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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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Driving growth through customer-centric experience

Research reveals that leaders on our Customer Centricity Index (CCI)—a blended measure of likelihood to recommend and likelihood to repurchase—enjoyed...

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...

Riley Rose opens Florida store

Riley Rose opened a new location at Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, Fla., U.S., on April 28. The store houses makeup, skincare, tools, home décor,...

Amazon targets pet purchases with private label

Several years back, Amazon declared pet products a top category of interest, and that interest is far from waning. It has became obvious that due to its...

Tranquini coming to Meijer’s cold vault

Tranquini all natural relaxation beverages have been authorized by Meijer and will be in the cold vault in 26 stores. Meijer will stock four flavors –...

Health & beauty continues strong UK growth

The UK health and beauty market is forecast to grow 16.5% until 2023, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. And where consumers...

EFI reports record first quarter revenue

Electronics For Imaging Inc. has announced its results for the first quarter of 2018. For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the company reported record...

China’s smartphone market to rebound

Domestic players dominated China’s smartphone market in the first quarter of 2018 with the top four brands — Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi —...

KeyMe unlocks big retail deal, grows kiosks

KeyMe won an exclusive multi-year agreement with Albertsons Companies — one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States — to expand the number of...

Do certification schemes need serious reform?

Many certification schemes which supposedly help consumers make environmentally-friendly decisions are actually standing in the way of greater...

Survey says Americans love tech, chocolate

Americans are showing plenty of love for tech and chocolate. Most Loved Brands 2018 edition, a recent survey of U.S. adults by Morning Consult Brand...

INDOCHINO adds 8 U.S. showrooms

  INDOCHINO is making its tailored apparel available to millions more men by opening eight showrooms over the next four months. Denver and Bethesda...

Macy’s acquires Story

Macy’s, Inc. announced it has acquired Story, a concept store in New York City. Additionally, Rachel Shechtman, Story’s founder and CEO, will join Macy’s,...

Europe leads in premium private label launches

Europe accounted for over half (57%) of all private label launches with premium claims globally in 2017, according to new research from Mintel Global New...

Study shows how U.S. Millennial parents shop

As Millennials reach their late 20s and 30s, many are reaching their next step in life: parenthood. Findings from the spring edition of the National Retail...

Brewers Association launches retail program

As beer lovers vote with their dollars to support independent brewers, the Brewers Association—a nonprofit trade association dedicated to small and...

Asda merger could signal store closings

Following the news that supermarket chains Asda and Sainsbury’s agreed to merge in a deal that will create Britain’s biggest supermarket chain — with a...

GPA names Print & Design Contest winners

  GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces the winners of its 2017 Print & Design...

Fashion accessories: Luxury vs. function

Consumers are engaging with fashion accessories, including bags, small personal accessories, and luggage, that deliver functionality, luxury, or both,...

Report reveals new U.S. flavor trends

What new flavors are creating buzz in the U.S.? A new report by Mintel announces major trends that are just emerging, already hitting the mainstream, and...

Kidpreneur lands another sweet deal

Gelson’s Supermarkets is now selling Me & the Bees Lemonade in all of its 27 stores in Southern California. The new distribution agreement is the...

The Art of the Pickup

With 57% of counter space is dedicated to picking up online orders, BOPIS collection spots are seducing shoppers. Discover how — and pick up ideas for...

U.S. pet grooming products, services in demand

A clean pet makes for a happy pet parent, according to survey data published in Pet Grooming, Skin & Coat, and Spa Products and Services in the U.S.,...

GSP advances in ADDY awards

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that it has won another silver ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation—this...

Brookstone launches new retail platform

Building upon more than 50 years of discovering, developing and delivering innovative products to people all over the world, Brookstone announced the...

Shaw, Chemetal contribute to award-winning design

Celebrating American design, a collaborative project named The Diner recently received the Milan Design Award for Best Engagement. Contributors to the...

Taco Bell honors idX with STAR Award

  idX Corp., a premier custom global supply chain solution for consumer environments, has been honored with the STAR Award for exceptional service by...

Crossville announces recycling milestones

Crossville Inc. recycled 23,447,883 lb. of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million lb. since...

Top global trends in color cosmetics

The success of influencers, a growing interest in sustainability, and more demand for transparency are some of the trends affecting the global color...

