Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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Black Milk founder dies suddenly

Inside Retail

Founder of Black Milk Clothing James Lillis has died after an accident during his holiday, the company confirmed on social media on Friday. Lillis succumbed to his injuries and passed away in the arms of his wife, their two daughters, and his best friend. “We are all shocked and grieving,” the brand said. “And while we take a moment to process and support each other, we’re calling on our community, our sharkies, for an OG love bomb.

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Utilising surfaces for innovative interaction

Retail Focus

In today’s modern, fast-paced world, it is no longer enough for retailers to simply expect consumers to walk in off the high street and begin spending money. Stores need to have some sort of appeal to draw in passers-by and offer them a memorable shopping experience that will leave them wanting more. We see plenty examples of innovation in every issue of Retail Focus, with retailers around the world coming up with many clever ways of making their stores more attractive to the consumer.

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Elle Macpherson to return to the catwalk for Melbourne Fashion Festival

Inside Retail

Fashion model Elle Macpherson will return to the catwalk at the Melbourne Fashion Festival for the first time in 16 years, in conjunction with PayPal. Macpherson will walk the PayPal Runway to start the Melbourne Fashion Festival’s premium runway series at the historic Royal Exhibition Building on March 4. The fashion show will highlight Australian firms that have earned sustained global acclaim and success, similar to Macpherson’s influence on the international fashion industry.

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Throughout the ages, the symbolism of knots has carried varied significances

Design Wanted

The Shibari armchair, unveiled by Visionnaire and designed by the Milan-based Studiopepe, represents a twofold connection: one of aesthetic value, epitomized by the vitality of a […] The post Throughout the ages, the symbolism of knots has carried varied significances appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Samsara Eco and Lululemon develop world’s first enzymatically recycled nylon

Inside Retail

Australian eco-tech start-up Samsara Eco and athletic apparel brand Lululemon have unveiled the world’s first enzymatically recycled nylon 6,6 product, representing a key milestone that brings the fashion industry one step closer to creating a circular ecosystem. The breakthrough fabric will make its way in Lululemon’s renowned Swiftly Tech Long-Sleeve Top, made with Samsara Eco’s pioneering new (patent pending) technology that extracts nylon 6,6 from end-of-life stage textiles, thus creating a

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DEG Korean Cuisine

Retail Design Blog

Located in Taichung,DEG is committed to creating a novel BBQ experience; the space is depicted as a sharp knife cutting.

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XBD Collective contributes to Rixos Residences

Design Middleeast

XBD Collective, a multi-award-winning design and architecture firm with offices in Dubai, London, and Kochi, proudly announces its role as the interior designer for the successful launch of Rixos Residences in Downtown Dubai. Situated in the iconic skyline of Downtown Dubai, this 76-storey project is a testament to design excellence, drawing inspiration from Ottoman and Middle Eastern cultures with a fashionable twist.

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Meaningful architecture: minimal planet impact, lasting human benefit

Design Wanted

UNstudio‘s mission is to realize projects that make our lives healthier, have a minimal impact on the planet but a lasting one on our cities and […] The post Meaningful architecture: minimal planet impact, lasting human benefit appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Leading Retail Display Designer: Jackie Berra

Instore Design

InStore Design Display (IDD) is excited to welcome a new member to our growing team—Jackie Berra. She joined our team as Design Operations Director in the fall of 2023 and brings a wide range and depth of physical and digital design skills. Jackie’s 20 years of experience as a designer means IDD has some serious in-house talent leading the charge. She’s taking our creativity to a whole new level.

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Southport Saviours and Spar team up to improve defibrillator access

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Spar Roe Lane and Spar Cambridge Road now have the defibrillators installed after collaborative work between local charity Southport Saviours and James Hall & Co. Ltd, owner of the stores. The defibrillators have been installed on the exterior walls of the respective store premises making the equipment accessible 24-hours-a-day in case of an emergenc

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Kuara Hotel by David Guerra

Retail Design Blog

Kûara, meaning sun for the indigenous Tupi-Guarani. The house of Tupã, the supreme god.

