Press

 

Awards & nominations

 

 
 
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IIDA LATIN AMERICA DESIGN AWARDS - 2019

We are thrilled that our project in the Cayman Island has won the the IIDA Latin America Design Awards. 

 
 
 
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RETAIL DESIGN INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL - 2019

We are pleased to announce that our Rebranding of the Longo’s Stouffville has won at this year Retail Design Institute International Retail Design Awards in NYC.

 
 
 
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CREATIVE RETAIL AWARD - 2019

We are excited to announce that two of our projects has been shortlisted in the Creative Retail Awards in UK. 

 
 
 
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EUROSHOP RETAIL DESIGN AWARDS - 2019

Finalist - Hurley’s Grand Harbour.

 
 
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RETAIL WEEK INTERIORS AWARDS - 2016

Finalist - International store of the year.

 
 
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EUROSHOP RETAIL DESIGN AWARDS - 2016

Finalist - The Market by Longo's.

 
 

PRESS

 

 
 
 
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LONGO’S TO OPEN CANADA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE GROCERY STORE

Retail Focus, January 7, 2019

Longo's has transformed its suburban format, opening a new store in Stouffville, Ontario, the chain’s 33rd location and Canada’s first sustainable grocery store. Retail strategy and design firm Ampersand Studio Inc…click link to read more.

 
 
 
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RAISING THE BAR: SUSTAINABLE STORE REDEFINES GROCERY EXPERIENCE

Shop! Retail Environments, December 11, 2018

A welcoming, immersive environment inside this new sustainable supermarket is raising the bar on the grocery experience…click link to read more.

 
 
 
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LONGO’S NEW FORMAT SERVES A CHANGING SUBURBAN SHOPPER

Strategy, December 6, 2018

The 40,000 sq. ft. store opened in Stouffville, Ont. on Nov. 1. Designed by Ampersand Studio, a branding and design agency in Toronto, the concept is intended to meet the needs of a time-starved shopper base…click link to read more.

 
 
 
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STORETOURS: HURLEY’S STORE BY AMPERSAND STUDIO, GRAND HARBOUR - CAYMAN ISLANDS

American Retail, August 19, 2018

Ampersand Studio Inc., a retail strategy and design firm from Toronto, Canada redefines Island Fresh with the newly renovated Hurley’s store in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands validating that design has a quantifiable impact on the experience...click link to read more.

 
 
 
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HURLEY’S GETS FRESH ON CAYMAN ISLANDS

VMSD, August 13, 2018

In partnership with Ampersand Studio, Hurley’s re-positioned itself as a place that celebrates food - international cuisines, local flavour and healthy options...click link to read more.


 
 
 
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NOW STARRING

Shop! insight centre, July 2017

Ampersand has been spearheading the brand transformation of The Market by Longo's for the past two years. Urban densification in downtown Toronto led the client to refresh its small urban-format stores, according to the Toronto-based design firm....click link to read more.

 
 
 
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FIVE GREAT GROCERY CONCEPTS IN TORONTO

Canadian Grocer, April 27, 2017 

From Nutella Cafés to cheese walls, here’s what some of the city’s stores have to offer...click link to read more.

 
 
 
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STIVOLLES STORYTELLING

STORES-SHOP, 2016

Longo’s Markets aus Kanada hat sein neues Kleinflächenformat in einem denkmalgeschützten Hochhaus in Toronto realisiert, das zum Kulturerbe der Stadt gehört…click link to read more.

 
 
 
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GOING TO MARKET

VMSD, April 27, 2016 

With its new concept, Canadian food retailer Longo’s shows there’s more to grocery design than aisles, checkout counters and endless shelves...click link to read more.

 
 
 
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THE MARKET BY LONGO’S BY AMPERSAND STUDIO, TORONTO - CANADA

Retail design blog, June 2016

Ampersand Studio evolved the well-known Longo’s brand to give it a twist for an urban audience....click link to read more.

 
 
 
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DESIGN SHOWCASE:THE MARKET AT LONGO'S BRINGS GROCERY STORE TO HISTORIC BUILDING

Retail Design World, November 2015

Canadian chain The Market by Longo’s has relaunched with an entirely new design and strategy, developed by Ampersand Studio...click link to read more.

 
 
 
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WHATS ON YOUR WALL

Canadian Grocer, November 2015

In a fancy food world, boring beige walls no longer cut it with shoppers. For stores looking to excite, a little artistic air can go a long way ...click link to read more.

 
 
 
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INSIDE LONGO’S IMPRESSIVE NEW IMPERIAL PLAZA LOCATION

Retail Insider, November 2015

Toronto-based grocery retailer Longo's has opened an impressive 8,500 square foot 'Market by Longo's' store at Imperial Plaza on St. Clair Avenue, between Yonge Street and Avenue Road. The beautiful store features 24-foot ceilings and is located at the base of an iconic former office building that was recently repurposed for upscale condominium residences.