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Top Flooring Materials to Improve Your Walkways and Floors

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Enhance Your Space with Our Top Flooring Materials. These days flooring options can seem limitless with so many options on the market. Flooring products have expanded into various materials, including digitally printed carpets and vinyl flooring.

King Living open European flagship on Tottenham Court Road

Retail Focus

Australian furniture brand King Living lands amongst homeware flagships; bringing their cool, contemporary and authenticity to Europe for the first time.

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City Chic posts solid sales growth, especially in the US

Inside Retail

Global plus size fashion retailer City Chic says it has accelerated growth across all regions, and reached an “exceptionally strong position” in the US market. For the 53 weeks to July 3, group sales rose 39 per cent to $369.2 million while tax-paid profit increased 4.7 per cent to $22.3 million.

SAVOIA Americano Rosso signs distribution deal with Ten Locks

Retail Times

SAVOIA Americano Rosso (18.6% abv), a bold, distinctive and delicious vino aperitivo, joins Ten Locks’ portfolio this month. Uniting both sides of the aperitivo tradition (Torino and Milano) with the original tradition of D.O.C

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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.

Domestic launches new bottles made with recycled plastic

Talking Retail

Domestos has re-launched its core bleach range in new bottles made with 50% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR). The brand has moved its 750ml bleach range, made in the UK, to use recycled plastic which is set to save 1,505 tonnes of virgin plastic per year.

Primark launches vintage clothing concessions in Birmingham and Manchester

Retail Focus

Primark is partnering with the Vintage Wholesale Company, an independent vintage clothing business, to open two new concessions in its flagship Birmingham and Manchester stores, under the brand WornWell by the Vintage Wholesale Company. .

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Spar celebrates raft of own label wine and spirit award successes

Retail Times

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) award, held in July, celebrate the achievements of both on-trade and off-trade with the Best IWC Fairtrade Award 2022 going to one of Spar’s best wine performers, the Spar Regional Selection South African Fairtrade Chenin Blanc, from Breede River Valley producer Uniwines.

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35 Luxury Retail Stores Planned for New Las Vegas Hotel

VMS

A new, swanky hotel is coming to Las Vegas, and it’s bringing its own retail district with it. The two-level shopping center at the Fontainebleau Las Vegas will span 90,000 square feet and include 35 luxury retail stores, the hotel’s developer announced.

Leading Labels, offering a range of clothing brands, has opened its doors at Sunderland’s The Bridges.

Retail Focus

Fast growing chain, Leading Labels, has chosen the city for its newest branch, which is now open in the unit formerly housing Topshop and Topman. And the arrival of Leading Labels means Sunderland shoppers will have access to a whole host of big names.

Booming e-commerce bolsters Woolworths top line in ‘challenging’ year

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group boosted its sales by 9.2 per cent to $60.85 billion last financial year, with e-commerce revenues up 39 per cent to $6.26 billion. . In its results announcement for the year to June released today, the grocery retailer reported EBIT of $2.69 billion, down 2.7

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Ice sports equipment retailer sharpens the blades of its operation with Brightpearl

Retail Times

Willies.co.uk is more than ready to put its manual processes on ice, as the latest retailer to transform its operations with Brightpearl’s Retail Operating System (ROS). Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News Brightpearl Willies.co.uk

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Beefeater introduces new fruit flavour gin

Talking Retail

Beefeater Gin has launched a new rhubarb and cranberry variant. The bright red spirit uses classic Beefeater botanicals, juniper and citrus, and enhances them with the notes of rhubarb and a burst of cranberry.

Frasers Group unveils plans for the next cohort of FLANNELS Flagships

Retail Focus

Frasers Group plc today announced plans for three more FLANNELS flagship stores. The plans will see FLANNELS flagships open in Leeds, Cardiff, and Gateshead, all upwards of 80,000 sq. ft in size, and bringing with them the best in luxury fashion, beauty, and experience to each location.

Domino’s Pizza buys businesses in three Southeast Asian markets

Inside Retail

Australian-based pizza company, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DPE), has acquired the entire stake in the Domino’s Pizza businesses in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia, aiming to further expand its presence in Asia after buying the Taiwan business last year.

VMSD Takes Home “Gold” for Best Single Issue in 2022 Tabbie Awards

VMS

VMSD magazine has been awarded Gold for the Best Single Issue category in the 2022 Tabbie Awards, presented by Trade, Association, and Business Publications International (TABPI). The annual competition is open to English-language b2b trade publications worldwide.

4 Ways eCommerce Sellers Can Avoid Costly Stockouts

Retail Minded

Stockouts are expensive and cause significant brand damage. Here’s how you can mitigate the risks that create stockouts. Stockouts can potentially cripple an eCommerce business.

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Art retail concept The Hook selects Seven Dials for West End flagship

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has today announced the signing of art retail concept, The Hook, for its first central London showroom in Seven Dials.

