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NSW retailers using single-use plastic bags to face fines from next week

Inside Retail

Retailers doling out single-use plastic bags in New South Wales face fines of up to $275,000 from Wednesday, June 1 as a statewide ban comes into force.

Public web data is the key to a free and open market

Retail Focus

Let’s say you want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s — undoubtedly the most recognizable Jordans of all time. What do you do first? . Chances are you answered: type “Jordan 1” in search. Correct? . By Itamar Abramovich, Director of Data Products, Bright Data .


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Surefire strategies for SEO success for retail brands

Retail Times

A lot has changed across the retail landscape in the last few years. The popularity of e-commerce soared in the last decade, and big brands and retailers embraced it as early adopters.

Boost launches a new energy drink

Talking Retail

Boost Drinks has launched a fruit-juice-based energy drink called Juic’d, the brand’s first foray into the 500ml can market. The drinks are made with 5% real fruit juice and price-marked at £1. There are three flavours – Pineapple & Guava, Mango & Tropical, and Watermelon & Lime.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

ARA predicts $8.8bn mid-year spending spree as retailers quit excess stock

Inside Retail

Australian consumers are set to spend $8.8 billion during the coming months as mid-year seasonal sales ramp up and excess stock is sold. The Australian Retail Association (ARA) forecasts 52 per cent of consumers shopping mid-season sales will be doing so online. Around 6.2

Reality bites: how composable architecture is a make-or-break strategy for retailers looking to thrive

Retail Focus

Global e-commerce jumped to $26.7 trillion in the first year of the pandemic, a dramatic leap forward from a trend that had already hobbled many high street retailers.

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Jo Mercer, Bondi by Studio Gray-Scale

Retail Design Blog

Jo Mercer, one of Australia’s leading shoe brands, launched its new concept store at Bondi Junction. Designed by Studio Gray-Scale, fashion & design architecture clothing shoes commercial space fashion interior interior design

Coles launches plastic bags made from marine waste

Inside Retail

Coles supermarkets will roll out plastic bags made with 20 per cent marine waste and 80 per cent recycled plastic in stores across the country. The Marine Reusable Shopping Bag is made from recovered plastics from inland and ocean-feeding waterways, mainly in Malaysia.

New Look is to open a new 5,244 sq ft store in Barnsley

Retail Focus

Fit out work has already started and New Look says the new, brighter and modern store allows the best shopper experience possible for the people of Barnsley.

Profit from Drytac’s pattern coating science


Authored by Phil Webster, Head of Industrial Sales, EMEA at Drytac. Adhesives are absolutely critical to the success of applications across a range of sectors.

Clarins analyses Met Office data to reveal the UK cities where residents are most at risk of skin ageing from the sun

Retail Times

In new research conducted by the Clarins Beauty Daily team, Chichester residents are most at risk of skin ageing from UV rays.


How to scale your e-commerce business

Inside Retail

Congratulations! So, you’ve managed to launch a successful e-commerce business. Now what? At EIZ, we know a thing or two about e-commerce. And that doesn’t just come from designing and developing technology solutions for the industry.

Rituals Cosmetics to open in Solihull this May

Retail Focus

On Thursday May 26th, 2022, Rituals Cosmetics will open its doors in Solihull’s Touchwood Shopping Centre for the very first time.

Hill Country Wine Cave by Clayton Korte

Retail Design Blog

Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, this private wine cave serves as a destination along a. store design bar wine cellar wine shop

Limited edition Twirl gets secretive launch

Talking Retail

Chocolate-maker Cadbury’s is introducing a limited edition Twirl bar in a caramel flavour. Twirl Caramel will be available from June and is being marketed through a campaign that puts advertisements in unexpected places.

Alquemie Group to launch National Geographic stores

Inside Retail

Apparel retailer Alquemie Group will launch a network of National Geographic apparel stores in Australia and New Zealand.

Global Mutual signs 8,500 sq ft Sports Direct at Affinity Devon

Retail Focus

Frasers Group has this week committed to open a new 8,500 sq ft Sports Direct store at Affinity Devon , the 100,000 sq ft outlet scheme in Bideford. The news underlines the confidence in the Global Mutual managed scheme from the occupier community. This letting follows the opening of Quba and Co.

