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Alquemie Group names Scott Evans as its new CEO

Inside Retail

Alquemie Group has appointed Scott Evans as its new Group CEO, succeeding Sacha Laing who is stepping down after five years in the role. Evans’s appointment is expected to take effect in June, while Laing will remain working at Alquemie until mid-April. Evans has spent the past 10 years as CEO and MD of Mosaic Brands, with Erica Berchtold recently announced as his successor.

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Captain’s Choice: UK Gentleman’s grooming brand launches in India

Retail Focus

Premium men ’ s grooming brand Captain Fawcett is set to expand into India, landing in an industry that reached US$ 2.1 billion in 2023. The business expects the India opportunity to grow to a six-figure revenue in the next few years. The business, headquartered in King ’ s Lynn, Norfolk, was founded by Richie Finney following two decades working in the British film industry.

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The Art of Detailing

Design Middleeast

How TwentyOne06 and Havelock One Interiors redefined luxe at this resimercial workspace in Dubai Award-winning design firm TwentyOne06 and leading fit-out firm Havelock One have completed the Design & Build of The Knowledge Academy’s office in Dubai, creating a resimercial haven for the premium training provider. The hospitality-driven approach Resimercial design is a term used to describe a style of interior design that combines both residential and commercial elements.

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KFC & FareShare launch campaign to raise awareness of community kitchens and drive more volunteers

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! KFC and food redistribution charity FareShare today reveal a new ‘Bucket Bike’ designed to raise awareness of community kitchens and the need for more of the volunteers who power them. This comes as KFC hits the milestone of 1 million meals redistributed via FareShare.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Esprit posts $460 million loss in ‘distressing’ year

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-headquartered fashion retailer Esprit Holdings has reported an annual net loss of HK$2.339 billion ($460 million) following an “extremely difficult and distressing” year. Revenue for the year ended December 31 was HK$5.912 billion, representing a 16 per cent decrease. Revenue from e-commerce, wholesale and retail all dropped by 14-20 per cent, while licensing sales remained relatively stable.

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Selling a Probate Property As-Is vs. Renovation: Pros and Cons

Retail Focus

When an individual passes away, their property often enters a legal process known as probate. This process can be both emotionally and financially taxing for the heirs or executors involved. One of the primary considerations during this time is deciding the best approach to selling the probate property. The options typically boil down to selling the property as-is or undertaking renovations before putting it on the market.

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Plate: Embracing urban elegance with Ceramiche Keope’s metal-inspired series

Design Wanted

Since 1995, Italian brand Ceramiche Keope has specialised in crafting porcelain stoneware floor and wall surfaces. Its ethos revolves around meticulous attention to detail, social responsibility, […] The post Plate: Embracing urban elegance with Ceramiche Keope’s metal-inspired series appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Pop Mart profit more than doubles as global expansion continues

Inside Retail

Collectible toy retailer Pop Mart says its net profit increased by more than 100 per cent last year. The growth is largely due to expansion in multiple markets, especially in Asia where the ‘blind box toy’ specialist’s next expansion plan is into Vietnam with the opening of its first two stores. The stores, set to open in May, will be located in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City and the tourist resort destination Ba Na Hills near Danang, the president of Pop Mart International, Ju

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How To Improve Driver Safety Within Fleets

Retail Focus

Ensuring the safety of drivers within fleet operations is paramount for businesses that rely on vehicles for their day-to-day activities. With the increasing number of vehicles on the road, enhancing driver safety not only contributes to the well-being of employees but also significantly reduces operational costs related to accidents and insurance premiums.

