In & Around: Brighton

Labelled the UK's hippest city, the seaside town of Brighton is a hive of retail activity.

Nestled on the south coast of England in East Sussex, Brighton attracts millions of visitors every year for its beaches, nightlife, music and art scene, and quirky shopping areas.


Opinion: Using 'slow retail'

Siu-Lan Choi, creative director at Household, discusses using ‘slow retail’ ideas to drive bricks and mortar value.

The threats on physical retail stores have spurred drastic upgrades to the in-store experience – most often, cues taken from online operations and integrated into the physical realm. Smart tech on the shop floor and in back-end systems is smoothing out the customer experience to create a frictionless and efficient retail process from device, to store, to home.


Paris Retail Week 2018 awards finalists

Paris Retail Week is making technological innovation the focus for its awards ceremony. The awards will acknowledge the best innovations and projects at a dedicated ceremony on Monday 10 September at Porte de Versailles.

With categories ranging from digitalisation of the point of sale to digital marketing, the Paris Retail Awards will recognise the best service providers and initiatives in terms of solutions for retailers. Six categories are judged by 19 renowned retail professionals, offering the winners invaluable 360° visibility among essential industry leaders. 


The Beauty of Beauty Stores

Despite challenging retail conditions, the beauty industry is booming with a growing number of brands opening standalone stores.

The global cosmetics or beauty products industry is one sector which remains impervious to the ups and downs of the economy, according to Orbis Research. In 2017, the market was valued at USD 532.43 billion, and by 2023 it is expected to reach USD 805.61 billion, driven in part by the ageing population. The industry is booming, with more and more brands opening standalone stores where they can tell their story.


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