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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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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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Market forces

Reports of the death of the shop have been greatly exaggerated. From a revitalised market town to rebooted city buildings, innovation and forward-thinking are breathing new life into bricks-and-mortar retail.

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On the market

In the past year the retail landscape has benefited from discerning rethinks, ambitious new concepts and smart shopping solutions. Here are our picks.

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Paper tiger

Notebook-and-pen has taken a knock from digital in recent years but that hasn’t stopped one classic stationery brand from launching Think of Things: its own high-street showcase for bright ideas.

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Spokes people

City bikes are enjoying an unprecedented boom. Meet the retailers keeping pace with the latest trends in a fast-moving market.

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The Essence of Luxury, 1

25 April 2017

The future of luxury travel will certainly be fast-moving. Can small brands win big by telling better stories? Can long-haul travel really go low-cost? And will robots greet us in the lobbies of hotels or might common sense…

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Retail renewal

Storied department store Engelhorn has clothed generations of Mannheim shoppers. Its top-drawer displays are enticing new visitors – and offering them an all-round experience.

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Child's play?

Being the head of a toy company is most people’s dream job but keeping up with rapid changes in technology and staying ahead of your rivals is not all fun and games. Monocle visits Japan, Canada and Germany to meet the…

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