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Reimagining the Mall

Malls play a strong role in creating healthy mixed-use communities. Discover how the City of Mississauga is working to help mall owners and operators...

DAVACO CEO to speak at Dallas event

DAVACO CEO Keith Winters has been selected to speak to the Financial Executive International’s (FEI) Retail and Restaurant Special Interest Group today at...

Shawmut Design and Construction grows leadership team

Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.2 billion U.S. construction management firm, has announced an expansion to its executive leadership team...

IA Interior Architects teams with IIDA for scholarship

IA Interior Architects, in collaboration with the IIDA Foundation, is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship that aims to promote diversity...

IA Interior Architects names Atlanta managing director

Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the Atlanta community, the company is pleased to announce that Jodi Borges-Bradley, LEED AP, NCIDQ,...

Bergmeyer names design practice leader

Bergmeyer has hired Amy Margolis as a design practice leader. Margolis will focus on developing key clients in Bergmeyer’s growing hospitality portfolio,...

Bold makeup, natural look dominate U.S. makeup trends

Whether going for a light-handed and natural or vibrant and bold look, today’s American women are interested in makeup looks on two ends of the beauty...

idX promotes 3 to key management positions 

idX Corp., a premier, custom global supply chain solution for consumer environments, has promoted three associates to key management positions. “At...

Elemental LED wins several 2018 PIA awards

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

Research: U.S. footwear growth remains comfort-driven

The U.S. footwear industry grew by 7% in the first half of 2018, according to The NPD Group. Growth was driven by gains in casual footwear and online...

idX enhances European design capabilities

  idX Corp., a U.S.-based custom global solution provider for consumer environments, is enhancing its design capabilities in Europe, as Director of...

Flavor innovation to drive US ready-to-eat popcorn sales

While popcorn has traditionally benefited from a health halo, new research from Mintel reveals that Americans are now embracing flavor innovation, from...

Wilsonart announces 2018-2019 education campaign

A year after launching its educational initiative, Understanding Wood: Sourcing Against the Grain, Wilsonart announces a renewed commitment to help educate...

IA Interior Architects names Houston managing director

Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the Houston community, the company is pleased to announce that Michelle Atkinson, IIDA, has joined...

Back to school third largest seasonal event in U.K.

Supermarkets are top pick for purchases Britain’s parents spent just under £1 billion (£915 million) last year on back-to-school shopping, making it the...

Vodka brand achieves global, local identities

Our/Los Angeles, a distillery in the Los Angeles Arts District and the sixth micro-distillery in the Our/Vodka family, achieves both a global and local...

AR, robots play big role in retail’s future

AR-powered shopping decisions, robots, and personalized store experiences can expect to heavily influence the future of retail, according to Infiniti...

Study: POP in hospitality settings strengthens brand equity

POP for hotels and restaurants boosts sales and brand equity, but could be more effective. See the practices recommended from new research by POPAI Central...

How can beauty brands reach ‘Generation AVID’?

Who are AVIDs and how can brands win their trust? As young beauty entrepreneurs like Kylie Jenner and Zoella prove, the teen cosmetics market is now worth...

PAVE calls for Rising Star nominations

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is seeking nominations for its 12th Annual Rising Star Award to recognize young retail visionaries....

Armstrong Flooring recycles 100 million lb. of materials

Armstrong Flooring is proud to announce that the company has reached a milestone—recycling more than 100 million lb. of post-consumer flooring materials,...

WS Display opens new facility in Pennsylvania

To better serve its customers, WS Display has opened a new 83,000 sq. ft. facility at 6 Pine Hill Drive in Carlisle, Penn. U.S. The new facility will allow...

Baby Boomers driving U.S. golf, tennis sales

With both the 2018 PGA Championship and US Open Tennis Championship coming up, the golf and tennis equipment markets have something to celebrate. U.S....

Shikatani Lacroix founder authors new book

Shikatani Lacroix is excited to announce the release of its newest book, Desire by Design: What Data-Driven Marketers Should Know About Driving Desire for...

