November 26, 2015
Food is Fashion Session at A.R.E. Retail Design Collective 2015
Fashion and food are converging, driven by the largest demographic shifts shaping the North American retail marketplace. Fashion retailers have sought alliances with food and beverage brands to sell or serve in their stores, thereby reinforcing the connection between the brands. The food love affair renaissance, particularly of curated quality food, has led to the food sector becoming the hot new retail niche. Food is the new retail lifeline.
With the recent advent of the food hall in North America, inspired from the great traditional European food halls in Europe?s most prestigious department stores, upscale offerings can be consumed on the premises or sold as prepared meals to go. This has created food destinations where engaging, knowledgeable foodies share their passion with a captive audience. Join GH+A's Paola Marques and Debbie Kalisky next Friday, December 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the A.R.E. Retail Design Collective Show held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC as they explore this upcoming trend from a retail designer's perspective.