Sat.Mar 02, 2024 - Fri.Mar 08, 2024

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Retention and loyalty – how to grow when the market is down

Inside Retail

The 2024 Australian Retail Outlook is out now. This must-read resource is packed with exclusive insights from Inside Retail’s survey of retailers about their performance, plans and predictions for the year ahead; trend analyses and advice from industry experts; and interviews with leading retailers, including Ikea, Lush, Outland Denim, Milligram, and many more, about their growth strategies in 2024 and beyond.

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White paper: Re-Telling Retail

Retail Focus

The dynamics of storytelling in the volatile retail landscape have fundamentally changed and will shape our perception of the future. In this report in partnership with Retail Focus, James Breaks, Associate Director of Design at rpa: group , takes a close look into the past, present and future of our relationship with brands, and how we engage with them.

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undulating glazed panels enfold superimpose’s huawei flagship store in beijing

Design Boom

contemporary reinterpretation of ancient beijing landmarks influences the design by superimpose architecture. The post undulating glazed panels enfold superimpose’s huawei flagship store in beijing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Deconstruct Your Office Into Core Resources To Rebuild Productivity

All Work

An effective office layout embraces a mix of experiences, providing a range of work surfaces and seating options to suit various tasks and employee preferences, enabling both focused work and dynamic collaboration. Efficient business performance and employee engagement require easy access to stored information—including digital repositories and peer knowledge—as well as adaptive screen technology that recognizes users and provides necessary data for their daily tasks.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Woolworths loses Australia’s most-trusted brand crown 

Inside Retail

Bunnings has been named the most trusted brand for the year to December, dethroning Woolworths and ending the supermarket’s three-and-a-half-year dominance. Bunnings lost the title of Australia’s most trusted brand to Woolworths in May 2020. However, beginning October 2022, Bunnings has made a strong comeback, drawing the greatest increase in confidence among all those on the trusted brands list.

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Charity Super.Mkt to open debut outlet store at Gloucester Quays

Retail Focus

Peel has announced that Charity Super.Mkt, the UK’s first-ever multi-charity shop, is set to open its next pop-up at premier southwest urban outlet Gloucester Quays. The 4,000 sq ft store will launch at the outlet on March 14 th , introducing its popular ‘second-hand department store’ concept to a key entrance off High Orchard Street. Charity Super.Mkt will bring together a curated collection of pre-loved fashion and accessories, including vintage denim, sports- and streetwear.

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EDIT Napoli, a premier destination for editorial and authorial design lovers

Design Wanted

Now in its sixth year, EDIT Napoli – under the direction and curation of Emilia Petruccelli and Domitilla Dardi – has firmly established itself as a […] The post EDIT Napoli, a premier destination for editorial and authorial design lovers appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Liquor Loot collapses into administration amid cash flow problems 

Inside Retail

Spirit subscription service Liquor Loot has collapsed into administration as the company was reportedly struggling with cash flow. Liquor Loot and two related entities have appointed Jirsch Sutherland’s Andrew Spring and Trent Devine as joint administrators. An early assessment of the business suggests the retailer was facing challenges related to its cash flow, Spring told SmartCompany.

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Blockchain and Luxury Retail

Retail Focus

Ghalia BOUSTANI. Expert Manager at Univers Retail | Published author | Visiting lecturer. In the digital age, luxury retail is facing unprecedented challenges, including the proliferation of counterfeit goods and the increasing shift to online shopping. To address these issues, luxury brands are seeking innovative solutions, with blockchain technology emerging as a promising tool to safeguard authenticity and enhance the customer experience.

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Famous Clothing Store by Neda Mirani

Retail Design Blog

The design of this store was influenced by factors such as “rental property,” “the need for flexibility in layout,” and.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with 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 is the Chinese design community evolving? A talk with Femo Wong

Design Wanted

As the founder of Femo Design Studio, Femo Wong’s journey unfolds against the backdrop of the vibrant 90s era. With a rich repertoire of thousands of […] The post How is the Chinese design community evolving? A talk with Femo Wong appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Meet Naked Sundays the SPF skincare brand that disrupted the sunscreen market

Inside Retail

Australian SPF-first beauty brand Naked Sundays has hit a bullseye with its hard launch into 1030 US retail stores. The global expansion includes the rollout of the brand’s best-selling products and two new ones exclusive to Target US, across almost 1000 stores and an expanded range at Target.com. Rollout of Naked Sundays products into 50 Urban Outfitters stores will increase the brand’s identity in the US market and make it more accessible to its target audience.

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Sitoo recognised in 2024 Gartner Market Guide for Unified Commerce Platforms Anchored by POS for Tier 2 Retailers

Retail Focus

Sitoo , a leading could-native Point of Sale (POS) and Unified Commerce Platform, has been recognised in the 2024 Gartner® Market Guide for Unified Commerce Platforms Anchored by POS for Tier 2 Retailers. Sitoo helps global fashion and lifestyle retailers create positive shopping experiences every time and everywhere. Driven by the belief that shopping should be simple and seamless, Sitoo enables retailers to unify all physical stores and online sales channels in real-time and empowers store as

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BYASA café by STUDIO asa

Retail Design Blog

Indonesia‘s steady rise as an economic powerhouse is arguably best reflected in the country’s rapidly changing retail and hospitality infrastructure,

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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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What Can Young Lawyers Teach Us About The Future Of Workspaces?

