Tue.Nov 22, 2022

Ikea Australia to open sustainable living stores across network

Inside Retail

Ikea Australia will launch its new Sustainable Living Shop, an initiative to help consumers live more sustainably while potentially saving money on household expenses.

Co-op rolls out new Fairtrade coffee brand to shelves

Retail Times

For the first time, Co-op’s popular Ever Ground coffee brand arrives on shelf for customers to enjoy at home with two new 100% Fairtrade coffee lines. Retail News Retailer News Co-op

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Can Wesfarmers’ OnePass succeed where other membership programs failed?

Inside Retail

Earlier this year, Western Australia-based Wesfarmers announced the relaunch of its OnePass paid membership program, which offers free home delivery and other benefits across almost all of its retail businesses.

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Halfords appoints Simon Wherry as delivery director

Retail Times

Halfords is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Wherry as delivery director for the group. Wherry joins Halfords senior leadership team and the group’s fast expanding IT function. People Halfords

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

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National Retail Association names Greg Griffith as new CEO

Inside Retail

Greg Griffith has been named the new CEO of the National Retail Association (NRA), effective early next year. Griffith has experience in executive management roles and joins the NRA from Family Business Australia & New Zealand, where he is currently the CEO and company secretary.

EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin by Tchoban Voss Architekten

Retail Design Blog

Tchoban Voss Architekten adopted a circular design approach for the EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin, Germany’s largest hybrid-timber construction, designed with a. office & healthcare atrium lounge natural light office staircase

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Treat Wins 2021 Store of the Year for JFK Airport Project

Show Best

As a brilliant pivot from XpresCheck COVID testing centers, the airport spa brand XWELL (formerly XpresSpa) has revamped and expanded the model to medical and wellness centers called Treat.

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Melbourne’s Kat the Label expands offline with flagship store

Inside Retail

Melbourne lingerie and sleepwear brand Kat the Label (KTL) has opened its first physical store in Cremorne.

Grocers Asked to Stop “Digital Discrimination”

VMS

While digital-only discounts can provide big savings for connected shoppers, many others can’t access these deals. The result: the latter shoppers are overpaying on essential grocery items during a time of record inflation.

Coles launches sub-60 click-and-collect service in 400 stores

Inside Retail

Coles Online has launched a Rapid Click & Collect service promising customers they collect their orders from participating stores in less than 60 minutes. The launch follows a pilot program early this year which saw demand for the click-and-collect service double.

How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

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EY UK Future Consumer Index: consumers cut back spending for Christmas as cost-of-living crisis intensifies

Retail Times

As Black Friday (25 November) approaches, the latest EY Future Consumer Index finds that nearly half of UK consumers (43%) expect to spend less over the festive season compared to 22% for the same period last year. Data Time Research EY UK Future Consumer Index

JD.com to slash top exec salaries amid China’s ‘common prosperity’ push

Inside Retail

China’s JD.com said on Tuesday it would cut the salaries of more than 2000 senior managers by 10 per cent to 20 per cent next year to help pay for improved benefits for other staff amid the government’s “common prosperity” drive to reduce income inequality.

Nisa retailers offered personalised marketing for charity efforts

Talking Retail

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched a system that helps retailers download personalised posters to highlight to customers the support they have given to good causes.

How Under Armour is appealing to youth culture in its new Melbourne store

Inside Retail

American sportswear and sports equipment company Under Armour recently unveiled its flagship store in Melbourne’s CBD.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Hybrid Customers Hold Key To Success In 2023 For Embattled Retailers

Retail Minded

The global retail industry has grown accustomed to disruption in recent years. Over the past decade, it has witnessed seismic structural shifts as the sector transformed for the digital era.

How Mimco MD Sarah Rovis is driving the accessories brand into the future

Inside Retail

The accessories brand’s managing director reveals the two women who have inspired her most and the biggest lessons she’s learned.

Congress Must Take Action to Avoid “Catastrophic” Rail Strike: NRF

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following the announcement that a fourth rail union has rejected the tentative agreement brokered by the administration among the labor unions and freight railroads.