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Coles overcomes floods, supply chain challenges to post $1bn profit

Inside Retail

Ongoing supply chain issues, flood disruptions and rising cost pressures failed to dent Coles’ full-year tax-paid profit which grew by 4.3 per cent to $1 billion. Sales for the year ended June 26 rose by 2 per cent to $39.4 billion, although EBIT slipped by 0.2 per cent to $1.9

PAVE Gala Returns After 3-Year Hiatus

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) After three long years, the PAVE Gala returns for an evening of celebration and connection. The 24th annual Gala will be held Dec. 8, 2022, from 6-10 p.m. EST at the IAC Building in New York City. The event will include cocktails, a seated dinner and an awards ceremony.

Cushelle introduces tubeless rolls

Talking Retail

Toilet paper brand Cushelle has announced its introduction of tubeless rolls, bringing to market longer lasting rolls which are made of 360 sheets, instead of 180 sheets in the original product and with no cardboard roll to dispose of.

My Being retail store by Cannabotech shortlisted for the Creative Retail Awards 2022

Retail Focus

The flagship My Being retail store by Cannabotech has been shortlisted in the Technology category for the Creative Retail Awards 2022. Amongst many other strong candidates, the flagship store was selected as one of the five finalists.

How to go green (without greenwashing)

Inside Retail

As the world strives to reduce global carbon emissions, it’s vital that retailers play their part. Ethical sourcing, better packaging, and practical carbon-reducing measures are all key ways for retailers to become more socially and environmentally responsible.

Pizza Hut to add vegan cheese option on all pizza items after seeing 20% increase in sales from vegeterian menu

Retail Times

Pizza Hut Delivery will be rolling out Violife vegan alternative to cheese as a permanent option for its pizza items across its more than 350 Huts in the UK after a successful local trial earlier in the summer.

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IKEA to Bring Planning Studio Stores to West Coast

VMS

IKEA U.S. Conshohocken, Pa.) is making final preparations to open two Planning Studio stores in California by the end of the month. Both stores are slated for the greater Los Angeles area, with the first location opening in Long Beach on Aug. 29 and the second opening in Arcadia on Aug.

Caledonia Park signs Cornish Bakery in Scottish debut

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager responsible for the safekeeping and administration of over £37 billion AUM for several pension schemes has announced the award winning, independent Cornish Bakery, will open later this year at Caledonia Park, Scotland’s premier design village, marking a national debut for the brand.

Wittner goes for gold: In conversation with CEO Catherine Williamson

Inside Retail

Not many consumers realise that iconic Australian footwear brand Wittner was launched in 1912 by HJ Wittner in Melbourne but this year, the business is celebrating its 110th anniversary with its exclusive 1912.4 Karat Gold collection.

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6 Mistakes Retailers Should Avoid When Filing GST Refunds

Retail Minded

Goods and services tax (GST) is a standard tax levied on product sales made within a country. As a business, this covers your physical products, software as a service, and any other digital service.

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Less Is More for This Department Store

VMS

I N A CITY THAT’S a kaleidoscope of colorful storefronts, neon lights and billboards, Hyundai’s new department store is a departure. Immediately striking for its minimalist, monochromatic palette and sculptural architecture, it marks a new era for shopping destinations in Seoul.

Bullring secures largest Tessuti in West Midlands

Retail Focus

Hammerson has announced the signing of designer fashion brand Tessuti, at its retail and leisure destination Bullring in Birmingham. Set to open in early 2023, Tessuti is a fast-growing retailer of high-end clothing, footwear, and accessories across menswear, womenswear, and childrenswear.

Coco Republic to open California flagship stores, hints at global plans

Inside Retail

Coco Republic is to launch two flagship stores in California ahead of a progressive rollout in selected US markets and other global locations, the company has announced.

zero10 + crosby studios open physical retail store with digital-only clothing

designboom

the virtual retail experience meets the physical world within the AR pop-up store in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood. The post zero10 + crosby studios open physical retail store with digital-only clothing appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

Kanye West Takes Issue with Gap’s Visual Merchandising

VMS

Working with an eccentric creative isn’t always easy. The Gap fully understands this after Kanye West, who created a collection of his Yeezy apparel brand to be sold exclusively at the retailer, took issue with the way his fashions were being merchandised in stores, CNN writes.

Responsible menswear brand launches London store following six-figure investment

Retail Focus

Alder & Green , the ethical menswear brand, has unveiled its new flagship London store at a ribbon-cutting event hosted by Olympic rower and brand ambassador, Tom George.

Immersive, inclusive and interactive: Sephora goes virtual

Inside Retail

Global beauty and skincare retailer Sephora has announced it will relaunch one of its largest beauty events, Sephoria, Virtual House of Beauty. The online gaming experience is set to go live in late September and will showcase more than 35 new and existing brands within a 3D environment.

Exploring the “critical role” of creativity in offsetting bad news

DesignWeek

Sometimes seeing the wrong Tweet brings my mood crashing down so hard that I don’t even get as far as posting the artwork I logged on to share. Entire days can be spent achieving the bare minimum in the aftermath of another skirmish with the news and it’s been getting worse.

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Apple to Relocate its Ginza, Tokyo Store to New High-Rise

VMS

Apple’s (Cupertino, Calif.) Ginza store is in a prized spot in Japan’s upmarket shopping district in Tokyo. As the retailer’s first store in Japan, and also its first outside of the U.S., it drew 2500 customers to its opening day in 2003.