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First impressions count: why cardboard packaging has a big future in retail

Inside Retail

Usually – and especially for consumers shopping online – the first physical impression someone has of your brand is when they see it in its packaging. “So it’s vital to make that experience count,” explains Alexandria Jurcic, national marketing manager, at Australian corrugated cardboard and packaging specialist Abbe. “It is important to use your packaging for the advantage of your brand and brand messaging.

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esrawe and cadena compose circular wooden pavilion for xinú’s fragrance boutique in mexico

Design Boom

esrawe studio and cadena concepts transform a former car mechanical workshop into xinú juárez's new boutique. The post esrawe and cadena compose circular wooden pavilion for xinú’s fragrance boutique in mexico appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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LSKD wins top honour in Telstra Business Awards

Inside Retail

Sportswear retailer LSKD has won the Business of the Year title from Telstra Best Business Awards. LSKD emerged as the winner from more than 22,000 small and medium-sized business candidates nationwide. “In speaking to the judges, it was clear that LSKD is committed to the fitness community it serves, fostering an inclusive and high-performing culture that comes through in the quality of its products,” said Telstra Business group executive Amanda Hutton. “We’re thrilled t

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Safely Maintaining Moveable Walls

Retail Focus

Recognising the benefits of adaptable space, the retail sector has seen an increase in demand for moveable wall systems that allow the reconfiguration of a shop floor layout, or in a shopping centre, as a glass divide that can be opened out during the day. With such systems becoming integral to the smooth running of the retail outlet, emphasis must be placed on the maintenance and service of such systems, minimising the risk of unscheduled downtime, or a degradation of fire safety performance.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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Myer’s latest trading update is a testament to putting the customer first

Inside Retail

Myer reported in its latest trading update that group comparable sales for the first half of FY24 were virtually flat, up by just 0.1 per cent, compared to the first half of the last financial year. The report revealed that online sales were $390.1 million and now account for 21.3 per cent of the retailer’s total sales, up from 20.5 per cent at the end of FY23.

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Primark unveils plans to extend Metrocentre store

Retail Focus

Sovereign Centros has announced the signing of a significant upsize at Metrocentre for anchor tenant Primark. Adding 14,100 sq ft of trading space, the multinational fashion retailer has shown its commitment to the number one destination in the North East and top 5 UK super regional mall. Primark first joined Metrocentre nearly 20 years ago, before relocating into its current site in 2010.

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Cazcabel adds aged Añejo Tequila to award-winning range of high-quality tequilas

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cazcabel Tequila has announced the latest addition to their range, Añejo, an aged tequila with a rich flavour profile. The new Añejo Tequila joins our family estate produced range of award-winning, additive-free tequilas, all of which are made using only the finest quality 100% blue weber agave grown in the family’s agave fields for a […] If you

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Kering Group’s sales drop 4 per cent in “trying year”

Inside Retail

Gucci’s parent company, Kering Group, has reported a revenue of €19.5 billion (US$21 billion) for last year, down 4 per cent year on year, with net income attributable to the group amounting to €2.9 billion. “In a trying year for the group, we strengthened our organization and took significant steps to further enhance the visibility and exclusivity of our Houses,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering Group.

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Waitrose Farm discovers signs of rare wildlife

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Winter is usually a time for hibernation, keeping warm and waiting for the lighter days ahead, but not for some wildlife found on Waitrose’s farm in Hampshire as they can still be leaving signs of activity during the winter season.

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Lee in global collaboration with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Inside Retail

Jeans retailer Lee has partnered with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat to launch a global collection blending legendary denim and art in styles for both men and women. Inspired by Basquiat’s sense of style and personality, the collection includes jackets, bottoms, tops, tees, sweaters, and sweatshirts featuring artworks such as the “Warrior”, “Pez Dispenser”, and others.

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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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Tesco transforms bog-standard cardboard into luxury toilet rolls

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! In a supermarket first, Tesco is rolling out a new range of toilet roll and kitchen towel made from recycled cardboard and recycled pulp. These new, 100% recycled paper products, far from being bog-standard, are soft and absorbent.

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How New Balance is stepping into sneaker resale with Reconsidered launch

Inside Retail

Earlier this month, American footwear brand New Balance announced the launch of its new resale program, Reconsidered. Consumers can now view and shop for pre-owned shoes through the brand’s website. Items include consumer returns and cosmetically imperfect footwear that cannot be sold as new but have been cleaned as needed. An ​​​​in-store trade-in program is being piloted at eight New Balance retail locations before scaling into more US stores later this year.

