Tue.May 21, 2024

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Top Bunnings management depart in ‘reshaping’

Inside Retail

Four executives in Bunnings’ management team have departed the hardware chain in a move that was described as a “reshaping” rather than a restructure. Chief commercial officer Ben McIntosh, chief transformation officer Leah Balter, and GM of corporate affairs Maria McCarthy have exited the company. Jen Tucker, the director of merchandise, also decided to leave following a family bereavement.

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colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur

Design Boom

tkca architect maximizes the ground plane to create a multi-layered experience of public plazas, markets, and retail spaces. The post colorful roofed units compose TKCA architect’s sama square market village in kuala lumpur appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Uniqlo’s US expansion: Has the parent learned its lessons?

Inside Retail

Fast Retailing, the parent company of Japan apparel retailer Uniqlo , has announced the locations for 11 new stores in the US, on its way to a target of 20 openings in North America this year, which in turn is the first instalment on its plan to reach 200 stores in 2027. The 11 openings so far announced are all in malls. Five of them are ‘A-quality’ malls in the metro areas of Dallas and Houston, Texas, a state in which Uniqlo so far has no physical store presence.

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Mango increases UK presence with a store in Angel Central

Retail Focus

CBRE Investment Management has announced Mango , one of Europe’s leading fashion brands, has opened at Angel Central , the retail and leisure destination located in the heart of Islington, as the brand continues to roll out its ambitious expansion plans. The leading retailer has opened a 3,200 sq ft unit on Angel Central’s ground floor, exclusively stocking Mango’s womenswear lines.

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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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Aesop revamps storefronts with algae-based window decals

Inside Retail

Australian beauty brand Aesop has transformed 38 of its storefronts in Australia and New Zealand with algae-based window decals. The textured decals, created by bioplastic artist and Other Matter studio founder Jessie French, are designed to be repurposed and reused in a self-sustaining closed-loop system. This provides an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional materials such as PVC.

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How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design

Design Wanted

For over two decades, Materially has been a reference point in Italy in the research of innovative and sustainable materials for the manufacturing industry and for […] The post How materials are transforming the present thanks to research, industry and conscious design appeared first on DesignWanted.

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José Mourinho orders modesty and a team to coach on Uber Eats

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Uber Eats Portugal has just launched the ‘Get Almost Almost Anything’’ campaign, starring football coach José Mourinho, his daughter Matilde and other Portuguese celebrities. The campaign aims to test the limits of the app with unusual requests from these portuguese celebrities.

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“Pick up the rocks”: CEO on how donating $13 million of profits is good business

Inside Retail

Australian direct-to-consumer brand Who Gives A Crap disrupted the way consumers bought toilet paper almost a decade ago; now its CEO is challenging businesses across the supply chain to “give a crap”. Simon Griffiths is the CEO and one of three co-founders of Who Gives A Crap and is encouraging other businesses to question how sustainable their operations really are.

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Meeting a Retail Buyer: How to Prepare and Ace It

Retail Bound

If you are looking to secure a contract with a retail buyer, there are a few musts everyone should follow. One of these key rules is to only contact a buyer if you are prepared. Buyers can’t stand when vendors have not prepared before a sales presentation – it wastes the time of the buyer, and the vendor misses out on an opportunity. In order to avoid the nasty scenario above and ensure that you are ready to meet with a potential buyer, be ready to answer any and every question about your produc

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McDonald’s plans expansive global licensing program in deal with IMG

Inside Retail

McDonald’s has signed a multi-year deal with IMG to develop a wide range of licensed products and experiences globally. As part of the deal, IMG will be McDonald’s exclusive global licensing representative and will develop an “authentic and culture-forward” licensing program based on the brand’s legacy, global scale, and visual identity.

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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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What type of services does a car design consultancy offer in 2024?

Design Wanted

I was recommended to meet one of the best in the field to gain insight into this multidisciplinary world, which operates on various design levels, both […] The post What type of services does a car design consultancy offer in 2024? appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Webjet could spin off consumer business after record sales

Inside Retail

Digital travel company Webjet is considering spinning off its consumer and business-facing divisions after posting record earnings for FY24. The company said it is exploring the separation of Webjet B2C business and B2B travel distribution business WebBeds into two ASX-listed entities. Webjet B2C includes ANZ-focused digital travel business Webjet OTA, motorhome and car rental e-commerce site GoSee, and travel technology company Trip Ninja.

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VCCP creates ‘Memory Bar Boxes’ for Cadbury and Alzheimer’s Research UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cadbury and Alzheimer’s Research UK has distributed 4,000 Memory Bar Boxes to people living with dementia and their loved ones, specially made by VCCP London. Care homes, dementia support groups and those caring for those living with the disease have been reaching out to the Cadbury archives for packaging no longer in circulation, in order to evoke nosta

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Rutherford Mall sold for $50 million

Inside Retail

Charter Hall Retail has sold Rutherford Marketplace, a ‘non-core asset’, for $49.75 million. The sale value represents a small premium over the centre’s book value as at last December. Charter Hall will use the proceeds from the sale to reduce debt within the RP1 retail partnership, of which the company has owned half since the partnership’s inception in 2011, alongside TelstraSuper.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Technology boosting Gen Z’s charitable giving, new Deliveroo research finds

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New research launched today reveals that Gen Z adults (age bracket surveyed: 18-24) are donating more to charity thanks to an increased availability of online and digital giving options and a desire to help those impacted by the cost of living.

