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EFI Nozomi offers customer greater efficiency

Thanks to its purchase of the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass press for direct-to-board printing, a St. Louis, Mo., U.S.-based custom product display and...

Construction tech a desirable VC investment

The construction industry continues to face challenges of rising construction materials costs, a skilled labor shortage, and overall lack of productivity...

Report: Strategies for boosting GM retail sales

Rather than concede general merchandise sales to new and disruptive competition, brick-and-mortar retailers are seeking creative ways to maintain their...

5 essentials for dealer display programs

Use these questions to drive the development process toward successful strategies.

U.S. pet owners propel wild bird product sales

There’s no squawking about the fact that U.S. sales of wild bird products are soaring, especially among older Gen X adults and Baby Boomers. But don’t...

Global Shop Solutions’ Strausbaugh honored

Global Shop Solutions Operations Consultant J.N. Strausbaugh has been named to Manufacturing Engineering’s 2018 30 Under 30 list. Strausbaugh has...

Shop! announces organizational change

Shop!, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences, has elevated Todd Dittman to executive director, a new role...

Sustainable packaging gains importance

Consumers are increasingly putting pressure on manufacturers to improve the impact that packaging has on the environment, with ethical packaging now...

Bowers to retire from Frank Mayer

After 35 years as a member of Frank Mayer and Associates Inc., SVP of Retail Technology Business Development Ron Bowers will retire at the end of July....

Gen Z set to impact food and drink innovation

Millennials have had their time in the spotlight; now, companies are looking to the next generation to see how they will impact the future of the food and...

Economic forecast: U.S. nonresidential construction

The U.S. nonresidential construction sector will remain stable for the second half of 2018, Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban...

Makita hits the road with tool demo tour

Makita is hitting the road with a new fleet of custom vehicles to travel across America, engaging tool users and dealers with an interactive tool...

Gable hires design director, grows in-house design group

Gable is pleased to announce that Ken Lay has joined the company as the design director of Gable’s Solutions Design Group, a team of 17 diverse...

U.S. back-to-school spending to reach $82.8 billion

The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete...

Data Display Systems acquires DUCO POP assets

Data Display Systems, a custom integrator of video, audio, lighting, and provider of remote content management services to the POP market, has announced...

FOCUS: in-store technology

Discover how consumers are favoring tech and how Shop! members can help you leverage it.

IA Interior Architects announces firm appointments

IA Interior Architects has announced its 2018 firm appointments. Ray Ehscheid, corporate; Neil G. Schneider, Chicago; and Leda Woods, Chicago; were named...

Study: Makeup with skincare benefits popular in U.S.

According to recent findings from global information company The NPD Group’s 2018 Makeup In-Depth Consumer Report, nearly all U.S. women using makeup, or...

Forecast: U.S. salty snack sales to hit $29 billion by 2022

How Americans eat has evolved to match the frequently hurried, harried, and hectic lifestyles of today’s consumers. The shift has been a boon to convenient...

Frank Mayer releases kiosk white paper

Frank Mayer and Associates has released a new white paper on The Present-Day Kiosk and Its Benefit to Today’s Consumer. The publication addresses...

Amazon needs to get physical with pharmacy service

While many consumers welcome Amazon’s move into pharmacy with its acquisition of PillPack, more than half would like the option of picking up their...

Pet product packaging sales reach $3.6 billion

Premiumization of pet foods and growth in pet product sales continue to drive pet product packaging demand, according to market research firm Packaged...

China pollution concerns prompt uptick in cleansing masks

The facial mask segment is a rising star in the facial skincare category in China for reasons of convenience, personalization, and premiumization. However,...

Grains driving culinary innovation

From every corner of the globe, rice and corn (maize) have been staples of the human diet for centuries. Yet new and emerging culinary trends in...

Areas of opportunity for U.S. outdoor sales

Sales within the core U.S. outdoor industry spanning outdoor equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories were $18.9 billion in the 12 months ending April...

