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Campus shirt bar expands customization options

Follett Corporation, operator of more than 1,200 official on-campus stores and one of the nation’s largest retailers of college licensed merchandise, has...

EFI adds 3 new sessions to Connect conference

Electronics For Imaging Inc. has announced that Ali Ridha Jaffar, VP of print and technology for London-based Syncoms Group, will be presenting three...

Simulated stores, real insights

Learn how VR can be used to test shopper behavior. A researcher reveals how it works, what to consider, and where it’s headed.

Study: 8 in 10 Americans buy private label products

Despite the U.S. economy growing at a strong 3.5% annual growth rate in the third quarter, 49% of consumers are making sacrifices to make ends meet,...

Consumers want “better for you” snacks and candy

Total retail dollar sales of the U.S. non-chocolate candy market will reach $11 billion in 2018, market research firm Packaged Facts estimates, with sales...

Young British males’ hair removal on the rise

Not so long ago, it was all about the ‘au naturel’ look for UK men. And then came TV series Love Island, which saw the likes of Wes Nelson, Jack Fincham,...

UK online-only clothing and footwear spend set to soar

Clothing and footwear spend via online-only retailers is set to soar 67.4% over the next five years, reaching £7.5bn in 2023, outpacing growth in the...

GPA reveals the layers of its evolution

Since its beginnings in 1940, GPA has established a reputation as a substrates distributor providing value-added services to its customers. Today, the...

Shop! elects officers, board members at 2018 annual meeting

Shop! Environments Association named new officers and elected five new members to join the Board of Directors at its annual meeting in New Orleans. The...

Outerwear, bags drive U.S. outdoor industry sales

Sales within the core, $18.8 billion U.S. outdoor industry declined 2% in the 12 months ending August 2018, according to The NPD Group. Beneath the...

Shop! honors Hall of Fame members, Volunteer of the Year

Shop! inducted four industry veterans into the Hall of Fame and honored Kevin Tierney from Tarkett for his volunteer efforts during the annual Night of...

Teri Mascotti named 2018 Woman of Distinction

For the second year, Shop! heralded the professional achievements of women in the association whom are dedicated to helping other women grow and succeed in...

Naturalness, convenience valued by Chinese nuts consumers

It seems Chinese consumers’ modern lifestyles and awareness of healthy eating have opened up opportunities for nuts snacks that are either natural or...

Global anti-aging market to reach $66bn by 2023

The global anti-aging market is expected to reach an estimated $66.2 billion by 2023, with a CAGR of 5.7% from 2018 to 2023, according to a new market...

GSP wins 5 Golden Image Awards at SGIA Expo 2018

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, scored five 2018 Golden Image Awards from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, the largest...

PAVE announces winners of Student Design Competition

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by The Home...

idX announces passing of VP Lou Novoa   

It is with great sadness that idX Corp. announces the passing of Luis “Lou” A. Novoa II, a valued member of the idX family. Lou died Oct. 15 in...

Vegan claims surge in UK meat-free foods market

As November kicks off World Vegan Month, the latest research from Mintel reveals a surge in vegan claims in the UK meat-free foods market. According to...

api(+) selected for Florida waterfront retail project

BTI Partners, an award-winning, Fort Lauderdale-based land investor and real estate developer, has enlisted api(+) to provide master-planning,...

Research: U.S. holiday retail sales to grow 5.8%

Store-based sales growth improves in 2018 U.S. discretionary holiday spending is expected to increase 5.8% this year, according to FTI Consulting’s...

Survey: Politics influencing holiday shopping intentions

U.S. consumers are paying closer attention to politics than ever these days, and that’s changing the way some of them plan to shop for the holidays. In a...

Brits spend more than £300 million on Bonfire Night

Brits are projected to have spent £316 million on Bonfire Night festivities (Nov. 5), up 2% from £310 million in 2017, according to new Mintel research....

Footwear sole material market to reach $21 billion by 2023

The future of the global footwear sole material market looks promising, with opportunities in both athletic and non-athletic shoes, according to a new...

