Tue.Nov 23, 2021

Harvey Norman profit tumbles 35 per cent from pandemic high

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has been hit by falling sales and depreciating exchange rates, with global sales falling 8.8 per cent during the period between July and November, and unaudited gross profit falling 35.5 per cent between July and October, compared to the same periods of last year.

Co-op unveils new multi-million-pound Carbon Innovation Fund

Retail Times

Co-op has announced it will be committing over £11 million in the next three years to help community environmental causes, social enterprises, charities and groups, both in the UK and abroad. Retail News Co-op

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Fashion label to close online store in protest at BFCM ‘frenzy’

Inside Retail

Sustainable knitwear brand, Mia Fratino, is set to shut its doors during the upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping sale to protest against waste and over-consumerism. .

Black Friday Thrift Store Deals in Vegas & LA

Thrifts and Tangles

Black Friday shopping is a great way to get deals for cheap. Did you know that thrift stores offer some amazing Black Friday Deals? You will get the best bang for your buck and be sustainable by choosing to thrift on Black Friday. Here is a list of the Black Friday Thrift Store Deals in […].

How Flora & Fauna is keeping unwanted toys out of landfill

Inside Retail

Flora & Fauna founder and CEO Julie Mathers is committed to helping people reduce their waste through her eco-friendly online retail business.

Dollar Tree Products to Rise in Cost

VMS

Dollar Tree (Chesapeake, Va.) announced it will begin selling most of its products for $1.25 throughout its fleet of stores instead of $1, Reuters reports. The new strategy comes after pandemic-related challenges as well as rising freight costs, according to the retailer.

Victorian retail saw a spike in customer abuse last week: ARA

Inside Retail

Australian Retailers Association boss Paul Zahra has once again called on the Victorian Government to do more to stop retail staff facing abuse from customers, after thousands of incidents were reported in the last week.

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Visa’s Amazon spat shows power is shifting to retailers in fee battle

Inside Retail

Amazon’s latest spat with Visa shows big retailers, armed with a growing array of payment options, are gaining the upper hand in their power struggle with card providers, but it’s not a crisis for the payment company.

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Retailers urged to ensure loyalty is the lasting legacy of Black Friday

Retail Times

We’re on the countdown to Black Friday 2021 - an event that has become one of the defining moments in the UK retail calendar and this year, it’s more important than ever. Comment In my opinion Opinion Time Retailer News Black Friday White Label Loyalty

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Shrink or grow? Predictions for online retail in 2022

Inside Retail

It’s beginning to look a lot like…the time of the year we make future predictions about the retail industry! It’s the season of giving, and not just holiday presents. It’s also the time commentators, experts, and consultants give their predictions of what the future holds for the next year.

Mad Lords Plans Expansion

VMS

Mad Lords (Paris) is planning to expand its footprint with an additional three stores in 2022, Forbes reports. The fine jewelry boutique is planning to open new locations in Belgium, Brussels, and another on Rue St. Honoré, where the brand has an existing flagship.

Comfort-focused furniture brand Maker & Son eyes APAC expansion

Inside Retail

Since launching in the UK in 2018, furniture brand Maker & Son has quickly established itself as a go-to furniture brand for comfort, with its popular Instagram videos of a woman throwing herself onto the large cushioned sofas captivating consumers.

Authentic Brands No Longer Seeking IPO

VMS

Authentic Brands (New York) will no longer be working towards a planned initial public offering (IPO), according to CNBC. Instead the company will be selling equity stakes in its business to HPS Investment Partners and CVC Capital, in addition to a range of existing stakeholders.

Dyson opens virtual reality store for customers to test out products at home

DesignWeek

Dyson has unveiled an “advanced virtual reality technology” which will allow its customers to test out products in a hands-on way in their own homes.

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Record six months for lottery ticket sales

Talking Retail

Camelot sold more National Lottery tickets in the first half of the latest financial year than ever before. The lottery operator recorded ticket sales of £3,961.4m for the six months ending 25 September 2021, up by £107.3m (2.7%) on the previous year.

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Remembering Bob Gill: “There’s no such thing as a bad client”

DesignWeek

Bob Gill, co-founder of Pentagram precursor Fletcher/Forbes/Gill and founding member of D&AD, has died at the age of 90. Gill was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, where he was raised by his mother.

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Heets tobacco sticks add Mauve variant for IQOS devices

Talking Retail

Philip Morris Limited (PML) has launched Heets Mauve, a new variant in its range of Heets tobacco sticks for the IQOS heated tobacco system. Heets Mauve is said to offer “a crisp menthol tobacco blend with a taste of dark forest fruits”.

Pets at Home strengthens its position as leading UK pet retailer, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Following today’s release of Pets at Home’s figures for H1 FY2021/22; Georgina Sreeves, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Pets at Home continues to capitalise on heightened demand driven by increased pet ownership as group revenue increased 18.0%

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NFRN welcomes Irish deposit return scheme

Talking Retail

The Irish government has published draft regulations for a deposit return scheme (DRS), following efforts in all the United Kingdom countries to introduce similar measures.

