May, 2022

Stop interrupting, start inspiring: 3 social commerce trends on the rise

Inside Retail

When Covid hit and physical stores closed, many retailers were left floundering, trying to work out how to maintain their relationships with customers and remain relevant in their hearts and minds. Enter the acceleration of social commerce. The role of social media is changing.

Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced the opening of leading international Inditex clothing brand, Bershka, at Liverpool ONE, marking its regional debut. Spanning 8,000 sq ft on South John Street, the space houses the brand’s three main lines; Bershka, BSK and Man, as well as a number of exclusive ranges.

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Coca-Cola introduces bottles with attached caps to reduce waste

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola is introducing attached caps to its recyclable plastic bottles in an effort to make sure fewer caps get left behind.

Peloton Sees a Larger than Expected Sales Decline

VMS

Peloton (New York) recently unveiled its latest quarterly losses, which were wider than expected, according to CNBC. In the three-month period ending March 31, the loss per share rate was $2.27 versus $0.83 as predicted by Wall Street; revenue dropped from $1.26 billion a year earlier to $964.3

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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.

Surefire strategies for SEO success for retail brands

Retail Times

A lot has changed across the retail landscape in the last few years. The popularity of e-commerce soared in the last decade, and big brands and retailers embraced it as early adopters.

Jo Mercer, Bondi by Studio Gray-Scale

Retail Design Blog

Jo Mercer, one of Australia’s leading shoe brands, launched its new concept store at Bondi Junction. Designed by Studio Gray-Scale, fashion & design architecture clothing shoes commercial space fashion interior interior design

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The King’s Road welcomes Seraphina for long standing seasonal pop-up residencey

Retail Focus

Sloane Stanley has announced the return of luxury retailer, Seraphina, to 340 King’s Road, marking the twelfth year running the brand has selected this space to show its collection of timeless, Indian-inspired apparel and homeware. .

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.

New Self-Checkout Tech Doesn’t Need Barcodes

VMS

An upstart tech company is scaling its self-checkout technology, which is able to scan multiple items in mere seconds, Forbes writes. Mukul Dhankar and Abhinai Srivastava are the braintrust behind Mashgin (Palo Alto, CA), whose touchless self-checkout kiosks are powered by AI and don’t need barcodes.

Jollyes ties-up with Stroke Association for launch of new store

Retail Times

Jollyes, the nationwide pet retailer, today announced a unique tie-up with the Stroke Association in Scotland that will celebrate the calming role pets play people’s lives. Retail News Retailer News Jollyes

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Profit from Drytac’s pattern coating science

Drytac

Authored by Phil Webster, Head of Industrial Sales, EMEA at Drytac. Adhesives are absolutely critical to the success of applications across a range of sectors.

ARA predicts $8.8bn mid-year spending spree as retailers quit excess stock

Inside Retail

Australian consumers are set to spend $8.8 billion during the coming months as mid-year seasonal sales ramp up and excess stock is sold. The Australian Retail Association (ARA) forecasts 52 per cent of consumers shopping mid-season sales will be doing so online. Around 6.2

Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

Retail Focus

Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

Mentos and Fanta combine for new chewy sweet

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Mentos and soft drink Fanta are making a new chewy sweet, the Mentos Fanta. The sweet will be launched this summer as a limited edition and will be sold in 50 countries.

Go Global, Janie and Jack Acquire Brums Milano

VMS

Go Global Retail (Los Angeles) announced its acquisition of children’s fashion brand Brums Milano (Milan), according to a company press release.

60% of UK consumers order groceries online, with 16% doing most of their food shopping via the internet, Spryker finds

Retail Times

Spryker, the fastest-growing enterprise digital commerce platform for B2B, B2C, Enterprise Marketplaces and Unified Commerce, has today launched its UK Online Grocery Report 2022.

Hill Country Wine Cave by Clayton Korte

Retail Design Blog

Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave serves as a destination along a. store design bar wine cellar wine shop

How to scale your e-commerce business

Inside Retail

Congratulations! So, you’ve managed to launch a successful e-commerce business. Now what? At EIZ, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. And that doesn’t just come from designing and developing technology solutions for the industry.

Public web data is the key to a free and open market

Retail Focus

Let’s say you want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s — undoubtedly the most recognizable Jordans of all time. What do you do first? . Chances are you answered: type “Jordan 1” in search. Correct? . By Itamar Abramovich, Director of Data Products, Bright Data .

