Regular readers of the Barber blog will know that we have been creating a series of store designs for Neal’s Yard Remedies across the UK (and beyond) and we are pleased to announce that our latest instalment has just opened at at Peacemarsh in Gillingham, Dorset. The new retail store is a new addition to the brand’s existing ‘eco factory’ site – which also recently expanded – and is a continuation of our new retail design concept for the organic beauty brand.
Neal’s Yard Remedies are an award winning ethical, organic health and beauty brand with 52 stores and more than 470 outlets across the UK as well as 80 stores internationally. Barber Design worked closely with Neal’s Yard to realise their brand vision for the ultimate natural beauty retail experience – a process which took more than six months to perfect – but we are sure you will agree the results have been worth the effort.
Inside, the store features traditional style natural wood and tiled surfaces mixed with the brand’s trademark blue glass bottles. The unique, bespoke displays use premium materials to infuse the Neal’s Yard ethos and clear brand identity throughout the store whilst also providing a refreshing approach to the traditional apothecary style interior. Each Neal’s Yard store is more than just a shop – they also offer workshops and events and the new eco factory store serves the local community – so the design needed to be enticing and invite shoppers to come in and browse, try different remedies and engage with the shop assistants in a hospitable and comfortable environment.
Alex Leach, Director of UK Sales at Neal’s Yard Remedies has been very pleased with our collaboration so far:
“We recently won the Best Branded Store at the Natural Beauty Retail Awards which we were incredibly pleased with. Huge thanks to Doug, Alex, Neil and all the team for their hard work in designing the new store concept.”
Our next store design for Neal’s Yard will be opening in Covent Garden in the next couple of months – so keep your eye on the Barber blog for my details of the latest exciting instalment of our Neal’s Yard retail design series.
The Peacemarsh Eco Factory site was recently featured on the BBC’s Shop Well for Less – you can see it here on iPlayer at around 29 minutes in: