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Retail Design Expo 2015

We are excited to announce our involvement in this year’s Retail Design Expo, this entirely new event seeks to bring together leading suppliers and conference speakers from the retail industry under one roof. 

Mariann Wenckheim and Simon Liss will be speaking alongside Doug Glenwright, Head of Retail Transformation at Thomson Holidays on the first day, exploring how we worked together to reinvent the travel agent…

 

20.20's Managing Director Jim Thompson speaks to the Design Business Association

The government has issued a press release showing the value of our industry to the British economy.

Official statistics published today reveal that the UK’s creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy.

• Growth of almost 10% in 2012, outperforming all other sectors of UK industry
• Accounted for 1.68 million jobs in 2012, 5.6 per cent of UK jobs

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Strauss Innovation Store, designed by retail design consultants 20.20

The  following article was published on Textilwirtschaft here and the journalist is Mattias Erlinger.

See our recent Strauss case study for this project here. 

Strauss Innovation will wieder überraschender und attraktiver werden – mit neuen Produkten, besserer Preis-Leistung und besserem Service

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Karstadt's new store design unveiled

In September 2013 Karstadt celebrated the completion of their new store concept.

John Ryan of Retail Week & Drapers visited the store and interviewed Andrew Jennings, CEO of Karstadt. He dedicated his ‘Store of the Week’ to Karstadt.

See his article and photos HERE

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20.20's Managing Director Jim Thompson speaks to the Design Business Association

The Design Business Association (DBA) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new President, Jim Thompson, Managing Director of 20.20.

Last night (5th September 2013) Jim performed his first official duty as DBA President- his acceptance speech. 20.20 and the DBA all look forward to the changes he will be making.

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German brand Strauss Innovation, established in 1902, has just launched a concept store in Leipzig to showcase its new brand proposition and store experience.
CEO, Paula Minowa with her team embarked to reinvent the brand in order to make it more relevant to both new and existing customers. 20.20 have worked closely - and bilingually - with the Strauss team to help define, articulate and visualise their brand and store proposition. The outcome needed to be true to the brand’s DNA and unique to the German market.

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Fortnum & Mason’s ambition was to create a destination for jewellery that celebrates both established and up-and-coming designers in a unique and authoritative way. 20.20 have created a concept that is sensitive to the Fortnum & Mason heritage and the craftsmanship of jewellery, whilst embracing the modernity and progressive attitude of an evolving department store.

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Last year we were asked to contribute towards the Department Store Yearbook because of our work with Karstadt, Germany.

Sanela Lazic, Client Director of Fashion & Department Stores, wrote an article that discusses the rise in VIPs: Values in Personalisation.

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There is little doubt that Danny Boyle's visionary Olympic Opening Ceremony reaffirmed London's position as the creative capital of the world – and did so on an international stage.

In gratitude, 20.20 decided that the Lancashire-born director and producer deserved to be awarded his very own gold medal for outstanding creative achievement.

EHI Retail Institute’s magazine Shops + Stores have published the work 20.20 have so far completed for Karstadt at the Düsseldorf store in Germany.

20.20 released a press release and images to journalists about the new concept store in Dusseldorf for Karstadt earlier this month (October 2012).

See link for the full story and images here

This news also made it to Design Week and Retail Gazette.  

Images of the store can be seen below;

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On Thursday 11th October, Karstadt’s new concept store in Dusseldorf opened, showing customers the elegant, light and spacious ‘home’ for all their new brands.

Everyone at the launch was full of praise for the new store and 20.20 are incredibly proud of what has been created, implemented and so well received.

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Situated in a former bank vault in the heart of The City, a small and exclusive group of guests attended the 20.20 Gamification Dinner. Co-hosted by Badgeville, the evening was full of stimulating conversation, networking and enlightenment into how gamification can engage customers, affect their behaviour and drive both sales and loyalty.

The evening was a great success with some really positive feedback:

Above, for 20.20, working with Liberty on the new Beauty Hall was as much of a theatre production as it was a retail design.

Sanela Lazic, wrote the following article for Retail Focus, June 2012 issue.

In the same way that fashion shows are about capturing the audience, department stores are about engaging your guests. In a sophisticated marketplace there is no longer any room for the obvious. This is the time to be bold and beautiful, says Sanela Lazic, client director for fashion at 20.20.

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Differentiate Or Die

On Wednesday 13th June, The Egremont Group in conjunction with Barracuda Executive Search Consultants hosted an event themed: "Differentiate or Die – Why it is essential to have a unique and compelling customer proposition."

Our Founding Partner, Bernard Dooling was asked to present to an audience of industry leaders his thoughts and beliefs on this compelling subject. He was joined by Paul Loft, Managing Director of Homebase and David Williams from Duke Street Capital.

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It was celebrations all round last night as Liberty and 20.20 scooped the Marketing Week Engage Award in the category of design for the refurbished Beauty Hall that opened last Summer.

The category awards projects that have grown the business, increased engagement or added value for the customer through design based innovations. Competition was tough with the shortlist including global brands such as British Airways and Toni & Guy, making the win that much more resounding.

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20.20 are delighted to have been shortlisted for a Marketing Week Engage Award in the ‘Design’ category for our latest work with Liberty on their new Beauty Hall.

The category encouraged entries from agencies who have benefited a brand by growing their business, increasing customer engagement or by adding value for the customer through some clever design-based innovation or initiative.

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The success of etailer Amazon is well documented and according to the latest set of figures published for the online giant, it looks set to continue. The latest edition of Retail Week looks at Amazon’s ‘relentless expansion’ and explores how fellow online and offline retailers can best compete.

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20.20 were delighted to be able to celebrate our latest work in the fashion and department store sector with a selection of our clients on Friday morning at a breakfast we hosted in the revamped beauty hall of the eclectic London shopping emporium, Liberty.

20.20 are thrilled to have been shortlisted for not one but two Retail Interior Awards for our latest work with Liberty on their new Beauty Hall.

We are particularly proud of this achievement considering the new look department only opened for trading last month. The Awards, now in their 14th year are part of Retail Week and recognise the best UK retail interiors and shopfitting. They showcase the tremendous efforts and achievements of retail designers who consistently strive for excellence.

Working closely with 20.20 to develop and define the brand, the guidelines, tone of voice and its visual language, the lingerie and sex-toy retailer Ann Summers have this week gone public about their plans to unveil their new-look brand later this year. 20.20 helped to develop the very bold premise of “We sell orgasms” - a statement of undeniable intent which will now be put in front of the Ann Summers customer as a guarantee to help: “unleash your sexual confidence”.

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Beauty Hall visual

Eclectic department store Liberty will double the size of its beauty offer this year with the help of their friends at 20.20.

We previously worked with Liberty when we designed the former beauty hall on Regent Street and thus have a a deep understanding of the brand and exactly what Liberty stand for so were delighted to be asked once again to design this new beauty emporium, which is set to open in June 2011.

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