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Why slow fashion brands are closing hard and fast in the cost-of-trading crisis

Inside Retail

It’s no secret that the cost-of-living crisis and the cost-of-trading crisis are crippling the retail industry with both consumers and businesses feeling the crunch. But the recent wave of sustainable businesses closing their doors in Australia hints at a new and alarming trend. Slipper specialist Monte, fashion label Arnsdorf and blanket manufacturer Seljak Brand have all announced that they are closing down in the last few months.

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prostoria makes its north american debut with the opening of a flagship store in chicago

Design Boom

prostioria follows an integrative design approach, as every furniture piece in their flagship store in chicago reflects high-quality artisanship and comfort. The post prostoria makes its north american debut with the opening of a flagship store in chicago appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Chatime Australia boss appointed global CEO

Inside Retail

Chatime Group Australia CEO Carlos Antonius is taking on the newly-created global CEO position from 1 July 2024. Worldwide Chatime has more than 1,500 locations and in his new role Antonius will oversee the bubble tea brand’s development, with a target of nearly-doubling the footprint with 1000 more outlets within three years. The appointment to global CEO comes as Chatime’s new brand refresh initiative rolls out internationally.

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glass-reinforced concrete ‘pillows’ envelop this experience mattress store in shanghai

Design Boom

the agency opts for a grid-like structure with a monochrome color palette that focuses the consumer’s attention on the product itself. The post glass-reinforced concrete ‘pillows’ envelop this experience mattress store in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Retailers face rising risk of cybercrime. Here’s how to lock your digital doors

Inside Retail

Every six minutes a cybercrime is reported in Australia, with the average cost of an attack to a small business owner around $46,000. Enter Cyber Wardens, a free online training program launched by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), supported by the Australian Government and an industry alliance led by Telstra, CommBank and the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

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Expert explains how Hailey Beiber’s marketing strategy showcases the importance of authenticity in celebrity product lines

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Image source: Instagram Manisha Mehta, Head of Global PR and Communications at Bynder, comments on Rhode Beauty’s marketing strategy and branding. How Rhode Beauty creates hype using product teasers “Hailey Bieber, the founder of Rhode Beauty, has amassed a huge following of over 52 million fans and it seems they are invested in her journey with [&

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Drytac expands wallcovering options with new Paper Fleece Smooth in the UK and Europe

Drytac

Paper Fleece Smooth is a PVC-free, non-woven wallcovering solution designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly interior décor applications. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the launch of Paper Fleece Smooth. Designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly interior décor solutions, Drytac Paper Fleece Smooth is PVC-free making it a sustainabl

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Is travel retail still relevant?

Inside Retail

In recent years, there has been a distinct decline in travel retail. Duty-free is no longer alluring when domestic and international e-commerce options are so convenient and competitive. Covid-19, understandably, caused a huge downward spike for the wider industry (about 70 per cent). And while revenues and traffic are recovering, the industry isn’t expected to return to pre-Covid levels until next year.

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New analysis of 2021 Census data reveals shifts in commuting patterns

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Planners and policymakers face major challenges when it comes to understanding the latest commuting trends and interpreting what these mean for long-term planning, according to a new report. The ‘Rush Hour to Hushed Hour: Using the 2021 Census to Analyse Future Commuting Patterns’ Insight Focus from planning specialist Lichfields reveals the long-term im

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When design is executed thoughtfully, it transcends mere appearance

Design Wanted

We sit on ugly and uncomfortable chairs so many times that it is impossible to count. But it’s life and you stop noticing it, at most […] The post When design is executed thoughtfully, it transcends mere appearance appeared first on DesignWanted.

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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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Worldwide meal kit delivery market expected to rise 59.04% by 2029, Invezz.com reports

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In just a few years, meal kit delivery services have completely changed how we cook and eat at home. Once a niche idea, they’ve quickly become a go-to solution for many households, offering a convenient and flexible alternative to traditional meal prep.

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Higher Ed and Parcel Management Leaders Explore the Real-Life Impact of Smart Lockers on Campus: 4 Key Takeaways

Parcel Pending

On May 15, 2024, the inaugural Quadient Connects virtual event took place, featuring a variety of sessions focused on the solutions and offerings by Quadient. Among these were three insightful sessions centered around Parcel Pending by Quadient Parcel Lockers, hosted by Rob Zinsky, VP of Sales at Quadient. The sessions covered topics such as Campus Hub, building a Corporate Campus with parcel lockers, and an engaging roundtable discussion with customers Michael J.

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Deliveroo launches ‘Plus Diamond’ unlocking exclusive culinary experiences and premium service for top customers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Deliveroo has launched a new exclusive subscription service, Plus Diamond. Plus Diamond members will receive priority delivery on every order and an on-time delivery guarantee giving customers the full order value back as credit if it arrives more than 10 minutes late.