Some HFSS rules to be delayed by one year, government announces

Talking Retail

Today’s decision by the government to delay some of the planned restrictions on promoting foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) will pile more costs on cash-strapped consumers while causing chaos and confusion for local shops, warns the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

eBay Opening Store for ‘Sneakerheads’

VMS

eBay (San Jose, Calif.) is opening a store made for sneakerheads during Memorial Day weekend, according to a company press release. The store is called “Wear ‘Em Out Store,” as it encourages customers to embrace their new shoes by wearing them right out of the store.

Clarins analyses Met Office data to reveal the UK cities where residents are most at risk of skin ageing from the sun

Retail Times

In new research conducted by the Clarins Beauty Daily team, Chichester residents are most at risk of skin ageing from UV rays.

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Bananain concept store by Some Thoughts Spatial Design and Research Office

Retail Design Blog

The Bananain Concept Store Hangzhou’s grey-scale interior offers its own rendition of immersion, evading the traditional experiential retail space. store design beams columns fashion store

Australian Fashion Council unveils trademark for Aussie apparel

Inside Retail

Australian fashion companies can now apply to use a special trademark certifying their products are locally created.

Dreaming of Opening a Shop? Here’s How

Retail Focus

Many people today aspire to have extra income. Some people choose to open a retail shop, which could be the start of something bigger later. While retailers in the UK still face many challenges, there are plenty of opportunities for those who wish to start small.

McColl’s sale to Morrisons confirmed as jobs and pensions are secured

Talking Retail

Morrisons has been confirmed as the new owner of McColl’s after beating off a challenge from the billionaire Issa brothers, owners of Asda. The sale is good news for staff at the convenience store chain because their jobs and pensions have been taken on by the new owner.

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14-Foot-High Ceiling Presents a Unique Challenge for Designers of Billy Reid’s New Store

VMS

M OST OF THE TIME, high ceilings are a good thing … but when you’re trying to create a comfortable, intimate shopping experience within a modern, new-build shell, 14-foot-high ceilings can have drawbacks.

ZAG Drinks appoints chair of newly formed advisory board

Retail Times

ZAG Drinks, a pioneering alcohol-free brand, has appointed John Nicolson as chair of its newly formed advisory board.

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Fendi pop-up store

Retail Design Blog

As one of the Mediterranean‘s most glamorous holiday destinations, Mykonos is firmly on the radar of luxury brands, and such, store design bamboo fashion store pop-up store raffia

Stockland launches incubator program for retail startups

Inside Retail

Stockland has launched an incubator initiative it calls S Connect Starter aimed at assisting small businesses to grow and gain exposure and experience in its shopping centres.

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Renewed retail offering for Liverpool ONE as Kick Game signs and Kenji upsizes

Retail Focus

Grosvenor today announces new retail activity at Liverpool ONE, where luxury footwear brand Kick Game has signed for a 3,500 sq ft unit on South John Street. Kick Game will join Kenji, the Japanese-inspired homeware and stationary retailer, which is upsizing its store by 40%.

Mrs Crimble’s to use TikTok to sell more cakes

Talking Retail

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has started a marketing campaign on TikTok. The brand is using the social media platform for an interactive rap challenge designed to entice a new generation to buy its cakes.

Party City Reports Sales Increase, Looks to Remodel Some Stores

VMS

Party City (Rockaway, N.J.) recently reported a sales increase in the second quarter of 2021 by 1.4 percent, bringing total net sales to $443 million, according to a company press release. Its comparable store sales increased by 2.1 percent compared to a year earlier.

Ecoegg expands into Sainsbury’s and Tesco with four SKUs and announces its first advertising campaign

Retail Times

coegg, has further expanded into bricks and mortar retail with both Tesco and Sainsbury’s now stocking the ecoegg Laundry Egg’s and refills.

Cun FF Fang Fei l Exercise and leave blank for life – Hercules Fitness World Store

Retail Design Blog

Hercules (Greek: ???????, s) is a legendary Greek hero and the immortal half-god with extraordinary strength, courage, wisdom, and skill. office & healthcare interior architect interior architecture interior design Interiors sports shop wellness & fitness

Coles launches plastic bags made from marine waste

Inside Retail

Coles supermarkets will roll out plastic bags made with 20 per cent marine waste and 80 per cent recycled plastic in stores across the country. The Marine Reusable Shopping Bag is made from recovered plastics from inland and ocean-feeding waterways, mainly in Malaysia.