Fri.Mar 24, 2023

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Allbirds creates the world’s first zero-carbon shoe

Inside Retail

As Allbirds tries to deepen its sustainability commitment, apparel and footwear brand Allbirds has designed zero-carbon sneakers, called Mo.onShot. Dubbed “the world’s first zero-carbon shoe,” Mo.onShot is made from carbon-negative materials such as merino wool, sugarcane-based foam, and bioplastic eyelets manufactured from a polymer formed from converted methane.

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Kith creates "industrial ambiance" for its Williamsburg store

Dezeen

American clothing brand Kith has created a flagship store in Williamsburg , Brooklyn, that uses brick, wood and steel to reference the industrial history of the neighbourhood. Designed by Kith 's founder Ronnie Fieg and the brand's in-house team of architects, the Williamsburg location is located in the Gensler -designed 25 Kent Plaza office building, where Kith also has its corporate offices.

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Building resilient businesses through a tough macro-economic climate

Inside Retail

SMEs are facing heavy challenges as markets continue to shift in the post-Covid era, but there are still opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs to build long-lasting resilience into their businesses. According to senior product gurus at business management platform MYOB, Bruno Baptistella and Alistair Rennie (who respectively have assisted thousands of small businesses to refine their operations and weather such challenges), government support and pent-up demand drove exceptional growth following

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Tesco announces £5m grant programme to boost school funds for extra food and healthy activities

Retail Times

Thousands of school children across the UK will benefit from a new grant programme launching this summer which will provide £5 million in grants to help give them a healthier, more active, stronger start in life.

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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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Loewe, London

Retail Store Windows

We haven't quite decided how we feel about this scheme at the moment. The giant Anthurium are impressively realistic and we can see from the brands website that this is a product-led scheme (even though the actual product with the Anthurium print is not currently in their windows) however we the giant stems make the scheme jar a little for us. Realistic plants (albeit land-of-the-giants style) are not easy to pull-off and these really are impressive otherwise.

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Google Cloud and Shopify launch retail AI solution to tackle rising search abandonment issue Inbox

Retail Times

Ahead of Shoptalk 2023, one of the retail industry’s most important events, Shopify Inc., and Google Cloud have announced a new integration that enables retailers using Commerce Components—Shopify’s enterprise retail solution—to leverage Google-quality search capabilities and AI innovations.

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The brilliance of artisanal craftsmanship: A&B Living introduces Cushion

Design Wanted

A&B Living has announced the launch of a new addition to their family: Cushion, designed by Luca Barengo. This stunning collection of coffee tables, side tables, […] The post The brilliance of artisanal craftsmanship: A&B Living introduces Cushion appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Amber Beverage Group appoints new chief HR officer

Retail Times

The fast-growing global spirits company, Amber Beverage Group (ABG), has appointed Gabor Nagy as the Group’s chief human resources officer since the beginning of March. He becomes part of the ABG Executive Board and will report to Jekaterina Stuge, ABG’s CEO. Nagy has several years’ experience in the HR field.

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From wood to art: the inspiration behind Delcourt’s latest table collection

Design Wanted

For over two decades, the Delcourt Collection has maintained its essence and values. However, the line is evolving, becoming bolder and more eclectic, drawing inspiration from […] The post From wood to art: the inspiration behind Delcourt’s latest table collection appeared first on DesignWanted.

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FENWICK invites everyone to Come As You Are with launch if Individuality campaign

Retail Times

Launching on March 23, in all stores, the Fenwick ‘Come As You Are’ campaign celebrates individuality, with a twelve-week-long festival of uniqueness. Our network of nationwide stores become hubs of self-expression. Customers can come to discover an exciting, contemporary selection of fashion and beauty that best express their mood and personality.

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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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MANTONELA by Daniela Bucio Sistos // Taller de Arquitectura y Diseño

Retail Design Blog

Mantonela is a pastry showroom. Located on the second floor of a building dating from the middle of the last.

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Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Granola is launching a new Barista Edition in Chocolate Mocha Flavour

Retail Times

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Granola is launching a new Barista Edition with a Chocolate Mocha Flavour. The latest addition to Kellogg’s Granola range is infused with an aromatic coffee flavour in each bite, with milk chocolate curls and sliced almonds and is naturally high in fibre with no artificial colours or flavours.

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TF Store by Kenta Nagai Studio

Retail Design Blog

TF is a well-known fashion boutique. Meaning of the shop name TF = ToFu (Japanese food). Their first store was.

