Sat.Feb 10, 2024 - Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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Fashion label Nique enters voluntary administration

Inside Retail

Australian fashion label Nique has entered voluntary administration, becoming the latest high-street brand to falter in a tumultuous economic environment. The 26-year-old label, best known for its minimal black and white designs and earth-tone apparel, on Wednesday appointed Justin Howlett of SMB Advisory as administrator. Nique has since ceased trading, while Howlett pursues urgent expressions of interest for all, or part, of the business.

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faux coffered ceiling displays famous artworks in milan flagship store by el departamento

Design Boom

for nude project milan flagship store, el departamento draws from the design of classic italian palaces. The post faux coffered ceiling displays famous artworks in milan flagship store by el departamento appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Shoplight Tackles the Throw Away Culture in Retail Lighting

Retail Focus

Retail is fast paced. Trends evolve rapidly, seasons swiftly come and go, and the perpetual push to create and satisfy demand is the norm. The practicalities of the retail sector means that lighting fixtures are often removed at speed as retailers regularly refurbish stores and exit premises as leases expire. Contractors must get in and out quickly.

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Commitment to excellence

Design Middleeast

Elaine O’Connell, Vice President – Design and Hospitality Division, dmg events, walks us through the exciting INDEX 2024 program, participating companies, and her vision for INDEX in the next five years. What do you view as your greatest achievement in this role to date? My greatest achievement in this role has been fostering collaboration within the design and hospitality industry through the various platforms and events hosted by dmg: events across the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Mi

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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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Melbourne Fashion Festival designer award finalists revealed

Inside Retail

Six fashion designers have been named finalists for the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award this year, presented by David Jones. The designers are Alex Higgins, Ikuntji Artists, (pictured above), Jeremy Hershan of Haulier, Jordan Gogos of Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Natasha Gordon of Clea, and Timothy Aquino of THDR. “We take great pleasure in offering support and mentorship to these talent during their early stages, ensuring the enduring success of their brands and sign

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sunset sneakers shop in mallorca by studio animal invites visitors to step into summer

Design Boom

the space is bathed in a vibrant yellow palette, imbuing it with a sense of warmth and vitality. The post sunset sneakers shop in mallorca by studio animal invites visitors to step into summer appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Enhancing workplace well-being: elevating the feel-good factor

Design Wanted

What aspects contribute to improving office life? Undoubtedly, one of these is the ability to isolate oneself from noise to concentrate or simply enjoy some quiet […] The post Enhancing workplace well-being: elevating the feel-good factor appeared first on DesignWanted.

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UK F&B group buys 62 Australian airport stores

Inside Retail

UK-based SSP Group has signed an agreement to acquire Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) for an undisclosed sum, Verdict Food Service reported. With the acquisition, SSP will own all of ARE’s 62 locations in seven Australian airports, which are generating annual sales of approximately $200 million. This will raise the group’s presence to 100 units across 11 of the country’s 19 largest airports – and one train station.

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Major makeovers of 150 Poundland & Dealz stores begin this week

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Discount retailer Poundland has announced it planned to bring major makeovers to 150 stores in the UK & Ireland by the end of August 2024. The ‘Project Evo’ transformations will see each of the stores get a top-to-bottom refresh making them the best and most up-to-date Poundland or Dealz stores they can be.

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The Psychology Behind Consumer Behaviour – How Students Act?

Retail Focus

Understanding the psychology behind consumer behaviour is crucial for businesses and marketers aiming to tailor their strategies effectively. This interest becomes particularly fascinating when focusing on specific demographics, such as students, whose purchasing decisions are influenced by a myriad of factors, from social trends to economic constraints.

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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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“This Future is Currently Unavailable” – a bold call to action for this year edition

Design Wanted

Isola Design Festival 2024 is embracing innovation with an evolved format this year. Exploring new venues like Lampo Milano, WAO PL7, and Galleria Bonelli within the […] The post “This Future is Currently Unavailable” – a bold call to action for this year edition appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Gen Z accounts for more than half of Australia’s retail workforce

Inside Retail

Generation Z was predominant in the retail industry last year, accounting for 50.4 per cent of the sector’s employees, a report by workforce management firm Deputy shows. The proportion of Gen Z employees in the sector increased from 45.5 per cent in 2022, the report added. Millennials accounted for 27.9 per cent of the retail workforce in 2023, down from 30.5 per cent in the previous year.

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Naud drops new Ron Venezuela 12 Year Old Golden Rum

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Naud, The Noble and Unusual Distillery, is dropping a brand-new rum, Ron Venezuela 12 Year Old Golden Rum, in collaboration with Venezuelan distillery Destilería Sofa. Distilled at 41%, the new launch is the second rum creation from the Naud family distillery, following Naud Rum Panama 15 Year Old Rum.

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The Strongest Retail Marketing Strategies That Appeal to Students

Retail Focus

Capturing the attention of the student demographic is both a significant opportunity and a challenge for marketers in today’s retail landscape. Students, with their distinct preferences, behaviours, and purchasing power, represent a dynamic segment that can drive trends and influence brand loyalty across various industries. Understanding how to effectively appeal to this group requires a blend of traditional marketing wisdom and innovative strategies that resonate with the digital-native generat

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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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How to innovate a product category like coat hangers? Meet Angie Wall

Design Wanted

Bringing a wealth of experience spanning a century in the art of hanging, Toscanini introduced the Angie Wall wall-mounted system, envisioned by designer Giulio Iacchetti. Some […] The post How to innovate a product category like coat hangers? Meet Angie Wall appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Vicinity Centres posts highest occupancy rate since 2019

Inside Retail

Vicinity Centres reported an occupancy rate of 99.1 per cent during the fiscal first half ended December 31, its highest point since 2019. The group attributed the increase to “robust tenant demand”, up from 98.8 per cent as of June 30 last year and 98 per cent at the peak of the pandemic (December 2020). Statutory net profit after tax rose to $223.5 million from $176.3 million in the year-ago period.

