• Transform magazine
  • August 22, 2017

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Craft, curiosity and inspiration at heart of fabric and art chain rebrand

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Crafting and DIY art is clearly on the rise. The Chicago Tribune reported a 7% increase in sales of art products year-on-year in 2015 and Etsy noted a 19.4% increase in sellers in the same period. Surprisingly, the trend has...

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Timeline: Woolworths

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Woolworths has a long history in Australia and remains popular today. Its brand has changed remarkably little over the past 93 years. Its focus on fresh food, quality products and its Australian heritage remains strong in its...

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Packaging, disrupted

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The FMCG sector is facing a massive digital disruption. How are brands responding to changes in online retail, targetting strategies and packaging design? Brittany Golob investigates...

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Rice rebrand goes against the grain

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It began simply; with a relative asking founder Moni Varma to import basmati rice, a rarity in Britain in the 1980s. The need inspired Varma, who helped run a steel company in his native Malawi, to begin a rice business in th...

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Guinness is good for you

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With 17 years of experience running TripAdvisor’s top-10 ranked Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, and 83 years of storytelling through advertisements, Guinness has just opened its first travel retail experience. The new Guinnes...

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Opinion: Masking brand appeal

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Cycling masks are an unsexy solution to an unsexy problem. Rupert Faircliff of Brandcap asks how can cycling mask brands overcome various obstacles to create genuinely desirable products?...

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Benefits of British design

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Bicycles and satchels are iconic staples in British heritage, and often inspire the best in design. Brompton Bicycle, a manufacturer known for its compact folding bikes, has recently partnered with the Cambridge Satchel Compa...

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Brand profile: intu

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Shopping centre brand intu has put digital experience at the heart of its adaptation strategy. Brittany Golob explores the changing nature of physical shopping centres and the Christmas installation setting the tone for intu'...

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Aquarium creates splash underground

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Aquatic pet brand Tetra recently teamed up with the Aquatic Design Centre to install a pop-up aquarium in London Underground’s Old Street Station....

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Opinion: What makes brand extensions succeed?

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Brand extension has evolved dramatically in the past twenty years or so. Back then, there was a fairly gentle expansion of FMCG goods into adjacent product categories – Mars ice cream bars made huge news in 1988. Now extensio...

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