Series challenges designers to rethink 6-sided box

Can everyday challenges be solved by creative new innovations made out of cardboard packaging? The Next Great Package challenge is putting this question to...

Duggal opens new Chelsea showroom

Duggal Visual Solutions has announced the opening of its new retail storefront, Duggal Creative, at 43 W. 24th St., second floor, in New York City’s...

Bay Cities launches new brand identity

U.S.-based packaging and design company Bay Cities has announced the launch of a new brand identity. The new branding reflects the strength and direction...

DLC LumiSheet hires VP of sales

DLC LumiSheet is pleased to announce and welcome Thomas Howe as VP of sales. Howe will be responsible for the leadership of the DLC LumiSheet sales team,...

Which states overspend on Black Friday?

Are some states more likely to overspend on Black Friday than others? If credit card habits are any indication, the answer is yes, definitely — and Nevada...

IA Interior Architects opens Philadelphia office

IA Interior Architects has opened its 21st office in Philadelphia, Penn., U.S. Kelly Funk, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, will lead the office as managing director,...

WestRock acquires KapStone Paper and Packaging

WestRock Co., a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. “I am...

Research: China new, next retail on the rise

New retail, or online retail going offline, is quickly becoming the driving force behind the development of China’s consumer market. New research from...

Research: U.S. holiday shopping trends

Whether taking advantage of deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday or shopping all season long, it seems many Americans are planning to splash out on gifts...

Stress-relieving beauty products popular in Asia Pacific

Stress is considered a norm in today’s fast-paced, always-connected world, but it seems the beauty industry in Asia is putting more focus on new product...

FOCUS: materials and flooring

Explore 5 hot trends in flooring and materials for retail interiors today, and the latest and greatest products from 15 Shop! members.

Bite-sized, premium chocolate gaining popularity in the US

While Halloween is a prime buying time for small sweets, new research from Mintel indicates that Americans are looking for more ways to treat themselves to...

2018 UK Halloween spending tops £490 million

This year Halloween will be a treat for retailers, with the event forecast to be worth £491m in 2018 (up 2.1% on last year), according to data and...

4 US retailer trends for the holiday season

Retailers will seek to cap a strong year this holiday season by doubling down on strategies to draw online shoppers into stores, reward their loyalty in...

EFI reports record Q3 revenue

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

U.S. chocolate sales to reach $23 billion in 2018

Total retail dollar sales of the U.S. chocolate candy market are expected to reach $23 billion in 2018, according to market research firm Packaged Facts,...

Hydration bottle market set to grow

The global hydration bottle market is expected to reach an estimated $10.3 billion by 2023, with a CAGR of 5.6% from 2018 to 2023, according to a new...

Cannabis legalization a big opportunity for Canadian retail

On Oct. 17, Canada became the first G7 nation and the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize the use of recreational cannabis. Under the...

Armstrong Flooring announces design competition

Armstrong Flooring announces the new SEE THE POSSIBILITIES Design Competition, calling on professional designers to push the limits of vinyl composition...

Sporting events, heatwave boost UK summer purchases

A prolonged heatwave in the UK and major sporting events during summer 2018 boosted spending on items such as outdoor and gardening products, BBQ food, and...

S-CUBE to sponsor PAVE Student Design Challenge

In an effort to provide up-and-coming student designers with an opportunity to showcase their skills, S-CUBE, a custom retail store fixture manufacturer...

Elemental LED wins Company of the Year award

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN)  has awarded Elemental LED as the Company of the Year-Large. The honor was presented at the...

IA Interior Architects hires NY director of client services

Continuing IA Interior Architects’ strong commitment to the New York City community, the company has hired Sonya Verny as director of client services....

When Scents Make Sense

  Discover why, how, and where to use scent marketing, and the Shop! members who can help.

Survey: U.S. holiday spending to rise 4.1%

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1% from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year,...

Brits set to spend nearly £420 million on Halloween

Projected Halloween spending in the UK is on the rise. New Mintel research forecasts that Brits will spend £419 million on Halloween this year, up by 5%...

