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Bloomingdale’s hosts design panel at new shop-in-shop

Speakers included designer Jonathan Adler and multimedia artist Jason Bruges  To celebrate the opening of its unique “store within a store” at...

Global Shop Solutions exec earns recognition

Global Shop Solutions VP of Research and Development Erika Klein has been recognized by MetalForming Magazine in a special section recognizing “Women of...

Hera Lighting names Canada sales manager

Hera Lighting, a leading U.S.-based cabinet, furniture, and display lighting company, announced today that Joshua White has been hired as the new national...

Bay Cities give back to local community

Packaging and design company Bay Cities participated in the Annual Christmas Baskets for the Needy event Dec. 8 in Pico Rivera, Calif., U.S., donating more...

Dairy inspiring new culinary trends

Kitchen standards milk, butter, and cheese are being utilized in a bevy of new, creative ways, market research firm Package Facts concludes in its new...

Canadian GMO-free claims skyrocket

While natural food and drink appears to have gone mainstream in Canada, it seems confusion around what ‘natural’ actually means has inspired a free-from...

Why, how America shops C-stores

The holiday shopping season kicked off with a bang, with an estimated 164 million people shopping during the five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber...

Report: Average U.S. holiday shopper will spend $530

Holiday shoppers flock to stores with a key goal in mind: finding the perfect presents for their family, friends, and colleagues. This year, consumers are...

S-CUBE expands showcase capabilities

S-CUBE has expanded its showcase manufacturing capabilities to offer 20-plus different styles of cases and back islands. Engineered for cost-effective...

Breaking the Mold

  Technology is revolutionizing the mannequin production industry — and it’s never looked better.

GSP names chief revenue officer

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, has added Greg Duss to its executive team as chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, Greg will hire...

Consumer insight: Christmas in the UK

The holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone: Mintel research reveals that as many as 36% of all adults in the UK say that they...

GPA names business development manager

GPA announces that Rob Olson has joined the team as its newest business development manager. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, Olson will...

Mintel announces Sub-Zero Waste as 2019 trend

Beauty manufacturers, companies, and brands must shift to a whole new paradigm when approaching zero waste and sustainability, focusing on every aspect of...

Global Shop Solutions named 2018 FrontRunner

Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for small- to medium-size manufacturers, has been named a 2018 FrontRunner for ERP Software by...

Crossville launches new website

Officials with Crossville, Inc. have announced the launch of the company’s new website. The new site is now live at Crossville’s longstanding domain,...

idX releases new video

idX Corp. has debuted its first-ever animated video. The two-minute video aims to deliver a concise summary of its portfolio of services and unique points...

Global experts to gather at EuroCIS 2019

At EuroCIS 2019, the trade fair for retail technology will again be an international meeting place for the sector. About 500 exhibitors from 29 nations and...

Shop! Greater China unveils 2018 awards winners

Shop! Greater China honored 65 winners at the Shop! Greater China Awards ceremony, held during the CHINASHOP trade show Nov. 1 in Kunming, China. The Shop!...

Brits spend almost £1 billion on mobile gaming

Mobile gaming has come a long way since the 1990s when Nokia was Brits’ mobile device provider of choice and Snake had consumers glued to their screens for...

Shop! awards programs open for entries

Shop! Environments Association’s three industry awards programs—Shop! Design Awards, Shop! OMA Awards, and Shop! Global Awards—are now accepting entries...

Shikatani Lacroix unites with SLDNXT, unveils new logo

Shikatani Lacroix Design (SLD), a strategic design agency based in Toronto, has announced that the company will be uniting with its sister company, SLDNXT....

Meal kit providers pivot focus, expand services

When meal kit delivery services first emerged in Sweden back in 2007, the premise seemed simple enough: offer busy customers the chance to save a lot of...

History in the Making

Some of the most memorable retail projects are in landmark buildings. Such sites offer brand benefits for those willing to face the challenges.