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Bessemer Venture Partners Offices by Amenta Emma Architects

Retail Design Blog

Amenta Emma Architects designed a 12,000 square-foot office for Bessemer Venture Partners, focusing on movement, fluidity, and connection to the.

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A Guide to Buying Your Dream Car

Retail Focus

There’s a unique thrill and sense of pride that comes with the prospect of finally being able to own your dream car. It’s a feeling that many of us have coveted for a large portion of our lives: driving down the street, its sleek design, heads turning as you rev its powerful engine. However, on the path from aspiration to ownership, there are several important steps to take and many careful considerations you shouldn’t rush.

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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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Shopper Marketing Operations Manager Job Description

Shopperations

Marketing operations, or MOPS for short, is a promising career in the CPG space. About a year ago, I wrote why shopper marketers are perfect candidates for emerging marketing ops roles. One of my clients reached out recently and asked for a deep dive into the topic. Specifically, she wanted to know the job description for a shopper marketing operations manager.

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R.M. Williams crafts quality and service from people and tech

Inside Retail

Investing in its people and technology to give the customer the best possible experience has been paramount for heritage Australian brand R.M. Williams since Tattarang, the private investment company owned by mining magnates Andrew and Nicola Forrest, acquired the business from L Catterton in 2020, returning the bootmaker to full Australian ownership for the first time since 2013.

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How To Create Commute-Worthy Destinations

All Work

To make office spaces appealing and give employees a sense of added value, organizations are focusing on integrating their workspaces with the local community, encouraging the use of local services and culturally enriching activities to enhance the desirability of coming into the office. Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, companies are adopting more flexible approaches to office attendance, allowing employees to better tailor their in-office hours to suit personal preferences and c

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Smart Stores: Integrating IoT and AI in Retail Design

Retail Focus

Imagine walking into a store where the lights adjust automatically as the day progresses, shelves notify staff when inventory is low, and digital signs change based on who’s looking at them. This is the promise of IoT and AI in retail design. It’s about creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also intelligent and responsive to both the retailer’s and the customer’s needs.

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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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Gharib Studio outfits Austin jewellery store with pink walls and arches

Dezeen

Los Angeles design studio Gharib Studio has contrasted concrete floors and exposed ceilings with soft- pink walls and clean lines for a jewellery store in Austin. Created for the friendship jewellery brand Little Words Project (LWP), Gharib Studio used elements of the merchandise to inform the store's pink material palette and incorporated arches throughout the space to contrast the industrial elements of the building, which were left exposed.

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Temple & Webster CEO Mark Coulter talks Gen Z shoppers and growth targets

Inside Retail

As Gen Z and millennials enter their ‘prime furniture-buying years’, online furniture retailers, such as Temple & Webster are benefiting. Continuing to align with this age group’s needs – as they move out, get married, start a family, rent bigger places or buy homes – will be key to growth moving forward. Temple & Webster on Tuesday recorded record results for the first half of FY24 , surpassing the 1 million active customer mark in February 2024.

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Best Practices for Setting Up Retail Displays

Creative Displays Now

Retail displays make your products more visually appealing, attracting customers’ attention and encouraging purchases. These presentations include brochure holders, counter racks and multi-tiered displays. Setting up displays in stores is an art form combining creativity and strategic planning. Following industry best practices will optimize your product’s visibility and captivate shoppers.

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Neiman Marcus Group Hub by Gensler

Retail Design Blog

Gensler designed a reimagined workplace experience for Neiman Marcus Group in Dallas, creating an integrated work environment that fosters a.

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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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DAMAC welcomes a new dawn of luxury with the launch of “The Sapphire”

Design Middleeast

DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the UAE, announces the launch of “The Sapphire” tower, the third launch completing the latest luxury lifestyle collection Safa series boasting luxurious unique interiors. The Sapphire offers residents a haute attitude of high-end living and an ideal balance of urban convenience and luxury leisure.

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Cool clothing: Can nanodiamonds in fabrics lower the heat?

Inside Retail

RMIT University researchers are developing smart fabrics with nanodiamonds to help wearers cool down faster. The study discovered that fabric coated with nanodiamonds using a procedure known as electrospinning reduced by 2-3 degrees Celsius during the cooling process when compared to untreated cotton. Shadi Houshyar, project lead and RMIT senior lecturer, stated that there is a significant chance to apply these insights to develop innovative materials for sporting and even personal protection

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Design Arc UK launches New Brands Division featuring Raffya, Jagged & Beau and newly acuqired Lily and Lionel

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Design Arc UK, a pioneer in global supply chain solutions announces the acquisition of womenswear fashion and lifestyle brand, Lily and Lionel. The strategic expansion will be launched alongside the launch of Raffya and Jagged & Beau, two curated new womenswear brands, designed exclusively in-house.

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DAUPER COOKIE STORE by Estúdio Jacarandá

Retail Design Blog

Dauper is a renowned cookie factory in Canela (RS) – Brazil, serving various retail brands across Brazil. They felt the.

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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.