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How to Make the Most of Lighting in Restaurant Design

Mindful Design

Since you have to consider lighting when designing or updating your restaurant, why not use the opportunity to make a statement and make your light fixtures work harder for you?

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LEGO® Store in Leicester Square is now world’s biggest

Retail Focus

After four months of extensive refurbishment, the LEGO Group reopened the doors to the LEGO® Store in Leicester Square – now officially, the biggest LEGO store in the world.

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Ikea Australia launches live shopping event

Inside Retail

Ikea Australia has launched a two-week festival inspiring people to explore their creativity and inventiveness at home. The global festival runs from August 26 to September 10 and takes place both online and in-store.

One third of businesses have never heard of deposit return schemes, new research reveals

Retail Times

New research has revealed that 16 per cent of Brits don’t recycle, with a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be recycled cited as the most common reason.

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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.

How Workplace Design Can Help Attract Gen Z

All Work

Generation Z, the youngest working generation, is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. They are hyper-connected, digital natives, with access to a wealth of online knowledge on diverse working styles, office layouts, and workplace amenities.

‘Reclaiming’ lost loyalty for high-street brands via the Metaverse

Retail Focus

Mark Zuckerberg has tongues wagging with big claims about his “Metaverse”, and while he’s since shed very little light so far on what this will entail, or how far it’s progressed, we know the aim is to create a ‘phygital’ world where people can work, play and hangout, accessed by virtual and augmented reality tools. .

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Spar’s Scottish wholesaler buys new trucks in drive to cut emissions

Talking Retail

Spar’s wholesaler for Scotland, C J Lang & Son, has added new vehicles to its transport fleet to help reduce emissions and maintain deliveries efficiently.

‘Stranger Things’ Café Takes Tokyo to the Upside Down

VMS

Luckily, your pasta doesn’t come that way, but Netflix and Japanese eatery chain Pronto are turning things upside-down in Tokyo’s Shibuya district with a Pronto café themed on Netflix’s hit sci-fi series “Stranger Things.”. The homage to creepy-doings in the little town of Hawkins, Ind.,

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The ‘store squeeze’ prompts investments in digitalising bricks-and-mortar on UK retailers’ tech roadmaps, Pricer research reveals

Retail Focus

Homeworld Helensvale sells for $265 million

Inside Retail

Queensland’s large format retail centre Homeworld Helensvale has sold for $265 million to a private investor, marking Australia’s second largest and Queensland’s largest transaction on record for such a centre.

Warheads Sour Soda arrives in UK

Talking Retail

The sour candy brand Warheads has officially launched in the UK. The American brand’s range consists of five flavours – Black Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Apple, Lemon, and Watermelon.

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Robbers Take $800,000 in Jewelry from NYC Store, Attack Workers with Bear Spray

VMS

Robbers took $800,000 in jewelry from a retailer in The Bronx, N.Y., and attacked store workers with bear spray. A group of 10 robbers entered Revel Jewelers at around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the New York Post reports. Police said one of the thieves flashed a gun.

The Roadmap to Follow: A Reflection of Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2022 Women in Technology Leadership Forum

Retail Minded

A 2021 report revealed that the world’s five largest tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, only have a workforce of about 34% women.

E-commerce sales fall as cost-of-living pressures hit consumers

Inside Retail

As inflation and rising interest rates start to bite and reduce consumers’ spending capacity and confidence, Australian e-commerce sales declined sharply in July. .

Kazanowski Recognized-Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers under 40

Promotion Tech

Excellence is Not Just part of our culture, it’s in our DNA. PTG Team

SpeedPro’s P-O-P Signs

VMS

SpeedPro’s P-O-P Signs. Create a display that draws attention. These custom, p-o-p signs are made using a CNC cutter and a variety of substrates to meet your needs and create a display that draws attention. SpeedPro. POST CATEGORIES. MANUFACTURER: SpeedPro.

Labour shortage sees millions of pounds of fruit and vegetables wasted

Talking Retail

At least £20m worth of fruit and vegetables were wasted in the first half of this year because there weren’t enough workers to pick the crops, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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Western Australia gets its first Coles Local store, in Perth

Inside Retail

Coles is set to open its first Coles Local supermarket store in Perth, Western Australia, in November.

Royal Mail offers free parcel collection service until end of 2022

E Delevry

Royal Mail has launched a £0 promotion of its doorstep collection service, Parcel Collect, until the end of they year when customers book online from today [16 August] until 23:59 on 31st December.