Research: 41% of coupon users rebuy product

Are coupon redeemers only chasing after this week’s bargains—or do they represent a longer-term opportunity for brands? A new analysis from research and...

Blended-retail shopping favored by most U.S. consumers

The retail industry in the United States has been traditionally defined by a distinct separation between brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers....

EFI debuts new products at SGIA Expo

Electronics For Imaging Inc. showcased eight new products for advanced signage and industrial textile production this month at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas....

Research: Online grocery sales to quadruple by 2023

Online sales of groceries more than tripled between 2013 and 2018, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the brand new report Online Grocery...

Holiday demand for lab diamonds to grow

Glowing statistics point to an increase in consumers who are embracing lab created diamonds, leading to more purchases this holiday season. Rogers &...

Elemental LED partners with Nevada Lighting

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

GH+A wins Canadian retail design awards

GH+A has been honored with Gold and Silver Maple Leaf Awards for Retail Design, presented at the 2018 Canadian Shopping Centre Awards Oct. 2 at the ICSC...

U.K. consumers putting pets first

Brits have long been famed for their love of animals. Now, new research from Mintel confirms the nation’s passion for pets shows no sign of abating, as 51%...

U.S. sales of political books jump 57%

Sales of books about politics at Barnes & Noble stores across the U.S. jumped 57% compared to the previous year, the retailer announced this mont...

Recharging batteries … and other general merchandise

Discover how staying on trend is key to growth in the kitchen, household, home, pet, and baby categories.

Sears bankruptcy’s impact on retail real estate

Real estate services and investment firm CBRE has released a report on the potential impact of Sears Holdings Corp.’s bankruptcy filing and announced store...

Two-thirds of consumers worldwide buy on beliefs

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers around the world will buy or boycott a brand solely because of its position on a social or political issue, according...

EFI establishes Guy Gecht scholarship with PGSF

Print’s next generation of talent will have added support in reaching their goals, thanks to a new Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) award...

10 shopping styles of the modern consumer

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have released a new report. Shopping Styles in the...

IDL hires executive creative director

IDL, a global expert in consumer experience design and production, has announced the hiring of Aaron Carlsson as executive creative director overseeing...

Study: Consumers shop discount stores regardless of age

Almost all U.S. consumers are value-conscious shoppers who regularly visit discount retailers to find a bargain, according to the latest issue of the...

Canadians spending on experiences

In line with the current societal trend favoring experiences over material possessions, new research from Mintel reveals that consumers are more likely to...

U.S. pet ‘smart’ tech product sales hit $400 million

There’s little debate that the pet humanization trend and the rise of pet parenting have created new dynamics and growth opportunities in the U.S. pet...

Retailers’ environmental impact important to consumers

More than 70% (71.4%) of consumers consider the environmental impacts of their choice of food and grocery retailers and products, according to data and...

Bay Cities awarded for innovative, experiential design

Bay Cities has been recognized for its innovative and experiential in-store displays and packaging at several recent design competitions. The team at Bay...

Research: Black women favor chemical-free haircare

As the natural beauty trend takes hold across the US, it seems black women are fully embracing their natural hair. New research from Mintel reveals that...

UK consumers’ £1.5bn spend up for grabs

The UK nonfood retail sector can benefit from the demise of weaker operators to maintain growth for the survivors, according to data and analytics company...

Treefrog Open up for a BOY Award

Treefrog Open, a collection of eight veneer laminates introduced last summer, is entered in Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year (BOY) Awards. To...

Forecast: U.S. holiday sales to increase over 4%

Holiday retail sales in November and December—excluding automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants—are projected to increase between 4.3% and 4.8% over 2017,...

Supermarkets remain top choice for UK back-to-school buys

U.K. grocers’ ability to use heavy discounting and promotions has cemented their position as the go-to destination for back-to-school products,...

Survey: Consumers favor C-stores for speed, convenience

Convenient locations and fast service are what consumers say convenience stores provide best in an increasingly competitive retail landscape. Nearly two in...

EFI appoints Muir as new CEO

The board of directors for Electronics For Imaging Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has named William (Bill) D. Muir...

Wooing the Hispanic Shopper

See how this group’s massive buying power is prompting special store formats and dedicated marketing in the U.S.

Shop! presents awards for top in-store displays

For more than 70 years, the in-store marketing industry has been recognizing top marketing and merchandising displays on the West Coast. On Monday, Oct. 1,...

IA Interior Architects expands Seattle retail team

IA Interior Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of its Seattle retail team with the addition of five new members. Ken Swoyer has been hired as...

Go! goes big for holiday, expands U.S. toy biz

Go! Retail Group, a popup retailer of calendars, toys, and games in the U.S., announced an expansion of its 2018 holiday toy business. The company’s...

Research: Six new global consumer trends

Market intelligence agency Mintel has revealed six key consumer trends impacting industries and markets around the world, identifying how they will play...

Hollister Co. launches anti-bullying campaign

Hollister Co., a division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., has announced its sixth annual anti-bullying campaign in support of National Bullying Prevention...

GSP to showcase traffic-driving C-store solutions at NACS Show

Retail services provider GSP is returning to NACS Show in Las Vegas Oct. 7 – 10, showcasing new ways for C-stores to create a retail environment that...

Tween brand expands, offers entertainment

As consumers evolve and place greater emphasis on experiences, tween fashion retailer Justice announces that the company is expanding its reach with a new...

Every day is Coffee Day in the U.K.

To celebrate International Coffee Day on Oct. 1, Mintel has brewed up facts about the popularity of coffee in the U.K. The research firm’s statistics show...

Christmas giving top driver in U.S. gift card market

More than a third of American consumers purchased gift cards in the past 12 months, according to a new Packaged Facts report, Prepaid and Gift Cards in the...

Artitalia Group among Quebec’s 500 largest companies

Artitalia Group Inc. has been named one of the top 500 largest businesses in Quebec by Les Affaires business newspaper. Founded in 1976, the Montreal-based...

Custom Color adds capacity, quality with new EFI VUTEk press

Lenexa, Kan., U.S.-based Custom Color Corp. has long excelled in developing unique, high-value superwide-format graphics applications, and now the company...

Meeting the green education challenge

A Shop! survey reveals how far the industry has come in keeping staff members abreast of sustainability issues.

New conference to debut at RetailX 2019

The RetailX 2019 Tradeshow & Conference, a colocation of the nation’s top three retail events, is proud to announce a partnership with Retail...

Hamacher publishes update to classification system

Hamacher Resource Group Inc. (HRG) has completed its semiannual update of its Fine Line classification system for health, beauty, and wellness (HBW), home...

Hershey takes shopper insights on the road

The Hershey Company unveiled its new 53-ft., expandable Mobile Customer Insights Center (MCIC) tractor trailer during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the...

Elemental LED hosts grand opening of new headquarters

Elemental LED, a leading U.S.-based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions, held a grand opening celebration on Sept....

U.S. consumers seek RTD coffee with functional benefits

As National Coffee Day (Sept. 29) approaches this weekend, consumers are looking for options beyond their typical cup of joe in favor of ready-to-drink...

PAVE announces Christine Taylor Collection Scholarship

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Christine Taylor Collection Scholarship. This award...

B&Q leads as UK’s favorite lighting retailer

DIY market giant B&Q leads with a 29.4% vote as the UK’s favorite lighting retailer, stealing some of BHS’ previous 3.9% market share (£28m),...

Food retail study: transparency yields greater brand loyalty

A new report from Label Insight and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) reveals that grocery shoppers exhibit loyalty to those products that create deeper...

Europe now dominates craft beer innovation

The 185th Oktoberfest started in Munich this weekend, shining a spotlight on age-old brewing techniques and the popularity of artisan beers. High-end,...

IA Interior Architects speakers at CoreNet Global Summit

Five members of the IA Interior Architects team will speak at the CoreNet Global Summit Oct. 14-17 in Boston. Mary Lee Duff, principal, director of...

U.S. Halloween spending to reach $9 billion

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes, and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the...