Spanish fashion company Mango has redesigned its store concept to better suit changing consumer behaviour. The first opening is planned for next month.
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In Belgium, discounter Lidl has opened a store with a warmer decoration and a completely new layout. Shoppers can discover several inspiring 'eating worlds'. It is a test.
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Action is testing a new store concept, which is twice as big as usual: in France, a 1,600 m² store has opened its doors, the largest of the non-food discounter to date.
Fashion retailer C&A, which already introduced a new logo and corporate identity, starts working now on a new store concept. In Zurich, the budget chain’s flagship store was the first to receive a makeover.
Convenience store chain Carrefour Express has opened a pilot store in Brussels according to a new concept, which features fresh produce and organic food and tests the water for more 'blurring'.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo had announced to want to conquer Belgium with "a concept that was as of yet unheard of". Last week, it opened a pilot store thay may give an idea of the company's "Belgian concept".
Esprit has launched in Beijing with a completely new store concept. As part of this revival, the modem brand wants to make it clear that it is "back in the game". Photos can be found here. In the meantime, just five franchise stores have closed in the Netherlands.
A global first for the Netherlands: the Ikea store in Groningen is the first where the chain totally redesigns its lay-out and arranges items by price. The store also aims at selling 'full experiences', rather than single pieces of furniture.
This week, Ikea has opened its first city centre store in Paris. The Swedish chain has been experimenting with smaller store concepts for a while now, in order to respond to the growing competition from e-commerce - albeit with mixed results...
Last Friday in New York, Showfields was opened. The retail building combines digital companies, art exhibits and a community room all under one roof.
In London, Aldi Süd has opened a compact store under the moniker Aldi Local. With this new formula, the discounter is moving into the field of convenience stores. Aldi is also trying out urban concepts elsewhere.
Decathlon has opened a lab store in Singapore in order to test innovations like internet-connected mirrors, a mobile payment app and a fast transport system for online orders.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced it will open its first true city centre store in Paris on 6 May. At just 5400 sqm, it will be Ikea's smallest real store ever (excluding pick-up points).
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has unveiled a new store concept with an innovative mix of fresh meal solutions, 'on the go' shopping and city pick-up points for online shopping. The chain hopes to open 200 of such stores in the next three years.
A warmer store environment, yoga lessons and espresso: these are some of the ingredients with which Swedish fashion retailer H&M intends to become more relevant to consumers. The chain just opened a renewed concept store in Stockholm.
Since announcing a new store concept last March, Aldi has already remodelled 100 Belgian stores, with 60 more to come before the end of the year.