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Why LSKD’s chief retail officer schedules ‘possibility’ time to get work done 

Inside Retail

Alex Shaughnessy is Australian athleisure brand LSKD’s chief retail officer and the former director of retail for Lululemon ANZ and head of retail at global eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson. Here Shaughnessy shares how she maintains a work-life balance leading LSKD’s retail team during a growth phase of retail store rollouts. My mornings look like… I wake up, take a walk and grab a coffee – fresh air (and caffeine) first.

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Manufacturing skills and craftsmanship tradition characterize their vocation

Design Wanted

With a long tradition in woodworking, Opera Contemporary masterfully uses precious materials and essences, blending contemporary and glamorous style visions. Established in 2010 from the expertise […] The post Manufacturing skills and craftsmanship tradition characterize their vocation appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Wendy’s sold to global restaurant management firm Flynn

Inside Retail

The New Zealand business of burger restaurant chain Wendy’s has been sold to US franchise operator Flynn Group, marking the company’s first change in ownership in more than three decades. The Lendich family, which has operated the franchise since 1988, put it up for sale in June 2022. The franchise includes 22 restaurants with 12 stores in Auckland, eight in other parts of the North Island, and two on the South Island.

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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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New report highlights guiding principles for successful repurposing in Britain’s town centres

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A new report by national planning and development consultancy, Lichfields, sheds light on the future of UK town centres, presenting a roadmap for the revitalisation and repurposing of vacant or underutilised buildings.

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Why money-can’t-buy experiences are key to Mytheresa’s success

Inside Retail

Last week, luxury e-commerce platform Mytheresa posted strong third-quarter growth at a time when many luxury retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, are struggling to maintain stability let alone grow. Mytheresa reported €233 million ($380 million) in net sales in the quarter ending March 31, a 17.6 per cent gain from the €198.9 million ($323 million) the year before.

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Nine in 10 of UK businesses urge politicians for greater support in reaching net zero by 2050

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Progress towards net zero could be at risk of being held back, as nine in ten of UK businesses call for greater government support to help their organizations meet decarbonization targets, and half cite cost as a barrier, new research from BSI shows.

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Queensland’s Market Central Lutwyche shopping centre for sale

Inside Retail

Northern Brisbane’s Market Central Lutwyche, home to Aldi, Coles, and Woolworths supermarkets , is up for sale. Its owner has tapped Stonebridge’s Carl Molony, Philip Gartland, and Justin Dowers, along with JLL’s Nick Willis and Sam Hatcher, to sell the property through an expressions-of-interest campaign. Aside from the three major supermarkets that generate over $121 million in sales, Market Central Lutwyche also has leasing agreements with two mini-majors, 29 specialties, 10

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Get MACH Ready with Orium, Commercetools, and Contentstack

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Chasing trends stifles The Works’ unique selling point, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Following today’s release of The Works’ figures for the 53 weeks ending 5th May 2024; Oliver Maddison, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “While The Works has put itself on a more sustainable footing, it is not out of the woods yet.

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How to Get Your Product in Dicks Sporting Goods

Retail Bound

Are you a product manufacturer looking to get your products sold at Dicks Sporting Goods? Look no further! This blog post will guide you through the steps to get your products on the shelves of one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the United States. Understanding Dicks Sporting Goods Before we dive into the process of getting your product in Dicks Sporting Goods, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the company.

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Co-op announces new initiatives as part of The Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood has today, Tuesday 21 May 2024, published a report setting out the business case for prioritising early childhood and announced the first tranche of action to be taken as a result of its work.

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Explore Jean Nouvel's Pop-Up Store on the Champs Élysées in Paris, Through the Lens of Jad Sylla

Arch Daily

Experience Samsung's immersive retail space designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel on Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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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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Buying snacks twice as hard as buying the weekly grocery shop, according to Accenture research

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Buying snacks is twice as hard as buying the rest of the weekly grocery shop, according to findings from Accenture’s 2024 Consumer Pulse Survey – presented in the report, “The Empowered Consumer.” The research surveyed 19,000 consumers across 12 countries and states that the empowerment of consumers through generative AI, other technologies and new ways

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Rooted in Wellness: Outdoor Spaces Designed for Wellbeing

Chutegerdeman

From staycations to wellness education, in this article, we explore what’s making outdoor spaces designed for wellness more popular.

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The EL&N Deli & Bakery set to open in Covent Garden’s heritage-listed Market Building

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Shaftesbury Capital has announced that The EL&N Deli & Bakery, a brand-new concept from the globally renowned café and lifestyle brand EL&N, is set to open in Covent Garden’s heritage-listed Market Building in July.

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How Viktoria & Woods proves quality never goes out of style

Inside Retail

In Australian fashion, few names are synonymous with timeless elegance and versatility like Viktoria & Woods. The brand’s reputation for designing quality garments for modern and empowered women seeking style and functionality has driven its success for the past two decades. This year is shaping up to be one of many milestones for the brand, as it marks its 20th anniversary and solo show debut at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney in May.

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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