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You Have to Be There: 4 Retail Spaces That Buy Into Experience

Arch Daily

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Leah Weckert named new CEO of Coles; Steven Cain to retire

Inside Retail

Leah Weckert has been appointed as Coles’ new MD and CEO, effective May 1. Outgoing CEO Steven Cain has announced his retirement and will remain with the company for an interim period to facilitate an easy transition of executive responsibilities. “I would like to thank the Coles board, team and our many partners for their support, insights and resilience – particularly during Covid, bushfires and floods.

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KGK Genix launch ‘Student Retail Design & Careers Competition’ Competition to drive interest & kickstart careers in retail design & print industry.

Retail Focus

KGK Genix have launched a new ‘Student Retail Design & Careers Competition’ to help equip students with the skills and experience they need to kick-start their career and to drive interest in the retail design, visual merchandising, and print industry. KGK Genix has teamed up with the Art & Design department at Hertford Regional College offering students the opportunity to experience working on a live campaign brief, creating window display concepts and display activations for some of th

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Designing the UK’s first permanent gallery dedicated to South Asian culture

Design Week

A landmark project sees the first permanent gallery in the UK dedicated to the experiences and histories of South Asian diaspora communities as part of Manchester Museum’s reopening after a £15 million transformation. Alongside a new exhibition hall and galleries on Chinese culture and ideas of “Belonging” in a new two-storey extension by architects Purcell, the development was funded by Arts.

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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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Waitrose announces earliest British Asparagus season

Retail Times

Waitrose has welcomed an extra early asparagus season which is due to arrive in shops from 21st February, nine weeks earlier than normal. Traditionally, the British asparagus season is from St George’s Day (23rd April), so Waitrose customers will be able to enjoy British Asparagus for even longer this year.

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How Madmia went from a “one-person show” to a $10 million business

Inside Retail

Identifying a niche in the market for bright, colourful and mismatched socks, founder Tanja Filipovska established Madmia with a silent partner in 2016, after noticing that her friends were losing socks in a pair, and were sometimes bored of wearing two of the same socks. Originally operating from her garage and kitchen table, the business has exploded in popularity, having expanded overseas and collaborated with brands including Nickelodeon, Mattel and MGA Entertainment.

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Design industry weighs in on GCSE design and technology proposals

Design Week

We welcome a curriculum that will give young people valuable green design skills that they can carry into their future careers. The next generation of designers need to feel equipped and inspired to design for planet if the UK is to meet net zero and beyond to a more regenerative world. We need teaching and curriculum that is not just design thinking but design practice; new materials.

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Products accelerating the transition to a solar-powered future

Design Wanted

Embedding solar technology into our everyday lives, there’s been a rise in solar-powered design projects – from coffee-making tools to headphones and the first production-ready solar […] The post Products accelerating the transition to a solar-powered future appeared first on DesignWanted.

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From tailoring to tech, Levi’s brings next-gen concepts to life in Apac

Inside Retail

Last December, Levi’s unveiled its largest store in Southeast Asia with the opening of its flagship store in Singapore’s Ion Orchard shopping complex. Nuholt Huisamen, Levi’s managing director and senior vice president for APAC, said the store was a major milestone for the global denim label, which marks the 150th anniversary of its iconic 501 fit jeans and 170th anniversary of its brand this year.

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A fifth of UK retailers fear insolvency amid energy crisis, FRP research shows

Retail Times

Over one in five (22%) retail businesses in the UK aren’t confident of trading through to the end of 2023, according to new research published by FRP.

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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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“AI revolution” means design studios could look very different in three years

Design Week

If design consultancies are to adjust to the speed of change that AI is offering, they will need to learn to work with it to avoid being left behind and if they are to do that well they can learn from historic examples of tech-enabled transition. We’re in the midst of the AI revolution and as such, no one is 100% certain what will happen, but, like in all times of change we look to examples from.

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A take on future (TV) watching behaviors and their accommodating home interior

Design Wanted

Samsung posed questions on how Form Us With Love imagine a sofa to look and perform 10-15 years from now, and the needs it may have […] The post A take on future (TV) watching behaviors and their accommodating home interior appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Historic data breach impacts up to 1.85 million The Good Guys customers

Inside Retail

The Good Guys has reached out to 1.85 million members of its Concierge loyalty program advising them of a data breach via a former third-party partner, Pegasus Group, now known as My Rewards. An unauthorised user gained access to the My Rewards database back in August 2021, accessing information about Concierge members such as the encrypted password and in some cases their date of birth.

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Organic wine drinkers on the rise, as Beyond Wines partners with Italian producer Corvezzo

Retail Times

Family-run and innovative premium organic wine producer Corvezzo has appointed the UK wine distributor, Beyond Wines to position it as the number one organic Italian wine supplier in the UK. Investing in a sustainable supply Backed by 50 years’ experience and led by the founder’s grandson Giovanni Corvezzo, its progressive management team is committed to preserving the environment.

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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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NB invites local designers centre stage for Vineyard Theatre rebrand

Design Week

NB Studio has rebranded the Vineyard Theatre in New York with a flexible typography-led identity that showcases independent designers and type foundries local to the city. The studio rebranded the Almeida Theatre in Islington, London a few years ago and was encouraged to submit its approach to Vineyard Theatre after being recommended by a connection from the Almeida.

