AKMPG report cited in media a few months back said that almost 22% of consumers in India’s tier-2 cities and 30% in tier 3 towns feel their spends might increase compared to the pre-Covid levels. A 2019 Consumer Sentiment Survey also reveals that 26% of property investors view cities like Ahmedabad, Kochi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Nashik as hot destinations. The retail sector in tier II and III, saw much higher investments of $6,192 million between 2006 and 2017, as against 1,295 million in tier 1 in the same period. Reports also point to a new breed of tech power entrepreneurs emerging from tier-3 cities with 3X growth in unique businesses creating online stores in these markets.
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The Curated Art Of Window Shopping-Delhi
The new AIS Window experience center in Delhi designed by Four Dimensions Retail Design redefines the whole experience of buying window solutions in an immersive spatial narrative that blends storytelling and cutting edge technology.
Retail @ Small Town India: Way To Go?
Even as markets get re-adjusted to a post-Covid reality and retail brands realign their business strategies to shifting market dynamics, India’s tier2-3-4…markets might just be what the retail economy needs to get back on growth track.
Where the police go to shop - RAJKOT
Designed by IKS ARCHITECTS, the Dhiraj Police Store in Rajkot, Gujarat, has been conceptualised to craft a unique retail experience. Located in an urban dense fabric on the ground floor of a commercial building near the old city, the government licensed store is designed to serve the police force and associated dignitaries.
For the love of Laminates… SURAT
The EightxFour Experience Centre by Shivshakti Laminates is an experience centre of a leading laminate and veneer retailer of Surat, created in an erstwhile textile manufacturing unit. Designed by Utopia Designs, the centre’s design focuses on effective display strategies, both tried-and-tested and new, within an industrial vocabulary.
Tyre retailing takes experiential route with Bridgestone Select +
Bridgestone India, one of the leading brands in the passenger car tyre segment, recently launched the country’s first concept store in Pune. Designed by LANDOR & FITCH, the store offers an educative tyre buying and service experience, while redefining the whole retail experience in the category .
When design enables purchases in a hypermart - DELHI
Departmental stores are spaces where the functional aspects take centre stage and design is more a matter of simply enabling product purchases. But Kwality Bazaar, Delhi, designed by Aatika Manzar, accentuates the incredibly important role design and aisle planning play in enhancing the shopping experience and thus maximising sales, in a supermarket environment.
High on hospitality - RAIPUR
Spread over an area of 50,000 sq. ft., and designed by Raipur based Azure Interiors, Clarks Inn Suites,the 52 key suites hotel is all about elevating the experience quotient of the space.
The Design Divas…
It’s the month that celebrates women with the International Women’s Day observed on March 8th. In this edition, we present three women entrepreneurs working in the retail design space who share their experiences and professional insights in an exclusive interaction with VMRD. Read on…
Reformed, restyled & restored - MUMBAI
Mumbai based Miyabi store designed by NACL ( Natasha Aggarwal Creative Living) is a stress-free fashion space that enables customers to browse and shop in a relaxing retail ambience.
A rich narrative with diverse materiality - AURANGABAD
Pehnawa is a three-storey fashionwear outlet in Aurangabad, designed by Portico Design Concepts. Spread across 5,400sq.ft., the space’s striking design adds its own muscle to the showroom experience.
The Imitation Game
Retail has always thrived on Target, with its billion-dollar private trends—spotting them, copying them labels, has turned this and capitalizing on them approach into a winning strategy.
A Pop-Up Store Hits the Road
Cuyana’s store-on-a-truck is a cost-effective way to quickly test locations and products
A Puzzling Year
How the hottest company in jigsaws handled sudden and exponential growth
Walmart's Online Sales Soar as Shoppers Stock Up on Supplies
Americans turned to Walmart’s online business as well as its stores for supplies and home goods as the virus surged in new regions, resulting in soaring sales for the fiscal second quarter.
Apple Warns China Virus Will Cut iPhone Production, Sales
Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.
The Preppy Punk
Menswear line Noah brings an in-your-face honesty to luxury retailing
It's A Man's World
A modeling agency linked to Jeffrey Epstein is just one of the chain’s worries.
Instacart Doesn't Want ‘No For An Answer
Dozens of workers say the company’s app hectors them to take on grocery deliveries that aren’t worth their time, and that it doesn’t stop there.
Stitch Fix: In Data We Trust
An online retailer and styling service uses algorithms to remove bias in its clothing selections.
Carnegie Library: Inside Apple's New Flagship Store
Carnegie Library has been labeled Apple’s “most historic, ambitious restoration by far,” an Apple Store that’s more than two years in the making, costing over $30 million.