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new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc

Design Boom

maison dior has unveiled its newest swiss boutique in geneva, a landmark flagship designed by christian de portzamparc. The post new dior flagship blossoms in geneva with architecture by christian de portzamparc appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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As mass-market outshines luxury, L’Oreal sales rise 9.4 per cent

Inside Retail

L’Oreal reported a 9.4 per cent rise in first quarter sales on a like-for-like basis on Thursday, beating expectations and easing concerns about a slowdown in the two biggest beauty markets the United States and China. The French cosmetics giant, which owns the Maybelline and Lancome brands, reported sales of 11.24 billion euros ($11.98 billion) for the first three months to the end of March.

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Delivery management platform, Scurri topped over €12 billion in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) in the total value of shipments processed in 2023

Retail Focus

Delivery management platform, Scurri , today reported an increase in the total gross merchandising value (GMV) of goods processed through its platform, which totalled over €12 billion in 2023. Already working with hundreds of retailers and brands, Scurri added a mixture of enterprise and mid-market retailers, including The Perfume Shop, BrandAlley, Victoria Plumbing, Loake Shoes, LeMieux and Weird Fish, to its roster of clients last year.

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Wray & Nephew Iaunches funding initiative to support UK Black businesses

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Wray & Nephew, in partnership with Foundervine, has launched the third year of its Wray Forward programme. In collaboration with Foundervine, one of the largest and most active accelerator ecosystems in the UK, Wray Forward is an ambitious, free programme that supports Black founders across the UK by giving them access to mentorship opportunities, ed

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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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STEPS architecture’s red dot design museum nestles within shopping mall in china

Design Boom

LED screens and dynamic displays enhance the museum experience, providing visitors with immersive visuals and interactive elements. The post STEPS architecture’s red dot design museum nestles within shopping mall in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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When creativity gets reduced to a commodity: What is the real cost of dupes?

Inside Retail

Knockoffs, fakes, replicas and imitations have long held a place in retail but dupes and their growing acceptability on TikTok have taken consumer behaviour to new heights. No product category appears to be safe with the existence of retailers dedicated to systematically ripping and profiting off popular designs, products and formulas. Sydney-based entrepreneur, Julia Sakr, founded the luxury dog-bed brand, Barney, one of the brands that was “duped” recently by multinational supermarket Aldi.

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Acoustics in design

Design Middleeast

Dima Alkawadri, Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai, outlines how to incorporate acoustic solutions into a design for enhanced environments. Designers are increasingly recognising audio as an essential element to enhance the multi-sensory experience in spaces. Multi-sensory spaces engage and stimulate users more effectively, promoting creativity and creating a sense of satisfaction.

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The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage

Design Wanted

In the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, there is an iconic car—a Cisitalia 202, born from Pininfarina‘s visionary design in 1947. […] The post The Oksýs chaise longue taps Pininfarina’s automotive heritage appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Booktopia cashflow improves despite lean months

Inside Retail

Booktopia Group says it has delivered a positive cash flow of $781,000 in the March quarter, thanks to cost-saving and efficiency efforts. The positive cash flow came despite what is traditionally a relatively lean trading period in line with the softer performance of the book market at the start of the calendar year and a quieter season for consumer goods retailers, following the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas sales events.

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L’OBJET Appoints New CEO, Stanislas Le Bert

Retail Focus

International luxury brand L’OBJET is thrilled to announce the appointment of Stanislas Le Bert as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Boasting over 15 years of experience in the luxury beauty & lifestyle industries, Le Bert is a global brand leader with expertise in transforming organizations and in omnichannel marketing & sales growth strategies.

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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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Getting Clear Upfront: The 12-Point Preparation Checklist

Instore Design

Ready to engage InStore Design Display to design and build your custom retail display? Great! We are so glad to be partnering with you to bring your concept for a display to life. We've learned a thing or two about how to make the design, manufacturing, packing, and delivery of displays go smoothly. A project delivered on time, on budget, and on target starts with the information we gather upfront.

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Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels

Design Wanted

Dedicated to enhancing workplace environments through innovative acoustic solutions, Abstracta has one mission—to boost productivity and foster a positive working environment. This year, the brand expands […] The post Abstracta is improving workspaces with its wellness-inspired acoustic panels appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Just Wines throws Liquor Loot a lifeline

Inside Retail

Online wine shop Just Wines has acquired craft spirit subscription service Liquor Loot, which entered voluntary administration last month. Liquor Loot tapped Andrew Spring, partner at business turnaround and insolvency specialist Jirsch Sutherland, as the voluntary administrator. Last year, Spring arranged the sale of Sans Drink to Just Wines. “In the case of Liquor Loot – and, previously, Sans Drinks – we have acted like a ‘matchmaker’ in a way, in that we have brought two syn

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Dubai Design District hosts first knowledge-sharing event with Durini Design Association

Design Middleeast

Representatives from the two design districts plus key industry stakeholders came together at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Milano to engage and share insights Dubai Design District (d3) , the global creative ecosystem by TECOM Group PJSC, this week expanded its profile in Italy by organising its first-ever networking and knowledge-sharing event in Milan.

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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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Top new product: Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods re-defines the dairy category with blended dairy and oat launch

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Kerry Dairy Consumer Foods, home to some of the UK and Ireland’s leading dairy and plant-based brands is creating a new take on dairy with a category-first launch that is guaranteed to shake things up in the chilled aisle.

