2023

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Design for longevity: Service, Systems, and Sustainability

Design Wanted

Last month, MIT AgeLab hosted the PLAN (Preparing for Longevity Advisory Network) forum in Cambridge, USA, inviting experts and leaders from finance, retail, and design globally […] The post Design for longevity: Service, Systems, and Sustainability appeared first on DesignWanted.

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OMA tops tiffany & co. new york flagship with a glass ‘blue box’

Design Boom

OMA revives the historic tiffany & co. flagship on new york’s fifth avenue with a glass addition in ‘tiffany blue.’ The post OMA tops tiffany & co. new york flagship with a glass ‘blue box’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Elton John Takes Over Selfridges in Corner Shop Transformation

Retail Focus

Selfridges has unveiled its latest installation, “Elton John at The Selfridges Corner Shop”, which aims to transform the retail space into a glittering reimagining of the iconic performer’s world. Customers are invited to explore Elton’s archive and shop for limited-edition fashion, accessories and lifestyle collaborations in-store and online.

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Louis Vuitton overhauls stores with Yayoi Kusama polka-dots and life-like animatronics

Dezeen

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has transformed its stores across the world for the launch of its anticipated capsule collection with Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The launch of the collaboration has seen a number of key stores across the world redecorated with Kusama 's signature polka-dots, life-like animatronics of Kusama painting in the windows of the stores and an inflatable replica of Kusama peering over the roof of Louis Vuitton 's Champs-Élysées store.

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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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A fifth of UK retailers fear insolvency amid energy crisis, FRP research shows

Retail Times

Over one in five (22%) retail businesses in the UK aren’t confident of trading through to the end of 2023, according to new research published by FRP.

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Kooo Architects creates Shanghai Freitag store in 1970s textile factory

Dezeen

Japanese studio Kooo Architects has converted a 1970s textile factory in Shanghai into a store that aims to capture the ethos of messenger bag manufacturer Freitag. Located on an alley in the Xian-Suo district in central Shanghai, the store was designed to retain elements of the former state-run factory while incorporating reused material. Kooo Architects aimed to create a pared-back aesthetic utilising few finishes to reduce the fit-out's carbon impact.

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Terrasza: the first exterior design phigital platform for outdoor living

Design Wanted

Founded by Guendalina Perelli, the brand-new event TERRASZA serves as a dynamic platform that fosters dialogue and contemplation, bringing together diverse entities such as companies, professionals […] The post Terrasza: the first exterior design phigital platform for outdoor living appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Heart of EuroShop: Shopfitting, Store Design & Visual Merchandising

Retail Focus

The EuroShop trade fair, held in Düsseldorf from 26th February to 2nd March 2023, will showcase the latest developments in retail design, shop fitting and visual merchandising. This sector, one of eight experience areas at EuroShop, is the largest and most diverse, with 328 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and ideas over 28,000 square metres of exhibition space in Halls 10, 11, 12 and 13.

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damien hirst enlivens tiffany & co. ginza flagship by kengo kuma with ‘blossoming’ facade art

Design Boom

the renovated boutique reveals a blue backdrop at street level that starts 'blooming' and spreading upward -- morphing into an enchanting floral palette. The post damien hirst enlivens tiffany & co. ginza flagship by kengo kuma with ‘blossoming’ facade art appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Record retail theft puts pressure on Australian supermarkets

Inside Retail

Retail theft has hit record levels in Australia, government statistics show, putting pressure on grocery giants Woolworths Group Ltd and Coles Group Ltd that are already struggling with soaring supply costs and freight blockages. Store theft rose 23.7 per cent in New South Wales, the home state of a third of Australians, from 2021 to 2022, state government figures showed on Thursday, the fastest year-on-year increase since records began in 1995.

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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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Counterfeit vapes are undermining efforts to reduce smoking

Talking Retail

By Martin Cullip There is a vaping epidemic taking place across the UK, but not necessarily the one some would expect. The sale of hundreds of thousands of counterfeit vapes, as opposed to legal, regulated products, should be the real cause of concern. The vast majority of people who pick up a vape do so.

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Mucho designs AR-enhanced annual report for University of California

Design Week

San Francisco-based design studio Mucho has created an AR annual report for the University of California (UC), combining “the tactility of a printed piece” with digital enhancement. Mucho has worked with UC Investments office designing its annual reports for the past seven years. The report sets out information on the company’s performance but Mucho’s creative director Rob Duncan says “it doesn’t.

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The impact of relationship-based design in healthcare

Design Middleeast

Today’s healthcare institutions have serious issues in attracting and maintaining patients and personnel, especially as burnout rates rise. Many suppliers are resorting to hospitality models to stay competitive and improve customer experiences. But what exactly does hospitality imply? Is it simply adding coffee stations, breakrooms, and lobby greeters?

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How Can We Foster Emotional Connections At Work In The Post-Pandemic Era?

All Work

Despite nearly two decades of focus on workplace wellness, further enhanced by commendable progress, we need a more potent toolkit to entice teams back to the office — anchored in emotionally evocative design. Providing options for different types of spaces can mold an organization’s culture and boost productivity by instilling a sense of autonomy in employees, which, in turn, kindles positive emotions.

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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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Price of a healthy packed lunch for children has gone up in four out of five major supermarkets since August, data shows

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Data published today by The Food Foundation shows that the price of a healthy packed lunch has increased in four out of five major retailers since August, with costs increasing by up to 5% in just two months.

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Halleroed mixes French and Japandi influences inside L/Uniform's Paris boutique

Dezeen

In the arty Paris district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Stockholm design studio Halleroed has designed a new boutique for French bag and luggage brand L/Uniform. Taking cues from the brand's simple, rational approach to design, Halleroed design lead Ruxandra Halleröd created a series of backdrops that allow the products to "pop out in a beautiful way".

