October, 2021

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

Inside Retail

Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

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Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

With less than 60 days to Christmas Day, Selfridges unveils its Christmas of Dreams theme through iconic window displays and a new campaign.

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Nisa re-launches community awards for retailers

Talking Retail

Nisa’s charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL) has re-launched its community champion awards for retailers. The awards recognise two different stores each month – one over and one under 3,000 sq ft – with a £250 donation to a local good cause.

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Soho Street Cocktails gains exclusive distribution listing with Vindependents

Retail Times

Up and coming ready-to-drink premium cocktail brand, Soho Street Cocktails, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Vindependents. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Soho Street Cocktails

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France Creates Legislation to Protect Its Book Industry from Amazon

VMS

The French government has introduced new legislation that could impose a minimum shipping fee for new books in a move to protect its book industry from Amazon (Seattle) and the online behemoth’s shipping discounts, according to Reuters.

10 Ways To Maximize Wellbeing And Productivity Through Workplace Design

All Work

Neuro-architecture explores how art, color, lighting, and design can have a positive impact on our mood, productivity, and overall health. Our physiological state has a huge impact on our health, so the spaces that we spend our time in should be healthy for our mental wellbeing.

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2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

Inside Retail

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Zahra, with spending down 0.8 per cent in September compared to last year.

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Nisa and Co-op help retailers to know their own wines

Talking Retail

A group of independent retailers were among those enjoying a virtual wine tasting with Nisa and the Co-op this week, as the group showcased its leading bottles. The tasting allowed retailers to quiz buyers and suppliers of the wines, helping them to pass on advice to customers.

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Asda opens UK’s largest refill store in York

Retail Times

Asda has raised the bar for sustainable shopping after opening the largest refill store in the country at Monk’s Cross in York. Retail News Retailer News asda

Starbucks to Raise Wages for U.S. Baristas

VMS

Starbucks (Seattle) announced plans to raise wages for its U.S. baristas to $15 an hour by summer 2022, CNBC reports. The company is also planning to add recruiters across its U.S. markets as well as offer $200 bonuses for referrals.

Gold Accents in Melbourne Upscale Bakery

Mindful Design

Gold accents have always been used in interior design to suggest luxury and sophistication. A bakery in Melbourne proves that such touches are not necessarily restricted to traditional designs.

Coles’ latest power agreement locks in 2025 renewable energy goal

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles has finalised its plan to power its sites by 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of FY25, signing the last power purchase agreement needed to meet the target earlier this week.

Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

Retail Focus

Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

Chilli deal, warm profits

Talking Retail

Nisa is offering retailers a deal on chilli con carne this Autumn to help boost sales. The new £5 deal includes all the ingredients shoppers will need to cook the dish; Co-op minced beef, onions, kidney beans and chopped tomatoes.

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Julian Charles’s children’s bedding range raises money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Retail Times

Julian Charles home furnishings has launched a new children’s bedding collection to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, including a range named in memory of the daughter of its finance director. Retail News Retailer News Julian Charles

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for Amazon’s Breakup

VMS

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for the breakup of Amazon (Seattle) after Reuters discovered the company created knock-off products and manipulated product searches in India, The Hill reports.

The Next Workplace To Bring People Together

All Work

People’s return to the office has been slow when compared to other activities like sports games, concerts, and going out to bars.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

Nespresso launches new UK boutique concept

Retail Focus

Nespresso has debuted its new experiential boutique concept in the UK at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Rustlers moves into ‘meat mimicking’

Talking Retail

Rustlers is set to launch a “meat mimicking” burger to “tap into the booming plant-based market”. Rustlers Meatless Maverick will be available from November in One Stop stores and the Booker Group, retailing at £2.

Kite Packaging has top tips on preparing your packaging for peak

Retail Times

Supply chain pressures combined with the overarching volatility within commerce currently has created an almost desperate attitude toward preparing for peak. The unconventional Christmas of 2020 only compounds this.

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PHOTOS: Retail Design Pros Converge on Denver for IRDC 2021

VMS

The post PHOTOS: Retail Design Pros Converge on Denver for IRDC 2021 appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Photo Gallery featured

Personality Test: Driver, Expressive, Analytical or Amiable?

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Kate Morris’ new private equity firm will be 50 per cent women. Here’s why

Inside Retail

Last week, Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris and former Quadrant Growth Fund managing partner Justin Ryan announced their new venture: Glow Capital Partners. The private equity firm is looking to invest between $20 and $50 million in later-stage, values-led growth companies.

Tower London launches new store on Camden High Street

Retail Focus

Tower London have launched their new store on the iconic Camden High Street. The first physical iteration of their recent rebrand, and the largest of 5 London-based Tower locations.

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Fruit Shoot transitions to clear bottles

Talking Retail

Britvic is rolling out new clear bottles for its Fruit Shoot brand, made from 100% recycled plastic.

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Jollyes pet stores seeks 150 animal lovers to kickstart retail careers

Retail Times

Jollyes, the Pet People, is offering animal lovers a dream opportunity as it recruits 150 young people to work in its stores. Retail News Retailer News Jollyes

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JCPenney Names Marc Rosen CEO

VMS

JCPenney (Lewisville, TX) has appointed Marc Rosen its new CEO, effective Nov. 1, the retailer announced. Rosen brings more than 25 years of retail and e-commerce experience to the role, most recently serving as executive vice president and president of Levi Strauss Americas.

Unique Cafe Design Adopts Greenhouse Concept

Mindful Design

Drivers on one of the busiest highway in Guatemala City are teased by the solid-red facade of a building that raises above the others, and by the “flying” cars seemingly colliding with the imposing structure.

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

Inside Retail

Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

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How To Take Your Retail Business To The Next Level

Retail Focus

Are you looking to take your retail business to the next level? It has been a tough period for those in the retail sector, but the ones that have survived during the pandemic will be feeling bullish and now want to take steps to take their business to the next level.

Ipro targets convenience sector with wellness partnership

Talking Retail

Wellness drinks range Ipro has kicked off a six-year partnership with community fitness group Parkrun.

The Isle of Raasay Distillery launches festive Sherry-Finished Whisky

Retail Times

The Isle of Raasay Distillery, famously known for its unique and beautiful island location and tight-knit community off Scotland’s west coast, is launching a festive Sherry-Finished Whisky.

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Retailers Pledge Zero-Emissions Shipping by 2040

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Retailers Amazon, Ikea and Zara are among nine multinational companies that have committed to transport all of their cargo in zero-emission ships by 2040, reports The Financial Times. Shipping is reportedly responsible for 1.7

How to Upsell in Retail: Get Employees to Do It Effectively

Retail Doc

When it comes to the easiest sales technique you can use to grow your average sale, there is nothing that works better than a product upsell.

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Retail is back, but have your customers changed?

Inside Retail

Retailers around Australia are looking again to a brighter future. With New South Wales-based retailers opening their doors to shoppers and Victorian businesses set to follow, the Australian economy is being prised back open just in time for a busy holiday trading period.

ZARA launches at One New Change

Retail Focus

Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.