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Her work is an emphasis on research, exploration, and collaboration with artisans

Design Wanted

Alice Mandelli is not just a designer; she’s a dynamo of energy and passion with a deeply introspective and problem-solving mindset. In 2022, she embarked on […] The post Her work is an emphasis on research, exploration, and collaboration with artisans appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Under Armour launches sportswear range exclusive to Australia

Inside Retail

Under Armour has announced an expanded range of apparel, footwear, and accessories exclusively for the Australian market. The drop includes an array of men’s and women’s essentials and Under Armour says each piece is crafted using quality fabrics and innovative design techniques to ensure maximum comfort, durability, and style. The campaign – named ‘Live in UA’ – marks a pivotal shift in strategy and approach, representing a fusion of functionality and fashion, according to the brand.

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Harnessing Pallet Skirts for Club Store Success

Creative Displays Now

Shopping in-store allows customers to get a product immediately, leverage customer services and explore other items in the same product range. These reasons prove why 73% of consumers would still buy items in brick-and-mortar retail spaces. Custom pallet skirts enhance the in-store shopping experience by showcasing your brand and making your products more accessible.

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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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Deliveroo x Boots launch a ‘Marathon Roo-covery’ hub

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! As the nation gears up for the UK’s biggest running race in London, Deliveroo has teamed up with Boots to create the ultimate ‘Marathon Roo-covery’ hub to help aid runners post-marathon recovery. Handpicked by Warren ‘Woz’ Whitely, a celebrity fitness and running coach, the Deliveroo and Boots ‘Marathon Roo-covery’ hub shows runners ten products selected

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Choosing a Distribution Model: Drop Shipping vs Traditional Inventory

Retail Bound

Welcome back, retail enthusiasts! One of the topics that consistently comes up in the retail world is the logistics of shipping. From the manufacturers to the distributors, to your retail store – there are many factors and unexpected costs to consider during the shipping process that can be often overlooked. There are many facets of shipping that every merchant will need to understand in order to be successful, but we start with one of the fundamentals: choosing a supply distribution model.

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Viva Energy’s first-quarter convenience sales dip

Inside Retail

Viva Energy’s convenience sales declined 4.4 per cent year over year to $259 million in the first quarter. The company attributed the lower turnover to the divestiture of 25 Coles Express sites to Chevron, the timing of Easter in March, and lower tobacco sales. However, the company said its acquisition of OTR Group provides a platform to boost its convenience business.

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Sushi Hotaru – QVB

Retail Design Blog

Bursting from the QVB’s lower floor, Sushi Hotaru Charcoal Bar offers a dynamic dining affair. Inspired by the luminous flight.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Mint Velvet to open its Milton Keynes city debut store at centre:mk

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Mint Velvet, the British womenswear brand renowned for its relaxed yet glamorous style, has announced it will open a key regional store at centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Set to open this Summer, Mint Velvet’s 2,800 sq.ft. debut store will be located on centre:mk’s premium Silbury Arcade and will stock a full collection of their womenswear, […] If you

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A Guide on How to Approach Retail Stores to Sell Your Product

Retail Bound

Developing and launching a product that can help you gain profit is the first step that you have to overcome in starting or growing a wholesale business. However, the real challenge for entrepreneurs comes after the product launch— and that is sales and distribution to retail stores. However, the trick of the trade is that if you want a large profit margin, you also have to widen your reach.

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Nicki Minaj invests in sustainable footwear brand Løci

Inside Retail

Musician and celebrity Nicki Minaj has invested in the sustainable sneakers brand Løci and has designed a limited-edition collection. The collection will feature five distinct styles made from Løci’s next-gen material bio-leather, a blend of non-food grade corn and recycled textiles, available in 11 colours. Prices range from US$185 to US$200. Minaj will actively participate in the business as it grows and evolves, with her investment further cementing Løci as a black-owned business. “Thei

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10DAYS – retail design with modular shop—in—shop system

Retail Design Blog

Amsterdam clothing brand 10DAYS, opened a shop in Westfield’s Mall of the Netherlands. For the project’s design a modular ‘shop.

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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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Laufen’s Colour Archaeology unearths ancient hues at Milan Design Week 2024

Design Wanted

At Milan Design Week, Laufen is set to unveil a project that transcends time and space: Colour Archaeology, an innovative venture that promises to redefine the […] The post Laufen’s Colour Archaeology unearths ancient hues at Milan Design Week 2024 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Springtime could see retail health turn the corner at last, says Retail Think Tank

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The health of the retail sector could turn the corner over the next quarter, as improvements in personal finances boosts households’ ability to spend, according to the KPMG Retail Health Sentiment Index. Following a disappointing demand environment in the first quarter of 2024, driven by poor weather and consumer caution, the Retail Think Tank (RTT) [

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Sephora CEO Guillaume Motte shares his four ingredients for success 

Inside Retail

French prestige beauty retailer Sephora is widely recognised as a leader in its category, with 3000 stores and 52,000 team members operating worldwide. Founded in Limoges in 1969, the company was acquired by LVMH in 1996 and over the past decade, it has been on a growth trajectory, as evidenced by its record sales and profits in 2023. As part of LVMH’s selective retailing division, Sephora doesn’t typically break out its results but global president and chief executive Guillaume Motte recently s

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Parc Olympique by Lemay

Retail Design Blog

Architectural and design firm Lemay, and lighting agency LumiGroup, have combined their expertise to transform a partially under-exploited sector of.

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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.