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Pizza Hut Australia fined $2.5 million over 10 million spam messages

Inside Retail

Pizza Pan Group, trading as Pizza Hut Australia, has been fined $2.5 million for sending more than 10 million spam messages within four months. The company sent more than 5.9 million texts and emails to customers who either had not consented or had withdrawn their consent to receive marketing from January to May last year, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

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other projects’ monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong

Design Boom

in addition to its retail space, the cacaolab flagship store features a bakery, café, and museum. The post other projects’ monogram facade conceals new-age cacaolab flagship store in hong kong appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Why Understanding Modern Banking Products Adds Value to High-End Retail Strategies

Retail Focus

In today’s more advanced and upscale retail environment, knowing the ins and outs of modern banking products can be a game-changer in your money-making field. It’s not really like you’re only into selling luxury items; you have high-value offerings about tailored experiences that can speak volumes to financially savvy elite customers.

Strategy 147
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Manhattan pioneers use of GenAI in supply chain commerce

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced Manhattan Active® Maven, a specialised Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) solution built for customer service, along with Manhattan Assist, which adds cutting-edge GenAI capabilities to all Manhattan Active solutions.

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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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Good360 gets $3 million grant: How it will connect retail, charity and community

Inside Retail

Demand for charity aid is rapidly increasing amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in Australia, but retailers have the power to offer a helping hand and simultaneously solve their costly $2.5 billion annual deadstock dilemma. In the federal budget released yesterday, the Government announced multiple measures to relieve pressures on middle-class Australians, including reducing tax rates and offering $3.5 billion in energy bill relief for 10 million Australians and small businesses and $1.9 bil

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step inside the new dover street market in paris, entirely designed by rei kawakubo

Design Boom

dover street market announces the unveiling of its eighth location in paris, slated to open its doors on may 24th, 2024. The post step inside the new dover street market in paris, entirely designed by rei kawakubo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Currys selects Accenture and Microsoft to accelerate adoption of generative AI

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Currys plc (LSE: CURY), a leading international omnichannel retailer of technology products and services, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to deliver its core cloud technology infrastructure that will enable the retailer to leverage the latest AI technologies to enhance operations, elevate the shopping experience, and impro

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Cinnabon expands into Western Australia

Inside Retail

Bakery franchise Cinnabon is expanding into Western Australia after Boxx Brands secured the rights for the popular cinnamon roll retailer across the state. “Since Cinnabon landed on Oz shores in 2019, West Australians have been hounding social media asking when it will be their turn, and we are so excited to finally make their wishes come true,” said Boxx Brands MD Brett Higgins.

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elongated wooden roof shields JINS hikone eyewear store’s steel frame in japan

Design Boom

the store design echoes the concept of a pavilion in a park, fostering visual and spatial connection to the lush greenery of the lakeshore. The post elongated wooden roof shields JINS hikone eyewear store’s steel frame in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Role of User Experience in Bonus.org’s Success Story

Retail Focus

Many thriving online platforms owe their success to a good user experience (UX), and Bonus.org is no different. Although the competition is fierce, they’ve managed to stand out against the rest and provide their users with a satisfying experience on this page that keeps them coming back for more. Since the beginning, Bonus.org has recognized the crucial role that UX plays in shaping a user’s interactions and perceptions of a service.

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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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Sainsbury’s and Microsoft collaborate to power up customer and colleague experience with AI

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! J Sainsbury plc and Microsoft Corp. today announced a new five-year strategic partnership, using Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Sainsbury’s rich datasets to help accelerate the retailer’s recently announced Next Level Sainsbury’s strategy.

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How brands like Béis and Go-To cultivate, and keep, devoted brand fans

Inside Retail

In a retail industry full of fierce competition and fleeting consumer attention spans, business owners, PR experts and marketers are working tirelessly to create the most valuable asset a brand can ask for: the raving brand fan. What separates a loyal customer from a devoted brand fan is not how much or how often they make a purchase. Brand fans go beyond merely being satisfied customers; they’re fervent devotees who transcend consumerism to become champions of a brand’s ethos.

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eleni marneri gallery brings jewelry and perfume inside a neoclassical building in athens

Design Boom

the gallery combines contemporary materials with the original early 20th-century building elements and features themed chambers that exhibit fine jewelry collections by greek and international designers. The post eleni marneri gallery brings jewelry and perfume inside a neoclassical building in athens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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The Power of Twitch Streamers in Driving Retail Brands

Retail Focus

Retail brands are having to work harder than ever to find opportunities to reach and engage with their target demographics. Ghalia Boustani, senior retail consultant at Univers Retail , said retail formats are changing and brands are having to evolve fast. Although social media platforms like X (Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook have long been staples in marketing campaigns, another medium that’s been gaining traction and proving its worth is Twitch.

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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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Architecture Leaders Awards 2024: Shortlist Revealed

Design Middleeast

Design Middle East is thrilled to announce that the Architecture Leaders Awards 2024 have got a tremendous response. We are releasing the shortlist and invite you to reserve your table in advance to celebrate the talent in the architecture industry. The awards will recognise the best architects, projects, and companies they represent. The ceremony will recognise individual excellence, company strengths, and project success through various categories.

