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Is the customer always right? Putting the power of brand communities to the test

Inside Retail

In retail, it’s generally understood that “the customer is always right,” and businesses that can effectively tap into this advice, regardless of their product or service offering, are said to be best placed for success. Investing in customer service channels and technology can be a costly practice, but to quote another popular phrase, “You have to spend money to make money.

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Digital Trends To Look Out For in the Retail Industry

Retail Focus

The retail industry has gone through a huge transformation in the past two decades as shopping habits have gone from in-person to online. The number of people using websites and apps has never been higher and it is estimated that nearly 2.71 billion people will shop online in 2024, according to Oberlo. What’s more, this number is supposed to grow even more by the end of 2025.

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7 Ways Material Selection Impacts your Branding

Mindful Design

At Mindful Design Consulting, we are big on careful material selection, and we have more than once raved about new materials we’ve fallen in love with. The reasons go way beyond our understandable love for beautiful things and durable designs. Choosing the right materials has a lot to do not only with the beauty and […] The post 7 Ways Material Selection Impacts your Branding appeared first on Mindful Design Consulting.

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Practical Strategies To Design For The Planet

All Work

Regulatory pressures, investor demands, and environmental consciousness are driving corporations to adopt eco-centric commitments to reduce carbon emissions and conserve natural resources. Environmental certifications like LEED and BREEAM are evolving to focus more on carbon emissions, alongside the rise of new frameworks such as NABERS. The integration of data analytics and smart building technologies is essential for carbon management and sustainability in the built environment.

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Optimizing Frontend Delivery in Composable Commerce: The Buy vs Build Decision

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Finsbury Food Group continues partnership with the FA for its England shirt-themed cake

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Finsbury Food Group continues its England shirt themed cake for the biggest footballing event of the summer. The Euros is the perfect time to enjoy time with friends and what better way than with an England shirt themed cake.

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Prezzee sets revenue record as membership reaches 4 million

Inside Retail

Digital gift card platform Prezzee has more than tripled its sales for the 18 months ended December 2023, according to its financial report lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Card sales during the period grew 205 per cent from $1.1 billion to $3.4 billion, while revenue jumped 178 per cent from $58 million to $161 million.

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Saucony Unveils Paris Fashion Week ‘Comfort Zone’, in partnership with Distance and Views

Retail Focus

Saucony, a leading global performance running lifestyle brand, has teamed up with Parisian running store Distance and French media title Views to unveil the first-ever Fashion Week ‘Comfort Zone’ in Paris. Between June 18th and 22nd, the brand will take over the coffee shop Fauna to provide an immersive brand experience open to the public for coffee, food and drinks.

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BIOmat Canapa’s hemp bricks could build a new future for architecture

Design Wanted

From superior insulation to eco-friendly production, BIOmat Canapa’s groundbreaking hemp-based materials offer architects and builders the tools to create greener, more resilient structures. Traditional materials are […] The post BIOmat Canapa’s hemp bricks could build a new future for architecture appeared first on DesignWanted.

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City Chic sells Avenue to US retail group

Inside Retail

ASX-listed City Chic Collective has agreed to sell America plus-size apparel brand Avenue Stores to US-based FullBeauty Brands for an undisclosed amount. With a history dating back more than 40 years, Avenue offers plus-size clothing to value-conscious women aged 25 to 55. The company closed its 220+ stores across 35 US states in 2019, and currently operates as an e-commerce business.

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glass-reinforced concrete ‘pillows’ envelop this experience mattress store in shanghai

Design Boom

the agency opts for a grid-like structure with a monochrome color palette that focuses the consumer’s attention on the product itself. The post glass-reinforced concrete ‘pillows’ envelop this experience mattress store in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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The Future of Retail: Can Online and Physical Stores Coexist?