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Royal Mail announces nationwide locker service in partnership with Quadient

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! Royal Mail has launched a new partnership with global parcel locker operator Quadient, providing customers with more choice to make sending and receiving parcels as convenient as possible. The partnership means Royal Mail customers will have access to parcel lockers for the first time.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with 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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Influenced by storytelling, visual elements, and harmonious color combinations

Design Wanted

In the bustling and vibrant world of design, where tradition meets innovation, Mooque Sarunphon Boonto‘s design ethos, deeply ingrained with the nuances of storytelling, visual allure, […] The post Influenced by storytelling, visual elements, and harmonious color combinations appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Solomon Lew plans to spin off Peter Alexander and Smiggle next year

Inside Retail

Retail billionaire Solomon Lew has announced plans to spin off two major brands Peter Alexander and Smiggle from his public company Premier Investments next year, as part of a global expansion strategy. Children’s stationery label Smiggle is expected to become a separately listed company by the end of January, while the demerger of pyjamas retailer Peter Alexander will also take place later next year.

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Easy Steps to Move Your Funds: A Beginner’s Guide

Retail Focus

In today’s world, managing and moving your money is an essential skill. Whether you’re paying bills, saving for a vacation, or sending money to a friend, knowing how to transfer money safely and efficiently is key. This guide is designed to help beginners navigate the process of moving their funds with ease. Understanding Different Methods to Transfer Money There are several ways to move your funds, like online transfers, bank wires, and mobile apps.

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Mooradian Studio sprays London boutique interior with recycled newspaper pulp

Dezeen

Architecture office Mooradian Studio used spray-on paper pulp to create a bumpy texture across the walls and ceilings of north London menswear store Natalino. Taking over a former art gallery in Fitzrovia, Natalino 's first physical store was designed to reflect the brand's garments. Natalino has opened its first physical store "Nathan's clothes use a lot of natural textures and you can often see how they're constructed, so we wanted to capture those qualities in the interior," studio founder Ar

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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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Fueling Retail Expansion: Exploring Financing Options For Business Growth

RetailMinded

For retailers looking to expand their operations, securing financing is a crucial step to fuel growth. Whether opening new locations, renovating existing stores, or investing in technology and inventory, retail expansion requires significant capital investment. Financing this growth remains a significant challenge for many retailers, from small boutiques to large chains.

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ACCC survey finds Australians skipping meals to feed children

Inside Retail

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging more consumers to participate in its survey on household spending as the consumer watchdog investigates the pricing practices of supermarkets. According to initial survey responses, some Australians have been skipping or sacrificing meals to feed their children. Moreover, many younger Australians and low-income households are spending up to 25 per cent of their net income on groceries, with some of them saying they now substitut

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Using boundary objects for enhanced design perspectives and insights

Design Wanted

April heralds springtime in Cambridge, Massachusetts, bringing with it a welcome warmth. During my brief winter break, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Moholy-Nagy University […] The post Using boundary objects for enhanced design perspectives and insights appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Tips for Keeping Shelves Stocked and Customers Happy

Creative Displays Now

Effective inventory management in retail is paramount to success. It entails buying, tracking, storing and selling stock, meeting customer demand and keeping costs down across the supply chain. Through inventory management best practices, you can avoid running out of top-selling products or having a warehouse full of items you can’t sell. Retail inventory management requires expert knowledge to understand buying trends, data and market analysis to set the correct prices and automation and

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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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The Role of Custom Millwork in Branding Retail Stores

FC Dadson

In the competitive retail landscape, a strong and distinct brand identity is essential for attracting and maintaining loyal customers. Besides logos and marketing campaigns, the physical appearance of a retail store is an important element of branding. Custom millwork can enhance brand identity, as well as provide retailers with spaces that are both functional and visually appealing.

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Coles has plan to enhance customer experience through AI

Inside Retail

Supermarket chain Coles says it is looking to scale artificial intelligence across its operations to enhance customer experience. In one example, partnering with Microsoft, the supermarket chain is adopting a “computer vision feature” that accurately scans fresh produce through plastic bags. Coles also deployed the technology to monitor deli counters, alerting staff when a customer approaches to ensure assistance.

