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Merchandise strategy pays off for Reject Shop

Inside Retail

The Reject Shop says its new merchandise strategy is showing positive results. FY24 is the first full year the strategy has been “meaningfully” deployed and the discount retailer achieved annual comp-store sales growth of 2.7 per cent and overall sales growth of 4.2 per cent. During the second half, comparable store sales rose 3.3 per cent while total sales jumped 4.1 per cent, attributed to a continuation of the positive sales momentum from the first half.

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acne studios’ signature flamed pink granite envelops beijing sanlitun flagship store

Design Boom

the expansion realized by halleroed celebrates acne studios' signature brand colors, materials, and curated furnishings. The post acne studios’ signature flamed pink granite envelops beijing sanlitun flagship store appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Mango increases UK presence with a store in Angel Central

Retail Focus

CBRE Investment Management has announced Mango , one of Europe’s leading fashion brands, has opened at Angel Central , the retail and leisure destination located in the heart of Islington, as the brand continues to roll out its ambitious expansion plans. The leading retailer has opened a 3,200 sq ft unit on Angel Central’s ground floor, exclusively stocking Mango’s womenswear lines.

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Architecture Leaders Awards 2024: Winners Revealed

Design Middleeast

26 Winners and 9 Highly Commended were announced at the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 The winners of the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 were announced on May 22, 2024, at Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts. The event was organised by Design Middle East and BNC Publishing. It’s incredible to witness the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 receive such a positive response from the industry, making it one of the most eagerly awaited events.

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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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Pandora GM talks Pamela Anderson and the brand’s foray into fashion

Inside Retail

Pandora is on a quest to be the world’s most desirable jewellery brand, not just the largest, but what’s fashion got to do with it? Earlier this month, 200 carats of Pandora lab-grown diamonds graced the decolletage of Pamela Anderson at the Met Gala. And its newest collection, Essence, debuted at the sold-out closing night runway at Australian Fashion Week (AFW), alongside on-site activations including a personalisation station.

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colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur

Design Boom

tkca architect maximizes the ground plane to create a multi-layered experience of public plazas, markets, and retail spaces. The post colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Perks of Choosing a Retail Display Design + Build Partner

Instore Design

As a CPG Marketer, ensuring your company’s brand is portrayed correctly and effectively in-store is a priority. You want your brand’s displays to not only stand out but also create a positive brand perception with potential customers. Articulating a retail display design to do just that can be daunting. Then, once the design is completed, you'll need a company to build the displays that go in stores.

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What it takes for emerging designers to break into Australia’s fashion industry

Inside Retail

While established fashion brands are attempting to find solid ground in the current economic downturn, a new guard of Australian designers are trying to get their foot in the door. Fashion is an industry that worships breakthrough talent but gaining access to the necessary resources to innovate and disrupt is half the battle. Australian Fashion Week’s Next Gen runway spotlighted emerging brands Emily Watson, Potirakis, House of Campbell and Amy Lawrence as the industry’s next frontier.

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Design meets the music industry – Introducing the MXTP Custom DJ Desk

Design Wanted

Adaptable to the highest degree, the MXTP Custom DJ Desk is a universal solution for DJs and music lovers, accommodating different devices such as mixers, CD […] The post Design meets the music industry – Introducing the MXTP Custom DJ Desk appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Entertainment Options to Keep You Energised on a Long Shopping Day

Retail Focus

Shopping can be an exhilarating experience, but even the most avid shopper needs a break after hours of walking and browsing through endless aisles of products. Whether you’re shopping alone, with friends, or with family, incorporating moments of relaxation and entertainment can transform a tiring shopping day into a delightful adventure. It’s not just about making purchases; it’s about enjoying the journey.

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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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Peter Jones unveils world-exclusive new rose to mark Chelsea Flower Show

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Flower power will be extending well beyond the world’s greatest flower show this week – with Chelsea’s Peter Jones department store creating the most extravagant and challenging window display in the branch’s history.

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‘Speechless’: Aussie sportswoman Mary Fowler gets her own Barbie doll

Inside Retail

Barbie is celebrating Australian footballer Mary Fowler, alongside eight other athletes, for the fashion doll’s 65th anniversary. “When I saw myself as Barbie for the first time, it was crazy; I was honestly just a bit speechless. I never would have thought that I’d have a Barbie that looks just like me,” said Fowler. “Being a positive influence, and seeing young girls recreate my look has been so special, and to finally hold my doll and see her wear my bubble braid

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How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design

Design Wanted

For over two decades, Materially has been a reference point in Italy in the research of innovative and sustainable materials for the manufacturing industry and for […] The post How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Gubi opens first UK showroom in London townhouse takeover

Dezeen

A Georgian townhouse filled with period details is now Gubi House London, the first dedicated showroom that the furniture brand has opened outside Denmark. Gubi partnered with Danish surface design studio File Under Pop to reimagine the listed building as a showspace for its collection, which includes furniture by designers such as GamFratesi and Space Copenhagen.

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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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Shicken Foods is first to market in plant-based meat, free from top 14 allergens

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Authentic Asian plant-based meals challenger, SHICKEN is launching a category-first plant-based meat recipe – free from top 14 allergens, using British ingredients. Made in the brand’s newly certified allergen-free site, in Kent, SHICKEN’s new next generation plant-based chicken has changed from a soy and wheat-based recipe to pea proteins, solely

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The power of Invisible PR in retail

Inside Retail

In the ever-changing world of retail, where each interaction with a customer has the power to mould perceptions of a brand, there lies a potent yet often underappreciated force: Invisible PR. In my extensive experience working with retail behemoths such as Adidas, Nike, Sneakerboy and Westfield for over two decades, I have observed the profound impact of Invisible PR on brand reputation and customer devotion.

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From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO

Design Wanted

Today, many artisans face the challenge of staying relevant in the ever-evolving design landscape. The most demanding task, however, is maintaining their identity while striving for […] The post From artisan business to renowned brand – The story of BertO appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Meeting a Retail Buyer: How to Prepare and Ace It

Retail Bound

If you are looking to secure a contract with a retail buyer, there are a few musts everyone should follow. One of these key rules is to only contact a buyer if you are prepared. Buyers can’t stand when vendors have not prepared before a sales presentation – it wastes the time of the buyer, and the vendor misses out on an opportunity. In order to avoid the nasty scenario above and ensure that you are ready to meet with a potential buyer, be ready to answer any and every question about your produc

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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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José Mourinho orders modesty and a team to coach on Uber Eats

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Uber Eats Portugal has just launched the ‘Get Almost Almost Anything’’ campaign, starring football coach José Mourinho, his daughter Matilde and other Portuguese celebrities. The campaign aims to test the limits of the app with unusual requests from these portuguese celebrities.

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Top Bunnings management depart in ‘reshaping’

Inside Retail

Four executives in Bunnings’ management team have departed the hardware chain in a move that was described as a “reshaping” rather than a restructure. Chief commercial officer Ben McIntosh, chief transformation officer Leah Balter, and GM of corporate affairs Maria McCarthy have exited the company. Jen Tucker, the director of merchandise, also decided to leave following a family bereavement.

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Triage Staffing Offices by LEO A DALY

Retail Design Blog

LEO A DALY transformed four abandoned floors into a vibrant, employee-focused office space for Triage Staffing in Omaha, reflecting the.

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In Common With opens Quarters showroom and hospitality venue in Tribeca

Dezeen

New York lighting brand In Common With has opened a multi-functional space in a 19th-century Tribeca loft in time for NYCxDesign , and will host a shoppable experience and a variety of events during the festival and beyond. In Common With founders Felicia Hung and Nick Ozemba renovated the 8,000-square-foot (473-square-metre) space on the second floor of a historic building on Broadway as a venue to host events and showcase installations and collections both by themselves and others.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Retail sales fell 2.3% in April with clothing and furniture impacted by poor weather, ONS reports

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Retail sales volumes (quantity bought) fell by 2.3% in April 2024, following a fall of 0.2% in March 2024 (revised from 0.0%), the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal. Sales volumes fell across most sectors, with clothing retailers, sports equipment, games and toys stores, and furniture stores doing badly as poor […]

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Uniqlo’s US expansion: Has the parent learned its lessons?

Inside Retail

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Japan apparel retailer Uniqlo , has announced the locations for 11 new stores in the US, on its way to a target of 20 openings in North America this year, which in turn is the first instalment on its plan to reach 200 stores in 2027. The 11 openings so far announced are all in malls. Five of them are ‘A-quality’ malls in the metro areas of Dallas and Houston, Texas, a state in which Uniqlo so far has no physical store presence.

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Jetcraft Offices by Studio BV

Retail Design Blog

Studio BV designed a high-end, textured space in Wayzata for Jetcraft, featuring stone and metal accents, warm wood floors, tactile.

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AESG appoints Daniel King to lead Cost Management division in UAE

Design Middleeast

Daniel King, Regional Director – Middle East, Cost Management, AESG King, an industry veteran of over two decades who joins AESG, brings unmatched expertise in pre-contract and large-scale project cost management Building on the momentum of more than double year-on-year growth for its Cost Management service line, AESG , a leading international consultancy, engineering and advisory firm founded in the UAE, today announced its appointment of Daniel King for this rapidly expanding Cost Management

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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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Myprotein launches into 1,200 Boots stores nationwide

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Myprotein, the leading online sports nutrition brand, announces the launch of nearly 80 products at Boots, the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer, across 1,200 stores nationwide. Boots’ new in-store range includes an array of products across Myprotein and its family brands, Myvegan and Myvitamins.

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LVMH-owned jeweller Fred makes Melbourne debut

Inside Retail

LVMH subsidiary and French jeweller Fred has opened its third Australian boutique at Collins Street in Melbourne. The store – its first in Melbourne – incorporates features of the Mediterranean Sea and hues of sunset, depicting the French Riviera in its interior design. Product offerings at the store include Force 10, Chance Infinie, Pretty Woman, and the brand’s High Jewelry creations.

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Vida – “Pura Vida” Cocktail by Horus Academy

Retail Design Blog

Vida is a canned Cocktail product with an inclusive spirit, unique, modern and more accessible than traditional cocktails. There is.

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Polished Interiors transforms villas into personalized luxury

Design Middleeast

Polished Interiors is intensifying its efforts in customization to create a larger and more sustainable impact Polished Interiors, a leading interior design firm spearheaded by lead designer Maisa Saif, is revolutionizing the concept of builder’s grade villas by offering bespoke upgrades that elevate the standard of luxury living. Unlike conventional villa upgrades, the company delves deeper into customization for a bigger, more sustainable impact – focusing on key elements such as f

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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.