September, 2021

Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

Inside Retail

The backlash toward leather-good brand Hermès has sparked protests around the world from affiliates of PETA after footage emerged last week of the “barbaric” conditions of its crocodile farm suppliers.

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist 2021

Retail Focus

After an exciting process of reviewing a record amount of entries, the shortlist for the third Creative Retail Awards has been revealed. The Awards recognise and reward innovation and excellence in retail design and experience from around the world.


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Home deliveries hit £1m in less than two years for Scottish retailer

Talking Retail

A One Stop franchisee in Scotland has hit £1m worth of sales through Snappy Shopper in less than two years. Adeil Hussain went through the £1m mark in just 20 months at his store in Airbles, Motherwell. Hussain has racked up over 19,660 orders and 800 customers.


New Trends in Restaurant Design Cater to Diners’ Needs


D URING THIS TIME of industry disruption, restaurants have continually proven themselves resilient, adapting interiors and pivoting to novel service offerings to keep afloat. But where does the sector go from here?

Candy Kittens welcomes vegan gummy range Gourmies to growing squad of sweets

Retail Times

Cult confectionery brand, Candy Kittens is today announcing a new gummy range - Gourmies.

Inviting Nature Into The Workplace

All Work

Spending time in nature is good for us. One study tied spending at least 120 minutes per week in nature to good health and wellbeing.

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Inside Retail

Retailers have 11 billion reasons to look forward to this Christmas period, according to the Australian Retailers Association.

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Mondel?z International unveils plastic reduction plans

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is set to roll out new packaging for its Cadbury Dairy Milk brand, made from 30% recycled plastic.

M&M’s New Flagship in the Mall of America Was Made for Brand Fans


N O OTHER CANDY BRAND represents the joy and color of American culture quite like M&M’s. A sweet store staple since 1941, the irresistible candy is now among the most recognizable chocolate brands in the world.

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In my opinion: FMCG prices are going to keep on rising. It’s time for supply change

Retail Times

By Justin Floyd, CEO of RedCloud. Comment In my opinion Opinion Time RedCloud


When Retailers Mistake Their Most Important Asset As A Cost

Retail Doc

For years we’ve heard that employee expenses are driving retail profit margins down; as a result, labor hours were cut. Customer Service Retail Sales Training retail employee

Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris co-creates purpose-led private equity firm

Inside Retail

Kate Morris has co-founded a new private equity firm in an effort to knock down the walls she faced as a female founder raising capital for Adore Beauty. The new venture, Glow Capital Partners, aims to help purpose-led founders make a positive impact through business, according to Morris. “My

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Immersive Queen store opens on Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

In celebration of five decades in music, one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen, will feature in a dedicated experiential pop-up shop at 57 Carnaby Street that opens tomorrow, Tuesday 28th September.

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Formula 1 engineering helps improve convenience store fridges

Talking Retail

Southern Co-op is installing motor-racing technology to help cut the loss of cold air from the fridges in its stores, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The regional co-operative is putting the technology in 96 stores and using it to reduce cold air being lost into the aisles.


Macy’s Goes to Court to Block Amazon Billboard


New York-based department store Macy’s has filed a lawsuit to prevent Amazon (Seattle) from using the billboard on top of its Herald Square location, reports CNBC. Macy’s claims that ads from its online competitor would cause “immeasurable” damage to its business.

Superdrug announces exclusive launch of four new black owned brands

Retail Times

This August, Superdrug is pleased to be welcoming four new black founded haircare brands to it’s exclusive haircare offering, instore and online – Nylahs Naturals, Afrocenchix, Mielle Organics and Flora & Curl, available only at Superdrug. Retail News Retailer News Superdrug


3 Retail Operations Headaches You Can Avoid


The retail and hospitality business is hard enough, there are headaches you can do without because…you can. Sometimes, a little planning is all it takes. In this post, we’ll have a look at 3 common headaches of retail operations and how to avoid them. Let’s dive in.

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Most Australians still see ‘shopping’ as in-store, not online: Shopify

Inside Retail

Almost half of Australian shoppers now use online search and websites to discover new brands, and one in ten do so through social media, according to a new report by Shopify.

