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AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

Key considerations for flooring options in retail spaces

Retail Focus

In the fluctuating world of retail and the exponential rise of e-commerce, accelerated by lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, the future of bricks and mortar retail spaces has come into question. However, the sentiment in the sector is that physical stores are far from dead. .

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar to launch for Easter 2022

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is to launch a cinnamon crunch flavoured Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar for the run-up to Easter 2022. The new 110g bar will be available in cases of 18 at an RRP of £1.40. A Mondel?z

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How To Determine If Your Employee Scheduling Is Too Lean

Retail Doc

Almost every retailer looks at employee scheduling as their most expensive operating cost. Employee Management store operations employee scheduling

Why it’s a good idea to offer payment plans to your business customers

Inside Retail

Payment flexibility has been commonplace in B2C transactions for many years, and now, emerging payment technology is making this possible for B2B trade.

Freshly Cosmetics announces launch of its first flagship beauty store in the UK

Retail Focus

Spanish beauty brand, Freshly Cosmetics , have announced that they will be opening a standalone beauty store this November, situated in the heart of London’s bustling Carnaby Street. .

Ritter Sport gears up for Christmas with Winter Editions range

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Ritter Sport has brought back its Winter Editions range for Christmas 2021. The range includes Caramelised Almonds, Spiced Biscuit and Coconut Macaroons, available in 100g bars from Bestway and Dhamecha, retailing at £1. Each bar also features a new matte film packaging.

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Dyson launches virtual reality store through Oculus

Inside Retail

Dyson has unveiled its first virtual reality store, allowing New Zealanders to experience and test its products from the comfort of their own home – assuming they own an Oculus VR headset.

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Why coffee is good for your offices

Retail Focus

Keeping your employees motivated, engaged and enthusiastic is high on every business owner’s list. But is coffee really so wonderful that it can keep your workplace morale healthy, as well as your energy levels in check?

Scottish government accused of ‘bottling’ decision on drinks deposit scheme

Talking Retail

The NFRN has added its voice to criticism of the Scottish government for delaying the start of the country’s deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers.

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Christmas Trees in Short Supply this Season

VMS

Supply chain issues and challenges around climate change have combined this holiday season to create the perfect storm, and even the iconic Christmas tree – real or artificial – has been affected, reports CNBC.

Accent Group’s sales slipped by $86m before stores reopened

Inside Retail

Significantly impacted trading conditions for the 18 weeks to October 31 have seen Accent Group miss its expectations by $86 million.

Workforce first: why staff wellbeing should be high on the agenda for the retail industry

Retail Focus

As UK retailers gear up to enter what is traditionally their busiest period, they face a very different Christmas this year in an uncertain, post-pandemic climate. .

Accolade Wines supports retailers with POS platform

Talking Retail

Accolade Wines has launched an online point-of-sale platform specifically designed to help independent retailers “capitalise on impulse wine purchases”.

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House of Fraser to Close Oxford Street Flagship

VMS

British department store chain House of Fraser (London) will close its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street in January 2022, reports The Guardian. The retailer is reportedly being forced to move out of the building by its landlord.

M&S joins rental trend, partnering with Hirestreet

Inside Retail

Department-store chain M&S has joined hands with the UK rental platform Hirestreet to venture into the rental sector ahead of the year-end season. .

Low Consumer Confidence in Supply Chains Prompts Early Holiday Shopping, Research from Bright Data Reveals

Retail Focus

Bright Data , the global industry leader in making public web data accessible to all, has today released new research that reveals consumer sentiments around the 2021 holiday shopping season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Workspace Design Show: How Can We Design Better Workspaces?

All Work

The Workspace Design Show in London is the UK’s only exhibition to focus solely on workspace design. Allwork.Space attended a discussion on how to design better coworking spaces featuring design experts from The Office Group, Oktra, and Co-Space.

U.S. Stocks Close Higher on Strong Retail Sales

VMS

stocks closed higher yesterday on news that retail sales increased in October, indicating strong consumer confidence and signaling a healthy holiday season, reports Reuters. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54.77 points, the S&P increased 18.1 points and the Nasdaq Composite rose 120.01

Store closures cost City Chic $1 million a month

Inside Retail

Plus-size fashion firm City Chic Collective saw earnings drop by $1 million a month due to store closures across its network, having lost 37 per cent of its trading days since its full-year results in August.

