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Facts & figures about Retail, Franchising and …

What’s a concept? Retail design is a creative and commercial discipline that combines several different areas of expertise together in the design and construction of retail space. Retail design is primarily a specialized practice of architecture and interior design, however it also incorporates elements of interior decoration, industrial design, graphic design, ergonomics, and advertising. Read more How big is Christmas for Retail? Christmas is big, … Continue reading Facts & figures about Retail, Franchising and …

Waiting for the International Green Awards – Green Sheikh Exclusive

Launched in 2006 to critical acclaim, the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ were set up to recognise strategies that use creativity in an engaging and effective manner, leading to more sustainable outcomes.  The event became more and more important and widely recognized, so that in 2010 it went completely global and this year it has expanded again and reorganized its categories by looking to support sustainable achievement right across Business, … Continue reading Waiting for the International Green Awards – Green Sheikh Exclusive

The People’s Supermarket

Located in the heart of London this cooperative non-profit is unique. Managed and owned by the members, the shop operates on a membership system, it offers local and seasonal products for the lowest prices possible. Design agency Unreal was responsible for developing its branding, with in mind the low budget constraint of the cooperative. For the people, by the people. Set up in Spring 2010 by … Continue reading The People’s Supermarket

A Pop-up revival in retail marketing

Over the past 12 months, a growing number of brands has turned to pop-up activity to provide a burst of PR activity and another reason for consumers to interact with their brand – hopefully ensuring that the effect of these events are going to last even after the shutters come down. The last news about a pop-up store is related to Marni, the Italian fashion … Continue reading A Pop-up revival in retail marketing

Business Retail: a global view

Retail is big, but how big it is and is it equally distributed worldwide or are there countries where retail is at its best?   The last CB Richard Ellis Survey  about the business of Retail, reveals how fluctuating this market is, measuring how the most important 323 retailers changed their strategies in 73 countries during the last year. The survey findings are very interesting, showing … Continue reading Business Retail: a global view

Innovative communication or design innovation: eyewear

Italy is famous for its eyewear giants, Luxottica first. If you have ever visited an eyewear retail store in Italy, you would have noticed that more or less they all look the same: neon lights, mirrors, traditional displays, sales people wearing a white coat. Today we would like to show you two very different approach to this kind of point of sale: Salmoiraghi & Viganò at Piazza … Continue reading Innovative communication or design innovation: eyewear