Posts tagged ‘retail’

October 13, 2013

▶ Retail Futures Forum 2013 : FutureLabLondon

From FutureLabLondon & LS:NGlobal
To coincide with their latest Retail Futures report, this event explored the emerging retail trends set to affect consumer thinking, product development and brand strategy over the next 3–5 years. Highlights include 10 cities to watch, the evolution of omni-channel and our top 10 retail interiors. Trends include Super-vending, Lab Talk and Twitter Commerce.

Guest speakers:
Selfridges creative director Alannah Weston on big-ideas retail and the power of culture to engage and delight the global consumer.

Google UK country sales director Peter Fitzgerald on how Google collaborations can transform your sales, marketing and your brand visibility online and offline.

Farfetch COO Andrew Robb on transforming the way we shop in more collaborative, innovative and editorial-driven spaces online.

Set designer Gary Card on imbuing bricks-and-mortar stores with a new understanding of spectacle, experience and wonder per square foot.

February 8, 2010

Planet Textiles-18 March 2010 in Hong Kong

Bookings now open!

This exciting new event is dedicated to improving the environmental and social impact of the global textile and clothing supply chain – brought to you by the SDC, the publisher of Ecotextile News and Messe Frankfurt.-

Planet Textiles takes place on 18 March 2010 in Hong Kong and is supported by leading industry organisations and international clothing retailers. It is being launched in Hong Kong alongside the Interstoff Asia Essential fabric exhibition and will be an annual international event on eco-textiles, moving to different locations around the globe in conjunction with Messe Frankfurt exhibitions.-The theme of the first event is Changing the Culture – Placing Sustainability at the Heart of the Organisation and it will see representatives from some of the world’s leading clothing and textile companies addressing the very latest issues on sustainability throughout the textiles and clothing supply chain.-The full line-up has been announced, with a keynote address from Cara Chacon director of CSR, Patagonia, USA, who will discuss managing sustainable change in a major retail organisation and across the supply chain. The conference will hear executives from leading global companies, such as Adidas and Lenzing.-There will be Q&A sessions during the day-long event, chaired by John Mowbray Ecotextile News and Andrew Filarowski SDC technical director and there will also be a parallel ask the expert session, hosted by the main sponsor of this event Huntsman, on the topic of dyeing and finishing.-The full programme and information about booking can be found at:

December 10, 2009

Dyson opens Bluewater pop-up store | News | Design Week

“Dyson opens Bluewater pop-up storeThu, 10 Dec 2009 | By Emily Pacey Print Email Share SaveDyson opens its first pop-up shop today, created by the product company’s in-house team. If Dyson deems the venture a success, it will consider opening a permanent store. The shop is located at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent and features Dyson products including nine vacuum cleaners and the recently launched Dyson Air Multiplier fan.‘We are taking a museum-display approach to the retail design, letting the products speak for themselves,’ says a Dyson spokeswoman.The window of the 120m2 store displays an industrial robotic arm, usually used by Dyson to test prototypes. The arm will twist a DC24 Ball vacuum cleaner almost constantly throughout the pop-up shop’s six-week run.Visitors to the shop will be able to test the products’ effectiveness in ‘dirt-destroying trials’ and talk to Dyson engineers, who will staff the store.The shop closes on 25 January.”

via Dyson opens Bluewater pop-up store | News | Design Week.

December 7, 2009

Finding the Green in Today’s Shoppers: Sustainability Trends and New Shopper Insights |

Finding the Green in Today’s Shoppers: Sustainability Trends and New Shopper Insights

By GreenBiz Staff

Published April 30, 2009


“To better understand how sustainability influences a consumer’s shopping behavior and the resulting market opportunities for companies targeting these consumers, Deloitte — in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) — conducted a new study of more than 6,000 customers in 11 major retailers of varying formats concerning their purchasing experience and how sustainable considerations affected their decision making in the store and at the shelf level. The study confirms that a significant portion of consumers are now considering social and environmental benefits as part of their calculation of product value and purchasing decisions. In addition, it highlights the shopper insights needed to bring new sales and marketing leading practices to consumer product companies, and their retail partners.

Led by Peter Capozucca, Sustainability Lead for Consumer Products and Scott Bearse, Sustainability Lead for Retail, both of Deloitte Consulting LLP, the study addresses essential questions about how shoppers are integrating social and environmental values into their purchasing behaviors. Specifically, it focused on addressing the following key questions:

* Who is the sustainable consumer?

* How does sustainability influence the purchasing decision?

* How would the consumer like to be communicated to about sustainability?

* How does the retail environment influence sustainability purchasing decisions?

* What are the key lessons in the area of sustainability consumer trends?

via Finding the Green in Today’s Shoppers: Sustainability Trends and New Shopper Insights |

November 30, 2009

SHOWstudio: Blog: Christmas is coming early!

Tomorrow 1st December – “the forthcoming Yuletide spectacular at Claridge’s, created by none other than Dior’s head honcho John Galliano. As Galliano’s sketch testifies, this will be a typical Galliano jaunt into fantasy: no bauble-bedecked Douglas fir this! Instead, Galliano has envisaged a ‘Frozen Tropical Christma Tree’ – an all-out fantasia decked with orchids, ivy and a good dose of fauna with that flora. The final results, gnarled roots and all, will be incongruously placed in the Mayfair hotel’s foyer from 1 December.”

via SHOWstudio: Blog: Christmas is coming early!.

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November 19, 2009

FX Focus on Retail – ‘pop-up’ stores

The November issue the FX Focus on Retail is available to view online. In this 28 page special supplement editor Johnny Tucker looks at the retail sector: the move towards ‘pop-up’ stores, the high street post Woolies, dream jobs, and the top 100 shopfitters- facts and figures. FX Digital is completely free. Click here for details and to register then each month they will send you an email alert telling you when the latest issue is available to view online.

FX Digital

The Paper edition is alo available in the library
November 13, 2009

Nike Store, Harajuku, Tokyo

Nike Store, Harajuku, Tokyo

“Enlisting the interior design brilliance of Masamichi Katayama Nike has created its first Tokyo flagship store located in the style-magnet Harajuku district. In advance of tomorrow’s grand opening we were invited in for a look.

While the space is unmistakably Nike, it makes an inspiring and distinct departure from their other stores. Katayama used elements from shoes and the brand’s history to create crisp but playful treatments. Black rubber soles were cut in to square tiles for one wall and waffle irons, similar to the one used to make the first Nike running shoe tread, offer a poetic backdrop for the latest high-tech trainers (both pictured below). The centerpiece is a shoe chandelier that hangs over the stairway between the first and second floors; it’s made from 400 pairs of of various styles all in white leather to offer a subtle glow by reflecting the lights pointed at them. Behind the cash wrap on each floor is a creative installation: floor one has a Just Do It sign made from foot molds, the second floor has a nautilus made from Dunk uppers (pictured above) and the third floor a crest made from cleats. Beyond these remarkable elements there are subtle but sophisticated details to be discovered throughout the store, so of which are captured in the images below.

check out some photos of the space follow the link below

via cool hunting

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November 9, 2009

Christmasworld Trends 2010/2011 – Decorating Trends for Christmas – Trade Fair for all festive occasions and celebrations, Frankfurt, Germany

Christmasworld Jan 29-Feb 2, 2010, Frankfurt, Germany

“The beauty of the moment” – Christmasworld decorating trends for the 2010/2011 season

* Handcrafted authenticity, modern naturalness and a colourful style mix are on trend for next year’s festive season

Authentic: discover beauty in simplicity

Optimistic: craftsmanship meets modernity

Eccentric: Mix of style epochs and cultures

Graphic: gold and silver accents

via COSMOWORLDS | Christmasworld Trends 2010/2011 – Decorating Trends for Christmas – Trade Fair for all festive occasions and celebrations, Frankfurt, Germany.

October 30, 2009

Portas: Primark is destroying UK indies | News | Drapers

from Portas: Primark is destroying UK indies | News | Drapers. “Retail guru Mary Portas has launched a dramatic assault on Primark and the value sector, claiming it has “bastardised” good taste and “annihilated” indie retailing.”

What are your thoughts of this?

April 7, 2009


SP Architects designed this ‘Pickles & Chutney Pavilion’ with 3,000 mason jar lids hanging from the ceiling, and the jars creating the walls.