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SoCal’s Membership Evening at Matteo Lab

Last month, the Southern California Chapter hosted an inaugural gathering at Matteo Lab in their new retail space, located in Downtown Los Angeles. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, music and a store tour of this latest addition to the Art District’s Retail scene.  The event focused on presenting cutting edge retail insights along with the opportunity of networking with individuals in the heart of an emerging design district. James Farnell, Southern California Chapter President, wel... Read More

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2014 Student Design Competition Winners Announced
July 14, 2014
The Institute received more than 200 submissions for the 33rd annual Student Design Competition representing dozens of design schools and programs across the country. This year the Institute awarded $10,000 in prize money thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Stylmark and Toshiba. ... (More)
Carrefour Retail Innovation Delegation visits Los Angeles
July 10, 2014 |
The Carrefour Group is a leading retailer in Europe and the second-largest retailer in the world, employing nearly 365,000 people. With more than 10,100 stores in 34 countries, Carrefour generated revenues of $137,8 billion in 2013. This week the media reported changes in the French retail giant&... (More)

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2014 Retrospective
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2014 Retrospective: Import/Export: Vietnam Makes Great Inroads in Apparel Exports to U.S. Stores

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2014 Retrospective: Real Estate: Retail Rents Climb in Beverly Hills

During the past year, rents on several prime Los Angeles shopping streets have stayed the course and not risen over last year.
2014 Retrospective: Retail Employment: Key Seasons Provide Lift
Retail employment in apparel and accessories stores across California remained steady for much of the year, with upticks in employment in the months leading up to retail’s busiest seasons—Back to


Atlanta | Southeast

SCAD Atlanta Student Wins 1st Place in PAV...
March 7, 2012
Art Institute of Atlanta Student PAVE Winn...
February 8, 2012
A Special Showing of Paul Wolski's Work...
February 8, 2012


Tour of The Mall at Chestnut Hill...
October 31, 2012
Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise
August 5, 2012
Back Bay Retail Tour
June 19, 2012


Latest News
March 11, 2013
Events for 2012
March 22, 2012

Madrid | Barcelona

EuroShop / RDI's Wall Design
March 8, 2014
Retail Refresh Tours
June 17, 2011

Minneapolis | St. Paul

Association for Retail Environments Awards...
April 14, 2014
Congratulations, Chandler Inc.!...
April 14, 2014
January 7, 2013

Northern California

San Francisco Design Week 2013 a Huge Succ...
July 11, 2013
Join us and IDSA for San Francisco Design ...
June 7, 2012
Student Elevator Pitches to Design Pros....
May 30, 2012

Pacific Northwest

The Passing of Jeri Straga Nelson...
February 27, 2013
Seattle Institute President Paul Bindolill...
December 8, 2010
Seattle Attends International Board Meetin...
March 30, 2009

Southern California

SoCal’s Membership Evening at Matteo Lab...
September 10, 2014
Carrefour Retail Innovation Delegation vis...
July 10, 2014
Hunting for cool retail in Downtown LA’s...
June 25, 2014

St. Louis

Save-A-Lot Announces New Stores in Four St...
February 27, 2012
Dollar General to Open 625 New Stores in 2...
January 5, 2012

Sydney | Melbourne

Australian Retail Design Awards...
February 20, 2012
Sydney/Melbourne Announces New Leadership...
November 17, 2008
Visit our Australia Web Site
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RDI Spring Event
March 21, 2013