Retail Focus

With over 5 billion internet users, according to Forbes, it shouldn’t be surprising that many of us opt for the convenience of purchasing goods online. However, does this mean that the brick-and-mortar retail business model is set to become a thing of the past? Well, if you’re just as curious as us, make sure to keep reading as we’ll discuss below. The Digitisation of Retail With the internet becoming more commonplace in the late 90s, many physical industries moved online.

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Snøhetta’s compostable hemp lamp “Superdupertube” banishes boring tube lighting

Design Wanted

Norwegian studio Snøhetta has teamed up with lighting brand Ateljé Lyktan to create Superdupertube, an office lamp made from extruded hemp and sugarcane bioplastic. In an […] The post Snøhetta’s compostable hemp lamp “Superdupertube” banishes boring tube lighting appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Pokemon launches online stores for Australia, New Zealand

Inside Retail

Pokemon Center will open online stores in Australia and New Zealand, giving customers a more convenient option to purchase Pokemon items. Pokemon Center, a retail chain offering a wide range of Pokemon products, is currently available in the US, Canada and the UK. It offers Pokemon trading card games and other products imported from Japan including collectible figures, apparel and accessories The platforms will also include collaborations with Squishmallows and Funko; licenced clothes and access

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The Basics of How to Get Your Clothing Brand In Retail Stores

Retail Bound

Starting your own clothing line is a big move, given the competition. But the secret here is how you position your brand in the market, and you just have to be quick about it. Right now, there’s only one way you can massively distribute your products: Retail. The question is, how can you penetrate retail stores? In this quick guide, we will share important tips on how you can get clothing brand in retail stores.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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‘Half of Brits drinking rosé wrong’ M&S experts reveal as it sells one millionth bottle since the start of spring

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Half of the nation is making ‘pour decisions’ by drinking their rosé wine at the wrong temperature, according to new research from M&S Food as it sells its one millionth bottle of pink wine since the start of the spring.

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Layer transforms recycled plastic into sustainable seating collection

Design Wanted

London-based design studio Layer’s Vale Collection is wrapped in eco-friendly PET felt, revolutionizing sustainability in style while championing the fight against plastic waste. In response to […] The post Layer transforms recycled plastic into sustainable seating collection appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Dan Murphy’s to roll out electronic shelf labelling system across all stores

Inside Retail

Liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s will roll out the Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs) at all 273 branded stores by the end of this month. ESLs are digital displays beneath products that are operated from a centralised system, allowing the retailer to update its prices within minutes. The company considers the technology an important way to elevate the customer experience and drive large-scale efficiencies.

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Drytac announces Jeff Mercer as new Territory Sales Manager for Southeast US

Drytac

Jeff Mercer brings more than 25 years of experience working across sales, business development and customer service to the role at Drytac. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Mercer as its new Territory Sales Manager for the Southeast US.

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Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

What trends can online merchants expect after more than two years of exponential growth? Companies must expand on the trends that exploded during the pandemic if they want to see continued growth in their businesses while facing a recessionary economy. From social commerce to BOPIS, the name of the game is to meet and sell to customers wherever they are, through multiple channels.

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Expert explains how Hailey Beiber’s marketing strategy showcases the importance of authenticity in celebrity product lines

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Image source: Instagram Manisha Mehta, Head of Global PR and Communications at Bynder, comments on Rhode Beauty’s marketing strategy and branding. How Rhode Beauty creates hype using product teasers “Hailey Bieber, the founder of Rhode Beauty, has amassed a huge following of over 52 million fans and it seems they are invested in her journey with [&

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econitWood turns timber scraps into new material resources

Design Wanted

econitWood addresses pressing environmental challenges with its sustainable wood manufacturing process, transforming sawdust into innovative materials for design and interiors. Wood, a timeless material cherished for […] The post econitWood turns timber scraps into new material resources appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Retailers face rising risk of cybercrime. Here’s how to lock your digital doors

