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yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity’s labyrinthine concept store in osaka

Design Boom

a soft yellow hue, diffused through latticed metal slats on the ceiling, bathes the entire store in an ambient glow. The post yellow glass bricks and louvers shape curiosity’s labyrinthine concept store in osaka appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The future of main streets: Aussies share their essential retailers

Inside Retail

A lot of dedication and effort goes into making main streets attractive. Local governments, planners, place makers, economic development managers, trade associations and retailers work hard to design, improve and revitalise main streets. The goal is to make them attractive places to increase shopper numbers, provide pleasant places for communities, and boost local economies.

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New Names Join the Lineup at Bluewater this Autumn

Retail Focus

Bluewater has welcomed four new brands this autumn including opticians and glasses retailer Ace & Tate, Chinese inspired eatery Buns Away and London perfumier Sunnamusk meanwhile specialist coffee brand, Black Sheep Coffee is set to open at the centre this November. Ace & Tate’s 870 sq ft store is located on the Lower Guildhall next to Ted Baker.

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Price of a healthy packed lunch for children has gone up in four out of five major supermarkets since August, data shows

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Data published today by The Food Foundation shows that the price of a healthy packed lunch has increased in four out of five major retailers since August, with costs increasing by up to 5% in just two months.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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camper’s paris flagship store gets ‘mini-pompidou’ redesign by jorge penadés

Design Boom

jorge penadés unveils a continuous shelving system inspired by centre pompidou for camper's paris flagship. The post camper’s paris flagship store gets ‘mini-pompidou’ redesign by jorge penadés appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Kmart cops $1.3 million fine for over 200,000 spam emails

Inside Retail

Kmart Australia has paid a $1.3 million infringement notice for sending 212,471 marketing emails, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The emails were sent between July 2022 and May 2023 to customers who had previously unsubscribed, due to a combination of technology, system and procedural failures. “When a customer decides to opt out of a marketing mailing list, businesses are obliged to fulfil that request.

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TK Maxx reprieves lil’ goat in 2023 Festive Farm Christmas ad

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! TK Maxx has today unveiled its latest Christmas advert where things have gotten fashionable, fun, feathery and furry. As the brands for less retailer unveils its biggest ever collection of Christmas gifts, “Festive Farm” features a group of adorable animals cat-walking out of their barn in their stylish new TK Maxx outfits.

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Il Tornitore Matto – A unique savoir faire in all things metal, demonstrating its versatility

Design Wanted

Alessi presents Il Tornitore Matto (The Mad Turner) at EDIT Napoli 2023 – a refreshing new brand led by Alberto Alessi and coordinated by Giulio Iacchetti […] The post Il Tornitore Matto – A unique savoir faire in all things metal, demonstrating its versatility appeared first on DesignWanted.

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US smoothie chain Jamba to launch in Australia

Inside Retail

US smoothie chain Jamba is landing in Australia with its first two stores opening this month. The first outlet will open its doors mid-to-late November at Melbourne Central. A second store is scheduled for the Sunshine Coast later this month, and there are plans to extend the footprint to Sydney. Formerly called Jamba Juice, the American business is owned by Focus Brands which includes the hot cinnamonroll chain Cinnabon and the pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s in its portfolio.

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Cornish Bakery opens its 58th location in Harrogate, Yorkshire

Retail Focus

One of the UK’s fastest growing, independently owned, coffee and bakery brands, Cornish Bakery, has opened the doors to its 58 th location in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. The Harrogate launch comes on the back of eight successful openings in the last 12 months in Norwich, Bakewell, Bury St Edmunds, Canterbury, Truro, Whitby Harbour, Plymouth Barbican and Caledonian Park.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Elephant Gin releases Buchu Laden African Explorer Gin to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Elephant Gin (www.elephant-gin.com) is releasing a very special limited-edition gin, the African Explorer (40% ABV, RRP £45). When forming Elephant Gin, Tessa and Robin Gerlach were inspired by the Sundowner experience whilst exploring the wildlife of Africa; when creating their lauded London Dry Gin in 2013, th

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D415 reimagines mundane materials for Bratislava boutique Som Store

Dezeen

Design studio D415 has used standard construction materials such as plasterboard and steel profiles in unexpected ways to create a concept store in Bratislava , spotlighting young fashion designers from Slovakia and neighbouring Czechia. Set inside the Nivy shopping centre, Som Store gives each featured fashion brand an equally-sized space in which to showcase its work with the aim of helping the region's designers reach a wider audience.

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Gap, H&M help Better Cotton launch global traceability solution

Inside Retail

Cotton sustainability initiative Better Cotton has launched the first-ever traceability solution for the fashion and textile sectors. The organisation has worked with retailers and brands, including H&M Group, Marks & Spencer, Walmart, Target, Bestseller, Gap Inc and C&A, to prepare for the launch. The solution, which has been developed for over three years, provides visibility of cotton’s journey through the supply chain by logging stakeholder input on the Better Cotton Platform.

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Phantom Inventory haunts retailers as a fifth of UK shoppers experience out-of-stocks due to ‘ghost’ inventory

Retail Focus

Phantom inventory is causing UK shoppers to experience out-of-stocks, with poor product availability negatively impacting sales and long-term customer loyalty, according to the latest data from Retail Insight , the leading provider of store operations execution software. Original research of over 1,000 UK shoppers by Retail Insight revealed that consumers are increasingly experiencing availability issues in-store, a problem symptomatic of phantom inventory, which is the discrepancy between stock

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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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Interflora partners with FarEye to revolutionise the customer delivery experience

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Interflora, the renowned flower delivery network with over 900 florist members across the U.K. and Ireland, is proud to announce its collaboration with FarEye, a leading last-mile logistics technology platform.

