Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Lush exiting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat due to whistleblower revelations

Inside Retail

Global beauty brand Lush is shutting down its Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat accounts until the platforms take action to provide a safer experience for their users.

Bershka has selected Liverpool ONE for its regional debut

Retail Focus

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) has announced that Bershka, the international fashion label from Inditex, has selected Liverpool ONE for its regional debut. The 8,000 sq ft flagship is set to open early next year and will enhance Liverpool ONE’s already extensive international fashion offering.

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Petal & Pup marketing lead talks US expansion and social media tactics

Inside Retail

As a pureplay e-commerce business, Australian fashion brand Petal & Pup was in a strong position to manage lockdown pressures this year, and the pandemic didn’t stop the business venturing into new categories and new markets.

Dior launches 3D printed sustainable pop-up store at Dubai Expo

Retail Focus

Dior has opened a pop-up store at Jumeirah beach in Dubai. The initiative, which coincides with the Dubai Expo includes two 3D printed pavilions created in collaboration with Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP and is located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Nammos.

Meet Outer – the US outdoor furniture brand curing ‘wet butt syndrome’

Inside Retail

Direct-to-consumer furniture company Outer aims to disrupt the outdoor furniture market with its cleverly designed sofas, chairs, and coffee tables that are made to stand up to the elements without adding to the world’s growing waste problem.

Warning retailers: Mind the Gap – before your customers fall through it!

Retail Focus

Has the word ‘proximity’ cropped up in your 2022 planning meetings yet? Thought so. But what does retail’s favourite new buzzword actually mean? . In the dictionary, it’s nearness in space, time or relationship – in other words, the things that are close, nearby and on hand.

Nikeland is just the beginning of Nike’s bid to win over Generation Alpha

Inside Retail

The most valuable apparel brand in the world is on a mission to turn sport and play into a lifestyle for kids, and it is focusing on digital games where youth spend a lot of time.

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Sherpa ready for huge delivery demand – no Christmas cut-off date

Inside Retail

Although last year’s festive season saw an extraordinary spike in delivery demand, this Christmas is expected to surpass even last year’s record-breaking boom. .

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ARKET to open its first store in Russia on 9 December

Retail Times

Stockholm-based lifestyle brand ARKET is opening its first flagship store in Russia, 0 0 4 0 2 5 - 9 4 2 , on 9 December.

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Inside Retail

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shopped directly from retailer websites, according to a new report by Monash University.

80 People Loot Nordstrom with Crowbars

VMS

About 80 people ransacked a San Francisco Nordstrom on Sunday, assaulting employees and making off with merchandise in cars waiting outside, the Associated Press reports. With some wearing ski masks and wielding crowbars, the hoard of thieves rushed the store in a flash mob-style raid.

The modern retail playbook: Why diversity & inclusion aren’t just buzzwords

Inside Retail

The terms ‘diversity and inclusion’ are constantly being discussed in retail these days, and unfortunately, in some cases, they’ve lost their true meaning in favour of virtue-signalling.

MPs join in recognition of inaugural Family Business Week

Talking Retail

The UK’s first Family Business Week has been launched today (22 November) by the Institute for Family Business (IFB). The week-long event, supported by NatWest bank, is focusing on the role of business as a force for good.

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The lockdown liquor trends that are here to stay

Inside Retail

The pandemic has been a mixed bag for the liquor industry. On-premise channels have been particularly hard hit, while despite operational pressures the off-premise has ultimately benefited from consumer stay-at-home orders. Retailers and venues have had to reconsider and adapt their business models.

Vitality CBD now offers the most extensive CBD product range in 300 ASDA stores

Retail Times

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Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Inside Retail

Starbucks has partnered with Amazon to introduce a new store concept in New York City, focusing on convenience by combining Starbucks Pickup and Amazon Go. Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

Nisa steps up efforts to cut food waste

Talking Retail

Nisa has launched an effort to recruit hundreds more of its retailers to a campaign to reduce food waste. The app Too Good to Go lists food that is at or about to reach its sell-by date and offers it to customers at a reduced price in what it calls “magic bags”. Currently, 100 Nisa.

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Miniso continues to post strong growth as Covid’s impact eases

Inside Retail

Chinese discount goods retailer Miniso has reported strong first-quarter sales and profit growth for the three months to September 30 as its store network continues to expand internationally. Sales surged 28.1 per cent to US$411.9 million and adjusted net profit to $28.6 million, 80.3

Retailers not yet ready for new rules on unhealthy food, says survey

Talking Retail

A new survey has underlined industry concern about the speed at which regulations on selling foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) are being introduced.

