Walmart Closes Some Locations for 'Deep Cleaning'
Walmart has closed several stores for deep cleaning in recent weeks and months, according to local news reports detailing closures of one to three days in different locations. In some, but not all, cases Walmart or municipalities confirmed positive COVID-19 tests as the reason for the closure and cleaning.
H&M Home Opened a Concept Store in Amsterdam
The Swedish fashion giant opened its first concept store for interior design and decoration in the Netherlands. The location is an ancient building whose history is charmingly linked to the Dutch Royal family, in particular to the current King.
Using Technology and Design to Reassure Nervous Shoppers
Design and operational changes could also play a key role in encouraging the economy to begin moving again, with efforts by shopping centres to bring shoppers back to their attractions being commended by politicians who are keen to get commerce back on track.
Survival Of The Fittest Means Faster Innovation For Retail
We as an industry have reached an “evolve-or-die” moment. Countless retailers continue to file for bankruptcy and shutter stores. Yet even when faced with imminent peril based on huge gaps in consumer understanding and inefficient processes, very few retailers or brands have taken up the mantle to truly innovate.
Grocery Design: Guidelines for Infection Control
Social distancing, improved cleaning procedures, and amplified online ordering and delivery capabilities are examples of the measures being taken to implement infection control policies. To keep the country fueled after the COVID-19 curve flattens, we need to identify which of these measures should become lasting design changes in the long term.