Bananain concept store by Some Thoughts Spatial Design and Research Office

Retail Design Blog

The Bananain Concept Store Hangzhou’s grey-scale interior offers its own rendition of immersion, evading the traditional experiential retail space. store design beams columns fashion store

Candy Kittens partners with Ruby Taylor to create a limited edition packaging design

Retail Times

Candy Kittens is today announcing new Candy Kittens LOVES. This latest product joins their hugely popular confectionery line, to celebrate the spectrum of love in today’s society, using bright dopamine inducing colours to inject positivity and happiness into their customers' lives.

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Reconciliation Week pop-up shines a spotlight on First Nations brands

Inside Retail

Australia’s thriving First Nations economy was on full display at a pop-up market in Melbourne last night, featuring artwork, apparel and homewares from several Indigenous brands and businesses.

H&M opens doors to new Braehead store, Glasgow

Retail Focus

Braehead owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual Properties, has announced that H&M has opened the doors to its new new Braehead store in Glasgow. H&M has re-located from its former unit to a new ground floor space, spanning 17,000 sq ft, on a 10-year lease.

Stranger Things Pop-Up Stores Open in Chicago and Dallas


Stranger Things pop-up stores have opened in Chicago and Dallas as the fourth season of the Netflix series readies to premier this Friday, Forbes writes. Designed by the streaming giant, the stores don’t lack for selfie opportunities.

Is It Time to Upgrade to Touchless Public Bathroom Technology?

CTM Design

For convenience store owners, quick service restaurant (QSR) owners, and other independent retailers, consumer expectations around public hygiene have intensified dramatically.

“It’s really exciting”: How Coles is supporting its LGBTQIA+ staff

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles recently made the shift to offer its employees 10 days of paid gender affirmation leave. Coles had offered this leave without pay since 2020, but made the change after realising it can better support its staff members who identify as transgender.

JYSK continues UK expansion with new store to open in Telford

Retail Focus

As part of JYSK’s plans to expand in the UK, the largest Danish retailer, operating globally, will be opening its first Telford store on 2nd June 2022 at Unit NQ1, Northern Quarter, Telford Shopping Centre.

Starbucks Plans to Shutter Stores in Russia


Starbucks (Seattle) is pulling out of the Russian market and closing 130 of its stores in the country, according to ABC News. The news follows McDonald’s (Chicago) recent announcement regarding its exit from the Russian market last week.

Will design studios embrace the four-day work week?


The elusive four-day work week seems to be finally gaining momentum. Next month, 3,000 workers across Britain will trial a condensed working week.

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Marketplace Medcart chalks up $10 million in first-year sales

Inside Retail

Australian health and medical start-up Medcart has achieved $10 million in annual sales in less than 12 months. The website allows pharmacy, health and medical providers to display their products along with images, descriptions and prices.

Fighting Climate Change With Buoys That Look Like Ramen Noodles

Robinson Meyer

Sign up for The Weekly Planet, Robinson Meyer’s newsletter about living through climate change, here. Last month, somewhere off the coast of Maine, a small group of researchers and engineers released a series of tiny, floating objects into the water.

Nisa’s charity gets two awards in two weeks

Talking Retail

The Nisa group’s charity initiative has won a second award in as many weeks for its support of good causes. The latest award for the Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity came at the Business Charity Awards.


Diversity versus inclusivity: do we understand the differences?


“Designing for diversity can be counterintuitively a bit of an exclusive process because you’re looking to speak to a certain demographic. Inclusivity however is when you seek to speak to everyone.

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Amazon Australia creates 1000 seasonal jobs

Inside Retail

As mid-year seasonal sales pick up, Amazon Australia says it plans to employ 1000 new workers at its Fulfillment Centres (FC) and logistics sites. .

Building Product Displays that Work!

Retail Works Inc

Hello Retailers! Are your window displays enticing and attracting shoppers? Are your interior displays effectively capturing your customer’s attention throughout their shopping journey? This blog is an introduction to Retailworks’ tried and true strategies and tips for creating meaningful displays.

A Complete Guide to Point of Purchase Displays

Frank Mayer

Brands must rely on many marketing tools to promote new products and drive sales. Campaigns are often composed of traditional advertising, social media, digital marketing, and countless niche avenues to educate shoppers and drum up interest.

Design Bridge helps RHS reposition around growth


Design Bridge has partnered with gardening charity, the RHS, to coincide with the opening of its flagships event The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which opens today. As part of the rebrand the wordmark has been rationalised and is now written as RHS, rather that Royal Horticultural Society.

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Coles commits $10 million to Great Barrier Reef protection

Inside Retail

Coles has announced a $10 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to help strengthen the regeneration of the coral reef system.