Fri.Feb 09, 2024

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Booktopia slashes profit projection after lacklustre sales

Inside Retail

Booktopia has lowered its full-year earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) forecast and initiated a strategic review of the business after a decline in the first-half results. The online bookstore now anticipates annual EBITDA to be between $1 million and $3 million, significantly down from the previous estimate of $13.5 million.

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EE opens new Gateshead Experience store in the Metrocentre with former Newcastle United legend Shay Given

Retail Focus

EE is today unveiling its latest Experience store alongside former Newcastle United legend Shay Given in the Metrocentre , Gateshead, one of Europe’s largest indoor mall-style shopping centres. The new store is the fourth of EE’s Experience stores and the first of more than ten brand-new EE Experience and Experience Local stores set to open in the UK over the next year.

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John Lewis Partnership and top photographer launch LGBT+ History Month exhibition

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In a project to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, the renowned photographer Chris Jepson has partnered with the John Lewis Partnership, for part of a series exploring identity in the queer community. Partners (employees) at John Lewis and Waitrose posed for portraits by Chris, which will be displayed in bespoke exhibitions throughout the year.

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Ye Xiao Xiao Tea Space by Aurora Design

Retail Design Blog

Ye Xiao Xiao Tea Space – Emotional Perception The Baipu, an ancient extinct people from Yunnan province of Southwestern China,

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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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Aldi confirmed as biggest supporter of Scottish farmers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Aldi has been revealed as the top supermarket in Scotland when it comes to stocking the most Scottish produce, new research has shown. This proves that Scottish consumers do not have to compromise on supporting local producers and price.

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Natuzzi Italia Hosts Unforgettable “RE-THINKING RE-VIVE” Event In Collaboration With Dubai Cares

Design Middleeast

Natuzzi Italia, the global leader in luxury furniture, proudly showcased its commitment to art, design, and philanthropy by hosting the highly-anticipated “RE-THINKING RE-VIVE” event on 8 February 2024 at its flagship store on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. This exclusive collaboration with Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic organization, brought together a constellation of esteemed personalities, including Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, Chief Creative Officer of Natuzzi Italia, and

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Big Zuu secures first major grocery listing with Morrisons

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Drip Water (www.thedrip.vip), the British natural mineral water brand by Big Zuu, has secured its first major grocery listing with Morrisons launching both its Still and Sparkling waters in 1,500 supermarkets, convenience stores and forecourts nationwide with an RRP of £1.00 for a 500ml can.

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Oi, purpose-driven NI retailer, OutsideIn opens first outlet store at The Boulevard

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Purpose-driven fashion retailer, OutsideIn (Oi) opens its first ever outlet store at Northern Ireland’s only premier designer outlet, The Boulevard, Banbridge on Saturday 10 February 2024. Established in 2016 in Belfast, OutsideIn was created to not only sell clothing but more importantly, to help people experiencing homelessness.

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Speciality Brands signs exclusive partnership with Chichibu Distillery

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Premium spirits distributor Speciality Brands is proud to announce it has signed an exclusive partnership with Chichibu Distillery taking over from Speciality Drinks. Starting from April 2024, the company will focus on expanding the small batch whisky’s presence in the UK across all channels.

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Aldi cuts plastic waste in toilet roll trial

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Aldi is trialling double toilet rolls in a bid to reduce plastic waste, as well as the number of lorries needed to deliver them to stores. The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket has doubled the volume of sheets per roll on select own-brand lines which will in turn reduce the size of the packaging.

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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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Portland-based craft spirits brand, Freeland Spirits, is now available at Whole Foods stores in US

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The Portland-based craft spirits brand, Freeland Spirits, is now available at Whole Foods stores in Washington State, California, Minnesota, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Crafted with passion and precision, the brand’s inaugural, blue-bottle gin has quickly become a favorite among discerning spirits enthusiasts.

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Pandora named as UK’s most prominent jewellery and watch brand in 2023

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Through analysing the number of monthly searches for each brand and calculating an owned social score which combines the number of followers and engagement rate across major social platforms for each brand, the report unveils the most prominent online jewellery and watch brands in the sector.

