Tue.Mar 21, 2023

article thumbnail

Kathmandu powers record first half for KMD Brands

Inside Retail

Outdoor apparel retailer KMD Brands has reported a “record” first half driven by strong sales recovery across all three of its brands. For the six months to January 31, sales grew 34.5 per cent to NZ$547.9 million with continuous sales growth registered in all key selling regions. Statutory tax-paid profit reached $14 million with underlying EBITDA at $45.3 million.

Outdoor 246
article thumbnail

H&M Launches New Store at centre:mk with H&M HOME and Sustainability Focus

Retail Focus

H&M has announced the opening of its latest and largest store in the UK, set to open in centre:mk, Milton Keynes on April 1st. The store will feature two floors with both H&M and H&M Home and will offer a world-leading interior look and feel for the brand, including new click and collect lockers and self-service checkouts. The store has been designed to offer customers a welcoming, relaxed environment, with products displayed in a curated and inspirational way.

Curate 147
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Cashflow crisis cripples Scotch & Soda, forcing bankruptcy

Inside Retail

Dutch lifestyle brand Scotch & Soda has filed for bankruptcy in the Netherlands as MD Frederick Lukoff steps down. The bankruptcy does not include the company’s international operations, including those in Australia. The company says “severe cash flow issues” caused by the pandemic along with the war in Ukraine coupled with inflation have damaged its financial recovery despite achieving €342.5 million (A$552.21 million) in revenue.

Flow 246
article thumbnail

Prioritising retail tech investments for a supercharged workforce

Retail Focus

While investment is under strain as retailers battle with the impact of inflation on food, products and services, which is running at between 8 and 16%, IT is actually one area where increased spend can be justified. The big question is, how can retailers invest in tech to keep pace with a consumer that has never been more demanding, while at the same time using the very same tech to manage their costs even as they watch inflation bite?

article thumbnail

The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

article thumbnail

Weddings in Asia are serious business. Here’s what it means for retailers

Inside Retail

Across Asian cultures where multi-day celebrations and larger-than-life weddings are the norm, big Asian weddings have returned larger and more expensive than ever. China tops the list with the largest wedding industry in the region, valued at approximately US$575 billion, which has grown threefold since 2020. While, India, Asia’s second largest wedding market has exceeded US$50 billion, as reported by CNBC India.

article thumbnail

What is Financial Scenario Planning and How Will it Help in 2023??

Retail Focus

If you’d like your business to be able to cope with whatever the future holds for it, then it’s a good idea to plan for a range of contingencies. This applies especially to the financial side of the business, where it might be difficult to react to events in an informed, sober-minded way. If you’ve already done some financial scenario planning, then you might already have considered the factors you end up faced with.

Planning 130

More Trending

article thumbnail

Maximise Your Job Search Potential with These Resume Tips and Tricks from SkillHub

Retail Focus

Your resume is often the first impression you make on a potential employer. Usually, the potential employer judges your skills and overall fitness for the company based on what they see in the resume. Close attention to completing a winning resume can be overestimated, and here are the major ones. It showcases your qualifications. A resume is a way for you to highlight your education, work experience, and skills that make you qualified for a job.

Tailored 130
article thumbnail

Nature Baby opens its first Australian flagship store

Inside Retail

A sustainable New Zealand baby wares company Nature Baby will open its first brick-and-mortar flagship location in Australia at the end of this month. After two pop-up stores in Melbourne and Sydney, Nature Baby returns to Australia with a permanent store in Paddington, Sydney. The new store pays respect to Australia while also linking with the brand’s New Zealand flagship through features including the community kitchen.

article thumbnail

Not a Virgin: this year’s Slow Hand Design Exhibition from Thailand highlights the future of upcycling at MDW 2023

Design Wanted

The Slow Hand Design Exhibition returns to celebrate Thai designers that are supporting their country’s sustainability endeavours. Hosted as part of the prestigious Superstudio showcase, it […] The post Not a Virgin: this year’s Slow Hand Design Exhibition from Thailand highlights the future of upcycling at MDW 2023 appeared first on DesignWanted.

