Essential Fixtures and Displays For Opening A Craft Store


Among retail stores, craft stores face a unique set of challenges because of the wide array of products they tend to carry. The craft industry covers diverse hobbies ranging from knitting and sewing to scrapbooking and card making, to creating jewelry, apparel, and art.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

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Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.


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In-Store Marketing for the Holiday Season

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In-Store Marketing: Holiday Season 2021 Each year, retailers transform their stores to entice consumers as they shop for holiday gifts. Take a look at two of the main trends during this time of yea. In-Store Marketing for the Holiday Season In-store marketing during the holiday season can vary based on store type and brand. If able, stores may opt to transform into a holiday wonderland, with Christmas taking over every square inch of the retail location.

Times of huge changes: How is Retail adapting?

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Retail is adapting the experience of connecting the offline with the online world to survive, settle and grow in times of huge changes in the user buyer behaviour. As humans, we need to feel that we are part of something, understand what we are and where we belong. That is part of our needs.

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QSR Blends The On-And-Off Premise Experience

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An easy and sexy way to brand a store.

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Laser-cut steel can be just the ticket to make your logo sing when you brand a store. The cash wrap counter at The Rivers Edge in Bozeman. 16 gauge steel sheets with the store’s logo laser cut through to reveal the wood from the cabinet behind it.

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

Inside Retail

Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

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Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

Inside Retail

The backlash toward leather-good brand Hermès has sparked protests around the world from affiliates of PETA after footage emerged last week of the “barbaric” conditions of its crocodile farm suppliers.

Don’t miss out – it’s now or never for digital transformation

Inside Retail

We’re living in an era that has seen profound technological advances change the face of retail. Just a decade ago, Instagram and Afterpay were barely in their inception phase – now, it’s hard to imagine any B2C business not taking advantage of these tools.

Exclusive: ARA launches retail recruitment platform to remove bias

Inside Retail

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has launched a new retail recruitment platform that promises to reduce the time and cost associated with filling roles from the head office to the frontline, and help remove unconscious bias from the hiring process. .

Australians’ use of loyalty programs tested during pandemic

Inside Retail

Covid-19 tested many parts of the way Australians interact with the retail industry, and their commitment to loyalty programs was not spared.

Boxing Day spend tipped to hit $4bn this year

Inside Retail

Australians are tipped to spend $4 billion on Boxing Day this year – a premium on last year’s expectations of $2.6 billion – according to predictions from Commonwealth Bank.

Grill’d marketing deemed “extremely inappropriate”

Inside Retail

A recent advertisement made by burger chain Grill’d has been slammed by the Ad Standards board for suggesting sexual violence to its audience, after it showcased a Ronald McDonald-like clown seemingly exposing himself to children in an alley.

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Inside Retail

Retailers have 11 billion reasons to look forward to this Christmas period, according to the Australian Retailers Association.

Selfridges launch Garden Centre

Retail Focus

Today, 21 June, Selfridges launches its Garden Centre, a playful response to a boom in outdoor appreciation, as part of Good Nature, Selfridges’ creative theme for 2021.

Woolworths, Big W, Endeavour introduce paid gender affirmation leave

Inside Retail

Employees across the Woolworths Group in Australia and New Zealand will be entitled to up to two weeks paid gender affirmation leave as part of policy changes introduced this week.

Online only supermarket Geezy Go launches in Sydney

Inside Retail

New on-demand food and grocery service Geezy Go has launched a digital supermarket serving Sydney, aiming to compete with Woolworths and Coles. . The online supermarket offers an under 20-minute delivery service, promising products priced similar to or lower than its rivals.

Harrods open second beauty emporium H beauty in Milton Keynes

Retail Focus

Following the launch of its inaugural store in Lakeside, Essex in September 2020, Harrods has announced the opening of its next stand-alone H beauty destination in centre:mk, Milton Keynes. The 29,000 sq.ft.

2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

Inside Retail

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Zahra, with spending down 0.8 per cent in September compared to last year.

Coles’ latest power agreement locks in 2025 renewable energy goal

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles has finalised its plan to power its sites by 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of FY25, signing the last power purchase agreement needed to meet the target earlier this week.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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Amazon launches resale platform in Australia

Inside Retail

Amazon Australia is getting into resale with the local launch of Amazon Warehouse – the online giant’s storefront for pre-owned and open-box items across a range of products.

Selfridges is ready to reopen as it unveils its new windows four days early

Retail Focus

The Oxford Street store windows reveal precedes Selfridges reopening on Monday 12 April, when customers will be able to enjoy new and unique experiences dreamed up while its doors have been closed.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

McDonald’s heading to Federal Court over denied rest breaks

Inside Retail

The Shops, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a case against a second McDonald’s franchisee in the Federal Court, claiming the owner-operator of a number of sites across South Australia denied workers paid rest breaks.

Levi’s Tees and Jeans X Lucky Fox

Retail Focus

The Levi’s® store in Bromley is the first in a line of branches to have a shift in design and strategy, in collaboration with Lucky Fox , as the brand hits a new direction.

Kate Morris’ new private equity firm will be 50 per cent women. Here’s why

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Last week, Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris and former Quadrant Growth Fund managing partner Justin Ryan announced their new venture: Glow Capital Partners. The private equity firm is looking to invest between $20 and $50 million in later-stage, values-led growth companies.

Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

Retail Focus

Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

Post-Christmas trading period to hit $21 billion: ARA

Inside Retail

The Australian Retailers’ Association is expecting Aussies’ pent-up demand for shopping to continue beyond Christmas, divining that a record $21 billion will be spent in stores and online in the period between Boxing Day and January 15.

Aldi Australia targets food in drive to eliminate waste to landfill

Inside Retail

Aldi Australia has taken another step toward more sustainable local operations, announcing it is committing to zero waste to landfill by 2025.

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Harvey Norman hits record profit in Australia

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has delivered another strong year in spite of the Covid-19 crisis, with total revenue up 15.3 per cent to $9.49 billion, and profit after tax up 75 per cent to $841.4 million. Earnings at the furniture and homewares business also spiked during the year, growing 54 per cent to $1.45

Black Friday sales grew 34 per cent in 2021: Shopify

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Black Friday was a successful endeavour for many Australian businesses, according to data from Shopify which found that, over the course of last Friday, local sales grew 34 per cent on the firm’s records from last year.

Amazon to open hair salon in UK to trial latest technology

Retail Focus

Amazon is cutting into the hair styling sector with the opening of its own salon in the UK. The bricks-and-mortar “experiential” venue is launching in London’s Spitalfields, on Brushfield Street, as a showcase for new products and the latest industry technology.

Why the Australian Fashion Council is helping start-ups enter the metaverse

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From Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana to Nike, major fashion brands in recent months have been embracing NFTs and now, small Australian businesses will be given support to explore virtual fashion, thanks to a new FashTech Lab program from the Australian Fashion Council (AFC).

AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

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The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.