6 Amazing Trends in the Fashion Retail Environment

Posted Monday, August 29, 2016

The fashion retail store has undergone some significant changes in the past few years. Not unlike many other retail verticals, online shopping channels have forever changed the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, as well as the physical design of the store and the established business models in the fashion world.

Shopping for clothing and accessories is one of those necessities in life that you either love or hate. The fact is, people still want to be able to touch and feel and try on their apparel before buying. For many, shopping for clothing and accessories is an event. From the moment you near the store to the time you checkout, retailers are realizing that shoppers want an amazing and even entertaining shopping experience and retailers must deliver this in order to gain loyal,  repeat business, as well as remain relevant versus the ease of shopping online. 

So, if you haven’t made it to the mall in a while, here is what you may experience.

6 trends in the fashion

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Tags: fashion retail , KDM Retail , NFC tag , retail design

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Holiday Window Displays Capture More than Attention

Posted Friday, December 04, 2015

Macy’s Herald Square window “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
[photo source: nymag.com]
Macy’s Herald Square window “A Charlie Brown Christmas” [photo source: nymag.com]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - for window shopping!

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you are in for a treat. Retailers go all out this time of year to create some pretty spectacular holiday window displays to entice shoppers. Even if you’re not a big shopper, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to do some storefront window shopping.

In major metropolitan cities, like New York City (NYC), thousands of families have made it a tradition to go see the festive holiday windows every year. A trip to see Macy’s creative windows has become an iconic attraction. "Window displays, and holiday windows in particular, are really effective in helping brands elevate themselves beyond a transactional experience and remind people of the wonders of shopping," says Nancy Hansell, senior strategist at branding firm Siegel+Gale.

Why Window Displays are Important for Retailers

Short answer: they help build the brand experience and

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Tags: holiday shopping , KDM Retail , NRF , retail design

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Fashion Retailers are Using New Trends to Amaze & Amuse

Posted Friday, August 14, 2015

 

With Back to School in full swing and the Fall Season approaching fast, thought we’d spotlight some of the new trends in the Fashion Retail Industry that are making a big difference in the in-store shopping experience.

The fashion industry has undergone some significant changes in the past few years. Not unlike many other retail verticals, digital online and mobile channels have forever changed the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, as well as the physical design of the store and the established business models in the fashion world.

The good news in fashion is that consumers enjoy shopping for clothing and accessories. In fact, 40% report they love it.  Shopping for these items is one of those necessities in life that you either love or hate- but you gotta do it at some point. If you haven’t made it to the mall in a while, here is what you can look forward to.

Fashion retailers are changing the store environment to deliver an amazing experience

For many,

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Tags: fashion retail , KDM Retail , NFC tag , retail design

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Retail Design & Merchandising Trends from GlobalShop

Posted Friday, April 10, 2015

GlobalShop 2015- focusing on the in-store experience
GlobalShop 2015- focusing on the in-store experience

submitted by Maureen Gumbert, Marketing Manager, KDM ~

There was a lot to take in at GlobalShop this year. The retail design industry event is actually five Shows in One: the Store Fixturing Show (millwork, fixtures, shelving), The Visual Merchandising Show (props, shopping bags, mannequins), Store Design and Operations (construction, lighting, flooring), The Digital Store (digital signs, audio, screens) and the At-Retail Marketplace (POP, merchandising displays, plastic fabrication). If I had to sum up what jumped out at me in abundance on the show floor this year in just three words they would be: fabric, lighting, and corrugate.  This is coming from my perspective as Marketing Manager at KDM POP Solutions Group, which is focused on POP, Merchandising and Retail Design solutions.

FABRIC.

SEG fabric graphicsSilicone Edge Graphics (SEG) were everywhere! These are graphic panels printed on fabric that has a plastic strip sewn into the edges that slips into a groove on the frame, making it a very

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Tags: GlobalShop , KDM Merchandising Solutions , retail design , trade show

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New Trends in Fast Casual Retail Environments

Posted Friday, March 06, 2015

KDM Retail: Flagship store decor and fixtures [photo credit; Tom+Chee]
KDM Retail: Flagship store decor and fixtures [photo credit; Tom+Chee]

Trend insights from KDM Retail Design specialist, Mike Gavigan ~ 

The Limited Service Restaurant (LSR) category, which includes Fast Casual and Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) made up about $231 billion in 2013. The 2015 projections for this category are only 4.3% nominal sales growth and 2.1% real (inflation adjusted) growth according to a forecast by the National Restaurant Association. As a result of this somewhat flat projection, food service operators will need to steal share from their competitors in order to grow.  In an effort to distinguish themselves, we can expect new menu innovations and renovations in the retail store environments.

A Look at the LSR Category

Fast-casual restaurants continue to gain market share while QSR’s are working hard to upscale their menu offerings and concept positioning in order to keep pace with fast-casual leaders.

Fast Casual Restaurants accounted for 15% percent of sales in the Limited Service category, and according to Technomic

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Tags: KDM Retail , Quick Serve Restaurant , retail design

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