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Highlighting the role of design in shaping a sustainable future for all

Design Wanted

The fifteenth edition of Design Month Graz has recently concluded, with DesignWanted as a long-standing partner. Centered around the theme […] The post Highlighting the role of design in shaping a sustainable future for all appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Smart Steps Retailers Can Take to Maximise Coupon Effectiveness

Retail Focus

Price, sales and coupons have a huge impact on customer loyalty. Studies have shown time and time again that customers will ditch a brand they are loyal to if they find a similar product of the same quality at a lower price. In the eyes of a consumer, coupons are exciting, so brands need to be able to capitalise on them to make the most out of their offerings.

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From Passive Spaces To Active Contributors: The Meeting Rooms Of Tomorrow

All Work

Future meeting rooms will use AI, wearable technology, and smart building controls to create environments tailored to participants’ needs and preferences, enhancing productivity and well-being. Existing technologies like smartwatches and wellness rings will communicate with room sensors for real-time adjustments in lighting, temperature, and other environmental conditions.

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Oodie fined $100,000 for failing to put warning labels on kids products

Inside Retail

The supplier of loungewear brand The Oodie has been fined $101,280 for failure to include high fire danger warning labels to its kids products. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued Davie Clothing with six infringement notices related to its Kids Beach Oodie range. The company supplied six designs without the fire label fixed to the garment or displayed on its website, as required by the safety standard.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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consumers’ coffee bean pack preferences shape (beanroom)’s interactive display window

Design Boom

waterfrom design's (beanroom) coffee bean shop focuses on openness and sustainability. The post consumers’ coffee bean pack preferences shape (beanroom)’s interactive display window appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Creative Retail Awards Finalises Shortlist for 2024

Retail Focus

At a crucial time for the industry, The Creative Retail Awards is the ultimate celebration of innovation and excellence in retail, leisure and hospitality design. It allows retailers and creatives from around the world to compete for glory in a range of categories, culminating in a glittering awards presentation in London, a global hub for the creative industries.

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Essilor Luxottica to buy Supreme for $2.2 billion

Inside Retail

European eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica has purchased the streetwear brand Supreme from VF Corporation (VFC) for US$1.5 billion (A$2.2 billion). Originally acquired by the company for $2.1 billion in 2020, according to The Business of Fashion VFC will offload Supreme at a significant discount due to declining sales and interest in streetwear. The brand generated revenues of $523.1 million last year, down from $561.5 million in 2022.

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Waitrose launches new Easy to Cook range to cater to rising comfort food eating habits

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! As comfort classics continue to surge in popularity, we are excited to announce the launch of 19 brand-new Easy to Cook products this week. Focusing on elevating our customers’ favourites and increasing our range of quick and easy healthy meals whilst still maintaining our higher welfare standards.

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Swedish sports safety pioneers, POC, launches online flagship store to drive global DTC, in partnership with Centra

Retail Focus

POC , the Swedish manufacturer of helmets, protection, eyewear and apparel for cycling and skiing, has launched its flagship direct-to-consumer (DTC) online store, fully localised to sell in 35 global markets, in partnership with Centra , the specialist fashion and lifestyle ecommerce platform. Founded in Sweden in 2004, POC is a manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, protection and apparel in snow sports and cycling.

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Aesop store interior references Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Dezeen

The Danish bricks and narrow floor plan of this Aesop store in Copenhagen nod to the "humble" design of the nearby Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Located on Kronprinsensgade in Copenhagen's old town, the neutral-hued store was created by skincare brand Aesop 's in-house design team to complement its setting without "unnecessary flourishes". The Aesop store is on Kronprinsensgade in Copenhagen The interior takes cues from the architecture of the famed Louisiana Museum of Modern Art , completed i

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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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US investment firm takes majority stake in Coco & Eve 

Inside Retail

Texas-based private equity firm Gauge Capital has acquired a majority stake in beauty brand Coco & Eve for more than $100 million. Founded in 2018 by Emily Hamilton and her husband Alexander Ostrowski, Coco & Eve offers a range of hair, self-tan and body care products. The company sources ingredients from Bali, Indonesia and claims to be 100 per cent clean and cruelty-free.

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Quick Ship Product Highlight: Sleeping Pillows

Down inc

FIRMNESS LEVELS SOFT Features the pliability factor needed to knead, ball or scrunch the pillow into the desired shape. A great choice for stomach sleepers. MEDIUM Offers the perfect mix of medium support with just a hint of softness. Medium fits most sleeping styles. MEDIUM FIRM The perfect mix between medium and firm. A little […] The post Quick Ship Product Highlight: Sleeping Pillows first appeared on DOWN inc.

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The Perfume Shop improves customer journeys while driving profitability in partnership with Scurri

Retail Focus

Specialist fragrance retailer, The Perfume Shop (TPS), has seen “out on time” shipment rates across the UK and Ireland hit 99.2% and has also implemented “ship from store” following the appointment of Scurri as its delivery management partner. Highly regarded as a market leader of omnichannel retail, TPS is the UK’s largest specialist fragrance retailer with 209 stores in UK&I as well as an industry-leading ecommerce offering.

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Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation Offices by SUBU Design Architecture

Retail Design Blog

SUBU Design Architecture transformed the Levitt Foundation’s office space in Los Angeles, emphasizing luxury and community with a focus on.

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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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Country Road MD Elle Roseby to depart after six years

Inside Retail

Elle Roseby has stepped down as MD of Country Road and Trenery to pursue other opportunities. “After six years with Country Road Group, Elle Roseby has resigned to explore other opportunities,” a Country Road Group spokesperson told Inside Retail. “During her tenure, she has focused on building enduring partnerships with our suppliers, established our presence as a market-leading brand, and built our credentials as an industry leader in sustainability.

