Lovers of a luxurious bathing ritual owe a lot to Lush. In 1989, co-founder Mo Constantine revolutionized bath-time when she invented the bath bomb in her garden shed. Since opening the first Lush store in 1995, the ethically-focused beauty retailer has expanded to 49 countries, and most recently opened its largest ever store in Liverpool on March 15.
Considering that the physical store is supposedly dead and buried, we’re seeing an awful lot of new stores popping up - a lot of which are being opened by brands that previously only sold online.
A couple of weeks ago we published our first concept store review on Nike’s House of Innovation in NYC. This week we’re looking to the other side of the pond with H&M’s first-of-its-kind concept store in Hammersmith, London.
We interviewed 4 experienced retail executives about the biggest developments of 2018, the toughest challenges ahead, and one technology they think will be the biggest game-changer. Here are their thoughts!
Earlier this month, our US team were excited to attend NRF’s Big Show in New York. There were so many innovative ideas being shared by industry experts from all parts of the retail sector, and it's given us high hopes for 2019. After all, we know that retail isn't dead - boring retail is!
The YOOBIC London team was thrilled to host our 8th Retail Innovation Breakfast at Covent Garden's Hospital Club yesterday.
We had our fill of coffee, croissants and thoughts on retail from our two incredible speakers: Michaela Michaelides of Yankee Candle (our amazing client) and Gordon Bullock of GRJB consulting.
Can you believe 2018 is almost over? It’s been an interesting year for retail to say the least, but now it’s time to look ahead to what 2019 might hold. Here are our predictions for the coming year, and some resolutions to help retailers stay at the top of their game - hopefully beyond January 1st.