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Gen Z accounts for more than half of Australia’s retail workforce

Inside Retail

Generation Z was predominant in the retail industry last year, accounting for 50.4 per cent of the sector’s employees, a report by workforce management firm Deputy shows. The proportion of Gen Z employees in the sector increased from 45.5 per cent in 2022, the report added. Millennials accounted for 27.9 per cent of the retail workforce in 2023, down from 30.5 per cent in the previous year.

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2XL Home Luxury more accessible with the Grand Opening of its new Al Barsha Store in Dubai

Design Middleeast

Elevating the standard of luxury home furnishings, 2XL Home proudly announces the opening of its new store on Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE. Renowned for delivering sophisticated designs and unparalleled quality, 2XL Home has become synonymous with shaping modern lifestyle needs through meticulously curated collections that blend aesthetic appeal with the latest trends.

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LSKD appoints first chief retail officer as part of its “audacious” growth plan

Inside Retail

Australian athleisure brand LSKD has appointed its first chief retail officer, the former director of retail for Lululemon ANZ Alex Shaughnessy, as part of its strategy to become a world-class retailer. During her time at Lululemon, which spanned 13 years from 2012 to 2020, Shaughnessy led over 40 stores and oversaw the brand’s national wholesale and community presence in ANZ.

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Nike. What’s Up?!

Fashion Retail

A few days ago, BoF published an interesting article by Daniel-Yaw Miller about the situation of Nike. The multinational from Beaverton, Oregon, partly benefited from the Covid crisis and the consequent growth in casual wear, as well as the desire for outdoor activities. However, it seems that the tailwinds have slowed down, and the impact on the stock market is being reflected.

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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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Why shipping costs need not be a deal breaker for cross-border sales

Inside Retail

With shipping rates climbing, retailers today are far less likely to be offering free delivery with purchases to encourage purchases – but they can still attract customers by offering delivery options to suit their budgets. Denise McGrouther, VP, MD of DHL eCommerce Australia, says retailers are learning that not every consumer requires their purchase to be delivered as soon as possible – especially if they can pay less for shipping, they are willing to wait four to six days instead of two.

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Drytac set for materials showcase at Sign & Digital UK 2024

Drytac

Drytac products will feature in live product demonstrations on the Epson, Hybrid Services and Roland stands, while exclusive distribution partner Premier Paper Group will also showcase Drytac materials. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce that its leading products and solutions will feature at Sign & Digital UK 2024.

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How US beauty incubator Maesa is creating a community of empowered founders

Inside Retail

With almost 30 years of experience in one of the biggest and most rapidly evolving retail sectors, Piyush Jain, chief executive officer of the beauty incubator Maesa, understands the cosmetics and fragrance industry on a deeper level than most. Here, Jain speaks with Inside Retail about his long-running passion for the beauty industry, the factors that set up a brand for success, and his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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How the F&B category is driving growth for Malaysian mall giant Sunway Malls

Inside Retail

In the ever-evolving landscape of retail and entertainment, Sunway Malls has emerged as a beacon of success, defying economic headwinds and setting new benchmarks for growth. In 2023, the mall operator reported 5 per cent year-on-year growth, surpassing its own record-breaking achievements of 2022. At the helm of this success stands HC Chan , the CEO of Sunway Malls and Theme Parks, whose strategic vision and leadership have propelled the company to new heights.

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The Iconic welcomes First Nations designers Pink Fish, Myrrdah and Jarawee

Inside Retail

As part of The Iconic’s commitment to supporting First Nations brands, the online retail giant teamed up with not-for-profit organisation First Nations Fashion and Design (FNFD) to create an incubator program to spotlight Australia’s Indigenous fashion talent. The program kicked off in April 2023 and over nine months the First Nations designers selected to participate were given access to tools and resources to help commercialise their creative brands.

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Consumer confidence just got a boost. How can you capitalise on it?

Inside Retail

The Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates on hold is set to have a ripple effect throughout the economy. While the smart money says rates probably won’t go down until well into the July-December half, very few people – if any – are predicting more rises. Add to that news of pending tax cuts that will impact a large number of Australian taxpayers, and finally, the light at the end of the tunnel is showing.

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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