Retail Trends 2016

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#DesignMonth: Adrian Morris on designing localised experiences

Having executed several projects in Ghana, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Australia, where it will be opening an office in April, Design Partnership foresees "a shift away from the cookie cutter to localised experiences, underpinned by the rise of local individuality, primarily driven by the fact that everything is everywhere today - the world has become non-differentiated, an ubiquitous sameness"...

By Jessica Taylor

New Superspar opts for vinyl floors

The Superspar Eagle Canyon, on the corner of Christian de Wet and Scott Streets in Boskop, Roodepoort, has decided to install vinyl floors in its 2700m² store, instead of opting for more traditional floor coverings...

Edcon looks at better use of store space amid sales drop

Edcon, the retailer whose chains include Edgars, CNA and Legit, will make sweeping changes under new boss Bernie Brookes as the ailing group tries to claw back market share...

By Zeenat Moorad

Shopping centres need to remain relevant, says Tagg

New mall and retail centre development prospects are still plentiful in South Africa, according to Gavin Tagg, MD of Retail Network Services, a full-service specialist retail strategist and leasing company...

KFC reveals new modern store concept

Earlier this week, KFC revealed the first glimpse of the fast food restaurant chain's contemporary new store design - the first of its kind both locally and internationally...

Visual fantasy erected at Menlyn Park

Paying homage to Pretoria's world-renowned purple-hued beauty, a huge wall of individually cut and intricately folded jacaranda flowers, detailed jacaranda leaves and hand-sculpted proteas has gone up in front of a redevelopment section in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre...

What the right light can do for retail business

The ability to create a particular mood or ambience in a store - and to stop shoppers in their tracks - is invaluable to retailers...

Krost Shelving and Racking - heroes in the storage solutions industry

With Krost Shelving and Racking, you can grow your storage space without growing your budget through their racking, shelving, lockers and mezzanine flooring solutions...

Issued by Krost Shelving and Racking

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman

Influential use of colour in store design

Colour has a profound influence on the emotion of a consumer. It affects how a person behaves, can alter movement patterns of consumers and influence their shopping patterns...

By Callie van der Merwe

Designing SA restaurant to fit Dubai lifestyle

Specialist hospitality interior design agency, Design Partnership, recently worked on the new Tashas store in Dubai - the first Tashas restaurant to open internationally.

Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools

Despite the strides made in interior design and retail design, most design schools are failing to cover this in their curricula and there is a need for a business approach to this rapidly growing industry.

By Callie van der Merwe

Retail design calls for skills convergence

With too much newly printed money in circulation and our economic growth stunted and tethering on the verge of another recession, retailers in South Africa are certainly under immense pressure to deliver on annual targets and growth.

By Callie van der Merwe

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