Mon.May 23, 2022

Coles recognises First Nations talent through new program

Inside Retail

Coles has partnered with the Mushroom Group and its creative agency to help young and aspiring Indigenous musicians gain experience and mentorship. The program will feature participants from around the country across six genres including pop, rap and electro.

New Look is to open a new 5,244 sq ft store in Barnsley

Retail Focus

Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

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3 types of AI-powered recommendations that drive e-commerce sales

Inside Retail

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting more style-savvy every day and is transforming digital merchandising by offering retailers and their customers strategic, style-driven product recommendations. But how do AI-powered product recommendations work?

H&M opens doors to new Braehead store, Glasgow

Retail Focus

Braehead owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, has announced that H&M has opened the doors to its new new Braehead store in Glasgow. H&M has re-located from its former unit to a new ground floor space, spanning 17,000 sq ft, on a 10-year lease.

Analysis: Make omnichannel nearly omnipotent

Inside Retail

The post pandemic lesson is that omnichannel is not a fad, it’s here to stay. Consumer engagement by specific channels will ebb and flow, but retail will always be omnichannel.

JYSK continues UK expansion with new store to open in Telford

Retail Focus

As part of JYSK’s plans to expand in the UK, the largest Danish retailer, operating globally, will be opening its first Telford store on 2nd June 2022 at Unit NQ1, Northern Quarter, Telford Shopping Centre.

How the new government will support retail’s push into sustainability

Inside Retail

As the dust settles on what has turned into a historic election on climate action and a general frustration with party politics, businesses around Australia are looking at a very different political landscape than the one they operated within last week.

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Starbucks quits Russia as warmongering nation becomes ‘a commercial pariah’

Inside Retail

Starbucks is quitting Russia after 15 years there due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine and the human rights abuses of its military. . With just 130 franchised stores there representing around 1 per cent of its global sales, the impact will not be great.

Boost launches a new energy drink

Talking Retail

Boost Drinks has launched a fruit-juice-based energy drink called Juic’d, the brand’s first foray into the 500ml can market. The drinks are made with 5% real fruit juice and price-marked at £1. There are three flavours – Pineapple & Guava, Mango & Tropical, and Watermelon & Lime.

Blundy-backed footwear brand Bared to open new store in Brisbane

Inside Retail

Melbourne-based footwear brand Bared is set to open its first store in Brisbane later this year, giving it a total of five physical locations in Australia. The brand has three stores in Melbourne and opened its first store in Sydney last year.

Limited edition Twirl gets secretive launch

Talking Retail

Chocolate-maker Cadbury’s is introducing a limited edition Twirl bar in a caramel flavour. Twirl Caramel will be available from June and is being marketed through a campaign that puts advertisements in unexpected places.

Stranger Things Pop-Up Stores Open in Chicago and Dallas

VMS

Stranger Things pop-up stores have opened in Chicago and Dallas as the fourth season of the Netflix series readies to premier this Friday, Forbes writes. Designed by the streaming giant, the stores don’t lack for selfie opportunities.

The History of Digital Printing on Corrugate Pt. 3

Bay Cities

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Mars adds a Snickers peanut brownie to its high-protein range

Talking Retail

Mars has added another variant to its range of protein bars with the introduction of the Snickers peanut brownie. Already on the US market, the bar contains 15g of protein and 211 calories.

Supply chain issues and costs unlikely to return to pre-crisis norm

E Delevry

The global supply chain crisis is a long-term issue that won’t see costs return to pre-crisis levels, according to a new survey of the UK’s top 100 retailers. The study, by UK law firm TLT, suggests that 87% of retailers do not believe things will go back to how they were before.

Old pie-maker launches new packaging

Talking Retail

The 170-year-old Lancashire pie-maker, Holland’s Pies, is to make its products available in sustainable, price-marked packs (PMPs).

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Fashion marketplace Secret Sales launches fulfilment service for brands wanting UK DC

E Delevry

Fashion marketplace Secret Sales has launched a fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre.

Hard seltzer White Claw targets audiences at summer music festivals

Talking Retail

Alcoholic seltzer drink White Claw is launching a summer-long promotion at festivals up and down the UK.

