GlobalShop, IIDA announce partnership

IIDA will endorse, promote and act as Knowledge Partner for GlobalShop beginning next year at its annual retail design trade show and conference, March 24-26 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

FEATURES


Microsoft wins award for Titanfall retail launch

The launch included midnight debuts of the game, and featured 10 minutes of original content unique to the stores.

Rebecca Minkoff debuts first interactive store

The luxury brand is debuting its new store, featuring "connected walls" and high-tech dressing rooms.

When marketing to millennials, don't forget the basics

In planning for marketing to millennials at retail, there is still a commonality of experience that requires in-store merchandising not to lose sight of the fundamentals.

How retail shelf media can turn browsers into buyers

A dynamic signage expert takes a deep dive into shelf-level digital signage.

How to create immersive in-store experiences with directional audio

Combining directional audio with digital signage offers an entirely new dimension to customer engagement.

#CONNECTsummit14: Beacons offer immediacy, simplicity and context

Beacons are powerful tools, enabling marketers to push the right message to the right person in the right place at the right time.

Sportswear retailer Pro Direct store design goes high-tech

Pro Direct's vision was to capture the dynamic feeling of walking into a physical realization of their website.

Photos: Inside the new TargetExpress format

This past weekend, Target debuted its new store format, TargetExpress, which the company said is its smallest-footprint store to date.

Four ways to maximize the efficiency of your waiting lines

Facilitating the optimal movement of customers from the start of a waiting line to the end is critical as any kinks can significantly impact customer satisfaction.

Luxury brand Tod's new retail space, Syracuse, New York

When Tod’s, an Italian luxury shoes and leather goods brand, acquired a new retail space at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, the mall’s design management team tapped architecture firm Colkitt & Co. to carry out Tod’s design concept and vision for the premium outlet location.

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NEWS


Digital signage opening the door to GlobalShop 2015

Show deploying digital signage entranceway to underscore the role interactive display technology is playing in shaping the future of retail design.

Book retailer ERNSTER adds 'Scan2Order' shopping feature

ERNSTER - l'esprit livre, Luxembourg's largest book retailer, has installed a new "Scan2Order" feature.

Leggett & Platt divests its store fixtures division

The division manufactures custom-designed, complete store fixture packages for major retailers, including metal and wood shelving, counters and showcases.

RetailNext adds new features to in-store analytics platform

According to the company, new features in this version include multiple video stream export, Micros XBR integration, Japanese-language support, security improvements and more.

Christopher & Banks focuses on inclusiveness, launches 'missy-petite-women' format

Christopher & Banks will operate approximately 190 stores with this real estate and merchandise format that brings the CJ Banks brand under the Christopher & Banks banner in malls across the country.

Mood Media launches streaming music service for business

The company said Mood Mix is designed to give small business owners a high level of control and interaction with their music programming, allowing brands to customize their soundtracks by mixing musical genres, decades, artists and albums.

Altierre ships more than 6 million digital tags

Four million of the company's signs are currently installed and operating in retail stores in over 1,000 US cities.

Nearly a quarter of shoppers choose to go to a competitor due to dissatisfaction with their retail experience

46 percent of shoppers who have unsatisfactory retail experiences do not let the retailer know and almost a quarter of these opt to shop at a competitor when they are unsatisfied with the cleanliness of the store, store associates, or the checkout process.

Talbots selects Mi9 Retail merchandising solution

Software provider Mi9 Retail has announced that Talbots has selected Mi9 BI, Mi9 Merchant, and Sales Audit with Loss Prevention software products to replace its existing core merchandising and inventory management systems.

Simon adding beacons to create 200 'smart malls'

The expansion of the program across a broader number of Simon's malls, Premium Outlet and Mills centers is expected to be completed by spring of 2015.

GameStop adding beacons to its stores

Under the agreement, Shelfbucks will roll out its platform to GameStop stores in its test markets, including Austin and College Station, Texas, beginning in August.

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Cambridge shopping center adds 'virtual assistant'

The Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge says it is ready to dazzle shoppers with a "virtual" employee who greets customers when they enter.

Report points to the ROI of store remodels

A new study, published in the May issue of the American Marketing Association′s Journal of Marketing, points out both the need for and the benefits of store remodeling projects.

B2B Soft, QLess partner to cut mobile customer wait times

B2B Soft, a business-to-business software company specializing in retail management for the wireless/cellular retail industry, has announced a new partnership with line management solution provider QLess. According to the companies, the QLess virtual line management service is now integrated with...

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The modern retail is experience is about more than buying products. It's about the feeling the customer gets from being in your store, the way it makes them feel, and how it addresses the person they want to be. This doesn't happen by accident — world-class store design can positively impact the customer experience, but only when that design is done deliberately and with great care.