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Shopworks' international retail consultancy and retail store design expertise means that our experts are often invited to contribute articles and presentations to publications around the world. A selection of retail store design articles is shown below.

The impact of international formats and brands on Indian retail

India has a population of 1.1 billion. The country's rapidly-growing economy includes a middle class of 300 million people, and counting. So there's clearly scope for retailers to make an impact. But all formats are not alike.

Mobile – Changing the Way Consumers Shop

Michelle Drapeau20.06.12
The rapid growth of mobile technology, combined with changes in consumer and retail trends, is having a major impact on our shopping habits. Whether using them to compare price, reserve a product in store or research reviews online, mobiles are affecting the way we shop.

Sitting: the unexpected hazard in the workplace

Michelle Drapeau21.05.12
To coincide with the launch of Office Anatomy, osteopath and lecturer, Tim Hanwell, advises on the top 5 workplace injuries caused by seating and seated posture, and provides advice for minimising potential risk.

Store front design: the five golden rules for maximum impact

Hugues Audouard03.02.12
The best store front designs create maximum visual impact, setting you apart from your competitors and increasing customer footfall. Shopworks’ Head of Research and Category Management, Hugues Audouard, lists his five golden rules for implementing an effective store front design that gets you noticed.

China sourcing: meeting the challenges, achieving success

Sourcing your fixtures and fittings from China offers significant potential in terms of cost savings. Developments in manufacturing processes combined with improvements in technology and equipment ensure quality products at very competitive prices. But naturally, sourcing from another country presents challenges. Understanding the unique challenges of sourcing from China ensures your experience is productive, positive and most of all profitable...

Am I too old for Hollister ?

Hugues Audouard07.12.09
Hollister, a difficult place to shop or a great brand experience ?

The use of colours in retail store design

Michelle Drapeau05.05.09
The use of colour in your store has a big impact on customer experience. Mike Travalia, Head and Design and Communication at Shopworks, takes a look at the use and effect of colour in a retail environment.

New mobile phone store concept for Turkey

Michelle Drapeau28.04.09
A new kind of shopping experience is being enjoyed by Turkish shoppers, following the opening of Turkcell’s mobile phone store in Istanbul, which was designed and implemented by international retail consultancy, Shopworks.

How to optimise space in my store

Michelle Drapeau24.04.09
Optimising the value of space is about using the available space in the best way possible to achieve optimum results. In essence, this means that your merchandise needs to be easily visible and accessible, but in an environment that also creates a positive shopping experience for the customer.

Top tips for store merchandising

Michelle Drapeau22.04.09
A well thought out merchandising plan always pays dividends in terms of sales results. Craig Phillipson, Managing Director of retail consultancy, Shopworks, gives his four top tips for successful merchandising.

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