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Green Giants: Eco-Friendly Businesses

We like to think we’re pretty good at turning off the tap when we’re brushing our teeth, and separating out our papers and our plastics – but what about when you have to think about going green on a much bigger scale? We’ve taken a look at three big businesses and their eco-friendly efforts.  …

visual merchandising and store design

The New Craftsmen

Situated in upscale Mayfair, The New Craftsmen boutique is a delight for design enthusiasts and décor connoisseurs alike. Diversifying the retail landscape of this upmarket neighborhood, mainly known for its ultra-luxurious designer boutiques, the bright and airy gallery-like space opened in July and is the first permanent retail destination from the UK design champions. After two…

environmental trends in business J.Crew

J.Crew Sloane Square x Buglife: A celebration of bees

The launch of J.Crew’s 4,500 square foot store in London’s Sloane Square will also be a celebration of its partnership with Buglife – a charity focused on the conservation and protection of bees and other bugs. A main feature of this collaboration includes a vertical garden designed to “provide the bees with pesticide-free gardens to…

Interview with Location Analytics Experts Viewsy

Viewsy is an exciting and rapidly growing young business, specialising in the area of offline analytics. Online retailers often gain valuable insight into the behaviours of their customers by tracking their movements across the website. This allows them to judge what is popular, how best to improve sales, and a host of other valuable insights…

Interview with Andy Hobsbawm of EVRYTHNG

EVRYTHNG is an exciting new company which deals with the Web of Things and its applications in a retail and commercial environment. The EVRYTHNG Engine makes it easy to assign a unique digital identity to any physical object, allowing businesses and consumers to engage, communicate and form relationships like never before. Here at Insider Trends…

Interview with Tim Williams of YrStore

For the past few months, visitors to the Topman store on London’s busy Oxford Street have been treated to an exciting and innovative new showcase of technology, in the form of interactive touch-screen clothing design. Users can create patterns, upload images and insert text, before trying out their design on the world’s first live digital…

What is ZipZap?

ZipZap is a new startup, based at Level39, which is going to change the way we run eCommerce websites. Cash is the preferred method of payment for 54% of Americans, and 8 out of 10 consumers are uncomfortable sharing financial information online,so there is currently a large untapped market for online retailers. ZipZap set out…

New Shops with a Twist

If you live in or frequently visit London, the chances are that you’ll spot exciting and interesting-looking new shops almost every time that you’re out in the capital. Every month marks the opening of new pop-up stores selling beauty products, fashionable menswear, quirky home furniture and everything in between. However, here at the Insider London…

Recently Opened in London

Here at Insider Trends we’ve been following some of the latest and most exciting additions to the already bustling London retail industry. From beauty to fashion and accessories, we’ve sought out a selection of new stores which are changing the face of the London shopping experience. Which ones would you visit? Dior Beauty Boutique Following…