GlobalShop celebrates show attendance growth

Attendance was up at this year’s GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology, and in-store marketing....

Elemental LED implements 12-year warranty

Elemental LED, a leading U.S.-based engineering and technology company that manufactures linear lighting solutions, has announced the introduction of a new...

IA Interior Architects hires co-managing director

IA Interior Architects is pleased to announce that David Lubin, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, has joined the firm as co-managing director of IA’s Dallas office....

Americans pick top 10 apparel brands

The iconic Swoosh scores highly with Americans, who picked Nike as the most popular apparel/footwear brand in the U.S. The company was selected by nearly...

2018 Merchandising Solutions

In Retail Environments magazine, examine space management and fixture management considerations to help retailers realize greater shoppability and ROI, and...

Brand authenticity matters to influential Gen Z

A brand’s authenticity is more important to Gen Z than it was to preceding generations. This is one of the findings from two recent studies into the...

Kendu rakes in accolades for Flowbox

Since its premiere American showing last year at GlobalShop in Las Vegas, Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions‘ Flowbox has received multiple nominations...

Research: Meat alternatives popular in Canada

It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across Canada, as new research from Mintel reveals that more than half (53%) of...

Vegetarianism grows in Asia Pacific, Australia

It seems the move away from meat is not only happening in Europe and the U.S., but also in Asia Pacific. As many as two in five (39%) urban Indonesians and...

FITCH names executive creative director

Global brand and retail design consultancy FITCH has appointed Alasdair Lennox to the position of executive creative director in North America. Lennox will...

Arc Worldwide appoints North American CEO

Arc, the shopper marketing agency within the Leo Burnett Group, has appointed Soche Picard as its North American CEO. Picard will more fully develop and...

Frank Mayer names regional sales director

Reggie Medford has joined Frank Mayer & Associates as regional sales director. Medford has more than 20 years of experience in the retail store fixture...

Popularity of SUVs climb in China

Statistics show a growing number of urban Chinese families are planning to purchase SUVs, something that marketers and retailers should consider when...

What You Missed at GlobalShop

If you weren’t able to cover the entire show floor at GlobalShop, you’re not alone. Not to worry, our editors have you covered. Here’s...

PAVE announces 2018-19 board of directors

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) Board of Directors elected four new officers and four new directors to its board at its recent annual...

idX Chicago moves to new, expanded offices

idX Chicago, Creative Design Headquarters for St. Louis, Mo., U.S.-based idX Corp., has moved to larger offices, more than doubling its space to...

Report shows Americans crave clutter control

Even if housing slows, home organization product sales should continue to grow Two-thirds of American adults claim they could use more home organization...

Mountain, electric lead U.S. specialty bike market

The U.S. cycling market is a $5.9 billion industry, with independent bicycle dealers capturing about 52% of those sales, according to retail sales data...

Champion opens first U.S. store

Personalization and localization are among the highlights at Champion Athleticwear’s first U.S. store. The brand opened the specialty retail location,...

Companies partner for Canada’s new cannabis market

With the legalization of recreational cannabis on the horizon, NetworkNewsWire reports that Canadian growers are preparing for an expanded market. Once...

Top U.S. grocery chains reducing rollouts

Top chains are focused on adaptive strategies that reduce store rollouts but bolster their chances of surviving disruption, says Joe McKeska of Elkhorn...

Research ranks retailers’ customer experience

Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree tied for the top spot in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience benchmark of companies based on a...

Footwear brand embarks on U.S. popup tour

The KEEN Utility Road Show has embarked on its annual cross-country adventure, driving from coast to coast to visit some of the hardest-working communities...

Texture trending in European food, drink

Texture continues its rise to becoming a central feature of food and drink innovation. According to new research from Mintel Global New Products Database...

Report reviews global bottled water market

Impressive growth in India, innovation opportunities in China, and an overall preference for less sugar are some of the findings from a worldwide look at...

U.K. leisure market gets boost from adventurous adults

The ups and downs of U.K.’s leisure market are actually a good thing. With trampolining gaining in popularity among adventure-seeking British adults, these...

Armstrong Flooring names Linron Recycler of the Year

  Armstrong Flooring has named Linron Co., a leading U.S. national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the...

Stylmark wins GlobalShop fixture design award

Stylmark, a leading retail fixture manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of this year’s GlobalShop Product Design...

