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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Woolworths to drop Australia Day merchandise, citing cultural sensitivity

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group will not be selling any Australia Day-themed merchandise this year due to a decline in demand for such products and a shift in cultural sensitivity. Woolworths Group – which includes Big W – said it made the decision in response to “broader discussions” about January 26th and its meaning to the country’s diverse communities.

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3 Benefits to Using Precast Concrete Retaining Walls in Construction

Retail Focus

The construction industry is always looking for new ways to improve techniques and processes. By reducing the time it takes to finish jobs and the costs involved, firms can complete projects faster and with a greater degree of efficiency. The use of precast concrete for retaining walls is becoming increasingly popular. Let’s take a look at why this is.

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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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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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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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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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NRF 2024 Highlights: Maximizing Retail Efficiency with Our Innovative Drop Box Lockers

Parcel Pending

The Parcel Pending by Quadient team thoroughly enjoyed our time in New York at NRF 2024. We’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to all who visited our booth. The pleasure of reconnecting with familiar faces and forging new connections within the retail community added an extra layer of fulfillment to our experience. The event was a tremendous success, and we were delighted to showcase our latest innovation to attendees – our Drop Box Locker solution.

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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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LMTLS clads korean beauty store with rocky texture echoing madagascar’s pristine nature

Design Boom

the design combines elements like rocks, pebbles, and sand to create an urban oasis, offering visitors a unique escape from the city bustle. The post LMTLS clads korean beauty store with rocky texture echoing madagascar’s pristine nature 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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Discover Samsung’s New Experience Store at Westfield London

Retail Focus

The all-new Samsung Experience Store (SES) in Westfield London will be open seven days a week, featuring the widest range of Samsung mobile, tablet and wearable products currently available to buy. This will be Samsung’s fourth experience store in London, operated by Partner Retail Services Limited (PRS&), the operator of the Samsung Experience Stores in the UK.

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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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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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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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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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What is a Shopper Marketing Event?

Shopperations

Omnichannel shopper marketing is a dynamic, constantly evolving discipline. It sits in between and overlaps with brand management, sales, e-commerce and media teams. This makes shopper marketing very diverse and full of nuances and gray areas.

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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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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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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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Adapting End-to-End Strategies

Bish

In today's rapidly evolving marketing landscape, the merging of online and offline channels has revolutionized the way consumers interact with brands AND how brands interact with their partners The post Adapting End-to-End Strategies appeared first on Bish Creative.

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Quench Your Thirst With Beer Displays

Creative Displays Now

Whether it is for gatherings during the holiday season or a Sunday Funday neighborhood event, many occasions call for a trip to the frosty aisle of a favorite local liquor store or beer aisle in a market. With all the food-and-beverage-friendly occasions throughout the year, which all encourage beer sales, there’s never a bad time to up the display game for your frosty beverages.

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UNstudio wraps huawei shanghai flagship with biophilic ‘flower petal’ facade

Design Boom

the project is recognized by its biophilic flower petal facade which creates a blossoming new landmark in shanghai. The post UNstudio wraps huawei shanghai flagship with biophilic ‘flower petal’ facade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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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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Myer expects lower sales, net profit amid challenging trading conditions

Inside Retail

Department store chain Myer expects fiscal first-half sales and net profit to decline year over year amid a challenging trading environment. The company forecasts sales to fall 3 per cent to $1.83 billion, despite online sales increasing 2 per cent to $390.1 million. Online sales account for 21.3 per cent of the retailer’s overall sales. Myer, however, flagged a marginal increase of 0.1 per cent in comparable sales. “To match our best first-half sales result on record, on a comparabl

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Through the Eyes of Gen-Alpha: A Shopper Marketing Revolution Unveiled

Instore Design

Recently, I had an eye-opening experience that led me to reexamine my approach to engaging with the younger generation. It wasn't a market report or a boardroom strategy session that sparked this revelation. No, it was a journey through Target with my 11-year-old daughter, and it turned out to be a masterclass in understanding the future of shopper behavior.

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KeyStore retailers highlight benefits of Filshill’s EPOS system

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Many KeyStore owners have adopted the system which offers huge benefits and enables retailers to stay on top of their business wherever they are – in the shop, at home, and also on the move. For Tony and Rachael Hewson, however, the technology has also helped convict a shoplifter who targeted their KeyStore Middleham store […] If you want more info

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Buller and Rice salon is a showcase of plant-based materials

Dezeen

East London hair salon Buller and Rice has opened a new venue with an interior design palette that includes seaweed, algae, cork and mushroom leather. Buller and Rice Wanstead is a salon that doubles as a lifestyle store, selling products ranging from homeware to wine. Company founders Anita Rice and Stephen Buller designed the interior themselves, filling it with bespoke creations from designers and makers including Natural Material Studio 's Bonnie Hvillum and Copenhagen-based Jonas Edvard.

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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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15 women designers who have shaped the essence of products and spaces

Design Wanted

Within the design industry, women designers have played a significant, yet often underappreciated, role in shaping the essence of products, spaces, and experiences. Whether it’s fashion, […] The post 15 women designers who have shaped the essence of products and spaces appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The Paradox of Symmetry and Grace in the Repetition of Architectural Elements

Arch Daily

Photographic project "Alta Densidad" Photo © Jorge Taboada The flow of architectural values throughout the centuries demonstrates the prevalence of some parameters over others in each historical period. In terms of composition, one of the most fundamental considerations revolves around issues of symmetry and balance. Indeed, a design does not necessarily have to be symmetrical to convey the notion of compositional balance.

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Is Your Workplace Experience Commute-Worthy?

All Work

The time invested in a daily commute is now a significant factor in selecting our work location. For many, the decision to commute to an office comes down to whether the benefits of being in the office outweigh the costs and inconveniences. With so many factors to consider, the key to making a trip to the office enticing and commute-worthy lies in improving the employee experience.

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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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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.