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Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

Inside Retail

Online travel booking company Trivago has been ordered to pay $44.7 million in penalties by the Australian Federal Court for misleading consumers over hotel prices.

How restructuring your business can help it to recover

Retail Focus

Helping your business to overcome a rocky patch may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is possible, and there are a lot of ways to start turning things around.

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Global digital sales fall for first time in nine years, Salesforce quarterly Shopping Index finds

Retail Times

International tech firm Salesforce has today released its latest quarterly Shopping Index covering Q1 of 2022, which reveals how after several quarters of consecutive growth in online shopping, a combination of inflation (up 12% in March), supply chain issues and economic insecurity have caught up with consumers’ purchasing power.

VMSD’s Renovation Competition Deadline Today


Today, Friday, April 22 , is the deadline for VMSD ‘s annual Retail Renovation Competition.

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Singapore sneaker reseller Ox Street to launch in Australia, NZ

Inside Retail

Singapore-based online sneaker resale marketplace Ox Street is launching a trans-Tasman expansion, opening an e-commerce store in Australia. Australia is a perfect fit for the community we want to build in the long-term,” said Gijs Verheijke, founder and CEO at Ox Street. “We

How the pandemic was a catalyst for ‘New Retail’ design

Retail Focus

A creative shift in retail design isn’t a new, post-Covid development. Serious changes were happening before the pandemic, which kicked the creativity and the need to stay relevant, up a gear.

Costa Coffee to trial new recyclable fibre lids ahead of possible UK-wide roll out

Retail Times

Costa Coffee, the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, has today announced the launch of new trial of 100% fibre lids. Made from renewable plant-based material, the lids are 100% recyclable and will be available at 150 Costa Coffee stores across the UK, until stocks last.

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Harvey Nichols Hong Kong launches world-first NFT retail space

Inside Retail

Harvey Nichols has introduced the world’s first blue-chip non-fungible tokens (NFT) retail concept space located inside a luxury department store dubbed ‘HN NFT Vault’ at the retailer’s Pacific Place store in Hong Kong.

GRIDSERVE opens new Electric Forecourt® in Norwich

Retail Focus

GRIDSERVE , the tech-enabled sustainable business that runs the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway – one of the UK’s leading electric charging networks, today opens a new state-of-the-art Compact Electric Forecourt® in Norwich.


Retail Design Blog

The whole space is structured by an oval. Students learn in this oval room and build up relationship. Lake blue. branding education school

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New Zealand Manufacturer More Profitable in 18 Months with ERP

Global Shop

Heat Treatments Ltd provides manufacturing, grinding, and machining services in an ISO9001-certified machine shop. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Heat Treatments provides a reliable one-stop sourcing solution for manufacturers needing specialized engineered parts.

David Jones launches clothing resale program

Inside Retail

Department store David Jones has launched a re-sale clothing initiative called Reloop in partnership with fashion rental company GlamCorner. The service works by allowing customers to opt-in to ‘re-commerce’ their purchases at a later date on the website.

Harrods opens fourth standalone beauty store in Bristol

Retail Focus

Harrods has opened H beauty Bristol, the brand’s fourth standalone beauty store in the UK, this time located in The Mall, Cribbs Causeway. The 25,300 sq.ft.

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On flagship store

Retail Design Blog

Following the opening of a flagship store in New York City one-and-a-half years ago, an event we covered in a. store design concrete flooring Exposed ceiling shoes shop sports shop

U.S. Pet Industry Hits Record $123.6 Billion in Sales


STAMFORD, CT – The American Pet Products Association announced that the industry reached $123.6 billion in sales in 2021, the highest level in history. It was the second consecutive record-setting year for the industry, with continued growth expected for 2022, according to a press release.

Lush launches a 24-hour vending machine

Inside Retail

Cosmetic brand Lush has opened its first 24-hour vending machine, located in Coal Drop’s Yard at King’s Cross in London. . Lush said it aims to provide customers with a distinctive retail experience by allowing them to purchase its products at any time of the day. .

Multi-dimensional, story-telling design for South Korea’s largest, luxury department store

Retail Focus

A strong addition to South Korea’s new generation of luxury, retail destinations opened its doors at the end of 2021 to high acclaim.

GRIDSERVE opens new Electric Forecourt in Norwich, transforming EV charging in the area

Retail Times

GRIDSERVE, the tech-enabled sustainable business that runs the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway - one of the UK’s leading electric charging networks, today opens a new state-of-the-art Compact Electric Forecourt in Norwich.