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What is a Shopper Marketing Event?

Shopperations

Omnichannel shopper marketing is a dynamic, constantly evolving discipline. It sits in between and overlaps with brand management, sales, e-commerce and media teams. This makes shopper marketing very diverse and full of nuances and gray areas.

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Local heritage and convenience: How retailers are approaching Lunar New Year

Inside Retail

This year’s Lunar New Year, which officially begins on February 10, comes amid a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Recent downbeat comments from industry giants, such as Starbucks, Pandora, and Carlsberg, underscore a growing sense of pessimism regarding Chinese consumer demand, casting shadows over the world’s second-largest economy. The country is facing a host of problems, ranging from customers tightening their belts amid uncertain employment prospects for younger people, to a plunging

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Planning the Architecture of Your Modular DXP

Are you considering moving away from a monolith platform and over to composable architecture? Join experts from Google Cloud, GroupBy, and Orium as they discuss the benefits of moving to a modular digital experience platform. In this masterclass, uncover key indicators that show your brand is ready for a modular DXP, and learn how to lay the foundation for composable commerce.

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Quench Your Thirst With Beer Displays

Creative Displays Now

Whether it is for gatherings during the holiday season or a Sunday Funday neighborhood event, many occasions call for a trip to the frosty aisle of a favorite local liquor store or beer aisle in a market. With all the food-and-beverage-friendly occasions throughout the year, which all encourage beer sales, there’s never a bad time to up the display game for your frosty beverages.

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L’Oréal invests in innovation, Gjosa & sustainability amid record results

Inside Retail

L’Oréal Group announced its acquisition of Swiss innovation and environmental “water-tech” company Gjosa in January this year and today reported record annual results for 2023, with double-digit growth and sales of $68.3 billion. As the world’s largest cosmetics company, it continues to outperform the dynamic global beauty market. L’Occitane Group, an international cosmetic manufacturer and retailer specialising in natural and sustainable ingredients, also reported double-digit growt

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Omakase Restaurant at Hong Kong by Awhile

Retail Design Blog

We believe that the Omakase dining experience is a unique art form that emphasizes the intricacies of ingredients and the.

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Longchamp ANZ GM Julie Therond champions hard work, collaboration and patience

Inside Retail

Julie Therond is the general manager of Longchamp Australia and New Zealand and has worked with the fashion brand since 2012. With an extensive career in marketing and retail, having previously worked in Paris, China and Hong Kong, where she was a sales director, before coming to Australia to head Longchamp’s ANZ operations from Sydney. Therond speaks to how the 2020 pandemic provided an additional challenge just six months after moving to Sydney for her new role.

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How Personalized Customer Experiences Drive Retail Growth and Revenue

Speaker: Shaunna Bruton - Associate Director of Product Strategy at Orium | Sam Panzer - Director of Industry Strategy at Talon.One | Frank Passantino - Director of Product Management at Bloomreach

More and more, customers are expecting a better personalized CX. But can retailers actually deliver? Data from McKinsey shows that companies that excel in personalization increase their revenue by 40%, but despite these numbers, retailers struggle to implement customer personalization strategies. So what are the potential solutions? Join us to gain a better understanding of the current retail landscape and learn what you can do to translate personalization strategies into practical implementatio

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Lidl becomes the first supermarket to pilot its own bottle return scheme across an entire city, offering customers unlimited cash rewards

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Lidl has become the first supermarket to roll out its own bottle return scheme trial. Launching today, shoppers in Glasgow can enjoy unlimited cash rewards in return for empty PET plastic and aluminium drinks containers via in-store reverse vending machines.

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VF to review its brand portfolio after revenue plunges

Inside Retail

VF Corporation has initiated an in-depth strategic review of the brands within its portfolio to ensure the company owns the brands that create the greatest long-term value. “This quarter marked the beginning of the next phase of our transformation plan (Reinvent Strategy): resetting the marketplace for Vans, reviewing our brand portfolio and continuing to build the organization of the future,” said president and CEO Bracken Darrell.

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Cazcabel extends celebrations into a month-long calendar of events to launch Margarita Month 2024

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Family Estate, additive-free tequila brand Cazcabel has announced a month-long calendar of events across the UK to celebrate Margarita Month. From margarita menus to master classes and an immersive Agave-field experience, there’s an experience and margarita for everyone at nearly 400 partner bars.