Design 98
article thumbnail

Final program for May’s Australian Fashion Week released

Inside Retail

The full program has just been revealed for this year’s Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) – including runway shows and programming. AAFW – produced by Focus, IMG’s in-house production unit – will take place from May 15 to 19 at Carriageworks in Sydney and virtually at AAFW.com.au. The schedule is now published on the AAFW website. AAFW will showcase 46 designer runway shows and presentations from brands like as Acler, Albus Lumen, Alix Higgins, Aje, Anna Quan, Asiyam, Auteur, B

Fashion 130
article thumbnail

Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

article thumbnail

Study reveals two thirds of UK consumers favour brands that tackle climate change

Retail Times

New research from British company Kana Earth, which has recently launched a unique UK nature carbon directory listing over 1,700 nature carbon offsetting projects, reveals that 64% of UK consumers favour brands that make a conscious effort to tackle climate change.

article thumbnail

Gen Z grew up in a world of ugly fashion – no wonder they love their Crocs

Inside Retail

In 2017, Julia Hobbs of British Vogue declared Crocs “have an unrivalled ability to repel onlookers and induce sneers”. But over the two decades since the notoriously ugly shoes were released, the clogs seem to be going from strength to strength. No longer just the comfortable, easy-to-wear boat shoes they were designed as, now they’re being worn by celebrities like Ariana Grande , Justin Bieber , Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore, who has her own collection.

Fashion 130
article thumbnail

Rimowa, London

Retail Store Windows

We're not entirely sure how we describe this scheme although we have to say that we really do love it. There's a kind of icy topography vibe to the scheme where everything has been cut out to perfection. We also love how the colours change to give a sense of depth to the props. Very beautifully produced. Check out our fantastic sponsors below for incredible Visual Merchandising solutions or click on the banners on the side of the main page at www.retailstorewindows.

article thumbnail

“Trust will remain paramount”: Ebay Australia MD David Ramadge

Inside Retail

Inside Retail : What are your expectations for the year ahead? David Ramadge: As inflation and interest rates continue to rise, we are starting to see these macroeconomic factors affect the industry. Value will be a top priority for consumers throughout 2023 and buyers will be increasingly savvy about finding the best savings. In 2022, some retailers overstocked their products so the start of 2023 will see retailers selling through their remaining goods and offering steep discounts to move merch

Consumer 130
article thumbnail

From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

article thumbnail

LDH High-end Japanese Restaurant: SUSHI ZEN • Beijing

Retail Design Blog

Located at No. 33 Wusi Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, the Japanese banquet restaurant was renovated from a 200-year-old building set.

article thumbnail

Celebrity-owned Restaurants and Custom Food Packaging Trends

CRP

Celebrity-owned Restaurants and Custom Food Packaging Trends In today’s culture, celebrities set the bar on trends. Whether it’s fashion, fragrance or custom food packaging, the concepts they champion are buzz-worthy, to say the least. They are always eager to express themselves beyond their established fields. After all, these celebrities understand the importance of establishing deeper connections with their audiences and remaining in the public memories.

Concept 52
article thumbnail

FastSigns Kitchener-Waterloo brings colour to the streets of Ontario with Drytac

Drytac

The signs and graphics specialist used Drytac Polar Smooth 150 film to produce colourful window graphics to catch the attention of passers-by in the Ontario city of Cambridge. The Kitchener-Waterloo branch of the FastSigns franchise network recently used Drytac Polar Smooth 150 matte white polymeric film to create a series of striking window graphics to promote a major development project in the local area.

article thumbnail

The wait is over, Dutch Design Awards 2023 is open – time to join the ranks

Design Wanted

Dutch Design Awards 2023 registrations open today! Join the ranks of previous winners and nominees who have redefined the definitions and boundaries of design and the […] The post The wait is over, Dutch Design Awards 2023 is open – time to join the ranks appeared first on DesignWanted.

Design 52
article thumbnail

How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & 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.

article thumbnail

Securities Commission Malaysia Publishes Revised Guidelines on Sustainable and Responsible Investment Funds

Eye on ESG

On February 17, 2023, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“ SC ”) published the revised Guidelines on Sustainable and Responsible Investment Funds (“ Guidelines ”) setting out the reporting and disclosure requirements for a fund to qualify as a Sustainable and Responsible Investment (“ SRI ”) Fund and, under a new chapter added to the Guidelines, an ASEAN Sustainable and Responsible Fund (“ SRF ”).

article thumbnail

Silentnight passes six-month milestone of Premier Inn partnership with 26,000 beds delivered

Retail Times

Silentnight, the country’s most trusted sleep brand, has delivered 26,000 beds – averaging around 1,800 beds per week – as part of its recent appointment as Premier Inn’s official bed supplier for the UK and Europe. The Barnoldswick-based business is a third of the way to fulfilling their contract with UK’s biggest hotel chain.

