Premier Retail Issue 1.3 – Please Click to Read
Welcome to Premier Retail 1.3 – the premier construction tool for the retail industry.
In this month’s issue we preview Retail Design Expo 2016, which is shortly set to arrive in London; we take a look at Primark Madrid; and we book an appointment with Murdock Soho.
Retail Design Expo is Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in retail design, marketing, visual merchandising, architecture and shopfitting from around the world. Following its hugely successful launch in March 2015, it is doubling in size for 2016; bringing more than 200 exhibitors from all branches of retail design, marketing and visual merchandising in the process. The event will showcase lighting designers and manufacturers, design consultancies, surfaces and materials suppliers, flooring companies, POP designers and manufacturers, visual merchandising companies and much, much more. To put it simply: Everything retailers and brand marketers could ever possibly want to see, will all be located under one roof.
Meanwhile, a new flagship Primark store has opened in Madrid. The store – the 41st in Spain – offers customers quality, up-to-the-minute designs at value for money prices and all housed within the redeveloped former Almacenes Madrid-Paris building. The new Primark store is representative of its heritage, drawing on the creative, expressive spirit of the Spanish capital.
And finally, Located on Brewer Street, close to both Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, Murdock Soho is a fantastic new barbers; providing customers with a range of classic barbering services. The store opened in September 2015 and is the seventh barbers in the Murdock collection, joining sites in Covent Garden, Shoreditch, King Street, Regent Street, Spitalfields and Sloane Square. Spread out across one level, design highlights of the store include floating glass and tiled shelves, mosaic tiled floors, display cabinets and barber stations – including facilities for both right handed and left handed barbers. A navy blue colour scheme is used throughout, whilst the layout provides both style and practicality in equal measures. London based company, Blue Group Retail, was the fit-out contractor on Murdock Soho, working alongside designer Erik Munro, of Munro Design.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape the retail sector.