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Wolf Forms’ Paper Bell Pants

VMS

Wolf Forms’ Paper Bell Pants. Merchandising belts was never so easy with this made-to-order, 100-percent recyclable form. Use these Paper Bell Pants to uniquely display belts. Made to order, this unusual form is 100-percent papier-mâché, 100-percent recyclable and said to be extremely eco-friendly.

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Yvette Cooper MP meets Co-op Food CEO and colleagues in Castleford store in show of support during Respect for Shopworkers Week

Retail Times

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP, Yvette Cooper, spent time at Co-op’s Castleford store in a show of support during the annual Respect for Shopworker’s Week. Retail News Retailer News Co-op

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Winding Staircase Claims the Spotlight at Luxury Watch Retailer’s New Store

VMS

Zimson Watches’ latest Bengaluru locale is centered on a bold and sophisticated design, implemented by FRDC , aiming to match the characteristics of the retailer’s clientele.

Ingka Centres launches its first IKEA anchored meeting place in India

Retail Times

Ingka Centres, part of the Ingka Group (which also includes IKEA Retail and Ingka Investments), has today revealed plans for a major new IKEA anchored mixed-use development in Gurugram, a city southwest of New Delhi, in the state of Haryana. Retail News Retailer News Ikea

Authentic Brands Puts Brakes on IPO

VMS

Authentic Brands (New York) will no longer be working towards a planned initial public offering (IPO), according to CNBC. Instead the company will be selling equity stakes in its business to HPS Investment Partners and CVC Capital, in addition to a range of existing stakeholders.

Armani and Boss among first to take space in Grantham Designer Outlet Village

Retail Times

As it builds momentum ahead of opening in 2023, the Grantham Designer Outlet Village has announced a suite of fashion and F&B brands that will take space in the premium outlet – alongside the news it will feature online sales platform Wishibam, a UK-first for outlet retail destinations.

What Is Embodied Carbon And Why Does It Matter In Workspace Design?

All Work

During the Workspace Design Show in London, architects, designers, and corporates discussed, among other things, what the built environment needs to do to start reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions now.

Good news for retailers as one in four shoppers plan to spend more on Black Friday bargains this year – new KPMG UK research reveals

Retail Times

British bargain hunters are bracing themselves for Black Friday sales events this week with one in four shoppers (24%) planning to spend more this year than last, according to new research by KPMG UK. Data Time Research KPMG

On Our Radar: Zimson Watches, Bengaluru

VMS

Zimson Watches’ latest Bengaluru locale is centered on a bold and sophisticated design, implemented by FRDC , aiming to match the characteristics of the retailer’s clientele.

Scotmid celebrates installing 100,000th electronic shelf label, benefiting customers across Scotland

Retail Times

Scottish convenience retailer, Scotmid has reached a significant milestone having installed its 100,000th electronic shelf label (ESL) in its Drumnadrochit store this week. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News Scotmid

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Posties to deliver pre-printed labels as part of Parcel Collect service

E Delevry

Royal Mail staff will now deliver pre-printed postage labels to customers who need them when using the company’s Parcel Collect service. The move enables customers without a printer to use Parcel Collect, where postmen and women collect parcels for delivery while carrying out their delivery round.

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Warrington disabilities charity gets £4,000 thanks to Nisa retailer

Talking Retail

A Nisa Local retailer near Warrington, Cheshire, has helped a charity working for vulnerable adults and children benefit by £4,000.

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How can retailers master the personalisation spectrum to drive success?

Retail Times

THG Ingenuity powers THG’s own brands such as Myprotein and Lookfantastic and provides a fully integrated end-to-end e-commerce platform for third party clients and partners. Comment In my opinion Opinion Time data Direct-to-consumer personalisation

Scotmid hits 100,000 mark with electronic shelf labels

Talking Retail

Scottish convenience retailer Scotmid has installed its 100,000th electronic shelf-edge label this week. The milestone label went up in its store at Drumnadrochit in the Highlands and is part of an effort to increase efficiency and reduce the paper wastage from traditional shelf labels.

10 essential fleet solutions to improve ROI

Retail Times

To get the best results, you need to push your fleet business to its limits. Tweak the system to your liking and see how you can get the best returns.

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Retail Store Windows

This is such a delcious time of year for retail store windows and it looks like the season really is in full swing right now out there. As always, we really look forward to seeing what these guys will do and they never disappoint.

Serve up the perfect slice and no pizza oven needed

Retail Times

Pizza expert shares tips on how to create the perfect pizza. Product Time pizza

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Tradeshow & Exhibit Trends For MRO AMERICA’S 2022

Trade Group

The countdown begins! It’s time to start preparing for Aviation Week’s Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO Americas) 2022. The show is scheduled to launch on April 26-28 in Dallas, TX.