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With marijuana legalization slow-burning on the horizon, Canadian entrepreneurs are racing to lay hands on whatever part of the retail pie they can. Retail design is part of this looming revised reality. Pot stores, legit though they might be, are hitting the scene at a significant disadvantage. After all, their head-shop predecessors have established a sketchy reputation for purveyors of …

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Posted on August 14, 2017 by Bud Morris

World Interior of the Year Finalists Announced

The spotlight at this year’s World Interior of the Year contest—the theme for which is “performance”—is on colour, acoustics and volume, and the impact these elements can have on a professional interior space. The shortlist for this prestigious competition—featuring the efforts of practices in the States, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, India and Europe—was announced a month ago, and it’s …

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Posted on January 23, 2017 by Carm McCormick

Shop Cat Trend Purrs Along

In 2010, an IKEA store in England made the curious choice to release 100 cats into its ultra-modern, slat-supported Scandinavian midst. Scant detail exists on the rationale behind the experiment. But the results—to which the YouTube videos of leaping, bounding, box-occupying felines can attest—are splendid. The relationship between cats and stores is a longstanding one. Everyone knows a card shop …

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Posted on November 21, 2016 by Carm McCormick

Retail Displays Reach New Levels of Cunning

One day, our grandchildren will look back on the retail landscape of old and marvel at the simplistic and limited scene. Imagine not having ready access to streams of digital information about a product you’re considering buying, including comparator data on its competitors, reviews and even a customized soundtrack! Today we live in more transitory times. Increasingly, stores are getting …

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Posted on August 10, 2016 by Carm McCormick

New Show Celebrates the Genius of Retail Display

Reality television has turned its competitive gaze to the world of retail with its new show, Window Warriors. Here, the intensely bloodthirsty and always visually compelling world of retail design and visual merchandising gets its time in the spotlight. Hosted by actress Garcelle Beauvais, this skill-based competition series will look to marry the worlds of art and commerce through the …

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