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Inhouse helps reinvigorate Piza e Vino brand with new interior scheme
Inhouse helps reinvigorate Piza e Vino brand with new interior scheme

Italian pizzeria Piza e Vino recently underwent a rebranding exercise with the development of a new logo that emphasises the 'handmade' aspect of its traditional pizzas...

3 days ago

The Fairnet stand featured a large LED screen and real fish tanks as counters.
Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 24 Mar 2017

Team Scan Display at EuroShop
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Video interviews with global giants

The SA Scan Display team has conducted exclusive video interviews with a selection of this year's best, attending the once-in-three-years international at the 2017 EuroShop global retail trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany...

8 Mar 2017

#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Scan Display, live from EuroShop!
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Scan Display, live from EuroShop!

Scan Display is one of many retailers showcasing their product at the global retail trade fair, EuroShop, in Düsseldorf, Germany from 5 to 9 March 2017. Attendee Paul Hugo says so far they've seen, “new ideas, new trends, creativity and wow,” at EuroShop 2017...

6 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year
#DesignMonth: How to revive retail interior using Pantone's Colour of the Year

As we all know by now, Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.”

By Brandon Williams 24 Feb 2017

It's snowing again at Trigg Jewellers
It's snowing again at Trigg Jewellers

Shoppers at Cavendish Square in Cape Town may have noticed the annual display in the windows of Trigg Jewellers...

20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Contemporary glass, steel awnings enrich V&A dining experience
Contemporary glass, steel awnings enrich V&A dining experience

The V&A Waterfront has completed its large-scale awning installation across the property's Quayside Terrace restaurants. The new, permanent glass-and-steel designed structure has replaced the spattering of umbrellas that lined the terrace area overlooking Quay 5 basin...

27 Oct 2016

Another first for Shopfitting Depot
Another first for Shopfitting Depot

Shopfitting Depot was the undisputed supplier of choice for the award-winning design which scooped the prestigious 2016 Retail Design and Development Award for Plan-It Design for store design under 1,000m²...

Issued by Shopfitting Depot 29 Sep 2016

What's the skinny with Woolworths' mannequins?
What's the skinny with Woolworths' mannequins?

Woolworths has responded to the slew of backlash that it has received over its "skinny display mannequins"‚ claiming that "these bodies are built to global or universal specifications"...

By Sefiso Hlongwane 26 Jul 2016

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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

Dharmesh Nagar and Shaun Schwartz.
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
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
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
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

Nic Criticos, head of store design at Woolworths.
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
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
#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
#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
#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

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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 3 Feb 2016

New Superspar opts for vinyl floors
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

New Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes has been visiting stores for consumer research.
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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

Gavin Tagg, CEO of Retail Network Services.
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...

20 Nov 2015

KFC reveals new modern store concept
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...

6 Nov 2015

Visual fantasy erected at Menlyn Park
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...

8 Sep 2015

What the right light can do for retail business
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...

25 Aug 2015

Krost Shelving and Racking - heroes in the storage solutions industry
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 12 Dec 2014

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage
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 23 Oct 2014

Influential use of colour in store design
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 25 Sep 2014

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