July, 2021

Levi’s Tees and Jeans X Lucky Fox

Retail Focus

The Levi’s® store in Bromley is the first in a line of branches to have a shift in design and strategy, in collaboration with Lucky Fox , as the brand hits a new direction.

Wesfarmers makes $687 million bid at picking up Priceline

Inside Retail

Retail conglomerate Wesfarmers has made a $687 million bid at buying up Priceline’s parent company Australian Pharmaceutical Industries – an offer which will net API’s shareholders a 21 per cent premium.

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Retail Industry Awards 2021 shortlist: top independent stores revealed

Talking Retail

The shortlist of independent finalists in the 2021 Retail Industry Awards has been unveiled. Judging for the awards was completed last week, with dozens of retailers and industry experts scrutinising hundreds of top-quality entries to come up with the ‘best of the best’ in the independent sector.

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General Mills expands its enhanced shared parental leave and other benefits

Retail Times

General Mills, the global food company, today announces changes to its UK and Ireland employee benefits plan designed to support families facing life-changing events such as childbirth, adoption and pregnancy loss. Manufacturer news General Mills

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IRDC 2021: Developing the Next Generation of Retail Experience Designers

VMS

Breakout Session: RED is the New Black: Developing the Next Generation of Retail Experience Design Talent. Experience may be the best teacher in retail design—but what if design students could fast-track some of those learnings to truly hit the ground running? Now you can help make it happen.

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Is Retail Dead in 2021?

Retail Doc

Is retail dead? No, but brands must prioritize connection over transaction. Customer Service Luxury Retail Nordstrom Ralph Lauren

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Bally Unveils A New London Flagship on Regent Street, Celebrating its 170-Year Heritage

Retail Focus

Bally’s new London flagship on 106-112 Regent Street is located on the city centre’s famous thoroughfare and housed in a historic Regency building.

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Entries open for Raj Aggarwal trophy to reward outstanding community retailers

Talking Retail

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is encouraging retailers to submit entries for a new trophy marking the legacy of independent retailer Raj Aggarwal. Aggarwal, who owned stores in Wigston, Leicester and Hackenthorpe near Sheffield died aged 51 last year after contracting coronavirus.

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Empathy In Practice: How Design Can Enable Much Needed Change

All Work

A group of designers took to the virtual stage with NeoCon to explore the role of design in today’s rapidly changing world. Design plays a powerful role in creating solutions for many of the social and environmental issues we find ourselves collectively facing in the 21st Century.

Bed Bath & Beyond Extends Curbside Pickup Hours

VMS

Bed Bath & Beyond (Union, N.J.) has extended its curbside pickup service hours to allow customers to pick up purchases at any store before it opens for business, according to a press release. Beginning today, shoppers can pick up purchases made online beginning at 8 a.m.

6 Ways To Combat Shoplifting, Employee Theft, and 5-Finger Discounts

Retail Doc

Shoplifting and employee theft are on the rise; they make up what retailers call "shrink.". Shrink/Loss employee theft shoplifting

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Chaumet New Bond Street bridges British elegance and Parisian distinction

Retail Focus

Situated in the heart of London’s luxury shopping district, the Chaumet boutique on New Bond Street reopens its doors this Spring.

Retail leaders met with Government today to help speed up vaccinations

Inside Retail

Business leaders around the country met with treasurer Josh Frydenberg today in the hopes of helping to get Australia’s vaccine rollout moving at a faster pace.

New Nisa website nearly trebles approaches from prospective retailers

Talking Retail

Nisa says that a website launched a year ago to boost interest from prospective new retailers has proved a great success. The site, nisalocally.co.uk , came online last July and aims to show retailers what Nisa can offer their franchisees.

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Co-op launches Europe’s most extensive collection scheme for plastic bags, crisp packets and food wrappings

Retail Times

Co-op has today (Friday, 9 July) announced the launch of Europe’s most extensive in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags and product wrapping.

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“Fanciest Mall in America” Takes E-Commerce to New Level

VMS

Bal Harbour Shops, a luxury shopping center in suburban Miami that has been called the “fanciest mall in America,” has launched an e-commerce platform that allows shoppers to buy products directly from its stores, Forbes writes.

What To Do When Your Retail Customer Service Fails Miserably

Retail Doc

It’s been said that a brand is a promise of an emotional payoff of a purchase. retail customer service, training for retail customer service

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NBA and Fanatics open first NBA store in the UK

Retail Focus

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Fanatics, today announced the opening of the first NBA Store in the UK, located at 14-16 Foubert’s Place in London’s well-known pedestrian shopping area Carnaby, Soho.

