Mon.Nov 29, 2021

SurfStitch managing director stepping down this week

Inside Retail

Justin Hillberg, managing director of shared services of SurfStitch-owner Alquemie Group, is stepping down from his role leading the surf brand’s restructure at the end of this week. While leaving was a difficult decision, the timing for an exit feels right for me and the business,” Hillberg said.

From Street Fashion to Online – How to Set-up an E-commerce Store

Retail Focus

These days, online shopping is a massive industry. In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, online retailers earned over $4.2 trillion from just over two billion shoppers. Overall, the industry grew by about 25 percent, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. .


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Ebay cements focus on $1bn sneaker market with authenticator acquisition

Inside Retail

Ebay has picked up Sneaker Con Digital: a business it had partnered with to power its Authentication Guarantee on sneaker sales across the globe. The details of the deal were not disclosed.

Appnovation unveils a Series of Strategic Initiatives to Support its Retail and Commerce Expansion

Retail Focus

As the global digital consultancy continues on its growth trajectory, Appnovation announces new leadership talent, several strategic partnerships in the retail and commerce industry and its acceptance into the MACH Alliance.

Meet the Aussie smart farm that made a statement at COP26

Inside Retail

Bartle Frere Bananas, an award-winning Queensland banana farm that supplies fruit to the nation’s biggest supermarkets, showcased its smart farm technology on the world stage earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Glasgow store finds increased demand thanks to Snappy Shopper

Talking Retail

A Nisa store in Glasgow which was one of the first to use the Snappy Shopper delivery app has seen daily orders rise to 50 a day. The Nisa Local in Motherwell Rd, run by Daniall Nadeem, has been working with Snappy Shopper since the beginning of last year. At first, orders were just a.


Coles signs up to Government’s voluntary emissions transparency report

Inside Retail

Coles is among the first Australian businesses to have signed up to the new Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report, which will encourage reporting of net emissions in a clear and standardised way.

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Romance Was Born takes home top award at Australian Fashion Laureate

Inside Retail

Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born have been named Australia’s fashion designers of the year at the Australian Fashion Laureate.

Kettle Chips supports retailers at Christmas with cash prizes

Talking Retail

Kettle Chips is running a trade competition ahead of Christmas, offering retailers the chance to win cash prizes worth £10,000.

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Peak season sales are off to a good start. But don’t relax just yet

Inside Retail

Boosted by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, November has overtaken December for retail sales for the past three years. November 2021 seems likely to again be crucial to Christmas trading results for retailers with consumers having been urged to shop early to avoid possible product shortages.

Commercial leases – what to understand before you sign

Retail Times

As the retail sector continues its fragile recovery from Covid-19, many business owners will be mulling over whether their current premises will meet their post-pandemic needs.

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Inside the book industry’s supply chain ‘crisis’

Inside Retail

Australians have been warned to do their Christmas shopping early, as international supply chain issues are impacting global shipping.

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? Check out our latest Retail Insights video featuring President & CEO, Jerry Fox. Jerry discusses how important it is to make an impact in the retail world. Shopping is not going away, it is evolving into an experience consumers will talk about, take pictures of and share with their network.

Warehouse, shipping workers pay the hidden cost of the holiday season

Inside Retail

What’s the meaning of Christmas? For many, it’s about feasting, family, and napping while watching the cricket. But for e-commerce giants like Amazon, Christmas is the most lucrative time of the year. During the 2020 holiday season, Amazon processed more than A$6.6 billion in sales.

Black Friday Traffic Down Against Pre-Pandemic Levels


Shopper traffic at retail stores on Black Friday was down 28.3 percent against 2019 levels, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions, reports CNBC. Traffic was up 47.5

Why Viktoria & Woods is about creativity, inclusivity and sustainability

Inside Retail

Margie Woods launched her fashion label Viktoria & Woods in 2004 in Melbourne to offer women timeless pieces in their wardrobe, with knitwear at the heart of it.

President Biden to Meet with Retail CEOs


President Joe Biden will meet with executives from major U.S. retail companies today to discuss the supply chain challenges they’re facing during the holiday shopping season, reports Reuters. The administration has attempted to ease problems by unclogging ports and expanding trucking hours.

Australia’s supply chains should never look the same again

Inside Retail

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission released a worrying report into the state of the world’s global ports and supply-chain networks – and the impact this is having on Australia – in November.

