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06.24.20 — Business Insider
Starbucks is shutting hundreds of cafes and opening futuristic pickup-only stores in their place
In order to make coffee shops more accessible during the pandemic, Starbucks has plans to close 400 of their sit-down cafes and build 300 of their new pick-up locations. The new design is minimalistic with no seating, and customers place orders ahead of time using the mobile app to save on their waiting time inside the location.
07.02.20 — design:retail
Flagships in the Time of COVID
Flagship locations have provided retailers a chance to use design principles to showcase their identity in a destination experience. Now, there is an opportunity for other stores to feel like a flagship by implementing their own enhanced shopping experiences, and tell a story unique to them by adapting some of these elements included in the following report.
07.08.20 — design:retail
High-Volume Sanitizing Station
These eco-friendly sanitizing fixtures dispense a gallon of sanitizer before needing to use their back up refill stored inside, and have the option to be customized with different colors or graphics to fit your company's aesthetic.
06.24.20 — Forbes.com
Re-Imagining Retail – Why Re-Opening Shopping Centers Can’t Be “Business As Usual”
As retail starts to re-open after lockdown, shoppers want to be confident that the spaces they enter are taking the right steps to maintain a safe environment while easing back into the new normal.
06.03.20 — Uncoverla.com
Portland Cannabis Brand Serra Took Over an Auto Body Shop for Its First L.A. Dispensary
Transforming a previous auto-body shop into a dispensary decked out in wood and marble, a Portland cannabis brand, Serra, has found a home in Los Angeles. They have officially opened up for business during the recent covid-19 outbreak and their budtenders are ready to offer up their unique products in person and soon by delivery.
06.03.20 — frameweb.com
How COVID-19 could impact retail design: clean lines, clean spaces
Covid-19 has the opportunity to impact the future of retail design moving forward. With a focus on maintaining a more sterile environment for shoppers, this can translate into a modern space with clean lines and minimalistic architecture.
06.03.20 — Eater, Chicago
An Ice Cream Truck-Inspired Beer Van is Roaming Chicago
Sharing a couple beers doesn’t have to stop while on lockdown. Goose Island Brewing Co. in Chicago has created a mobile experience that can deliver beer right to your front door with the tune of nostalgic ice cream truck music, giving customers that instant satisfaction and a lasting impression.