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Navigating Hype vs. Necessity: The Path To A Frictionless Workplace

All Work

Creating a seamless workplace requires a holistic view of the organization’s culture, goals, and ways of working, supported by both quantitative data and qualitative team feedback. An efficient work environment provides versatile options tailored to meet varied employee needs, whether through adaptable spaces or integrated smart technologies. Involving employees in the process and understanding their individual preferences and pain points fosters engagement and productivity, ensuring that

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Personalised, product-specific promotions are twice as likely to convert UK shoppers compared to general sale discounts

Retail Focus

While discount codes top UK consumers preferred promotions, offers that are personalised and tailored to a specific product a consumer has viewed are almost twice as likely to prompt a sale compared to general ‘range-wide’ discounts, according to the latest data from Wunderkind , based on a survey of over 1,500 shoppers. Original research by AI-driven performance marketing solution Wunderkind, published in its 2024 Consumer Insights Report , revealed that demand for personalised promotions remai

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Entain Offices by Oktra

Retail Design Blog

Oktra transformed Entain’s two-floor office in London into a top-tier workspace, focusing on sustainable design elements, sports integration, and biophilic.

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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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Behind Booktopia’s demise and what it says about the future of indie bookstores

Inside Retail

The collapse of Australian online book retailer Booktopia has not come as a shock but rather a reminder that retailers, especially in publishing need to maintain a competitive edge. The compounding reasons that led to the voluntary administration have been cited as a slowdown in book sales, reduced discretionary spending and overspending on a distribution centre.

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Inside SOHO Developments’ Berkeley Residences

Design Middleeast

Sahil Khosla, CEO of SOHO Developments, presents The Berkeley Residences, nestled in the serene Dubai Hills Estate and offering views of the picturesque Dubai Hills Park. Nestled in the serene Dubai Hills Estate and overlooking the vast Dubai Hills Park, The Berkeley offers a tranquil oasis within the city. These residences feature panoramic views of lush greenery, providing a personalised living space that echoes modern aesthetics and a hotel-inspired lifestyle, trademarks of SOHO’s properties.

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Property Management: The Influence of Improved Teamwork

Retail Focus

The potency and power of teamwork are today vital success factors in the dynamic field of property management. It is more crucial than ever for teams inside the property management industry cooperate productively as property operations get more complicated and client expectations rise. This synergy not only enhances operational efficiency but also significantly improves service delivery within CIM property management , ensuring that properties are managed to the highest standards.

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CNS Office by Studio Avocado

Retail Design Blog

The design requirement was a minimalistic contemporary design with glass-walled spaces and rich landscaping. The client’s requirement to incorporate koi.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Leica opens its largest store globally in Melbourne CBD

Inside Retail

Luxury camera and lens brand Leica has opened its largest store anywhere in the world, in Melbourne’s CBD. The four-storey store at 267 Lt Collins Street is Leica’s third shop in Australia and its 29th gallery globally. It features a retail shop and full cafe on the first level and a photographic gallery on the second. A mezzanine photographic gallery currently showcases ‘Colours of Antarctica’ shots by Leica ambassador Stuart Robertson.

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Ecommpay has partnered with Mastercard to deliver Click to Pay for merchants across the UK and Europe

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! End-to-end payments platform, Ecommpay, has fully integrated the Click to Pay flow within its online payment interface. It is currently working with Mastercard to onboard a selection of existing customers into Click to Pay for a more secure and seamless payment process.

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Popular Rewards for Retail Customers

Retail Focus

Rewarding your customers is no longer optional, it is a given. From local businesses to global conglomerates, gaining customer loyalty is the key, and nothing fosters that more than providing a reward. But giving them can be tricky, as it needs to be done correctly and add value. Below, we discuss the most popular rewards for retail customers. Points Systems Points systems are usually applied through a loyalty card , either a digital one or the old-fashioned paper where you add stickers or stamp

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LAPH Cafe by 3fconcept

Retail Design Blog

“Café-Cóc” – in Vietnamese, this term refers to a budget-friendly coffee shop with low seating that can be easily folded.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Crocs and Mosaic Brands settle lawsuit over copyright allegation

Inside Retail

Crocs and Mosaic Brands have settled their lawsuit after the former alleged that several moulded foam shoes of Mosaic violated its intellectual property. Crocs filed the case in late 2021 after discovering Mosaic was selling footwear that was similar to its Classic Clog shoes. The company said it has been selling the Classic Clog in more than 85 countries and owns trademark registrations covering the iconic shape and design in over 30 countries, including Australia.

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Growing demand for convenience drives uplift in parcel redirection to collection points and neighbours

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Data from DHL eCommerce UK reveals that more than one third (35%) of consumer shipments are redirected while in transit, showing huge consumer demand for flexibility, with one in ten orders amended on the day of delivery.

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Top Retail Innovations Addressing Accessibility in 2024

Retail Focus

Accessibility has always been a sensitive topic, especially in the world of retail, where every square inch is designed for maximum profitability and efficiency. But, due to recent tech innovations, things are starting to change for the better. These innovations are opening new doors for people with accessibility challenges, both shoppers and employees.

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Hakodate Sensyuan Sohonke by Schemata Architects

Retail Design Blog

Walking on the streets of Hakodate, one sees brick warehouses, Western-style buildings, and storehouses that give a sense of the.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.