Inside Retail

Every six minutes a cybercrime is reported in Australia, with the average cost of an attack to a small business owner around $46,000. Enter Cyber Wardens, a free online training program launched by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), supported by the Australian Government and an industry alliance led by Telstra, CommBank and the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

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Drytac expands wallcovering options with new Paper Fleece Smooth in the UK and Europe

Drytac

Paper Fleece Smooth is a PVC-free, non-woven wallcovering solution designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly interior décor applications. Drytac , the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the launch of Paper Fleece Smooth. Designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality, eco-friendly interior décor solutions, Drytac Paper Fleece Smooth is PVC-free making it a sustainabl

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Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition

Achieve more with your commerce with the help of Orium’s Composable Commerce Reference Architecture 2024 Edition. Presented in partnership with commercetools, Contentstack, and Google Cloud, this edition is packed with new insights and practical examples to help you navigate changes in digital commerce and construct an adaptable tech stack optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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The Perfume Shop reports record Father’s Day sales

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The Perfume Shop, the UK’s largest specialist fragrance retailer, reported an outstanding sales period for Father’s Day with a record 225,397 bottles sold over 14 days in the run up to the big day on the 16th June 2023, seeing a +4% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2023.

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Hydro’s recycled aluminium is revolutionising the metal materials industry

Design Wanted

Made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap, CIRCAL is an eco-friendly choice that slashes carbon emissions compared to conventional aluminium production. In a world […] The post Hydro’s recycled aluminium is revolutionising the metal materials industry appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Chatime Australia boss appointed global CEO

Inside Retail

Chatime Group Australia CEO Carlos Antonius is taking on the newly-created global CEO position from 1 July 2024. Worldwide Chatime has more than 1,500 locations and in his new role Antonius will oversee the bubble tea brand’s development, with a target of nearly-doubling the footprint with 1000 more outlets within three years. The appointment to global CEO comes as Chatime’s new brand refresh initiative rolls out internationally.

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Interiors displays fine designs from the Italian brand Francoferri

Design Middleeast

Interiors, the home furniture brand renowned for over five decades of design excellence, is home to some of the world’s best furniture brands, including the Italian design powerhouse, Francoferri. Interiors continues to focus on innovation, quality materials, and skilled craftsmanship, bringing a world of unique designs to suit every style and taste through its catalogue.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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The impact of UEFA Euro 2024 on logistics planning and resourcing

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! We are now a week into the UEFA Euro’s 2024, a time where the UK’s football-supporting population will enjoy the first unrestricted international football tournament since the pandemic. The UEFA Euro 2024 championship is anticipated to significantly boost the UK economy as fans seize the opportunity to absorb the summer weather and the thrills and [̷

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Aluminium is the sustainable backbone of Damiano Latini’s designs

Design Wanted

From using 100% recycled plastic to harnessing the versatility of aluminium, Damiano Latini is reshaping the future of eco-conscious living. […] The post Aluminium is the sustainable backbone of Damiano Latini’s designs appeared first on DesignWanted.

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KMD Brands’ sales continue to decline into second half

Inside Retail

KMD Brands saw continued decline in sales in the first four months of its fiscal second half amid weaker performance across all its segments. The group’s sales fell 8.4 per cent, with Oboz suffering the largest decline of 21.8 per cent from February to May. Rip Curl’s sales slid 5.9 per cent while Kathmandu’s sales dipped 8.4 per cent. “With six weeks of peak trade still to come, we remain focused on optimising our Kathmandu winter and Rip Curl Northern Hemisphere summer result

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Quadient Expands its Open Locker Network in New High Traffic Locations in Japan, Leveraging Existing JR East Smart Logistics Lockers

Parcel Pending

For the first time, Quadient is expanding its network with a new approach of third-party network integration Quadient (Euronext Paris: QDT), a global automation platform powering secure and sustainable business connections, announced today a significant expansion of its open locker network in Japan through a strategic partnership with JR East Smart Logistics Co., Ltd., the logistics arm of the major Japanese rail company.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.