Sharetea plans 20 more stores this year as expansion plan resumes

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Bubble-tea brand Sharetea says it is planning expansion in Australia as the country recovers from Covid restrictions. Established almost 10 years ago, the brand boasts 90 franchised stores now and plans to expand it to 110 stores by the end of this year.

Retail’s new range: The evolution of merchandise planning

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This is creating new challenges for retail operations, including a particular demand for agile merchandise planning and supply-chain processes. Such decisions are not new; however, they are now occurring outside of typical planning cycles and with less data to guide them.

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Ikea to launch small-format Planning Studio concept in Australia

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Ikea is to launch its small-format planning studio concept in two locations in Australia this year. The first is in Northwest Melbourne, with the second planned for Newcastle. The post Ikea to launch small-format Planning Studio concept in Australia appeared first on Inside Retail.

ARA reveals plans for First Responders Day on June 30

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The post ARA reveals plans for First Responders Day on June 30 appeared first on Inside Retail. Retailers both large and small will offer special discounts to front line workers across Australia on June 30 to commemorate First Responders Day.

Fortnum & Mason exec discusses APAC expansion and digital plans

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The post Fortnum & Mason exec discusses APAC expansion and digital plans appeared first on Inside Retail. Founded in London’s Piccadilly in 1707, Fortnum & Mason is venturing into the digital space with the recent launch of its official store on Tmall Global in China.

MyDeal launches local experiences marketplace, plans for expansion

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The company also plans to expand operations to New Zealand in the first half of the calendar year, and then move to offshore markets like the UK and US. The post MyDeal launches local experiences marketplace, plans for expansion appeared first on Inside Retail.

Myer to close Blacktown store as downsizing plan continues

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As the troubled department store retailer tries to reight-size its portfolio in the wake of consumers moving online to shop, Myer said the Blacktown store closure was the fifth under its Customer First Plan launched in January 2019.

Adore Beauty records good growth, plans to launch skincare line

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Adore Beauty CEO Tennealle O’Shannessy said the company is executing a strategic plan that will accelerate growth and increase the lifetime value of customers. “We The post Adore Beauty records good growth, plans to launch skincare line appeared first on Inside Retail.

My Foodie Box raises $6 million in IPO, plans expansion

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Now, using its fresh capital, it plans to expand into a broader online food retail offer, ramping up its marketing activity and further developing its technology platform to expand its geographical footprint.

Plan to Drink

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Mad Mex returns to Australian ownership, ends Asia expansion plans

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The recent acquisition also means the end of Mad Mex’s ambitious expansion plan in Asia , which was announced two years ago before the pandemic forced it to change the strategy. . “I The post Mad Mex returns to Australian ownership, ends Asia expansion plans appeared first on Inside Retail.

Mad Lords Plans Expansion

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Mad Lords (Paris) is planning to expand its footprint with an additional three stores in 2022, Forbes reports. The fine jewelry boutique is planning to open new locations in Belgium, Brussels, and another on Rue St.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

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The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75

Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading

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Garden centre retailer, Dobbies has announced today (Friday 13 May) that it has been granted planning permission to build a new 60,000 sq ft store in Reading. The post Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

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A group of 80 employers around Australia including Coles Group, Woolworths Group, Wesfarmers and Scentre Group, have signed an open letter calling on state and federal leaders to follow Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s lead, and stick with the four phase National Plan to reopen the country.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

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The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75

Forever 21 Plans New Location in China

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The post Forever 21 Plans New Location in China appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Forever 21 (Los Angeles) will soon open a physical store in China, its third attempt to enter the market, reports WWD.

NSW announces five-year plan to phase out plastics

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New South Wales has become the latest state to commit to ditching single-use plastics, announcing a $356 million five-year plan which could see lightweight plastic bags, disposable cutlery, cotton buds and more cut out by next year.

8 key points to master your range planning

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Range planning: Significant enough in the buying and merchandising cycle to send a shiver down the spine of your team when the new season rolls around. Below are some of the key points you need to keep in mind to perfect your planning.

Beyond the beach: Richard Facioni outlines plans for Surfstitch

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As a result, Surfstitch has shifted its focus to improving its conversion rate and increasing its basket size, and one of the key ways it plans to do so is by expanding its offering. The post Beyond the beach: Richard Facioni outlines plans for Surfstitch appeared first on Inside Retail.

