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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?
Grocery chain Kochhaus in Berlin has implemented an extraordinary retail strategy. Instead of simply grouping common food types together, the store is entirely structured by meal recipes. At each ‘recipe stall’ customers get all the ingredients together with the cooking instructions so they can prepare their own meals at home.
Discount retailer Aldi has set up three Hofer-branded petrol stations in Salzburg to sell discounted fuel. Managed by Free Energy, the retailer initially plans to expand its petrol offering to other locations in Austria and later roll out their discounted fuel offering across Europe.