Thu.May 19, 2022

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

‘A huge win’: HR experts welcome progress on paid domestic violence leave

Inside Retail

CW: This story is about family and domestic violence. Help is available at 1800RESPECT.

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Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

David M Robinson (DMR), has reopened its Liverpool ONE flagship store to unveil its latest concept showroom

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced that award-winning British luxury jewellery retailer, David M Robinson (DMR), has significantly upsized and extensively refurbished its Liverpool ONE flagship.

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Mentos and Fanta combine for new chewy sweet

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Mentos and soft drink Fanta are making a new chewy sweet, the Mentos Fanta. The sweet will be launched this summer as a limited edition and will be sold in 50 countries.

Check it out: The “gamechanging” plus-size runway at Aus Fashion Week

Inside Retail

In a move that much of the industry and consumers have been waiting on for years, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) finally showcased plus-size labels in a dedicated runway called The Curve Edit last week.

Mrs Crimble’s to use TikTok to sell more cakes

Talking Retail

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has started a marketing campaign on TikTok. The brand is using the social media platform for an interactive rap challenge designed to entice a new generation to buy its cakes.

Retail appointments of the week

Inside Retail

Under Armour CEO exits business in refocus. Activewear giant Under Armour announced Wednesday that its chief executive and president Patrik Frisk will step down, naming current COO Colin Browne as interim CEO.

From the Grand Emporiums to the Halls of Education

VMS

The Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, a.k.a. Le Corbusier, said, “By the use of raw materials and starting from conditions more or less utilitarian, you have established certain relationships which have aroused my emotions.”.

BWX refocuses on margin, set to review Flora & Fauna, Nourished Life

Inside Retail

After a few years of high expenses acquiring brands and building its new manufacturing facility in Clayton, Victoria, beauty manufacturer BWX is refocussing on cutting costs and delivering earnings growth.

Collaborating as One Team with a Fully Connected Frontline?

Theatro

Frontline teams can achieve more when they are enabled to collaborate as OneTeam. However, as a leading handheld device technology competitor recently admitted, “less than one-third” of frontline team members have access to a communication device.

BikeExchange CEO steps down, interim named

Inside Retail

Australian bicycle marketplace BikeExchange says group CEO Mark Watkin has resigned. Sam Salter, co-founder and current board member of BikeExchange, will act as the interim CEO while the company looks for a replacement. “As

SCENERY ALLEY

Retail Design Blog

This project is located in the old town of Hangzhou, China. The original architecture was once one of the earliest. store design

Meet the rising star of the week: Anthony Tripodo, Coles Media

Inside Retail

This year, we launched our first Rising Stars of Retail report in the May issue of Inside Retail Australia ’s quarterly magazine, a special feature highlighting some of the great under-the-radar talent in the industry from a wide range of departments.

How Ecological Office Design Builds A Bridge Between Our Indoor And Outdoor Lives

All Work

Being outdoors is critical for our mental and physical health, and yet we spend around 90% of our time indoors. Ecological design can help bring more balance into our everyday lives by blending the indoors with the outdoors.

Want fries with that? Why retailers need to re-think impulse categories

Inside Retail

Once upon a time, when people visited McDonald’s, they commonly ordered a burger, perhaps a drink… and nothing else. Over time, McDonald’s execs realised that by asking one simple question: ‘do you want fries with that?’, they could substantially increase their sales.

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Going behind the scenes of the fourth edition of NABA Design Award 2022

Design Wanted

Aiming at rewarding the best students’ projects of the last academic year carried out in NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti – NABA Design Award 2022 […]. The post Going behind the scenes of the fourth edition of NABA Design Award 2022 appeared first on DesignWanted.

‘We need to work with nature’: A wool farmer’s take on sustainable fashion

Inside Retail

Sustainability has become a major buzzword in the fashion industry, as more brands finally start to get serious about reducing their environmental impact. But what does this mean from a supplier’s perspective?

