Mon.Jul 08, 2024

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Four top tips to grow your retail business

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The retail sector is expanding in almost all parts of the globe. The internet has especially made it easier for people to buy and sell items. Customers generally prefer buying items online because this offers them an easy and convenient shopping experience.

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KFC unveils Christmas in July at world-first Colonel’s Lodge

Inside Retail

KFC is creating Christmas in July this year by opening its first Colonel’s Lodge. The fast food chain is offering three two-night stays in the festive-themed KFC lodge. With every purchase of $30 or more in the KFC app this month customers can enter the draw to win a trip for four people. The winners will enjoy an unlimited supply of KFC Christmas spreads and the services of a KFC lodge butler.

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Shamobo by Gutsulyak.Studio

Retail Design Blog

A lifestyle brand, Shamobo, introduces a series of bowling-shaped stainless-steel thermal efficient bottles that keep beverages cold or hot for.

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As Microsoft shuts stores in China, are authorised retailers still relevant?

Inside Retail

The reported closure of Microsoft’s brick-and-mortar stores managed by authorised retail partners in China has raised questions about the tech giant’s strategy in the world’s second-largest economy and whether the move is counterintuitive when the market’s consumer electronics sector has seen a sign of recovery. “Microsoft is undergoing a strategic shift in its retail operations in Mainland China, as indicated by their response to media reports about the potential closure of their authoris

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Mardi Mercredi flagship store by Creative Studio Unravel

Retail Design Blog

Japan’s first flagship store of Mardi Mercredi is located along the path to Daikanyama Station.

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Bapcor rejects $1.83 billion acquisition offer from Bain Capital

Inside Retail

Automotive parts distributor Bapcor has rejected Bain Capital’s proposal to acquire all its shares for $5.40 apiece, equivalent to about $1.83 billion. Bapcor said the proposal does not represent fair value and is not in the best interest of its shareholders. In a separate announcement, Bapcor said it has appointed 7-Eleven CEO and MD Angus McKay as its new executive chairman and CEO, effective August 22.

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Why lingerie brand Chouchou Intimates pays no consideration to the male gaze

Inside Retail

Chouchou Intimates, pronounced shoo shoo, is the modern it-girl brand many lingerie lovers have been waiting for. Frustrated with the choice between lacklustre everyday underwear and overpriced luxury lingerie, brand founder Tina Grasso took it upon herself to redefine the category. “I understood that if I couldn’t find high-quality, affordable intimates that resonated with my style and personality, I would have to create them myself,” Grasso told Inside Retail.

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Dobbies Garden Centres seeks new National Charity Partner

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, has today (8 July) launched the search for its next National Charity Partner, as part of its 160th year celebrations. The new partnership will commence on 1 March 2025, following the conclusion of Dobbies’ successful nine-year collaboration with the Teenage Cancer Trust which has raised £1.39 million to-d

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Kendall Jenner, curation and machine learning: Keeping up with Revolve Group

Inside Retail

Revolve Group, the company behind leading e-commerce platforms Revolve and FWRD, has carved out a niche in the fashion industry by combining innovative brand partnerships with cutting-edge technology. FWRD offers a highly curated collection of iconic and emerging luxury brands, while Revolve similarly offers a curated assortment of premium apparel, accessories and beauty products at a lower price point.

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Champion takes over Selfridges bar for two months

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Today, athletic and lifestyle brand Champion announces a two-month takeover, introducing ‘Champion Sports Bar at Harry Gordon’s’. Located on LG at Selfridges London, the sports bar launches as part of Sportopia, Selfridges’ celebration of sport this summer.

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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.

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Franchise Council of Australia commences search for CEO

Inside Retail

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is officially on the hunt for a new CEO, posting the $180,000 job vacancy on recruitment website Indeed. FCA chair Brendan Green said “We are seeking a leader who understands franchising, has strong knowledge of advocacy and government relations, and can build relationships to grow not just the FCA but the broader franchising sector.

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Mango opens at Silverburn as part of UK expansion

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! International fashion retailer Mango has opened a new store at Silverburn today (5 July), joining the growing line up of fashion brands housed in the exciting retail and leisure destination. This will be one of the first Scottish locations to showcase the popular Spanish brand’s new Mediterranean-inspired store concept designed to reflect the spirit and

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Maison Diptyque Paris

Retail Design Blog

Taking its retail presence at home base Paris to a new level, luxury home fragrance brand Diptyque has recently inaugurated.

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Water inefficiency could cost households over £300 per year to 2030

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New analysis carried out by the Cebr economics consultancy on behalf of Kingfisher, owner of B&Q and Screwfix, highlights how water inefficiency could cost households over £300/yr over the next five years, based on water companies’ latest proposed bill increases of 49% by 2029/30 after inflation1.

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Pango office by Hagai Nagar Architects

Retail Design Blog

We were excited to undertake the planning Office Design for the new headquarters of Pango, a company synonymous with Israeli.

