Subway launches Snapchat geofilter tied to junior surfing sponsorship

(Author : Ben Ice)Subway has created a Snapchat geofilter to extend on its 2017 sponsorship of junior surfing tour, Subway Surf Series. To establish its tie to the junior surf tour, the Subway Surf Series, quick-service restaurant brand Subway has launched a branded Snapchat filter. The Subway Surf Series is an internationally recognised surfing event, aiming to […]


Versace opens new flagship store in Hong Kong

(Author : retail in asia)While many brands are scaling back bricks-and-mortar in Hong Kong, Italian fashion house Versace has opened the doors to a new flagship. Located in the Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower, Versace’s new flagship occupies approximately 8,000 square feet of selling space for men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. Versace’s Hong Kong Central boutique […]


Selfridges opens Fashion East pop up as platform for key emerging labels

(Author : Barbara Santamaria)Fashion East, the non-profit initiative that supports young fashion designers at the beginning of their career, has teamed up with luxury powerhouse Selfridges to open a one-stop pop-up shop at the department store’s Oxford Street flagship. Situated in the Designer Studio, the store features clothes, gifts and quirky collectibles from Fashion East’s current line-up of […]


YUN – the store with its own manufacturing lab

(Author : Cate Trotte)With an in-store manufacturing lab, Korean eyewear company YUN is changing the way people buy glasses. Cate Trotter, head of trends at Insider Trends, takes us on a tour of the Berlin shop. YUN is an innovative Korean eyewear company, but its first (and flagship) store is in the Mitte borough of Berlin. […]


Carrefour extends one-hour delivery service in Paris

(Author : Ben Sillitoe)Carrefour has launched what it is describing as “a new ultra-fast delivery service for Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine”. The one-hour fulfilment option covers approximately 2,000 products. Carrefour customers in Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine can now access an “ultra-fast delivery service” offering one-hour fulfilment on around 2,000 items. The service has been trialled since October 2016 […]


Volvo creates a car sharing unit

(Author : Kristen Hall-Geisler)Volvo announced that it’s joining other automakers in creating a business unit devoted to car sharing. The new shared mobility unit will be based on Sunfleet, a car sharing service that Volvo has run since 1998. So after nearly two decades, Volvo should be pretty comfortable with the service. The new unit will […]


Maison Hermès Ginza window installations

(Author : retail design blog)It’s your last chance to marvel at the window installations of Stephanie Quayle [1982] at Maison Hermès Ginza, the Japanese flagship store and headquarters of the French luxury house in Tokyo. Following her graduadion from London’s Royal College of art in 2007, Quayle began to create a body of predominantly figurative exotic […]


Zappos’ newest retail experience? Road trip!

(Author : Deena M. Amato McCoy)The online footwear retailer famous for its customer service is embarking on a year-long road show to show its gratitude to loyal customers nationwide. The event will feature merchandise, special events and one-of-a-kind experiences. “At Zappos, we know there are real people behind each online transaction. And we wanted a […]


l’Occitane au Brésil

(Author : retail design blog)Entering the world of l’Occitane au Brésil is like setting foot in a beautiful Brazilian home surrounded by friends. Every detail counts, from the floor tiles, parquet flooring and plants to the large wooden table and sun-filled conservatory. The space is soft and joyous, calm and invigorating, singular and plural and colourful: […]


Baidu and KFC’s new smart restaurant suggests what to order based on your face

(Author : Darrell Etherington)Baidu is demonstrating some of its most recent tech advancements in novel ways, including a partnership with KFC China (yes, the fried chicken KFC). The search giant sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of China’ partnered with KFC to open a new “smart restaurant” in Beijing, which employs facial recognition to make recommendations about […]

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