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Asic orders Urban Rampage stores to end Centrepay credit arrangements

Inside Retail

Clothing and homewares retailer Urban Rampage has been ordered by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (Asic) to stop offering Centrepay credit arrangements at its stores. Operated by Coral Coast Distributors, Urban Rampage has stores at 10 locations in regional and remote locations across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

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2024 VM and Display Show: A Fusion of Creativity, Sustainability, and Retail Innovation

Retail Focus

The 2024 Visual Merchandising and Display Show, hosted on April 16-17 at the Business Design Centre in London, provided a comprehensive look at the future of engaging retail spaces through innovative design and display. The exhibition showcased an incredible range of products and technologies designed to redefine the potential of physical retail spaces.

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xsxl imagines seoul store as futuristic pink spacecraft with chromatic finishes & kinetic plants

Design Boom

a glamorous art deco suite room, a cafe reminiscent of a 1920s whiskey bar, and an 'alien garden' with metallic fountains welcome shoppers. The post xsxl imagines seoul store as futuristic pink spacecraft with chromatic finishes & kinetic plants appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Co-op first to announce move to 100% British strawberries

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Co-op is the first UK retailer to announce it is moving to 100% British Strawberries across its entire own brand range – hitting shelves two weeks ahead of last year and just in time for St George’s Day. From 23rd April, the leading convenience retailer will exclusively offer only British fresh strawberries across its offering […] If you want

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The Pragmatic Guide to Composability

Be empowered to master the digital landscape and implement modular and adaptable composable technologies. Authored by Orium, The Pragmatic Guide to Composability takes readers on a journey from composable’s beginnings to common misconceptions about the approach, then concludes with strategies for choosing implementations that result in quick wins to grow your ROI.

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Coles taken to task over ‘discount’ promotions consumers don’t understand

Inside Retail

Coles has the most confusing promotional labels, consumer advocacy group Choice said as it calls for supermarkets to make their tags clear and easy to understand for shoppers. Choice found in a survey that Coles’ ‘Down Down’ and ‘While Stocks Last’ labels confused shoppers as to whether the item was marked down or not. Meanwhile, shoppers are also confused on Woolworths’ ‘Prices Dropped’ label, unsure if the product was already discounted.

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Bluewater becomes home to the largest Oliver Bonas store in Kent

Retail Focus

Bluewater has announced that lifestyle brand, Oliver Bonas, will be opening at the Kent-based shopping and leisure destination on Saturday 20 th April. The 3,272sq ft store will be brand’s largest in Kent and will be located on the Lower Guildhall opposite John Lewis. What’s more, the new Bluewater store will have the widest selection of products available in the region.

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SHA Wellness Clinic partners with IMKAN to launch world’s first healthy living island 

Design Middleeast

The innovative island by SHA Wellness Clinic and IMKAN is located in AlJurf, a privileged enclave on the coastline between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. An unprecedented project, an island where every aspect, every detail has been planned with the health and well-being of its inhabitants as a priority. Located in AlJurf, the idyllic private island lies on the ‘Riviera’ of the Emirates, and approximately halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Super Retail Group expects to face up to $50 million in legal proceedings

Inside Retail

Super Retail Group has warned shareholders that it expects two employees to jointly claim $30 million to $50 million in losses and damages in court proceedings lodged against the company. Harmers Workplace Lawyers will represent the two employees, whose complaints will include the non-disclosure of an intimate relationship between MD and CEO Anthony Heraghty and the former chief human resources officer Jane Kelly (who is not one of the claimants).

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KIKO Milano Opens its Doors at Braehead

Retail Focus

Braehead, one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, owned by property company SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual in conjunction with Savills as property managers, is pleased to welcome beauty brand, KIKO Milano, to the centre as the store opens its doors to customers. KIKO Milano, the Italian cosmetics brand, has opened a c.1,000 sq ft store stocking its range of beauty products including makeup, face and body treatments.

