2016

Boxing Day sales debated in Parliament

Barber Design

Are Boxing Day Sales killing Christmas? Here in the UK the recent trend for observing the American post-Thanksgiving sales frenzy of Black Friday has received a mixed reaction from both consumers and retailers.

5 Key Considerations for Retail Floor Plan Design and Space Utilization

CTM Design

Visit any two stores in a national retail chain and you will quickly notice similarities in the store design and layout. It’s no coincidence. The successful chains – the ones we know by name – spend a great deal of effort and resources researching human psychology and buying habits.

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New Made LA @ Echo Park Craft Fair

Amsterd Ammodern

As you may know, we have launched our newest project, New Made LA , where we venture to bring the sleek look and functionality of Mid-Century design into today's everyday home. With its minimalistic look and multipurpose functions, designer Simon St.

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Perfume Store Design Ideas

Ujoy Display

A perfume store is similar to a beauty or cosmetics store, but with an emphasis on selling fragrances. A successful design for a perfume store would … Perfume Store Design Ideas Read More ». Source. Tips & Knowledge

Comment on A.R.E. Awards 2016: Another Interview with Eric Boulden by Jump Makes it 6 In A Row At A.R.E. Awards

Jump Design

[…] See additional photos and find out more about the design process in this exclusive interview with Jump President and head of retail design, Eric Boulden. […

Happy Holidays from Barber Design!

Barber Design

We’ve had a fantastic year here at Barber Design and now it’s time to celebrate – here’s our festive take on the ‘Mannequin Challenge!’

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Is Black Friday here to stay in the UK?

Barber Design

It seems like yesterday that we wrote our first post about Black Friday but it’s now been a couple of years since the US retail phenomenon first appeared in British stores, back in 2014.

DRAWING ON 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

CTM Design

CTM CELEBRATES OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY REFLECTING ON AN INDUSTRY THAT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. Twenty-five years ago, CTM opened our doors as a result of a major shift in the retail petroleum industry. Today, the industry is going through another seismic change… and we continue to evolve with it.

Barber at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2016

Barber Design

Here are a few snaps from our night out at the Retail Week Interiors Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane last week. Sadly this year we didn’t win a prize – but we were very honoured to be shortlisted for the third year in a row.

First phase of Barber retail revamp for Sovereign Centre is complete

Barber Design

Regular blog readers may remember back in August we told you how we had been appointed to redesign the new food court at the Sovereign Shopping Centre in Weston-super-Mare. Today we are happy to announce that the £500k retail revamp is now complete and the food court has just opened to the public.

Barber meets the Hoff at the Brand Licensing Europe event in Olympia

Barber Design

Last week we met up with lots of potential new clients at the Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) event at London’s Olympia. The BLE show describes itself as the definitive event for the European brand licensing industry.

SugarSin – nominated for an award and featured in Premier Retail magazine

Barber Design

Last week our work for SugarSin was featured on the cover of Premier Retail magazine. Our work with SugarSin is the second of our designs to be nominated for an award at the Retail Week Interiors Awards.

Retail trends – department stores invest in beauty sales

Barber Design

Following on from our post about organic skincare brand, Neal’s Yard Remedies – it looks as if the iconic retailers are onto a winner as the latest retail trends suggest that health and beauty is a growing area of focus for many retailers – including major department stores John Lewis , Debenhams and Harvey Nichols.

Barber enjoying the TFWA Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit

Barber Design

We’re currently in Cannes attending the TFWA Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit which is on from the 2nd – 7th October. The Summit is a global showcase for premium brands; with exhibitors, workshops a conference and plenty of networking and socialising opportunities.

Neal’s Yard Remedies – one of our shortlisted designs at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2016

Barber Design

As regular readers of our blog will know, Barber Design have been shortlisted for two Retail Week Interiors Awards this year.

Repurposing spaces for retail – Red Phone Boxes become Mobile Repair Shops

Barber Design

As retail designers, here at Barber Design we do like to see an interesting space being re-used creatively for retail – so this story about some of the UK’s most iconic high street stalwarts really captured our imagination this week!