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Control Bar in Zhangzhou

Retail Design Blog

Breaking the traditional definition of COCKTAIL & WHISKY BAR, the project reflects the rough, avant-garde, and fearless aesthetics derived from. hotels & restaurants bar

PAS Group, Brand Collective to merge into $600m retail powerhouse

Inside Retail

Apparel and footwear retail companies Brand Collective and PAS Group are to merge, creating Australia’s third-largest fashion retail group.

Queensgate in full swing with 2.5m Puttstars regional debut

Retail Focus

Puttstars, the innovative indoor mini-golf brand operated by the Hollywood Bowl Group, has selected Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough for a regional debut location, set to open later this year. .

Seventeen per cent of retailers try to hide their return policy in the depths of their website, survey shows

Retail Times

Retailers are bleeding money from e-commerce returns, an estimated £5.2 billion a year on average, but they could be bridging the gap by actually lengthening returns policies and returning money back faster to attract more business. Data Time Research returns Sendcloud


Irn-Bru takes another step to becoming more environmentally friendly

Talking Retail

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr is introducing 100% recycled plastic for all its 500ml bottles of Irn-Bru and Rubicon. The recyclable packs will be available from the end of April, with the rest of the Irn-Bru and Rubicon range due to change by the end of this year. The move is a part of a wider.


Redbubble sales fall despite Covid boosting online shopping

Inside Retail

Online marketplace Redbubble says its sales fell by 16 per cent in the third quarter, despite a high level of returning customers who first engaged with the brand during Covid lockdowns.

Akeneo’s PIM solution gives builders merchant, Bradfords, the tools for commerce success

Retail Focus

Builders’ merchant, Bradfords Building Supplies , has transformed the way it merchandises its products online using a solution from Akeneo, the global leader in product experience management (PXM) and product information management (PIM).

Renovation Competition Deadline Approaching


The deadline for VMSD ‘s annual Retail Renovation Competition is this Friday, April 22.

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Brightpearl Launches ‘Growth Hacking’ Podcast For Online Retailers 

Retail Minded

Bristol, UK, and Austin, Texas-based tech firm, Brighpearl , is launching its first podcast, the ‘ Lightning 50 E-Commerce Growth Hacking ’ show, on Thursday, 21st April 2022.

Retail leasing market stabilises as Covid impact wanes

Inside Retail

As domestic and international travel resumes and operating conditions normalise, Australia’s retail-leasing market is projected to see stable growth after recording steady trading during the first quarter of this year, according to Colliers. .

Freelance Construction: a beginners guide

Retail Focus

Those that are good with their hands may have thought about starting their own freelance construction or repair business and this could be a fantastic way to earn.

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First look: new British Library exhibition explores five centuries of breaking news


A new exhibition at the British Library puts the spotlight on the news – who makes it, what makes something newsworthy, and the increasingly contentious issue of truth and trust in the media.

Rattan Lighting Is a Popular Choice in Interior Design

Mindful Design

In the last years, the increased interest in natural and sustainable materials in the interior design world has made rattan lighting become an appealing choice.

Behind the scenes of Baby Bunting’s long-awaited digital transformation

Inside Retail

There’s a saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. While this may not be the exact phrase Baby Bunting would use to describe its recent digital transformation, it is an apt one, given the ambitious project grew out of a major tech failure.

What Printing Method Is Right for Your Clothing Business?

Retail Focus

Getting the creativity of your mind on a piece of fabric is an art all in itself. However, finding out the right printing method is crucial for the best results. A number of techniques exist for fabric printing, however, the most common method for T-shirts is Screen printing.

Common Self-Service Kiosk Questions

Frank Mayer

Editor’s Note : This blog post has been recently updated to reflect the most current industry news. Self-service kiosks continue to rise in popularity as a powerful tool benefitting businesses and their customer experience strategies.

The Return-To-Office Is Both Divergent And Divisive. What Does That Mean For Design?

All Work

Throughout the pandemic, our collective yearning for the return to a pre-pandemic “normalcy” has only ever seemed to drift further from our grasp. Now, work is hybrid and flexible, which brings a mix of hospitality-rich amenities and broadcast studio capabilities to the workplace.

AirRobe leads Earth Day pledge to save 1 million garments from landfills

Inside Retail

To mark Earth Day, fashion start-up AirRobe has committed to eliminating 1 million items of clothing from landfills by next year.

Curated Makers Market look to host Manchester’s newest showcase of Independent and Creative Businesses

Retail Focus

Curated Makers hosted their first Curated Makers Market on the 19th and 20th of March, showcasing eleven independent local businesses and their handmade products to the shoppers of Trinity Leeds.

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