Justice launches back-to-school campaign

U.S.-based tween brand Justice is capitalizing on back-to-school shopping with a new brand activation campaign featuring tween internet celebrities,...

ECi announces Everyday Hero finalists

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in industry-specific, cloud-based business management solutions, has announced the finalists for its annual Everyday Hero...

The future of Asia-Pacific’s retail landscape

The future of Asia-Pacific’s retail landscape will force a fundamental change in the way Asian companies are structured, managed, and do business,...

South Korea maintains duty-free dominance

South Korea is the world’s largest duty-free market, and in 2017, the country’s duty-free sales reached an all-time high of US$11.7 billion, according to...

idX associates take on major volunteer initiatives

  idX Corp. associates worldwide took on major volunteer initiatives in their communities this spring as part of the company’s idX Impact...

Cold brew coffee demand heats up

On the heels of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and iced coffee growth, cold brew coffee has become commonplace across the foodservice spectrum, according to...

Emium makes big move to larger home

  Emium Lighting announces that the company is relocating their home office and main U.S. distribution center to a new larger property in Lake Zurich,...

IA expands global retail practice

IA Interior Architects announces the continued growth of its retail practice group with the addition of a new team that will be based in Seattle, WA. The...

Nonprofit petitions stores to close their doors

With the start of summer, clean energy nonprofit Generation 180 is launching a Change.org petition urging retailers across the country to close their doors...

idX works with VA to bring vets back to the workforce

A new initiative at idX Corp.‘s Dayton division is helping area military veterans move back into the civilian workforce. In the first three months of...

From transactional to consultative

POP display producers are adding more consulting services to the menu as they work harder to add value and set themselves apart from competitors. Retail...

New menus, tech boost restaurant customer satisfaction

Texas Roadhouse, Chick-fil-A lead among full-service and fast food restaurants Both full-service and fast food restaurants are revamping their menus and...

Research: Transparency in the beauty industry

Consumers around the world are demanding transparency and authenticity in every facet of their lives, and beauty products are no exception. But what does...

U.S. journaling trend lifts pen, notebook sales

Marketers might want to take note of this latest trend. Bullet journaling, one of the latest crazes in creative expression, is helping to drive up sales of...

Study: Young Americans favor comfortable shoes

From Serena Williams wearing sneakers to the royal wedding after-party to Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish carrying their heels on stage at the Oscars,...

Frank Mayer and Associates hires account executive

Frank Mayer and Associates has hired Pete Balistrieri as an account executive. Balistrieri has more than two decades of experience working with global...

Survey prompts U.S. outdoor workspace tour

L.L.Bean is putting a new spin on being out of the office with an outdoor coworking space that involves a fresh design, plenty of fresh air, and cycling...

1 in 3 US dads interested in anti-aging products

It’s not just women seeking a fountain of youth in a bottle. New research from Mintel reveals that one-third (34%) of American dads* who use personal...

Phygital VM

FRCH’s Kelsey Chessey shows you how high technology is redefining visual (and auditory) merchandising. For more, see Retail Environments magazine.

Cosmeceuticals see emergence in China

While China’s cosmeceuticals market is currently quite diversified and fragmented, it seems these products are resonating more and more with Chinese...

U.S. menus reflect breakfast all day trend

No longer confined to mornings, breakfast has become an any time of day meal or snack for many U.S. adults. The popular trend is being reflected in menus...

Gensler, Kramer boost Holt Renfrew’s lux appeal

GENSLER AND THE KRAMER DESIGN GROUP are contributing to Holt Renfrew’s major transformation of its luxury retail experience. Holt Renfrew is investing over...

Global Shop Solutions marks VP’s 25th anniversary

Global Shop Solutions is proud to celebrate 25 years of ERP software excellence under the leadership of VP of R&D Erika Klein. As the daughter of Dick...

Study: Most Americans prefer drinking at home

When given the choice, most Americans would choose to drink at home rather than venturing to a bar, according to new research from Mintel, which finds that...

Tap into Shop! members expertise at AIA expo

Featuring the latest products and technologies, the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture’s Architecture Expo takes place June 21 and 22 at the Javits Center...

