February, 2024

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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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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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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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John Lewis Partnership and top photographer launch LGBT+ History Month exhibition

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In a project to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, the renowned photographer Chris Jepson has partnered with the John Lewis Partnership, for part of a series exploring identity in the queer community. Partners (employees) at John Lewis and Waitrose posed for portraits by Chris, which will be displayed in bespoke exhibitions throughout the year.

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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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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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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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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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MINISO Brings Joy to East London with Westfield Stratford City Grand Store Opening

Retail Focus

Globally renowned lifestyle retailer, MINISO has announced the opening of its newest store at Westfield Stratford City. Nestled in the heart of Westfield shopping centre, on the lower ground floor near McDonald’s, MINISO will be opening its doors to the public at 12 pm on Friday, 1 March. Spanning just over 2000 sqft, the new store will feature exclusive beauty collections, such as Mad Beauty and the renowned K-Beauty brand TONYMOLY.

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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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NRF 2024: Key Takeaways From Retail Thought Leaders

RetailMinded

Retail and 2024 are both in full swing, and both the year and commerce kicked off at the National Retail Federation in New York City in early January. This is always a vibrant, engaging and important whirlwind for me… and an experience I look forward to every year. After all, as a self-described retail geek, I get giddy when it comes to exploring the latest retail technology, exploring flagship stores that keep up with collective retail trends and discovering new resources that help fuel t

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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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Is Artificial Intelligence a meaningful tool for Industrial Designers?

Design Wanted

We all remember when the creativity alarm sounded: Artificial Intelligence is going to replace all the designers; we are done. Then came the gold rush—trying to […] The post Is Artificial Intelligence a meaningful tool for Industrial Designers? appeared first on DesignWanted.

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bottega veneta’s galleria vittorio emanuele II store evokes a modernist spaceship

Design Boom

centered on geometric grids, the new milanese store combines three essential elements: glass, italian walnut wood, and green verde saint denis marble. The post bottega veneta’s galleria vittorio emanuele II store evokes a modernist spaceship 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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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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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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Commitment to excellence

Design Middleeast

Elaine O’Connell, Vice President – Design and Hospitality Division, dmg events, walks us through the exciting INDEX 2024 program, participating companies, and her vision for INDEX in the next five years. What do you view as your greatest achievement in this role to date? My greatest achievement in this role has been fostering collaboration within the design and hospitality industry through the various platforms and events hosted by dmg: events across the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Mi

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unlocking Retail Success: The Power of Proficiency, Productivity, and Profitability

Theatro

In today’s hyper-competitive retail landscape, the efficiency and productivity of frontline teams are essential to financial success. However, many frontline team members currently lack the tools necessary to make significant strides in these areas, leading to disengagement and a higher likelihood of job turnover. Theatro’s dedicated to Unlocking Retail Success.

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#CreativeVoices stars Hadia Hanan, Associate at Aedas

Design Middleeast

We have a brand new video for our viewers. The #CreativeVoices is a video campaign that highlights industry leaders from design, architecture, landscape, developers, fit-out, suppliers, and retailers who are making a difference in the pitch. Hadia Hanan, Associate at Aedas, discusses her career journey, intriguing projects, attention on functionality and creativity, the rise of artificial intelligence, inspiration, and advice for young women joining the industry.

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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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“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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discover babylone, saint laurent’s newly opened parisian bookstore

Design Boom

saint laurent creative director anthony vaccarello celebrates a new chapter for the french fashion house with its 'babylone' bookstore. The post discover babylone, saint laurent’s newly opened parisian bookstore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Taylor Swift offers a masterclass in marketing. Here’s what retailers can learn

Inside Retail

You don’t have to be a marketing expert to know that Taylor Swift is a bulletproof brand that consistently improves, regardless of the challenges she faces or the challenges she sets for herself. While many marketers and brand managers excel at designing creative initiatives and strategies, what sets Swift apart is her vision, long-term perspective, and, perhaps most importantly, her ability to transform challenges and crises into a powerful engine for purposeful and inspiring collective g

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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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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

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Cazcabel adds aged Añejo Tequila to award-winning range of high-quality tequilas

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cazcabel Tequila has announced the latest addition to their range, Añejo, an aged tequila with a rich flavour profile. The new Añejo Tequila joins our family estate produced range of award-winning, additive-free tequilas, all of which are made using only the finest quality 100% blue weber agave grown in the family’s agave fields for a […] If you

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Ebarza marks a breakthrough in interior design with innovative materials

Design Middleeast

With the UAE residential property scene ever shifting with new developments every week, older buildings often require internal renovations to maintain their status as premier investment properties. Ebarza offers practical solutions to carry out these updates that enhance the quality of their interior spaces, elevating them to match their external appearance and strategic significance.

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7 Office Design Strategies To Support Neurodiversity In A Post-Pandemic World

All Work

Office environments can be tailored to better support neurodiverse individuals by incorporating thoughtful design strategies that cater to sensory, visual, auditory, and spatial preferences, thus creating inclusive workspaces that enhance productivity and comfort for all employees. Design elements such as biophilic features, minimalist aesthetics, adjustable lighting and sound, and flexible furniture choices are vital in creating spaces that allow neurodivergent employees to control their sensor

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waterfrom embraces an ‘unfinished’ spatial narrative for anest collective boutique in chengdu

Design Boom

waterfrom aims to explore the principles of materials, experimental combinations, and magnify the often-overlooked incomplete aspects in the design process. The post waterfrom embraces an ‘unfinished’ spatial narrative for anest collective boutique in chengdu appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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.