Crep Collection Club & Vanilla make bricks and mortar debuts at Bluewater

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced the launch of two new retail concepts at Bluewater in Kent.

Retail Industry Awards 2021: winners revealed

Talking Retail

The winners of the 2021 Retail Industry Awards were announced last night at a face-to-face awards dinner in the City of London. Big winners on the night included Nisa, which took home the trophy for Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year.


First Public Lands Concept to Open


Dick’s Sporting Goods (Coraopolis, Penn.) will celebrate the grand opening of its first Public Lands store in in Cranberry Township, near Pittsburgh, Penn., on Sept. 24, according to a press release.

Amazon Career Day 2021 – more than one million people applied for a job at Amazon globally

Retail Times

Amazon has announced that over one million people applied for a job at Amazon globally as part of Career Day 2021 – with around 30,000 people applying in the UK. The virtual event attracted job seekers from around 40 European countries.


The Benefits Of Unassigned Versus Assigned Seating In The Workplace

All Work

The pandemic has re-established unassigned seating’s promising future. John Campbell, from FCA, explores how the unassigned workplace can provide a truly agile work environment.

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Australians ordered 1 billion parcels in 2020

Inside Retail

Australians ordered over 1 billion parcels during 2020, a first for the country, according to the latest Pitney Bowes parcel shipping index.

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Tommy Hilfiger relaunches Berlin flagship

Retail Focus

Located on Kurfürstendamm, in the centre of the city, the Tommy Hilfiger Berlin flagship store has undergone an extensive refurbishment and expansion to include a Tommy’s Coffee and will even include a 40-seat cinema in the near future. Tommy Hilfiger worked with rpa: group to refit the 476 sq.m

Blockhead taps into functional trends with new sweets

Talking Retail

Functional chewing gum brand Blockhead has launched strawberry prebiotic sweets, in a move designed to “energise” sales of gum and sugar confectionery.

Tech by design: The Long-Awaited Adoption of e-paper at Retail


If you are reading this on an e-reader like a Kindle, then you’re literally immersed in the topic of this article: e-paper tech.

The Flava People launches ‘Guinness Cooking Paste’ in Tesco

Retail Times

The Flava People has teamed up with drinks company Diageo to launch ‘Guinness Cooking Paste’. Ingredients Product Time Guinness Cooking Paste


Simple Halloween Dessert Ideas for the Sugar Enthusiast

Mindful Design

While we are self-confessed dessert lovers with great appetites for everything sugar, we are even more passionate about seasonal treats that mix good taste with good looks.

International borders to open in November: PM

Inside Retail

Australia’s international borders are set to open in November, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, though state premiers have already started pushing back. Morrison made the announcement on Friday, noting that the decision was always part of the National Plan.

Why Increased Health and Safety Measures are a Positive Thing for the Construction Industry

Retail Focus

Among those working in the construction and building industry, it’s a common occurrence to hear complaints about issues around there being far too much red tape in modern times, which is seen by some as having a very negative effect on how the industry works today.

Nisa’s Expo preview now online

Talking Retail

The 2021 Nisa Retail annual exhibition, which takes place virtually on 28 and 29 September, can be previewed online from today (20 September).

Christmas at Fortnum’s


It’s beginning to look like Christmas, and nobody does Christmas quite like Fortnum’s. This year is no exception. On Monday, Sept. 13, British department store Fortnum & Mason kicked off the festive season with the opening of its Christmas Shop.

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Scratch cooking trend represents huge opportunity for convenience retail, says Tilda

Retail Times

A new study into cooking behaviour has revealed that more people are taking the time to cook their meals from scratch compared to pre-pandemic.

2021 Transforming Retail Awards – winners announced!

Retail Insider

The winners of the Retail Insider ‘Transforming Retail Awards 2021 have been announced during an online ceremony on Zoom – with Patrick Berghaeger from award sponsors Talkdesk unveiling the winning entries.

Mosaic Brands completes $11m EziBuy purchase to fuel online growth

Inside Retail

Fashion group Mosaic Brands has purchased the remaining 49.9 per cent of online retailer EziBuy for what will amount to $11 million.

Arc’teryx opens new London store in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

Arc’teryx Equipment, the global design company specialising in technical high-performance apparel and equipment, continues its retail expansion in Europe with a new London store.