Retail Design Institute News

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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International Officers Elected for 2014-2016 Term
SoCal’s Membership Evening at Matteo Lab
How Retailers Can Prepare Today for the Future
2014 Student Design Competition Winners Announced
Carrefour Retail Innovation Delegation visits Los Angeles
Hunting for cool retail in Downtown LA’s hottest districts
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Student Portfolio Review 2014

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Polaroid Fotobar Launches Micro-Retail Expansion
Boca Raton, Fla.-based Polaroid Fotobar is expanding its new experiential retail concept with the opening of seven micro-retail locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Macy's Announce Partnership
St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership with Macy’s Inc. to open licensed shop-in-shop locations in select major markets for the holiday season.
Silvestri California to Open New Showroom
Los Angeles-based Silvestri California has opened a new permanent showroom in New York.
Gap Continues International Expansion
San Francisco-based Gap Inc. has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries beginning spring 2015.
John Varvatos to Open Detroit Boutique
American menswear designer John Varvatos recently announced plans to open his first Midwest retail boutique in downtown Detroit.


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
September 28, 2008


RDI Spring Event
March 21, 2013