Barber Design review of the year 2018

Barber Design

We’ve had another great year at Barber Design and this week we are taking some time to reflect on some of our achievements over the last 12 months. At the beginning of the year we worked with the AW Rostamani Group to redevelop the branding identity for their Dubai-based lifestyle brand Apartment 51.

6 Reasons Why Engineering and Design Firms Make Good Construction Managers

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The municipality has approved the facility and site design for your gas station, convenience store, restaurant or retail space. Construction can begin! The next step is to hire a Construction Manager to act as your eyes, ears and a quality control person.


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A Puzzle Piece to Success

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A big piece of the puzzle of success in retail is enhancing merchandise with interesting and “better than average” display props. It began as a simple idea, to create oversized puzzle pieces and have two pieces fit together.

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In the retail world, there is no merit in scoring shelf space if you’re not able to keep it. That being so, retailers often conduct category reviews, where you’re given the task of proving your product’s worth to the retailer in order to keep your product in their store. As daunting as it might sound, a category review doesn’t have to feel like a trip to the principal’s office. The smartest brands use their reviews to actually improve their position in the store.

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SVG Summit 2018

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Design Republic’s own Neil Tucker will be a panelist for the upcoming SVG Summit, Monday December 10th. His panel will be discussing the importance of upfront coordination in control room design. “As video-control rooms expand in both size and scope, the amount of coordination and coordinated effort required increases in both importance and complexity.

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Black Friday 2018 – how did retailers fare with our new shopping tradition this year?

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Latest figures reveal that Brits might still not be on board with the American shopping tradition of ‘Black Friday. Despite turning out in force, a survey by Barclaycard revealed that they were buying more items but spending less over all.

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Some more pictures from Angels in the Dubai Mall

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This week we have a few more pictures from our new retail design for Angels kidswear in Dubai Mall. You can read more about this project in our previous blog post. The post Some more pictures from Angels in the Dubai Mall appeared first on Barber Design. Barber News

Angels Kidswear  – a retail design for AW Rostamani Group in Dubai

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Last week our new retail design store concept for Angels Kidswear opened in the Dubai Mall, in Dubai. This project has been the latest development from our partnership with Dubai-based AW Rostamani Group to create a new brand identity and flagship store concept for their Angel’s kidswear brand.

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Barber in Cannes – and Sherwood Forest

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Last week we had a few exciting developments as some of our team headed to Cannes for the TFWA Conference, whilst back here in Britain the £5m Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre – featuring our retail design work – opened in Nottinghamshire. Barber in Cannes.

What are hyper-local store concepts and can they really save bricks-and-mortar retail?

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In the news this week, we read that data-driven hyper-local store concepts are now being touted as the new saviour of bricks-and-mortar retail – but what do we mean by hyper-local? And does it really work?

Barber listed as one of the Top 50 Retail Design Agencies

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Exciting news in the Barber office this week as both our business and our retail design work have been recognised and rewarded. We have just been listed as one of the Top 50 Retail Design Agencies in the world by Insider Trends.

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Clicks and mortar retail – can social media help the high street?

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This week we’re taking a look at the burgeoning trend for clicks and mortar retail. Regular readers of our blog will know that the popularity of the internet and smart technology has prompted some retailers to take another look at how they sell – both in physical and virtual stores.

Barber retail design for the new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

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Next month a consortium of partners, led by the RSPB, will be assuming guardianship of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

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Barber design Anoela cards first physical store in Lagos

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We’ve been very busy recently with many international clients including Anoela cards. Anoela are a Nigerian-based online greeting cards company with a website that sells a variety of fun, quirky, creative greeting cards for everyone and every occasion.

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The use of scent in retail – can aroma save the high street?

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According to a recent article on the PSFK website , the use of scent in retail or ‘scent marketing’ is about to revolutionise the customer experience. Retailers are looking to capitalise on the power of smell in store – to boost shopper’s mood, feeling and awareness of their environment.

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Neocon: 50 Years of Tomorrow’s Designs

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Last week, our design team traveled to Chicago, IL for the 50th edition of NeoCon. NeoCon is the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year in the commercial design industry.

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The best and worst high street retailers 2018

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Last week a survey by Which? magazine hit the headlines as they named the best and worst high street retailers according to shoppers. More than 10,000 people participated in the survey, answering questions regarding their experience at 100 major high street stores. Sad news for WHSmith.

Travel retail design project visuals for Flemingo Duty Free

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This week we are pleased to be able to reveal some visuals for our travel retail design project for Flemingo Duty Free at Macau International Airport in China. This is the second time we have worked with Flemingo.

Doug moderates a panel at the Retail Design Expo 2018

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Last week the Barber team attended the Retail Design Expo in London where Doug was honoured to be moderating a panel discussion on ‘New Store Formats’. The panellists were Emma Gullick, senior 3D designer for Phoenix Wharf and Caroline Philipson, Head of Store Development for Ann Summers.

Is retail really dying? Or do retailers just need to up their game?

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This week we read an interesting article by Alex Sbardella , which proclaimed that Retail ISN’T dying – but retailers are. As ‘Retail Apocalypse’ gains its own Wikipedia entry, and high profile UK chains continue to drop like flies – is this assertion really correct?

Barber News – Doug to Chair Panel at Retail Design Expo – and Apartment 51 website now live

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Next month the Barber Design team will be heading to Olympia in London for the Retail Design Expo. We are really looking forward to meeting up with lots of clients and fellow designers and checking out what is new in the world of retail design at this world-class event.

Recent work by Barber – including a new store design for Neal’s Yard in Sheffield

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We have been very busy in the first quarter of the year. Here are some of the store design and branding projects that we have been working on: These photographs are of our latest store design for Neal’s Yard Remedies at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

UK Retailers sign up for Retail Sustainability Initiative

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This week more than 25 UK retailers announced that they have signed up for a special retail sustainability initiative, pledging to ‘lead the fight’ in sustainability with a raft of proposals designed to tackle many global sustainability challenges recently defined by the UN.

Half of UK retailers still lack digital retail strategy

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According to figures published by technology company Fujitsu last week , more than half of UK retailers don’t have a formal digital retail strategy in place for their business, despite many indications that there is growing consumer demand for change in this area.

The See-Now-Buy-Now approach and why it is good for retailers

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Checking out before the checkout – why are mobile shoppers abandoning their carts?

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Surprising new research released at the beginning of this month suggests that some mobile shoppers are still wary about using their smartphone or tablet to make purchases online.