July, 2022

Apple Brompton Road celebrates creativity with vibrant design and events featuring local artists

Retail Focus

Apple Brompton Road, Apple’s newest store in London, opens Thursday, July 28, in the city’s bustling Knightsbridge neighbourhood.

Modibodi acquired by Swedish multinational Essity for $140 million

Inside Retail

Australian leakproof apparel pioneer Modibodi has been bought by Swedish hygiene and health company Essity in a deal worth $140 million. .

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1/3 Of US Retailers Are 8 weeks Away From Going Bust Due To Supply Chain Issues

Retail Minded

They’re Really Doing It

Robinson Meyer

Every few years, American politics astonishes you. Yesterday was one of those days. In the late afternoon, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he had reached a compromise with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over President Joe Biden’s long-ailing legislative agenda.

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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.

Trust in UK food and supermarkets falling as cost of living bites

Retail Times

New research from YouGov commissioned by Red Tractor and YouGov has revealed a significant drop in consumer trust across almost all British institutions, with food and energy seeing the biggest deterioration since 2021. Data Time Research Retail News Retailer News Red Tractor

Usdaw calls for retail crime to be taken seriously

Talking Retail

Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw said it is deeply concerned by today’s (21 July) police recorded crime statistics showing that in the 12 months to March 2022 there was a 21% increase in shoplifting over the previous year.

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Bankrupt beauty: Lessons from Revlon’s supply chain failures

Inside Retail

After a period of instability and supply chain challenges, Revlon recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. For the 90-year-old beauty giant, the filing represents a final lifeline, as it attempts to rectify debt with creditors by borrowing over $370million.

Neocon 2022 Explored Biophilic Office Design, But What Is It?

All Work

This year’s NeoCon explores many themes within the office setting, namely biophilia. . Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase human connection to the natural environment .

Evereve Shoppers Greeted by Warm In-Store Environment

VMS

P OST-LOCKDOWN, THE EVER-LOYAL Evereve’s (Edina, Minn.) mostly-moms customer base is roaring back inside its 100-plus units. Now in expansion and remodel mode, shoppers will find larger, refreshed Evereve stores stocked with curated looks and staffed with personal stylists.

Maximizing the marketing value of the store

Mike Anthony

As e-commerce sales eat into physical retail numbers, questions about the viability of offline retail abound. Is this ‘Retail Armageddon’? No – but it is a significant shock to the retail ecosystem. A shock that has implications for retailers and brands alike.

Yorkshire Tea launches ‘proper’ Sir Patrick Stewart advert

Talking Retail

Yorkshire Tea has launched the latest in its line of ‘Where Everything’s Done Proper’ adverts starring one of the county’s best-loved exports, Sir Patrick Stewart.

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Selfridges launches new destinations to supercharge sex and sleep wellbeing

Retail Focus

This summer, Selfridges launches new destinations to help customers optimise wellbeing, including a dedicated Corner Shop that focuses on improving and enhancing sex and sleep. .

Rising sales are hiding retailers’ anguish, says ARA chief

Inside Retail

Retail spending across Australia is up – but there is a catch, warns Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra. Releasing the latest monthly Mastercard SpendingPulse data this morning, that covers June, Zahra says consumer spending continued its strong trajectory, rising 11.1

Nearly nine in 10 business leaders view the metaverse and Web 3.0 as essential to success

Retail Times

Eighty five per cent of eCommerce, marketing and IT business leaders say that cutting-edge technology like the metaverse (85%) and Web 3.0 (87%) 87%) will be essential to their businesses in the next two years, helping to unlock new revenue streams and future-proof their companies.

Amazon Makes 3rd Biggest Acquisition in Company History

VMS

Amazon (Seattle) is acquiring One Medical (San Francisco), the tech-powered, human-centric primary care organization, according to a company press release. This is reportedly the company’s third largest acquisition in company history.

The Room Where It Happens Matters: The Best Conference Room Designs To Help Your Hybrid Team Succeed

All Work

Today’s workers need conference rooms to fit their changing needs, spaces that are useful for both those in the office and those working remotely. NeoCon 2022, a commercial interior design convention, shared some ways meeting rooms are beginning to evolve, and why it’s important.

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Delamere Dairy goats milk gets greener packaging

Talking Retail

Delamere Dairy is relaunching its goats milk in the SIG combidome format. A relatively new concept to the UK, it combines 75% paperboard made from renewable raw material wood, from trees harvested in FSC-certified forests.

Alexander McQueen opens newest boutique in Amsterdam’s golden mile

Retail Focus

P.C.Hooftstraat, Amsterdam‘s golden mile of luxury shopping, sees a welcome new addition with the opening of Alexander McQueen‘s newest boutique.