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How fierce competition in digital channels is reshaping marketing budgets

Inside Retail

Competition in digital marketing is fierce: 81 per cent of retail marketing executives expect it to increase even further this year, and 69 per cent plan to raise their spending accordingly. That is but one of the key conclusions in a new research publication – the 2024 Marketing Spend Report – that provides a timely overview of where companies see their marketing priorities during the first half of this year and entering the next – and which underlines the importance of digital marketing channe

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beijing’s first aesop store pays tribute to historical chinese courtyard residences

Design Boom

classical ming dynasty furniture and modern accents take over the interiors, while the outdoors recall ancient shaded, communal spaces for respite from the summer heat. The post beijing’s first aesop store pays tribute to historical chinese courtyard residences appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Carlsberg x ERDINGER Weissbräu bid farewell to Liverpool FC manager with celebratory beer

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! To mark the departure of legendary Liverpool FC manager Jürgen Klopp, Carlsberg has teamed up with ERDINGER Weissbräu to release a celebratory beer – one for every game he has been in charge. In total, 491 75cl beers will be sold through Graham Budd on May 16th with all proceeds going to the LFC foundation, […] If you want more information Re

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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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Al Khobar Water Tower: A beacon of renewal

Design Middleeast

Al Khobar Water Tower Inspired by water as a symbol of life and prosperity, Al Khobar Water Tower by ON-A reshapes the waterfront ambiance by establishing a shopping center accompanied by entertainment and dining venues on an existing artificial island Situated in a prime location overlooking the Persian Gulf, the tower renovation project aspires to create a functional and visually captivating architectural marvel.

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Aussie furniture chain Reddie switches to 100 per cent reclaimed materials

Inside Retail

Reddie Furniture has switched to 100 per cent reclaimed solid wood and recycled plastic materials in its latest collections. According to the company, the change is a significant turning point in Reddie Furniture’s sustainability journey. The brand’s latest line features recycled materials, including reclaimed solid teak wood and processed plastics made by the brand’s production team in Indonesia. “The decision to transition to 100 per cent reclaimed wood and use recycled pl

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el departamento goes backstage with new nude project flagship store in lisbon

Design Boom

the streetwear brand's new flagship store features open spaces, velvet-draped walls, curved forms, glossy finishes, and a burst of nude project's corporate colors. The post el departamento goes backstage with new nude project flagship store in lisbon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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2024 Retail Worker Safety Survey

Theatro

80% of Retail Workers Feel Unsafe While on the Job, New Study Shows Survey findings from Theatro shed new light on the state of the retail industry as staffing shortages intensify safety threats faced by frontline workers. Purpose of this Study Imagine starting your workday knowing there’s a significant chance you’ll face a situation where your safety is at risk.

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From Concept to Deployment: Building Commerce Storefronts with Composable UI

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TwentyOne06’s journey with Pitfire Pizza Dubai Hills

Design Middleeast

TwentyOne06 with Pitfire Pizza Exploring how TwentyOne06 imbued Pitfire Pizza’s established brand identity into the design of their Dubai Hills location From storytelling to material selection, learn how TwentyOne06 translates the already-existing brand identity with design storytelling at Pitfire Pizza into a new location, enhanced premium look and feel as well as a new bar offering.

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Ikea to build national infrastructure network for EV deliveries

Inside Retail

Ikea will invest $4.5 million to build an electric charging infrastructure for its delivery partner fleet nationwide this year. The homewares retailer has tapped Jet Charge to install electric charging and energy management systems for six vehicles at each of the 10 Ikea stores in the country. The infrastructure will also enable low-cost charging of 28 vehicles at its central distribution centre warehouse in Sydney’s Marsden Park.

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sala hars envisions apparel store in mexico as ‘industrial bunker’ with overlapping forms

Design Boom

the architects create a dynamic display system through a procession of enfilades for tiempos flagship store. The post sala hars envisions apparel store in mexico as ‘industrial bunker’ with overlapping forms appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Post-production at scale poses biggest hurdle to maximising ‘Return on Video’

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Cloudinary’s Aditya Ghule unpacks research that reveals why brands that streamline video’s thorny video post-production process stand to gain serious competitive advantage Digital-first brands love video. That’s in part because buyers love them too.

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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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Enhancing Customer Experiences Through Improved Connections 

Theatro

Enhancing Customer Experiences Through Improved Connections Effective communication within retail environments is vital for sustaining productivity and ensuring your team is enhancing customer experience. Traditional communication methods, such as manual searches for information or using overloaded radio channels and paging systems, are not only time-consuming but also prone to exacerbation by labor shortages, reducing overall team productivity.

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Ebay on the runway: Why designer label Anna Quan teamed with the e-comm giant

Inside Retail

With sustainability as the new industry gold standard and guiding principle, runway shows at Australian Fashion Week are starting to get a new look. In its third consecutive runway show at Australian Fashion Week, Anna Quan revealed its new partnership with Ebay Australia and styled archival pieces alongside the Resort ‘25 collection. “I think we have to acknowledge that every time we create a new thing, product or item, we are taking up resources and it comes at a cost,” Anna Quan’s designer an

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Red staircase anchors Diesel store in Miami Design District

Dezeen

Fashion brand Diesel has debuted a retail design concept at its store in the Miami Design District , featuring raw metal surfaces and a red lacquered spiral staircase. Designed under the creative direction of Glenn Martens, who joined the brand in 2020, the industrial-style store is intended to reflect "the brand's signature bold attitude". Diesel's new store in Miami Design District debuts an industrial-style retail concept "Envisioned as a fresh, powerful expression of Diesel 's design edge an

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True Fit democratises fashion genome and unlocks growth for rising fashion brands in Shopify

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! True Fit, the leading AI-driven platform that decodes size and fit for shoppers and fashion retailers, has announced that, following its launch in Shopify at the end of 2023, it is now driving a 14% average GMV growth for fashion brands on the platform, giving rise to the next generation of scaling fashion retailers.

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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.