Fri.Jan 21, 2022

3 searchandising strategies for 2022

Inside Retail

Searchandising is the combination of the terms “search” and “merchandising” (and, no, we didn’t come up with the term!).

Many local stores face closure unless cost issues are addressed, says NFRN’s Scottish president

Talking Retail

Soaring costs will put many local stores out of business unless governments step in to protect them, says the president of the NFRN in Scotland.


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Here are 10 Flexible Furnishings for Multi-purpose Transformational Spaces

All Work

Flexible workspaces feature creative desk layouts, and they generally feature an open plan work environment if multiple employees are involved. .

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More than 700 Nisa stores expected to have its latest EPoS system by end of 2022

Talking Retail

The number of Nisa stores using the company’s Evolution electronic point-of-sale (EPoS) system has risen by a quarter in the last year, says the group. This means nearly 550 stores now have the system, a figure that is expected to go well past 700 in 2022. Nearly 200 (190) were installed in 2021.


NRF 2022: An Englishman in New York


Saturday, my first night and first stop in New York to attend NRF’s “Big Show,” I went to check out the (relatively) new JD Sports in Times Square. Seeing the Brit flag flying reassured me that some U.K. retailers can still make it in The Big Apple.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Tony Drockton of Hammitt

Retail Doc

“My biggest win with SalesRX was seeing the people that would embrace it and the ones that did not. The ones that did not have all been replaced. It has become the bar of acceptance to be successful at Hammitt.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial


The Simplest Way to Sell More Electric Cars in America

Robinson Meyer

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET on January 21, 2022 The Rivian R1T, the $75,000 debut pickup from America’s new electric-truck maker, is unlike any vehicle I have ever driven.

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Presto Coffee achieves B Corp certification

Retail Times

London-based Presto Coffee is delighted to have been recognised as a certified B Corporation, one of only a handful of British coffee producers to date, achieving a fantastic 92.3 B Impact Score. Hot beverages Product Time Presto Coffee


M&M’s unveils identity redesign for an “inclusive” future


M’s has revealed a global redesign in an attempt to create a “world where everyone feels they belong” Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) has crafted the new look, which will be rolled out across product, retail environments and campaigns. M&M’s were first sold in 1941 and named after the sweet’s two founders, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. It’s currently owned by Mars. According to Mars. Source

Food retail holding up well despite strong headwinds, says BRC boss

Talking Retail

Shopworkers deserve huge credit for ensuring that Christmas sales held up despite inflation and other problems, says the British Retail Consortium (BRC). But customers face a difficult 2022, warned the BRC’s chief executive, Helen Dickinson.

Creating a Contactless Retail Experience in 2022

Parcel Pending

Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a good percentage of retail customers remain wary about shopping in public spaces with large crowds. As a result, the demand for a contactless shopping experience is skyrocketing.

OPINION: 6 trends in last mile delivery for 2022

E Delevry

2021 brought many disruptive influences – from the pandemic and Brexit border concerns to the Suez canal blockage and driver shortages. In this piece Rob van den Heuvel, CEO at Sendcloud, predicts how last mile delivery will change in 2022.

King Soopers Strike Ends After 10 Days


A 10-day strike by 8000 King Soopers employees has drawn to a close after the grocer and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 tentatively reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, The Denver Post reports.

Gear4music scales up European distribution centres

E Delevry

Gear4music has said that its new European distribution centres are scaling up well to address post-Brexit challenges which previously impacted European sales. “UK

Best Posts of 2021 + Reader Survey

Thrifts and Tangles

Today I’m sharing a round-up of our best Thrifts & Tangles post from 2021. I’ll be sharing our most popular posts on the Blog and YouTube. At the end of this post, there’s a reader survey.

Nespresso opens experiential boutique at Trinity Leeds

Retail Times

Nespresso has launched a new experiential boutique at the Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

Retail Minded’s NRF 2022 In Review

Retail Minded

This past week in New York City, National Retail Federation hosted its annual BIG Show. Recognized and respected as the largest conference and expo in the world supporting the retail industry, I was both excited and proud to return to the NRF show floors for the first time since the global pandemic.

PayPoint enjoys rapid growth with its shopping division leading the way

Talking Retail

PayPoint, the bill payment specialist, increased revenue by more than 20% in the last quarter of 2021 compared with the previous year. The Hertfordshire-based payment services provider said revenues in the last three months of the year, the company’s third financial quarter, rose to £29.6m

The Works satisfies increased demand for arts and crafts in bumper Christmas, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Plant-based foods will boom but they have to taste good, says leading manufacturer

Talking Retail

Plant-based foods are likely to be a £1bn-a-year market by 2026, according to a big manufacturer. Pilgrim’s Food Masters, which owns brands including Richmond and Fridge Raiders, said it is expecting a 74% increase in the category in the next four years.

Retail sales fall 3.7% in December amid spread of Omicron variant, ONS reports

Retail Times

Retail sales volumes fell by 3.7% in December 2021 but were 2.6% higher than their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) February 2020 levels. Data Time ONS

Geek Bar launches zero-nicotine vapes

Talking Retail

Geek Bar is making its flavour range available in a zero-nicotine disposable vape for the first time. The latest addition, which will be available to specialist vape retail outlets and convenience stores, will include 575 puffs and uses the same battery technology already used by Geek Bar.


Corsets, tooth gems and low rise jeans are most popular TikTok fashion trends of 2022 so far, Boohoo reveals

Retail Times

A brand new study by fashion retailer boohoo has ranked some of the most popular comeback fashion trends that have made their way back into our wardrobes thanks to TikTok, and the ones that are set to be big for the rest of this year! Retail News Retailer News TikTok

Clipper Teas launches integrated marketing campaign

Talking Retail

Clipper Teas is launching a marketing campaign that will encourage consumers to “Make it Better” and not settle for the mediocre, especially when it comes to tea.

BrewDog partners with grocery delivery service to provide cold beer DTC in a Jiffy

Retail Times

BrewDog is proud to partner with Jiffy to launch a new delivery service that is set to trial in the Islington and Teddington areas from this week.


Easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland welcomed by retailers’ association

Talking Retail

Northern Ireland’s retailers’ association has welcomed the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions announced this week, although it is now calling for more detailed planning for the return to normal working.

Bensons for Beds Christmas and New Year sales rise 10.5%

Retail Times

Bensons for Beds today announced a return to operating profitability and confirmed it saw two-year like-for-like growth of 10.5 per cent in the key seven-week trading period ending 15 January, as its transformation programme continued to gather momentum. Retail News Retailer News Bensons for Beds


PayPal ready to take deep dive into the world of cryptocurrency

Retail Focus

PayPal is ready to take a deep dive into the world of cryptocurrency as it looks to launch a stable crypto. Reports have emerged recently suggesting that PayPal plans to bring out its own PayPal Coin , which will be endorsed by the US Dollar.

Klarna teams up with Chicago Bulls to launch multi-year experiential partnership

Retail Times

Klarna today announced it is teaming up with the Chicago Bulls, the legendary franchise of the National Basketball Association.

Iceland and Young’s expand partnership with new range

Retail Times

Iceland and The Food Warehouse are launching an exclusive range of Young’s Gastro Fish to spice up meal times – we’re talking nacho and margherita taste sensations – allowing customers to create restaurant quality dishes, infused with mouth-watering flavours. Say ciao and shout out those arriba’s with every meal as each dish has been created to give a burst of flavour with every bite.