Fair Trade - In or Against the Market? Matthias Schmelzer Is Fair Trade a neoliberal solution to market failures or a practical challenge to neoliberal trade and the free market regime in general?
Therefore, a shift towards sustainable materials to lessen the environmental cost of plastic use seems to be a primary agenda for many global companies and retailers. This will be seen more and more throughout retail stores alike.
This supports a shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle of valuing fewer, higher quality products with a higher pricing but lower total resource use thus creating a new kind of brand identity for retailers.
Ethical fashion retailer Antidote places its sole focus on sustainability by making it a part of its brand identity, promoting the ideal that shopping ethically is not an obligation but rather, a way of life.
VMSD This theme in brand identity can be seen within both the retail design as well as the products on display in the store, which have all been ethically sourced.
The Miami flagship store designed by Atelier de Yavorsky is marked by minimalism, featuring a soft yet sophisticated pastel colour palette. VMSD The simple retail design allows more attention on what is truly important, the products and their story.
They are the first opportunity to show the customer your brand story.
They also serve as an attention getter, grabbing the customer in and drawing them into the store to see more, experience the brand story for themselves, and purchase products.
A good window display will feature key elements that answer the following three questions from the perspective of the passerby: In the ever growing digital age, the main competitor of window displays are smartphones. It can be challenging for a window display to grasp the attention of a potential customer who is walking by paying close attention to their digital device.
It is for this reason that window display design has shifted towards the integration of LED screens and audio sound. Apart from showing loyal and potential customers your brand story, LED screens also provide the opportunity to communicate how a product works. Beside the LED screen is the countdown clock for the race.
The marketing within the store was also meant to excite customers about an upcoming race in Beijing. The neighboring window display design featured dynamic LED mini screens in which arrows moved from left to right in a fluid motion drawing attention to the featured trainers.
Dynamic ceiling-to-floor LED screens are another way to draw attention to the retail store and its products. This Gucci store in Milan uses a ceiling-to-floor LED column that features a video of models wearing their clothes. The columns are used in the window display design as well as the main entrance to create a dynamic and immersive experience for customers.
This Saint Laurent store located in Shanghai uses dynamic ceiling-to-floor lighting behind their products to highlight and draw attention to their latest coat selection in their window display design.
This eye-catching window display design for GAP features mannequins in a dynamic box framed lighting to draw attention to the products being displayed within the box.
Kiosks are placed nearby the window display that can capture a picture of the customer and allow them to mix and match different products on a virtual mannequin of themselves. This window display design for the Ralph Lauren flagship store in New York, featured an LED screen in which customers could mix and match different tie patterns on a shirt color of their choosing.
Once they found the tie they wanted, they were sent a link on their mobile device which allowed them to purchase the product immediately.
The use of LED screens helps to show a customer a glimpse of the brand story, as well as, products in motion. Moving images and video have shown to increase the retention of the individual and peak their interest.
Dynamic lighting is another way to draw the eye to the featured objects in a window display, and also add to the brand story of the retail store.
Creating an interactive aspect in the window display allow the individual to interact and learn about products before entering into the store making them more likely to actually purchase a product. Overall, the advancement of window display design has led to more creative ways of achieving customer interaction.
Hosting a variety of British companies across multiple sectors looking to grow and create a stronger presence in the Chinese retail market, the event was organized by Media 10 Limited and took place October A stunning image of a shopping mall in Leeds England that tied into the branding for CBBC was placed at the back part of the stand to set the tone of what these brands could represent in China.
Having an open concept design allowed visitors to flow easily from one booth to the next as they explored what these brands had to offer.
The exhibition stand hosted 10 different companies, all looking for potential partners and exposure in China. These companies ranged from clothing and apparel, cosmetics, household goods, and food and beverage. To catch the eye of the passerby, each company in the stand had a booth that featured a full length poster wall.
Companies within the stand included: The exhibition also featured other notable retail brands including Ted Baker, Bentley, and Dyson.For the automotive industry, saw a tremendous amount of activity regarding self-driving cars. CES was dominated by autonomous vehicles from NVIDIA’s car chip to BMW.
Definition. Since the s, corporate social responsibility has attracted attention from a range of businesses and stakeholders. A wide variety of definitions have been developed but with little consensus. Part of the problem with definitions has arisen because of the different interests represented.
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