Morrisons Daily opening programme expanded again

Talking Retail

Community retailer McColl’s has announced plans to increase the number of Morrisons Daily stores it will open in the next year, the second acceleration of the opening programme in as many months.

AI linked to soaring revenues during holiday retail boom

Inside Retail

Two years of unprecedented disruption to retail have brought us to a holiday season that’s sure to be dominated by e-commerce.

One Stop steps up efforts to tailor orders to individual stores

Talking Retail

One Stop has introduced a new system that tries to supply each shop with products they need rather than a standardised selection. The refreshed point of sale (POS) system looks at each store’s sales data and tailors orders to what customers are buying.

key go! RENT: The vibration of colour and the speed of forms

Retail Design Blog

Based on the graphic design and brand values, the aim was to give the new commercial space a fresh, fun. store design

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Designer and Visionary Virgil Abloh Dies


Architect, designer and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton (Paris) Virgil Abloh passed away yesterday at the age of 41, according to a LVMH press release. Abloh was privately battling cancer for several years. “We We are all shocked after this terrible news.

Symbol group gives 200,000 foodbank meals in nine months

Talking Retail

More than 200,000 foodbank meals have been supplied by community retailer One Stop since March, says the community retailer. The company – a Tesco subsidiary – praised its workforce and customers for helping donate the food, part of regular charity efforts by the symbol group.


Design events to catch in December


The Museum of Architecture’s annual gingerbread installation is back for another year, this time with the theme “nature in the city” According to the museum, this year’s offering “champions sustainable design ideas” on a mini scale.

Agility and flexibility are now key for hospitality sector businesses

Retail Insider

Pret: subscription addiction. After more than a year of using the Pret coffee subscription I recently paused it for a month. This was not because I questioned its worth at £20 per month for pretty much unlimited barista-made drinks, but quite the opposite.

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Design events to catch in December


Exhibition: Gingerbread City.

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Pret to trial long awaited loyalty programme ‘Pret Perks’

Retail Times

Pret A Manger has today announced it will be trialling its first ever loyalty programme called ‘Pret Perks’.


Winners of the 2021 PAVE Student Design Competition Announced


Hollywood, Fla. November 17, 2021)— The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 PAVE Student Design Competition – “Meet the Street” sponsored by CallisonRTKL.

Cyber Monday: retailers enjoy 16.7% increase in volume of payments vs 2020 and 4.5% vs 2019, Barclaycard reports

Retail Times

Barclaycard Payments, which processes nearly £1 in every £3 spent in the UK, has so far today (as at 5pm) seen a: 16.7% increase in the volume of payments compared to the same period on Cyber Monday 2020 4.5% increase in the volume of payments compared to the same period on Cyber Monday 2019.


Virtual / augmented reality in retail: keys in the shopping experience of the new generations


The pandemic has changed many aspects of people’s daily lives, but also the retail sector, with the come into play of augmented reality and virtual reality. Two modalities that offer more innovative and personalized shopping experiences.

The UK’s largest confectionery distributor rebrands a ‘World of Sweets’

Retail Times

The UK’s largest confectionery distributor has rebranded as World of Sweets. Confectionery Product Time Bonds of London Hancocks World of Sweets


Tory Burch, London

Retail Store Windows

This is quite an interesting solution for this time of year. We do love the references to a more traditional Christmas with the exterior of the window and the use of branches to highlight the space. However, just look at these incredible stone-like structures too.

Consumer confusion risks undermining Government’s Deposit Return Scheme, despite widespread public support, Tetra Pak reports

Retail Times

Despite nearly three years of development, 58% of consumers still don’t understand what the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) entails. Even more significantly, 59% of people who had a view on the issue would be confused by the DRS unless it was consistent with household recycling collection.

Sainsbury’s links with Amazon to open checkout-free store

Retail Focus

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Amazon to open a store where customers can pick up items and leave without having to use a till. It opened the store in Holborn, central London, on Monday, yards away from similar checkout-free stores from Amazon and Tesco.

E-commerce and rise in consumerism will create almost 40,000 extra HGV trips a day by 2025, inhibiting attempts to reach net zero emissions, says top economist

Retail Times

A leading economist has revealed that the unrelenting rise of e-commerce, will create an additional38,885 extra HGV round trips per day by 2025.


Jasper Morrison’s cantilevered Iso-Lounge chair defies gravity

Design Wanted

Seemingly simple in form, the Iso-Lounge chair pushes the technical performance of plywood as a material.