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palazzo fendi omotesando modernizes classic roman architecture and arches in tokyo

Design Boom

the arches of fendi’s headquarters in rome are reinterpreted in the luxury brand’s palazzo in omotesando as curved lights on glass. The post palazzo fendi omotesando modernizes classic roman architecture and arches in tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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NOBULL Announces Launch of First Permanent Concept Store in Europe at Battersea Power Station

Retail Focus

Battersea Power Station announced today that global training brand, NOBULL , will open its first permanent concept store in Europe in the newly restored Grade II* listed Power Station , which opened its doors to the public on 14 th October 2022 alongside Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street for London. Founded in Boston in 2015, NOBULL is a footwear, apparel and accessory brand with a strong global community.

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Australian Retail Outlook 2023: Paradigm shifts and fresh perspectives

Inside Retail

After multiple paradigm shifts in 2022, retailers are facing a very different landscape in the months ahead. Let’s start with shoppers finally emerging from a Covid-19 cocoon of contemplation and online shopping. In a short period, their mindset shifted from lockdown doldrums to finally getting ‘back to normal’ with a bit of catchup spending and a lot of treating themselves after the hardships of the last two years.

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PepsiCo adds “zesty citrus” flavour to 7UP’s new visual identity

Design Week

PepsiCo has redesigned 7UP’s visual identity introducing a 3D drop shadow effect and “zesty citrus” colourways. This is the first time in more than seven years that the lemon-lime flavoured drink has been rebranded. Its new can design, motion graphics and strategy centre around what PepsiCo senior vice president (SVP) and chief design officer Mauro Porcini calls “Upliftment” The drop shadow on.

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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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20 past winners spark creativity for last entries to A’ design award and competition 2023

Design Boom

we share 20 past winners from architecture and interior design to inspire the last call for entries to A’ design award and competition 2023. The post 20 past winners spark creativity for last entries to A’ design award and competition 2023 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Spanish Fashion Giant Mango Boosts Retail Offer at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull

Retail Focus

Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull has continued to expand its leading offer with the arrival of Spanish fashion retailer Mango. Mango has taken a 5,250 sq ft ground floor unit on a new ten-year lease. The arrival of Mango is in line with the wider strategy- developed and implemented by Touchwood owner The Ardent Companies UK (“Ardent UK”) alongside asset manager Sovereign Centros – to diversify the scheme’s offer and attract premium brands to the scheme.

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Jony Ive designs King Charles III’s flora-inspired coronation emblem

Design Week

Sir Jony Ive has designed the official coronation emblem for King Charles III, depicting flora from each of the four UK nations as a gesture to the King’s love of the natural world. The rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland merge to form the shape of St Edward’s crown, which the King will be crowned with during the service.

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F.O.G. architecture restores timber structure of conserved historical building in beijing

Design Boom

the construction wraps timber columns and glass partitions around an open courtyard exposing the original skeleton. The post F.O.G. architecture restores timber structure of conserved historical building in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Retail reckoning: 4 key steps to achieving data-driven success

Retail Focus

Few retailers need to be convinced about the power quality data can have in making informed business decisions. Yet, a recent global survey by Forrester Consulting and WNS found that, while 63% of business leaders recognise that data and analytics are strategic enablers , just 37% have prioritised investments in these capabilities. The issue is especially acute within the retail and CPG sectors, where 73% of brands with strong data maturity have achieved quantifiable business value as a result

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Baby Bunting says consumer demand softens; CEO plans to step down

Inside Retail

Specialty baby goods retailer Baby Bunting has reported a dramatic slump in its interim profits as consumers return to pre-pandemic shopping behaviours. As the company released its half-year trading results, the company announced CEO and MD Matt Spencer would stand down later this year after 11 years with the business. For the six months to December 26, sales grew 6.6 per cent to $254.9 million while tax-paid profit fell 67 per cent to $2.7 million.

