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The future of libraries, a canny way to navigate busy streets and the Taipei thoroughfare that's turned an entire district around.

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Paradise aisles

By turning the weekly shop into a pleasurable, plentiful and people-focused experience, German mini-chain Zurheide is foretelling the future of the supermarket.

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Going up

Facing tough times, the world of physical retail is fighting its corner in style. We review the bold formats, inspiring shopfits and savvy blends of heritage and technology keeping the sector’s innovators ahead of the curve…

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Core strength

The world’s biggest brand believes bricks-and-mortar retail is the future – and, used well, can fix our isolation. We sit down with the executive who’s creating new ‘town squares’ where we can all come together and, of…

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Business briefing

Canada launches a space-age carbon counter and Sweden unveils the world’s first shopping centre selling exclusively upcycled and repurposed items.

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Retail therapy

In this age of online shopping, why is bricks-and-mortar retail still popular and relevant? We assess the challenges specific to three cities – Sydney and gentrification, Madrid and Spain’s power brands, and Osaka with its…

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Sleeping giants

Sophie Grove reporting on revivals: Many successful companies have been scuppered by circumstance over the years but in some cases there’s an argument for resurrection. Why not bring back these fine examples?

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Rolling in the aisles

For the world’s biggest trolley-maker, online retail isn’t a problem – it’s a challenge. Meet Wanzl, a company that knows what direction it’s heading in.

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Radio

The Essence of Luxury, 2

9 November 2017

Luxury is no longer simply defined by a price tag or recognisable label. It is not, in fact, confined to products: it includes experiences too, with the social interaction around luxury items more important than ever. As…

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Speciality retail: Verona

12 October 2017

This Italian city has a long tradition of typography – and the business still has a story to tell. Letterpress workshop-cum-store Lino’s & Co updates old machines with 3D-printed movable type.

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