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Levi’s CEO Michelle Gass: “When we think about Asia, we’re just getting started”

Inside Retail

Having recently opened its largest flagship store in the heart of Bangkok and introduced the NextGen concept stores to its Thai customers, the American denim brand is now looking to further extend its reach in Southeast Asia with a larger store in Malaysia, and more stores opening in the region to cater to the growing younger customer base. “We’re making such a bet on Asia due to the opportunity,” Michelle Gass, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co told Inside Retail in a media round

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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Biotiful becomes official gut health partner of British Judo Team

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Biotiful Gut Health, the UK’s leading kefir brand, have announced yet another sporting partnership, this time having been selected as the ‘Official Gut Health Partner’ of the British Judo team. Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, Biotiful Gut Health will become a core part of the nutritional preparation for each member of the judo team […] If you wan

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Stacey Solomon launches new sofa collection inspired by Pickle Cottage with ScS

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! TV Presenter, Stacey Solomon has created a brand new and exclusive sofa collection with the sofa retailer ScS, which is available in store and online from today (Friday 14 June 2024). The collection, which stays true to Stacey’s own interior style as seen at her very own Pickle Cottage, prioritises family-friendly comfort and style, from durable snug fab

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Purpose led retailer, OutsideIn, returns to The Boulevard, Banbridge

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Following the major success of their last pop-up outlet store, purpose-driven fashion retailer, OutsideIn (Oi) has returned to Northern Ireland’s only premier designer outlet, The Boulevard, on 15th July 2024.

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SOCKSHOP licensed to produce first range of RHS socks

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Continuing the successful extension of its licensing programme into multiple new categories with carefully chosen partners, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that UK market leader SOCKSHOP has been licensed to produce the first-ever RHS range of socks.

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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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Pip Organic rebrands Apple Fizz with new design to appeal to tweens

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Pip Organic has re-branded its Pip Organic Apple Fizz drink to appeal to tweens who are looking for a healthy yet grown up beverage. Co-Founders Patrick and Karen O’Flaherty created the product when their daughter (then aged 10) requested fizzy drinks whilst with her friends.

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Antler lands In US : First ‘Residency’ retail experience in SoHo NY

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Antler’s New York City presence reinforces the brand’s commitment to its 110 year legacy as the world’s most traveled luggage by creating a space in an international hub that will serve as a “world of travel” destination.

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A storm is coming: new clean energy drink REIGN Storm lands in UK

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! REIGN Storm, a brand-new clean energy drink from Monster Energy, is now available nationwide. A sibling brand to REIGN Total Body Fuel, REIGN Storm offers consumers a boost of plant-based energy in three delicious fruit-forward flavours: Valencia Orange, Peach Nectarine and Kiwi Blend.

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Tesco to introduce significant improvement in chicken welfare standards

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Tesco has today announced all the fresh chicken in its core ranges will be reared to higher welfare standards, providing customers with access to chicken grown with more space to perch and move around, at the same great value.

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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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Costa Coffee brings a refreshing lift to London with a modern store renovation

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Costa Coffee, the Nations Favourite Coffee Shop* is excited to announce the reopening of its newly refreshed Tooley Street store in London, which was unveiled on the weekend (15th of June). This transformed Tooley Street store – marking the first uplifted Costa Coffee store in London – elevates the coffee experience with an array of innovati

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Honest Burgers launches Pride Month special | Brooklyn Stonewall Inn Edition

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! For this Pride Month, Honest Burgers has collaborated with Brooklyn Brewery and Thicc Sauce to launch a new special, the Brooklyn Stonewall Inn Edition. Available for a limited time only from 4th June – 1st July, this burger celebrates the launch of Brooklyn’s new Stonewall Inn IPA.

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GroupM and Incremental partner to power next generation of retail and integrated media planning, optimisation, and measurement

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, today announced a strategic partnership with Incremental, a leading provider of neutral retail media solutions. The partnership furthers GroupM’s integrated commerce media offering by incorporating Incremental’s retail media forecasting, planning, and measurement capabilities into Open Media Studio

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The Mad Butcher set to capitalise on summer of sport as premium snacking brand gains traction with consumers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Gourmet meat snacking brand, The Mad Butcher, is gearing up for its largest period of growth, as a summer of sport paves the way for premium snacking occasions. Currently listed in wholesalers including Wellocks and Nibblers, The Mad Butcher has also recently become the first premium meat snacking product in grocery, securing a new retail […] If yo

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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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New study reveals the most popular fragrances in the world for 2024

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The experts at Idealo have just released their fragrance index, looking at the number of Google searches and social media posts to reveal the hottest perfumes on the market right now. You can view the research in full here: [link] The 10 most popular fragrances: Rank Fragrance Number of annual Google searches Number of TikTok Posts Number of […] If

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Black Tot Rum unveils fifth edition of premium rum, Master Blender’s Reserve

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Black Tot Rum is unveiling the fifth edition of its super-premium rum, Master Blender’s Reserve, set to launch globally on 1st July 2024. Spurred on by the success of the previous iterations, the Black Tot team continues to seek out rums from around the globe to create flavour-led, characterful blends which resonate with the dark spirits […] If you

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Niche Cocktails launches Summer Pudding Gin Fizz

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Breathing new life to the summer drinks market is Niche Cocktails, which has teamed up with Bullards Gin to launch Summer Pudding Gin Fizz. Embodying the spirit of the British Summer, the collaborative canned cocktail, Summer Pudding Gin Fizz, is a delicious fusion of fruity sweetness and botanical elegance, with flavours of ripe berries, and […] I

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EG On The Move appoints Colliers as retained agent

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Commercial real estate firm Colliers has been appointed as retained agents for EG On The Move Property as it bids to acquire more than 120 new sites across the United Kingdom over the next three years. Colliers Automotive & Roadside, Retail as well as Licensed & Leisure teams will be working with the fuel and […] If you want more informatio

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI