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Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Inside Retail

After 90 years, the famous US cosmetics company Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its debt.

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Adidas Files Federal Lawsuit Against Nike

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Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) filed a federal lawsuit against Nike (Beaverton, Ore.) last week claiming that Nike infringed on nine of its technology related patents, reports The Verge. The patents are related to Adidas’s adjustable shoe technology, some digital products and apps.

Toffifee launches special summer pack designs

Talking Retail

Boxed chocolate brand Toffifee has launched four limited edition pack designs for the summer. Rebecca Robert, marketing director, said: “The new limited edition packs are perfect to share with family, friends and loved ones this summer.

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.

Caledonia Park signs Kate Spade for Scottish Outlet debut

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager responsible for the safekeeping and administration of over £37 billion AUM for several pension schemes, announces the launch of global lifestyle brand kate Spade New York’s first outlet store in Scotland, at the designer village, Caledonia Park.

Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-listed Viva China, a major shareholder of Li Ning, is closer to taking control of British shoemaker Clarks after the company’s extraordinary general meeting approved the acquisition plan.

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Vimto launches “fruit peel texture” bottles

Talking Retail

Squash brand Vimto is introducing a new bottle with a fruit peel texture and fresh graphics. The texture is intended to underline the real fruit ingredients in the squash and the newly designed bottles can be widely recycled.

Theory opens layered flagship store on Regent Street

Retail Focus

Architecture studio Sybarite have created a retail concept for the new Theory flagship store located on 101-113 Regent Street. This will be part of a ‘connected retail space’ with Uniqlo, also owned by Fast Retailing.

QBD Books expands its Queensland footprint

Inside Retail

QBD Books is increasing its investment in Queensland,y opening a new store in Brisbane and an Australian Geographic store at Westfield Chermside. . QBD Books’ 85th store, in Westfield North Lakes, will be attended by two well-known locals, author Grantlee Kieza and illustrator Andy Geppert.

We Reviewed FlexiSpot’s Pro Plus Standing Desk (E7)

All Work

Many of us spend too much time sitting at our desks working, and evidence shows that sitting for long periods is linked to poor health outcomes. . FlexiSpot’s ProPlus standing desk is a solution for people who need a desk at which to work but do not want to be sedentary. .

Elevating Training and Onboarding Effectiveness for New Employees

Theatro

Retailers have long struggled with high attrition rates and the constant burden of hiring and assimilating new employees.

Gilly Hicks delivers a daily dose of happy to Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

Gilly Hicks, a brand in the Abercrombie & Fitch portfolio offering activewear, loungewear and underwear, has today announced the opening of its new store located at 39 Carnaby Street, in the heart of London’s busiest shopping district.

The Reject Shop names its new CEO

Inside Retail

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO. Phil Bishop (LinkedIn). Phil Bishop, who was most recently director of merchandise & marketing at Bunnings, also served as COO at Officeworks.

A Noble Cause

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New York’s mighty Hudson River begins as a droplet, gently trickling into Lake Tear of the Clouds on Mount Marcy, the highest elevation in New York State. When it was linked to the Erie Canal in 1825, The Hudson became the catalyst and lifeline that made New York the great city that it is today.

Future bright for convenience despite inflation challenges, says IGD

Talking Retail

The UK grocery market is set to grow by 11.3% between now and 2027, according to the latest analysis from the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Miele launches new experience centre at Touchwood shopping centre

Retail Focus

Miele has selected Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull as the location for its latest store. The German premium domestic appliance manufacturer has taken 2,000 sq ft on a new ten-year lease.

Made to measure pioneer Citizen Wolf seeks funding for global foray

Inside Retail

Sydney-based clothing technology company Citizen Wolf has launched a crowdfunding program to fund expansion abroad.

Etsy announces 2022 Design Awards finalists, 12 UK sellers up for $20,000 USD Grand Prize

Retail Times

Today, Etsy is revealing the 100 finalists of the fourth-annual Etsy Design Awards, the global award program that celebrates the highest-quality items on Etsy while spotlighting creative entrepreneurs from around the world. Awards Services Time Etsy

EG Group helps save a million bags of food from being dumped

Talking Retail

EG group has sold more than a million ‘magic bags’ of food that would otherwise have gone to waste, it announced today (14 June).

