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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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atelier prototipi bathes futuristic LAB I boutique in hues of purple and gray

Design Boom

Lab l is a start-up project of a box-shop for the unrestricted purchase / sale of rare and conceptual garments. By its structure, the space is configured to facilitate a closer contact between the buyer and the product without a third party. The interior architecture in this scenario goes beyond local solutions, turning into a changeable relevant process.

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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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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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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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10 corso como store in milan welcomes a revamped gallery and project room

Design Boom

a series of self-supporting movable walls and large pantograph tables offer different solutions and volumes. The post 10 corso como store in milan welcomes a revamped gallery and project room appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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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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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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Lavazza launches ¡Tierra! Bio-Organic For Cuba coffee

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lavazza announces their all-new premium coffee For Cuba under the sustainable and organic ¡Tierra! Collection. This Cuban coffee is grown in areas where the Lavazza Foundation is committed to promoting sustainable cultivation methods.

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Mambo, HoMie launch unisex circular fashion collab

Inside Retail

Mambo has teamed up with Melbourne-based social organisation HoMie to launch the unique ‘Mambo X HoMie: Reborn’ unisex collection. According to the companies, this collection exemplifies circular economy concepts, with each limited-edition piece combining Mambo’s style with HoMie’s Reborn flair. Every garment in the collection was made from donated stock at HoMie’s new upcycling facility in Melbourne.

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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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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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“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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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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Kogan returns to profitability in first half

Inside Retail

Kogan returned to profitability in the fiscal first half, despite lower revenue due to reduced inventory and the company’s focus on platform/software-based subscription revenue. The online retailer swung to a net profit of $8.7 million while revenue slid 9.9 per cent to $248.2 million. Gross margin stood at 36.1 per cent as gross sales fell 5.6 per cent to $446.6 million.

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Pricer and PaperShell in strategic partnership to drive environmental change within the electronics sector

Retail Focus

Pricer , a global leader of in-store automation and communication solutions, has today announced a strategic partnership with PaperShell , a high performance material innovation, in a move towards including more sustainable materials within Pricer’s Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs). With original research of over 1,000 shoppers by Pricer showing that despite the cost-of-living crisis, 53% of consumers and 66% of Gen Z are now sustainably minded when shopping, meeting customers’ sustained demands

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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.

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Experience the world’s first furniture made from fossil-free steel

Design Wanted

The innovative Tellus bench is crafted from SSAB’s pioneering 100% fossil-free steel, marking a significant step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility. Named after the Latin word […] The post Experience the world’s first furniture made from fossil-free steel appeared first on DesignWanted.

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New USPTO AI-Assisted Invention Guidance Will Affect Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies

Hunton Andrews Kurth

In our client alert, A Brief Explanation of the USPTO’s Useful New AI-Assisted Invention Guidance , we discuss the Inventorship Guidance for AI-assisted Inventions , 89 Fed. Reg. 10043 (Feb. 13, 2024), recently released by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The guidance provides inventors and patent applicants with a framework regarding AI-assisted inventions and how inventorship of such will be judged at the USPTO.

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Coles’ revenue rises on higher supermarket, liquor sales

Inside Retail

Supermarket chain Coles booked higher revenue in the fiscal first half, thanks to a sales increase across all segments. However, while group earnings before interest and taxes rose by 0.6 per cent to $1.1 billion, post-tax net profit slid 3.6 per cent to $594 million. The company’s revenue rose 6.8 per cent year over year to $22.2 billion as supermarket revenue went up 4.9 per cent to $19.8 billion and liquor revenue climbed 1.8 per cent to $2.0 billion.

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From Housing to Commerce: The Revitalization of Old Houses and Mansions

Arch Daily

This collection features various projects focused on renovating and repurposing properties, turning houses into commercial spaces, mansions into homes, and more.

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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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Kester Capital sells Jollyes, UK’s second largest pet retailer, for 4.2x return

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Kester Capital, a leading UK lower mid-market private equity firm, today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its portfolio business, Jollyes Retail Group Limited (“Jollyes”), to TDR Capital. Jollyes is the second largest and best value pet retailer in the UK.

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DJOM candles by après creative studio

Retail Design Blog

DJOM, a new brand of candles, ceramics and other handmade objects, is launching its inaugural collection, bringing with it a.

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Endeavour Group’s net profit drops despite top-line growth

Inside Retail

Retail drinks and hospitality business Endeavour Group has posted a slight increase in sales for the fiscal first half, but net profit was down as the group previously expected. Group sales for the 27 weeks ended rose 2.5 per cent year on year to $6.7 billion, driven by growth in both the retail and hotels segments. Dan Murphy’s and BWS both contributed to a 2.5 per cent increase in retail sales, while an improved food and bar offering helped deliver a 2.7 per cent uplift in hotels sales, said S

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Top office fit-out trends in 2024

Design Middleeast

As a workplace design expert, MillerKnoll discusses the top six emerging themes that will shape office environments this year. The last few years have seen a major shift in how businesses approach their office spaces. With more emphasis on aesthetics, functionality, and employee well-being, 2024 will showcase some of the most exciting trends for future-ready workplaces centred on connection, well-being, and change.

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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.