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Fit-Out Powerlist 2024 –AMAQ INTERIORS, Ranks 9th

Design Middleeast

FAHAD ALI SIDDIQUI, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, AMAQ INTERIORS AMAQ Interiors, led by Fahad Siddiqui has become one of the most sought-after names in the design and build fit-out space. For over 24 years, the company has delivered unique interior projects. It has expanded vertically by entering the hospitality, leisure, and restaurant sectors in Q1 and Q2 of 2024, as well as developing horizontally into the UAE with a registered license in Dubai.

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Vievé secures new 612 store listing with Holland & Barrett

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Protein water brand, Vievé, has announced a new 612-store listing with Holland & Barrett, demonstrating the on-going consumer demand for functional drinks. Vievé’s innovative protein water is set to hit high streets nationwide with its new listing with health food giant, Holland & Barrett, which will see both its Strawberry & Rhubarb and Wate

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Moves That Matter: Premier Packaging Relocates Next to Bay Cities’ Home Office

Bay Cities

Premier Packaging moves to a new 170,000 sq. ft. facility in Pico Rivera, enhancing efficiency, capacity, and collaboration for superior customer service.

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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.

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Pip & Nut launches new range of oat bars, stuffed with its award-winning peanut butter

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Pip & Nut is entering the snack category with a range of peanut-butter stuffed oat bars, made from the brand’s award-winning peanut butter and wholegrain British oats. Full of wholesome natural nuttiness, these new peanut butter stuffed oat bars are high in fibre, contain 6g of plant-based protein, and are packed with natural ingredients, perfect for

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Research reveals half of UK employees would quit their jobs if the business failed to meet its purpose

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research from Given, part of Anthesis, the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally, has found that nearly half (49.6%) of UK employees will leave their job if their current employer fails to meet their corporate purpose.

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Superdrug posts double digit growth, with soaring profits driven by strong retail store sales

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Leading health and beauty retailer, Superdrug, has reported strong financial results for the year 2023, with sales increasing by 11.8% to £1,528 million (vs £1,367 million in 2022). Market share also grew for the third consecutive year rising to 10.6%, versus the 8.9% market share held in 2020[2].

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Bench revival: iconic Manchester fashion brand makes a Y2K-inspired comeback with new revival collection

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Bench, the iconic Manchester-based fashion brand, is gearing up to reclaim the spotlight with their Y2K-inspired ‘Revival’ collection. Following the success of their women’s collection with Urban Outfitters early this year, Bench is set to keep the momentum going with a new collection, launching on the night that the brand celebrates its 35th anniversary

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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.

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SSP opens UK’s busiest Starbucks at Heathrow Airport

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! SSP, Starbucks and Heathrow Airport have opened their busiest store in the UK at Terminal 5. At 252sq ft, the store has 50 seats and nine coffee machines able to serve hundreds of customers every hour on the way to their gate.

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One Water fundraising to boom this year as Ocado and Sainsbury’s seek out ‘brands with purpose’

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Ethical Hydration brand One Water is set to have a bumper year as customers seek out purpose-led brands in their weekly shop. One Water estimates that they’ll be able to fund the provision of clean, safe water to around 6,500 people in sub-Saharan Africa due to new listings with Sainsbury’s in June and Ocado going live this […] If you want more inf

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Asda publishes latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Asda has today published its 2023 Brighter Living Report – its fourth report updating on the progress made towards its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets in the last calendar year. Key updates from the report include: Carbon · Continued reduction in carbon emissions (scope 1-3), down 7% on 2022 and 15% since Asda first […

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Ocado and AEON announce a third customer fulfilment centre in Japan

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Ocado Group and AOEN have announced the continued expansion of their partnership, with plans to construct a third Customer Fulfilment Centre (“CFC”) in Kuki-Miyashiro, the Saitama prefecture of Japan.

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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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pladis launches new tasty take on the classic McVitie’s Rich Tea

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Pladis is expanding appeal for Britain’s biggest biscuit brand with a NEW flavour of its classic McVitie’s Rich Tea. A tasty new take on the tea break favourite, McVitie’s Rich Tea ‘The Cocoa One’ features a deliciously dunkable crisp cocoa biscuit that falls under the government’s HFSS threshold.

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M&H, the award-winning whisky distillery, receives significant recognition for one of its editions

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! M&H’s Elements Peated edition has received three major awards in prestigious international whisky competitions this year: a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2024, a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2024, and a Gold Medal (95 points) at IWSC 2024.

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Just Eat Takeaway research on rapid grocery delivery market shows the sector with be worth $16.5bn in five years’ time

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Just Eat Takeaway.com has released new research into the rapid grocery delivery market, which show the market will be worth $16.5bn in five years’ time. It’s a sector undergoing rapid growth, with customers putting ease and speed at the forefront of their grocery shop.

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TikTok Shop launches “£1 Million Club” to support and grow brands and SMBs

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Today, TikTok Shop has announced its ‘£1Million Club’, a plan to help new merchants hit £1M in revenue on the platform, through a series of special incentives and support at no extra cost. ‘The £1Million Club’ plan brings five core benefits to new merchants: up to 90 days 0% commission free sales, free storage and […] If you

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI