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Man City FC launches Harvey Nichols concept box

Manchester City Football Club and Harvey Nichols have joined forces to create a new, unique experience at the Etihad Stadium. What was a traditional 88 sq ft platinum hospitality box has been transformed into a bespoke Harvey Nichols concept box, in a bid to create the ultimate experience for men and women in the stadium.

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Nespresso to open London flagship

Swiss coffee company Nespresso is to open a new flagship boutique on London's Regent Street, as part of the expansion of its retail network to more than 300 boutiques globally.
'Nespresso is experiencing continued growth in retail and sees excellent potential in the UK,' comments Richard Girardot, CEO of NestlĂ© Nespresso SA. 'Our retail boutiques form part of Nespresso’s unique business model, which includes a variety of routes to market, allowing it the opportunity to maintain direct relationships with customers and we’re confident that London’s new flagship will be welcomed by the UK’s increasingly discerning coffee drinkers.'

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Store of the future: 'Online & offline experience must merge'

Stores of the future will need to engage consumers, showcase the best of brands, tell authentic stories and embrace technology if they are to fight off the threat from e-commerce, guests were told at the third Umdasch Shop Academy Forum, which was held at the Austrian Embassy in London in February.

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Futuretail 2012: Where next for the high street?

A new retail conference launches later this month to focus on the collision of technology and real estate. New technology is radically changing how the consumer shops, both online and in store, and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the future of the UK high street and shopping centre. Futuretail 2012 will examine the impact of this technological innovation on the look and feel of the store, the retail property market, and how customers will shop in the future.

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gpstudio gives John Lewis Beauty Hall a makeover

John Lewis has appointed design consultancy gpstudio to give its Oxford Street Beauty Hall a multi-million pound makeover. The new-look 1,670 sq m retail space, which is due to open in May 2012, will become a major national and international beauty destination.

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JHP creates new concept for restaurant chain BBQ

London-based JHP Design has created a new concept for international restaurant chain BBQ. The consultancy has been working with the chain for the past eight months on the creation of a new casual dining concept, including brand identity, brand story, architecture, internal experience, photographic suite, menu design, merchandise and packaging. The new concept launched in Seoul, South Korea, in January.

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