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Philip Morris unveils new HEATWAVE OPEN digital trade engagement platform

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Philip Morris Limited (PML) has unveiled HEATWAVE OPEN, a cutting-edge Digital Trade Engagement Platform designed to bolster online support for convenience retailers stocking IQOS, the world’s number one heated tobacco device.

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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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Shaping the future of first homes – interview with Marcus Engman

Design Wanted

During the recent Milan Design Week, a noteworthy highlight was the exploration of the ‘first home’ concept. This focus was ingeniously selected by IKEA, which created […] The post Shaping the future of first homes – interview with Marcus Engman appeared first on DesignWanted.

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The four trends defining online retail in 2024

Inside Retail

Thanks to rapid innovations in supply chain management, AI technology and digital marketing, e-commerce is increasingly playing an integral role in the lives of everyday Aussies. With this momentum continuing into this year, it’s the perfect time for retailers to reexamine their strategies and restructure with growth and scale in mind. Four key trends stand out as high-growth opportunities for online retailers.

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Major brands invest in Derbion with new concept stores

Retail Focus

JD, New Look and Ann Summers are set to open new concept stores at Derbion, the Midlands retail and leisure destination, following a combined investment of over £5 million. The investment forms part of Derbion’s continuing growth strategy to reposition and support existing retailers alongside new lettings. By actively managing the centre, Derbion has unlocked space to ensure brands benefit from the optimum footprint and location to drive footfall and sales.

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CIFF Guangzhou 2024: A record-breaking edition and a major boost to international furniture trade

Design Middleeast

An extraordinary edition of CIFF Guangzhou has just concluded, recording the highest number of exhibitors and visitors ever. This success rewarded the strategy of CIFF, an ever-evolving exhibition event with a key role in the development of the global furniture industry, promoting design and innovation, boosting consumption, and fostering international furniture trade.

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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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Aldi moves to 100% recycled plastic on soft drink and water bottles in UK supermarket first

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Aldi is the first supermarket to move to 100% recycled plastic (rPet) for its own-brand soft drinks and bottled water range in England and Wales. The move, which is rolling out across all products found in the soft drinks section of its stores, makes Aldi the first UK supermarket to shift its entire own-label soft […] If you want more information R

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Myer sacks head office staff, outsourcing tech roles to India

Inside Retail

Department store Myer has laid off head office staff across its e-commerce and operations teams as it offshores functions to India. A Myer employee who requested anonymity told Inside Retail that Myer’s GM of e-commerce Lynna Barnard and chief customer officer Geoff Ikin oversaw the decision to implement the redundancies, which due to their suddenness left employees shocked.

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EE and Calm unite on new offering to ease in-store shopping stress

Retail Focus

EE is taking the stress out of shopping this Stress Awareness Month, by teaming up with Calm, the mental health brand with the #1 app for meditation, sleep and relaxation, to launch three new soothing soundscapes in EE’s UK-first Digital Spa. It comes as research from EE reveals that two-thirds of Brits (68%) prefer a relaxing and calm environment when shopping, with nearly two in ten (19%) admitting they find the in-store experience to be stressful.

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Christian de Portzamparc wraps Dior flagship store with "resin shells" in Geneva

Dezeen

Six interweaving "petals" encase the facade of Dior 's store in Geneva , Switzerland, which has been designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner Christian de Portzamparc. The Dior store's expressive facade elements echo those of its Seoul flagship store – also designed by French architect De Portzamparc – that similarly draws on fabrics used for Dior's creations.

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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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LANWUU IMAGINE by Aurora Design

Retail Design Blog

LANWUU IMAGINE is a photography studio offering a range of services including wedding dress photography, wedding ceremony coverage, and portrait.

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Nick Scali to acquire Fabb Furniture to enter UK

Inside Retail

Furniture retailer Nick Scali is entering the UK market through acquiring Anglia Home Furnishings, trading as Fabb Furniture, for £3.5 million ($6.7 million). Nick Scali intends to pay $1 million to exercise the option to exit the existing distribution centre arrangement and inject up to $11.5 million of working capital. After the acquisition, Nick Scali said it plans to invest in the existing Fabb Furniture network, which will include store refurbishments and rebranding, setting up a new distri

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Half of UK consumers back a return to VAT-free shopping for tourists to boost retail spend and visitor numbers, Retail Technology Show research reveals

Retail Focus

Despite the Government refusing to overturn the abolition of the duty-free shopping for tourists in the Spring Budget, now half (50%) of UK consumers want the scheme to be reinstated, according to the latest research from Retail Technology Show (RTS), the leading event that connects retail’s changemakers and leading tech innovators. Original research of over 1,000 shoppers by the RTS, which takes place at London Olympia on the 24 and 25 April 2024, revealed half (50%) of consumers think the Gove

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The top six uses of cryptocurrency and blockchain in media and entertainment

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! The use of cryptocurrency and blockchain in the media and entertainment industry helps to solve challenges in the sector. Blockchain’s inherent features tackle several inefficiencies, simplify the task of management, authenticate published works, and assist with equitable fund distribution.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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MAIF

Retail Design Blog

With branding and design agency Lonsdale’s help, MAIF is defining a new customer experience, with an agile concept, aimed at.

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Coffee chain Single O expanding Japanese footprint after early success

Inside Retail

Sydney-based coffee roaster Single O will open Ryogoku Roastworks, its second cafe in Japan on Friday, replacing the brand’s existing roastery. In a further sign of ongoing expansion in Japan, Single O will launch its Shibuya coffee bar in July. The new roastery and cafe will serve Single O’s signature coffee Reservoir and will feature self-serve batch brew taps, and a breakfast and lunch menu.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Edition of The Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards

Design Middleeast

Awards Ceremony Set to Be Held on June 6, 2024, in Dubai, UAE Nominations are now open for the 2024 edition of the Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards in partnership with Entrepreneur Middle East, an annual event that aims to empower women-owned and run small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Women executives or business owners who have their headquarters or offices based in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, or offer their services to these mark

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Midlands IT firms welcome pizza chain Papa Johns to growing roster of clients

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! A leading provider of IT Services that lists Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Hobbycraft as clients has added pizza restaurant chain Papa Johns to its growing roster. Nottingham-based Retail Assist will, in collaboration with Barron McCann – which has its headquarters in Derby – provide comprehensive IT Help Desk and Field Maintenance Support t

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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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RNLT©: RENAULT’S NEW DISTRIBUTION FORMAT, COMPACT & IMMERSIVE, BY LONSDALE

Retail Design Blog

Lonsdale supports Renault by rethinking its distribution network with a new concept point-of-sale format called ‘rnlt©’. A name that reflects.

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Pool retail chains in trans-Tasman merger

Inside Retail

Pool and spa franchise network Swimart has merged with its New Zealand peer Paramount Pools to expand its trans-Tasman presence. Founded by ASX-listed Waterco in 1983, Swimart operates 70 stores in Australia and six in New Zealand, most of which are independently operated franchises. Meanwhile, Paramount Pools has five locations in New Zealand, with more than 50 years of experience providing top quality pools to Kiwis.

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Sustainable practices in events and venue management – Ethara leading by example

Design Middleeast

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22nd, is a global event dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable actions to protect the Earth. Earth Day serves as a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability , mobilising individuals, communities, organisations, and governments worldwide to address environmental challenges and advocate for a more sustainable future.

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Nespresso UK commits £1m to support homelessness relief

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Today, Nespresso announces its partnership with Change Please, a social enterprise founded in London in 2015. The partnership will see Nespresso support Change Please Foundation with its mission of empowering individuals who are experiencing homelessness through a commitment of £1 Million in its first year.

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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.