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Flagship stores display green credentials
French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher has turned its Champs-Elysées store into a flagship. Called the “vegetal cosmetic workshop”, it is made of different areas, staging different scenes and experiences around organic care and environmental commitment.
Why it matters
Brands usually use flagships to showcase their products in an impressive setting. Yves Rocher has chosen to focus on its green credentials instead. Could we see a growth of this approach applied in other sectors, in flagship stores dedicated to food for example?
A Chinese shopping centre is opening a special parking lot exclusively for women. The lot offers wider parking spaces and extra lighting in pink and purple. Specially-trained female parking attendants will also be on hand to guide ladies into parking spaces. Wang Zheng, an official at the shopping centre, said the car park aimed to address women´s strong sense of colour and different sense of distance.
Facebook made its first foray into brick-and-mortar retail, offering gift cards for Facebook credits at Target stores. The credits can be used for any Facebook purchase, like social games, applications, and virtual goods.