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Window France Wins Creative Retail Awards’ EuroShop 2023 Best Stand Award

Retail Focus

The Creative Retail Awards, an annual event that celebrates innovation and excellence in retail, leisure, and hospitality design, has crowned Window France the winner of the Creative Retail Awards EuroShop Best Stand 2023. Over 1800 EuroShop exhibitors were automatically entered into the competition, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from February 26 th to the 2 nd of March.

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7 Menu Design Ideas for Small Dessert Shops or Restaurants

Mindful Design

While you are carefully choosing your color scheme, furniture and lighting for your small dessert shop, cafe or restaurant, don’t tread lightly on your menu boards. As the one element that all people who enter your business will carefully measure and analyze, your menu display is not just a functional detail. So, think hard when […] The post 7 Menu Design Ideas for Small Dessert Shops or Restaurants appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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How Tag Heuer is evolving to stand the test of time

Inside Retail

Global watch brand Tag Heuer is gearing up to grow in Australia after going through a period of consolidation. Here, we speak with the brand’s general manager, Van Mulryan, about the new Tag Heuer boutique in Adelaide, the increased demand for luxury items and how her upbringing has shaped her career. Inside Retail : Can you tell me about the new store Tag Heuer just opened in Adelaide?

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woven bamboo installation by AIM architecture drapes over fashion store atrium in china

Design Boom

a wavy polished stainless steel ceiling generously scales up the height of the space. The post woven bamboo installation by AIM architecture drapes over fashion store atrium in china 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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Sephora UK Opens Its First Physical Store in Westfield White City, London

Retail Focus

SEPHORA, the global beauty retailer, has opened its first physical store in the UK at Westfield White City in West London. Customers, who had eagerly awaited the opportunity to shop in-store after the unprecedented demand following the launch of its website and app last autumn, can now enjoy a retail space spanning over 6,000 square feet. The store boasts next-generation design features that enhance the retail experience for customers, including soft geometric shapes, ambient lighting, textured

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Innovative digital design and data visualizations that shed light on global warming

Design Wanted

To get a step closer to the world 2.0 that we all want, there’s been a rise in groundbreaking softwares and web design enhancing the power […] The post Innovative digital design and data visualizations that shed light on global warming appeared first on DesignWanted.

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F.O.G. architecture inspires new perspectives to shopping with collage city in beijing

Design Boom

mirror fragments, floating corridor and winter playground are the names of the three main design features in F.O.G. architecture's collage city. The post F.O.G. architecture inspires new perspectives to shopping with collage city in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Next Announces Return to Gloucester Quays Shopping Centre

Retail Focus

Peel L&P has announced that NEXT, the renowned British retailer, will be making its return to Gloucester Quays, the premier outlet and dining destination in the South West. The retail giant is set to open its doors later this spring, following a record-breaking 2022 sales period for Gloucester Quays. The 10,441 sq ft store will be located opposite M&S Outlet and will feature NEXT’s clearance collections across women’s, men’s, and children’s fashion, as well as hom

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Strong consumer demand for affordable, sustainable products will drive Fairtrade market in 2023

Retail Times

As consumers strive to become more sustainable, they are increasingly demanding ethically sourced products such as bananas, chocolate and coffee, says the Fairtrade Foundation as its annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign gets under way.

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Aje co-founders step up, appointing three divisional CEOs

Inside Retail

The co-founders of Australian fashion company Aje – Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest – are stepping up into new roles and appointing CEOs to each of the company’s three operating divisions as the company pursues international growth. Norris will move into the new role of group CEO at Aje Collective, overseeing its three divisions: Aje, Aje Athletica and the beauty brand Ikkari.

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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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What does it mean to design an ergonomy-proof kitchen

Design Wanted

Doimo Cucine is an Italian brand producing kitchens. Their catalog is characterized by an infinite offer of color and material variations, as many kitchens’ catalogs are. […] The post What does it mean to design an ergonomy-proof kitchen appeared first on DesignWanted.