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Shopping centre developments back on the rise

Barber Design

Great news for retailers this week – as Retail Week reports that new shopping centre developments in the UK are going to hit a four-year high in 2017. Marking the biggest spike in development since 2013, the anticipated growth will see more than 2.7

Retail gadgets – Amazon launches Dash ordering button in the UK

Barber Design

Regular blog readers may remember that a while ago we wrote about the futuristic ‘Amazon Dash’ button – a physical device which allows you to order specific household items at the single touch of a button.

Top 10 Tips for Networking at the Convenience U CARWACS Show

CTM Design

The 2016 CARWACS Show takes place September 28 and 29 th at the BMO Centre in Calgary. It is the place to be for those involved in the carwash, gas bar and convenience store industry.

New organisation forms to help save the high street

Barber Design

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Elements of retail strategy – Retail like-for-likes bounce back after Brexit

Barber Design

Apparently it’s not all doom and gloom this week. Following a post-Brexit slump in consumer confidence which caused a corresponding slump in like-for-like sales, BRC-KPMG sales monitor report that sales have rebounded during July.

Restaurant space planning – making use of temporary spaces for co-working

Barber Design

According to the Pop Up City we aren’t doing enough to cater for ‘digital nomads’ and ‘global citizens’ – that is, people who move around for work and set up office wherever they can find a space to plug in a laptop.

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Retail Design Awards – Barber shortlisted for two Retail Week Interiors Awards 2016

Barber Design

This week we are delighted to announce that once again our work has been shortlisted for two Retail Week Interiors Awards. This is the third year in a row that we have been nominated for one of these prestigious retail design awards.

Retail planning – Barber revamp food court in Weston shopping centre

Barber Design

This time last year street artist Banksy put the sleepy North Somerset seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare firmly on the map with his ‘Dismaland’ art installation at the abandoned Tropicana site on Weston’s sea front.

Digital retail trends – the gamification of retail stores?

Barber Design

As discussed in our previous article earlier this week , the phenomenal success of the new location-based Pokemon Go smart phone game has captured the public’s imagination like no other.

Digital Retail marketing – how can Pokemon Go entice shoppers into bricks and mortar stores?

Barber Design

Regular readers of our blog will know that we like to keep abreast of the latest trends in digital retail marketing and retail technology. And unless you’ve been hiding in a cupboard then you’ll know that last week the UK was the latest country to be hit by the Pokemon Go game craze.

A new futuristic store display for Dyson on Oxford Street

Barber Design

Sticking with Oxford Street – and the future – this week, take a look at this ultramodern space age store display for Dyson’s brand new flagship store ‘ Dyson Demo ’ which opened on Oxford Street last week.

Retail news – Oxford Street to be car-free by 2020

Barber Design

Amid this week’s post-Brexit drama, new prime minister and cabinet reshuffle we found an exciting bit of retail news that had been consigned to the bottom of the pile! New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has just announced plans to pedestrianise London’s iconic Oxford Street by 2020.

Man United remain most valuable brand in football

Barber Design

Sticking with branding reports this week – and keeping it topical as the nation is gripped in the thrall of Euro 2016 – Brand Finance have just released their annual Football 50 report, naming Manchester United as the most valuable brand in football, despite the fact that they failed to qualify for the Champion’s League.

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BrandZ report: Tech industries dominate brands

Barber Design

This week on the blog we’re focusing on branding and licensing news, starting with the latest trends.

SugarSin London photos

Barber Design

Following our recent post about our work with SugarSin , here are some professional photos of the finished store which opened recently in London’s Covent Garden: The post SugarSin London photos appeared first on Barber Design. Barber News

Insights into the future of retail

Barber Design

As regular readers will know, we’ve written a few times about the future of retail. Many high street staples were forced to close due to a lack of insight or flexibility in responding to change – both in the retail market and in society as a whole.

Barber work with Love Brand & Co. to develop branding

Barber Design

Established in 2010, Love Brand & Co, London is a stylish and vibrant swimwear brand, driven by a unique ethos. The brand is the brainchild of husband and wife team Oliver and Rose Tomalin, who share a passion for elephants.

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Customer experience innovations for 2017

Barber Design

2016 has been quite a tumultuous year for retail. We’ve seen the Brexit effect followed by plummeting markets after Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election.