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The Importance of In-Store Audits for Product Manufacturers

Retail Bound

As a product manufacturer, it is crucial to have a strong understanding of how your products are performing in the market. While sales numbers and customer feedback can give you an overall idea, nothing beats the importance of conducting regular in-store audits. As a product manufacturer, you invest time, effort and resources into creating high-quality products.

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City Chic sells Avenue to US retail group

Inside Retail

ASX-listed City Chic Collective has agreed to sell America plus-size apparel brand Avenue Stores to US-based FullBeauty Brands for an undisclosed amount. With a history dating back more than 40 years, Avenue offers plus-size clothing to value-conscious women aged 25 to 55. The company closed its 220+ stores across 35 US states in 2019, and currently operates as an e-commerce business.

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Finsbury Food Group continues partnership with the FA for its England shirt-themed cake

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Finsbury Food Group continues its England shirt themed cake for the biggest footballing event of the summer. The Euros is the perfect time to enjoy time with friends and what better way than with an England shirt themed cake.

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Dan Murphy’s to roll out electronic shelf labelling system across all stores

Inside Retail

Liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s will roll out the Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs) at all 273 branded stores by the end of this month. ESLs are digital displays beneath products that are operated from a centralised system, allowing the retailer to update its prices within minutes. The company considers the technology an important way to elevate the customer experience and drive large-scale efficiencies.

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

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Poundland Foundation donates £150,000 to the Trussell Trust after food banks distribute 3.1m emergency parcels

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The Poundland Foundation has donated £150,000 to the Trussell Trust to support the vital work of their food bank network. Food banks in the Trussell Trust network distributed 3.1 million emergency food parcels between April 2023 and March 2024.

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Three businesses, three takes on navigating the dip in discretionary spending 

Inside Retail

Consumer confidence is down, but retail rents are on the rise, and by June 30, it’s tipped that over 10,000 retail companies will enter external administration. KPMG’s latest Retail Health Index suggests that nominal growth is practically non-existent and industry insolvency numbers are higher than pre-pandemic levels. Lack-lustre consumer confidence has led to tightened discretionary spending across the nation and is being felt from fashion to footwear and everything in between – ex

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City Chic may divest Avenue brand, launch capital raising

Inside Retail

City Chic is expected to divest its Avenue brand, with the Australian Securities Exchange agreeing to suspend trading of the shares of the women’s fashion retailer pending an announcement. City Chic also said it intends to launch an equity capital raising through a fully underwritten institutional placement and a fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer of new fully paid ordinary shares.

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Truly embodying the essence of Made in Italy – Meet Ceramica Dolomite

Design Wanted

The Made in Italy brand carries substantial value, often exceeding that of the corporate brand. But what does it truly mean to be Made in Italy? […] The post Truly embodying the essence of Made in Italy – Meet Ceramica Dolomite appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Ksubi opens first Australian flagship store, in Melbourne

Inside Retail

Ksubi has opened its first Australian flagship store in Melbourne, marking the streetwear brand’s return to the land Down Under where it was born. The 140sqm store is located at 321 Little Bourke Street. Ksubi collaborated with Melbourne creatives on exclusive in-store offerings, which include a limited-edition Melbourne city tee, designed by local contemporary artist Mayonaize.

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Brazilian football icon Vini Jr named as Unilever’s newest global brand ambassador for Dirt is Good

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Brazilian footballer, Vinicius Jr (Vini Jr) is the newest brand ambassador for the world’s biggest laundry brand, Dirt Is Good (known as Persil, OMO, Breeze, Skip, or Surf Excel across international markets).

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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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How Aussie retail brands are cashing in on Euro summer

Inside Retail

With global travel sales on the rise, the retail industry is looking for ways to cash in on consumers’ holidays abroad. Due to the current economic climate, many consumers have become more discerning with where they spend their money. Last year’s overseas travel boom challenged many brands as consumers pulled back on domestic non-essential shopping – this year it appears that they have taken notes.

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Hans Handerson returns as face of Frosty Jack’s and encourages nation to ‘Crack Open the Unexpected’

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Following its hugely successful TV debut, Frosty Jack’s has teamed up with the world’s ‘most famous’ Z-list celebrity hands model, Hans Handerson, for a second year running to encourage the nation to ‘Crack Open the Unexpected’.

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Retailers say they are at risk as RBA keeps interest rates on hold

Inside Retail

Retailers said they are being put at risk as the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to keep interest rates at 4.35 per cent this month. RBA Governor Michele Bullock said that the central bank maintained the current rates as inflation has significantly declined since its peak in 2022. The RBA said that real disposable incomes have stabilised and are expected to improve later this year, supported by lower inflation and tax cuts. “Retail trade and consumer confidence are at an all-time low, pu

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JD.com pioneers next-generation retail with native spatial JD.Vision app

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! On June 18, JD.com announced the launch of JD.Vision, a native Apple Vision Pro app that offers an immersive shopping experience leveraging spatial computing. Launched on the final day of JD’s 618 Grand Promotion—China’s largest mid-year shopping festival—JD.Vision exemplifies JD.com’s commitment to revolutionizing retail through advanced technology.

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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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Family jeweller Lannah Dunn opens two boutiques in Queensland

Inside Retail

Family-owned jewellery house Lannah Dunn has opened two boutiques in Queensland: one in Brisbane and a flagship in Russel Street, Toowoomba. The Brisbane location –opened in May – will showcase the brand’s original and vintage-inspired jewellery, such as the signet ring and monogrammed solid gold pieces. Meanwhile, the flagship gallery aims to offer clients an “elevated and personalised” experience with private offices, consultation rooms, and an expanded specialist workshop.

