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Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store

Retail Focus

Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such as Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and New York to grow its presence on busy high streets.

Luxury Escapes overwhelmed by ‘revenge travel’ bookings

Inside Retail

Close to two years on from the closure of Australia’s borders with the rest of the world, airlines are preparing to resume flights from certain states next week and Australians are excitedly booking overseas trips.

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Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

Retail Focus

Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

France Creates Legislation to Protect Its Book Industry from Amazon

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The French government has introduced new legislation that could impose a minimum shipping fee for new books in a move to protect its book industry from Amazon (Seattle) and the online behemoth’s shipping discounts, according to Reuters.

Florette joins forces with social media star this winter

Talking Retail

Bagged salad brand Florette is partnering with a social media personality to launch a winter campaign.

Jollyes pet stores seeks 150 animal lovers to kickstart retail careers

Retail Times

Jollyes, the Pet People, is offering animal lovers a dream opportunity as it recruits 150 young people to work in its stores. Retail News Retailer News Jollyes

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ZARA launches at One New Change

Retail Focus

Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

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Sweetgreen (Culver City, Calif.) is planning to go public and filed itself under the ticker “SG” on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reports. Sweetgreen had a net loss of $14.2 million with a revenue of $220.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Dec.

Tetley celebrates Britain’s love of tea with TV campaign

Talking Retail

Tea brand Tetley is set to launch a campaign as part of a £2.5m marketing drive. The “For the love of tea, For the Love of Tetley” campaign kicks off with a TV advert that “celebrates all the ways we love tea”, from taking a flask of original Tetley to a rainy sports match, to.

E-commerce growth could create 12 million sq ft of last mile logistics space requirements by 2025, says Knight Frank

Retail Times

E-commerce sales are forecast to rise from 27% to 30% by 2025, resulting in an additional £37 billion worth of online retail sales.

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Retailers Pledge Zero-Emissions Shipping by 2040

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Retailers Amazon, Ikea and Zara are among nine multinational companies that have committed to transport all of their cargo in zero-emission ships by 2040, reports The Financial Times. Shipping is reportedly responsible for 1.7

Facemasks should be compulsory again, says shopworkers union

Talking Retail

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has called on the government to make facemasks compulsory again in stores. The request comes against the backdrop of rising Covid 19 infection rates and increasing numbers in hospital.

OnBrand: creativity and innovation in retail will be vital as we run up to Christmas and 2022

Retail Times

Christmas is always an important time for consumer retail outlets and, this year, more than ever before, it is a crunch point for retail owners and shopping centres who will really be able to see whether consumers are venturing back in significant numbers to physical stores and whether they can start to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Aldi removes 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves

Inside Retail

Aldi has removed almost 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves, and has lowered its overall plastic use by 10 per cent in its fresh produce range, in the last year.

Winners announced at The 2021 Creative Retail Awards

Retail Focus

As physical retail evolves, design and experience have become more powerful tools than ever. The Creative Retail Awards have recognised the retail industry’s best companies and talent since 2018.

On Our Radar: Craft Pizza, Jerusalem

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Recently opened in Shuk Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Craft Pizza’s interior drew inspiration from classic Italian design motifs as well as the golden hues found in nearby buildings throughout its surrounding neighborhood.

Red Bull makes latest summer flavour permanent addition

Talking Retail

Red Bull is set to make its latest Summer Edition a permanent addition to its line-up, following the “success” of the flavour worldwide and consumer demand.

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Unique Cafe Design Adopts Greenhouse Concept

Mindful Design

Drivers on one of the busiest highway in Guatemala City are teased by the solid-red facade of a building that raises above the others, and by the “flying” cars seemingly colliding with the imposing structure.

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

Inside Retail

Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

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John Lewis opens Christmas Emporiums across 10 stores

Retail Focus

John Lewis opens one-stop-festive shop Christmas Emporiums across 10 of their stores.

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Former Neiman Marcus CFO Joins Tailored Brands

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Tailored Brands (Fremont, Calif.) has appointed Brandy Richardson as its Chief Financial Officer, effective Nov. 8, according to a press release.

Spar own-label extension taps into frozen trend

Talking Retail

Spar is expanding its frozen own-label range in line with the category’s year-on-year sales.

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NEOM launches Pod Luxe to boost wellbeing in larger spaces

Retail Times

NEOM, the fast-growing wellbeing brand that offers a unique range of innovative products to help customers sleep better, stress less, boost mood, and improve energy in the UK and internationally, has expanded its market-leading Wellbeing Pod range with the Wellbeing Pod Luxe.

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New report examines the value of customer reviews in e-commerce

Inside Retail

The digital era has brought hitherto unimaginable volumes of both information and misinformation to our fingertips, to the point where many have lost confidence in the trustworthiness of the content they read online.

Dental Practices and The HR Involved

Retail Focus

Dental practices are no different from other businesses. Managing dental practices is quite similar to managing small and large businesses. Dentists have unique skills that allow them to excel in their fields.

Forever 21 CEO Steps Down After Less than Two Years

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Daniel Kulle, CEO of Forever 21, has stepped down after less than two years in the position, reports WWD. According to an e-mail he sent to colleagues, Kulle said he had resigned the position two weeks ago and plans to take time off “to find out my next move.”.

Spar updates festive own-label range

Talking Retail

Spar is launching its own-label Christmas range in a new red packaging for this year. The new packaging will “ensure customers will easily identify their Christmas favourites”, with the new colour aligning with the brand’s in-store and online marketing.

Designers reveal the secrets of successful brand mascots

DesignWeek

When Pringles updated its mascot for the first time in 20 years last month – snipping Mr. P’s hair and adding a pair of expressive eyebrows – the internet and design community were divided.

Meal kits for man’s best friend: Marley Spoon introduces Bezzie

Inside Retail

Over the last six years, Marley Spoon has fine tuned its meal kit offering for Australians. Now, it’s looking to do the same for its four-legged family members. The global business is set to make its mark on Australia’s $2.9

Seven Dials gives a royal welcome to Warm and Wonderful

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of a debut pop-up store in Seven Dials for Warm & Wonderful, the independent British knitwear brand, most well-known for its iconic red sheep sweater, famously worn by Princess Diana, David Bowie and a host of other 80s icons.

Amazon to Hire 150,000 Seasonal Workers

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In preparation for a busy holiday shopping season, Amazon (Seattle) plans to hire 150,000 seasonal workers, reports CBS. Workers will be paid an average of $18 per hour, with another $3 per hour paid for overnight and weekend shifts.

Ipro targets convenience sector with wellness partnership

Talking Retail

Wellness drinks range Ipro has kicked off a six-year partnership with community fitness group Parkrun.

Supermarkets and food businesses must take urgent action on plant-based foods, urges The Food Foundation

Retail Times

Supermarkets and out-of-home food businesses must take urgent action to report on plant-based foods, urges a new report from The Food Foundation. Data Time Reports The Food Foundation

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Outland Denim founder asks for removal of Baptist World Aid report

Inside Retail

Outland Denim founder James Bartle has asked Baptist World Aid to remove its latest Ethical Fashion Report , and refine its rating curve in order to better reflect each individual brand’s efforts in being more ethical and sustainable.

Johnstons of Elgin brings luxury craftsmanship to Kildare Village

Retail Focus

Johnstons of Elgin, the luxury Scottish Cashmere and fine Woollens manufacturer, has launched its debut outlet store at Kildare Village in Ireland. .

Amazon to Launch “Local Selling” Service

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Amazon.com Inc. Seattle) has announced its new services called Amazon Local Selling which will offer in-store pick-up and local delivery for businesses, according to a company press release.