November, 2021

Grill’d marketing deemed “extremely inappropriate”

Inside Retail

A recent advertisement made by burger chain Grill’d has been slammed by the Ad Standards board for suggesting sexual violence to its audience, after it showcased a Ronald McDonald-like clown seemingly exposing himself to children in an alley.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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Sugary snacks for babies should not be labelled ‘healthy’, says pressure group

Talking Retail

Some snacks for babies and toddlers that are marketed as ‘healthy’ contain too much sugar, according to a health watchdog’s survey. Action on Sugar – which is based in Queen Mary College at the University of London – says that some snacks contain two teaspoons of sugar per serving.

How To Prepare For Small Business Saturday Nov 27

Retail Doc

Small businesses have survived the judgment made about them as “non-essential” and now there is a groundswell of support for them this Small Business Saturday that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Small Business Saturday shop small

Wilko wipes out 2,500 tonnes of plastic

Retail Times

Demonstrating its ambition to be a better, responsible retailer, wilko was the first UK retailer to announce that its wipes would be plastic free and manufactured using a renewable plant fibre from a sustainable source.

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Brain Food: Change Doesn’t Care if You’re Uncomfortable

VMS

8:15am: I can hear them in the distance. There is a growing sense of agitation you can feel in the air. It starts low with a simple call joined by others until a cacophony breaks through the morning mist. It sounds like they are readying themselves for take-off. It won’t be long now.

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Black Friday sales grew 34 per cent in 2021: Shopify

Inside Retail

Black Friday was a successful endeavour for many Australian businesses, according to data from Shopify which found that, over the course of last Friday, local sales grew 34 per cent on the firm’s records from last year.

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Boursin unveils plant-based cheese alternative

Talking Retail

Boursin has launched a plant-based alternative for its Garlic & Herbs cheese. Boursin Plant-Based Garlic & Herbs will be available from February 2022 in a 130g resealable format, retailing at £3. The launch will be supported by in-store and online activity.

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How To Determine If Your Employee Scheduling Is Too Lean

Retail Doc

Almost every retailer looks at employee scheduling as their most expensive operating cost. Employee Management store operations employee scheduling

Waitrose farm to be test hub for all future farming innovation as it aspires to be net zero by 2035

Retail Times

The Waitrose farm on the Leckford Estate will be a test bed for farming innovation over the next 15 years and will be critical in helping Waitrose play its part in helping to tackle climate change. Retail News Retailer News Waitrose

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Meta to Open Physical Stores

VMS

Meta, the retailer formerly known as Facebook, is considering opening its first retail stores, reports The New York Times. The stores will showcase metaverse exploration devices like virtual reality headsets and video teleconferencing devices that can be used through the Facebook app.

AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

Retail Focus

Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

Spar Scotland pledges £26,000 to green charities during COP26

Talking Retail

Spar Scotland has this week launched a project to donate £26,000 to environmental schemes chosen by their customers during the COP26 Glasgow climate change conference. The effort will run until 12 November and involve the Scottish retail group contributing £1000 each to 26 different green groups.

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Workspace Design Show: How Can We Design Better Workspaces?

All Work

The Workspace Design Show in London is the UK’s only exhibition to focus solely on workspace design. Allwork.Space attended a discussion on how to design better coworking spaces featuring design experts from The Office Group, Oktra, and Co-Space.

Co-op unveils new multi-million-pound Carbon Innovation Fund

Retail Times

Co-op has announced it will be committing over £11 million in the next three years to help community environmental causes, social enterprises, charities and groups, both in the UK and abroad. Retail News Co-op

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The RealReal to Open Santa Monica Location

VMS

Online luxury resale retailerThe RealReal has signed a lease for a 2200-square-foot space in Santa Monica, Calif., reports Globe St.com. The retailer already operates stores in Orange County and West Hollywood. The new store, located at 26th St.

