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JD Sports opens new flagship store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre

Retail Focus

This Saturday saw JD Sports , Fashion plc, retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, open the doors to its newest flagship store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The 18,000 sq.

Retail labour shortage worsening, finds ARA survey

Inside Retail

A national poll by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has found the retail labour shortage has progressively deteriorated during the past three months.

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Braehead welcomes host of new brands

Retail Focus

Braehead, a leading retail and leisure destination, owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, has announced a string of recent and upcoming openings at the centre.

From poverty to billions. Vale: Leonardo del Vecchio, founder of Luxottica

Inside Retail

Businessman Leonardo del Vecchio, who has died aged 87, created the glasses company that owns brands including Ray-Ban and used his billions to become one of the most influential figures in Italian finance.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Creams Cafe leads flurry of lettings activity at Manchester Arndale

Retail Focus

Manchester Arndale is delighted to announce that the UK’s favourite dessert restaurant brand, Creams Cafe, will be opening a new 2,325 sq ft store at the centre.

How international gaming giant Razer designs stores for gamers, by gamers

Inside Retail

Despite the relatively recent rise of NFTs and the metaverse, gamers have traditionally been an underserved market within the retail industry. .

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What it’s like to be ‘out and proud’ in the retail industry

Inside Retail

June 28 marks the 52nd anniversary of Pride.

White Rabbit Candy Brand Opens First Flagship

VMS

C ONCEPT: A beloved Chinese chewy candy dating to the 1940s has created its first global flagship in Shanghai.

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Bravo for Brava: How the lingerie brand is changing the game for D+ cups

Inside Retail

Mother-daughter duo Lin and Maxine Windram, founders of Brava Lingerie, are on a mission to offer the best-fitting bras for women over a D cup at whatever stage of life. Here, they chat about how they’ve thrown out the rule book on bra fitting and the challenges of finding the perfect sports bra.

Research shows wholesale and retail are best performing industries post-pandemic

Talking Retail

A study by marketing training hub School of Marketing analysed the latest ONS and government data on the number of businesses that rose and fell in the last eight business quarters after the pandemic (from Q2 of 2020 to Q1 of 2022) and compared this with the eight quarters before the pandemic (from Q2 of.

Meet Sugar: The “anti-establishment” beauty retailer Indian consumers crave

Inside Retail

It’s been quite a year for Indian beauty retailer Sugar, which has just concluded a $50 million Series D fundraise led by the Asia Fund of L Catterton. L Catterton’s strategic partnership with LVMH will also supercharge Sugar’s expansion in the near future.

Consumer Sentiment Reaches Record Low

VMS

Amid inflation worries and a considerable interest-rate hike from the Fed, consumer sentiment dropped to a new low in the University of Michigan survey which tracks it. The index for June fell to 50, a steep decline from the 58.4 reading that was registered in May.

Milkrun sorry for ‘unacceptable’ delays as startups feel the squeeze

Inside Retail

“Valued customers” of Milkrun have received an email with a message from CEO and founder Dany Milham, apologising for some “unacceptable declines” in the business’ offerings.

Glastonbury’s Shangri-La designed to show that “people power is possible”

DesignWeek

This weekend, over 200,000 people finally returned to Worthy Farm to see Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar perform at Glastonbury. It also marked the return of immersive space Shangri-La after two years.

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Metcash boosts sales, profit despite supply-chain challenges

Inside Retail

Supply chain disruptions and Covid-related lockdowns failed to dent grocery wholesaler Metcash’s performance during the latest financial year, with the company reporting “strong growth” in all divisions. Group revenue rose 6.4 per cent to $17.4

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Nisa’s Big Deal offers summer savings

Talking Retail

Nisa retailers are providing a summer meal solution to shoppers with Nisa’s latest Big Deal, offering “a quick and easy mealtime treat that delivers big savings”. The offer comprises two British summer favourites, pizza and ice cream, for around a third of the RRP, offering savings of up to £9.45.

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Looking ahead: 2022 holiday logistics predictions

Inside Retail

Since 2020, the global logistics industry has seemingly gone off the rails.

Madison Reed Expands C-Suite

VMS

Madison Reed (New York) has appointed Brad Lande-Shannon as its Chief Marketing Officer and promoted Tyler Wozny to Chief Digital Officer, according to a press release.

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Choice lodges OAIC complaint over ‘intrusive’ facial recognition technology

Inside Retail

Three of Australia’s largest retail chains are the subject of a complaint lodged with the nation’s privacy regulator by consumer advocacy organisation Choice, which alleges the companies are using “unreasonably intrusive” facial recognition technology on customers.

