Chapter Officer Election Schedule for 2023-2025 Term
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by Retail Design Institute
5M ago
Members in Canada, Carolinas, Heartland, New England, and Twin Cities, watch your email inbox for a chance to nominate a fellow member or perhaps yourself to serve as Chapter President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer for the 2023-2025 Term. Reminder, only Professional members can serve as President or Vice President. Any member can serve as Secretary or Treasurer. All nominations and balloting will be held via email in accordance with the Institute’s By-laws.   Chapter Election Schedule for 2023-2025 Term   September 18, Call for Nominations, due October 5. October 6, R ..read more
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Southern California – August 2023 Newsletter
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by Retail Design Institute
6M ago
Greetings Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter members! We hope everyone survived the hurriquake of August 2023 and are making plans for their Labor Day Weekend. Three week countdown to our next in person event on Larchmont Blvd, we hope you can make it! We’ll be visiting such stores as Rothy’s, Beyond Yoga, Topdrawer, Buck Mason, Thirteen Lune and capping off with drinks and refreshments at Faherty. Be sure to stop by the farmers market too. And try to grab a gooey cookie at Levain’s! Did you know the Southern California Chapter includes the regions of Nevada, Arizona, Ut ..read more
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Connecting with Customers in Virtual Retail Experiences
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by Retail Design Institute
7M ago
How will shopping in the Metaverse compare with real-life experiences? By Catherine Keywan, IIDA, RDI Headlines around NFTs, stores in the Metaverse, and retailers playing in this new sandbox have society buzzing about the next shopping revolution. Retailers are not only ‘opening’ stores in the virtual Metaverse; entire malls are being designed to house them. When I first read headlines of virtual stores, I found them jarring. How could virtual shopping ever replace shopping IRL? As I learn about the Metaverse, I understand the important role retail plays there. My misconception was ..read more
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NE: Summer Social Recap
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by New England
7M ago
CHEERS to our summer social! Thank you to all our members and new friends for joining us at Lamplighter in Cambridge. The atmosphere was fantastic, fostering connections, laughter, and lively conversations. A special shout-out to our incredible sponsors who support our events and chapter year-round. Great to see everyone and share a pint. Congratulations to the members who won the raffle! We look forward to more memorable gatherings ahead ..read more
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CAN Event Recap: SET SAIL 2023
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by Canada
7M ago
We sailed. We laughed. We had a blast! Our annual exclusive summer social event was a HUGE SUCCESS! Joining together, for the second time the Retail Design Institute Canada and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), co-hosted SET SAIL 2023. On July 20, 2023, we took a breather from day-to-day work and SET SAIL into summer! We departed from The Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club at Noon, enjoyed the great weather and views as we sailed into Lake Ontario, commencing our trip with dinner and drinks at the Toronto Beach Club, it was the perfect spot to continue network ..read more
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Southern California – June 2023 Newsletter
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by Southern California
8M ago
Greetings Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter Members! Welcome to our June newsletter….and happy Summer! The Retail Design Institute Southern California Chapter has wrapped up our MASH Industries tour and is now looking forward to our July virtual event on Cannabis Dispensary design. Here’s hoping the only smoke happening this fire season will be coming from the vape pens! Did you know the Southern California Chapter includes the regions of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Hawaii? It’s true! If you know any innovative store experiences, retail companies, or con ..read more
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Embrace the thrill of the unknown…
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by Retail Design Institute
8M ago
When was the last time you did something spontaneous? By Catherine Keywan, IIDA, RDI When was the last time you did something spontaneous? The safeguard nature of the pandemic had us living a life of pre-planned experiences. Dining out on a whim? Reservations required. Last-minute weekend getaway? Better pass that test. As we embrace life post-pandemic, I’m sure that I’m not alone in saying I crave the return of spontaneity, happenstance, and delightful surprise in my everyday. Are you ready to welcome back the thrill of the unknown? In 2019 I heard about a “secret hotel” in upstate ..read more
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CAN Event Recap: Step Outside Yorkville Walking Tour
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by Canada
8M ago
We walked. We talked.  We made new connections! Our first Walking Tour, Chapter ONE, found The Retail Design Institute Canada wandering the streets of Yorkville Village in downtown Toronto. Attendees began the evening at Lumas Gallery for a post work happy hour and networking social time with Erin Lang, who shared her vision and story of this beautiful space. The guests then divided into three very competitive groups and were able to share stories and conversations as they followed the one-of-a-kind map provided by Architect Paul Backewich.   Some highlights along ..read more
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The Power of Purpose
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by Retail Design Institute
9M ago
Retail leaders can change the world By Eric Feigenbaum, Media RDI In the early years of the 20th century, American retail evolved into a selling stage of dreams and desire. The great merchant princes at the time learned to capitalize on the aspirations and hopes of the shopping public. Helen Landon Cass, a popular radio personality, told a display convention in 1923: “Sell them their dreams. Sell them what they longed for and hoped for. Sell them this hope and you won’t have to worry about selling the goods.” The great merchants of today recognize that desire isn’t merely about wanting the lat ..read more
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NE: Real Life Retail Panel Discussion
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by New England
9M ago
We had an inspiring event, Real Life Retail, featuring an esteemed panel of design and construction teams from New Balance, Inspire Brands (Dunkin & Jimmy John’s) and Floor & Decor! Thank you to our inspiring panelists for an engaging discussion highlighting recent projects and solutions that enhanced their customer experiences: Lisa Rachielles, Global Retail Design Manager for New Balance, Jason Marcoulier, Director of Global Design & International Construction for Inspire Brands, and Julie M Starzynski, RDI Director of Design & Construction for Floor & Decor. And  Th ..read more
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