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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...

GSP to help retailers get SMART and save at GlobalShop

GSP Companies, a leading provider of retail services, is excited to be attending GlobalShop 2018 in Chicago March 27-29. The annual tradeshow showcases the...

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) names Brady president

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), the not-for-profit operations of UL, announced that its board of trustees has elected Terrence R. Brady as its...

Organic launches growing steadily in Germany

A quarter (25%) of all food and drink products launched in Germany in 2017 carried organic claims, according to new data from Mintel Global New Products...

GlobalShop to join with IRCE and RFID in 2019 as RetailX

GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual event for shopper-facing retail design, technology, and in-store marketing, today announced an agreement to...

GPA unveils plans for GlobalShop 2018

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, announces itsplans for GlobalShop 2018, taking place March 27-29...

Easter a key holiday for $20 billion U.S. food gifting market

Could the iconic Easter egg someday hatch into an Easter gift basket? The U.S. food gifting industry is banking on it, as food gift companies seek more...

Gen M: Millennial Muslims

In Retail Environments magazine, CallisonRTKL designers explain how today’s Islamic youth is making its mark on global retail and brands.

UK fitness band & smartwatch sales rise 18%

The latest research from Mintel finds that step-obsessed Brits have helped drive sales of smartwatches and fitness bands to an estimated four million...

Performance POP merges with The Gough Group

Performance POP, an innovative point of purchase print and display solutions company, and The Gough Group, a full-service creative agency, visual...

In-Store Asia 2018 draws 150-plus exhibitors

The recent staging of In-Store Asia 2018, among the largest trade fairs for the retail sector in India, was the most successful in its history. Held at the...

Global Shop Solutions CTO hits 20th year

Global Shop Solutions is proud to celebrate 20 years of technological innovations for ERP Software under the leadership of VP and Chief Technology Officer...

Morgan Li branches out to hotel beds

Leading retail fixture and shelving manufacturer Morgan Li is continuing its momentum into the hospitality space as its latest project with The Wheelhouse,...

Something to Crow About

In Retail Environments magazine, get a taste of how winners from the PAVE Student Design Competition show Chick-fil-A how to appeal to their peers. The...

GSP adds project manager to team

GSP, a leading retail services provider, has expanded its retail environments team by adding a new project manager. Industry veteran Linton Terry will help...

api(+) welcomes six new team members

api(+)‘s team of more than 30 architects and retail designers continues to grow with dynamic clients and challenging projects. The company has...

GPA announces plans for Dscoop Dallas

GPA, a leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, will have its passionate team of experts on hand to showcase an...

EUROCIS 2018 closes to excellent results

EuroCIS 2018 has impressively confirmed its position as the Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology. More visitors from Germany and abroad than ever...

Contest asks U.S. retailers to go green

Go green. Win green. A contest is doling out cash prizes to U.S. retailers who do the best job of promoting all of their plant-fueled products. The retail...

4 key things pet marketers must know

Whether it’s buying costumes for Halloween or relying on guidance from veterinarians when making purchases, Gen Z and Millennial pet owners have distinct...

EFI adds to its leadership team

Electronics For Imaging has made three new additions to its Silicon Valley-based senior leadership team. Gene Zamiska, the former SVP of finance, corporate...

GSP congratulates GUESS on WindowsWear nomination

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that its client, GUESS, was nominated for the prestigious WindowsWear Best Icon Window...

Congrats to our winning members!

Retail Environments congratulates the Shop! members that contributed to Shop! Design Award-winning retail! 555 International api(+) Artisan Complete...
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Study reveals UK accessories-purchasing trends

The share of UK clothing shoppers that purchased accessories fell from 50.6%* in 2016 to 40.9% in 2017, equating to four million fewer consumers and £390m...

JGA hires VP of operations

JGA, a branded environments firm based in Southfield, Mich., U.S., has named Ed Doyle as VP of operations. Doyle will support strategic growth and oversee...

NanoLumens wins AV/digital signage awards

NanoLumens was honored in February at two major AV/digital signage ceremonies, the InAVate Awards and the Digital Signage Awards. The InAvate Awards were...

A dozen ways fixture designs can address your needs

Today’s fixtures aren’t just for holding merchandise. In case studies and examples, see how fixtures can go far beyond the presentation of products.

GSP Design Services wins Silver ADDY

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, has been honored by the American Advertising Federation of Tampa Bay with an ADDY Award. GSP was presented with...

D&P hires business development manager

D&P Custom Lights & Wiring Systems, one of the world’s leading commercial lighting and fixtures design and fabrication firms, announces the...

Study: Key trends for luxury goods

Luxury brands should devote particular attention to Millennials and Chinese consumers in the coming years, according to True-Luxury Global Consumer...

U.S. survey: Tidy restrooms boost sales

 Businesses that make a point to clean up their restrooms may also clean up in sales, according to new national research by the Bradley Corporation, a...

GSP VP named to advisory board

GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that VP Elaine Scrima has been named to the editorial advisory board for Signs of the...

Snap and Sip: Photogenic lattes create buzz

Marketers should consider that snapping and sipping go together. New research from Mintel reveals that photogenic drinks with vibrant colors, ingredients,...

Study reveals U.S. consumer preferences, spending plans

Nordstrom continues to ride high in popularity, ranking as the favorite premium fashion retailer in the U.S. for the sixth year running in Market Force...

Get INSPIRED at GlobalShop 2018!

Discover what this year’s show has in store for you. Are your travel plans firmed up? For more, Retail Environments magazine has all the details.

3 bright spots driving U.S. apparel

Millennials, athleisure, and e-commerce continue to be the brightest spots in the U.S. apparel industry, though they lost some of their intensity in 2017,...

Wind Mill debuts new website

Wind Mill Slatwall Products unveiled its new website featuring a clean layout and mobile-friendly design. Features include: Finding answers fast with the...

What’s in a name? Plenty for plant-based foods

What’s in a name? While a majority of young adult U.S. consumers agree that plant-based foods can be pricey, almost half might be willing to overlook...

Young Brits boost manbag sales

As a growing number of Brits continue to boost manbag sales in the U.K., buyers are not just looking for style. They’re also looking to see whether the...

Great Lakes Woodworking rebrands to GLW

GLW, formerly known as Great Lakes Woodworking, is proud to announce the launch of its brand refresh. The rebranding includes a name change to GLW, a new...

Stylmark appoints senior account executive

Stylmark, a leading retail fixture manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Cory Laib has joined the company as its newest senior account executive...

Research brews up top 5 tea spots

India took the top spot as the global leader in volume sales of packaged tea last year, while Turkey and the U.K. take first and second place,...

api(+) named best architecture firm

api(+) has been named Best Architecture Firm by NAIOP Tampa Bay, a leading trade organization for developers, owners, investors, and related professionals...

3 Elemental LED products nominated for Sapphire Awards

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

Consumers want merch search made easy

When consumers shop — in stores or online — they are usually looking for something specific and want to be able to find it easily. And when they shop...

Retail Without Boundaries

Bricks? Clicks? What’s the diff? Explore how and why retail can integrate into shoppers’ lives no matter the touchpoints and channels, and...

Total PCs, tablets per user to peak in 2019

A report by the Daniel Research Group predicts total PCs and tablets per user will peak in 2019. According to the market research firm’s United States...