June, 2022

Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK. H beauty Gateshead is opening at 9am in the Metrocentre on the 14 th June. .

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Samsung Australia fined $14 million over false water-resistance claims

Inside Retail

Australia’s competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of $14 million over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones.


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In my opinion: what retailers really want from their technology providers

Retail Times

What retailers really want from their technology providers is often overshadowed in the media and at events by the futurology or exciting but peripheral innovation. Time to focus on the basics, says Duncan Potter, CMO from Pricer. In my opinion Opinion Time Pricer


Rich’s and Nestlé launch new bake-in-store cookie range

Talking Retail

Three new “coffee-shop-quality” cookies are being launched by sweet baked goods brand Rich’s in collaboration with Nestlé. The range, which is available in a thaw-and-serve format, includes Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Aero Peppermint and Little Rolo.

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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.

Data To Help You Choose The Right ERP Implementation For Your Online SME Business?

Retail Minded

When an SME merchant experiences rapid growth its profit margins might go up – but its back office operations often go into meltdown.

Adidas Files Federal Lawsuit Against Nike


Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) filed a federal lawsuit against Nike (Beaverton, Ore.) last week claiming that Nike infringed on nine of its technology related patents, reports The Verge. The patents are related to Adidas’s adjustable shoe technology, some digital products and apps.

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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

Building a bond with adhesive solutions?


Authored by Glen Fitzgerald, Technical Sales Manager at Drytac. Adhesives are one of the most common and necessary components of many applications across a whole host of markets and industries.

Research shows local shops easing cost of living strain for customers

Talking Retail

New research from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has shown how consumers feel about their local shops and how important they see them in helping manage their money.

Covid, Brexit and stock availability damaging profitability in retail businesses, research shows

Retail Times

A new survey commissioned by OGL Group reveals that Covid, Brexit and supply chain issues are the greatest factors affecting profitability for retail wholesale and distribution businesses in 2022. Data Time Research OGL Group


Regional Grocers Will Merge to Form Ethnic-Focused Supermarket


Apollo Global Management has acquired Cardenas Markets (Ontario, CA), one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the U.S., and will merge it with Tony’s Fresh Market (Itasca, IL), another regional grocer in the firm’s portfolio.

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JD Sports opens new flagship store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre

Retail Focus

This Saturday saw JD Sports , Fashion plc, retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, open the doors to its newest flagship store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The 18,000 sq.

Meta to sell virtual luxury clothes on avatar fashion store

Inside Retail

Facebook owner Meta Platforms is launching a digital clothing store where users can purchase designer outfits for their avatars, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

SPMA store by Atelier Tao+C

Retail Design Blog

Atelier Tao+C converted a former residential space in a historical Shanghai building into a retail space for multi-brand store SPMA. store design brick walls fashion store frames garden timber floor

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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.


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


Five Ways Retailers Can Benefit From Coworking Spaces 

Retail Minded

Many would-be entrepreneurs and startup owners expect to enter the retail industry more efficiently than any other business niche. After all, there are so many possible tangible products to sell. Many retail business ventures hold promising potential, from consumable items to daily necessities.

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FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

Retail Focus

The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors oors and 120,000 square feet, the behemoth space formerly owned by revolutionary draper Owen Owen hosts an expansive fashion offering.

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Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Inside Retail

After 90 years, the famous US cosmetics company Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its debt.

Norrøna Flagship Store Munich

Retail Design Blog

On the 15th June Norrøna opened a Flagship Store on Sendlinger Strasse in Munich. The store is 400 square meters. store design

Toffifee launches special summer pack designs

Talking Retail

Boxed chocolate brand Toffifee has launched four limited edition pack designs for the summer. Rebecca Robert, marketing director, said: “The new limited edition packs are perfect to share with family, friends and loved ones this summer.

Leading period care brand pledges to recover 15,000 KG of plastic from the ocean by 2023

Retail Times

Ahead of plastic free July, sustainable period care brand, TOTM has recovered the equivalent of over 1.67 million plastic tampon applicators from the ocean. health and beauty Product Time TOTM

Do I Need a One or Two-Lane Drive-Thru for My Quick Service Restaurant?

CTM Design

South of the border, we’ve seen some significant changes to the drive-thru concept. Much of this has been in response to increased demand for pickup vs dine-in, as well as third-party delivery.

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Beauty Pie opens ‘Warehouse of Dreams’ pop-up in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

The membership beauty brand is offering shoppers the chance to try the products in real life at their new pop-up concept store. The cosmetics subscription brand will open its doors in Covent Garden, dubbed ‘London’s beauty quarter’, from 30 June to 11 July.

Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-listed Viva China, a major shareholder of Li Ning, is closer to taking control of British shoemaker Clarks after the company’s extraordinary general meeting approved the acquisition plan.

White Rabbit Candy Brand Opens First Flagship


C ONCEPT: A beloved Chinese chewy candy dating to the 1940s has created its first global flagship in Shanghai.

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Vimto launches “fruit peel texture” bottles

Talking Retail

Squash brand Vimto is introducing a new bottle with a fruit peel texture and fresh graphics. The texture is intended to underline the real fruit ingredients in the squash and the newly designed bottles can be widely recycled.

A batch made in heaven – new Nestlé cookies launch in convenience

Retail Times

Baked by Rich’s, the premium sweet baked goods brand, has joined forces with chocolate giant Nestlé Professional to launch three coffee-shop quality new cookie flavours for the convenience channel.

Elevating Training and Onboarding Effectiveness for New Employees


Retailers have long struggled with high attrition rates and the constant burden of hiring and assimilating new employees.

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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Costco to invest $150m in three new Vic stores

Inside Retail

Costco plans to open three new stores in Melbourne and Geelong within the next two years, investing up to $150 million. CEO Patrick Noone told The Australian in an interview that potential sites were identified near Melbourne’s CBD, and at Officer and Geelong.

Four Pillars Laboratory Gin Shop by YSG.STUDIO

Retail Design Blog

Location – The heritage-listed two-storey freestanding brick landmark located on Surry Hills’ gourmet and retail strip was constructed in 1939. hotels & restaurants bar shelves timber

Chews news from Chupa Chups  

Talking Retail

Leading lollipop brand Chupa Chups is launching the “mouth-wateringly moreish” Incredible Chew. The chewy sweet treats will be available in three flavours – green apple, orange, and colaa.

Ireland’s first canned water brand partners with Every Can Counts

Retail Times

Irish canned water brand Well. is partnering with Every Can Counts to support the mission to increase recycling rates across Ireland. Product Time Soft drinks Well


Consumer Sentiment Reaches Record Low


Amid inflation worries and a considerable interest-rate hike from the Fed, consumer sentiment dropped to a new low in the University of Michigan survey which tracks it. The index for June fell to 50, a steep decline from the 58.4 reading that was registered in May.

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.