Book Lovers Day and The New Elite

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest A few weeks ago, The Times reported that the sales of bookcases are up by at least 10% on the year at the retailer John Lewis. Premium ranges have driven this growth. The retailer reported that their … (read more)

Psychedelic Aesthetics

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Liberty  The Huffington Post states that it is now recognised by the medical profession that there is a definite connection between one’s emotions and physical health. In times of political upheaval, consumers are prioritising emotional healing. According to … (read more)

Why the future of cities will shape retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest  Every weekend, I turn to the weekend supplements. Cup of coffee in one hand, I turn the pages with the other and take in current affairs, document what is neoteric and what could indicate the rise of … (read more)

Communicating Inclusivity & Diversity

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Skolors Messaging of diversity and inclusivity are permeating across all industries. Cannes Lions CEO Philip Thomas disclosed at this year’s Cannes festival how the future of creativity will embrace continue to confront diversity. The official website stated that … (read more)

What Home Means To Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

‘Sense of belonging’ is second on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is intrinsic to happiness and wellbeing. Post Brexit and Trump, refugee crisis, consumers feel divided and there is uncertainty surrounding what home means. In addition to this, millennials are … (read more)

Summer & Sport in Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest As we welcome July, we are greeted by the promise of a month full of fitness with Wimbledon, The British Open and Tour De France. As exciting as that sounds, this month we are also celebrating nutrition … (read more)

The Rise of Anti Haulers

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest Disillusioned by an oversaturated beauty market, mass consumerism, and products failing to live up to their social media hype, bloggers are now creating ‘anti-hauls’ where they explain why they are not buying certain products. The anti-haul resonates … (read more)

Culture Connects

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Gucci In a climate of civic discourse, and consumer distrust, there is an inherent need for trading on culture and art to promote empathy and rebuild social cohesion. Modern retail is the crossroad between commerce and culture. Brands … (read more)

Designing for Quiet

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Silence has become highly sought after as a luxurious commodity. W Magazine reports ‘between “fake news” blaring through the television, Twitter notifications constantly interrupting us, and the combined noise of everyday life, it’s become a privilege to shut the f— … (read more)

The Future of Empathy in Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image source LSN Global Confronted with civic discourse, a global trust crisis, the rise of populist politics and technology that makes our lives increasingly more isolated, the case for empathy has never been more immediate. Empathy enables people to have … (read more)

Optimism in Design

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source The Inspiration Room The word ‘progress’ has been a reoccurring conversational theme here at Sheridan&Co. The Author of The Sunday Times Bestseller Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There, Rutger Bregman put forwards that ‘a map … (read more)

Courting Centennials

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Millennial 20/20 Millennial 20/20 took place at the beginning of May. The Summit hosts over 3000+ brands corporates, start ups and retailers to understand to the complexity and characteristics that define the vast generation. According to Forbes, there … (read more)

Locality Inspired Retail

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Ben & Jerrys Ben & Jerrys shared their three-part mission to communicate a localised authentic brand experience in Europe at the Retail Expo. Speakers, Chris Sherriff and Pete Champion described how Ben and Jerry’s were confronted with the … (read more)

The New Luxury Age

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Stylus Curve At the end of April, Stylus hosted a Spring Innovation Forum which they shared their latest macro trend, The New Rules of Luxury. By 2025, it has been envisioned that there will be 263,500 ultra high … (read more)

FOOD RETAIL TACTICS

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source London Food Month June – the start of summer. Out come the picnics, strawberries, Pimm’s and sweet smell of BBQs’. To add to this delight, it is London Food Month. The city celebrates culinary creativity through array of … (read more)

From the high street to online to flying cars

Posted by Michael

Image Source Selfridges It comes as no surprise to me that we have more brand and retail concept based projects on our books than at any other time. In Selfridges alone, we have recently installed new designs for Christian Louboutin … (read more)

MEET MILLENNIAL MUMS

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Pinterest Millennials are coming of age. They are entering their peak years and as they grow older, they are having children. According to PR Newswire, 9000 daily are becoming parents. We have seen the proliferation of millennial targeted … (read more)

Brands Need To Dream Up New Utopias

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Internet Age Media A short while ago, the Sheridan&Co strategy team were indulging in explorations of nostalgia. Revisiting the 90s with Pokémon Go and the relaunch of Nokia 3310 inspired fond memories within the team. Yet, as strategists … (read more)

Nature Inspired Design

Posted by Alice Bodkin

Image Source Ecotopia Nature is a “forgotten public health resource”. Benefitting physical, mental and social health, access to nature has been shown to reduce stress and improve coping mechanisms. Where nature once surrounded us, we now live in what Michael … (read more)

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