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Cherry Chouffe arrives in Tesco nationwide in February 2024

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Following a highly successful launch in Waitrose (November 2023) Cherry Chouffe, the wildly popular Belgian cherry beer (made from real cherries) has made its nationwide debut into Tesco stores. From the renowned Chouffe Brewery in Achouffe, Belgium, this award-winning beer is celebrated for its robust cherry flavour and intricate notes accentuated by

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Navigating The Digital Shift In Pre-Owned Retail: A Guide For Small Businesses

RetailMinded

Are you ready to catapult your pre-owned retail business into the digital universe ? Transitioning from a physical shop floor to the online market is like swapping a bicycle for a spaceship. But fear not! We’ve got your back with 7 steps that’ll guide you through this galaxy of eCommerce. From understanding who’s gonna buy your stuff to making sales on social media without breaking a sweat, we’ll show you how to turn your virtual ‘Open’ sign into ‘Sorry; We’re Popular.’

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XGEN AI announces revolutionary AI solution for retail sites

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A new era of AI is upon us. With major players including Walmart and Amazon utilising AI to enhance shopping experiences, XGEN AI is taking things one step further. They are democratising AI for retail stores, by introducing their suite of tools to the market.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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The Future of Retail – Embracing Digital Pricing

Retail Design Solutions

Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of retail, technology continues to revolutionise the way we shop. One such innovation making waves in the industry is the adoption of dynamic pricing, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software. As the traditional yellow discount stickers may soon become a thing of the past, supermarkets are turning to digital price tags and high-tech stickers to provide real-time pricing updates.

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Australian Vintage celebrates B Corporation certification of its domestic operations and global brands

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Leading global drinks company Australian Vintage today announces B Corporation certification of its Australian operations and global pillar brands. As a B Corp in the global drinks industry, the ASX-listed entity is among businesses leading the movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

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G7 Certification: The Gold Standard for Digital Printing Excellence

Bay Cities

G7 is a globally recognized color management specification that ensures proof-to-press accuracy and consistency.

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Sports Direct launches its new Outdoor concept with its fourth flagship store opening

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sports Direct is set to open its fourth flagship store in Cardiff, Wales, marking the launch of their new Outdoor category. With a new and younger generation of outdoor adventurers on the rise and both developing and existing communities embracing the category, Sports Direct is now giving locals the freedom to take on the great […] If you want more

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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10 Types Of Food Retail Business: Which Might Suit You Best?

RetailMinded

Are you hungry to carve out a niche in the bustling food industry but not quite sure where to dig in? Get ready for some food for thought! We’re about to explore ten tantalizing types of food retail businesses that might just align with your entrepreneurial appetite and spice up your life. From the sweet allure of chocolate boutiques to the tech-savvy convenience of gig grocery apps, there’s a platter of possibilities waiting.

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Perfetti Van Melle debuts Mentos Discovery with 14 favours in one roll

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Leading confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle is claiming a category first with the launch of Mentos Discovery, offering 14 different flavoured sweets in one roll. Launched in Morrisons, Mentos Discovery will roll out to other store formats over the coming months.

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Mr Bug makes transition from insect protein treats and seasoning to mealworm meals

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! As a business that set out in 2020 to showcase insect protein in a positive, sustainable light it was perhaps inevitable that the ‘early doors’ success of its high-flying bug bites and mealworm ‘superfood’ seasoning, would quickly result in Mr Bug making the pragmatic leap from occasional treats and nutritious condiments to ‘everyday affordable’ dog [

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Retailer Wickes donates insulation products to the Good Company Epsom and Ewell Energy Support Scheme

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Home improvement retailer Wickes is making a valuable contribution to the local community by donating a variety of insulation products to a local charity to distribute where they are needed. The Wickes Community Programme has donated insulation products to the value of £1000 to help struggling families in the local community.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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Harrison provides bespoke manufacturing services to enhance 300 B&Q stores across the UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! B&Q is a British institution in the home and garden retail sector, providing DIY and home improvement products and solutions to homeowners, property developers, tradespeople and beyond since 1969. While B&Q have an extensive online presence, it’s their stores that truly capture the imagination of their customers.

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Leading vertical farm secures listing for award-winning salad with convenience store giant

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Pioneering UK vertical GrowUp Farms is celebrating a great start to 2024, after partnering with one of the UK’s leading convenience store groups by securing a listing for its award-winning Fresh Leaf Co. bagged salad.

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Costa Coffee’s delicious drinks range made with KITKAT® returns – and Costa Club members get first try

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Costa Coffee, the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, announces the return of its drinks range, made with KITKAT® – complete with a brand-new chocolatey addition. Better yet, Costa Club members get exclusive early access to it before anyone else when using the Costa Club app in store from next week (29th of February 2024).