All Work

Younger lawyers prioritize a legal workplace that supports flexibility, equality, and collaboration, favoring environments with open spaces and modern aesthetics over traditional “men’s club” interiors; these preferences are reshaping law firm office design. Hybrid work models integrating office and remote work are preferred by younger attorneys, and law firm spaces with amenities like themed collaboration zones and well-equipped tech setups for virtual interactions are becomin

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Thrice the size: Oz Hair & Beauty plans 10 more shopfronts

Inside Retail

Australian hair and beauty retailer Oz Hair and Beauty will open 10 new storefronts throughout the country in a multi-million-dollar investment. Its newest location opens this month at Sydney’s Macquarie Centre. Anthony Nappa founded Oz Hair and Beauty in 2012, after his parents owned and maintained hairdressing salons in Sydney for many years, including their flagship Oz Hair salon in the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) since 1986.

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Liverpool ONE continues to attract leading retail brands

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced a flurry of retail additions and activations at Liverpool ONE from leading UK fashion brands and cult online favourites, as the destination continues to be the location of choice for both established and innovative retailers. British fashion and lifestyle brand, White Stuff, has officially launched its regional flagship store on Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane.

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Sherman Associates Offices by BDH

Retail Design Blog

BDH designed the transformation of the Sherman Associates office in Minneapolis, showcasing a modern aesthetics that embraces the building’s history,

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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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Lidl GB becomes first discounter to sign armed forces covenant

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lidl has become the first discounter to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, highlighting its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. A ceremony was held on Wednesday 6th March at Horse Guards in London, home to HM The King’s Mounted Bodyguard and the Household Cavalry, making Lidl the first retailer to ever be given access to […] If you wa

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QIC’s Robina Town Centre reaches $1 billion in sales

Inside Retail

QIC’s Robina Town Centre has reached a $1 billion in annual sales milestone after raising its customer footfall to more than 13 million per year. “Our long-term leasing strategy has seen several retailers significantly expand their footprint, with brands such as Apple and Mecca tripling their floorspace in the past five years,” said QIC leasing manager Byron Hayes. “Not only does this signal a desire for these brands to deepen their in-person connection with the Robina au

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Shaftesbury Capital welcomes Arc’teryx for new Covent Garden flagship

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury Capital has announced that Arc’teryx , the high-performance outdoor apparel brand, has now opened its new flagship store within the newly refurbished listed building at 41-42 King Street in Covent Garden. This follows previous success on Long Acre and represents a key milestone within the brand’s brick-and-mortar journey, and the continual pull of Shaftesbury Capital as the go-to location for expansion within the West End.

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Santo Shop by UID Architects

Retail Design Blog

An architectural project that resembles the products manufactured by the client encourages public participation in an industrial area. Innovative efforts.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Boost Sales and Visibility: 8 Strategies for End Cap Retail Displays

Instore Design

In the fast-paced world of retail, mastering the nuances of end cap displays can be a game-changer for consumer product goods (CPG) companies. As someone deeply entrenched in this space, I've had the pleasure of assisting many CPG brands in crafting captivating displays for retailers like Walmart, Petco, and Tractor Supply. To help your brand stand out in-store, I'm excited to share some insider tips and tricks that can help take your end cap displays to the next level and leave a lasting impres

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ARA predicts $400 million boost to Easter spending

Inside Retail

Australian families are projected to spend $2.05 billion on hot cross buns, Easter eggs, and other special foods this coming Easter season – an increase of 23.5 per cent, or nearly $400 million more than last year. Easter remains a flagship event on the retail calendar, with research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) in association with Roy Morgan revealing that 17.3 million Australians plan to buy Easter food and chocolate, up 1 million from the previous year.

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4 Often-Overlooked Aspects of Business Security

Retail Focus

Does it seem like you’re doing your best to keep your business safe, but maybe missing a spot or two? Stick around ’cause we’re about to dish on those sneaky, overlooked nooks in your security armor. We all know the heavy hitters of business security – alarms, cyber protection, you name it. But what about the hidden Achilles’ heel that could trip us up?

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M(E) by Yuta Takahashi

Retail Design Blog

Branding for three-layer poly bags that combine the industry’s best odor and deodorant control properties with a calm and elegant.

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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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Karl Lagerfeld villas by Taraf unveils artistic architecture with luxury property in Dubai

Design Middleeast

Taraf and KARL LAGERFELD have unveiled an exclusive residential community of villas that marks a groundbreaking collaboration, seamlessly blending each partner’s unique vision. Through a meticulous interplay of premium materials, water features, and artistic architectural designs, this exceptional community creates an environment that truly captivates the senses.

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Report urges Melbourne city retailers to embrace ‘twilight trading’

Inside Retail

Melbourne retailers have been urged to extend trading hours beyond 5pm to respond to changing consumer behaviour. A study backed by the Australian Retailers Association and commissioned by Melbourne City and Victorian government – dubbed the Twilight Trade Project report – proposes retail trading hours to be between 10am and 7pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 9pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. “We know that global shopping destinations seamlessly weave retail into the fabric of t

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Skin Rocks by Caroline Hirons Extends UK Presence with Liberty Partnership

Retail Focus

Skin Rocks announces its launch into the iconic beauty halls of London retailer Liberty as part of the skincare brand’s UK expansion. This highly anticipated launch brings together Caroline’s expertise with the prestige of Liberty, offering consumers a glimpse into the Skin Rocks world via the brand’s first standalone, in-store counter. The new counter is situated in the hubbub of Liberty’s iconic beauty hall and will not only present the award- winning product line but also complimentary, walk-

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Los Colados Project by LOCUS

Retail Design Blog

For decades, our society and the development of our built environment have been strongly associated with intensive extractive processes. While.

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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.