News is circling that Amazon Go has its eyes on a location close to Oxford Circus in London, where it plans to open a checkout-free store. According to The Sunday Telegraph, industry sources said the push to open the store in the West End, Europe’s busiest shopping area, was being orchestrated by Amazon’s US team, and not out of the UK.
Coventry Building Society has launched a branch redesign programme, which will see the Society invest significantly in its network over the next five years. The Society is creating a more spacious, relaxed and friendly feel to its branches. The human touch is at the heart of the new look, with greater interaction between employees and members one of the main objectives.
US beauty retailer, Morphe Cosmetics has officially opened its first store outside London and second in the UK at the Bullring in Birmingham. Located on the middle level of the Bullring, the 306 sq m store offers Morphe’s full range of professional-grade makeup and brushes at affordable prices. The store features a backstage Studio Morphe, a professional space developed for education, entertainment, and content creation.
Cyber café brand, Wanyoo Café will make its European debut in London this winter. Located at 77-79 Charing Cross Road, part of Shaftesbury's Central Cross development, the 495 sq m cafe will offer gamers an eSports gaming station, leisure areas and co-working spaces.
The current craze of unicorns is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. Meadowhall in Sheffield has welcomed an immersive unicorn themed pop-up store for shoppers to experience this Christmas. Located on lower Park Lane, the 80 sq m store offers a wide range of unicorn-themed gifting products including bags, mugs, toys and stationery.
Costa Coffee has launched a new store format in a bid to improve the in-store experience for its customers. In a bold move that broke with the norm, global marketing at Costa Coffee took on the responsibility of redefining the store environment. The team had the authority and the freedom to guide the redesign of the physical space and customer experience, putting the brand at the heart of all decisions.