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Christmas retail sales tipped to top $60 billion

Inside Retail

Australian Christmas retail sales are predicted to exceed $60 billion, despite the impact of inflation and cost of living problems, according to research from the National Retailers Association (NRA). Covering the pre and post-Christmas shopping periods, that figure would represent a 3.9

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5 designs using H steel bars as the main focus

Design Wanted

Thick. Massive. Heavy. These probably are the first words that pop into your mind when thinking about H steel bars. But, surprisingly, they can also be […]. The post 5 designs using H steel bars as the main focus appeared first on DesignWanted.

RSA announces nine 2022 Royal Designers for Industry


The Royal Society for Arts (RSA) has unveiled the nine recipients of the 2022 Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) title as it overhauls its structure to recognise speculative design, regenerative design and design research.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

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Perron-Roettinger clads Kim Kardashian SKKN pop-up store in raw plaster and cement


Design studio Perron-Roettinger has created a pop-up shop for Kim Kardashian 's skincare and homeware brand SKKN in Los Angeles that showcases its products in a physical space for the first time.

Target Loses $400 Million in Profit, Points to Organized Theft


Target (Minneapolis) has lost $400 million in profit this year due to inventory shrink, a figure that could balloon to $600 million by the end of the fiscal year, the retailer said during its third quarter earnings call. The company cited organized shoplifting as a significant driver of those losses.

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Obituary: Tony Camilletti of Federal Heath


Anthony “Tony” M. Camilletti passed away unexpectedly Nov. 14, 2022, age 66. Tony was most recently the National Account Executive for signage firm Federal Heath based in Michigan.

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Poundland Local convenience store to open in Swiss Cottage creating 18 jobs

Retail Times

Poundland is expanding its presence in London with the opening of its latest Poundland Local convenience store in Swiss Cottage. Retail News Retailer News Poundland Local


Celeb Chef Opens Sixth Restaurant in Sin City with Caesars


Multi-Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay continues to make his mark in Las Vegas by opening his sixth restaurant there with Caesars Entertainment. Located in Caesars’ Harrah Las Vegas is the 244-seat Ramsay’s Kitchen, a concept inspired by his travels abroad.

Asda shoppers can pick up Christmas Dinner for a family five for under £22

Retail Times

As Christmas approaches and customers are looking for ways to start spreading the cost, savvy Asda shoppers can stock up on their frozen Christmas dinner essentials in advance, packing the freezer to feed a family of five for just £21.98. Retail News Retailer News asda


How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

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Gap Writes Off $53 Million Related to Yeezy Line


Gap Inc. San Francisco) said it is taking a $53 million write-off on its investment in Yeezy, a fashion line created controversial artist Ye (formerly Kanye West). That figure was disclosed in the specialty apparel company’s financial results for its third quarter ended Oct. 29, 2022.

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Planned bans for alcohol advertising are overdone, says trade group

Talking Retail

A trade group of alcohol producers has criticised Scottish proposals to restrict advertising as “entirely disproportionate”.

Pop-Tarts enters metaverse with Blankos Block Party game characters

Retail Times

Kellogg’s has entered the metaverse for the first time in Europe with its own Pop Tarts characters for the popular NFT-based game Blankos Block Party. Cereal bars Cereals Product Time


Winter World Cup could benefit retailers, says research

Talking Retail

The majority of those planning to watch the football World Cup will do so at home, says new research.

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.

Papa John’s global campaign invites pizza fans to share joyful experiences and discover its New York Style Pizza

Retail Times

Papa Johns is letting hands do the talking in its latest international marketing campaign, to mark the launch of its Share It Big range. Food service Foodservice Papa John’s

Just Eat and Getir start Europe-wide trading partnership

Talking Retail

Just Eat, the take-away food ordering company, is linking up with rapid grocery delivery firm Getir to boost expansion. The partnership is starting in Germany but will be extended to the UK and other European countries in the next few weeks.

NIO House?Jinan Huashan Uni Park

Retail Design Blog

For NIO, Kokaistudios established innovative design principles for the electric vehicle brand’s signature NIO Houses. Recently realized in Jinan, the. store design

Dead Man’s Fingers launches non-alcoholic rum

Talking Retail

A non-alcoholic rum is being launched by alcohol producer Dead Man’s Fingers.

Costa Coffee launches campaign with Ronan Keating

Retail Times

The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, today launched a campaign with international pop star, Ronan Keating, to win the nation’s hearts. Retail News Retailer News Costa Coffee

Scottish grocers express concern over living wage hike

Talking Retail

Convenience retailers in Scotland say they are “concerned” at the increase in the national living wage announced in yesterday’s autumn budget while calling on the Scottish government to bring in additional support around business rates similar to those for England unveiled by the chancellor.


Retail sales volumes rise by 0.6% in October, latest ONS data shows

Retail Times

Retail sales volumes are estimated to have risen by 0.6% in October 2022 following a fall of 1.5% in September (revised from a fall of 1.4%) which was affected by the additional bank holiday for the State Funeral, the latest ONS data reveals. Sales volumes fell by 2.4%

FWD appoints Bestway MD as new chairman

Talking Retail

Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, has been announced as the new chairman of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).

Snappy Shopper celebrates 50 million products sold

Retail Times

Home delivery platform, Snappy Shopper, reports 50 million products have been sold through the app, following a record-breaking year of orders in 2022 so far.


Bestway kicks off World Cup campaign

Talking Retail

Bestway Wholesale has launched its World Cup campaign across all its nationwide depots representing over a £250,000 of investment.

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Frito-Lay ad highlights football v soccer debate ahead of World Cup

Talking Retail

Frito-Lay, the first-ever salty-snack brand sponsor in FIFA and FIFA World Cup history, is fuelling the football v soccer debate by bringing together a roster of global sports icons, including three-time FIFA World Cup player David Beckham and American football legend Peyton Manning, to kick off the next phase of the brand’s ongoing World Cup.


OnBuy now named as one of Deloitte’s fastest-growing tech companies in the UK

Retail Times

A British online marketplace, which has taken on industry heavyweights Amazon and eBay, has today been named as one of the country’s fastest-growing tech companies. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News OnBuy


In focus | World in motion: World Cup 2022

Talking Retail

A football World Cup that takes place during a UK winter is an oddity. The tournament, of course, is usually held during British summer, with many games viewed on big outdoor screens, and warm weather quite likely.

Food sales fall in October as other retail sectors increase slightly

Talking Retail

Sales from food stores fell by 1% in October, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning. The fall contrasted with a small rise of 0.6% in overall retail sales, with increases in all the main sectors except food. The ONS said food store sales were now 4.1%

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