Testrite Visual Products hires director of retail development

Testrite Visual Products, a manufacturer of custom display solutions, is proud to announce that Ken Hansen has joined the company as director of retail...

ECi wins manufacturing award for Macola software

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in industry-specific business management software and information technology solutions, announced that its Macola software...

Survey defines 3 types of home décor shoppers

Which consumers don’t care about trends at all? Which ones are sick of seeing animal prints? Overstock.com, Inc. wanted to find out. The online...

Hamacher Resource Group VP to speak at OTC conference

Hamacher Resource Group Inc.’s Dave Wendland will present “Independent Pharmacy Opportunity: Myth or Reality” at Nicholas Hall’s North American OTC...

U.S. construction material prices see decade-high surge

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 2.2% in May and are 8.8% higher than at the same time one year ago, according to an Associated...

Hamacher Resource Group wins innovation award

Hamacher Resource Group has received a BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC for its ShelfPics product, recently implemented at...

Elemental LED announces NY partnership

Elemental LED, a leading U.S.-based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions, has announced a partnership with NY...

Sales flourish in full-figure U.S. bra market

A new report on U.S. women’s bra sizing illustrates the importance of the full-figure segment. With 38C being the top selling bra size nationwide, the...

Sleeper segment

The mattress category has risen to prominence as consumers prioritize health and brands create engaging in-store experiences. To learn more, see Retail...

IA Interior Architects to speak at NeoCon 2108

Thought leaders from IA Interior Architects will be sharing their expertise at seminars during NeoCon 2018. Manuel Navarro, design director at IA Interior...

SPAR Group names SVP of business development

SPAR Group, a leading supplier of retail merchandising, business technology, and other marketing services in ten countries throughout North America, Latin...

Full steam ahead for coffee sales in Asia

Asia has increasingly been looked upon as a promising region for the global coffee market over the past few years. In fact, the latest research from Mintel...

Leisure sneakers lead U.S. footwear sales gains

Comfort appears to be in style year-round, as leisure sneakers have dominated men’s and women’s footwear sales gains in the U.S. over the last 12 months,...

Research: The UK is a nation of value clothing shoppers

The UK value clothing market reached £13.5 billion in 2017, and while growth out to 2022 is expected to be softer than the preceding five years, there is...

Study: Young Canadians dining out at nontraditional times

Canada’s youngest consumers are driving interest in nontraditional times for dining out, according to new research from Mintel. While traditional...

Iced coffee launches on the rise

Consumers are increasingly turning to cold coffee for their caffeine fix. According to the latest research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD),...

PixelFLEX to present LED video showcase at AIA conference

PixelFLEX, in partnership with a software solutions provider, will demonstrate the dynamic possibilities of architectural or commercial LED video design at...

Frank Mayer releases kiosk white paper

Frank Mayer and Associates has released a new white paper on Key Benefits of Utilizing Self-Service Kiosks in Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurants....

GSP expands national reach with new warehouse

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that it has added approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of additional warehouse space to meet...

Christian Lahoude wins RDI award

Christian Lahoude Studio has been honored with the Retail Design Institute’s award for excellence in design and execution for its Solestice project. The...

IA Interior Architects wins Best New Workplace Solution

IA Interior Architects in Washington, D.C., U.S., has been honored with CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Best New Workplace Solution Award for...

Kendu wins SDEA award at Retail Design Expo 2018

  Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions showcased the latest innovations in visual communication for the retail sector this month at Retail Design Expo...

GSP VP speaks at WFX Conference

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that VP of Operations Elaine Scrima spoke at the WFX conference on wide-format printing in...

Study: Most Brits avoid creating accounts with companies

British consumers are so worried about sharing their personal data with companies that seven in ten (71%) actively avoid creating new accounts with...

Armstrong offers new CEU course and white paper

A new continuing education course (CEU) and white paper issued by Armstrong Flooring focus on one of the fastest-growing categories in the built...

DAVACO names Winters CEO

DAVACO, a North American leader of multi-site programs for global brands, announced today that the company has named Keith Winters as CEO. Winters, who...

