High expectations - Lionesque’s pop-up stores help redefine retail

Given that pop-up stores are quickly assembled and short term by definition, you might think that customer expectations for them would be lower than they are for more permanent retail locations. You would be wrong. In fact, customer expectations are higher for pop-ups.

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Room to Run

An exciting decade lies ahead for manufacturers of composite panel-based residential and office furniture, kitchen cabinets, store fixtures and organizational units. This issue of Surface & Panel offers plenty of support for that view. In the Ahlstrom-Munksjö feature that begins on page 56, Executive Vice President of Décor Norbert Mix points out that while Europe and North America have similar populations...

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Groupe Lacasse Finds Its Sweet Spot with TFL

Casework for corporate offices or for medical exam rooms. One-off custom or production runs. Drawer fronts or desktops. Textured or high-gloss finishes. Doesn’t matter. Groupe Lacasse has a solution, and it invariably involves thermally fused laminate (TFL). “We offer a variety of products, but we really go to market trumpeting our thermally fused laminate,” said Dominic Aubrey.

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Multi-Dimensional Design: B&N requires creativity at every desk while making impactful, artistic panels

Headquartered on the San Francisco Peninsula, close to Silicon Valley, B+N manufactures and distributes panel systems that carry a local sensibility to a global customer base. The collections are funky, eclectic and unique. The underlying processes boldly wield existing and emerging software, equipment and material technologies. B+N’s guiding principle of being “design-driven” comes through in both object and method.

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California Closets: Aligning Experience, Fulfilling Quality

Walking into California Closets’ new award-winning Showroom 2.0 retail environment is a choose-your-own adventure. The brick and mortar concept creates a customer experience consistent with the company’s online presence and in-home consultations. Cleverly devised with regard to buying behaviors of current generations, Showroom 2.0 delivers on today’s most effective retail strategies.   

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