Store Design & Visual Merchandising
The latest store format innovations, store design trends and visual merchandising, including the latest store image galleries by John Ryan.
In-store design increasingly includes digital elements but does that lead to higher shop revenue or are the innovations serving another purpose?
Store of the week
Stores with touchscreens are commonplace these days - all part of the multichannel/omnichannel (call it what you will) effort that retailers hope will help them accrue incremental revenues.
The US is frequently characterised as a country with relatively few coast-to-coast operators, but that has a host of large regional players that dominate a particular state or cluster of states.
This is a store that would be way beyond the means of most retailers to create and maintain, but this is a denim-led offer.
Marks & Spencer has opened a compact store on Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat that puts digital at the heart of the enterprise.
Retailers need good stores as much as good stock if they are to succeed in the current climate.
Store Design News
Maplin’s profits took a hit in the first year of its investment plan for growth as the retailer marks out countries for overseas expansion.
Ikea has opened pop-up shops in London train stations Liverpool Street and Waterloo as part of its ‘make more of your garden’ campaign.