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When creativity gets reduced to a commodity: What is the real cost of dupes?

Inside Retail

Knockoffs, fakes, replicas and imitations have long held a place in retail but dupes and their growing acceptability on TikTok have taken consumer behaviour to new heights. No product category appears to be safe with the existence of retailers dedicated to systematically ripping and profiting off popular designs, products and formulas. Sydney-based entrepreneur, Julia Sakr, founded the luxury dog-bed brand, Barney, one of the brands that was “duped” recently by multinational supermarket Aldi.

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Getting Clear Upfront: The 12-Point Preparation Checklist

Instore Design

Ready to engage InStore Design Display to design and build your custom retail display? Great! We are so glad to be partnering with you to bring your concept for a display to life. We've learned a thing or two about how to make the design, manufacturing, packing, and delivery of displays go smoothly. A project delivered on time, on budget, and on target starts with the information we gather upfront.

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Totally Workwear eyes store network expansion after brand revamp

Inside Retail

Totally Workwear, Australia’s largest network of workwear specialist destinations, has revealed its plan to add more stores across the country following its rebranding late last year. The company said it has entered the sustained profitable growth phase of its strategic plan, which includes a series of initiatives to enhance system scalability and a network development framework supporting franchisees with footprint growth.

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Symphony of the greys by Design i.O

Retail Design Blog

The project is a 3400 sq ft office for a pharmaceutical firm, situated near Chandigarh. Specializing in the development of.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

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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Former Din Tai Fung operators fined $4 million for employment breaches

Inside Retail

The former operators of three Din Tai Fung restaurants in Australia have been fined a combined $4 million for underpaying workers and using false records, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Federal Court has imposed a $1.99 million penalty against DTF World Square, which employed workers at Din Tai Fung restaurants in the Sydney CBD, Chatswood and the Melbourne CBD.

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World-first plastic-free tub from Flora launches exclusively in Sainsbury’s in the UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Flora has launched the world’s first plastic-free paper tub in the UK for the first time. From 17th April, shoppers can buy their favourite Flora Plant products in plastic-free, recyclable tubs – exclusively in 386 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

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Stan’s Grill Brand Identity

Retail Design Blog

Stan’s Grill is all about encapsulating the essence of “vibrant, modern, yet authentic.” Our mission was to craft a branding.

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Opinion: Why the current supermarket inquiries are so threatening 

Inside Retail

Over the decades, Australia’s major supermarkets have emerged from various parliamentary and regulatory agency inquiries, not to mention political, media, union and consumer group pressures, relatively unscathed. A little bruised, a tad constrained but unbroken and unbowed. There have been legitimate concerns about the consequences of the dominance and concentrated power of Woolworths and Coles in the grocery market.

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Bitter Sweetie dessert shop designed by All Design Studio (ADS)

Retail Design Blog

The Tianjin Italian Style Quarter sits at the center of the main urban area, along the Hai River. Once the.

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Westfield London bolsters beauty and wellness offer with new signings, alongside growth across fashion, leisure and F&B

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) today announces a host of new signings at Westfield London, as the centre builds on its beauty and wellness, fashion, leisure, and F&B offer. Continued growth across key categories The centre’s beauty and wellness offer goes from strength to strength with the introduction of London’s leading private pharmacy

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Marazzi’s ceramic collections embrace the allure of handcrafted artistry

Design Wanted

Founded in 1935 in the heart of Sassuolo, the world capital of ceramics, Marazzi stands as a testament to the rich legacy and expertise of its […] The post Marazzi’s ceramic collections embrace the allure of handcrafted artistry appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Creative Silhouettes makes an impression in wall graphics project with Drytac Polar Grip

Drytac

The large-format print company used Drytac Polar Grip to create a striking set of exterior wall graphics for an existing client. Canadian large-format print company Creative Silhouettes recently used Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl to create an eye-catching set of exterior wall graphics for a local client. Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Creative Silhouettes specialises in wall decals and graphics, both printing and installing a wide range of attractive applications for clients

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The changing landscape of duty-free

Barber Design

Out of town retail and travel retail outside of Europe seems to be dramatically changing its landscape; duty-free doesn’t purely exist in Airports and Stations, it’s amongst malls and entertainments parks, close to transport hubs. Barber are often approached for these out-of-the-box concepts and it’s our second nature to be curious and explore the possibilities.

