Tue.Jun 28, 2022

Inflation helps fuel strong Australian retail sales in May

Inside Retail

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail sales grew in May by 10.4 per cent year on year according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Department stores saw the strongest growth at 5.1 per cent followed by cafes, restaurants and food handling at 1.8 per cent and 0.8

Pride in London pop-up opens their doors on Foubert’s Place

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced that the Pride in London pop-up has opened their doors on F oube r t ’ s Place marking the 50 year anniversary of Pride.

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Uber, TWU set the bar for gig workers in landmark pact

Inside Retail

Months of negotiations between Uber Australia and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) have resulted in a landmark agreement for the gig-worker economy revealed today.

Carvela and Mint Velvet choose St David’s Cardiff for regional debuts

Retail Focus

Landsec , part of The St David’s Partnership, has today announced the signing of two premium fashion retailers for regional debuts.

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.

How Country Road dials up personalisation with free digital gifting service

Inside Retail

Iconic Australian retailer Country Road has taken an innovative tech-led approach to maximising gift sales.

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Goldsmiths unveils its Bluewater Showroom

Retail Focus

Goldsmiths, one of the UK’s leading luxury watch and jewellery retailers and part of the Watches of Switzerland Group, opened its latest new luxury concept showroom at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, on Friday 24th June.

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The Online Bingo Blueprint for Virtual Retail Events

Retail Focus

If you work in retail marketing, you are probably already familiar with the concept of virtual retail events. These are online-only events (that may be broadcast from your in-store location) designed to publicise a sale, launch a new product, or increase customer retention.

Retail’s use of facial recognition raises red flags for consumers

Inside Retail

In the world of modern retail, it’s clear that customer data is king. The more a business knows about what its customer needs, does, and expects of them, the better its services can be tailored to give them what they want.

Could more immigrants save the retail sector?

Retail Focus

The global retail sector has faced several serious challenges in recent years, but could the introduction of more immigrants help to solve the most important issues? By looking at a few examples from around the world, we can see how immigrants are often a crucial part of the retail workforce. .

Collins Foods’ sales rebound as Europe reopens

Inside Retail

Listed fast-food chain operator Collins Foods has reported positive same-store sales growth across both its European and Australian markets despite a turbulent economic climate. The company’s Taco Bell and KFC franchisees in Australia achieved revenue growth of 11 per cent to $1.2

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Battersea Power Station unveils the newly restored Control Room A ahead of the Grade II listed building’s grand opening this Autumn

Retail Focus

Battersea Power Station has today unveiled the first images of its newly restored Control Room A, ahead of the Grade II* listed building’s opening this Autumn.

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Inside Chemist Warehouse’s surprising new luxury brand, Ultra Beauty

Inside Retail

Across Australia a new set of beauty destinations have silently started popping up, bringing premium products to customers in a place they likely didn’t expect.

Survey: Digital Workplaces Help Frontline Teams Look Beyond the “Big Quit”

Retail Focus

Miniso’s “good quality with low price” mantra takes off in Southeast Asia

Inside Retail

Japanese discount giant Miniso’s Southeast Asian expansion seems to be on the right track. It recently introduced a brand new store format, with its first flagship store in Selangor, Malaysia. The 684.6sqm retail space is located in Setia City Mall, one of the largest shopping complexes in Shah Alam.

Devon brand hops to it

Talking Retail

To celebrate the south west’s seafaring heritage, Salcombe Brewery Co is launching Atlas – a new session IPA. The beer, which has and ABV of 4%, will be available to retailers from 11 July. Head brewer, Sam Beaman, said: “We are thrilled with the latest addition to our small batch range.

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The end of Roe v. Wade is already impacting US retailers. Here’s how

Inside Retail

Abortion is often described as a deeply personal choice, but in the US, where most people receive health insurance through their job, it has just become a business issue, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

New aggravated offence protecting shopworkers comes into force

Talking Retail

Today (28 June) new provisions come into force to make attacking an individual who serves the public, including shopworkers, an aggravated offence. This was introduced in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act.

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How Amazon’s debut fashion store takes online personalisation offline

Inside Retail

Amazon’s new store brings together the company’s best technological features, including machine learning and cloud computing, to offer a highly curated shopping experience.

Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin launches two RTDs for summer

Retail Times

Bobby’s, the Dutch-Indonesian gin and jenever company, has launched its first ever RTDs - a gin and tonic and a unique gin and pink lemonade pairing in 250ml format. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Spirits Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

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QR Codes are Making the Comeback of the Century

Theatro

What are QR codes? QR codes as we know them today were initially released in 1994 by Denso Wave Inc. QR Codes are images that smartphone cameras can scan to access a URL, unique product, or service information, not unlike a bar code. For many years, QR Codes mostly faded their way into obscurity.

