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Designing brick-and-mortar retail to attract consumers in a digital world

Brick-and-mortar storeowners need to offer what internet cannot. This is where an engaging customer experience through creative retail design plays a crucial role...

8 Jul 2016

Shopfitting: bricks and mortar brand reinforcement

Brands establishing retail outlets or a presence in a department store typically issue design briefs and layout plans in line with the overall brand identity, leaving it up to the shopfitter to follow orders and simply get the job done. But few major brands consider the impact a shopfitter's approach to getting the job done can have on the brand reputation...

By Dharmesh Nagar 30 Jun 2016

Great optometry outlet layout and design will drive sales

According to retail industry design tips, putting thought and energy into a shopfront design is the reason foot traffic walks into - or right past - your shop...

12 May 2016

New store for Helly Hansen

Shopfitting Depot has been appointed to supply the major display systems and componentry for the Helly Hansen store opening at the end of April in the Mall of Africa, located in the heart of Waterfall City in Midrand...

Issued by Shopfitting Depot 15 Apr 2016

A new way of looking at retail fixturing and merchandising

Interior and speciality retail designers now have a unique opportunity to view an extensive range of options and discuss their specific needs and requirements with a team of professional designers...

Issued by Shopfitting Depot 7 Apr 2016

Designing the 'store of the future' - Q&A with Nic Criticos

Woolworths is about to undergo a paradigm shift. "We are working on the 'store of the future', essentially," explains Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths...

By Jessica Taylor 1 Apr 2016

Living wall installed at The Zone @ Rosebank

The Zone @Rosebank has introduced a vertical living wall that runs alongside the News Café, Bombay Blues and RocoMamas, which are situated on the ground floor of The Zone Boulevard, creating an outstanding piece of natural beauty...

18 Mar 2016

#DesignMonth: Trevyn McGowan on the new Work Shop New Town

Johannesburg's Work Shop New Town, an innovative new retail concept, houses over 100 fashion, design and lifestyle brands in the 1911 potato sheds at Newtown Junction.

By Jessica Taylor 25 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Nando's bags a Loerie for locally inspired Soweto outlet

The effort by Nando's to support local designers garnered it a Loerie award recently for the decor at its outlet in Soweto's Maponya Mall...

By Priscilla Malinga 23 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Three key retail design directions for SA in 2016

To stay relevant, retailers should reinvent their brick-and-mortar locations brand identity every three to five years...

By Brandon Williams 11 Feb 2016

#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 3 Feb 2016

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...

4 Dec 2015

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 23 Nov 2015

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