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Heart Made: new label weaves Thai design into Australian fashion

Inside Retail

Hailing from Bangkok, Khong Ngamthin is the founder and designer of fashion label Heart Made, which offers products that combine old-fashioned techniques and contemporary design. He was inspired by the ancient Thai art of hand weaving, which his ancestors spent thousands of years perfecting.

Superdry opens at ICON Outlet at the O2 as the destination continues to outperform

Retail Focus

Icon Outlet at The O2, the London outlet shopping destination, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the opening of Superdry, the premium apparel brand.

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Spar store welcomes Scottish government minister for healthy living day

Talking Retail

A Spar store in Scotland was visited by the Scottish public health minister this week, so she could see the Scottish Grocers’ Federation’s Healthy Living Programme in action.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Closing 150 Stores as It Looks for a Path Forward

VMS

Bed Bath & Beyond (Union, N.J.) laid out its plans for a turnaround during a recent call with investors, and also announced Wednesday its plans to close some stores and mix up its merchandise selection.

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.

NRA in ‘upheaval’ after CEO quits amid vaping furore

Inside Retail

The future of the National Retailers Association is unclear after CEO Dominique Lamb resigned suddenly, within two months of the exit of long-standing chairman Mark Brodie. .

Toyota Motor Europe unveils its vision for the future with new showroom experience & concept

Retail Focus

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor Europe partnered with Dalziel & Pow to design the vision for the future of its European retailer network at a new site in Paris Nord.

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JGA Chair Ken Nisch Publishes Sustainability Book

VMS

Ken Nisch, Chair of JGA, and Vilma Barr, Director of Barr Publications and Editorial Services, recently authored the book “Sustainability for Retail: How Retail Leaders Create Environmental, Social & Cultural Innovations,” which examines the role retailers play in the worldwide climate crisis.

Sydney Airport opens new luxury precinct

Inside Retail

Sydney Airport has opened the first stage of its premium luxury retail precinct in the T1 International terminal. The 2700sqm precinct will house 19 of the world’s leading sought-after luxury fashion brands along with new concepts from Heinemann Tax & Duty-Free.

The Ragged Priest opens flagship store in Seven Dials

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has today announced that British fashion brand The Ragged Priest has opened a new flagship store in Seven Dials, the heart of London’s West End.

RDS has been Nominated as one of the most Innovative CAD Companies in the United Kingdom by Data Magazine

Retail Design Solutions

If you pop over to Data Magazines website you will find an article that RDS feature in. We are very proud to say we have been voted one of the top 101 Most Innovative Cad Companies in the United Kingdom.

Panera Begins Experimenting with AI

VMS

Panera Bread (St. Louis) is now testing artificial intelligence (AI) through two of its upstate New York drive-thrus, CNBC reports. Debbie Roberts, Panera’s Operating Chief, said testing the AI will determine if it should be implemented throughout more Panera locations.

Designer furniture brand E9 Design debuts in Sydney

Inside Retail

Eco-friendly tech-driven designer furniture brand E9 Design has launched in Sydney, opening a showroom in Alexandria. The start-up offers premium, responsible and customisable furniture combing digital technologies in its manufacturing process.

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Under Armour signs at Liverpool ONE

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced the signing of leading sports apparel brand, Under Armour, at Liverpool ONE. Trading from 3,000 sq ft on South John Street, Under Armour Liverpool ONE is set to open later this year and will stock the brand’s renowned performance sports apparel, footwear and accessories.

How online shopping influences the retail sector

Retail Times

Online shopping has transformed the retail sector. Traditionally, consumers would go to the high street and visit their favourite retailers in store, looking for exciting products. But now, much of the retail sector is defined by e-commerce.

Wood Wall Paneling Design Ideas

Elmwood Timber

Wooden wall paneling has become one of the hottest and most popular DIY home design trends to add some interest and dimension to a room.

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Myer to close its Frankston store after Christmas

Inside Retail

Department store Myer has announced it will close its Frankston store in Victoria. . The retailer says it wants to divert resources to its rapidly growing online business and develop stores near the Frankston location, such as Southland, Chadstone, and Fountain Gate.

River Island unveils new store concept ‘River Studios’

Retail Focus

River Island, one of the high-street’s most iconic names, has launched an exciting new retail concept: River Studios. This retail expansion will see River Island optimise the high street shopping experience to fit the future.

How has Forex impacted the retail sector?

Retail Times

The economic outlook for businesses has been dire for some time, as a number of concurrent crises continue to impact business grow and the health of existing companies. Retail has been at the forefront of these difficulties and may yet face further difficulties as a result of changes to currency.

