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2023 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

Elmwood Timber

Every season we watch interior design trends come and go, much like the cyclical trends in apparel. Once again, this year we are seeing several trends fading away while some old trends from years past are coming back to life. But the one trend we can always count on is the use of real wood that can be cut smooth and customized to match the specifications in your new design.

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Controversy surrounds plans to revamp Sydney’s Paddy’s Market

Inside Retail

Sydney’s Paddy’s Market is at the centre of a debate over its redevelopment with some traders and members of the public opposing plans to give the venue a significant facelift. The precinct – which is run by Sydney Markets Limited – has approved a proposal to sublet 3000 sqm of space to Doltone Hospitality Group to run a food and beverage and events precinct.

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Lladró Opens a New Concept Store in New York City

Retail Focus

Lladró has announced the opening of a new store in New York, the first in the US with the brand’s new concept. This new retail concept is dedicated to showcasing Lladró’s most innovative and groundbreaking creative designs and collaborations. The interior design of the store is a collaboration between Valencia-based Carmen Baselga Taller de Proyectos and Lladró’s store engineering team.

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illusionary curves infuse milan’s SO-LE STUDIO jewelry showroom

Design Boom

designed by local architectural practice FONDAMENTA, the interior loses every sharp corner and becomes an organic and flexible system. The post illusionary curves infuse milan’s SO-LE STUDIO jewelry showroom appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Counterfeit vapes are undermining efforts to reduce smoking

Talking Retail

By Martin Cullip There is a vaping epidemic taking place across the UK, but not necessarily the one some would expect. The sale of hundreds of thousands of counterfeit vapes, as opposed to legal, regulated products, should be the real cause of concern. The vast majority of people who pick up a vape do so.

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World-first ARA program teaches retailers how to transition to net-zero

Inside Retail

To help retailers in their transition to net-zero emissions, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has developed what it hails as a world-first training program featuring leading sustainability experts. The ARA Net-Zero Accelerator is a two-day intensive workshop with guest expert speakers guiding retailers to build an initial strategic roadmap to take climate action.

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Sir Jony Ive designs plant-based Red Nose for Comic Relief

Design Week

Apple’s former chief design officer Sir Jony Ive has redesigned Comic Relief’s famous Red Nose, seeking to make it more sustainable than its predecessor. The new Red Nose is made entirely from plant-based materials and is designed to fit a variety of nose shapes. It starts out as a small, flat crescent, folding out into a honeycomb paper sphere.

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Retailers Must Be Careful With Private Label Credit Card Advertising

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC unanimously approved a consent order this week requiring Credit Karma, LLC to pay $3 million dollars for allegedly advertising to consumers that they were “pre-approved” for credit card offers, when in reality, the customers were not pre-approved, and in fact, were frequently rejected. Credit Karma’s advertising—which purportedly took place over three years between February 2018 and April 2021—consisted largely of emails and webpages telling consumers they were “pre-approved” for various

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Brooks Brothers to relaunch in Australia 

Inside Retail

American fashion brand Brooks Brothers has relaunched in the Australian market with its new Autumn/ Winter 2023 collection. In a joint venture with Oroton Group, the first Brooks Brothers store in Australia opened its doors in 2014 at Melbourne’s The Emporium and with a 2293sqft store. But after two years of collaboration expanding to 13 storefronts and a local online store, Oroton Group exited the joint venture Brooks Brothers Australia and sold its whole interest to the US parent firm

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Lark London Selects Woking’s Victoria Place for First Location Outside London

Retail Focus

Woking’s Victoria Place is set to welcome Lark London, an independent lifestyle boutique, in a move that marks the brand’s first store outside the capital. The multi award-winning retailer will open at 7 Commercial Way in a 1,558 sq ft space, showcasing its eclectic selection of lifestyle and homeware products from over 300 brands. Lark London, one of the first ‘Lifestyle Boutiques’ in London and run by Dominic and Priya Aurora-Crowe, takes a family-oriented and personal approach, rejecting th

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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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Eurovision reveals 2023 identity and stage design

Design Week

The BBC broadcast identity and stage design for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 has been revealed, inspired by the natural synchronisation of human heartbeats to music and its ability to build bridges between nations. Superunion and Ukrainian studio Starlight Creative are responsible for the visual identity, while New York-based specialist production design firm Yellow Studio led the stage design.