Former Aldi Exec Charged with 9 Counts of Fraud

VMS

A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted former Aldi executive Louis Ross and a local general contractor on nine counts of fraud relating to the construction of Aldi grocery stores in Illinois and Missoui.

The Pros and Cons of Sustainable Packaging

Bay Cities

While we’re all doing our part to protect the planet, this doesn’t mean that making more environmentally conscious choices is easy. Eco-Friendly Packaging Sustainability Packaging

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Ross CEO Expresses Disappointment as Sales Slide

VMS

Ross Stores (Dublin, CA) registered a 7% drop in same-store sales for its first quarter, prompting the discount department store chain to temper its forecast for the rest of the year. “We

Steward Safety Supplies Ltd. pairs Drytac products for French’s Fish Shop van?

Drytac

Steward Safety Supplies used Drytac Polar Premium Air White Gloss and Drytac Weathershield Matte UV to create the professional mobile fish and chip van.

Ethnicraft Wins Award for Accessories Collection at ICFF 2022

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) Known for outstanding craftsmanship, 25-year-old design brand Ethnicraft announces that its Objects collection won the Accessories category of the 2022 ICFF Editors Awards.

Government provides more detail on its plans to protect access to cash

Talking Retail

The government has announced that it will give the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) powers to ensure that cash facilities are available countrywide.

Spotlight on courier insurance: what’s covered?

Retail Times

Getting a package from one place to another can be a difficult thing – and there’s always the possibility that something will go wrong. The courier delivery has boomed over lockdown, thanks to an explosion in e-commerce.

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Screwfix Sprint 60 minute delivery now available to 40% of UK population

E Delevry

Kingfisher has revealed that its Screwfix Sprint 60-minute home delivery service is now available to 40% of the UK population and offers an average delivery time of 45 minutes. The service officially launched last August following a trial across Bristol.

Sensei powers Europe’s first autonomous petrol station convenience store

Retail Times

Sensei, the leading European provider of autonomous stores, has become the first in Europe to provide an autonomous experience for petrol station customers as it teams up with Galp, one of the largest petrol station networks in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Scottish Grocers’ Federation bolsters leadership team

Talking Retail

A retailer who was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in last year’s New Year’s honours list has been made junior vice-president of the Scottish Grocers’ Federation. The appointment puts Graham Watson in line to be president of the SGF in 2024.

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Soho Street Cocktails available in ASK Italian across the UK

Retail Times

ASK Italian, a British casual dining restaurant chain serving Italian cuisine, have added Soho Street Cocktails’ Espresso Martini and Passionfruit Martini as part of their drinks menu across the country in 65 sites. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Soho Street Cocktails

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ACS keeps up pressure on government to introduce online sales tax

Talking Retail

The government is being urged to go ahead with an online sales tax by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Interior Arts’ Fresh Data

VMS

Interior Arts’ Fresh Data. Includes three matte anti-fingerprint finishes in white, black and gray. Fresh Data features 20 laminates with bold textures and neutral tones, elevating colors and reflectivity.

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Campo Viejo encourages customers to drink with friends

Talking Retail

Spanish wine producer Campo Viejo, known for its Rioja, has launched a major social media, video and radio campaign in time for the summer.

Taste Jiangnan Restaurant

Retail Design Blog

Taste Jiangnan is located on the 50th floor of Nanjing Golden Eagle Hotel, so that guests can overlook Nanjing at. hotels & restaurants

Old Cheltenham Spar re-opens as Nisa

Talking Retail

A Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, store that was a Spar before it closed a few months ago has been revived as a Nisa Local. The shop is in a residential area close to the national security centre GCHQ.

Estrela Beauty

Retail Design Blog

The project’s challenge was to mix the playful world with the experiences offered to the target audience and the exhibitors. store design architecture concept store design retail store

Penhaligon's, London

Retail Store Windows

Wow, how beautiful are these windows? We happened to pass by a concession for this brand at Selfridges department store last week and they really do put a huge effort into their schemes as even their concession space looked amazing.

Stepping inside the seamless world of Bebò Objects at Stockholm Creative Edition 2022

Design Wanted

Breathing timelessness and quality into products, newly launched lifestyle Swedish brand by Mattias Karlsson and Adam Jismark – Bebò Objects sustainably connects the worlds of indoor-outdoor […].