FITCH names food and beverage program director

Global brand and retail design consultancy FITCH has appointed Jules Laurey III to the position of program director for food and beverage. He will be based...

CSI launches digital construction initiative

Driven by rapid change and the need to better integrate specifications, building products, and building information modeling (BIM), the Construction...

7-Eleven to carry Phoenix Tears cannabidiol products

Phoenix Tears, a provider of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products for consumers, announced it has entered a distribution agreement to introduce its CBD...

Study outlines U.S. consumers’ online-shopping issues

Despite the undeniable convenience of shopping online, U.S. consumers prefer brick-and-mortar stores when it comes to ensuring product quality, recently...

Hershey Co. releases report on enhancing retail experience

The Hershey Co. has released its second annual “In a Shopper’s World” retail report ahead of the National Confectioners Association’s 2018...

Treefrog debuting new laminates at NeoCon

Treefrog will debut eight new veneer laminates at NeoCon June 11 to 13 at The Mart in Chicago. To see them in person, visit Booth #7-1008. Treefrog Open...

NanoLumens to host Vegas panel discussion

NanoLumens, the award-winning creator of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, has announced that...

Oregon winery earns Living Building Certification

The tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden has officially earned Living Building Certification, making it the first commercial building in Oregon...

GPA hires new business development manager

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces that JoAnne Antinarella has joined the team as its...

Construction underway for new Miami retail

South Florida’s largest construction site is running on all cylinders. The developers behind Miami Worldcenter, a $2 billion mixed-use development...

Boardroom Salon for Men expands portfolio

Boardroom Salon for Men, a men’s grooming chain, has opened its 30th salon in Dallas at The Hill. The Texas-based company plans to add 14 or more...
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Study: U.S. consumers favor opt-in marketing

According to a new survey of 1,023 adults representing the online shopping and purchase habits of the U.S population, Americans’ concerns around data...

Global landlords look to eateries, coffee shops

Restaurants and coffee-shop chains increased their lead as the most active retail category for international expansion, capitalizing on a global effort by...

Packaging survey delivers 6 key insights

More sustainability, a rapid increase of new sub-brands, the expansion of price-pack architecture offerings, and shorter packaging runs are among the...

CallisonRTKL promotes four in retail to top posts

CallisonRTKL, the global architecture, planning, and design firm, has named three retail VPs: Lucy Baraquio and Michelle McCormick, both in Seattle, and...

China dairy product sales continue stable growth

Sales of dairy products in China are growing stably, according to new research from Mintel, with performance varying by category. Yogurt and cheese are the...

Report reveals archetypal U.S. clean label consumer

Beliefs that natural, organic, and humane agricultural practices produce foods that are healthier, tastier, or more nutritious are becoming more widespread...

Retailers seek closer connections to Chinese consumers

Over 80% of surveyed U.S. and foreign retailers see China as a lucrative market, as affluent Chinese consumers seek quality products from overseas....

EFI unveiling new printer at FESPA Global Expo

At this year’s FESPA Global Expo (May 15-18 in Berlin), Electronics For Imaging Inc. will unveil its new fabric soft signage printer with in-line...

Hatton receives IAMC Award

IA Interior Architects is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hatton, managing principal of Client Services, has been honored with the Industrial Asset...

Plant-based wellness brand sprouts new deal

Los Angeles-based Green Helix recently announced its entrance into premium Southern California grocer, Erewhon Market. The brand’s plant based,...

Multicultural women driving U.S. beauty trends

From the smokey-eye look to custom-blended and all-natural beauty products, new research from Mintel reveals that today’s trend-driven, multicultural women...

Canada wine sales on the rise

The Canadian love affair with hops and barley continues, but more and more drinkers are opting for the grape. Beer remained the alcoholic drink of choice...

Toys‟R”Us, early Easter lift U.S. toy sales

In the first 10 weeks of 2018, when the toy industry was in a “business as usual” state, U.S. dollar sales grew by 2% – on par with the results during this...