RMS names Director of Business Development

Retail Merchandising Services, Inc. has named Dave Meyer Director of Business Development. Meyer is a seasoned veteran of retail, bringing over 25 years in...

GPA expands northeast regional headquarters

As part of its commitment to helping clients grow their businesses, GPA has announced the relocation of its northeast regional headquarters to a larger,...

OSI Creative to purchase assets of New Dimensions

OSI Creative, a leading provider of global supply chain managed solutions for point-of-purchase (POP) displays, consumer product packaging, and branded...

Treefrog Open a finalist for Interior Design award

Treefrog Open, a collection of eight veneer laminates introduced last summer, has been named a finalist for Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year...

Thanksgiving weekend multichannel shopping 
up almost 40%

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online, surpassing the 164 million who had said...

DLC LumiSheet appoints director of business development

In continuation of a series of senior business hires aimed at driving sales growth, DLC LumiSheet is pleased to announce and welcome Zack Sharon as...

Study: Charitable giving affects purchase decisions

Participation in #GivingTuesday can make an impact far beyond a monetary donation. New research from Mintel reveals that a company’s charitable...

idX Corp. names VP business development

Brian Kok has joined idX Corp. as VP business development. idX is a global solution provider for consumer environment design, manufacturing, rollout. and...

20th CHINASHOP draws more than 55,000 attendees

CHINASHOP, one of the largest retail trade shows in China, returned for its 20th year Nov. 1–3 in Kunming, China. CHINASHOP is organized by the China Chain...

Study: Young adults most likely to spend more for holidays

Holiday shopping is in full swing and consumers still have a lot more spending to do as they check off every item on their holiday wish list, according to...

2018 calendar points to strong Super Saturday

Analysis from NPD’s Checkout, a receipt mining service, shows the average amount spent online per buyer on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2017 exceeded...

Report: Almost half of UK vegans made the switch recently

Veganism continues to grow rapidly in popularity in the UK, partly due to the high quality plant food now available in mainstream grocers. As of 2018, 42%...

In Words and Pictures

This is the story of a vendor who wrote the book on value engineering—Merriman Above & Beyond Award winner S-CUBE.

Singles Day: 7 things you need to know

The recent Chinese shopping holiday Singles Day generated $30.8 billion in sales; making it more profitable than Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber...

Forecast: UK sales to rise 4% in December

With the Christmas countdown in full swing, market intelligence agency Mintel is forecasting some festive cheer for Britain’s retailers. Its latest...

Beauty and the booze to drive UK advent calendar spend

More than half (55.6%) of UK consumers surveyed stated that they intend to purchase at least one advent calendar this year, up from 53.4% last year,...

3 global food and drink trends for 2019

Market intelligence agency Mintel has announced three forward-looking trends that will lead the momentum of global food and drink innovation in 2019 and...

PAVE announces launch of 2018-19 Bergmeyer Scholarship

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 Bergmeyer Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes...

idX hosts Louisville-area students for Manufacturing Day

idX Corp., the global solution provider for consumer environment design, manufacturing, rollout, and installation, hosted about 50 area high school...

AIA program makes strides in reducing carbon

Architects and engineers participating in the 2030 Commitment program are making strides in reducing carbon in designs, according to a new report by the...

U.S. construction materials prices up nearly 8%

U.S. construction prices rose 0.5% in October and are 7.9% higher than at the same time a year ago, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Store-bound U.S. teens to shop discount this holiday

While much has been made about the growth of online shopping and the impact on traditional retail, a new survey from Junior Achievement USA (JA) shows that...

Survey breaks down holiday weekend’s busiest days

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving...

Ahold Delhaize expands into robotics with TU Delft

Food retailer Ahold Delhaize has announced that it is partnering with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands to expand the...

Global Shop Solutions sponsors Sunshine Spaces project

On Nov. 2–5, Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for small to medium-size manufacturers, sponsored its second room makeover in...

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....