LVMH ups support for Sephora Australia as losses mount

Inside Retail

Beauty firm Sephora struggled through another difficult year and may have difficulties trading as a going concern, according to a report in AFR. The report, which cites Sephora Australia’s accounts filed with ASIC this week, states the makeup retailer’s losses hit $7.87

EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

Co-op links up with Unilever to trial refillable packaging

Talking Retail

The Co-op has linked up with manufacturing giant Unilever to launch two trials of refillable packaging, to find out how consumers will respond. The trial will test two refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’ and include some of Unilever’s best-known brands.

Virgil Abloh, a Great Influential Figure in the Artistic World, Passes Away at 41

Arch Daily

Why it works: when the fitting room becomes your home – giving customers convenience, comfort and independence

Retail Times

French lingerie brand Etam is using digital ID technology from Avery Dennison Smartrac to make every item ‘digital’ so customers can try lingerie at home, avoid queues in store and get video content to learn more about the sustainable origins of the products they love.

Crocs, thredUp Team Up for Sustainability

VMS

Footwear brand Crocs (Oakland, Calif.) and online reseller thredUp (Broomfield, Co.) have partnered to create the Clean Out program based on thredUp’s Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) platform.

Spend your Christmas time well with this game-changing e-commerce platform

Inside Retail

Throughout 2021, Covid-19 looked like the Grinch that might steal Christmas from families and business owners alike. Now, with most state borders open, the festive season is full of opportunity. The latest ANZ card-spending data shows there’s a renewed appetite for household spending.

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Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

Coca-Cola kicks off festive season with on-pack competition

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is launching an on-pack competition to kick-off its Christmas countdown. The “Win a meal, give a meal” competition is offering shoppers the chance to win e-vouchers from Love2Shop, which can be used at supermarkets and restaurant chains.

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Six Ways To Improve Retail Branding Digitally

Retail Minded

The inventions of new technologies and the internet have impacted all walks of human life. For instance, it allowed consumers to shop online and have their goods delivered to their doorsteps within no time. So, today, doing shopping online is the most convenient way for most consumers. .

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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New Purple Mattress Showroom Conveys Comfort

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Project Suppliers. DESIGN. Purple , Lehi, Utah. FIXTURES. Felbro Displays , Los Angeles. DAWN TO DUSK.

Retail media – the future of personalisation in a privacy-conscious world

Inside Retail

If your brand isn’t rethinking data consent and tracking, now is the time to act. We know that privacy laws in Australia are under the microscope and expected to continue tightening in 2022 (and beyond).

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.

Nisa staff encouraged to use wellbeing support from charity

Talking Retail

Nisa staff are being encouraged to make good use of services offered by GroceryAid, the long established charity which offers wellbeing support to those in the grocery business. Nisa is now helping its independent retailers to let staff know about the range of resources on offer.

How Design Can Create A More Compassionate Return To The Office

All Work

Business leaders are once again delaying their return-to-office date, with some pushing back to 2022. Design plays a key part in creating a safer workplace, and using a third party process can help alleviate concerns over workplace wellness.

Drytac boosts market leading ViziPrint portfolio with ViziPrint Deco +

Drytac

Drytac ViziPrint Deco + features a special ink-receptive topcoat for greater adhesion of inks; now certified for use on HP Latex 300/500/700/800 Printer Series running HP Latex Inks.

Macy’s Announces Wage Increase, Education Benefit Program

VMS

Macy’s (New York) announced it plans to raise its minimum pay to $15 an hour by May 2022, Bloomberg reports.

Harvey Norman profit tumbles 35 per cent from pandemic high

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has been hit by falling sales and depreciating exchange rates, with global sales falling 8.8 per cent during the period between July and November, and unaudited gross profit falling 35.5 per cent between July and October, compared to the same periods of last year.

Key considerations for flooring options in retail spaces

Retail Focus

In the fluctuating world of retail and the exponential rise of e-commerce, accelerated by lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, the future of bricks and mortar retail spaces has come into question. However, the sentiment in the sector is that physical stores are far from dead. .