Shop! launches 50% student discount for MaRC certification

Shop!, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences, has introduced a 50% discount on its professional MaRC...

Picking Up Where You Left Off

Find out how service providers help minimize disaster-related business interruption, and reference our handy list of providers who can do just that.

Environmental Lights named to Inc. 5000 sixth time

Environmental Lights, a leader in LED lighting solutions, has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the sixth year...

Major U.S. mall owner to add workspaces

Macerich, a self-managed real estate investment trust, announced a national partnership with workplace operator Industrious. The major mall owner and the...

Patcraft donates $67K to Hurricane Harvey rebuilding

  Patcraft, a leader in high-performance commercial flooring, has donated more than $67,000 to the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region through...

Superflex rebrands, acquires Lumo Bodytech assets

Superflex has rebranded as Seismic and acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science company known for its posture-correcting...

ZōN Retail Environments expands design-engineering team

ZōN Retail Environments has hired James Brecht as a project design engineer within its fixture division. Brecht is an accomplished design-engineering...

LSI Industries unveils reorganization plan

LSI Industries Inc., a leader in visual image and engagement solutions, has announced that it will reorganize operations to better serve customers’ needs...

AIA opposes EPA proposal on asbestos

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has submitted formal comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in opposition to its proposed...

Consumers rank IKEA, Ace Hardware top U.S. home stores

IKEA is consumers’ favorite home furnishings retailer and Ace Hardware is their favorite home improvement chain, according to a new nationwide study by...

New cafe concept features one-price menu

  A new flagship store with a commuter train-theme is letting coffee drinkers get their java fix at a fixed price. Fixpresso, in the South Florida...

Tarkett achieves Living Product Challenge Certifications

Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces two Living Product Challenge Certifications. The...

Shop! members to exhibit at cannabis industry expo

Shop! members will be among the wide array of retail-specific exhibitors attending an upcoming national trade show for cannabis retail stores and...

UK’s most prolific shoe buyers: 16- to 24-year-old males

Imelda Marcos, Mariah Carey, and Tamara Mellon—they all have footwear collections to die for. However, now it seems the UK’s men are stepping up, as...

US teachers prefer retailers with educator-specific offers

Out-of-pocket spend continues to skyrocket for educators, according to a new survey of 538 U.S. K-12 teachers across the U.S.  Published this week by...

Material and finish trends

      Exploiting popular trends in store elements and fixtures can help brands connect with shoppers. Color expert Montaha Hidefi outlines...

idX China expands, adds construction services 

idX Corp., a premier, custom global supply chain solution for consumer environments, is expanding its operations in China to serve its clients’...

One-third of urban Aussies want green packaging

The current global movement toward the banning of plastics is an initiative that resonates well with today’s Australians. The latest research from Mintel...

Bosch announces partnership with Home Depot

Bosch home appliances, part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, announced a new partnership with The Home Depot. The partnership expands the Bosch...

Field Nation introduces workers’ comp for clients

Field Nation has announced a workers’ compensation option for clients using its platform to find retail service and install technicians. The policy will...

Breakfast makeovers attract kids, adults

Breakfast tends to be the most polarizing meal of the day; some people love it while others almost never eat it. With most “breakfast believers” being...

British women spend £1.15 billion on facial skincare

While the saying goes that “beauty is only skin deep,” it seems that British women are spending more than ever on facial skincare. In 2017,...

Field Nation introduces new matching algorithm

Field Nation has launched the first and only matching algorithm that recommends top field service contractors to clients. By leveraging a decade’s worth of...

EFI to showcase new offerings at MAGIC

A highlight of this month’s Sourcing at MAGIC tradeshow, the EFI Textile Eco-System for the fashion industry from Electronics For Imaging Inc. allows...

5 Trends in Japanese Retail

      A growing aging population is contributing to several retail trends in Japan, according to Fung Business Intelligence. Find out how.

Retail construction to grow through 2019

Retail construction spending is projected to grow through 2019, according to a new consensus forecast from The American Institute of Architects (AIA)...