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Architecture Hunter Awards, calling Architects from around the world

Design Wanted

The Architecture Hunter Awards (AHA) were established to commend architectural excellence on a global scale, aiming to recognize and celebrate groundbreaking and influential designs in a […] The post Architecture Hunter Awards, calling Architects from around the world appeared first on DesignWanted.

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Apparatus updates Los Angeles showroom to include a “modernist grotto”

Dezeen

New York-based studio Apparatus has redesigned its Hollywood showroom with multiple material schemas and a range of its lighting and furniture products to evoke a feeling of "discovery" for visitors. The 5,000-square-foot (464 square metres) Hollywood showroom first opened in 2018 in a former warehouse. Apparatus redesigned the interiors – which previously consisted of bold geometric and neoclassical elements – opting for an experience featuring a progression of materials that create distinct ex

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Forrester Report: Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions

Understanding the intricate world of Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is a common challenge for tech buyers. When it comes to defining the functions of Point-of-Sale systems, the communications have yet to be standardized–—until now. Forrester’s new report, Demystifying The Technical Functions of POS Solutions, breaks through the noise and provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to evaluate the features of POS systems.

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A.P.C. store by Laurent Deroo

Retail Design Blog

French contemporary fashion brand A.P.C. has firmly rooted in Japan since its arrival in 1991, operating no less than 28.

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Brandbank Group CEO Peter Halkett departs after nine months

Inside Retail

Brandbank Group CEO Peter Halkett has vacated the position just less than a year after his appointment , according to his LinkedIn profile. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) also reported that the fashion company has already informed its suppliers and employees that a new CEO will be named in due course. A retail industry CEO told the AFR that there was “no chemistry” between Halkett and the company.

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Deliveroo supports 81,000 UK restaurant and grocery jobs as it drives revenue for partners and the wider sector

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! New independent analysis finds that Deliveroo supports 81,000 jobs in its restaurants, grocery partners and their wider supply chains, contributing £1.9 billion to the UK economy in 2022. The new report from economic research consultancy Capital Economics highlights the positive impact Deliveroo makes to the UK hospitality sector and the wider economy, a

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Lamin-8 and Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 dance the night away with unique wedding application 

Drytac

Toronto-based Lamin-8 used Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 to create a personalised dancefloor for use at a client’s wedding. Canadian printing and lamination solutions provider Lamin-8 used Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 monomeric PVC film to create a unique and personalised dance floor for a customer’s wedding. Operating out of Toronto since 1986, Lamin-8 delivers printing, mounting and finishing services to clients across a whole host of sectors.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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AVVENN by Time To Gather

Retail Design Blog

AVVENN, a diverse designer brand, was established in Shanghai in 2021. Skilled in merging artistic aesthetics with avant-garde consciousness in.

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Kate Spade CEO & brand president on creating social impact through collaboration

Inside Retail

Liz Fraser is the CEO and brand president of iconic American accessories brand Kate Spade New York. Prior to her appointment in 2020, Fraser was the president of luxury womenswear brand Lafayette 148 New York. In 2012 Fraser became the president of Marc Jacobs after over 13 years in the business before leaving to become the CEO of Anne Klein in 2015.

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BrewDog Distilling Co., launches DUO White Rum

Retail Times

Retail Times publishes international & UK retail news covering products, data, tech, packaging, people, research, comment and more besides! BrewDog Distilling Co., is proud to announce the official launch of its DUO White Rum, this will join its existing rum SKUs which includes DUO Spiced Rum and DUO Spiced with Caramelised Pineapple Rum. Synonymous with category disruption, BrewDog Distilling Co. has built a reputation for challenging norms and setting new standards.

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AVANTGARDE sets a new precedent for cutting edge design with Saadiyat Nights 

Design Middleeast

To kick start 2024, AVANTGARDE (the global experience agency) created a unique one-of-a-kind venue in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, in association with the Departure of Culture and Tourism. Saadiyat Nights which marked Abu Dhabi ’s first-ever open-air music series, brought together a month-long vibrant celebration of culture and global entertainment.

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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.