April, 2022

Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

Inside Retail

Online travel booking company Trivago has been ordered to pay $44.7 million in penalties by the Australian Federal Court for misleading consumers over hotel prices.

Bang & Olufsen re-opens Ealing showroom following refurbishment

Retail Focus

Today, 96-year-old Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen has announced the re-opening of its store in Ealing on Bond Street – a bustling high street destination.

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Co-op adds to its support of humanitarian appeal with sale of Ukrainian lager

Retail Times

Today (Monday 11 April), leading convenience retailer Co-op is set to add to its support of the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, by being the first to announce it will stock Ukraine’s much-loved beer brand, Chernigivske, from the end of April. Retail News Retailer News Co-op

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Add an extra dimension to your graphics with clear varnish?

Drytac

Authored by Gareth Newman, Academy Manager at Drytac. Like its lamination cousin, varnishing was previously seen as a process that was only really useful for adding an extra layer of protection to a piece of printed work without impacting the image underneath.

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

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

Fridge Raiders Tasty Bites offers vegetarian options

Talking Retail

Fridge Raiders is to launch a vegetarian version of its Tasty Bites. Made with fava beans, the meat-free Tasty Bites will initially be available in Slow-roasted and Katsu variants. They will be in Sainsbury’s from this week but available to convenience stores from May.

Store Floor Success: Retail Floor Design for the Real World

Instore Design

Theory and practice are two different beasts in retail display design. Sometimes, the fresh ideas we deem revolutionary fall flat when it’s time to actually implement them.

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How restructuring your business can help it to recover

Retail Focus

Helping your business to overcome a rocky patch may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is possible, and there are a lot of ways to start turning things around.

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Nespresso achieves B Corp Certification

Retail Times

Nespresso has today announced its certification as a B Corp.

Drytac rebrands leading Protac AMP solution as SteriTac

Drytac

SteriTac can now be purchased in cut A4 sheet packs online via Amazon, making the film available to the wider consumer marketplace for the first time.

Spar launches a UK-wide £100,000 community grants scheme

Talking Retail

Spar has launched a £100,000 community cashback scheme that will give grants to local charities as well as voluntary and community groups. From today, shoppers from all over the UK can apply for a grant for an organisation or charity they feel deserves funding.

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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

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

Setting Up A Pop-Up Store: 5 Tips To Make It Successful

Retail Minded

Starting a brick-and-mortar business is a very big pursuit. Not only is the risk quite big, but there’s also the capital involved in coming up with your business. To that end, many budding entrepreneurs are finding it convenient and beneficial to do a trial run.

Kogan to enter insurance market with QBE

Inside Retail

Australian e-commerce retailer Kogan has branched into insurance through a new long-term agreement with OBE Insurance. Kogan has a number of subsidiary business divisions under its brand and this new addition will have QBE provide customers with home, motor and CTP insurance under the Kogan label.

How the pandemic was a catalyst for ‘New Retail’ design

Retail Focus

A creative shift in retail design isn’t a new, post-Covid development. Serious changes were happening before the pandemic, which kicked the creativity and the need to stay relevant, up a gear.

Global digital sales fall for first time in nine years, Salesforce quarterly Shopping Index finds

Retail Times

International tech firm Salesforce has today released its latest quarterly Shopping Index covering Q1 of 2022, which reveals how after several quarters of consecutive growth in online shopping, a combination of inflation (up 12% in March), supply chain issues and economic insecurity have caught up with consumers’ purchasing power.

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 to Run a Successful Thrift Store

Compliantia

As consumer demand for sustainability and minimalism continues to grow, secondhand products are back in vogue. The market is expected to grow 11X faster than the retail clothing sector and may reach $77 billion by 2025.

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US milkshake brand F’real introduces new flavours to UK

Talking Retail

The United States milkshake brand F’real is introducing two new flavours to the UK market this summer. Banana and the limited edition Birthday Cake flavour, which is sold in the USA as Cake Batter, will join the brand’s line-up in July.

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Concord

Retail Design Blog

The whole space is structured by an oval. Students learn in this oval room and build up relationship. Lake blue. branding education school

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Priceline Pharmacy launches health insurance

Inside Retail

Priceline Pharmacy has launched a new health insurance offer in partnership with healthcare fund NIB. The health cover includes all areas of private health insurance and provides Priceline perks where applicable.

