• Sunglass Hut The Sunglass Hut store in Melbourne, Australia allows customers to 'find their cool'
  • Coach The opening of Coach House on Regent Street coincides with the brand's 75th anniversary year
  • Coast Coast celebrates everyday glamour with new retail store concept
  • Project: The light of Sicily shines in the new Dolce & Gabbana boutique in Aoyama, Tokyo


Store design concepts 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we look back on some of the most noteworthy store design concepts to have launched around the globe in the last 12 months.


Visual Thinking's carrier bag challenge

Shoppers at discount supermarket Aldi are getting more ‘bag for their buck’ this Christmas after its 5p plastic carriers were revealed to be the best value when it comes to taking home those all-important Brussels sprouts. Retail consultancy Visual Thinking tested bags from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Aldi in a series of tests to find out which was best for the big festive food shop this week.


Trends: Retail 2017 – what's in store?

As 2016 draws to a close, we ask a variety of industry professionals what they will take from this year and what to expect in 2017.


Pop-ups: Sense of excitement

Pop-ups are a go-to marketing strategy for many retailers looking to drive brand awareness and a powerful expansion tool to test new markets.

Whether it's open for one day or three months, a pop-up shop generates a sense of excitement for fans of a brand, immersing them into a different, exciting and memorable experience.


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