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How to scale your e-commerce business

Inside Retail

Congratulations! So, you’ve managed to launch a successful e-commerce business. Now what? At EIZ, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. And that doesn’t just come from designing and developing technology solutions for the industry.

New Look is to open a new 5,244 sq ft store in Barnsley

Retail Focus

Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

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Surefire strategies for SEO success for retail brands

Retail Times

A lot has changed across the retail landscape in the last few years. The popularity of e-commerce soared in the last decade, and big brands and retailers embraced it as early adopters.

Coca-Cola introduces bottles with attached caps to reduce waste

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola is introducing attached caps to its recyclable plastic bottles in an effort to make sure fewer caps get left behind.

From the Grand Emporiums to the Halls of Education

VMS

The Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, a.k.a. Le Corbusier, said, “By the use of raw materials and starting from conditions more or less utilitarian, you have established certain relationships which have aroused my emotions.”.

Coles launches plastic bags made from marine waste

Inside Retail

Coles supermarkets will roll out plastic bags made with 20 per cent marine waste and 80 per cent recycled plastic in stores across the country. The Marine Reusable Shopping Bag is made from recovered plastics from inland and ocean-feeding waterways, mainly in Malaysia.

H&M opens doors to new Braehead store, Glasgow

Retail Focus

Braehead owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, has announced that H&M has opened the doors to its new new Braehead store in Glasgow. H&M has re-located from its former unit to a new ground floor space, spanning 17,000 sq ft, on a 10-year lease.

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Nisa’s clothing banks declared a success

Talking Retail

Clothing banks installed outside Nisa stores have raised nearly £6,000 for local causes, the group’s charity said this week. There are now 42 clothing banks outside Nisa shops, all of which raise money for Making a Difference Locally (MADL), the symbol group’s charity fund.

ZAG Drinks appoints chair of newly formed advisory board

Retail Times

ZAG Drinks, a pioneering alcohol-free brand, has appointed John Nicolson as chair of its newly formed advisory board.

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How Australian designer Daniel Avakian is reimagining the runway

Inside Retail

During Afterpay Australian Fashion Week this year, prominent fashion designer Daniel Avakian’s Resort 2023 runway show was a stroke of genius. The stunning couture collection entwined with cult fiction sent a strong message to the industry: The future of fashion is physical and digital.

Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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Lockers: The New Unexpected Star Of Workspace Design

All Work

Lockers can be used to define spaces and create boundaries between work and non-work areas. . Hybrid work is driving the desire for personalisation and keyless access. People are also establishing boundaries to create a clearer distinction between work and life.

Mentos and Fanta combine for new chewy sweet

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Mentos and soft drink Fanta are making a new chewy sweet, the Mentos Fanta. The sweet will be launched this summer as a limited edition and will be sold in 50 countries.

Intermission branding calls time on unsustainable coffee

DesignWeek

Fieldwork Facility has looked to design a coffee shop with a conscience for Intermission, by focusing its brand on people and the planet.

Retailers urge new government to keep up promises

Inside Retail

Retailers are looking to the new Labor-led government for leadership in five key areas after voters on Saturday chose a new parliamentary lineup.

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

How Ecological Office Design Builds A Bridge Between Our Indoor And Outdoor Lives

All Work

Being outdoors is critical for our mental and physical health, and yet we spend around 90% of our time indoors. Ecological design can help bring more balance into our everyday lives by blending the indoors with the outdoors.

Mrs Crimble’s to use TikTok to sell more cakes

Talking Retail

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has started a marketing campaign on TikTok. The brand is using the social media platform for an interactive rap challenge designed to entice a new generation to buy its cakes.

Amsterdam Museum’s rebrand switches up a classic symbol of the Dutch capital

DesignWeek

Studio Sallali Vaverka has rebranded the Amsterdam Museum, incorporating the St. Andrew’s cross, a symbol found across the Dutch capital. Amsterdam Museum was founded in 1926, and has a collection of over 100,000 objects which seek to tell the story of the city’s past, present and future.

Click Central closes after strategic review

Inside Retail

Australian online marketplace Click Central closed on Friday as its owners decided to redirect resources to its other online platforms.

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

New & Notable in Retail: May Update

Bay Cities

What’s going on in the retail world, and what can we learn from it? Retail Updates

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ACS launches guide to help stores deal better with disabled customers

Talking Retail

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has published a guide on customer service for retailers, focusing on the needs of millions of customers with disabilities and other special requirements.

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Inspired by iconic Pringles hyperbolic paraboloid – this chair is more than meets the eye

Design Wanted

A skillful welder brilliantly designing one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture in Germany – Roi B crafts a ‘T-Cord Chair’ from 56 tension cords and a 60mm steel […].

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How coaching influences retail sales culture

Inside Retail

It’s time to get that great sales team of yours delivering the best possible well-rounded customer experience. Here’s the coaching framework to make that happen: Sales training alone won’t cut it anymore.

Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

Retail Focus

Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

York City FC’s redesigned crest pays homage to the club’s 100-year history

DesignWeek

York City FC has revealed its centenary crest and limited edition kit, inspired by the stained glass windows at York Minster cathedral. US-based graphic designer Christopher Payne has crafted the new look for the team, which plays in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football.

Limited edition Twirl gets secretive launch

Talking Retail

Chocolate-maker Cadbury’s is introducing a limited edition Twirl bar in a caramel flavour. Twirl Caramel will be available from June and is being marketed through a campaign that puts advertisements in unexpected places.

Slow Hand Design exhibition showcases a sustainable evolution of Thai design

Design Wanted

The Slow Hand Design exhibition returns to Milan Design Week this year to present an international showcase of recipients of the DEmark award, Thailand’s most prestigious […].

Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

JYSK continues UK expansion with new store to open in Telford

Retail Focus

As part of JYSK’s plans to expand in the UK, the largest Danish retailer, operating globally, will be opening its first Telford store on 2nd June 2022 at Unit NQ1, Northern Quarter, Telford Shopping Centre.

Maintaining your 5-star hygiene rating

Retail Times

Whether you’re running a commercial kitchen or catering business, you’ll know that your hygiene rating is the biggest reflection of the service you provide.

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Boost launches a new energy drink

Talking Retail

Boost Drinks has launched a fruit-juice-based energy drink called Juic’d, the brand’s first foray into the 500ml can market. The drinks are made with 5% real fruit juice and price-marked at £1. There are three flavours – Pineapple & Guava, Mango & Tropical, and Watermelon & Lime.

Supply chain issues and costs unlikely to return to pre-crisis norm

E Delevry

The global supply chain crisis is a long-term issue that won’t see costs return to pre-crisis levels, according to a new survey of the UK’s top 100 retailers. The study, by UK law firm TLT, suggests that 87% of retailers do not believe things will go back to how they were before.

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Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

e.GO Mobile Opens New Brand and Experience Store in Berlin

Retail Focus

Independent German electric car manufacturer, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, is setting a new benchmark in customer experience with brand stores that are more than just a point of sale. In the new Brand Store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm (216), visitors can experience the e.GO

Former Aldi Exec Charged with 9 Counts of Fraud

VMS

A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted former Aldi executive Louis Ross and a local general contractor on nine counts of fraud relating to the construction of Aldi grocery stores in Illinois and Missoui.