Sat.Jan 06, 2024 - Fri.Jan 12, 2024

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Fun Seating You Should Consider for Your Commercial Space

Mindful Design

The seating options you choose for your restaurant, bar, cafe or dessert shop are not only functional considerations. Since chairs, benches, stools and barstools are the most prevalent pieces of furniture in your commercial space, they play an immense role in the final look of your interior. Their aesthetics are at least as important as […] The post Fun Seating You Should Consider for Your Commercial Space appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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Woolworths to drop Australia Day merchandise, citing cultural sensitivity

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group will not be selling any Australia Day-themed merchandise this year due to a decline in demand for such products and a shift in cultural sensitivity. Woolworths Group – which includes Big W – said it made the decision in response to “broader discussions” about January 26th and its meaning to the country’s diverse communities.

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Discover Samsung’s New Experience Store at Westfield London

Retail Focus

The all-new Samsung Experience Store (SES) in Westfield London will be open seven days a week, featuring the widest range of Samsung mobile, tablet and wearable products currently available to buy. This will be Samsung’s fourth experience store in London, operated by Partner Retail Services Limited (PRS&), the operator of the Samsung Experience Stores in the UK.

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Is Your Workplace Experience Commute-Worthy?

All Work

The time invested in a daily commute is now a significant factor in selecting our work location. For many, the decision to commute to an office comes down to whether the benefits of being in the office outweigh the costs and inconveniences. With so many factors to consider, the key to making a trip to the office enticing and commute-worthy lies in improving the employee experience.

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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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Two in five retail workers say bad habits are leading to broken health and safety regulations

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research has revealed that over two fifths (43%) of retail workers regularly break health and safety rules because of bad habits becoming commonplace in the workplace, whilst a similar number (40%) say they break a rule when they don’t see the risk as being great enough.

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US restaurant brand Chuck E Cheese heads to Australia

Inside Retail

Chuck E Cheese is to expand its footprint into Australia through a multi-store partnership with Royale Hospitality Group. Headquartered in Texas, the American family entertainment restaurant brand was launched in 1977 by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. The company has recently been expanding into new markets including in Asia and Europe and has almost 600 stores worldwide.

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ALEC achieves 150% YoY Saudi growth and plans further investment and expansion in 2024

Design Middleeast

Following the establishment of its Saudi headquarters in Riyadh last year, ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) announces it has achieved 150% year-on-year growth in the Kingdom through 2023, highlighted by its successes in winning bids for four projects, and investing to significantly increase its Saudi workforce. Building on this momentum, the company has identified further investment and expansion in Saudi Arabia among its top business priorities for 2024 as it sees clear potential for th

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A new modular inform sofa defined by its unique diamond-shaped backrest panels

Design Wanted

Warm, welcoming, informal, and luxurious – these are the attributes embodied by “Patch,” a novel modular sofa system conceived by Chris Martin for Massproductions, the furniture […] The post A new modular inform sofa defined by its unique diamond-shaped backrest panels appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Inclusive Aussie intimates brand Nala launches J Cup bras

Inside Retail

Australian size-inclusive intimates brand Nala has launched its newest product, which will expand its size range created exclusively for J cups. The Support Wirefree Bralette, which was released this week, is intended to give a solution for women with larger busts. The line features a blend of recycled mesh and plant-based signature fabric, available in black and ‘desert dust’ Nala discovered a market niche for women with larger bust sizes and launched a size-inclusive lingerie sol

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Braintree Village welcomes first new brand for 2024

Retail Focus

Braintree Village has welcomed its first new store of the year at the Essex-based outlet. Monsoon, nestled in-between Sunglass Hut and Molton Brown, will stock a range of womenswear and childrenswear collections by the British high-street favourite at discounted outlet prices. The much-loved brand is known for its elegant silhouettes, colourful prints and beautiful attention to detail, with garments designed in-house and sourced ethically from around the world.

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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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This is the world’s largest indoor ski centre!

