Architects

Retail Design Blog

The architectural proposal for the exhibition “the shore, the tide, the current: an oceanic Caribbean” results from the commission that.

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Mexico City boutique by MYT+GLVDK features double-conical staircase

Dezeen

Mexico City studio MYT+GLVDK has designed a concept store in the south of the Mexican capital, featuring a staircase with both concave and convex portions beneath a vaulted ceiling. Uncommon Ground is a high-end fashion and accessories boutique situated in the Artz Pedregal shopping mall, close to the city's southern periphery. The Uncommon Ground boutique is divided into a main floor and a mezzanine level at the back MYT+GLVDK , led by Andrés Mier y Terán and Regina Galvanduque, was commissione

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Going In Circles? Good!

All Work

Architects and designers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, focusing on low-VOC, recycled materials, and reducing embodied carbon through reuse and modular construction. The circular economy emphasizes reuse, deconstruction over demolition, and material circulation — aiming to eliminate waste and regenerate nature, shifting away from the traditional consumer culture.

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‘Major structural change’: ACCC concerned about Sigma, Chemist Warehouse merger

Inside Retail

The proposed merger of Sigma and Chemist Warehouse could create a “major structural change” for the pharmacy sector according to a preliminary report from The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). The merger involves the largest pharmacy chain by revenue and a key wholesaler to thousands of independent pharmacies, ACCC commissioner Stephen Ridgeway said.

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3 Key Takeaways from Rob Zinsky’s Quadient Connects Session on Harnessing the Power of Campus Hub in Higher Education

Parcel Pending

The landscape of mailing and shipping requirements in the private and public sectors has experienced significant changes in recent years. As these needs evolve, there is a growing demand for modern, convenient, and flexible processes, particularly for on-campus delivery. Many campus mailing service centers are experiencing the strain caused by the rising number of deliveries for students, faculty, and staff.

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FUDDY DUDDY pizza takeout by Saint of Athens & ICD Designers

Retail Design Blog

Saint of Athens and ICD Designers present FUDDY DUDDY, a unique pizza takeout store located in the heart of Athens,

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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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Tesco is covering the VAT on sun care range to keep prices low

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Tesco is keeping down the cost of staying safe in the sun by continuing to cover the VAT on all of its sun care range. The supermarket has also reformulated its own brand Soleil range for an invisible finish on all skin tones in their ongoing commitment to improve the nation’s experience with sun care. […] If you want more information Retail Times

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How Stylerunner’s GM landed her dream job and turned it into a successful career

Inside Retail

Anna Brennan is the general manager of women’s athleisurewear retailer Stylerunner. Before joining the team in 2023, Brennan was the general manager of fashion, at the Iconic. Since the age of six, it was clear to Brennan that she wanted to go into retail fashion buying. Fast forward to one university degree and an overseas work experience later, she landed her dream job with David Jones in 2002.

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Our Creative Boba Tea Store Design Delivers a Big Impact in a Small Space

Mindful Design

A new boba tea shop is soon to open in Sarnia, Ontario, ready to offer its visitors delicious treats and a good time, all in a charming, newly created space. Bobaroma masters the art of high-quality boba beverages and pairs them with cakes, puffs and the delightful mochi donut in flavors ranging from strawberry and […] The post Our Creative Boba Tea Store Design Delivers a Big Impact in a Small Space appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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Jianliang Liquor Store by Riverside Design Studio

Retail Design Blog

Brand Identity for Jianliang Liquor Store Jianliang Liquor Store is a franchised personalized service store under Jianli Grain and Liquor.

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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.