GRIDSERVE opens new Electric Forecourt® in Norwich

Retail Focus

GRIDSERVE , the tech-enabled sustainable business that runs the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway – one of the UK’s leading electric charging networks, today opens a new state-of-the-art Compact Electric Forecourt® in Norwich.

Kellogg’s reduces salt in Special K cereal range by 20%

Retail Times

Cereal and snacks giant Kellogg’s is today announcing salt in one of its biggest cereal brands - Special K – has been reduced by an average of 20% across the product range. Cereals Product Time Kellogg's

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Computational design experiment for older adult’s footwear

Design Wanted

According to the 2019 Revision of World Population Prospects, by 2050, people aged 65 or above will account for 25% of the population in Europe and […]. The post Computational design experiment for older adult’s footwear appeared first on DesignWanted.

Seabrook renews promotional partnership with Alton Towers and adds Thorpe Park

Talking Retail

Bradford-based crisp maker Seabrook is to continue its four-year partnership with Alton Towers and has extended it to include Thorpe Park resort. The on-pack promotion, launched this month and running until September, gives two-for-one entry to either attraction.

On flagship store

Retail Design Blog

Following the opening of a flagship store in New York City one-and-a-half years ago, an event we covered in a. store design concrete flooring Exposed ceiling shoes shop sports shop

Singapore sneaker reseller Ox Street to launch in Australia, NZ

Inside Retail

Singapore-based online sneaker resale marketplace Ox Street is launching a trans-Tasman expansion, opening an e-commerce store in Australia. Australia is a perfect fit for the community we want to build in the long-term,” said Gijs Verheijke, founder and CEO at Ox Street. “We

The Watches of Switzerland group opens a new Omega Boutique at Meadowhall, Sheffield

Retail Focus

The Watches of Switzerland Group advances on its mono-brand boutique expansion strategy with the opening of its sixth OMEGA boutique, in Sheffield.

Iceland launches three new products from Levi Roots

Retail Times

Dragons Den legend, Levi Roots, has expanded his versatile range to bring the Caribbean sunshine to Iceland and The Food Warehouse with the launch of three new and exclusive products.

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UNDERSTANDING RETAIL THROUGH THE LENS OF GEN Z CONSUMERS

Retail Minded

For the past decade or so, many brands have been faced with the challenge of managing their own digital transformation, while simultaneously scrambling to serve the needs of an increasingly digital savvy, growing millennial audience – generally accepted as the first internet-fixated generation.

Mars Wrigley enters ‘gummy’ market with new Skittles variant

Talking Retail

Mars Wrigley is branching into the well-established ‘gummy’ category for the first time in the UK, with the Skittles innovation Squishy Cloudz. Available in two flavours, Fruits and Crazy Sours, Squishy Cloudz combines gummy and marshmallow with the same fruity flavours as Skittles.

The spice by Studio INTU

Retail Design Blog

The story of “The spice” begins 13 years ago. It started with spices and expanded the products variety with time. store design commercial spaces food store interior architect store displays

Facebook-owner Meta to open first physical store in metaverse bet

Inside Retail

Meta Platforms is set to open its first physical store where shoppers can try out and buy virtual reality headsets and other gadgets as the company plots a course to take its highly touted metaverse mainstream.

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What not to miss at Retail Technology Show, 26 & 27 April, London Olympia

Retail Focus

After 1095 days, the world of retail finally reunites at London’s Olympia tomorrow for the Retail Technology Show (26-27 April).

Costa Coffee to trial new recyclable fibre lids ahead of possible UK-wide roll out

Retail Times

Costa Coffee, the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, has today announced the launch of new trial of 100% fibre lids. Made from renewable plant-based material, the lids are 100% recyclable and will be available at 150 Costa Coffee stores across the UK, until stocks last.

Sustainable Fashion: All welcome at the resale party

Retail Insider

Welcome to the latest column within our broader sustainability section, which focuses on what fashion retailing is doing to address the issues in its industry. This month’s column highlights just how much is going on in the resale sector right now.

Strongbow’s purple goat sells cider, but not as you know it

Talking Retail

Heineken has launched a £12m marketing campaign for its new low-calorie cider, Strongbow Ultra Dark Fruit. The 95-calorie cider started being supplied to convenience stores in March and is being boosted by a “drink the GOAT” marketing effort, which uses a purple goat as its main symbol.