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orange aluminum walls light up issey miyake’s latest flagship store in paris

Design Boom

the interiors evoke a futuristic and an energetic space, with slight nods to tradition. The post orange aluminum walls light up issey miyake’s latest flagship store in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Australia’s best retailers honoured for CX, loyalty and service

Inside Retail

TerryWhite Chemmart and The Party People top the ranks of Australian retailers when it comes to customer experience. The two retailers took out the CX of the Year honours for medium-to-large and small retailers respectively in last night’s annual Retailer Awards, presented by Inside Retail and Commonwealth Bank. One of the judges, Peter Kennedy, said TerryWhite Chemmart, sets the pace for what the chemist of the future comprises. “It puts the trust back into the local chemist as a fi

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Revitalising the UK High Street: Beyond Commerce to Community Connection

Retail Focus

The high street in the UK stands as more than a mere hub for shopping; it’s a cornerstone of local economies, embodying community, culture, and commerce. Despite facing challenges, the high street’s significance as a community and economic staple is unwavering, symbolising not only a centre for transactions but also a space for communal engagement and belonging.

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ICA Stop supermarket designed as a "culinary dream come true"

Dezeen

Swedish studio Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor and design agency Snask have revamped a supermarket in Täby, adding pastel hues and materials such as terrazzo and wood to "turn shopping into an experience". The design was intended as a facelift for the store, which is part of Sweden's ICA supermarket chain and had been given many smaller additions over the years without an overall design direction.

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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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giant sewing machine sculpture takes center stage in dage curtain store by molos

Design Boom

embracing a minimalist aesthetic, molos group prioritizes simplicity, allowing each carefully selected piece to stand out. The post giant sewing machine sculpture takes center stage in dage curtain store by molos appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Adore Beauty Group eyes first physical store as revenue surges

Inside Retail

Adore Beauty Group enjoyed higher revenue in the fiscal first half on the back of a record number of returning customers and more active customers. And the company has engaged a consultant to imagine how the brand could create a physical store. The cosmetics retailer’s revenue increased 7 per cent to $100.7 million while reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation surged 467 per cent to $2.4 million.

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Meet the winners of Architecture & Design Collection Award 2023

Design Wanted

Architecture Collection Magazine, on behalf of the ADC Awards 2023, declared the victors of the Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2023. The first edition of the […] The post Meet the winners of Architecture & Design Collection Award 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

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atelier prototipi bathes futuristic LAB I boutique in hues of purple and gray

Design Boom

Lab l is a start-up project of a box-shop for the unrestricted purchase / sale of rare and conceptual garments. By its structure, the space is configured to facilitate a closer contact between the buyer and the product without a third party. The interior architecture in this scenario goes beyond local solutions, turning into a changeable relevant process.

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Retail sales crept up in January, ABS data shows

Inside Retail

Australian retail sales inched higher in January, with food-related spending leading the growth. Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed that January retail sales rose 1.1 per cent on a year-on-year and month-on-month basis. “The rebound in January follows a sharp fall in December when consumers pulled back on spending after taking advantage of Black Friday sales in November.

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New ZARA Store at atria Watford Opens Doors

Retail Focus

atria Watford, one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual in conjunction with Savills as property managers, is pleased to announce that ZARA’s upsized store has opened at atria Watford. The newly opened ZARA store is located in a prime position in Charter Place and stocks the brand’s much-loved fashion ranges for women, men and kids.

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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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"Subtle luxury" defines Shoreditch jewellery store by Hollie Bowden Interiors

Dezeen

Interior design studio Hollie Bowden Interiors has created fine jeweller Rachel Boston's flagship store and showroom in London. Located in Shoreditch's Redchurch Street, the store is split into four main areas – the retail space, private appointment area, workshop and office space for the jeweller's team of 12. The space blends a neutral palette of glass, steel and sycamore wood veneer The store aims to blend a neutral material palette of glass and steel with sycamore wood veneer and velvet moha

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10 corso como store in milan welcomes a revamped gallery and project room

Design Boom

a series of self-supporting movable walls and large pantograph tables offer different solutions and volumes. The post 10 corso como store in milan welcomes a revamped gallery and project room appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Australia’s Top 50 People in E-commerce for 2024 revealed

Inside Retail

Matthew Horn, – group GM, customer and digital, with Country Road Group – tops the rankings of Inside Retail’s 2024 Top 50 People in E-Commerce , sponsored by CouriersPlease. A self-described “accidental digital native” Horn left a career in corporate law to join the early leadership teams at The Iconic and Uber Australia. Now at Country Road Group, he is one of the key leaders driving the company’s digital and technological transformation efforts.

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44% of UK shoppers want best-before date discounts to help cut grocery bills

Retail Focus

With retailers removing best-before dates to reduce food waste, UK consumers still want supermarkets to offer discounts on goods nearing expiry, according to the latest data from Retail Insight , the leading provider of store operations execution software. With WRAP estimating the UK retail sector was responsible for 200,000 tonnes of food waste last year, supermarkets including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have already opted to remove best-before dates from fresh fruit and veg in a bid

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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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Chai Guys Portobello cafe interior evokes "the colour of spices"

Dezeen

Local studio SODA has used warm colours and natural materials to create the first store for tea brand Chai Guys on Portobello Road in London 's Notting Hill neighbourhood. The studio drew on the "informal nature" of drinking masala chai tea when designing the interior for the cafe – the first one for the Chai Guys brand, which has previously operated from market stalls.