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Zytronic Creates Digital Displays with Multi-Touch Technology

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND — Travelers at airports, railway stations and other transit hubs now have easy access to a wealth of up-to-the-minute information at their fingertips thanks to the ingenuity of engineering solutions provider L.B. Foster. The 43” INFORM range produced by L.B.

Retail spending soars in July despite rising living costs

Inside Retail

Retail spending surged 16.5 per cent in July year-on-year as consumers spent $34.7 billion in-store and online, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). By month, spending was up by 1.3 per cent, the largest month-on-month rise in four months.

Two new independent retail and leisure brands join London’s Islington Square

Retail Focus

Cain International (‘Cain’), the privately held investment firm, has agreed two new leases with independents at its mixed-use Islington Square development.

5 Must-Have Products to Advertise Your Business for 2022

Retail Minded

Advertising – one of the most talked about facts of business life. Whether your business is selling lemonade on the sidewalk outside your home or selling passenger aircraft to other countries, the need to advertise is unavoidable.

ASH releases latest report into vaping habits in the UK

Talking Retail

The proportion of the adult population using e-cigarettes has increased this year to 8.3%, the highest rate ever, amounting to 4.3 million people in Britain, according to the latest report from ASH (Action on Smoking and Health).

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Underwear label Triumph refreshes brand vision to ‘remain relevant’

Inside Retail

German, family-owned lingerie brand Triumph has diversified its product offer and refreshed its brand vision. Alana Jones, head of marketing at Triumph Australia, described the transformation as “only natural” for a historical brand to remain relevant.

VIA Outlets Appoints Thierry Seang as Investment Director

Retail Focus

VIA Outlets, the owner-operator of 11 premium outlets in Europe, announces the appointment of Thierry Seang as Investment Director.

More than half of British online shoppers prefer guest checkout when making a purchase, Capterra UK report shows

Retail Times

Being able to shop online without having to register with personal information is proving popular with the British. As many as 56% of online shoppers prefer to checkout as a guest when making a purchase with a new online retailer.

Workers Vote in Favor of Union at California REI Store

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Specialty retailer REI (Kent, Wash.) saw its second store unionize Friday, with workers of REI’s Berkeley, Calif., store voting to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 of San Jose, Calif. .

Adore Beauty credits customer loyalty for strong sales growth

Inside Retail

Pureplay online cosmetics retailer Adore Beauty says returning customers contributed 70 per cent of sales coupled with a higher than average spend last year. In its results for the year to June 30, revenue increased by 11 per cent to $200 million while gross profit rose 12 per cent to $66.5 million.

Scotch whisky industry’s costs double in a year

Talking Retail

The Scotch whisky business has become the latest sector to sound a warning about rising costs, with a survey reporting that energy and shipping costs had soared in the past year.

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Businesses set to put customer behaviour at centre of digital strategy, data shows

Retail Times

Exclusive data from Kin + Carta, the global digital transformation consultancy, and Google Cloud has revealed that 57% of business leaders see “building a single view of the customer” as the most important area of focus to enable business growth in the next 12 months. Data Time Kin + Carta Europe

Wallcovetings by Brenda Houston’s Artisinal Collections

VMS

Wallcovetings by Brenda Houston’s Artisinal Collections. Available in myriad patterns and colors. The Artisinal Collections comprises organic, sustainable wall materials, made from tree bark by a tribe of women in Mexico.

Forever New launches into South Africa

Inside Retail

Australian fashion retailer Forever New has launched its first store in South Africa, as part of an international expansion strategy. . The brand reports it has debuted its Spring collection in concession spaces in seven Woolworths stores in the African nation.

House of Doolittle Celebrates 25 Years of ERP Software Bliss

Global Shop

When a manufacturing customer stays with the same ERP provider for 25 years, the relationship is undoubtedly working to the benefit of both organizations.

Jupiler Limited Edition (Concept) by 3rd Floor

Retail Design Blog

An iconic lager such as Jupiler would be a dream client for any designer. So I started working on a. branding beer Packaging

Eric Feigenbaum Lends Leadership Insight for New Book

VMS

V MSD’S LONGTIME NEW York Editor and Editorial Advisory Board member Eric Feigenbaum, also Founder of Embrace Design, was asked to write a chapter for the recently published book “Sustainability and the Future of Work and Entrepreneurship for the Underserved,” edited by Micah Crump and JoAnn Denise Rolle.

Harvey Norman profit falls as lockdowns trim sales

Inside Retail

Electronics and furniture retailer Harvey Norman Holdings says prolonged government-mandated lockdowns and store closures impacted profits in the year to June 30. The company owns and operates Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne brands.

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