1 February 2007

Whole Foods

Whole Foods unwraps UK line-up

US organic food giant Whole Foods Market has revealed the first glimpse of its much anticipated retail launch into the UK, with the completion of its brand positioning by design consultancy Boxer.

Pearson Matthews to undertake Alliance Boots strategic review

Pharmacy giant Alliance Boots has appointed Pearson Matthews to explore its future international dispensing strategy.The appointment will see the consultancy working on strategic options for Alliance Boots, in light of changing European regulations on pharmacy retailing.Pearson Matthews principal Mike Pearson explains that the consultancy’s appointment follows four years of extended discussions with what was formerly […]

Parliamentary Design Group

£100 000 research fellowships for design in business

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 has awarded £100 000 for research into design in business – its first ever research fellowship dedicated to design.A £60 000 award has been given to Professor Tom Barker, of the Royal College of Art, for a joint project with London School of Economics research fellow Garrick […]

Ribena bottles

News in Pictures

The Color of Jazz: Album Cover Photographs by Pete Turner, is a celebration of 50 years of his work. It is published by Rizzoli International Publications, priced £27.50. The cover shows Canned Funk by Joe Farrell.

Inclusive Design Challenge deserves wider recognition

We all go on about the positive attributes of design in tackling social ills as well as enhancing clients’ commercial performance. But how many of us go out of our way to demonstrate the former, under constant pressure to prove the latter? Over the years, consultancies entering the Inclusive Design Challenge have been among those […]

Shiraz sofa

Theatre of design

Futuristic houses, cocooning sofas and retro reissues of 1960s classics – there is much to appreciate at Cologne’s furniture fair, although John Stones is rather put off by the heavy emphasis on marketing. Meanwhile Natasha Edwards sees what the furniture

Turnbull Grey

Moveable feast

Over the past 20 or so years, the name of Alan Kitching has become virtually synonymous with creative letterpress in the UK. Through the Royal College of Art’s perennially popular Typography Workshop he – together with his right-hand man Ian Gabb – has opened the eyes of successive generations of students to the imaginative possibilities […]

Kate Moss

Celebrity sell

The use of famous faces shot by well-known photographers in the store environment has changed the fashion retail experience beyond recognition

Mulberry, Bond Street


Bags are the fashion must-haves, with high-priced versions flying out of stores. Mulberry has tapped this trend, with its range of luxury leathergoods that owe as much to practicality as to branding, says Hannah Booth

Ian Rudge

The more the merrier?

100% Design founder Ian Rudge sounds confident. And for good reason. After months of industry speculation, he has finally stepped out with his business partner Jimmy MacDonald to unveil their long-anticipated start-up, Tent London.Under this brand, they will also launch a repackaged show to replace 100% East this September. The revamped event will take place […]

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