January, 2022

Fashion for people with disabilities celebrated at Australian Fashion Week

Inside Retail

For the first time ever, a runway show for people with disabilities will feature at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in May. .

Aldi opens first checkout-free supermarket

Retail Focus

Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay.

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3 Trends That Will Positively Impact Retail in 2022

VMS

T ALK ABOUT A triple-whammy: during 2021, the pandemic continued to play a major role in daily life; massive snags in the supply chain caused shortages in a variety of goods; and inflation surged to levels not seen since the 1970s.

Here are 4 Sustainable Office Design Trends To Embrace In 2022

All Work

A growing number of developers, architects and interior designers are embracing sustainable alternatives in an effort to curb climate change. Reducing waste in the workspace design sector is a trending topic right now.

Nisa goes ahead with new Jisp vouchering system after successful trial

Talking Retail

Nisa is to offer all its retailers Jisp’s augmented reality (AR) vouchering system, Scan & Save, after a successful pilot scheme. The trial for the cutting edge system involved 82,116 scans, 40,001 taps and 32,895 redemptions on Scan & Save branded AR vouchers from September to December.

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Amazing Spaces: Ideas for Designing Engaging Retail Stores

ArchDaily

Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

Inside Retail

Retail spending rose 5.8 per cent in November compared to the same period of 2020, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday, while online spend, driven by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rose 22.8 per cent.

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Cutting edge augmented technology potential in business

Retail Times

Long promised in the land of science fiction, augmented reality technologies are now finally entering the mainstream. Though their primary uses are often touted in gaming and medicine, almost any business could see significant advantages through the integration of this new tech.

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24 Dos and Don'ts of Customer Service by Personality Style

Retail Doc

Personality styles have fascinated salespeople since the Greeks first identified them as the Four Temperaments.

Lucozade expands stimulant range with original flavour

Talking Retail

Lucozade is adding its Lucozade Original flavour to its Alert range, following £1m generated in less than two months within the convenience sector. Lucozade Alert Original will be available from February in 500ml plain and price-marked cans.

Belmont University Student Receives Kevin Roche Scholarship

VMS

After two years apart, the PAVE community of retail design luminaires, distinguished professors, and up-and-coming student designers reconnected in person and virtually on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 for a day of learning, recognition, and celebration all in the name of supporting the next generation of design leaders.

Christmas retail sales dip behind Black Friday boom

Inside Retail

Retail turnover fell 4.4 per cent in December last year according to the Retail Trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

Surface Design Show preview 2022

Retail Focus

Surface Design Show 2022 presents an exciting combination of education, engagement and entertainment at one of the first industry events to fully return to a face-to-face format this year.

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JD.com launches robotic dhops “ochama” in the Netherlands

Retail Times

JD.com, a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, today opened two robotic shops by the new brand name “ochama” in the Netherlands, with more locations to follow soon.

Understanding the true value of mounting adhesives

Drytac

Authored by Jerry Hill, Vice President of Sales, Drytac.

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Hardy’s kicks off the new year with £3m TV campaign

Talking Retail

Wine brand Hardys is set to launch a TV campaign in partnership with ITV. The “Certainty” campaign will return to TV in March, supported by in-store activity, digital advertising and social media content.

Chicago Burberry Robbed Twice in One Week

VMS

The Burberry flagship on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue was hit by burglars yesterday for the second time this week, reports ABC 7 Chicago.

Australia Post delivers 52 million parcels over Christmas period

Inside Retail

Australia Post managed to deliver 52 million parcels through December last year despite high parcel volumes all through October and November.

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EuroCIS 2022 in Düsseldorf will be postponed

Retail Focus

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and especially the rapid spread of the Omikron variant also have an impact on EuroCIS 2022 , which will now be postponed to May 31 to June 02, 2022.

Retail Sales Tips - 5 Lies Customers Tell And How To Sell Around Them

Retail Doc

Lies customers tell. They're rarely talked about. Maybe some shoppers feel salespeople can’t be trusted. But retailers are often faced with selling to customers who tell white lies to avoid purchasing expensive items. Retail Sales Training selling tips

More food to be sold past best before date through Southern Co-op stores

Retail Times

Nearly 100 more convenience stores across the south of England will be selling selected products past their ‘best before' date as it relates to quality, not the safety of the product. Retail News Retailer News Southern Co-op

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Walkers celebrates Britain’s love for crisps

Talking Retail

Walkers is launching a campaign to “celebrate the nation’s love and appreciation for the famous range of crisps”. The “Britain’s Most Loved Crisps” campaign includes a multi-million pound TV advert and digital advertising.