Gordon’s highlights sustainability pledge with bottle makeover

Talking Retail

Gordon’s Gin is rolling out a new bottle style made from up to 85% recycled glass, in a move designed to make the packaging wildly recyclable by 2030. The updated design also features a Royal Warrant, granted to Tanqueray Gordon & Co as suppliers to the Royal Household.

How We Design Graphics as Part of Business Branding

Mindful Design

One of the services we offer our clients is a Graphic Design Package consistent with each business brand we create. This package is a well-crafted collection of branding and margeting items that translates our clients’ business vision into visual elements.

October Retail Sales Enjoy Holiday Boost

VMS

Retail enjoyed a boost in sales in October as Americans began their holiday shopping early to avoid pandemic-related supply chain issues, reports the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Mosaic Brands signs $59m additional credit to power post-pandemic ‘reset’

Inside Retail

Mosaic Brands has taken on a $59 million credit facility with CommBank, following its $32 million capital raise in October, in an effort to complete a “reset” of the group after a particularly difficult trading period. Year-to-date total sales are down 6.6

Trivento champions premium with TV advert

Talking Retail

Argentinian wine brand Trivento is launching an advertising campaign for its Private Reserve Malbec. The campaign consists of a 20-second advert running until 24 December across catch-up programmes such as Gogglebox, Mare of Easttown and Bancroft.

Anthony Joshua stars in Love Hemp’s first national media campaign

Retail Times

Leading British CBD wellness brand Love Hemp is today launching its first national UK media campaign. health and beauty Product Time Love Hemp

J&J Splits into Two Separate Organizations

VMS

Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.) will separate its pharmaceutical and medical device business from its consumer products division, reports Quartz. The split is expected to be completed in two years.

Why brands should diversify their portfolio to increase customer loyalty

Inside Retail

They say a company’s most loyal customers are also its most profitable. And in a market that has been significantly affected by the pandemic, building a strong and loyal customer base has never been more important, especially as times continue to remain uncertain.

Human vs algorithm: how AI is impacting type design

DesignWeek

In his 1991 book Typography Now, Rick Poynor noted, “In the age of the desktop computer… type has acquired an ease of manipulation and, potentially, a lack of conceptual boundaries unimaginable only a few years ago.

Nisa pre-Christmas offers to boost sales as shoppers stock up early

Talking Retail

Nisa is offering its retailers a package of confectionery deals to increase sales in the build-up to Christmas. The promotion, available in stores until 23 November, includes Nestlé Dairy Box and Thorntons Continental chocolate boxes at £4 each, saving shoppers up to £1.99

Burger King Parent Buys Firehouse Subs

VMS

Restaurant Brands International (Oakville, Canada) has purchased Firehouse Subs for $1 billion, reports CNBC. RBI is the parent company of Burger King. “We We see tremendous potential to accelerate U.S.

Showroom-X launches equity crowdfund to power international expansion

Inside Retail

Luxury e-commerce platform Showroom-X has launched an equity crowdfund offer with Birchal, seeking to further expand its brand portfolio and, in turn, grow its international platform.

Capitalising on rising demand for seasonal work

Drytac

Authored by Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac. The holiday season has, and always will be, a hugely important time of the year for print, graphics and sign companies, with the festive season providing a whole range of opportunities for work and business growth.

Renewed calls for legal age for buying tobacco to be raised to 21

Talking Retail

Nearly two thirds of adults and many retailers would support raising the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, according to campaigners.

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6 Target Stores That Broke the Design Mold

VMS

The post 6 Target Stores That Broke the Design Mold appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Photo Gallery featured

World’s largest Ikea set to launch in the Philippines

Inside Retail

The world’s largest Ikea store, Ikea Pasay City in Manila, is set to open its doors to the public this month after being delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ikea Pasay City also marks the chain’s first location in the Philippines.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Richard Tubman from Circle Furniture

Retail Doc

“SalesRX has helped people have fun at work. Bob is engaging to listen to, and the program was enjoyable. Straight-up sales training can, on occasion, be dry. Bob brings a level of fun and enjoyment to it.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial