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Food displays in 800 co-op stores get Nualight LED lighting

A multi-million dollar deal has been recently signed between Co-op UK and Nualight,  a specialist in LED lighting for the food retail sector,  to install its LED lighting in freezers and ice-cream cabinets throughout 800 UK-based stores owned by the Co-operative Group.  LED lighting will be installed in the doors in low-temperature merchandising cabinets and in ice-cream display cabinets throughout the stores.

Liam Kelly, CEO of Nualight said, “Our lighting delivers significant energy savings of over 70% when compared with fluorescent technology and it is also maintenance-free. We’re delighted that our technology can play an important part in The Co-operative Group’s ambitious ethos of responsible retailing.”

“The motivation for introducing Nualight’s LED lighting solutions to our stores arose primarily from our unique commitment to sustainable retailing practices,” explained Alex Pitman, Energy and Carbon Manager at the Co-operative Group.

The Co-operative has over 3000 food stores and supermarkets around the UK. It focuses on quality with honest, ethically sourced products and has an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. A survey in 2008 found The Co-operative to be Britain’s greenest supermarket. The company has the toughest carbon reduction targets of any major business in the UK. (Source: LEDsmagazine.com)



The Art of display: enhancing customer experience

More businesses are incorporating artful accents to their shops, realizing that customers are more likely to enter and spend more time in a store with artistic retail displays than one with basic white walls and grid-like shelves. Everything from oversized art installations to crafty storefronts are giving retailers attention-grabbing elements that are simply too eye-catching for a customer to ignore.

Created by Kahori Maki, ‘Moon Princes’ begins with the window display and then leaks into the store’s interior space. It’s black-and-white coloring contrasts vividly with the relatively vibrant clothing. The result might be considered overwhelming but it charmes the most adventurous shoppers.

On the opposite, the Valencia Munich store, design by Dear Design studio, is very minimal, yet very impressive. Its all white color, the complex X display structure, seem to expand the display surface at libitum, giving to the full range of Munich Shoes on diplay the deserved importance.

At the famous Merci store in Paris, Aesop has installed a creation designed by the Melbourne-based March studio, which can not passed unnoticed. A wall of stacked Aesop cardboard boxes, held together by a black net, looks like a tornado which is going to wrap over the shopper.

These are only few examples, what is clear is that shoppers now need more stimuli: products are available almost everywhere, what differs is the shopping experience. And art can be the solution. (Credits: Trendhunter)

Ortofabbrica: the first Italian event about sustainable creativity

Everybody loves to talk about sustainability, but only a few add the word “creativity” to it. This coming week-end, Gambettola, a small city close to Forlì-Cesena, will host the Ortofabbrica, the first Italian event and contest about sustainable creativity. For that occasion, I have designed a sustainable cardboard display – come and visit us at Ortofabbrica!