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Retailers welcome 2032 Brisbane Olympics decision – but there’s a catch

Inside Retail

Retail groups have welcomed Brisbane’s confirmation as host of the 2032 Olympics, eyeing a share of the predicted $17.6 billion economic impact the event will bring.

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The Knightsbridge Estate welcomes the arrival of Burberry

Retail Focus

The Knightsbridge Estate is delighted to announce the opening of a new Burberry flagship store at No.1 Sloane Street. The iconic British luxury brand is the first tenant to open in the 340,000 sq ft redevelopment at the northern end of The Estate.

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Retail Industry Awards 2021 shortlist: top independent stores revealed

Talking Retail

The shortlist of independent finalists in the 2021 Retail Industry Awards has been unveiled. Judging for the awards was completed last week, with dozens of retailers and industry experts scrutinising hundreds of top-quality entries to come up with the ‘best of the best’ in the independent sector.

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1950s villa in downtown tunis is transformed into a slow fashion brand showroom

Design Boom

architects achraf bahri and hassene jeljeli have transformed an old villa into a new showroom for slow fashion brand ANISSA AIDA. The post 1950s villa in downtown tunis is transformed into a slow fashion brand showroom appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

On Our Radar: Windsor Pharmacy Windows

VMS

Check out these window displays created for family owned Windsor Pharmacy (New York), designed by Polar Buranasatit of Studio Polarizer (New York).

BREAKING NEWS: Oroton announces new CEO, David Kesby steps down

Inside Retail

Luxury accessories brand Oroton has just announced the appointment of new CEO, Jenny Child, who is taking over from David Kesby.

Know the Origin opens it’s first zero-waste pop-up store

Retail Focus

CBRE Global Investors has today announced that sustainability-focused department store, Know the Origin, has opened its latest pop-up and first zero-waste store at community-led retail and leisure destination, Angel Central.

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Asda takes the lead with move to electric company car fleet

Retail Times

Asda has become the first British supermarket to move its whole company car fleet to electric vehicles. Retail News Retailer News asda asda.com

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PHOTOS: Brilliant Remodel of El Palacio de Hierro Is a Gift to the Community

VMS

There are many faces to the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City, and wherever Palacio de Hierro (Mexico City) plants its flag, it always captures the nuances of each distinct locale.

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Lorna Jane fined $5 million for “predatory” anti-virus activewear marketing

Inside Retail

Activewear brand Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million over false and misleading claims it made last year that its of products protected against Covid-19.

Feather and Black debuts physical showroom

Retail Focus

Dreams has opened the first bricks and mortar presence for Feather & Black, with a concept store opening in the Dreams Hedge End store.

Northern Irish retailers frustrated at slow progress on ‘pingdemic’

Talking Retail

Northern Ireland’s biggest retailers group has expressed frustration that while other parts of the UK are taking steps to alleviate the effects of key staff being pinged by the NHS app, the Northern Ireland Executive has not yet announced any rule changes.

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IGD launches resources to help industry accelerate food surplus redistribution

Retail Times

With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity, IGD is driving positive change on food redistribution with the launch of new online resources to help businesses accelerate the amount of food that is redistributed.

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Ulta Opening ‘Mini Shops’ in Target

VMS

Ulta (Bolingbrook, Ill.) is planning to open “mini” Ulta Beauty shops in Target (Minneapolis) stores this August, according to a company press release.

Breaking: NSW outbreak declared “national emergency”

Inside Retail

NSW state premier Gladys Berejiklian and chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant have declared the Sydney outbreak a “national emergency” and have called on the federal government to shift its vaccine strategy to focus on workers in the state’s most impacted areas in an attempt to get the delta virus under control.

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Signal Capital completes the purchase of three UK shopping centres

Retail Focus

Private investment manager Signal Capital , in partnership with retail investment experts Edinburgh House Estates, has completed the acquisition of a further three UK shopping centres; the Quadrant Centre Dunstable, Aberafan Centre Port Talbot and Regent Walk Redcar.

Sainsbury’s pulls the plug on wholesale operation

Talking Retail

Sainsbury’s has unilaterally decided to close down its wholesale business and therefore stop supplying the SimplyFresh group with Sainsbury-labelled products.

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UK economy reopening sees consumer confidence return to pre-pandemic levels, Deloitte reports

Retail Times

UK consumer confidence has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Q2 2021, rising by two percentage points from the previous quarter, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker.

Foxtrot Plans to Expand by 50 Locations

VMS

Foxtrot (Chicago), the high-end convenience/corner store concept, is planning to open 50 stores throughout the U.S. during the next two years, reports Supermarket News.

SA trading restrictions prompt calls for “national consistency”

Inside Retail

The devastating delta strain of the Covid-19 virus has caused a third state to enter a form of lockdown, with South Australian Premier Steve Marshall announcing new restrictions on Monday evening – alongside an extension to Victoria’s initial five-day lockdown – prompting calls for a nationally consistent approach when it comes to restrictions.

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St James Quarter signs iconic toy giant Hamleys

Retail Focus

St James Quarter, the recently opened 1.7 million sq ft city centre retail destination in Edinburgh, has announced the signing of Hamleys, the world’s oldest and largest multinational toy retailer.

Retail Industry Awards 2021: multiples shortlist unveiled

Talking Retail

Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are battling it out for the title of Supermarket of the Year 2021 at the Retail Industry Awards. The news came as the category shortlists for multiple retailers and company-owned stores were unveiled today.

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Editorial Retail Drives In-Store Innovation

Chute Gerdeman

The post Editorial Retail Drives In-Store Innovation appeared first on Chute Gerdeman. Articles

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Rent the Runway Files IPO

VMS

Rent the Runway (New York) has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a company press release. The price range for the proposed offering as well as number of shares has not yet been determined.

How Gucci and Ikea are using AR to drive sales

Inside Retail

Snap Inc is positioning itself as a platform for AR shopping with the recent acquisition of Vertebrae , a tech business that creates 3D models of products for customers to interact with.

Former INTU Shopping Centre set to transform into West Midlands leading lifestyle destination

Retail Focus

A multi-million pound programme of investment announced today by Ellandi , a UK privately-owned shopping centre operator, is set to transform Merry Hill shopping centre near Birmingham into a best-in-class regional retail destination and the most vibrant family lifestyle destination in the West Midlands by July 2025.

Plan to crack down on tobacco smuggling welcomed

Talking Retail

Tougher sanctions to tackle the illegal tobacco trade have been warmly welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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GNC Appoints New COO and Chief Merchandising Officer

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GNC (Pittsburgh) has named Nate Frazier as its new EVP, Chief Operating Officer, and Karlyn Mattson as its new Chief Merchandising Officer, according to a company press release. Both will begin in their new roles August 9 and will report to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Josh Burris.

Retail groups call on customers to follow health orders, curb abuse

Inside Retail

With Sydney’s retail industry re-entering a much harder lockdown following a number of infectious cases making their way through stores, infecting more people in the process, five industry groups have united to call for understanding and patience from the community.

Trentham Shopping Village bucks the national trend with 98% occupancy

Retail Focus

The ‘offline’ retail experience at Trentham Shopping Village is proving a hit with businesses and visitors alike. With an occupancy of 98%, the popular North Staffordshire retail destination – to the south of Stoke-on-Trent – is thriving despite the challenges of Covid-19 and online shopping.

Retailers face shortages of stock and staff as self-isolation soars

Talking Retail

Independent retailers are facing stock shortages and absent staff as the “pingdemic” threatens to cause chaos. Deliveries have been badly affected in some areas, with retailers reporting both late and cancelled deliveries, partly down to the drivers having to self-isolate.

7 Ways To Incorporate Brand Identity Into Your Retail Store

Retail Minded

Brand identity is an essential part of any business and plays a crucial role in its success. It includes what people see and feel, and it sets your store apart from your competitors and any other business for that matter.

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Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers

Retail Times

Unilever, together with Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream.

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Catch promotes chief commercial officer to newly created role

Inside Retail

Online marketplace Catch.com has appointed chief commercial officer Jason Bagg as its new chief marketing and commercial officer: a newly created hybrid role.

How To Get Employee Sales Training To Stick

Retail Doc

Customers go online to buy - frequently replacement purchases - but go to stores to discover. That moment of discovery needs to be crafted, trained, and rewarded because customers respond to a human trusted advisor more deeply than to any webpage.

Cofresh adds new flavours to Crackers and Grills ranges

Talking Retail

Indian snacks brand Cofresh has expanded its Grills and Crackers ranges with two new flavours, in response to the “of shared snacking occasions with friends and family”.