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SPORT 2000 Launches New “Home of Experts” Retail Concept for Global Expansion

Retail Focus

Creative agency, Mynt , has designed a new retail concept for SPORT 2000, the international sports retail giant. The new concept, which was first launched at the Tribeca Mall in Mauritius, is being rolled out into various store shapes, sizes, and formats globally. The 1,000sqm concept brings to life SPORT 2000 ’s new brand positioning, ‘Home of Experts,’ which was also devised by Mynt.

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Tesco report highlights £100m investment made in communities across UK

Retail Times

A community group that works with teenagers at risk of getting caught up in knife crime is just one of more than 50,000 projects across the UK that have received funding through Tesco Community Grants since their inception.

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Best Jumpers takes out MFF national designer award, pocketing $130,000

Inside Retail

Best Jumpers has won this year’s National Designer Award at the Paypal Melbourne Fashion Festival, taking home a prize pool of $130,000. The fashion program, now in its 27th year, awards and celebrates Australian fashion designers in their formative years of business — providing finalists opportunities through mentorship, networking and industry exposure.

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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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Drytac materials to be showcased on leading manufacturers’ stands at Sign & Digital UK 2023

Drytac

Epson, Roland DG, Soyang Europe and Hybrid Services, the exclusive distributor for Mimaki equipment in the UK and Ireland, will all feature Drytac products on their stands. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce its products will feature on a number of stands at Sign & Digital UK 2023.

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Sephora’s First UK Store Opens Today in Westfield White City

Retail Focus

SEPHORA , the global beauty retailer, is set to open its first physical store in the UK today at Westfield White City in West London. After the unprecedented demand following the launch of its website and app last autumn, British customers will now be able to shop in-store across a space spanning over 6,000 square feet. The store boasts next-generation design features that will enhance the retail experience for customers, such as soft geometric shapes, ambient lighting, textured finishes, and su

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Polish brand Artu hits the nail once again with a new collaboration with Moritz Putzier

Design Wanted

With a successful trajectory and only four years in the market, the Poland-based brand Artu, has paved its way to the home interior and hospitality market […] The post Polish brand Artu hits the nail once again with a new collaboration with Moritz Putzier appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Four ways to support your team for better mental health 

Inside Retail

You’re probably aware of the critical role you have in the operations of your company, as a leader. But, do you know the impact you have on the mental health of your team? Recent research by The Workforce Institute at UKG , indicates that 69 per cent of people think their manager has more impact on their mental health than their therapist or doctor, and a similar impact on their partner.

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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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Hong Kong’s push to become an international green technology and financial centre

Eye on ESG

In the Hong Kong government’s 2023-2024 budget , the Financial Secretary, the Hon Paul MP Chan, unveiled various measures to bolster Hong Kong’s economy following the Covid-19 epidemic, with a strong focus on promoting green and sustainable finance and technology and advancing the virtual assets sector (also reported here ). The following initiatives were announced, amongst others: Setting up of a Green Technology and Finance Development Committee which will partner with representatives from gr

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Sephora UK Celebrates First Store Opening with Glamorous VIP Launch Event

Retail Focus

Sephora, the international beauty retailer, has marked its first physical store opening in the UK with a star-studded launch event. The event was held at the largest retail destination in Europe and attracted a host of VIP guests, including Gemma Collins, Ekin Su, Leomie Anderson, Louise Roe, and Bimini. The London store is set to become a “must-see” destination for beauty lovers, with an exciting program of activities hosted by local icons developed for its opening week.

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Where are the female leaders? An investigation into the gender diversity of FTSE 100 CIOs

Retail Times

We live in an era defined by technological innovation and widespread progress. What’s more, organisations worldwide are advocating for diversity and inclusion, trying to create a workplace where everyone feels welcome. Successful companies like Canon, Bupa, Zenith, and Rolls Royce have already taken a pledge to stand against discrimination and foster inclusive work environments.

