Retail World

January 26, 2012

Retail trends 2012

Post by Jon Bird Published in New Retail
As retail commentators around the world gaze into their crystal balls for a peek at 2012, the overriding image I get is…one big blur.

On the one hand it’s a blur of speed, as the pace of change continues to ramp up and customer attention spans shorten…

January 19, 2012

Retail’s BIG Show 2012

New York held from January 15-18 2012 Retail’s BIG Show 2012 which offered more than ever before. More challenging programming, more retail innovators, more opportunities to connect with colleagues, and even more space to move around in…

January 11, 2012

Living in IKEA

Posted by Retail News From Financial Express on November 28, 2011. And in Retail Guru

Scandinavian home products giant IKEA that has stayed away from the Indian retail sector saying it will do so only on its own, is set to announce its plans for the market with the government allowing 100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail…

December 16, 2011

Starbucks building up-cycled shipping container store

Starbucks seems to enter a new stage in their recycle design experiments. In the company’s hometown Seattle the coffee chain is opening its’ first store made of used shipping containers. The containers are actually the discarded ones being used to import tea and coffee…

December 2, 2011

Why shops matter

High streets define communities, offering us a break from routine and a social reference point.
An excelente article from The Guardian, click here to read…

November 24, 2011

Artist Liu Bolin blends in supermarket shelves

The 35-year-oldChinese artist Liu Bolin has made a name for himself in the literal art of deception. His latest collection, “Hiding at Supermarket” is no exception and is linked with the world of retail.
Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right…

December 1, 2010

Tiffany’s in Barcelona

Esmorzar a Tiffany’s in now possible in cosmopolitan Barcelona. After three years looking for a suitable location, the famous American jewelry has found its place on the well known promenade of Passeig de Gràcia, at the foot of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel…

November 25, 2010

How important is routing in a retail store ?

Posted by John Blogg
Too often I come across stores that disregard routing (customer flow) in their stores. It seems to be more important to design the fixtures and fittings with the result that lots of effort and time is spent on how the look of a store should be…