Eggs-cellent news, Easter chocolate launches up

A 23% rise in Easter chocolate launches over the past year is providing a plethora of chocolate choice for Easter egg hunts across the globe. The countries...

CPG report reveals keys to predicting sales

Food and consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers and manufacturers are constantly searching for new ways to achieve growth in a rapidly evolving shopping...

European optics market hits €17.6 billion for 2017

GfK has announced the latest figures for key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain, and Germany), registering a turnover of €17.6 billion...

Focus: Lighting

See 15 of the latest in light boxes and panels, strip lighting, and other innovative and decorative solutions from Shop! members in Retail Environments...

Japan-made robot to make U.S. restaurant debut

Plenty USA, Inc., operator of the Santouka Ramen chain in the U.S., plans to launch a new version of Japan-made AI communication robot, SOTA, in the...

Surya to debut 400+ products at High Point

Surya will reveal more than 400 new rugs, lamps, and other accessories at the Spring High Point Market. Located at Showplace 4100, the Surya showroom will...

Century 21 opens new concept of curated products

New York-based fashion retailer Century 21 Stores opened a new concept store April 2 at the Staten Island Mall. Dubbed Century 21 EDITION, the...

Hirsch joins IA’s retail practice as client services manager

IA Interior Architects is pleased to announce that Cynthia Hirsch has joined the firm as client services manager of retail. With many years of experience...

U.S. commercial construction CFOs’ confidence dips

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has announced the results of its quarterly CONFINDEX survey, showing that the overall CONFINDEX...

IIDA names GlobalShop Product Design winners

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Emerald Expositions, is proud to announce the winners of the annual GlobalShop...

U.S. pet industry experiencing healthy growth

The U.S. pet industry continues along a healthy growth trajectory, with overall sales of pet products and services rising almost 5% last year. Burgeoning...

“40 Under 40” Shop! professionals honored

Twelve professionals from Shop! member companies have been named to design:retail magazine’s 2018 40 Under 40 list, a roster of the retail design...

Top POP displays awarded at 2018 OMAs

Shop! presented OMA Awards for Display of the Year and announced the winners for the Budget and Creative awards during last night’s Shop! Awards...

59 winners honored with Shop! Design Awards

Last night, the retail design industry came together to honor 59 winners at the 47th annual Shop! Awards Celebration, the industry’s top store design...

Shop! celebrates Global Awards winners

Shop! honored 14 Global Awards winners at last night’s Shop! Awards celebration held during GlobalShop. This was the eighth year for the Global...

S-CUBE honored with Merriman Above & Beyond Award

During last night’s Shop! Awards celebration, Chicago-based store fixture company S-CUBE was honored with the Merriman Above & Beyond Award for...

On the Same Wavelength

Inside Retail Environments magazine, three case studies detailed by a trade association CEO show how AV experiences sync the physical and digital retail worlds.

Armstrong Flooring at GlobalShop 2018

Armstrong Flooring is featuring its newest collections of trend-forward designs in hard-wearing, low-maintenance floors for retail environments—from...

Nerf/Forrester: Physical, digital retail merging

Traditional and online retailing are increasingly intertwined as customers seamlessly shop across touchpoints and the industry uses both platforms to...

UL to add 12,000-plus products to SPOT tool

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced an agreement to add Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT registered products to SPOT, UL’s...

KRS wins 2018 RE Challenge

THANK YOU to the readers who voted on the entries in the Retail Environments 2018 Challenge, which called on Shop! members to provide conceptual solutions...

Shop! releases Journal of Shopper Research

The Spring 2018 Journal of Shopper Research—a publication embracing both academic and commercial research—takes an in-depth look at four topics that are...

Target, T.J. Maxx tie for top retailer

When it comes to favorite value fashion retailers, T.J. Maxx and Target tie for the top spot, according to a retail study from Market Force Information...

UL announces free OSHA reporting tool

UL EHS Sustainability, an industry leader in occupational health and safety software and training, has announced a free software tool that will help...

EFI innovations showcased at International Sign Expo

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) provides fuel for customers’ signage and graphics success by offering one of the industry’s most-complete portfolios of...

Surya announces spring High Point Market events

Surya returns to High Point Market this spring with events that promote educational and supportive discussions for its designer and retail customers. Surya...