Dn&co’s branding for property network ARC is inspired by graph theory

DesignWeek

Dn&co has branded Advanced Research Clusters (ARC), a real estate network which aims to group together companies working across the science and innovation sectors. ARC provides a variety of spaces for companies, from coworking offices to open-access R&D labs, in cities like Oxford and London. Dn&co has worked on brand strategy, naming and ARC’s visual identity. The design team was inspired by ARC’ Source

The secret discounting method that increases revenue and improves brand

Inside Retail

What’s more effective than enticing a customer with a generic discount? The answer: a discount is almost guaranteed to result in an extra, bigger purchase. These are behavioural-based discounts. . Most online stores don’t discount this way – they spray and then pray for higher sales.

FTC Votes to Issue Revised Endorsement Guides for Public Comment

Hunton Andrews Kurth

The FTC voted today to issue revised proposed Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, aka, the “Endorsement Guides.”

Sainsbury’s extends Deliveroo partnership

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Sainsbury’s has extended its partnership with Deliveroo, adding a further 65 stores across the UK and taking the total on the platform to 336. New locations include Winchester, Marlow, Barking, Loughborough, Watford and Lancaster.

Under Armour CEO Steps Down After 2 Years at the Helm

VMS

Under Armour (Baltimore) CEO Patrik Frisk will step down after two years in the role. The sports apparel maker says it has begun an internal and external search process to identify a successor. COO Colin Brown will serve as the interim chief executive, effective June 1.

Six serious assaults among 1,600 cases of abuse of shop staff in Scotland

Talking Retail

More than 1,600 cases of abusing shop staff have been reported to the police in Scotland in the six months since the Protection of Workers Act came into effect last August.

Sears to Shutter 60 Stores in June: Report

VMS

Sears (Hoffman Estates, IL) is preparing to close 60 stores, according to employees at the retailer’s location in Washington, MO who spoke with the Missourian on condition of anonymity. The employees told the paper the stores will close sometime in June.

Ginsters to spend £1.3m promoting its Cornish pasties

Talking Retail

Pasty maker Ginsters is returning to television screens this month with a new £1.3m campaign. Using the strapline “Ginsters – from a land where comfort matters”, the advertisement is part of a long-term effort to persuade consumers of the quality and provenance of its products.

Repsly Moments that Matter: Ep. 3

RepslyBlog

At Repsly, we’re emphasizing customer outcomes in 2022 highlighting the many ways our customers are recognizing the value of their retail execution platform.

Secret Boutique Hotel

Retail Design Blog

Secret Boutique Hotel is a new hotel in the Moscow Silk business space. Its creators decided to put emphasis on. hotels & restaurants

Shoe Zone to reopen in Woolwich this May with a new, modern look

Retail Times

UK footwear retailer Shoe Zone is set to reopen its Woolwich store on 27thth May. Located on the partially pedestrianised Powis Street, it has been closed for a month while undergoing a modern refit to improve customers’ shopping experience. Retail News Retailer News Shoe Zone

Paw Day Is A One-Stop Shop for Your Beloved Fluffy Friend

Retail Design Blog

In a city of animal lovers. leading Chinese pet nutrition company Peidi has created a community home for pet lovers. store design café coral curved roof pet shop swimming pool

Star Wars, Harry Potter and MCU: the most searched themed home accessories, study shows

Retail Times

Star Wars’ merchandise is the most searched themed home accessories, a new study reveals. Data Time Research Evolving Home

Tenzushi, a modern Japanese omakase restaurant in Hong Kong

Retail Design Blog

Nestled in the heart of Hong Kong’s Wanchai district, Tenzushi is a modern Japanese omakase restaurant. Designed by Design East. hotels & restaurants garden japanese minimal design pine sushi bar zen

Grant’s launches Summer Orange expression across Europe

Retail Times

Grant’s announces the launch of its first ever flavoured expression - Summer Orange. Flavoured expressions are capturing the imagination of non-whisky drinkers and Grant’s Summer Orange is a perfect refreshing and delicious take on it. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Spirits Grant's

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Dn&co’s branding for property network ARC is inspired by graph theory

DesignWeek

Dn&co has branded Advanced Research Clusters (ARC), a real estate network which aims to group together companies working across the science and innovation sectors. ARC provides a variety of spaces for companies, from coworking offices to open-access R&D labs, in cities like Oxford and London. Dn&co has worked on brand strategy, naming and ARC’s visual identity. The design team was inspired by ARC’ Source