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Bunnings’ pet play: a market-disrupting combination with impeccable timing

Inside Retail

Don’t let the latest retail sales figures fool you. Times are tough for some already and getting tougher for more before they get better. At least, that’s what the economists are telling us. And when times are tough, history says people pull up the drawbridge and focus on what is most important to them. When psychology reflects savage economics, we gravitate to value for money, home comfort (and improvement), little luxuries and family.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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New York Attorney General Announces Proposed Rules Targeting Price Gouging

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The New York Attorney General’s Office (OAG) recently announced several proposed rules are intended to combat price gouging in New York during state emergencies. The OAG promulgated the rules pursuant to its authority under New York General Business Law 396-r , which makes it unlawful to sell goods and services “vital and necessary for the health, safety and welfare of consumers or the general public” at an “unconscionably excessive price” during “any abnormal disruption of the market.

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Under Armour Opens First UK Brand House in Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Under Armour, the global sports apparel brand, has opened its first UK Brand House in Liverpool ONE in spectacular fashion. To mark the occasion, Liverpool and England footballer Trent Alexander-Arnold took on the challenge of taking a free-kick to smash open the windows and officially launch the new store. The launch event saw Under Armour athlete Trent Alexander-Arnold and football presenter Josh Denzel host a Q&A session with youth football athletes from local Tiber Football Centre.

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IKEA and Shelter launch roomsets revealing reality of temporary accommodation

Retail Times

IKEA and its national charity partner, Shelter, have today launched ‘Real Life Roomsets’ in four IKEA stores, alongside new research that reveals public opinion around the housing emergency in the UK.

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From Snoop Dogg to DVF: How collabs help drive growth at Skechers

Inside Retail

Skechers has teamed up with renowned apparel brand Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) on its Endless Kisses Capsule range, which will see the latter brand’s iconic lips design feature on Skechers fashion sneakers, footwear and recovery sandals. The collaboration also extends to Skechers t-shirts, leggings, shorts and racerback longline bras, and marks the brand’s first coordinated apparel and footwear collaboration.

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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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Why Marketing Ops should be your next career move

Shopperations

Shopper marketing has always been an ambiguous place in terms of career planning. Unlike in traditional brand, sales or finance roles, shopper marketing almost never has a clear career path paved in front of them. This is unfortunate because the experiences that shopper marketers gain in their vast and complex assignments are very valuable to their organizations.

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Bang & Olufsen and Tom Sellers Unite Film and Food in a Visionary Pop-up at Smallbone’s Luxury Pavilion

Retail Focus

Bang & Olufsen has launched a visionary pop-up in the heart of Knightsbridge, inviting Londoners to immerse themselves in an evening of cinematic indulgence at Smallbone’s Luxury Pavilion. The pop-up, which will be available for two weeks only, unites film and food in collaboration with celebrated two Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Tom Sellers.

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Aldi to scale up commitment to flower workers in Ethiopia through Fairtrade women’s empowerment programme

Retail Times

Aldi UK is partnering with the Fairtrade Foundation on the next stage of a £400,000[i] programme to empower women in the Ethiopian flower sector, with a view to tackling some of the systemic challenges they face. Aldi is the second largest retailer of Fairtrade flowers in the UK and in 2022 the supermarket sourced 2.

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Reserve Bank’s ‘sledgehammer approach’ leaves small businesses the victims

Inside Retail

Today’s Reserve Bank interest rate rise will force some local businesses – especially small retailers – to close, says National Retailers Association CEO Greg Griffith. The bank raised the official cash rate (OCR) another 0.25 per cent, taking it to 3.6 per cent – the highest rate in a decade – and warns that further raises are likely. The strategy of increasing the OCR is to increase the amount of money householders must spend on their monthly mortgages, reducing the amount they spend on disc

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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.