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Sainsbury’s previews Taste the Difference Easter launches

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sainsbury’s has unveiled its Taste the Difference Easter launches. Products include: Hot Cross Buns Taste the Difference Sticky Toffee Hot Cross Buns Bringing together the mouth-watering flavours of sticky toffee and a perfectly sweet bun.

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Wickes increases commercial fleet operation in partnership with Novuna Vehicle Solutions

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Wickes has taken delivery of its first batch of two of 16 Scania P320 trucks as it expands its home delivery services for online customers and trade professionals. Following an agreement involving Wickes, Scania and Novuna Vehicle Solutions, the DIY giant took delivery of the HGVs at Novuna Vehicle Solutions’ Trowbridge site this week.

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.

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Henderson Technology installs one million ESEL labels

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Revolutionising the instore shopping experience with state-of-the-art Electronic Shelf Edge Labels (ESELs) enhances the in-store shopping experience for customers and streamlines operations for retailers. EDGEPoS ESELs are fully integrated into Henderson Technology’s award-winning EPoS system, EDGEPoS.

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Google offers free AI training to marketing professionals to help them tap into the UK’s £400bn AI opportunity

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research released by Google today shows that search interest in AI increased by 300% over the last year, and 700% over the last five years. In order for people and businesses to better tap into the £400 billion economic boost AI-powered technologies will deliver by 2030 according to Google’s recent UK Economic Impact Report, Google is […] If y

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19 Crimes unveils limited-edition Valentine’s Day label design

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Treasury Wine Estates’ award-winning global wine brand 19 Crimes (www.19crimes.com) unveils limited-edition Valentine’s Day label design, supported by one of the brand’s most exciting integrated campaigns yet.

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Fivetran enables Deliveroo to turn food delivery into a data-driven enterprise

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Fivetran, the global leader in data integration, has announced that it has enabled Deliveroo to automate the movement of data within its organisation, improving engineering efficiency and delivering significant cost savings.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Castore opens first of its kind store on Grafton Street, Dublin

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! British precision sportswear brand, Castore is set to grow a portfolio of bespoke, upscale flagship stores with the first of its kind debuting on Grafton Street, Dublin. The store opened on Friday 2nd February, marks a significant occasion for the sportswear brand as they build plans to reach their highest potential in 2024 and beyond.

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Boots launches its biggest healthcare campaign with light-hearted episodic adverts

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Boots has launched a new healthcare advertising campaign to encourage people to think of Boots first when it comes to their health. The campaign is centred around two episodic adverts that each tell a story of someone experiencing a healthcare challenge and finding the help they need at Boots.

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APS launches itson batteries for young and urban demographic

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! As of 2024, Advanced Power Solutions (APS) introduces itson batteries, targeting a younger demographic and reshaping the landscape of the mobile energy industry. With a focus on local production and renewable energy, itson is not just a battery.

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ROKA London collaborates with The Natural History Museum

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Premium bag and apparel brand, ROKA London who are renowned for their high-quality craftmanship, form and function, have collaborated with world-renowned Natural History Museum in an exciting partnership. Taking inspiration from Alfred Waterhouse, the architect behind The Natural History Museum, the pair have collaborated to create the Waterhouse Field

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Retail's Next Frontier: Exploring and Proving the Value of AI

AI is everywhere. It’s in customer service interactions, product recommendations, marketing outreach, and yes, even commerce experiences. But not every use of AI provides the same value to your brand. In this masterclass, experts from Constructor, commercetools, Contentstack, and Orium discuss how AI can complement your composable tech stack and help bring in immediate ROI.

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Glencadam Distillery launches two limited edition cask finishes

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Historic East Highland distillery Glencadam has announced the release of two new limited edition cask finishes, as part of its award-winning single malt age statement range – Glencadam 15-year-old Reserva de Madeira – Madeira cask finish (RRP £110) Glencadam 17-year-old Reserva PX – Pedro Ximenez Sherry Quarter cask finish (RRP £150) Sp

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