Ikea Australia lets customers buy second-life products

Inside Retail

Ikea Australia has launched an online platform allowing customers to browse and reserve second-life Ikea furniture and homeware products.

Tropic’s first Tube campaign introduces British beauty brand to Londoners

Retail Times

Tropic’s first tube campaign introduces the British beauty brand with a new ‘Nice To Meet You’ tube campaign marking the start of the beauty brand’s strategy to share its products with a broader audience. health and beauty Product Time Retail News Tropic

Macy’s Continues Market by Macy’s, Backstage Expansions

VMS

Macy’s (New York) has announced its plans to open four off-mall, small-format stores this fall. The locations will each feature Market by Macy’s – one will also feature Macy’s Backstage, marking the first time the two concepts have shared a space. “As

Boots becomes first UK community pharmacy to use drones for prescription delivery

E Delevry

Boots has become the first community pharmacy in the UK to transport prescription-only medicines by uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. .

Nisa’s new freezer deal offers savings on family favourites

Talking Retail

Nisa’s new freezer deal has arrived and offers consumers a cool saving of more than £7.75 off the RRP. Comprising six family-favourite lines from two big brands, Birds Eye and Walls, the deal is aimed at busy families looking for easy to prepare, affordable meals this summer.

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RivingtonHark appoint Lunson Mitchenall on Victoria Leeds

Retail Focus

Lunson Mitchenall, the UK’s leading specialist retail and leisure agent, has been appointed by RivingtonHark as leasing agents on Victoria Leeds.

Red Rooster adds EV charging to its menu

Inside Retail

Eco-conscious chicken lovers can now charge their electric vehicles (EVs ) as they dine thanks to a partnership between Red Rooster and Evie, a company formed in 2017 to build a convenient and dependable EV charging network.

At-home coffee to savour: say hello to CafePod’s new additions

Retail Times

Chai latte, caramel macchiato, mochaccinos; the UK loves flavour in their coffee. Now, independent coffee brand CafePod are bringing the flavoured coffee experience to your home, expanding their Nespresso® compatible pod range with three new delicious blends.

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Best Buy Opens Small-Format, Digital-First Store

VMS

Best Buy (Richfield, Minn.) has opened its first small-format store, with a “digital-first” shopping experience, according to a company press release. The store, which debuted July 26 in Monroe, N.C.,

PFS partners with Vimaan to launch drone technology for real-time inventory tracking

E Delevry

Ecommerce fulfilment provider PFS has partnered with technology provider Vimaan to launch autonomous flying warehouse drones that offer automated inventory tracking for its clients.

Florette turns to TV Plant Geek

Talking Retail

Florette, the No1 brand in the UK’s leafy prepared salads market has announced a partnership with gardening influencer and TV presenter, Michael Perry – better known as Mr Plant Geek.

The new flagship of Moët & Chandon: Europe´s most glamorous Champagne Bar at Harrods London

Retail Focus

Champagne maker Moët & Chandon opened its first permanent space in Europe within the Harrods beauty halls in London on 7th July 2022.

Meet rising star of the week: Kate Stansberry, beauty buyer, David Jones

Inside Retail

We recently launched our first Rising Stars of Retail report in the May issue of Inside Retail Australia’s quarterly magazine, a special feature highlighting some of the great under-the-radar talent in the industry from a wide range of departments.

Accolade Wines partners with XXII Commonwealth Games

Retail Times

Accolade Wines has announced it is the official wine supplier for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games kicking off on the 28th of July. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Wine Accolade Wines

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Bastard Burgers Plans U.S. Expansion

VMS

Bastard Burgers (Luleå, Sweden) has announced its plans to continue expanding across New York and the U.S., according to Nation’s Restaurant News. The brand opened its first store in New York this past February in a co-located space with The Bronx Brewery, set at 3000 square feet.

Visvim General Store

Retail Design Blog

Cult streetwear brand Visvim, headed by designer Hiroki Nakamura, first nestled with a standalone store in Tokyo‘s laid-back hipster neighbourhood. store design concrete floor fashion store garden

UK convenience retail market set to return to turnover growth this year

Talking Retail

According to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2022, the UK convenience market is forecast to reach a value of £45.2bn in 2022, growth of +3.2% versus 2021.

The Creative Retail Awards and Save The High Street partner to promote the importance of store design and display in independent retail

Retail Focus

The Creative Retail Awards and Save The High Street have formed a partnership to promote the importance of design and display in independent retail, with Save The High Street becoming sponsor of the Best Independent Store category at the 2022 Creative Retail Awards.