LL Flooring Continues Brick-and-Mortar Push

VMS

LL Flooring (Richmond, VA), a specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring, opened six new stores between April and June. To date in 2022, the company has cut the ribbon on 13 new locations.

Asian carp rebranded as Copi to tackle US environmental crisis

DesignWeek

In response to an environmental crisis impacting freshwater ecosystems in North America, Illinois-based studio Span has rebranded Asian carp as Copi. Formerly known as Asian carp, Copi includes four different species of fish: grass carp, black carp, silver carp, and big head.

OUT OF OFFICE, INTO YOUR BODY

T Insights

In our hectic society we face digital nudges and other distractions, which can pressure our mental state, but also… our bodies. If we don’t know how to listen to our body’s signals it can hamper productivity in the long run.

Poppets release new PMPs for the convenience channel

Talking Retail

Poppets has announced the launch of new Price Marked Packs (PMPs) for three of its best-selling variants – Original Toffee, Salted Caramel Fudge and Mix Ups The PMPs, which have a MRRSP of £1 will be available throughout the convenience channel and in cash and carry stores from July 2022.

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SUMMER BREAK RETAIL GUIDE

T Insights

Counting the days till summer break begins?

How your business can improve its customer service

Retail Times

Customers are at the heart of every business and must always be your top priority. Those who receive excellent customer service are more likely to share their experience with friends and family, increasing positive awareness of your brand.

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NEW COLLAB: KLABU X TCHAI

T Insights

We always love sharing brands that stand out for their distinctive vision or performance. Our current muse: KLABU. When we supported the foundation for the first time in February of this year, we instantly felt a connection.

Old El Paso join forces with Team GB Olympians to raise meal kit donations

Talking Retail

Old El Paso has today announced its biggest ever UK partnership in sport as the Official Meal Kit of Team GB, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Tentbox awards delivery contract to ArrowXL

E Delevry

British based roof top tent business Tentbox has appointed ArrowXL as its delivery partner to deliver 80 Tentbox’s per week to households across the UK. The retailer will take advantage of ArrowXL’s Diary Booking Service, allowing customers to select a delivery date of their choice.

High street footfall plummets due to cost of living strain, says RSM

Talking Retail

High street footfall fell 25% in May 2022, from the previous month, according to RSM UK’s analysis of the latest data from Datscha. The biggest month-on-month decreases were seen in Glasgow (down 54%), Newcastle (down 40%) and Brighton (down 39%).

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Business EV adoption hampered by confusion over new charging rules

Retail Times

EO Charging (EO), a leading UK-based provider of charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) fleets, today warned that a lack of understanding around new EV rules coming this Thursday risks undermining the UK’s progress toward net zero.

Brioche Pasquier launches Minions on pack promotion

Talking Retail

To celebrate the highly-anticipated release of Minions: The Rise of Gru on 1 July 2022, Brioche Pasquier is giving buyers of Brioche Pasquier Brioche Rolls the chance to win the ultimate Retro Party Bundle.

Scotmid is the first Cooperative to launch a Menopause Cafe for colleagues

Retail Times

Community retailer, Scotmid, is launching a Menopause Café for colleagues to drive more open conversations around menopause. The first online Café will be held tomorrow (28th June) during Coop Fortnight, an annual celebration of cooperation. Retail News Retailer News Scotmid

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Parfetts staff receive cost of living bonus

Talking Retail

Parfetts is recognising its staff’s hard work and dedication with an exceptional cost of living bonus of up to £500. The move comes in addition to a company-wide sales bonus of up to 2% of salary.

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Irish shoppers face potential increase of €453 to annual grocery bills, Kantar reports

Retail Times

The latest figures from Kantar show that take-home grocery sales for Ireland fell by 4.9% in the 12 weeks to 12 June 2022. While decline is softer than last month, grocery price inflation continues to climb and hit 6.5% this period, the highest level in Ireland since February 2013.

Roger Vivier, London

Retail Store Windows

We've put the video of this element from this particularly scheme on our Facebook page as it really is quite hypnotic. While we have of course seen these types of Kaleidoscopic schemes on many occasions previously as well as the use of the hexagon, this brand have pulled it off in an interesting way.

Wayfair, the destination for all things home, will be available to Irish customers from June 27

Retail Times

Wayfair, one of the world’s largest destinations for the home, today announced that it has launched in Ireland.