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Unilever sells 34 tea brands – including T2 – to private-equity investor

Inside Retail

Unilever has sold its global tea business – including T2 – to private equity company CVC Capital Partners, for €4.5 billion ($A7 billion). The business, called Ekaterra, owns 34 brands including Lipton, PG tips, Pukka, T2 and Tazo and turned over €2 billion ($A3.1 billion) last year.

One Stop Christmas prizes for customers include iPads and spa days

Talking Retail

One Stop will this week begin its Christmas campaign, which will include games for customers. The star prize will be a £5,000 “Christmas bundle” that will include an Apple iPad, Airpods, a case of Champagne, a 50-inch television and more.

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Inside Retail

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shopped directly from retailer websites, according to a new report by Monash University.

Footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +4.1% last week, Springboard reports

Retail Times

According to retail experts Springboard, footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +4.1% last week from the week before, a considerable improvement from the rise of +1.5% in the previous week. In high streets the increase was even greater at +6.2%, nearly double the rise of +3.3%

DTC sustainable womenswear label Ilio Nema debuts

Inside Retail

New eco apparel label, Ilio Nema, has made its debut, joining the growing range of brands in Australia’s sustainable fashion industry. .

Barclaycard: British small and medium businesses predict strong festive trading period as payments volumes rise

Retail Times

British SMEs are starting to feel more confident about the performance and resilience of their own businesses, despite challenges in the wider economy, according to the latest quarterly Barclaycard Payments SME Barometer. Data Time Research Barclaycard

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Pay-as-you-earn loan scheme for retailers

Talking Retail

Payment technology firm PayPoint has partnered with YouLend, a finance firm that helps retailers with funding that can be paid back as they earn from card sales. The scheme is designed to free up funds enabling retailers to focus on growth, buy stock or simply assist with cash flow.

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BEAMS store

Retail Design Blog

Founded in 1976, retailer BEAMS has not only grown into a fixture in Tokyo‘s ever-evolving retail landscape, but also built. store design fashion store

Hull store refurbishes and switches to Go Local and triples sales

Talking Retail

A Hull convenience store has become part of the Go Local Extra network after completing a refurbishment programme that has proved a hit with customers. Navpreet Kaur, who took over the running of the store in 2018, has switched to the symbol group from Nisa.

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Black Friday sales: one in two Brits ditch credit cards for Christmas, Klarna reports

Retail Times

One in every two UK consumers is planning to ditch their credit card entirely for Christmas shopping this year, with two-thirds of credit card owners wanting to avoid paying credit card interest.

Butterkist launches on-pack promotion with Spider-Man: No Way Home movie

Talking Retail

Popcorn brand Butterkist has kicked off a new on-pack promotion to mark the release of the latest superhero film, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The promotional packs feature images of Spider-Man and offer shoppers the opportunity to win prizes with purchases of Butterkist popcorn.

Target to Make Thanksgiving Closure Permanent

VMS

Target announced in January that it would close on Thanksgiving 2021 – and closing on Turkey Day will remain company policy going forward, CEO Brian Cornell says.

Celebrations promotes year-round gifting and sharing

Talking Retail

Boxed chocolate brand Celebrations has launched a new TV advert in the build-up to Christmas 2021, encouraging consumers to buy the product as a gift to share all year round.

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Rapid Displays goes big with Drytac Polar Premium and Weathershield for paw-some lorry wrap

Drytac

Brisbane-based Rapid Displays used Drytac Polar Premium and Drytac Weathershield to complete an impactful, large-scale wrap of a lorry trailer for long-term customer Big Dog Pet Foods.

Clearpay unveils cross border trading, opening up UK brands to US shoppers just in time for Christmas

Retail Times

Clearpay, a leader in “Buy Now, Pay Later” payments, known as Afterpay, outside the UK and Europe, has introduced cross border trading for its 6,000+ UK merchant partners - allowing them to offer their products to buyers in the U.S.

Government minister to speak at ACS rural store report launch

Talking Retail

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has announced that a government minister will speak at the parliamentary launch of its 2022 Rural Shop Report. Lord Benyon, the minister for rural affairs, will speak at the event on 25 January at the House of Commons.

Apprentice teams hold the key to start solving the Net Zero challenge

Retail Times

More than 150 young people and apprentices will today embark on a new national challenge to help businesses solve real-life carbon and climate change issues. Retail News Retailer News Fuel Change

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John Lewis launches £1m fund for projects that “rethink waste”

DesignWeek

John Lewis Partnership has established a £1 million fund in the hope of supporting projects that could speed the shift to a circular economy.