Many Stores Start Implementing “Keep It” Policy for Returns

VMS

Major retail stores – like The Gap, American Eagle, Target and Walmart, among others – are now considering asking customers to keep their unwanted items, rather than returning them, according to a new report by CNN Business.

2022: The Year For Out-of-Home Advertising-A Monetized Digital Signage Use Case

Promotion Tech

OOH has evolved significantly in recent years. The global pandemic put a damper on the breadth of it's expansion these last few years, but the opportunity for "Out of Home" to soar again is upon us. OOH has become a cost-effective solution for reaching consumers both nationally and hyper-locally.

Major Retailers Weigh “Keep It” Policy for Returns

VMS

Major retail stores – including The Gap, American Eagle, Target and Walmart, among others – are now considering asking customers to keep their unwanted items, rather than returning them, according to a new report by CNN Business.

Putting Women’s Safety At The Heart Of Urban Design

All Work

A Consultation on the Safety of Women and Girls found that 71% of all women in the UK have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public spaces. . Improving the safety of women and girls is about putting positive societal values at the heart of urban planning and building design. .

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OMA’s temporary tiffany store in paris features a sapphire blue rotunda

designboom

this pop-up boutique on avenue montaigne is also an archival display, showcasing items from tiffany's 185-year-old collection. The post OMA’s temporary tiffany store in paris features a sapphire blue rotunda appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

Meet the graduates: Kingston University’s Constantina Elia

DesignWeek

Constantina Elia is a 21-year-old BA Product and Furniture Design graduate from Kingston University. Her final project is Eggs-Like. Design Week: Can you briefly explain what your final project was about?

Starting A Retail Business? Here Are 7 Things To Attract and Retain Customers

Retail Minded

If you are starting a retail business, attracting and retaining customers should be one of your top priorities. There are several things you can do to achieve this, including offering great customer service, providing a unique experience, and stocking high-quality products.

Orbit portable lamp is inspired by the Moon’s rotation around the Earth

Design Wanted

Orbit is the company’s new portable, wireless lamp, meant to be the perfect companion for your indoor and outdoor adventures. Constructed in milky white plastic with […]. The post Orbit portable lamp is inspired by the Moon’s rotation around the Earth appeared first on DesignWanted.

Report suggests retailers could save £26k per year with Artificial Intelligence

Talking Retail

A new report from Yell that focuses on the growing potential of using AI in business has revealed the impressive time, money and effort savings companies around the world could stand to make, including those in the retail sector.

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Eastbay Team Sales Acquired by BSN Sports

VMS

BSN Sports (Dallas) has announced its plans to acquire all assets of Eastbay Team Sales from Foot Locker Retail, a subsidiary of Foot Locker, according to a company press release. Foot Locker acquired Eastbay Team Sales to form a new channel of distribution in 1997.

Pricer: Dutch supermarket chain PLUS Retail places 90 MSEK order

Retail Times

Pricer AB has received an order of approximately 90 MSEK from the Dutch co-operative supermarket chain PLUS to equip 128 additional stores, previously under the Coop banner, with electronic shelf labels.

Lowe’s Launches Metaverse “Open Builder” Service

VMS

Lowe’s (Mooresville, N.C.) has launched a metaverse tool called Open Builder to help customers visualize building projects, according to the CNBC. Currently, Lowe’s digital assets – 500 free downloadable ones – are available through the retailer’s own hub, lowesopenbuilder.com.

Goldsmiths unveils new Bluewater showroom

Retail Times

Goldsmiths, one of the UK’s leading luxury watch and jewellery retailers and part of the Watches of Switzerland Group, opened its latest new luxury concept showroom at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, on Friday 24th June.

Store Design: Consistency is Key

VMS

Sports Direct (Shirebrook, U.K.), as the name would suggest, sells sports equipment and clothing. For years it was known in the U.K. as the sector’s bargain basement for a specialist and highly competitive part of retail.

ExhibitorLIVE 2022: The Moment that Hit Everyone

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

JUNE 22 nd , LAS VEGAS, NV—Outside the strip is blazing in the dry heat. The brightness of the sun reflecting off the gold-tinted windows of Mandalay Bay sears into the eyes of attendees as they walk in. But inside the convention center, the A/C blasts its own stinging waves of cold air.

Nemo Tile + Stone Acquires Tile Market of Delaware

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Nemo Tile + Stone, provider of high-performance, design-driven surface materials, celebrating over 100 years of business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tile Market of Delaware.