Rihanna Launching Savage x Fenty Brick-and-Mortar Stores

VMS

Singer Rihanna has announced the launch of five brick-and-mortar stores in 2022 for her Savage x Fenty brand, according to Harper’s Bazaar. Locations will be situated in Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Australia Post names new retail divisional chief

Inside Retail

Former McDonald’s Australia CEO Catriona Noble has been named as the head of Australia Post’s retail business. Noble, who most recently headed the retail division of ANZ Bank, takes up the Australia Post role of executive GM, retail, reporting to group CEO and MD Paul Graham.

Hermès reopens its store in Pacific Place Mall, revealing a unique, spacious design and reaffirming its history with Hong Kong

Retail Focus

Hermès has reopened the doors of the newly renovated store in Pacific Place mall, Hong Kong. A cherished location for the house since it opened in 1991.

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New Store Merchandising Ideas to See in 2022 in New York [Pics]

Retail Doc

If you’re visiting New York City soon, don’t miss these retail stores doing it right. visual merchandising displays how to display

Perfect Corp. continues expansion of AI and AR fashion tech innovations with AR watch virtual try-on

Retail Times

Perfect Corp., the leading artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) beauty and fashion tech solutions provider today announced the release of the new AR Watch Virtual Try-On powered by the latest proprietary AgileHandTM technology. Perfect Corp.’s

Football prizes on offer from Cadbury

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is bringing back its Cadbury FC promotion, offering shoppers the chance to win football-themed prizes.

Hy-Vee to Deploy Armed Security Officers

VMS

Grocer Hy-Vee (West Des Moines, Iowa) will deploy armed “retail security officers to protect the safety of both Hy-Vee customers and employees,” reports The Times Republican. Officers will complete a program created by Hy-Vee retail security along with law enforcement.

76 per cent of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

Inside Retail

Three quarters of retailers are currently impacted by worker isolations, according to a survey by the Australian Retailers’ Association, and half rank ‘staff shortages’ as the biggest issue they are facing currently ahead of supply chain issues.

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Demand for Glass Moveable Walls Soars

Retail Focus

Glass moveable walls are today’s ‘en vogue’ method of creating light, airy, flexible space with specifications from architects and interior designers at an all-time high.

Brighten the Room with Light Wood Floors

Elmwood Timber

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular materials for homes and businesses. Filled with character and interest, a hardwood floor is the ideal flooring type to bring warmth and natural wood into a home of business.

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Candy Kittens announces fully vegan range as brand reveals new Eton Mess formula

Retail Times

Candy Kittens is delighted to announce that its hugely popular product range is now fully vegan. This has always been an ambition for the brand, which considers sustainability to be a top priority, whilst keen to not jeopardise flavour or quality.

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Ben & Jerry’s whips up new ice-cream range

Talking Retail

Ben & Jerry’s is rolling out a whipped ice-cream Sundae range. The range retails at £5.49 and includes: Cookie Vermont-ster: Sweet cream ice cream with chocolate chip cookies and chocolatey cookie swirls.

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Farfetch to Acquire Violet Grey

VMS

Online luxury retailer Farfetch (London) will purchase beauty retailer Violet Grey, according to Reuters. The move expands Farfetch’s reach into the cosmetics business.

Aussie firm launches augmented reality app for beverages

Inside Retail

Aussie consumer tech firm Immertia has launched an augmented reality app for breweries to promote their beverage products to their customers using customers’ handheld devices. The app, known as “Swigr”, is activated when shoppers scan a label with their phone.

CallisonRTKL releases its Retail 2022 Forecast

Retail Focus

Global architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL has released its Forecast 2022 report – looking at the accelerators, disruptors, and constants shaping the built retail environment in the year to come. “It’s It’s all about the Anti-Narrative Narrative,” predicts CallisonRTKL.