Fri.Nov 19, 2021

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Richard Tubman from Circle Furniture

Retail Doc

“SalesRX has helped people have fun at work. Bob is engaging to listen to, and the program was enjoyable. Straight-up sales training can, on occasion, be dry. Bob brings a level of fun and enjoyment to it.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

Retail unhappy as efforts to make attacking shopworkers a specific offence are rebuffed

Talking Retail

Retailer organisations have united in disappointment at the government’s continued unwillingness to introduce specific legal protection for shopworkers who are assaulted.

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New Sunderland place branding positions it as a “smart city”

DesignWeek

Studio Blackburn has unveiled new branding for Sunderland, which aims to give the city a voice on “a local, national and international” scale. Located in the North East of England, Sunderland is a port city with a history that was partly shaped by coal mining and ship building.

Food sales fall back as other retail rises

Talking Retail

Food store sales fell in October, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), although overall retail sales rose. A sharp difference between retail sectors saw an overall 0.8% rise in retail sales driven by more spending on toys and clothes, while food sales were down by 0.3%.

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Asda opens refill store in Milton Keynes

Retail Times

Asda has introduced a new way of shopping at its Milton Keynes supercentre as it continues its drive to reduce plastic and help customers shop more sustainably. Retail News Retailer News asda

Design, Climate, Action: Sustainable products’ branding must not show “nature is weak”

DesignWeek

There’s an odd tension at the heart of the sustainable market. According to one survey , while 65% of consumers say they want to buy sustainably-driven brands, only 26% actually do.

Dyson Demo VR: powerful lab technology drives new virtual store

Retail Times

Dyson today unveiled the latest chapter in its fast-expanding direct to consumer retail approach, introducing advanced virtual reality technology to enable its customers to experience and test Dyson technology hands-on from their own homes using a VR headset. Manufacturer news Dyson

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Piecemeal plastic bans are not enough, say campaigners

Talking Retail

The government’s consultation on banning plastic cutlery, cups and plates is an “inadequate” response to the waste crisis, says Friends of the Earth. The green campaign group argues that while the proposed ban is useful, only a broad scale and firmer ban on plastics will have a serious effect.

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Hervet Manufacturier defines the ‘retro-future’ of wooden furniture

Design Wanted

The French furniture brand channels four generations of woodworking expertise into a futuristic collection inspired by ’60s sci-fi flicks.

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Macy’s Asks Corporate Staff to “Volunteer” in Stores

VMS

Struggling with labor shortages, department store retailer Macy’s has asked its corporate employees to work in stores during the holiday season, reports Business Insider.

These mycelium-inspired tables are all about co-creation

Design Wanted

A network of local artisans helped create LI-AN-LO’s Mycelium, a collection of three sustainable tables handmade in Sweden. Swedish studio LI-AN-LO has created a trio of fully locally-produced tables with the intention to ‘slow design down a bit’.

Thorntons returns to TV with Christmas advertising campaign

Talking Retail

Chocolate brand Thorntons is back on TV with a new advert for the first time in four years, as part of a £3.6m campaign that also features social media support.

Visa ban could contribute to strong adoption of Amazon credit cards, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Amazon extends its Co-op on Amazon Prime partnership to Bristol

E Delevry

Co-op has extended its Co-op on Amazon Prime offering to Bristol surrounding areas. It follows the original launch launch of the service in Glasgow in September last year.

Online Shoppers Hit with “Out of Stock” Notices as Holidays Approach

VMS

Online shoppers have been receiving lots of “out of stock” messages lately. In October, consumers saw more than 2 billion such messages across a range of product categories, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index , which provides a look into U.S.

Sporting Lunch breaks Fundraising record for GroceryAid

Retail Times

The annual Sporting Lunch made a return for GroceryAid at Grosvenor House, London on Friday 12th November 2021. Over 1,200 colleagues from 198 companies raised over £633k on the day, through tickets sales, generous donations and 24 sponsors: a record fundraising amount for this event.

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Taking Pop-Up to a New Level

VMS

By: Faith Huddleston • Director, Creative Activation. TENFOLD + TENSPACE | Columbus, Ohio. We’ve all seen the pop-up stores and we all know the formula. We’ve seen it done well and executed poorly. So what’s the next evolution of retail?

Kao achieves climate neutral operations in the UK and Germany

Retail Times

Today, Kao, a leading Japanese consumer goods manufacturer and one of the world's largest suppliers of professional salon products including brands like Goldwell and other iconic beauty brands such as John Frieda and Molton Brown, announced that its production and administrative facilities in the UK and Germany will be climate neutral by 2022.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Edge

A “crafty” Christmas for Edge…. Lino printing workshop run by London-based print artist Emily Vanns…. Creativity is at the heart of all we do and we were delighted to welcome London-based print artist Emily Vanns into our studio to run a lino print session.

Kingfisher will continue to outperform DIY market with improved online strategy and store format shake up, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Amy Higginbotham, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Kingfisher has emerged from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a much stronger business, with group sales up 11.8% on a two-year basis in the three months to the end of October.

Norm Architects fashions industrial yet warm interiors for Notabene flagship in Copenhagen

Dezeen

A harmonious mix of concrete, oakwood and aluminium features in this Copenhagen shoe store , which has been designed by Danish studio Norm Architects.

Disaronno honoured with top accolade at Wine Star Awards

Retail Times

Illva Saronno is proud to announce its prestigious win in Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards as Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year.

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New Conference and Expo to Offer Content Programming, Side-By-Side Shows for Digital & Physical Experiences

VMS

CHICAGO, November 18, 2021 –( BUSINESS WIRE )– Retail TouchPoints (RTP) announced plans to bring together one of the fastest growing conference programs in the industry (the Retail Innovation Conference) with two of the longest standing brands serving the digital and physical retail communities. The new combined event will replace the former retailX Event and will feature distinct IRCE and design:retail show floors and programming.

New Spar and Shell forecourt opens creating 38 jobs on prime Darlington gateway

Retail Times

A brand new Spar convenience store and Shell service station on one of Darlington’s busiest main roads has opened its doors to the public. Forecourt retailers Retailer News Spar

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Rimowa, London

Retail Store Windows

There isn't a great deal for us to mention here at the moment although hopefully their seasonal scheme is on its way and there will be something of interest for us to show you. Apart from the strap line 'We are Ready', quite what they are ready for is not clear. Well, here you go for now anyway.

Albert Bartlett launches ‘Make It Extraordinary’ ad campaign

Retail Times

Albert Bartlett is launching a new national advertising campaign capturing its brand-new theme ‘Make It Extraordinary’. The advert includes a fantastical representation of the potato picking line and features world-class acrobats to demonstrate the five-star treatment that every one of Albert Bartlett’s potatoes receives.

Femtech startup kegg on its fertility-tracking kegel ball

Design Wanted

kegg is a discrete and comfortable 2-in-1 fertility tracker that can predict and identify ovulation. At kegg our mantra is “fertility understood” We believe that women deserve the best technology and experience when it comes to tracking their cycles and managing their fertile window.

Hamleys opens pop-up at Westfield London

Retail Times

Hamleys, the world’s oldest and most iconic toy store, is set to bring the magic of Christmas to Westfield London, with a brand-new festive pop-up, opening on the today, followed by a permanent, 11,000sq ft store in spring 2022. Retail News Hamleys

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Away Names Three New Executives

VMS

Travel brand Away (New York) has added three executives to its leadership team, according to a press release. Charles Liu joins the brand as COO, and he will lead the retailer’s end-to-end supply chain and business technology teams.

Arch & Hook empowers retailers to become entirely sustainable

Retail Times

After launching the world’s first sustainable hanger in 2019 – made from its unique marine plastic material BLUE® – Arch & Hook is now offering retailers groundbreaking innovations across the board in the manufacturing, display and transportation of products.

CVS to Close 300 Stores Per Year for Three Years

VMS

As part of a strategic review of its retail business, CVS Health (Woonsocket, R.I.)

Leadership changes announced at Pizza Hut in the UK & Europe

Retail Times

Pizza Hut has announced the following changes to its senior leadership team in the UK and Europe: People Pizza Hut

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