52
article thumbnail

The Role of Manufacturer Sales Representatives in Retail

Retail Bound

Manufacturer sales representatives play an important role in the retail industry, connecting manufacturers with retail buyers. Manufacturer sales representatives are typically responsible for boosting product awareness and generating sales at the retail level. There are several benefits to working with manufacturer sales representatives, including their ability to reach a large number of potential customers and their expertise in selling products.

Line 52
article thumbnail

Charlotte Tilbury highlights the importance of Instagrammable experiences with multinational bus launch

Retail Times

The award-winning cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury is taking its PillowTalk line on a road trip with a stunning pink double-decker bus experience. The bus, designed and brought to life by Manchester-based One Agency, kicked off its journey from Manchester in late February and will make stops across Europe.

Line 52
article thumbnail

Get MACH Ready with Orium, Commercetools, and Contentstack

article thumbnail

The evocative, abstract, and dreamy power of outdoor lighting

Design Wanted

Platek is progressively adopting the idea of designing outdoor landscapes with various languages and balances between natural and artificial lighting elements. To this clear vision, the […] The post The evocative, abstract, and dreamy power of outdoor lighting appeared first on DesignWanted.

Outdoor 52
article thumbnail

Deliveroo offers free Ramadan books to educate the nation as 75% of Brits don’t know about it

Retail Times

Deliveroo has partnered with author Zeba Talkhani to distribute hundreds of copies of her book ‘The Most Exciting Eid’ – for free – with restaurant orders to help British families learn about Ramadan in a new ‘Deliveread’ initiative.

52
article thumbnail

Revolutionizing baby feeding: the Emulait bottle imitates a woman’s breast

Design Wanted

It’s about time that baby bottles got a much-needed upgrade! The game-changing product by Emulait closes the gap between breast and bottle, ensuring a positive breastfeeding […] The post Revolutionizing baby feeding: the Emulait bottle imitates a woman’s breast appeared first on DesignWanted.

Design 52
article thumbnail

Coastline Spirits introduces Aphro, a triple-distilled, organic palm spirit made in Ghana now available in the UK

Retail Times

Tapped from the tropical date and coconut palm trees of Ghana and locally produced using a time-honoured tradition, the highly popular West African drink, also known as Akpeteshie locally is now available in the UK in two flavours: The Nubi with hints of flamed pineapple, passion fruit and honey and The Moor with ginger, local spices and Hwentia pepper.

52
article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

The new upholstered collection called Coquille is being presented by Liu Jo

Design Wanted

Liu Jo Living aims to provide an effortless way to transform your home, just as easily as changing your clothes. The collection, designed by Simone Cagnazzo, […] The post The new upholstered collection called Coquille is being presented by Liu Jo appeared first on DesignWanted.

Design 52
article thumbnail

If you like hot or iced tea… RDCL Superfoods is for you, says new vegan brand

Retail Times

Calling all tea lovers…Hot and iced tea is about to get healthier – and tastier, thanks to the new vegan brand, RDCL Superfoods (pronounced “radical”). Radical Elements Superfood Blends is a powdered boost that is simply mixed into tea, creating a functional beverage with immunity support and other benefits. Plus, it tastes AMAZING!

Other 52
article thumbnail

Uplifting office

Retail Design Blog

Uplifted floor, uplifting emotion In nature, we feel free. It is because we can choose our own favorite place from.

58
article thumbnail

Charlie Bigham’s urges consumers to step up veg intake for this National Veggie Month

Retail Times

We all know that eating less meat is a small change which makes a big difference. So why not try swapping out your usual meat dishes for a veggie option this month? That’s what Charlie Bigham’s is urging consumers to consider this National Veggie Month.

article thumbnail

From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential With AI

Discover how retailers are transforming data into actionable insights for growth. By leveraging data and analytics to their potential, retailers can enhance decision-making, improve customer experiences, and streamline operations to stay ahead of the competition. From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential With AI, authored by Orium, commercetools, and Google Cloud, demonstrates how businesses can unify and activate data across the tech stack to achieve retail excellence and create growt