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Loupe launches its flagship boutique at centre:mk in Milton Keynes

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the 103-year-old family-owned jewellers with 71 stores nationwide, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of a new carefully curated concept luxury diamond, jewellery and watch brand – Loupe, which opened the doors of its highly anticipated flagship boutique on Thursday 9 th June 2022 at centre:mk in Milton Keynes.

Minimum wage boost may push some retailers over the edge, says ARA

Inside Retail

Today’s 5.2 per cent increase in the minimum wage announced by the Fair Work Commission has been greeted with alarm in the retail sector. After today’s change, the minimum wage will be $21.38 per hour or $812.60

New report reveals UK’s most loved brands for 2022

Retail Times

Talkwalker, the leading consumer intelligence platform and Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, have released their Brand Love 2022 report.

Bleed control kits appear at more UK stores

Talking Retail

Two more convenience stores have installed bleed control kits, designed to offer speedy assistance to stabbing victims. Ipswich installed its third public access bleed control kit outside the Handy Corner shop in Dogs Head Street.

Tessuti signs to Victoria Square for Northern Ireland debut

Retail Focus

Tessuti, the modern premium fashion store which is part of the JD Sports Group, has signed for a 12,900 sq ft store in Victoria Square. It will be moving into a prime location at the William Street entrance to the scheme. The new regional flagship store is set to open in quarter four of this year.

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Development Victoria sells town centre site for $12.3 million

Inside Retail

Melbourne’s Riverwalk Town Centre has been acquired for $12.3 million by Oreana Group from the state government’s property arm Development Victoria. The 3.01ha shopping centre site lies 35kms from the Melbourne CBD in the area of Werribee.

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Four Pillars Laboratory Gin Shop by YSG.STUDIO

Retail Design Blog

Location – The heritage-listed two-storey freestanding brick landmark located on Surry Hills’ gourmet and retail strip was constructed in 1939. hotels & restaurants bar shelves timber

New look for Sanpellegrino fruit range

Talking Retail

The Sanpellegrino Tastefully Light & Classic Taste sparkling fruit cans have been redesigned.

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Harrods launch fifth standalone H beauty in Gateshead

Retail Focus

Harrods has opened H beauty Gateshead, the brand’s fifth standalone beauty store in the UK, located in the Metrocentre. The 30,203 sq.ft. space brings together a diverse portfolio of must-have products and exceptional services from an array of beauty brands for customers to enjoy.

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Private equity stalks Boost, Betty’s Burgers parent

Inside Retail

Retail Zoo, the parent of Boost Juice and Betty’s Burgers, may be taken over by Quadrant, the private equity firm.

Batteries Plus Nearly Finished with Remodeling Store Fleet

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Batteries Plus (Hartland, WI) says that 600 of its locations, or 90% of its store fleet, have undergone its “Project Volt” remodeling effort. The company says the goal of Project Volt is to communicate its position as a specialty retailer of “more than just batteries.”.

As The Pandemic Subsides, What Will The Modern Office Look Like? Neocon 2022 Has Some Answers

All Work

This week Chicago welcomed the office furniture industry’s largest event, NeoCon.

adidas x Gucci pop-up store

Retail Design Blog

The hotly anticipated trophies of the adidas x Gucci collaboration have dropped across the planet, and obviously, Japan is one. store design pop-up store

Culture Kings appoints new US president, ahead of Las Vegas flagship

Inside Retail

Australian streetwear retailer Culture Kings has appointed a US president as the company counts down to the opening of a Las Vegas flagship at the end of this year. Jonathan Yuska will take over the brand’s US division and report to Simon Beard, CEO and co-founder of Culture Kings.

Rent the Runway Reports Higher-than-Expected Revenue

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Rent the Runway (New York) announced its revenue increased from $33.5 million last year in the first quarter of 2021 to $67.1 million for the first quarter of 2022 – a 100-percent increase year-over-year, according to a c ompany press release.

Design Week Awards 2022 – the shortlist in full

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East London Nisa revamped and relaunched

Talking Retail

An east London Nisa store has rebranded as a Nisa Extra following an extensive refit. Nisa Local Virginia Quays has changed the aisles to alter the flow of the store and offer staff a better view for security reasons.

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