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 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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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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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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PepsiCo adds “zesty citrus” flavour to 7UP’s new visual identity

Design Week

PepsiCo has redesigned 7UP’s visual identity introducing a 3D drop shadow effect and “zesty citrus” colourways. This is the first time in more than seven years that the lemon-lime flavoured drink has been rebranded. Its new can design, motion graphics and strategy centre around what PepsiCo senior vice president (SVP) and chief design officer Mauro Porcini calls “Upliftment” The drop shadow on.

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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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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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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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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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santiago calatrava to make his mark on düsseldorf with vaulted boulevard

Design Boom

'calatrava boulevard' will take shape as a narrow and organic promenade to evoke a sunlit canyon The post santiago calatrava to make his mark on düsseldorf with vaulted boulevard 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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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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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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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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Building & Enhancing!

Design Middleeast

Gareth Cain, Studio Design Director at DSA, discusses his new role, how sustainability has evolved over the years, challenges in a project’s lifestyle, and how he sees himself contributing to DSA’s success in the future. By Roma Arora With over 20 years of global industry experience, how have you seen this field evolve with the times? Honestly, if I look back to the start of my career and reflect on the changes that I thought I’d see by now, I’d have to say I’m a little disappointed.

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How to transform Retail Returns from Cost to Differentiator

Parcel Pending

By 2029, the estimated value of goods returned to sellers and manufacturers in the retail industry is anticipated to reach $954 billion , and with the average return rate for merchandise purchased in 2022 estimated to be 6% ($816 billion USD), it’s safe to say that returns have become a significant component of the retail experience. As return rates continue to grow, retailers need to evaluate their return strategies not only within the framework of profitability but also regarding them as a too

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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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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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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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Hats off to The Muddy Merch Co. for innovative use of Drytac MultiTac adhesive

Drytac

The Oregon-based custom leather patches specialist has been using Drytac MultiTac since mid-2020 to assist with its production of custom hats. Oregon-based custom leather patches company The Muddy Merch Co. has opened up about its creative use of Drytac MultiTac pressure sensitive mounting adhesive to support the production of bespoke hats for its customers across a range of markets.

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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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