An overview of five German local commerce models

E-commerce makes things hard for brick-and-mortar retailers. To improve the customer churn rate, various local commerce approaches have been developed to connect brick-and-mortar businesses to the internet and vice versa. That’s why we chose five local commerce projects and took a closer look ...

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Cooling with liquid ice

The use of ice in food retail already enjoys a long tradition. Today, the cooled mass, and more accurately slurry ice, experiences somewhat of a renaissance in cooling technology. The reason for this is also the F-gas Regulation that went into effect in January 2015 and restricts or fully bans the use of hazardous refrigerants. Why slurry ice is a sustainable and cost-effective alternative for food retail...

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TOMS: When shopping becomes a good deed

At the trendy TOMS store in London’s Carnaby Street, the core elements of customer-centric store design catch your eye – right along with the feel-good factor.

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Building customer loyalty with relevant topics

Store design and trade fair presentation are the direct touchpoints between a brand and the customer. We talked with Michael Ostertag-Henning, Managing Partner at the creative agency Schmidhuber, about how increasing digitization impacts brand presentation and what role the customer relationship plays in it.

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Business News

Retail News

EuroShop goes India
EuroShop Düsseldorf, the leading international trade fair for all investment needs in the retail sector, is entering the Indian market. Why? Well, India is much more than just a subcontinent on the way to economic strength — it is actually one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world with a volume of 500 billion US dollars.
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German businesses focusing on climate protection
German companies are making efforts to protect the climate. The latest trend study from E.ON shows that a majority of companies take the issue of energy conservation seriously.
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Retail imports up as holiday shoppers head to stores
With the holiday shopping season officially under way, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 4.4 percent this month over the same time last year and should see a slightly larger increase next month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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Online is closing the in-store gap in holiday shopping, reports NPD
An increasing number of online shoppers are likely to spend more than those opting to walk into a store.
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The Black Friday store experience is driving consumers online
Half of US and UK consumers will not be shopping during Black Friday, and most that do, will not visit stores, because of the stress of the experience.
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ICSC forecasts 3.3 percent growth for holiday season
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released its annual holiday forecast, predicting a 3.3 percent year-over-year growth in retail sales at physical stores this holiday season. According to ICSC’s holiday shoppers plan to spend an average of $683.90 this year. In-store purchases continue to dominate, with 91 percent of holiday shoppers planning to spend at physical stores.
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Online spend is on the rise, but brick-and-mortar still dominates
Shopping in stores remains the preferred method of purchasing traditional supplies during the back-to-school season, accounting for 92 percent of sales this year. However, more dollar spend is shifting online, according to global information company The NPD Group.
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UK Brexit strategy must focus on a fair deal for consumers
The British Retail Consortium has called on Government negotiators to put consumers first in the forthcoming Brexit talks by ensuring their sights are firmly set on keeping shop prices low once the UK leaves the European Union.
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The Consumer Goods Forum announces new refrigeration resolution
The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a new resolution on refrigeration, calling on all consumer goods companies to phase out harmful hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This ambitious new commitment is seen as a vital next step in helping to meet the goal of keeping the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C.
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Halloween spending to reach 8.4 Billion Dollars
Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season.
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Exhibitor News

GES helps Samsung Pay head into battle
The Samsung Pay system, provided by the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung, came to Europe this year to carve its share of the mobile pay market from its rivals. Samsung pay approached...
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Team GB and GES #BringontheGreat at Kitting Out for Rio 2016
The Kitting Out experience for Team GB, held at The NEC, is a unique event that is held before a Summer and Winter Olympic Games. It brings British athletes together to collect their uniform before...
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Ganter Interior wins the ‘Großer Preis des Mittelstandes’ (Grand Prize for SMEs)
This signifies Ganter Interior's position among the eight best small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. Waldkirch _Ganter Interior GmbH, an expert in exclusive interior conversions, from...
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APG Cash Drawer Announces Leadership Change Within its European Operations
Global Cash Management Solution Manufacturer Appoints Industry POS Veteran APG Cash Drawer, a rapid growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today the addition of Andrew...
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IPOMEA airflag now available with table!
Enjoy the new table for IPOMEA airflag! With it's easy plug and play system you can now install the airflag table. Now your customers wont just be caught by the special look of the sign, they are now...
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Westgate Mall - Kenya
Right balance of functionality and elegance in the homeware area of this department store in Kenya, created by Gibam using M18 product system. The wooden finishings enhance the simplicity and modularity of the fittings so to obtain a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Essential design and elegance, emphasized by our ‘composizione’ gondola, refined and of great aesthetic impact.
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Salamaniya - Dammam - Saudi Arabia
An exclusive play of lights and colors, shapes and materials in this mall created by Gibam in Dammam, combining standard and custom display elements and emphasized by the graphics. See the remarkable cash counters area, perfectly integrated in the ambience.
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Ubaldi electronics store - France
An elegant and suggestive atmosphere in this electronic store created by our French partner, Am Agencement, using also Gibam fittings. The design of the store, modern and sophisticated, is perfectly combined with the elegance of the M18 display elements, in black color, for an ambience of great aesthetics impact. See the remarkable lighting effects perfectly blending with the graphic elements.
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Iconic - IBN Battuta Mall - Dubai
The strong visual characterization of this store created by Gibam confirms the trendy look of the brand. Fittings, materials and colours work together with lights to create the best way of displaying for fashion and accessories respecting a successful selling philosophy.
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Leopold by K.U.L.T.OBJEKT
In the new menswear store Leopold in Heidelberg, the agency K.U.L.T.OBJEKT Marken- und Erlebnisarchitektur stitched breaches of style together into a harmonious world of experience for men.
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