Design Middleeast

International architecture firm behind Huafa Snow World offers first look at how upcoming 131-hectare entertainment destination will support region’s growth while celebrating nature. In 2021, international architecture firm, 10 Design, part of Egis Group, leveraged its placemaking expertise to create the winning competition proposal for Huafa Snow World, a 131-hectare entertainment destination in Shenzhen, China.

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The Paradox of Symmetry and Grace in the Repetition of Architectural Elements

Arch Daily

Photographic project "Alta Densidad" Photo © Jorge Taboada The flow of architectural values throughout the centuries demonstrates the prevalence of some parameters over others in each historical period. In terms of composition, one of the most fundamental considerations revolves around issues of symmetry and balance. Indeed, a design does not necessarily have to be symmetrical to convey the notion of compositional balance.

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Oporto Australia gets a new head of marketing, Ben Simmons

Inside Retail

Craveable Brands has named Ben Simmons as the new marketing director for Oporto Australia, effective from late last year. Simmons was previously the GM of marketing and operations for Taco Bell at Restaurant Brands Australia and the senior marketing manager at KFC. Simmons has 20 years of marketing and fast food business experience, having previously worked for companies such as Kit Kat, Uncle Toby’s, and Diet Coke in Australia and the UK.

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Online Eyewear Retailers Redefine the Customer Experience through Innovative Offerings

Retail Focus

Due to the immense benefits of online retail in customer reach, cost-effectiveness, and service efficiency, multiple industries have shifted to e-commerce to revolutionise business operations. These include high-end fashion brands deploying their respective e-commerce strategies to target more affluent consumers and accommodate their future shoppers.

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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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The Whisky Exchange unveils exclusive Foursquare Mystique rum: perfect for discerning whisky enthusiasts

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Set to delight those who appreciate fine spirits, The Whisky Exchange, a leading purveyor of the finest spirits, proudly announces its latest partnership with renowned Foursquare distillery. Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange, this elegant and complex rum spent a decade maturing in an ex-bourbon barrel before a final four years in an ex-sherry cask.

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Starting a brand dedicated to nurturing a society: the story of oursociety

Design Wanted

It’s been a while since I’ve been so enthralled by a one-of-a-kind and fascinating furniture brand like oursociety, but let’s take a step back and delve […] The post Starting a brand dedicated to nurturing a society: the story of oursociety appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Iconic to refund customers after fraudulent transactions

Inside Retail

Pureplay fashion retailer The Iconic has committed to refund customers after fraudulent orders were made on their accounts. The online merchant said that it saw an increase in fraudulent login attempts on its site but denied any data breach, or ‘hack’ “We have recently seen an increase in fraudulent account login attempts on The Iconic, which our security and fraud teams continue to actively manage, in conjunction with our security partners,” a spokesperson said in a stat

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Prospect Design creates a punchy and vibrant setting for Brass Monkey in City Walk

Design Middleeast

Brass Monkey unveils a new location in City Walk designed by Prospect Design. Step off the streets of City Walk into a colourful disco playground where gaming and food coexist. Grab a cocktail from the bar and spin a ball down the expansive bowling alley, which beautifully blends antique decor with LED screen technology. Explore the jukebox and old-school arcade while 90s and 2000s hip-hop, rap, and disco music plays from the speakers.

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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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Omnichannel Shopper Marketing Mind Map And 5 Ways TO Use It

Shopperations

The omnichannel shopper marketing job is a tough one (I wrote about it at length in this post ), and it’s getting more complex and technical each year. This shifting playing field got to a point where shopper marketers have a hard time explaining what they do , especially when you talk to industry outsiders like your family and friends.

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4 Retail Resolutions to Help Businesses Become More Profitable

RetailMinded

Whether or not New Year resolutions are your thing, I think it’s fair to say everyone would like their year ahead to be more profitable. How they aim to accomplish that may vary, but the simple goal of making more profit when operating your business rarely – if ever – escapes a professional’s wish list for their year ahead. As you look into 2024, consider how becoming more profitable can also be achieved with more efficiency , more business clarity and even more time on your hands.

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Walmart’s futuristic vision: AI shopping, drone deliveries and green energy

Inside Retail

Walmart is not resting on its laurels. The world’s largest retailer shared expansive plans for the future of retail at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2024), focusing on adaptive retail strategies that encompass realms of customers, workforce and society. In a keynote presentation , Walmart president and CEO, Doug McMillon, said that the company is building technology to serve people and not the other way around.

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AAID’s new website provides an immersive experience while highlighting its core skills and unique projects

Design Middleeast

Allen Architecture Interiors Design (AAID) kicks off the new year with an exciting announcement: the unveiling of their dynamic new website. This launch marks a significant stride for the pioneering interior design firm as they introduce a bold, no-nonsense approach to their market presence. The website invites visitors to the world of AAID, from exploring the firm’s diverse portfolio, or learning about the individuals that comprise the AAID team.

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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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Halleroed references Swedish Grace and Carlo Scarpa for Totême flagship store

Dezeen

Stockholm studio Halleroed has designed fashion brand Totême's flagship store in London , which features a sculpture by artist Carl Milles and a steel sofa by designer Marc Newson. Halleroed designed the store, located on Mount Street in the upmarket Mayfair area, together with Totême founders Elin Kling and Karl Lindman. The duo wanted its third flagship to feature nods to the brand's heritage.

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Golde Ceramic Tiles Headquarter by Topway Space Design

Retail Design Blog

The designer draws inspiration from the process of butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. This marvelous transformation process showcases the brand’s.

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Interest-rate rise killed Australian retail sales growth in November

Inside Retail

Black Friday sales pushed Australian retail sales up by 2.2 per cent to $36.51 billion in November last year, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showed. The cafes, restaurants, and takeaway category climbed 4.3 per cent to $5.41 billion while the food category increased 2.8 per cent to $14.26 billion, which Australian Retailers Association (ARA) CEO Paul Zahra said reflects how consumers prioritise essentials amid a cost-of-living crisis. “Shoppers are increasingly feeling the crun

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Softcat reveals cyber security is top IT priority for the retail sector in 2024?

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A new report by leading providers of IT infrastructure, Softcat, offers a look into the technologies the retail sector is prioritising over the next 12 months. The findings form part of a report based on the views of more than 4,000 customers from 2,900 organisations in the UK and Ireland, across 27 industries in both the public and private […] If

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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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Why Managing Coupon Spend Should Be Shopper Marketers’ Strategic Priority

Shopperations

Is your incentive management process shrounded in mystery or so convoluted you don't even want to touch it? Here is why you should treat it strategically.

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Cafetalia Coffee by Dabro Studio

Retail Design Blog

Cafetalia, established in 2019, is a passionate coffee company committed to the meticulous cultivation, precise processing, and adept marketing of.

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Finalists revealed for Inside Retail’s Retailer Awards 2024

Inside Retail

Inside Retail has revealed finalists for the upcoming Retailer Awards 2024 presented with Commonwealth Bank. Judges for the 2024 awards include Eloise Zoppos, research and engagement director, ACRS, Monash Business School; Tully Walter, strategic futures director at SOON Future Studies; Peta Granger, retail advisor and strategist; Rob Godwin, MD at Future Ecom; Simon Burrett, retail advocate, strategist and advisor at Retail Roustabout; Peter Kennedy, national manager – diversified industries, b

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Pukka expands its vegan range with launch of two new products

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Pukka has launched not one, but two new vegan savoury pastry products: the Vegan No Steak Pie and the Vegan No Steak Slice. Leaders in the plant-based pie category with the UK’s 2 bestselling vegan pies[1], Pukka has taken its bestselling meat recipe and made it plant based, to expand the appeal of its popular […] If you want more information Retai

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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.