Bay Cities and the Royal Group open Royal Bay in Chicago

Royal Bay, a joint venture between Bay Cities and the Royal Group, is opening the doors of its brand-new 323,000-sq.ft. facility in Chicago. Royal Bay is a...

U.S. Gen Z: Buying power same as GDP of some countries

With a buying power exceeding $500 billion, Gen Z teens and young adults have at their disposable a spending ability that is comparable to the GDP of some...

Poll ranks wireless carriers on in-store service

  Cricket leaps to the top of the list when it comes to stellar, in-store customer service, according to a new 2018 wireless industry consumer study...

Facial masks creating a selfie opp in the U.S.

Skincare routines are typically saved for the comfort of consumers’ own homes— unless they’re among the one in five (20%) American skincare...

IA Interior Architects wins award for Boston design project

IA Interior Architects in Boston has received a CoreNet Global New England Chapter’s Best Small Workplace Award for its work on the ASICS Creation Studio....

EFI reports record second quarter revenue for Q2 2018

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced its results for the second quarter of 2018. For...

4 international teas to watch in U.S. beverage market

The genie is out of the (ready-to-drink) bottle when it comes to a growing number of U.S. consumers willing to try beverages from all over the world. A...

Hamacher Resource Group’s Wendland to speak in Arizona

Hamacher Resource Group Inc.’s VP, Strategic Relations Dave Wendland will give a presentation on “Has SKU Rationalization Become Irrelevant?” at ECRM’s...

EFI CEO plans to step down

Guy Gecht, the longtime CEO of digital printing innovation leader Electronics For Imaging Inc., has informed the company’s board of directors that he...

Germany leads global vegan new product development

In recent years, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution.’ New research from Mintel shows that Germany has retained its...

Retail Environments magazine recognized for excellence

For the third consecutive year, Retail Environments magazine has been recognized for editorial and design excellence in the Tabbie Awards, organized by...

Strong compliance initiatives increase sales

Retailers can increase sales by an average of 3.7% per store through strong compliance initiatives, according to a research study commissioned by...

U.S. back-to-school shopping: moms vs. dads

As American kids hold tight to the last few weeks of summer vacation, parents are bracing themselves for the annual back-to-school shopping windfall. As...

CPG survey shows consumers willing to trade up

The U.S. consumer packaged goods industry is not reaping the benefits of a fairly robust economy, according to the latest IRI Consumer Connect survey...

Younger consumers big on branded desserts

It pays to be sweet. Research reveals Gen Z and Millennial consumers in the U.S. are an influential segment of the dessert buying market and their spending...

Study: Wellness a priority for Thai consumers

Thai consumers are looking for ways to fulfill their desires to better themselves, according to new research from global market intelligence agency Mintel....

Ambius wins 27 International Plantscape Awards

At this year’s International Plantscape Awards, Ambius broke its own record for wins by a single firm with 27 awards. Fifteen designers from 13 different...

Hamacher president, VP to speak at Shop! event

Hamacher Resource Group Inc.’s president, Dawn Vogelsang, and VP, strategic relations, Dave Wendland, will give a presentation on “Producer Savings Through...

Cats clawing out niche in pet oral care

Cat-focused oral care products are vastly outnumbered on U.S. store shelves when compared to products for dogs. Yet, despite the dominance of dogs,...

New research: The Future of Apparel

U.S. apparel sales are projected to grow across across the category, with consumers increasingly shopping via a variety of channels, according to The...

Shop! introduces mobile-first retail job matching platform

Shop! has introduced a new benefit for members, the Retail Recruiter Platform powered by Capango. Created for the retail industry, the tool can help member...

The Container Store launches new brand campaign

As a leading U.S. storage and organization retailer, The Container Store is committed to helping customers accomplish projects, maximize space, and make...

ARAUCO acquires Panolam assets

ARAUCO, a global producer of wood products, today announced the purchase of Panolam‘s industrial assets located in Albany, Ore., U.S. The acquisition...

Creating a destination pays off for luxury department stores

The performance of the luxury and midmarket players has been, and will remain, extremely polarized as the premium/luxury department store retailers...

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...

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...