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Your Co-op boosts its sustainability efforts, implementing an AI-powered Prompted Markdown feature from Retail Insight

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Midcounties Co-operative has announced it will further food waste reduction efforts across its Your Co-op operations, extending its partnership with Retail Insight, the leading provider of store operations execution software.

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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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What’s behind the slew of beauty brands exploring an IPO or sale?

Inside Retail

Last month, it was reported that Selena Gomez was mulling a potential IPO or sale of Rare Beauty, her cosmetics business worth an estimated $2 billion. Rare Beauty is not the only beauty brand in transaction talks, with Glossier, Merit Beauty and Kosas all reportedly exploring various IPO and sale options. Coincidentally, perhaps, all four brands are also stocked in premium beauty retailer Sephora in the US.

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Waitrose reveals this summer’s hottest trends alongside new seasonal range

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! With warmer weather on the horizon, Waitrose has revealed this year’s hottest summer food trends alongside its new range. As customers embrace the joy of impromptu celebrations due to the nation’s changeable weather, fuss-free options which are ‘good for right now’ will dominate summer menus.

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BBC Best House In Town Winner reveals her stunning Tapi Carpets & Floors transformation

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Interiors and lifestyle influencer Pandora Maxton has worked with flooring experts at Tapi Carpets & Floors to transform her living room floor by choosing the ultimate comfort with the Seville, a textured loop pile carpet, created from 100% British wool.

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LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW opens new store in Westfield London today

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Danish confectionery brand LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW is proud to announce a new store opening in Westfield London. The new opening comes as part of the brand’s continued retail expansion into the UK market, marking its third permanent store opening in the UK.

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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Primark lowers prices on kids summer essentials

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Primark is lowering prices on hundreds of its essential kids’ clothing and accessories as the retailer reaffirms its commitment to keeping prices low on kidswear. The move applies to the price points of selected summer essentials and aims to help families make their money go further as they start planning their summer wardrobes.

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TikTok Shop and Celigo partner to help retailers sync valuable data and conquer social commerce

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Celigo, the leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) for both IT and business users, has partnered with TikTok Shop, a collaboration that provides unparalleled benefits for retailers. By integrating TikTok Shop with Celigo’s powerful Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), retailers can streamline their operations, enhance visibility,

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Alibaba.com empowers female entrepreneurs in Europe with launch of AWE business academy

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Alibaba.com, a leading platform for global business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, today announces the launch of its Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Europe, in a bid to champion gender equality in business and advance female entrepreneurship.

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New artisan shopping destination – Stonecutters Lane – launches at Borough Yards, London

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Borough Yards has launched an exciting new shopping destination for aspirational artisans – Stonecutters Lane, which is just a two-minute walk from London Bridge station. Borough Yards is a restored and newly renovated shopping, dining and cultural destination in the heart of London Bridge.

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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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Retailers warned: 95% of illegal vape sellers go unpunished, new FOI data reveals

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New data shows illegal vapes were seized from nearly 3,000 unscrupulous sellers in 2023 across the UK, but only 1 in 20 were issued fines. Illegal vapes haven’t gone through the usual rigorous product safety tests, and risk causing serious harm to the user.

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schuh and Vintage Threads launch Reworked Collection

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Leading fashion footwear retailer schuh and London-based vintage and reworked clothing brand Vintage Threads have joined forces to unveil a unique collaboration. Launching on the 15th April, the limited-edition schuh x VT Rework collection has been crafted using pre-loved footwear, embodying both of the brands’ ongoing efforts to create a more circular f

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