It’s a big month for news in retail design coming up to Christmas and at Storebest we want to keep you updated with the very best. So with further ado, Happy Christmas and happy shopping!
Amazon could be bringing a cashier-free grocery shop to London as part of its Amazon Go Concept.
At present, the tech giant is looking at London’s West-End as a likely culprit with an additional location in the neighbourhood of Oxford Circus being considered.
According to a CNBC report, Amazon is setting its sights on storefronts between 3,000 sq. ft. and 5,000 sq. ft.
Since the opening of its first Go store in January in Seattle, Amazon now has seven stores running across the United States.
The company plans to open 3,000 such stores by 2021.
Retail giant Walmart have announced they will acquire Art.com, the online retailer providing some of the very best in artwork and perhaps the largest of its kind.
At an undisclosed price, Walmart will acquire the catalog, IP, trade name, and U.S. operations of Art.com.
The deal is set to be made by early next year with Walmart planning to operate the site as a standalone project, complimentary to its existing online portfolio which includes Walmart.com, Jet.com and Hayneedle.com.
Earlier this month the remodeled interactive M&M’s World was reopened in Shanghai Shimao International Plaza to much delight and excitement from chocolate lovers.
The M&Ms World Shanghai experience store features a “Great Wall of Chocolate” consisting of over one million M&Ms, a personalised printer, and a device that scans customers to create a personalised M&Ms avatar.
It also features an improved checkout experience that allows mobile payment options from Alipay, WeChat and Apple Pay.
The news is in and the winner for the 2019 colour of the year goes to Living Coral, as named by the Pantone Colour Institute.
A mixture of peach and orange, the colour is described as an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”.
Likened to a “touch of humanizing warmth” by global design lead at Formica Group, Renee Hytry Derrington, she continued by saying Living Coral is perfect to “represent the heart of the home and bold enough for modern interiors”.
“With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.