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The Versatility of Drywall in Architecture: Pros and Cons

Arch Daily

Pinheiros Club School / Oficina Aberta + Firma Arquitetura © Carolina Lacaz Amidst the immense possibility of constructive solutions, all have advantages and disadvantages, gains and limitations. Whether for economic reasons, deadlines, material availability, or spatial performance, each type of material responds to the project in a certain way and gives it a specific visual and environmental aspect.

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Nicholas Baker designs instant icon with Damiano Latini using virtual reality

Design Wanted

“Many factors go into creating something timeless and recognizable: good marketing, a savvy business strategy, a unique design, and a bit of luck,” says Nicholas Baker […] The post Nicholas Baker designs instant icon with Damiano Latini using virtual reality appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Lladró Opens a New Concept Store in New York City

Retail Focus

Lladró has announced the opening of a new store in New York, the first in the US with the brand’s new concept. This new retail concept is dedicated to showcasing Lladró’s most innovative and groundbreaking creative designs and collaborations. The interior design of the store is a collaboration between Valencia-based Carmen Baselga Taller de Proyectos and Lladró’s store engineering team.

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KITH to open williamsburg flagship, its second location in brooklyn

Design Boom

the sunlit interiors host a monolithic brick centerpiece which opens up into a locally-made, solid oakwood dome. The post KITH to open williamsburg flagship, its second location in brooklyn appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Redbubble co-founder Martin Hosking named CEO

Inside Retail

Martin Hosking has been appointed CEO and MD of the Redbubble Group, effective immediately. Outgoing CEO Michael Ilczynski resigned to pursue other opportunities in a non-competitive area and will provide assistance to Hosking until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition. “While I am disappointed the group has not returned to growth under my leadership, I am proud of the progress we have made towards achieving our strategic objectives,” said Ilczynski.

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Fruittella enters the jelly market with Curiosities

Talking Retail

Fruittella is expanding into the jellies market with its newest innovation – Fruittella Curiosities. Available now, Curiosities have a recommended retail price of £1.50 per 110g bag. The HFSS-compliant sweets are made with 30% less sugar, real fruit juice and natural colourings and flavours. Curiosities come in two contrasting themed packs: By the Sea, which carries.

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Sustainability at Retail

Sustainability impacts every nation, company, and person around the world. So much so that, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) issued a call for action by all countries to work toward sustainable development. In response to this and as part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address these critical issues in this white paper.

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Jony Ive designs King Charles III’s flora-inspired coronation emblem

Design Week

Sir Jony Ive has designed the official coronation emblem for King Charles III, depicting flora from each of the four UK nations as a gesture to the King’s love of the natural world. The rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland merge to form the shape of St Edward’s crown, which the King will be crowned with during the service.

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North 51 Consulting completes Manish Malhotra’s showroom at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue

Design Middleeast

North 51 Consulting, leading project management firm in the UAE announces the completion of its most recent project, a 4,682sqft. flagship store for iconic fashion designer Manish Malhotra at Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. This transformational project demonstrates the designer’s global expansion goals while also demonstrating his dedication to craftsmanship and creativity.

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The Secret Formula To Determine How (And How Often) Your Employees Should Work In The Office

All Work

Organizations tend to take a virtual-first, function-first or culture-first approach to hybrid working. Visioning workshops and ecosystem mapping can help employers figure out their approach and refine it. Office space utilization can help make or break an organization’s bottom line and its ability to retain talent. Hybrid working has become much more common for desk-based businesses, but how does a business owner know if their employees are happy with the arrangement?

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The top 10 high streets in the UK for independent shops, as revealed by American Express Shop Small research

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Research commissioned by American Express Shop Small reveals the top 10 high streets for independent shops in the UK, shining a light on the nation’s small businesses that play such an important role in their local communities.

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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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EBBA Architects transforms former jellied-eel restaurant into eyewear store

Dezeen

Local studio EBBA Architects has designed a store for eyewear brand Cubitts that preserves and draws on the original 1930s interior of the traditional F Cooke restaurant on London's Broadway Market. The restaurant, which sold cockney dishes such as jellied eel and pie and mash, had been located on the east London street since 1900 but was given a modernist update in the 1930s.

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STIMULATE Launches a Two-City Roadshow Tour to Connect Vendors + Retailers Through Education

RetailMinded

Nashville, TN – September 26, 2023 – STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show has announced a two-city roadshow experience for the 2024 calendar year. In addition to their annual Nashville based event that will be held August 5+6, 2024, STIMULATE+Roadshow will debut in Austin and Chicago in the year ahead. February 4 – 6, 2024 | Austin, TX October 13 – 15, 2024 | Chicago, IL STIMULATE+Roadshow’s core focus is to enhance retailer success through trusted education, resources and ex

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The PEEL Chair is hemp-based, biodegradable and compostable

Design Wanted

Milan Design Week will witness PROWL Studio and M4 Factory‘s debut of the sustainable PEEL Chair at the Expect Death exhibition, held at Alcova’s new venue […] The post The PEEL Chair is hemp-based, biodegradable and compostable appeared first on DesignWanted.

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EuroShop 2023 Preview

Retail Focus

EuroShop 2023 is set to be more important than ever as the global retail industry looks to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Taking place in Düsseldorf from 26 February to 2 March, EuroShop will provide a platform for over 1,700 exhibitors from 56 nations to showcase their latest developments and innovations in the retail industry. EuroShop will showcase innovative solutions from exhibitors designed to help retailers adapt to the changing customer habits and needs.

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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