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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...

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...