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Top 10 Trade Shows in San Diego 

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

San Diego, known as “America’s Finest City,” is a sun-soaked West Coast paradise brimming with breathtaking coastal beauty, vibrant cultural neighborhoods, and that laid-back So Cal charm. Did you know that San Diego is also one of the premier destinations for trade shows and expos worldwide? San Diego is an ideal location for trade shows and expos due to its excellent infrastructure, appealing climate, and vibrant local culture.

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Retailers, your next pop-up store could be carbon-negative. Here’s how

Inside Retail

Pop-up stores or activations can last as little as a few hours or as long as a few months. However, most such displays carry a significant environmental cost once the activation is finished. That’s because they are traditionally built from MDF, a cheap material made from recycled woodchips – glued together with formaldehyde, a carcinogenic substance that renders the material unable to be repurposed afterwards and which takes years to break down in landfill.

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Savoring Change: The Latest Consumer Food Trends

Chutegerdeman

Bold and unexpected flavors have become increasingly popular in the grocery and restaurant industries, capturing consumer interest, and driving up sales. The post Savoring Change: The Latest Consumer Food Trends appeared first on Chute Gerdeman.

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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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Can Lego overcome cultural challenges to tap into Asia’s emerging markets?

Inside Retail

Less than a month after appointing two new GMs in Asia Pacific – Cedric Roose as GM of India and Emerging Asia (IEA) and Nina Patricia Da Costa as GM of Singapore, Malaysia and Travel Retail – Lego Group has further deepened its roots in the region with the opening of Southeast Asia’s largest Lego store in the heart of Jakarta. “Indonesia is a vibrant nation with a strong potential for future growth,” Claus Kristensen, senior VP of Lego Asia Pacific, told Inside Retail.

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Russell & Bromley announces appointment of Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw as first creative director

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Daniel Beardsworth-Shaw joins Russell & Bromley as its first creative director, marking a significant milestone in the next chapter for the much-loved footwear and accessories brand as they move design in-house for the first time in its 140 year history.

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Sushi Sushi acquires rival chain Sushi Musa

Inside Retail

Australian sushi retailer Sushi Sushi has acquired Sushi Musa, including nine stores in suburban development areas in Sydney, Newcastle, and Canberra. Sushi Musa, which opened in 2018, earned a reputation for introducing theatre to the sushi train concept, with its experienced chefs demonstrating their fish-cutting skills and serving fresh food in front of customers throughout the day.

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Sleep.8 soon to open its seventh UK store

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sleep lifestyle and furniture brand Sleep.8 has announced the reopening of its flagship store in Bluewater Shopping Centre, following a substantial expansion and refurbishment. The brand has increased the floorspace of its prime retail location by a total of 151 sqm, from 436 sqm to 587 sqm, utilising the new floor space to introduce a […] If you w

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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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What retailers need to know about Walmart’s investment in digital shelf labels

Inside Retail

Earlier this month, Walmart announced plans to roll out digital shelf labels (DSLs) to 2300 stores, half of its store network, by 2026. The move will allow the big-box retailer to update prices on over 120,000 products within just two minutes via its mobile app for retail workers called Me@Walmart. To put this in perspective, weekly updates for traditional paper shelf labels typically take two days for store workers to do manually.

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Hundreds of prizes up for grabs with new Whaoo! Crêpes On-pack promotion

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Whaoo! filled crêpes, from French bakery experts Norac Foods UK, is launching a new on-pack promotion this summer, offering families over 350 winning moments. Running from 5th July until 8th September, the nationwide promotion will be available across grocery and via Booker.

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Centric Brands seals global licensing deal for Lionel Messi brand

Inside Retail

Centric Brands has signed a deal to design, manufacture and distribute Messi-branded lifestyle products. The product categories include men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel, outerwear, sleepwear/loungewear, underwear, hosiery, swim, accessories, seasonal items, linen and home textiles and stationery/party supplies. All items will “embody the iconic spirit and global appeal” of Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi.

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Surreal secures listing with 500 Co-op stores and extends range in Holland & Barrett and Whole Foods Market

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Surreal, the start-up breakfast brand re-imagining the world of cereal, today announces a new national listing, with Co-op. From 13th June, the retailer will take two of the brand’s best selling high protein cereal SKU’s; Cocoa and Cinnamon, rolling out across 500 stores nationwide (RRP: £4.95 / 240g pack).

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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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Global Shop Solutions Director of Australia & New Zealand Achieves 10-Year Milestone

Global Shop

Global Shop Solutions is proud to announce the 10 th anniversary of Ryan Fisher, Director of Australia and New Zealand. During his first six months working with Global Shop Solutions, Fisher led dozens of new customers in successfully launching their ERP software, answering manufacturing questions and achieving maximum results with their ERP system.

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Amazon study reveals majority of UK workers favour on-the-job training or apprenticeships for a successful career start

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The majority of UK workers (61%) believe that on-the-job-skills training or apprenticeships are more valuable for preparing people for work today than traditional university degrees, a new UK career insights and workplace trends study commissioned by Amazon has found.

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Why customer acquisition and loyalty are retailers’ biggest challenges today

Inside Retail

In an Australian retail environment defined by heightened competition and consumers tightening their wallets, acquiring new customers – and keeping them – is proving a critical challenge for many retailers. In the latest edition of her Retail Untangled podcast series, Inside Retail ’s Amie Larter talked to Toby Cumpstay, senior merchant success manager at Shopify, about how retailers can navigate such a challenging course – and where there are opportunities to outperform rivals.

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KARL LAGERFELD refashions content creation, SEO and translation with AI-powered PIM solution from Akeneo

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! KARL LAGERFELD, the namesake brand of the iconic designer, has seen a +5% increase in organic SEO traffic on its product pages and a +16% increase in add-to-cart rates, using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in partnership with Akeneo – the Product Experience Company.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI