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Australian Fashion Council unveils trademark for Aussie apparel

Inside Retail

Australian fashion companies can now apply to use a special trademark certifying their products are locally created.

Inditex’s third flagship store opens at Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced the opening of leading international Inditex clothing brand, Bershka, at Liverpool ONE, marking its regional debut. Spanning 8,000 sq ft on South John Street, the space houses the brand’s three main lines; Bershka, BSK and Man, as well as a number of exclusive ranges.

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Peloton Sees a Larger than Expected Sales Decline

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Peloton (New York) recently unveiled its latest quarterly losses, which were wider than expected, according to CNBC. In the three-month period ending March 31, the loss per share rate was $2.27 versus $0.83 as predicted by Wall Street; revenue dropped from $1.26 billion a year earlier to $964.3

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Some HFSS rules to be delayed by one year, government announces

Talking Retail

Today’s decision by the government to delay some of the planned restrictions on promoting foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) will pile more costs on cash-strapped consumers while causing chaos and confusion for local shops, warns the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

Australians return to the malls despite a plunge in consumer confidence

Inside Retail

Australians are returning to shopping malls as Covid fears subside with Scentre Group reporting customer visitations up 12 per cent on 2021 levels during the first quarter.

Ted Baker is set to open a new store at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Global lifestyle brand Ted Baker is set to open a new store at centre:mk Milton Keynes. Opening within the centre later this year, the 2,150 sq ft space will stock Ted Baker’s full range of womenswear, menswear, footwear and accessories. .

Party City Reports Sales Increase, Looks to Remodel Some Stores

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Party City (Rockaway, N.J.) recently reported a sales increase in the second quarter of 2021 by 1.4 percent, bringing total net sales to $443 million, according to a company press release. Its comparable store sales increased by 2.1 percent compared to a year earlier.

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Apple to pull the plug on iPod after 20 years

Inside Retail

Apple is discontinuing the iPod more than 20 years after the device became the face of portable music and kickstarted its meteoric evolution into the world’s biggest company.

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French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris announce launch into the UK with two stores

Retail Focus

French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris announces the opening of two stores in iconic London shopping destinations Carnaby Street and Kings Road, marking the brand’s entry into the UK.

36 Winners from the 2022 Shop! Design Awards

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The post 36 Winners from the 2022 Shop! Design Awards appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Photo Gallery

FlexiSpot’s Sit2Go Fitness Chair Makes It Easy To Work While You Exercise

All Work

For those who work from a desk, finding time to exercise can be a struggle. . FlexiSpot created a solution; the Sit2Go Fitness Chair. It’s an office chair combined with an exercise bike. .

Big W launches toy recycling program through its entire network

Inside Retail

Discount department store Big W has partnered with recycling platform TerraCycle to launch a toy recycling scheme in all 176 stores nationwide. After a trial in limited stores, the retailers’ Toys for Joy program collected over 18 tonnes of old toys. The two companies say around 26.8

Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading

Retail Focus

Garden centre retailer, Dobbies has announced today (Friday 13 May) that it has been granted planning permission to build a new 60,000 sq ft store in Reading. The retailer currently has a store at Hyde End Road, Shinfield, and the new store will be built on the land behind the existing store.

Ecoegg expands into Sainsbury’s and Tesco with four SKUs and announces its first advertising campaign

Retail Times

coegg, has further expanded into bricks and mortar retail with both Tesco and Sainsbury’s now stocking the ecoegg Laundry Egg’s and refills.

Cun FF Fang Fei l Exercise and leave blank for life – Hercules Fitness World Store

Retail Design Blog

Hercules (Greek: ???????, s) is a legendary Greek hero and the immortal half-god with extraordinary strength, courage, wisdom, and skill. office & healthcare interior architect interior architecture interior design Interiors sports shop wellness & fitness

Mmm, it’s the sweet smell of advertising success

Inside Retail

Am I the only one who’s suddenly doing a lot more shopping at 8pm? And I swear I’ve never been more susceptible to a digital promo in my life. Twenty-per-cent off at my local Thai restaurant on a Friday night? I’ll have the extra pad see ew , thanks.

Moët and Chandon announces the opening of its new permanent Champagne bar at Harrods Knightsbridge

Retail Focus

Moët & Chandon is opening its largest stand-alone Champagne bar in Europe at Harrods in Knightsbridge, London at the end of June.

Marmite goes upmarket with new truffle flavour

Talking Retail

Marmite has launched a truffle variant it is describing as a “posher than posh” flavour. Marmite Truffle is part of a plan from Marmite to reach an even-wider customer base and offer possibilities beyond a traditional toast-topper.

Landor & Fitch Selected as Brand Consultant for Sustainable Footwear Maker ACBC

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Landor & Fitch, the world’s largest specialist brand and design group, announces a new partnership with ACBC, the world’s most sustainable footwear brand. Landor & Fitch will work strategically with ACBC to build brand recognition in the U.S.

Ikea to launch small-format Planning Studio concept in Australia

Inside Retail

Ikea is to launch its small-format planning studio concept in two locations in Australia this year. The first is in Northwest Melbourne, with the second planned for Newcastle.

Covent Garden announces new Spring openings

Retail Focus

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (‘Capco’) has announced a number of new brands to the Covent Garden estate from globally renowned fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands.

7Up offers customers Uber Eats prizes this summer

Talking Retail

Soft drink brand 7Up is to run an on-pack promotion this summer in partnership with Uber Eats. Prizes include Uber Eats vouchers, 50% off an Uber Eats grocery shop, or a free two-litre bottle of 7Up. The promotion runs from mid-May to mid-September.

H-E-B Opens New Concept with Home Department and Two-Story BBQ Restaurant

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H-E-B (San Antonio, TX) has opened a new store concept in New Braunfels, TX that features the regional grocer’s first Home by H-E-B department and a two-story True Texas BBQ restaurant.

Amazon Australia invites dogs into the workspace

Inside Retail

Amazon Australia will now permit employees to bring their pooches to work at its Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra offices. The global Dogs at Work (DAW) program currently has 8000 registered pooches.

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Animal opens its first outlet store at Caledonia Park

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager for the £37bn Railways Pension Scheme, has announced Animal, a coastal lifestyle clothing brand, has opened its first UK outlet store at Caledonia Park, Scotland’s premier designer village. Animal has taken a 1,504 sq ft unit adjacent to Skopes.

Government may be about to ditch some HFSS regulations

Talking Retail

Widespread reports that the government is about to scrap some of its long-planned restrictions on foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) have been welcomed by many in the convenience sector.

The newest way to implement your ERP: Introducing Fast Track

Global Shop

With more than 3,000 successful implementations around the globe, we’re proud to launch a new Fast Track ERP Implementation to reduce the time it takes manufacturers to Go Live with our ERP software and achieve a quicker return on investment.

‘Gorgeous and sexy’: Here’s the powerful adaptive show at Fashion Week

Inside Retail

Yesterday, the first ever adaptive fashion show hit the runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, featuring local labels Christina Stephens and Jam the Label. The groundbreaking showcase prompted a standing ovation, rapturous applause and even a few tears in the audience.

P-THREE appoints John Strachan to expand International coverage

Retail Focus

P-THREE, the real estate agency and consultancy focused on mixed use development and prime retail and leisure leasing, has appointed John Strachan as a consultant.

Morrisons poised to take over McColl’s

Talking Retail

Morrisons is reported to have triumphed over the EG Group in a battle to buy convenience store group McColl’s. Over the weekend, the two bids to take over the struggling group were being considered by financial advisers to McColl’s lenders.

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Neiman Marcus Broadens Paid Parental Programs

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Neiman Marcus Group (Dallas) has chosen to lengthen their paid relief program for associates that have recently become parents, according to a company press release. This means that any form of new parent, including foster care and adoption, are qualified for 16 paid weeks of leave.

Sharetea plans 20 more stores this year as expansion plan resumes

Inside Retail

Bubble-tea brand Sharetea says it is planning expansion in Australia as the country recovers from Covid restrictions. Established almost 10 years ago, the brand boasts 90 franchised stores now and plans to expand it to 110 stores by the end of this year.

Transform your retail space with these DIY hacks

Retail Focus

If you have your own brick-and-mortar retail space, now is the time to invest in making it as welcoming and eye-catching as possible. Footfall across the retail sector is picking up rapidly and is soon on track to surpass pre-2020 levels.

Private Label: Six key strategies for brands to compete

Mike Anthony

In the battleground that is retail today , retailers are turning to new (and old) strategies to win.

Retail Phase Change: Missing the Point of In-Store Tech

VMS

By Andy Austin. A few weeks ago, I traveled to London to attend the Smart Retail Tech Expo. I was particularly excited for this trip. London is one of my favorite cities, with an energy and history that’s tough to duplicate elsewhere in the world.

Flight Centre charts new course as cross-border travel resumes

Inside Retail

As international travelling resumes after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, travel retailer Flight Centre is unveiling a new slimmed-down business model. In what the company describes as “Flight Centre Brand 4.0”

ESW to Acquire Complementary Ecommerce Platform Scalefast

Retail Focus

ESW , the world’s leading global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Scalefast, a Los Angeles–based, end-to-end ecommerce solution provider. Subject to customary approvals, the transaction is expected to close by mid-year 2022.