The China Syndrome: Japan department stores missing tourist shoppers

Inside Retail

After a three-year wipeout, duty free sales are recovering, as tourism restrictions end. But the absence of travellers from mainland China is a difficult gap for retailers to fill.

Urban Outfitters Sees Sales Drop at Flagship Brand

VMS

Urban Outfitters Inc. Philadelphia) says while sales are growing at its Anthropologie and Free People chains, they have been falling at its flagship brand. The retailer made those disclosures in its third-quarter sales results for the period ending Oct.

Choice probe finds retailers misleading consumers over warranties

Inside Retail

Leading Australian retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys have been accused of misleading consumers with poor-value extended warranties after an investigation led by consumer advocacy group Choice.

DixonBaxi overhauls British Land identity as company looks to “net zero” future

DesignWeek

DixonBaxi’s rebrand of property development and investment company British Land seeks to better-reflect its sustainability agenda with a nature-focussed colour palette and photography.

One-third of customers ‘will spend less this Christmas’

Talking Retail

Efforts to predict the likely pattern of Christmas spending increased this week, with three different surveys suggesting consumers plan to spend less on food and other products.

Saison 2 by veroml

Retail Design Blog

Handcrafted in Quebec, Saison 2 combines culinary and environmental innovation by recovering malt residue to create tasty crackers. Saison 2 refers. branding crackers Packaging

Walker’s showcases new products for Christmas

Talking Retail

Walker’s Shortbread has unveiled its Christmas line-up, which includes several new products. Alongside annual favourites such as assortment boxes and special tins are new tree decorations and a special “Rudolph makeover” for Walker’s Scottie Dog biscuits.

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Pay Stub Generators: What Are They And Why Your Business Needs One 

Retail Minded

Whether you’re a company that staffs employees or a self-employed individual, you need to know how much you made each year, calculate your taxes, and reduce the risk of legal errors.

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Aldi increases foodbank help for Christmas

Talking Retail

Aldi is to run an emergency winter foodbank fund this Christmas to support local charities, foodbanks, and community groups. The fund will see the supermarket donate £250,000 to help organisations as they prepare to face heightened demand on their services.

JD set to return to Hammersmith after a decade

Retail Times

JD, the leading retailer of sports, fashion and lifestyle brands is set to return to Hammersmith after a decade on Saturday 26 November 2022.

Former Parfetts managing director Greg Suszczenia succumbs to cancer

Talking Retail

The former joint managing director at Parfetts, Greg Suszczenia, has died after a battle with brain cancer. Guy Swindell, joint managing director at the wholesaler, said: “Greg was a dedicated colleague who will be remembered fondly by everyone at Parfetts. “He

Dreams provides cost of living support package for colleagues

Retail Times

Dreams, the UK bed retailer, is providing an enhanced package of financial and wellbeing support for its teams as the cost-of-living crisis continues and as Christmas approaches. The package is delivered through a £5million investment and is part of Dreams’ People-First strategy.

Nomadic expands into protein puddings

Talking Retail

Yogurt producer Nomadic Dairy has made its first foray into a non-yogurt category with two protein puddings, launching this month in Spar stores. The two flavours – vanilla and chocolate – will then go into Morrisons in early January 2023.

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Gophr launches specialist delivery service for the DIY and construction sectors

Retail Times

Last-mile on-demand delivery business Gophr has launched “Gophr Trades”, a specialist delivery service for the construction and DIY industries. The new service is designed specifically to meet the needs of individual tradespeople as well as larger construction and related trade businesses.

Toto Kitchen Showroom by Studio Avana

Retail Design Blog

When it comes to transforming a space, renovation is the ideal approach to convey a new story. This transformation is. store design natural lighting open space Showroom Vertical Garden

Planet Organic confirms new store to launch in Teddington

Retail Times

Healthy supermarket retailer Planet Organic plans to launch its new south-west London store in Teddington at the end of February 2023. The re-fit and construction works will be commencing in December. Retail News Retailer News Planet Organic

Maison Kitsuné store

Retail Design Blog

Only a year after opening up shop at EmQuartier shopping centre, Maison Kitsuné expands yet again in Bangkok, inaugurating a. store design cabinet display units fashion store wooden dividers