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Third Circuit Dismisses Talc Bankruptcy

Hunton Andrews Kurth

On Monday, January 30, 2023, the Third Circuit in In re LTL Management, LLC 1 ordered debtor LTL Management, LLC’s (“LTL”) chapter 11 petition dismissed for failure to demonstrate that the petition was filed in good faith pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code. 2 The dismissal of LTL’s bankruptcy will also result in the termination of an injunction staying numerous lawsuits against third-parties—including lawsuits against certain third-party retailers being sued for allegedly having sold certain allege

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Flight Centre to acquire UK-based luxury travel brand

Inside Retail

Travel company Flight Centre has entered into a binding agreement to acquire UK-based premium leisure travel business Luxury Travel Holdings Limited (Scott Dunn) for A$211 million. Scott Dunn offers tailor-made luxury holiday packages to high-value customers. It is established in the UK and the US and has a small presence in Asia. Flight Centre MD Graham Turner said the company is “well positioned” to help Scott Dunn “unlock a new era of growth”.

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Liverpool One Launches Into 2023 With New Hollister Location and Gilly Hicks Entry

Retail Focus

Grosvenor announces a strong start to the year at Liverpool ONE with the forthcoming relocation of Hollister Co., the global teen retailer division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.), alongside Hollister sub-brand, Gilly Hicks. This latest commitment by the international retailers, showcases a strong vote of confidence in the destination, following successful 2022 results.

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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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In 2023 are designers social animals or not and does it matter?

Design Week

Until the age of 37, when twin-parenthood and the COVID-19 pandemic changed my life twice in close succession, I was a social creature. Some weeks I spent 4 or 5 nights as a face on the scene at creative industry get-togethers in whichever city I lived. After all, no matter to what extent, we’re all social creatures who need positive relationships to maintain good health.

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FTC Extends Deadline for Public Comment on Green Guides to April 24, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC has announced that it is extending by 60 days (from February 21 to April 24, 2023) the public comment period on potential updates to the agency’s “Green Guides.” As we previously reported , since mid-December 2022, the FTC has been gathering input on various aspects of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. According to the FTC’s announcement, several interested parties asked the agency for additional time to provide their feedback, citing a desire to conduct consumer

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Wesfarmers axes 100 jobs in its Catch e-commerce arm

Inside Retail

Wesfarmers has laid off 100 staff in its e-commerce division Catch Group this week, with key departments impacted including marketing, product and technology, and finance. “Like many e-commerce brands, Catch has made the difficult decision to reduce its workforce as the business adjusts to changes in online demand that has occurred following the Covid period,” a spokesperson told Inside Retail.

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Tom Sellers Selects Seven Dials’ Neal’s Yard for New Venture, Story Cellar

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced that two Michelin Star chef, Tom Sellers, is set to unveil his new restaurant, Story Cellar, at Seven Dials this March. The 1700 sq ft unit will be a Parisian inspired rotisserie style restaurant, located in the iconic Neal’s Yard, and will feature counter dining and rotisserie chicken alongside a menu of house cured charcuterie and classic dishes, interpreted by Tom.

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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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Remembering Carin Goldberg: 1953-2023

Design Week

“Carin had more ideas in an afternoon than I had in a year. She was incredibly prolific, doing 5 or 10 versions of everything she designed”, says architect and former Pentagram partner James Biber of his wife, Carin Goldberg, an influential graphic designer and educator who died on 19 January 2023 at the age of 69. “Truthfully, she needed all those ideas, and I could survive on just a few.