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A self-reflection on research ethics and design process

Design Wanted

With these external changes in emerging technologies and socioeconomic shifts, finding adaptable and scalable solutions has become increasingly important. And how we find suitable solutions in […] The post A self-reflection on research ethics and design process appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Reject Shop sales increase, consumers favour low-priced consumables

Inside Retail

Discount retailer The Reject Shop says consumers are gravitating towards low-priced consumables due to inflation. During the company’s trading first half, sales grew 3.5 per cent to $439.7 million while comparable store sales were up 2.4 per cent compared to the previous period. Tax-paid profit grew 6.2 per cent to $16.3 million while EBIT reached $26.8 million, up 7.8 per cent.

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Bushmills releases rare 33-year old Port Cask exclusively for travel retail

Retail Times

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has today revealed the tenth and final release from its current Causeway Collection – a rare 33 Year Old Port Cask – is to be sold exclusively in World Duty-Free’s stores at Heathrow Airport.

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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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Uncommon CX cooks up interactive cost-of-living cookbook

Design Week

Uncommon CX has launched its self-funded project The Yellow Sticker Cookbook, seeking to provide a solution for the cost-of-living crisis by helping people put together meals from supermarkets’ reduced sections. After seeing that one in seven Brits were skipping meals to save money, the team at Uncommon started on the idea for The Yellow Sticker Cookbook app, named after the yellow stickers used.

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MotorSkins: the metamaterial that is changing people’s lives through assisted movement

Design Wanted

By integrating soft robotics into textiles, MotorSkins bridges the gap between science and design with a novel metamaterial based on fluidic circuits and material arrangements. Without […] The post MotorSkins: the metamaterial that is changing people’s lives through assisted movement appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Gelatissimo opens stores in Thailand, Singapore, Hawaii

Inside Retail

Australian gelato chain Gelatissimo has opened five new stores – including in Thailand and Singapore – taking its international store network to 70. One store has opened in Sunny Laguna in Phuket, Thailand, another in Hawaii’s Royal Hawaiian Center at Waikiki and a third at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. In Australia, the company opened stores in Rhodes, NSW, and Highpoint, Victoria.

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Top 10 Gardening Trade Shows in North America 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

Gardening is supposed to be a huge stress reliever. However, if you are a marketing director in the landscaping industry tasked with managing your company’s trade show program, you probably know all about stress. To take some of the pressure off, we compiled a list of the top 10 gardening trade shows in North America. According to Statista , the lawn and garden segment brought in a combined $129 billion in the U.S. alone.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Rbl rebrands ZSL with ecosystem-inspired identity

Design Week

Leamington Spa-based studio Rbl has repositioned The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to better represent the interconnected strands of its work with a new logo and graphic language inspired by ecosystems. After being recommended to ZSL, Rbl won the work through a competitive pitch process. Rbl creative director Adam Concar says that the brief was about “solving a problem” and that ZSL was “very.

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Vestre: winner of both the Sustainability Award of the Year and Architecture of the Year 2023

Design Wanted

In June 2022, Vestre opened The Plus Colour and Wood Factory in Magnor, Norway. The factory, which has been designed by the leading architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group, is by far the most […] The post Vestre: winner of both the Sustainability Award of the Year and Architecture of the Year 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Art and upcycling: How Casetify plans to reach 100 stores globally by 2025

Inside Retail

Following its store launch in Sydney earlier this year, Hong Kong-based tech accessories brand Casetify is planning to expand across Australia, as part of a larger goal of reaching 100 stores globally by 2025. Casetify Studio, which is currently located in Sydney Arcade alongside Pitt Street Mall, sells a range of products, including customisable phone cases, AirPod cases, phone straps, water bottles and lifestyle accessories.

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Tesco ditches plastic laundry pod tubs in favour of recyclable cardboard packs

Retail Times

This week will see Tesco replace the plastic tubs its laundry detergent pods are sold in with new recyclable cardboard packaging. The move into card will save 252 tonnes of plastic annually, and over four million pieces of plastic across eight lines.

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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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How Koto designed a suite of “immediately cinematic” graphics for Netflix

Design Week

Koto has redeveloped Netflix’s approach to iconography, illustrations and typography, aiming to transform previously neglected touchpoints into “immediately cinematic” graphic assets. Working collaboratively with Netflix’s in house team, Koto sought to build on, rather than reinvent its visual identity. Koto’s chief creative officer and co-founder Jowey Roden says that the studio achieved this by.

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Three New Rules for CPG Brand-Building

Shopperations

With shopping behavior expanding online through eCommerce buying and digital influence on in-store purchasing, brand building requires new rules to play and win.

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The impact of gamification on retail customer engagement

Inside Retail

The appeal of interactive experiences has cemented itself into the world of retail. Sephora Beauty uses live streams to promote new products. Ikea recently debut a line of chairs and desks designed specifically for gamers. Starbucks loyalty customers play beat-the-clock classics like hopscotch and bingo that bring them back on the app all day long. Approximately 17 million Australians identify themselves as gamers.

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Snøhetta combines clay and oak in minimalist Holzweiler store

Dezeen

Architecture practice Snøhetta stuck to natural materials for the fit-out of the Holzweiler boutique in Copenhagen , incorporating subtle references to the fashion brand's Norwegian heritage. Snøhetta is a long-term collaborator of Holzweiler 's, having designed the company's flagship store and showroom in Oslo , as well as a number of its pop-up shops, runway sets and its digital identity.

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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.