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Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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LVMH ups support for Sephora Australia as losses mount

Inside Retail

Beauty firm Sephora struggled through another difficult year and may have difficulties trading as a going concern, according to a report in AFR. The report, which cites Sephora Australia’s accounts filed with ASIC this week, states the makeup retailer’s losses hit $7.87

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Sugary snacks for babies should not be labelled ‘healthy’, says pressure group

Talking Retail

Some snacks for babies and toddlers that are marketed as ‘healthy’ contain too much sugar, according to a health watchdog’s survey. Action on Sugar – which is based in Queen Mary College at the University of London – says that some snacks contain two teaspoons of sugar per serving.

How Design Can Create A More Compassionate Return To The Office

All Work

Business leaders are once again delaying their return-to-office date, with some pushing back to 2022. Design plays a key part in creating a safer workplace, and using a third party process can help alleviate concerns over workplace wellness.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

Retail Focus

Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

Officeworks, Ikea, Kmart join campaign to bring retail emission to net-zero

Inside Retail

Led by the Australian Retailers Association and the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, a number of retailers have joined a UN-backed campaign in a ‘Race to Zero’.

Fruittella expands Summer Fruits range

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) has added a blackberry flavour to its Summer Fruits sticks and sharing bags lines. The Summer Fruits range includes strawberry, orange, lemon and new blackberry flavoured sweets and is available now in stick and Favourites multi-pack formats.

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EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

Why Australia’s ‘great resignation’ is a myth: The Conversation

Inside Retail

In the wake of a jump in the proportion of workers quitting jobs in the United States – dubbed the “Great Resignation” – Australia’s media has been warning of a surge in resignations here.

Rising energy prices a headache for both retailers and their customers

Talking Retail

Consumers are just as worried as retailers about increasing energy prices, according to a Post Office poll. The survey found that two thirds of Post Office customers (65%) describe themselves as “extremely” or “very” concerned about rising fuel prices.

Waitrose farm to be test hub for all future farming innovation as it aspires to be net zero by 2035

Retail Times

The Waitrose farm on the Leckford Estate will be a test bed for farming innovation over the next 15 years and will be critical in helping Waitrose play its part in helping to tackle climate change. Retail News Retailer News Waitrose

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Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world

Inside Retail

There are implications for the advertising industry as it navigates new data privacy and compliance rules: Reliance on third-party cookies has been estimated to lead to a 36-per-cent decrease in measured and reported ROAS.

Dettol makes sustainable changes to wipes portfolio

Talking Retail

Dettol is updating its disinfection wipes portfolio to be biodegradable, in a move designed to “provide more sustainable choices for consumers”. The range is rolling out now, including Dettol’s Surface Cleansing, Multi-Purpose, Floor, Big & Strong and Kitchen & Bathroom wipes.

Pacsun Opens ‘Pacsun Kids’

VMS

Pacsun (Los Angeles) opened a Pacsun Kids store at the Mall of America (Minneapolis) November 4, according to a press release. The location is attached to its existing adult location already located in the mall.

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.

ARA: Aussies tipped to spend $5.4 billion over Cyber weekend

Inside Retail

Australians are tipped to spend $5.4 billion in stores and online over the upcoming Cyber weekend period, according to the ARA and Roy Morgan.

Fatherson Bakery gears up for Christmas with festive bakes

Talking Retail

Fatherson Bakery is expanding its Christmas portfolio with four new festive products.

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Inspire Brands Unveils Atlanta Ghost Kitchen

VMS

Inspire Brands (Sandy Springs, Ga.) has officially debuted a ghost kitchen in Atlanta that features five of the company’s fast-food brands, CNBC reports. Brands include Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s, Sonic, Jimmy John’s and Rusty Taco.

Fashion retailer Modivo creates first fully automated physical shopping experience

Retail Focus

European fashion retailer and Creative Retail Awards winner Modivo, has turned to display technology from PPDS to create and open a futuristic new store in Warsaw, combining the benefits of online and physical shopping for a highly unique and transformative customer experience. .

Ikea launching online marketplace for second-hand goods

Inside Retail

Ikea is launching an online marketplace designed to help its customers buy and sell used furniture, the business confirmed to The Australian.

Bloo launches perfume-inspired toilet blocks

Talking Retail

Toilet hygiene brand Bloo is set to launch two toilet rim gel blocks with perfume-inspired fragrances. The Bloo Brilliant Gel range retails at £2.90

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More than Just the Christmas Tree – Fun Holiday Business Decor

Mindful Design

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s not too soon to start thinking about how to prepare your business for the joyful winter celebrations.

Sainsbury’s opens new flagship store in Colwick

Retail Focus

Sainburys opened their new Colwick store today, the first of three supermarkets Sainsbury’s will open in the run-up to Christmas. The flagship 53,000 sq.

Your Food Collective gains $1.4m in funding to power expansion plans

Inside Retail

Online grocery platform Your Food Collective has received $1.4 million from public and private investors through Equitise, and plans to grow its Sydney and Newcastle-focused service nationwide.

Bisto and Sharwood’s frozen range bolstered by new launches and recipes

Talking Retail

Pilgrim’s Food Masters has updated its Bisto and Sharwood’s frozen ready meals ranges, including new product launches and packaging. The Bisto portfolio now includes four new meat-free products, including meat-free Cottage Pie, Spaghetti Bolognese, Lasagne and Chicken Hotpot.

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Brits could save £1bn by planning Christmas gift shopping and avoiding the last minute rush, says Clearpay

Retail Times

Clearpay, a leader in “Buy Now, Pay Later” payments known as Afterpay outside the UK and Europe, is encouraging Brits to get organised this festive season.

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Tessuti to open global flagship at Liverpool One

Retail Focus

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has announced that curated designer retailer, Tessuti, is to upsize at Liverpool ONE. The brand’s commitment to relocate to Paradise Street in a new global flagship is a significant vote of confidence in Liverpool ONE.

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Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone

Inside Retail

Kiwi fashion label Rodd & Gunn has introduced ‘The Lodge Bar’, its first experiential retail concession, at Myer Chadstone. .

Swizzels reinvents Love Hearts sweets

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Swizzels has launched a stick version of its Love Hearts sweets. Love Hearts Candy Sticks are available now and retail at 35p per roll.

In-Store Experiences Transcend Customer Service

VMS

W HILE THERE ARE MANY retail philosophies that remain timeless and revered, the industry must never be restrained by history or the relentless changing of the calendar.

Anand Jewels is an effortless hybrid between traditional roots and contemporary design

Retail Focus

The expression of Indian heritage has inextricably found its roots embedded in the treasure trove of craftsmanship and artisanal detailing. A torchbearer of values across generations, jewellery in the subcontinent epitomises gestures of love and heirloom that are painstakingly passed on over decades.

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Kmart expands doll line up to include Guide Dog Handlers

Inside Retail

Kmart is updating its toy line-up to include a new doll – a Guide Dog Handler doll, designed with advice from Guide Dogs Australia.

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Greek and Mediterranean fine food producer, Odysea, launches collection of hampers

Retail Times

With Christmas on the horizon, Odysea have launched a collection of glorious hampers, each showcasing a unique selection of Greek and Mediterranean products.

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Fall Back, Spring Ahead

VMS

While there are many retail philosophies that remain timeless and revered, the industry must never be restrained by history or the relentless changing of the calendar.

KitchenAid launches’ Making the everyday, colourful’ pop-up at Bluewater

Retail Focus

‘Making the everyday, colourful’ is a retail experience that brings the colourful side of KitchenAid to life in a physical environment and is a play on their ‘Making Moments Unforgettable’ campaign.

Supply headaches force retailers to move manufacturing out of Asia

Inside Retail

Major clothing and shoe companies are moving production to countries closer to their US and European stores, smarting from a resurgence in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Vietnam and China that slowed or shut down production for several weeks earlier this year.