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Dutco and Ellington Properties unveil Art Bay in Al Jaddaf

Design Middleeast

Dutco and Ellington Properties today announced the launch of Art Bay, an upscale residential development in Dubai’s vibrant cultural district of Al Jaddaf. This marks the second launch under the Dutco Ellington brand, hot on the heels of the stunning One River Point development in Business Bay. The unveiling of Art Bay reinforces their joint commitment to bring beautifully crafted developments and high-quality curated lifestyles to more communities in Dubai.

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Retail's Next Frontier: Exploring and Proving the Value of AI

AI is everywhere. It’s in customer service interactions, product recommendations, marketing outreach, and yes, even commerce experiences. But not every use of AI provides the same value to your brand. In this masterclass, experts from Constructor, commercetools, Contentstack, and Orium discuss how AI can complement your composable tech stack and help bring in immediate ROI.

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CBRE Investment Management secures Aldi for key unit in Fulham Broadway

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! CBRE Investment Management (CBRE IM) has announced that it has signed supermarket chain, Aldi in Fulham Broadway Retail Centre. This comes after the destination has undergone a transformative year following investment by CBRE IM and a range of new additions to the centre line-up.

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A to Z of NZC: 130 words that define sustainability in the built environment right now

Design Middleeast

In an effort to demystify the language around net zero carbon and environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements in the built environment, global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Cundall, has created a glossary of sustainability terms most commonly used in the industry. From frequently misunderstood terms such as carbon neutral, embodied carbon and sequestration, and three different colours of hydrogen (did you know there were eight?

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Primark to add 14,100sq ft of trading space at Metrocentre

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Sovereign Centros has announced the signing of a significant upsize at Metrocentre for anchor tenant Primark. Adding 14,100sq ft of trading space, the multinational fashion retailer has shown its commitment to the number one destination in the North East and top 5 UK super regional mall.

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What is a Shopper Marketign Event?

Shopperations

Omnichannel shopper marketing is a dynamic, constantly evolving discipline. It sits in between and overlaps with brand management, sales, e-commerce and media teams. This makes shopper marketing very diverse and full of nuances and gray areas.

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2024’s Retail Odyssey: Going Small, Artificial, and Augmented!

Speaker: Kelly Goetsch - Chief Strategy Officer at Commercetools | Jason Cottrel - CEO & Founder at Orium | and guest speaker Brendan Witcher - VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester

Significant modifications are on the horizon for digital commerce in retail and customer experience come 2024. The pace of tech shifts will intensify, businesses are set to defund legacy solutions, and attractive opportunities will surface as social and retail media players join forces. To stay ahead of the curve, digital leaders are experimenting with less risky initiatives and scaling back on outdated projects that no longer yield impactful results.

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Klarna announces new brand messaging

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Klarna, the AI powered global payments network has announce a new brand messaging, created by the in-house design team. More on the project—Rebecca Jerndahl Tepavac, head of global brand, says: “Brand has always been an essential part of the Klarna experience.

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EU lawmakers agree on proposal to regulate ESG ratings providers

Eye on ESG

On 5 February 2024, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement for a regulation on ESG rating activities (the “ Proposed EU Regulation “). The Proposed EU Regulation differs in certain respects from the version that was agreed upon by the Council of the EU in December 2023. The Proposed EU Regulation has not substantively changed from the version that we commented on in December 2023 (for further detail on this, read our earlier blog post here ).

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Haircare company pursues expansion and grows greener with new funding facility

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A Birmingham-based haircare company has transformed her own hair journey into an international sustainable brand designed to help people embrace their natural curls, with support from Lloyds Bank. The now CEO and founder of Flora & Curl, Rose Ovensehi, decided to stop chemically treating her textured hair in 2011 after her scalp was damaged from [

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COP28 insights mini-series

Eye on ESG

Our mini Q&A series followed COP28, providing you with a quick and easy way to see how the discussions evolved. Our coverage highlighted significant and recent developments from a legal perspective, allowing you to assess the impact of these on your business. View the mini Q&A series at Mayerbrown.com. The post COP28 insights mini-series appeared first on Eye on ESG.

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Forrester Predictions 2024: Digital Commerce Report

View the complimentary Forrester 2024 Predictions Report, presented by Orium and commercetools. The report predicts that legacy technology and services will slow down in 2024 as businesses favor smaller, agile, and targeted retail investments. With this shift, businesses will also use the average consumer’s comfort with technology to enhance their buying experience.