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The Dubai Business Forum’s Opening Sessions Emphasise Dubai’s Strategic Position As A Global Hub

Design Middleeast

The Dubai Business Forum, a transformative global event powered by Dubai Chambers, commenced today with insightful discussions on the future of globalisation and foreign direct investment. Hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the forum welcomed a stellar lineup of distinguished guest speakers.

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Melbourne Fashion Week to ban feathers

Inside Retail

Melbourne Fashion Week will ban the use of feathers across its runways beginning FY24 in a bid to protect wildlife, as feathers have become the new fur in the fashion industry causing cruelty and death among birds. It is the only global fashion week to implement a ban on wildlife-derived materials, according to the Feathers are the New Fur report published by the World Animal Protection Australia and the Collection Fashion Justice.

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Dyson’s stylish new blue blush limited edition collection adorns the windows of Harrods

Retail Focus

Dyson’s Blue Blush range has officially launched in Harrods in time for the gifting season. Arguably the world’s most luxe and glamourous department store, Dyson is proud to have recently unveiled its Harrods windows takeover with Dyson’s latest Blue Blush theme colourway running through it. The Harrods windows are currently shining bright, with hints of blue and pastel pink hues to create a head-turning “Blue Blush” luminosity radiating onto the London streets with Dyson’s most wanted products

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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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Edinburgh Gin collaborates with Eddie Izzard, to create a Christmas gift that does good

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Edinburgh Gin has collaborated with Eddie Izzard, to create a Christmas gift that does good. The new limited-edition bottle and liquid (£35) has been designed in collaboration with iconic comedian, actor and writer Eddie Izzard, with every penny of profit set to be donated to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to support emerging artists.

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A thought-provoking showcase to embark on a journey exploring the power of scale

Design Wanted

This 6th edition of the annual Creativity Conference conceived and created by The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture – Ithra – is being held from […] The post A thought-provoking showcase to embark on a journey exploring the power of scale appeared first on DesignWanted.

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What’s behind the re-emergence of teen fashion brand Pavement?

Inside Retail

In 2020, Australian teen fashion brand Pavement joined a large list of retailers that entered voluntary administration, citing the Covid-19 pandemic as a major factor contributing to their exit from the retail landscape. However, last month Designworks, the wholesale arm of Brand Collective, a leading house of lifestyle brands in Australia, announced that it was relaunching Pavement in the marketplace through the discount department store Big W.

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Zebra Design NEOM’s Permanent, Immersive Wellbeing Hub in Bicester Village

Retail Focus

Following the resounding success of NEOM’s pop-up space in Bicester Village over the past 12 months, the brand has announced its opening of the permanent Wellbeing Hub in Bicester. Zebra, leading retail designers, have worked meticulously with Jungle Fit-out Collectiv[link] to create a space that embodies NEOM’s ethos of sustainability and holistic wellness.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.

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Winners Revealed: Design Middle East Awards 2023

Design Middleeast

The Design Middle East Awards 2023 were held at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm and created a history in its own unique way. Over 110 firms nominated and we received hundreds of nominations. Our systems were overwhelmed, and the Inbox was flooded with nominations from old and new acquaintances, as well as those just starting out in the field. This was the biggest and finest celebration party ever, and we want to thank you all for making it so–awesome!

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Exploring materials, sustainability and the nature-man connect with Licheni

Design Wanted

Introduced at EDIT Napoli 2023 by R+S – the Licheni project aims to investigate the field of stone objects, whose surfaces are an artifact and at […] The post Exploring materials, sustainability and the nature-man connect with Licheni appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Redbubble slashes staff, overheads – and looks to rebrand

Inside Retail

Redbubble Group, which operates marketplaces for artists – Redbubble and TeePublic, has laid off 141 staff members, or 37 per cent of its workforce, in FY23 as part of cost-saving measures. The group faced challenging trading conditions, particularly in the US, and decreasing demand during the year, Anne Ward, chair of the board, said at the annual meeting last week.

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MINISO reveals its biggest UK store yet on London’s iconic Oxford Street

Retail Focus

Get out your shopping bags and mark your calendars because MINISO is landing on London’s most famous shopping street. Located on 100 Oxford Street, MINISO is opening its doors to the public on Friday, 10th November at 12 pm Spanning an impressive 2,700 square feet, MINISO’s Oxford Street flagship store stands as the brand’s largest retail space in the UK to date.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Studio 971 is launching a new showroom in City Walk Dubai

Design Middleeast

debuted on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2015, with a showroom dedicated to presenting high-end, luxury brands. Aptly named, the facility is a one-stop shop for connoisseurs of fine design, with a carefully curated portfolio of companies covering all facets of affluent living. “At Studio 971, our commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and pushing the boundaries of conventional design sets us apart.” says Gaby Koudsi Founder and Managing Partner of Studio 971.

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Embracing individuality in Design – here’s the story of Ferréol Babin

Design Wanted

Ferréol Babin has always been one of my design heroes. I began following his journey in its early stages, and his work significantly influenced both my […] The post Embracing individuality in Design – here’s the story of Ferréol Babin appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Brandbank opens three stores in one day at Chadstone

Inside Retail

Fashion retailer Brandbank Group has opened new stores at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne for its Allkinds, Kikki.K and Fine-Day brands. The shops take the company’s store count at the centre to five, occupying more than 1300sqm of net lettable area. “We proudly brought three new stores, each with its own distinct personality, to Chadstone.

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Why Retailers Should Embrace Retail Digital Transformation

Retail Focus

Digital transformation involves incorporating digital technologies to develop new business processes, customer experiences, and culture. The full transformation of the retail business into the digital space opens up a new world of opportunities. The intent behind digital transformation is fully transitioning from traditional roles in retail processes, including sales, marketing, and customer service.

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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.