Via Carluccio's unveils grab-and-go concept

Italian food retailer Via Carluccio's on London's Tottenham Court Road has unveiled a new fast, casual, grab-and-go concept. Inspired by founder Antonio Carluccio's train travels in Italy, the intention is to bring his experience of real Italian food on the move to the bustling retail and restaurant hub of Tottenham Court Road.

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West Ham United unveils new Stadium Store

West Ham United opened the doors to its official new Stadium Store on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday 23 June 2016. The new retail space is more than two and a half times the size of its Boleyn Ground equivalent, boasting more than 1,200 product lines and open seven days a week.

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Nike Town launches state-of-the-art customer experience for Mercurial launch

Nike Town in London unveiled a state-of-the-art in-store customer experience and window displays for the brand's Summer 2016 Mercurial football boot launch campaign. The brand worked alongside Millington Associates on the concept, which was designed to showcase a 'Story of Speed' by bringing to life Nike's ideal perception of speed through interacting with customers in powerful, unexpected ways.

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NIVEA opens its first store

Skincare company NIVEA has opened its first physical store, near Rome. The store has been designed by Mattheo Thun & Partners, with a focus on the brand's logo that represents the values and heritage of the brand: purity, simplicity, care and trust.

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Lindt chooses Trinity Leeds for landmark store

Swiss luxury chocolatier Lindt has chosen Trinity Leeds to open a landmark store that supports the brand’s growing portfolio objectives. This will be Lindt’s second UK Lindt Boutique. The 161 sq m store will carry the entire range of Lindt Chocolates including Lindor, Excellence, Creation, Hello and the Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection.

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UK shopping centre plans shelved as retailing scene reshapes, finds report

More than 10 million sq ft of shopping centre developments planned for construction during the next five years are unlikely to be built as the UK retailing scene continues to reshape in the face of curtailed retailer expansion, online retailing and lower rents, finds a new report. The latest Colliers International Midsummer Retail Report has identified a raft of projects that either have planning consent or are in the system which are unviable.

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British Ceramic Tile opens first standalone showroom

Ceramic and glass tile manufacturer British Ceramic Tile has opened its first standalone showroom in Clerkenwell, London. The company worked alongside Millington Associates on the design, production and installation of the space.

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Neal's Yard expands dining offering with The Barbary

Neal's Yard in London's Seven Dials area has welcomed The Barbary, the second restaurant from the founders of The Palomar in Soho. Located at 16 Neal’s Yard, the 118.5 sq m dining space takes inspiration from the Barbary Coast.

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Nespresso launches self-service concept in UK

Luxury coffee brand Nespresso has introduced a new self-service concept to the UK, in its redesigned boutique in Selfridges London. The 'Self-Selection' enables customers to choose and pay for sleeves of Nespresso capsules without assistance.

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Aitor Throup sculptures on display at Dover Street Market

Artist, designer and creative director of A.T. Studio, Aitor Throup is currently exhibiting all six of the life-size articulated sculptures that were part of his New Object Research debut runway show on the ground floor of Dover Street Market in London. The highly anticipated New Object Research collection called 'The Rite of Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter was presented at Throup's debut runway show at the Holy Trinity Church in Marylebone during London Collections Men.

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