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Kester Capital sells Jollyes, UK’s second largest pet retailer, for 4.2x return

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Kester Capital, a leading UK lower mid-market private equity firm, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio business, Jollyes Retail Group Limited (“Jollyes”), to TDR Capital. Jollyes is the second largest and best value pet retailer in the UK.

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Australians are visiting liquor stores more often, but spending less

Inside Retail

Australian liquor retailers are facing stiff competition for a share of consumer spending, according to consumer intelligence company NIQ (Nielsen IQ). The company’s Omnishopper liquor data shows that while the number of households purchasing liquor has decreased by 3.2 per cent, the average number of trips to liquor stores per household has grown by 3.5 per cent.

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Quintain welcomes Tian Tian Market to Wembley Park & sees footfall surge over Lunar New Year

Retail Focus

Asian grocery store, Tian Tian Market , which opened in Wembley Park earlier this month (February 2024), has reported a 30% surge in foot traffic over the Lunar New Year weekend, compared to average weekday figures. Tian Tian signed a 15-year lease with Quintain for the 4,268 sq. ft unit and has enjoyed footfall exceeding all expectations for the entire month of February.

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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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Incorporating anthropology and sociology into the design process

Design Wanted

The French designer Clémence Valade shares her unique journey into the world of design, a path that began in the creative and self-sufficient environment of a […] The post Incorporating anthropology and sociology into the design process appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Landlords Need Reimagined Properties And Hospitality-Infused Amenities To Lure Tenants

All Work

Landlords are redesigning office spaces with hospitality-inspired amenities and biophilic design elements to attract tenants in a market where office space demand is projected to decline. Health and wellness initiatives are increasingly integrated into workplace design, offering tenants communal, relaxing spaces and access to nature to enhance productivity and well-being.

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Mosaic Brands names Erica Berchtold as new CEO

Inside Retail

Mosaic Brands has appointed Erica Berchtold, former The Iconic CEO and Rebel Sport MD, as its new CEO. Berchtold succeeds Scott Evans who is retiring after serving the company for nearly a decade. “As we accelerate our big box and digital strategy, Erica not only has the right skillset to drive the future direction of the group but also a strong understanding of our customers as a former GM of of two of our brands,” said Mosaic Brands chairman Richard Facioni.

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Pricer and PaperShell in strategic partnership to drive environmental change within the electronics sector

Retail Focus

Pricer , a global leader of in-store automation and communication solutions, has today announced a strategic partnership with PaperShell , a high performance material innovation, in a move towards including more sustainable materials within Pricer’s Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs). With original research of over 1,000 shoppers by Pricer showing that despite the cost-of-living crisis, 53% of consumers and 66% of Gen Z are now sustainably minded when shopping, meeting customers’ sustained demands

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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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Noah, a lighting collection inspired by a father’s love for his son

Design Wanted

Designed by Filippo Mambretti, the Noah collection embodies the concept that life and light are harbingers of hope, meant to bathe the user in a glow […] The post Noah, a lighting collection inspired by a father’s love for his son appeared first on DesignWanted.

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New USPTO AI-Assisted Invention Guidance Will Affect Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies

Hunton Andrews Kurth

In our client alert, A Brief Explanation of the USPTO’s Useful New AI-Assisted Invention Guidance , we discuss the Inventorship Guidance for AI-assisted Inventions , 89 Fed. Reg. 10043 (Feb. 13, 2024), recently released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The guidance provides inventors and patent applicants with a framework regarding AI-assisted inventions and how inventorship of such will be judged at the USPTO.

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The North Face to take direct control of ANZ retailing

Inside Retail

US apparel and footwear company VF Corporation is taking control of its The North Face (TNF) business in Australia and New Zealand by transferring from a distributor model to a direct-sales model. The company expects the transition to be completed by the second half of this year. The change aims to maximise the full market potential of the brand as Australia and New Zealand are considered key retail markets.

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Lavazza launches ¡Tierra! Bio-Organic For Cuba coffee

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lavazza announces their all-new premium coffee For Cuba under the sustainable and organic ¡Tierra! Collection. This Cuban coffee is grown in areas where the Lavazza Foundation is committed to promoting sustainable cultivation methods.

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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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“Mondi a Milano” – Unveiling the theme for MuseoCity’s eighth edition

Design Wanted

DesignWanted’s partnership with MuseoCity persists as a media ally, dedicated to showcasing Milan and its design scene beyond their signature annual highlight: Milan Design Week. MuseoCity, […] The post “Mondi a Milano” – Unveiling the theme for MuseoCity’s eighth edition appeared first on DesignWanted.

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From Housing to Commerce: The Revitalization of Old Houses and Mansions

Arch Daily

This collection features various projects focused on renovating and repurposing properties, turning houses into commercial spaces, mansions into homes, and more.

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Overall, retail employers fare well in gender pay gap – but there are exceptions

Inside Retail

The median gender pay gap in the retail trade sector is 7.1 per cent – significantly lower than the national industry-wide median of 19 per cent. The majority of Australian employers engaged in retail trade have a policy for equal remuneration, according to Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data. Since the passage of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, employers with 100 or more employees have been required to submit an annual report to the WGEA containing remuneration information.

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Krispy Kreme is selling Original Glazed Dozens for just £2.29 on Leap Day

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! This Leap Day, Krispy Kreme is sweetening the day that only comes around every four years by offering all customers a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just £2.29, with the purchase of any regularly priced dozen.

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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.