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3 Retailers Honored at 2022 PAVE Gala

VMS

O N DECEMBER 8, 2022, VMSD attended the annual PAVE Gala at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building in New York. In honor of PAVE’s 30th anniversary, the evening intended to inspire, connect and celebrate students, educators and professionals across the retail industry. During the event, VMSD honored three retailers with our 19th annual Excellence in Visual Merchandising and Store Design awards, which recognize retailers whose New York stores support a visual merchandising strategy that enhances t

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From triathlons to trimesters: ex-2XU colleagues launch new maternity brand

Inside Retail

More than three decades after launching the Davenport underwear brand, and 18 years after co-founding 2XU, veteran retailer and entrepreneur Clyde Davenport is back with a new venture built around compression leggings. But rather than targeting elite athletes, TheRY (pronounced theory ) is aimed at pregnant and postpartum women. The name is an abbreviation of “the reason why”, which reflects the fact that all of the brand’s products must have a clear reason for being.

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Sign and Digital UK 2023 is back for a Celebration of Signage

Retail Focus

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) returns to the NEC Birmingham from 21 st to 23 rd March 2023. The floor plan is growing fast, with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Roland DG, Epson UK, Premier, Hexis UK, Vivid Laminating Technologies and swissQprint, signed up. There will also be a host of familiar, and maybe not so familiar, exhibitors ready and waiting to welcome visitors from across the sign and large-format digital printing world.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Picks of the month: design events to look out for this February

Design Week

As well as exhibitions and debates, Surface Design Show will host a number of design-related talks across two stages. Japanese artist and graphic designer June Mineyama-Smithson aka MAMIMU will host a talk on spreading optimism with colour and shapes. She’ll question whether they have the ability to promote mental wellness and outline how to strike a balance between capturing energy in a design.

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Chick-fil-A Ordered Razed, Replaced by Drive-Thru-Only Locale

VMS

Officials in Charlotte, N.C. have determined that the car line at a local Chick-fil-La (Atlanta) is so long – and potentially dangerous to pedestrians – that it has ordered the chain to raze the restaurant and rebuild it as a double drive-thru only, Business Insider reports. At first glance, the solution proposed by Charlotte city planners seems counter-intuitive – won’t more lanes mean more cars?

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“Recovery will be mixed”: How retailers are responding to Auckland floods

Inside Retail

Flooding in Auckland is hitting the retail industry hard as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. While the extent of the damage, and the subsequent cost of the recovery process is unknown, experts have estimated that it might cost the economy $ 446 million. Over 15,000 insurance claims have already been lodged, with more that 5,000 properties affected.

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How to Leverage Home Equity to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Retail Focus

Commercial real estate represents an enticing investment opportunity, and by taking advantage of equity you’ve built up in your home, it can be more accessible than you’d think. Here’s a look at what you need to do to get in on the commercial real estate investment scene, and a discussion of the risks and obligations that go along with it. Why Investing in Commercial Real Estate with Home Equity Makes Financial Sense Investing in commercial real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio

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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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Design Week Awards 2023 opens for entries

Design Week

Every year the Design Week Awards evolves to reflect the changing nature of designers’ work, adapting so that we can focus on what’s important to you and your clients. In recent years more designers across the board have been encouraging clients to embrace a sustainable approach to projects so that it becomes standard in many briefs. While we welcome projects that put people and the planet first.

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Exploring the impact of design culture in a constantly evolving society

Design Wanted

Six teams of international professors will lead workshop experiences on cutting-edge topics in which design culture becomes a framework connecting other cultures and disciplines. This year, […] The post Exploring the impact of design culture in a constantly evolving society appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Tiffany & Co collaborates with Nike on ‘Legendary’ kicks

Inside Retail

Tiffany & Co has collaborated with Nike to release the Nike x Tiffany & Co Air Force 1 1837 sneakers and a limited-edition sterling silver accessories range. The sneakers, which will be available on March 7, are made of premium black suede, have a Tiffany Blue-coloured Swoosh, and co-branded silver elements over each heel. The Nike x Tiffany & Co Air Force 1 1837 will be available in women’s and men’s sizes, with a retail price of $356.98.

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Policing chief tells Federation of Independent Retailers tackling retail crime is a priority

Talking Retail

Policing minister Chris Philp has reassured the Federation of Independent Retailers (The Fed) that tackling retail crime is a priority for the government. “As part of our political engagement strategy and commitment to raising awareness in the government of the scale of retail crime,” national president Jason Birks wrote to Philp in December. He invited.

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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.