Seeing Sales Momentum, Kohl’s to Bring Sephora Shop-in-Shops to All Stores

VMS

A year since the first Sephora at Kohl’s shop-in-shop launched, the two companies today announced an expansion of the partnership to include all of Kohl’s 1100 locations. There are currently 600 Sephora at Kohl’s stores in operation across the country.

How Retailers Can Improve Their Front-Line Teams’ Satisfaction

Theatro

Link to the Forbes Article. The post How Retailers Can Improve Their Front-Line Teams’ Satisfaction appeared first on Theatro. News Retail Employee Engagement Engagement Experience Manager Effectiveness Productivity Satisfaction

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ACCC probes consumer concerns, competition in the social-media market

Inside Retail

Australian businesses and consumers are encouraged to share their views on social media services as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) prepares the sixth interim report in its Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

Getting set for HFSS rules

Talking Retail

Against the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis and a change of leadership in Downing Street, retailers are bracing themselves for the biggest regulatory shake-up since the sugar tax on soft drinks back in 2018 and the tobacco display ban in 2015.

Amazon Launching 1-Hour Drone Delivery for Prime Customers

VMS

The next stage of evolution of Amazon Prime is about to take flight. Two years ago, Amazon’s Prime Air drone program received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Carrier Certificate to operate as an airline.

3 Reasons Why Music Matters in Restaurants

Promotion Tech

Let's face it, everyone loves to go out to their favorite restaurant. Whether it's an evening with a group of friends, a birthday celebration, maybe a work dinner, or even an anniversary. We've congregated around the table and made lasting memories for decades.

Frasers Group makes takeover bid for Australia’s MySale

Inside Retail

Frasers Group is set to acquire Australian-based fashion marketplace MySale, launching a bid for the 71.3 per cent of the company’s share it does not already own. The offer values the shares not already held by Frasers at around $23.47 million.

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Grocery retail voted best for customer service

Talking Retail

Grocery retailers offer the best customer service, according to new research by FM Outsource.

Holiday Foliage’s Nature Collection

VMS

Holiday Foliage’s Nature Collection. Includes a variety of plants in all shapes, sizes, colors and species. Let the outside come indoors by using this company’s Nature Collection.

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Meeting & Technology Needs of the Hybrid Employee

Promotion Tech

Now that we have learned that fewer workers are returning to the office full time across the country, we must adapt the way that we think about technology both in the workplace and at home (which is now the workplace for many).

Super Retail Group delivers record sales, eyes expansion

Inside Retail

Super Retail Group has reported a “record” year of sales in its full-year results marked by a strong second-half performance – but its bottom line did not fare as well. For the year to July 2, the business says sales grew 2.8 per cent to $3.55

3 Tips to Make Your Packaging More Attractive

Bay Cities

Packaging protects your products, but it’s also doing a lot of work to communicate with shoppers in the store. Packaging Retail

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Q2 Earnings: Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s Share Varying Results

VMS

Walmart on Tuesday released its Q2 earnings , reporting that revenues for the quarter ending July 31 were $152.9 billion, up 8.4 percent from a year ago. Its comparable store sales grew 6.5 percent. Walmart reported a Q2 net income of $5.15 billion compared to last year’s $4.36 billion.

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Protein Works launches first savoury vegan SuperMeals aimed to change lunchtime forever

Retail Times

After selling 150 million award-winning shakes in over 100 different countries, Protein Works is launching the next phase of its journey, with its first ever Savoury SuperMeals. Product Time Vegetarian and Vegan food Protein Works

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Woolworths MD of B2B & Everyday Needs Claire Peters resigns

Inside Retail

Claire Peters, Woolworths’ MD of B2B & Everyday Needs, has resigned to take up a new role with Amazon in the US. Peters joined Woolworths as MD of supermarkets in 2017, before taking on her current role in 2020.

Number of students studying design and technology A-Levels goes up

DesignWeek

The number of students studying design and technology subjects is on the rise for the first time since 2010, according to data released today by Ofqual. There were some 9,620 students registered for the design and technology A-Level in 2022 compared to 8,345 in 2021, which is a 15.3% increase.

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Topshop Founder Sir Ralph Halpern Dies at 83

VMS

Sir Ralph Halpern, founder of the British women’s brand Topshop, died this week at age 83. Known for his flamboyant lifestyle and “retail is showbusiness” mantra, Halpern guided the Burton Group as its head for a decade. During his tenure, the storied U.K.