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How to win in the new retail landscape

Retail is not dead, boring retail is dead As we all know, the retail industry has been through a period of immense flux. However, after a difficult few years it feels like it’s emerging from the dark and a new retail landscape is bringing...

Posted by: Imagination
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Features

High anxiety on the high street. What is the future of retail?

References to the 'high-street' in political and sociological debate have been frequent for well over a decade now. Sadly, mentioning a problem frequently doesn't bring solutions. Many towns are plagued by empty retail units on their central...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Opinion - The will to live. How complacency is ruining retail.

by Magnus Shaw I hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday, thunder storms and all. I did some light shopping on Sunday, such is my hectic rock and roll lifestyle. My good lady wife and I wanted to make a couple of specific purchases: some reading glasses...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Publicis promote 'Guess the X-ray' competition for Gatwick Airport

On Monday, Gatwick Airport launched a social media contest called 'The X-ray Collection', which offered users the chance to guess products that had been photographed using the X-ray scanner at the London airport. The products scanned all come from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

FITCH VOTED DESIGN FIRM OF 2012

'PEOPLE’S CHOICE' AWARDS NAME FITCH AS 2012 DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR FITCH is thrilled to have been voted the top 2012 Design Firm of the Year. Announced in the September “Portfolio Awards” issue of leading retail design magazine...

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Features

Why celebrating the demise of HMV is barking.

by Magnus Shaw. First a clarification. One would think from the chatter across news outlets and social media that the HMV retail chain is in the process of locking the doors and boarding up its stores. It's isn't, but the news is not good. The...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... James Temple - R/GA

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm the Executive Creative Director at R/GA in London. With the team, I create digital experiences. What does that involve? Leading, Learning, Understanding, Inspiring and Executing. I'm...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

The not so super market. Why Tesco has lost its way.

The CEO of Tesco, Philip Clarke, is now the ex-CEO of Tesco. He left the job last week, having failed to turn the retailer's fortunes around. Indeed, some would argue that he was actually the catalyst for the decline in the store's success. These...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The Froyo Revolution

In providing a healthy alternative to ice cream, frozen yoghurt sells itself. While the US has been indulging in froyo for decades, the UK is currently experiencing a market explosion with new shops popping up on high streets across the country. But...

Posted by: bluemarlin
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Features

Watch and comment: John Lewis’ 150th anniversary commercial

Taking a primetime advertising spot last Saturday night during Britain’s Got Talent, the new television commercial celebrating John Lewis’ 150th anniversary was revealed. Created by Adam & Eve/DDB, the ad is called Never Standing Still,...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Leaders

Are You Being Served ?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the exaggerated claims made by the hotel in Egypt in which I'm staying, on the website Trip Advisor. Somehow, the management was able to promote the establishment with four stars, when in fact its true status is...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Window wars. Who is winning the Christmas battle of Oxford Street?

Christmas is rather a competitive activity, isn't it? From those rather ghastly households attempting to out-decorate their neighbours by festooning their brickwork with flashing reindeer, to the restaurants fighting to see who can charge the most...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Horsing around. How Tesco could turn a crisis into an opportunity.

by Magnus Shaw. If you're going to be rumbled loading beefburgers with something other than beef, try to ensure it's not horse. Oats would be better. Or sweets. But, not cat or hamster - and definitely not horse. As Tesco has discovered, people...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Social Commerce: the new retail avenue for brands

Following the rise of social media during the pandemic, one may be left to wonder about the destiny of retail and how retail sales will be shaped by such surge in social media user bases. It is true that there is an opportunity for brands to take on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How Covid killed and then gave hope to retail brands

It’s been little over a year since our society was reshaped completely to comply with the new Covid-19 rules. It’s been a bleak year for most, an interesting one for all, and clearly a challenge for every brand and creative professional...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Retail in the near future

Since the Government published its Coronavirus recovery strategy, we have been moving quickly through the relaxation of lockdown in ‘steps’ and are now celebrating the large milestone at which non-essential businesses are permitted to...

Posted by: Posterscope
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Features

Will the pandemic mark the end of retail?

I'm yet to find someone who hasn't worked in retail at least once. Which means we all know the issues and problems of retail experiences, especially in the most recent of times. Retail is an old industry. We can arguably all agree with that. Stuck...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

Three ways retail psychology can help save the high-street

The consumer sales landscape has been in a state of flux for some time with almost weekly news stories of store closures, losses, and the death of the high street becoming the norm. Hopes were riding on strong Black Friday and Christmas sales over...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Simple, mobile and personal: Six predictions for retail in 2020

The retail world is constantly in a state of flux, more so now than ever before with the majority of retail transactions now happening online and perpetual connection (via our smartphones) changing the way we shop and the way we interact with brands...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The future of retail: lessons from China

A market of extreme competition While America’s top 100 retailers account for approximately 40% of its retail market, China’s equivalent enjoy just 6.4% of total sales of consumer goods. What this means in practice is a market of...

Posted by: AKQA
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Leaders

Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Retail trends 2019: Ian Scott

Human interaction, the high street and 5G are all areas of focus in Ian Scott's retail trends report for 2019. The Williams Lea Tag shopper marketing and innovation manager sheds light on his predictions for the shopping space and how the point of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Max Factor & Blippar unveil their first steps in interactive retail

Blippar; the “Visual discovery app,” which relies heavily on augmented reality, and Max Factor have revolutionised the world of cosmetics and the retail sector with an ambitious new execution. Now every Max Factor product is essentially...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

J. Walter Thompson explore the future of retail in groundbreaking report

J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group is partnering with Women's Wear Daily for the first time to create an exclusive global report exploring the future of retail. The groundbreaking report, co-created by The Innovation Group, which powers...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cheil Worldwide goes into Retail

Amidst heavily denied rumours that the agency originally set up as Samsung’s in-house shop is to be sold to Publicis, Cheil Worldwide officially announced this morning that it is consolidating its entire global retail resource under a single...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Abbey Road opens first official retail store

I'll probably never get to record an album at Abbey Road. It's been a dream of mine since the moment I first picked up a guitar almost two decades ago, but I've come to the sad conclusion that this particular dream shall remain unfulfilled. The same...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Razorfish and Adobe reveal the future of retail

Razorfish and Adobe are unveiling what they're calling "The future of retail" at this year's Adobe Summit with a new physical storefront experience that connects the customer across all touch points, helping retailers to sell their wares more...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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