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Cheers to Charles! Silent Pool launches exclusive Coronation Gin

Retail Times

Raise a glass to the highly anticipated coronation of King Charles III with British Gin Distillers, Silent Pool. Releasing an exclusive Coronation Gin fit for a royal, the limited-edition commemorative bottle is available to purchase exclusively at Waitrose and is the perfect tipple for the British street parties being planned.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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Casa LOEWE store

Retail Design Blog

Decidedly bigger than life, Dubai has long seen an influx of high-net-worth individuals, and as of late, even at an.

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Student Beans expands its verification offering to support consumer groups most impacted by the cost of living crisis

Retail Times

Student Beans, the world’s leading student loyalty network, today announces the lucrative new ability for brands to target FOUR innovative consumer groups through its audience verification technology: Beans iD.

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Edelman Offices by Gensler

Retail Design Blog

The Edelman Chicago office is a people-first workplace, offering an enhanced hospitality experience, modular and adaptive workspaces, and a range.

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Sainsbury’s continues convenience expansion with launch of new store in Merseyside

Retail Times

Earlier this month Sainsbury’s announced that its convenience stores achieved sales of £3 billion for the first time, with 12% more customers shopping in Sainsbury’s Locals than in the previous year, and the retailer is continuing its convenience rollout with the opening of its Maghull Central Square Local today in Sefton, Merseyside.

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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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Why Restaurants Should Think Like Tech Companies

Chutegerdeman

The post Why Restaurants Should Think Like Tech Companies appeared first on Chute Gerdeman.

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Bakery’s £1.5m expansion as it ‘prooves’ track record for success

Retail Times

An independent, family-owned Surrey bakery is tripling its footprint to support the growing demand for its expertly crafted artisanal bread, savoury and sweet treats. Cavan Bakery has moved into a new 15,000 sq ft purpose-built baking facility in Walton-on-Thames with the support of a £1.5m funding package from Lloyds Bank.

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Rectella launches UK consumer safety campaign for BBQs and campfires this season

Retail Times

A national barbecue safety campaign captioned #coolitquick will be launched this Spring by leading barbecue and outdoors manufacturer Rectella International Ltd ahead of the 2023 barbecue season.

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Metrocentre announces return of Fashion and Beauty Festival for spring summer 23

Retail Times

Metrocentre’s Fashion & Beauty Festival is set to return for Spring Summer ’23 and is bigger and better than ever. The event will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023 and is set to be packed full of live fashion shows, interactive beauty demos and masterclasses.

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Get MACH Ready with Orium, Commercetools, and Contentstack

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Procter & Gamble launches Spring home and fabric care range, recommended by leading cleanfluencer Mrs Hinch

Retail Times

Procter & Gamble is launching its first ever Spring limited edition collection across its home and fabric brands, just in time for the new Season.

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Landsec launches challenge for independent retail businesses in partnership with Completely Retail Marketplace

Retail Times

Landsec has partnered with Completely Retail Marketplace for the second time to offer up and coming retailers the chance to win a month-long occupancy at one of Landsec’s prime retail destinations.

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New-look Co-op set to launch in Dagenham

Retail Times

A new-look Co-op store is set to launch in Rose Lane, Dagenham (Friday, 24 March) following a three week programme of works and improvements. The 1,800 sq ft store supports 12 local jobs, and opens between 7am – 10pm daily.

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C-stores align with multiples on base pricing but deep discount loyalty card promotions make it difficult to compete on price, data shows

Retail Times

New research from TWC, in collaboration with The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has shown that independent c-stores are aligned to the convenience multiples on base pricing, but deep discount loyalty card promotions are making it increasingly difficult for the indies to compete on price.

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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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Local Shops in Scotland still uncertain of their DRS approach

Retail Times

New figures from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) have revealed that almost half (47%) of Scottish independent retailers do not know how they will approach the deposit return scheme which is due to go live on 16th August.

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Planet: Gen Z is driving UK’s significant retail spending abroad post-Brexit

Retail Times

British shoppers continue to be among the top five nationalities when it comes to Tax Free spending abroad, according to new findings from Planet, a global technology leader providing integrated software, payment, and technology solutions.

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Jamie Davison appointed to retail director at Bestway

Retail Times

Bestway has announced the appointment of Jamie Davison to the role of retail director. Davison will lead Bestway’s central retail operations team, symbol team, franchise team as well as overall accountability for the new business and store development teams.

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Retail sales volumes increased by 1.2% in February 2023, latest ONS data shows

Retail Times

Retail sales volumes are estimated to have increased by 1.2% in February 2023, following a rise of 0.9% in January 2023 (revised from a rise of 0.5%), the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. However, when compared with the same month a year earlier sales volumes fell by 3.5%.

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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