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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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Food for thought: could cars of the future be made from eggshells?

Design Week

The challenges that all transport industries face in becoming more sustainable are vast and while some focus has been given to car interiors it seems that car manufacturers can go much further. Industrial design and engineering consultancy Callum has been carrying out feasibility studies of car interiors made of foodstuffs that you’d find in your pantry, such as coffee, eggs, walnuts.

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supreme’s first fully free-floating skate bowl hovers in its new flagship at sunset boulevard

Design Boom

the signature suspended skate bowl of supreme lands in los angeles, finally welcoming visitors in its sunset boulevard store. The post supreme’s first fully free-floating skate bowl hovers in its new flagship at sunset boulevard appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Vodafone and Samsung Team Up for Successful Galaxy S23 Launch

Retail Focus

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S23 smartphones have hit the market and are now available worldwide. The product has received impressive pre-order results, with last year’s Galaxy S22 series more than doubling the pre-orders of the Galaxy S21 series in the first week. This year’s pre-order results are even more significant, with 60% of customers choosing the premium Galaxy S23 Ultra.

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Chemist Warehouse launches ‘disruptor’ optometry chain

Inside Retail

Chemist Warehouse is entering a new retail category, launching its first Optometrist Warehouse in Malvern, Victoria. Through a partnership with Chemist Warehouse the new chain will “revolutionise the optical sector” the company said, bringing consumers high-quality, easily accessible, and reasonably-priced eye care. “Optometrist Warehouse is focused on broad-based patient health as well as eye wellness, working hand-in-hand with our pharmacy colleagues, in each community we ser

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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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Soft inflatable robots to take over Bristol this summer

Design Week

Cultural organisation Watershed has unveiled the six interactive projects which have received funding to appear on the streets of Bristol as the winners of the Playable City Award. The award encourages designers and artists from across the globe to create playful, human-centred technology installations, awarding each of the six winners £45K to turn their designs into protypes.

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anne holtrop nestles jewelry series within monolithic translucent wall in parisian boutique

Design Boom

anne holtrop has once again joined forces with charlotte chesnais to complete a second jewelry boutique on boulevard saint germain, paris. The post anne holtrop nestles jewelry series within monolithic translucent wall in parisian boutique appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Luxury Swiss Watch Brand Rado Opens First UK Boutique

Retail Focus

Rado, the high-end Swiss watch brand, has launched its first UK boutique in Merry Hill, adjacent to the existing Ernest Jones store. The opening of the boutique is the result of a longstanding and successful partnership between Rado and Ernest Jones, and the 32.5 square foot space allows Rado to offer customers the full 360-degree experience. Inside the boutique, customers will be able to enjoy a serene atmosphere surrounded by opulent materials, providing a truly unique shopping experience.

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Alice McCall to be wound up after failing to find a lifeline

Inside Retail

Fashion label Alice McCall is to be wound up after the company failed to restructure debt and reduce its store footprint during the Covid crisis. Matthew Kucianski of Worrells was appointed as liquidator of the 20-year-old brand today. The business was placed in administration in 2020 and has been trying to trade out of it since. At the time, founder McCall said she had to make the decision to edit down the business “with the objective of building a more sustainable business model for the

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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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Interior Inspiration: Design Week’s pick of interior spaces

Design Week

The newly restored Grade II listed Tramshed building in Shoreditch is now home to Vitra’s London HQ. Thirdaway design studio sought to forge a link between the old and new, placing Vitra furniture classics and contemporary design pieces against an industrial backdrop. Built as a power station for the East London Tramway in 1905 on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, the original Tramshed was designed.

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Gonzalez Haase AAS evokes Iceland's volcanic landscape at 66º North store

Dezeen

Architecture studio Gonzalez Haase AAS has completed a store on London 's Regent Street for Icelandic clothing brand 66º North, featuring curved walls and freestanding plinths made from rammed earth. The Berlin-based studio headed by Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase set out to create a holistic concept for the store that represents Iceland in an original way, rather than relying on stereotypes.

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Why sustainability needn’t cost the earth when crisis hits

Retail Times

These days it is nearly impossible to pick up a paper or scroll through a news site without reading about the cost-of-living crisis, interest rates and inflation. Although new data shows that the UK narrowly avoided going into recession in 2022, the country’s economic outlook remains troubling for consumers and businesses alike.

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From stock levels to financing: How interest rate hikes impact retail

Inside Retail

Following nine consecutive interest rate increases in Australia – with more likely to come – retailers are having to navigate a challenging economic environment, as consumers are looking to cut back their spending across a range of categories. This was arguably felt in December 2022, which saw a 3.9 per cent drop in consumer spending. Industry experts are also predicting challenging months ahead, with weaker-than-usual results expected ahead of key calendar events.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Education consortium lays out plans to overhaul GCSE design and technology

Design Week

Education publisher Pearson is working with leading arts organisations on a design and technology education curriculum proposal that moves away from the creation of consumer products and towards sustainable design solutions that seek to solve global challenges. The proposal for an improved secondary school curriculum is backed by organisations including the Royal Society of Arts.

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Material innovations aimed at reducing concrete’s carbon footprint

Design Wanted

Today, as the world and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), in particular, race to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects […] The post Material innovations aimed at reducing concrete’s carbon footprint appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Independent Retailers & Sellers Conference Announces Speaker Line-Up for ASD Market Week’s Upcoming Show

RetailMinded

Denver, CO (February 15, 2023) – The Independent Retailers & Sellers Conference is proud to return to ASD Market Week at their upcoming Las Vegas trade show, which will be held February 26 to March 1, 2023. The IRSC at ASD will welcome experts from companies that include Shopware, GETIDA, Carbon6, SellerBasics, ForcedGet, Bardi Toto Media, Amazon Sellers Attorney, Amazon Lit, Retail Uncensored and more – as well as deliver over forty educational sessions during this four-day experience.

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Endeavour Group records strong half-year earnings, names new CFO

Inside Retail

Hotel and liquor retailer Endeavour Group has delivered strong first-half sales of $6.5 billion, 2.5 per cent higher than last year. EBIT increased by 15.8 per cent to $461 million, which the company attributes to the hotel operations’ return to full swing after the pandemic. On a three-year comparative basis, hotel and retail sales are trading at 4.7 per cent and 4.5 per cent cumulative annual growth rates, respectively.

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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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Ragged Edge designs algorithm-inspired identity for gaming lab Homa

Design Week

Ragged Edge has rebranded gaming technology lab Homa with a “symmetrical and precise” algorithm-inspired logo and a world of “surreal landscapes” to house gaming characters, which are part of the brand. Homa works by giving independent game creators the tools and knowledge to turn ideas into profitable games. After accumulating a team of 200 people, 1 billion downloads of its games and $165m (£136.

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VOXART: meet new click-tile construction set in pixel art style

Design Wanted

VOXART is the second Kickstarter campaign by the PIXIO team. First one raised over $160 000 in 2017 and launched a successful pixel art brand that […] The post VOXART: meet new click-tile construction set in pixel art style appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The 10 BEST Retail Trade Shows in North America  

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

“I’m not a shopaholic, I’m just helping the economy!” – Confessions of a Shopaholic According to Statista, the global retail industry is projected to bring in over $31 trillion by 2025. To put this in perspective, think of a million, a billion, and a trillion dollars in terms of seconds. One million seconds is equivalent to 11 and a half days.

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“It’s taking a toll”: How retail theft is changing, and what to do about it

Inside Retail

Crime has always been an issue in retail. However, the last few years have seen significant levels of crime hitting the retail industry in several key ways. Customer aggression has been one of the most notable forms of retail crime in the last few years, but growing levels of theft and organised retail crime are beginning to hit businesses across the sector.

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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.