BREAKING NEWS: Oroton announces new CEO, David Kesby steps down

Inside Retail

Luxury accessories brand Oroton has just announced the appointment of new CEO, Jenny Child, who is taking over from David Kesby.

Crime fighting measures must help shopworkers, says ACS

Talking Retail

The government’s latest plan to cut crime must result in “real action” for shopworkers, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The “Beating Crime” plan, published by the government this week, recognises that shops have become vulnerable to criminals.

Hillarys launches “It’s coming home” blind

Retail Times

As England progress through the Euro’s tournament, blind manufacturer www.Hillarys.co.uk have designed a blind to mark the occasion if England win. Retail News Retailer News Hillarys

Dollar General Unveils First Shop-in-Shop Stores

VMS

Dollar General has opened its first two DG Market/pOpshelf combined stores in the Nashville, Tenn., area, according to a press release.

5 Cash Flow Tips For Retailers In August

Retail Doc

Whether you call it your bankroll, your finances, or how much money you have in your pocket, cash flow is its movement in and out of your business. Financials cash flow

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Bvlgari unveils serpenti pop-up at Harrods

Retail Focus

Bvlgari has revealed the summer Serpenti Maestria pop-up boutique at Harrods.

SA trading restrictions prompt calls for “national consistency”

Inside Retail

The devastating delta strain of the Covid-19 virus has caused a third state to enter a form of lockdown, with South Australian Premier Steve Marshall announcing new restrictions on Monday evening – alongside an extension to Victoria’s initial five-day lockdown – prompting calls for a nationally consistent approach when it comes to restrictions.

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Changes made during Covid outbreak help forecourt store boost takings by 75%

Talking Retail

A Nisa Local forecourt retailer in Yorkshire has made changes during the Covid lockdown that have led to a 75% increase in sales.

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3 Reasons Digital Marketing Matters To Your Retail Business

Retail Minded

Whether your business is engaged purely online or accepts transactions through physical stores, it needs to be digitally present. For you to stay ahead of the game, you must keep up with digital innovations and apply up-to-date marketing strategies.

She’s Creating a First-of-Its-Kind Masters in Retail Design Program

VMS

Jennifer Schlueter. All the World’s a Stage. You’re starting a dynamic new first-of-its-kind curriculum – Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design – at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). We want students to focus on the future of retail, but not only in an academic way.

Retailers, Take These 9 Actions In Summer For Successful Winter Holiday Sales

Retail Doc

Christmas in July.or August. We’ve all heard the phrase but planning for successful holidays is more important. Retail Holiday Sales Retail Attract customers

Why Amazon’s New “Just Walk Out” Supermarkets Will Change Everything. Forever

Retail Focus

Everyone has something to say about Amazon. Yet one thing always rises above the critiques: They’ve been ruthlessly customer focused. If it doesn’t benefit the consumer, they won’t do it.

Retail groups call on customers to follow health orders, curb abuse

Inside Retail

With Sydney’s retail industry re-entering a much harder lockdown following a number of infectious cases making their way through stores, infecting more people in the process, five industry groups have united to call for understanding and patience from the community.

PepsiCo launches juicy retailer competition

Talking Retail

PepsiCo has launched a retailer competition to win cash prizes, in a move designed to “maximise the chilled fruit juice and smoothies opportunity”.

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Roadchef chooses EDGEPoS for its Spar stores

Retail Times

Roadchef, one of the country’s leading motorway service area providers, has chosen EDGEPoS from Henderson Technology for nine of its Spar store sites. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News Roadchef

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Wegmans to Open Manhattan Location

VMS

Gourmet grocer Wegmans (Rochester, N.Y.) will open an 82,000-square-foot store at 770 Broadway in Manhattan, reports Retail Estate Weekly. “We We are so excited to bring Wegmans to Manhattan.

7 Customer Service Techniques To Increase Sales Right Now

Retail Doc

In the retail world, customer service often matters more than the price tag. When people find the perfect fit, they're usually willing to find a little wiggle room in their budgets. Customer Service

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Harrods’ Hair & Beauty Salon relaunches after a magical makeover

Retail Focus

Harrods is delighted to open the doors to its new Hair and Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor from the 26 th July 2021.

Sydney tightens lockdown as Australia’s COVID-19 cases rise

Inside Retail

The Australian city of Sydney on Saturday ordered a shutdown of building sites, banned non-essential retail and threatened fines for employers who make staff come into the office as new COVID-19 cases kept rising three weeks into a citywide lockdown.

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