How H&M took workforce planning to the next level

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At fashion retail giant H&M group, workforce planning has become a critical part of daily activity. The creation of H&M’s workforce planning system began back in 2012 when the company deployed Board to track the performance of individual stores.

Starbucks Plans to Shutter Stores in Russia

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Starbucks plans on paying its current 2000 Russian employees for six months post-shut down in order to help them with the transition. The post Starbucks Plans to Shutter Stores in Russia appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans

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This story continues at Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans. Kikkoman is launching a TV campaign this autumn, following the “success” of its Chinese New Year activity earlier this year.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

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And it doesn’t plan to stop there. The post ‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace appeared first on Inside Retail.

How to achieve profit growth with a killer assortment plan

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With customer demands coming in hotter and the stakes higher than ever, assortment planning is the key to profit growth. Here, we help you avoid profit margin mayhem with a considered, data-driven assortment plan. What is assortment planning? Why is assortment planning important?

Why retailers need to fall in love with demand planning

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While several factors are contributing to the cause, inefficient and outdated planning and analysis methods used by many retailers and restaurateurs are playing a key part. How can predictive demand planning help retailers to survive?

Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney

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The development application is subject to approval from the NSW Department of Planning, and will support 440 jobs during its construction phase and a further 250 once operational. The post Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney appeared first on Inside Retail.

Inside Scotch & Soda’s plans for world domination

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Dutch fashion retailer Scotch & Soda is accelerating its global expansion plans with a total of 15 new brick-and-mortar stores and 12 shop-in-shops opening worldwide over the next six months. IR: How are you planning to grow the brand in Asia Pacific?

How startup Good & Fugly plans to expand the fight on food waste nationwide

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Direct-to-consumer fruit and vegetable subscription retailer Good & Fugly has plans to expand its service to Melbourne and Brisbane by the end of 2022, and hopes to cultivate a national footprint by the end of 2023.

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

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is planning to go public and filed itself under the ticker “SG” on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reports. The post Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Sweetgreen (Culver City, Calif.)

Emperor Champagne plans physical expansion following strong online growth

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The post Emperor Champagne plans physical expansion following strong online growth appeared first on Inside Retail. Online wine destination Emperor Champagne is revamping its e-commerce site and subscription service, Champagne Club, as it gears up to open its first physical stores.

Maison de Sabré unveils global expansion plans

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Our plan is to really expand our network to have a true omnichannel experience, which will be a collection of on-the-ground physical retail, own retail and an online store experience,” Omar de Sabré, Maison de Sabré’s creative director and CEO, told Inside Retail.

The Merchandise Planning balancing act has never been more tippy

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An increase in volatility in any one of these variables would be troublesome for a retailer, but when all six are in play it makes for a perfect planning storm. The planners in turn use data and adopt planning methodologies of varying complexity to move stock at optimum price and margin. .

Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan

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” This new afforestation investment in New Zealand will see its first planned harvest to take place at the end of the first rotation, 30 years after planting. The post Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan appeared first on Inside Retail.

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

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The post Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice appeared first on Inside Retail. Amazon wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother – or anyone else.

Cettire reports strong sales growth, plans to invest in new storefronts

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The brand is also planning to launch a beauty category to expand the company’s market in the hope of becoming the world’s leading online luxury destination. The post Cettire reports strong sales growth, plans to invest in new storefronts appeared first on Inside Retail.

Nisa already planning for next Easter

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Nisa’s independent retailers are already being encouraged to plan for next Easter, with the group’s Spring range available for ordering from tomorrow (8th October). This story continues at Nisa already planning for next Easter.

Baby Bunting records higher profits, plans expansion into New Zealand

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In a results presentation, Baby Bunting’s CEO and MD, Matt Spencer indicated the company has plans to enter the New Zealand market with 10 stores. The post Baby Bunting records higher profits, plans expansion into New Zealand appeared first on Inside Retail.

Why it’s a good idea to offer payment plans to your business customers

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This article outlines why tapping into automated accounts receivable solutions along with offering more convenient payment plans to your business customers is a good idea and smart business practice. Why should your business provide payment plans to business customers?

Victorian sick leave plan for casual workers dubbed ‘illogical’

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The post Victorian sick leave plan for casual workers dubbed ‘illogical’ appeared first on Inside Retail. In a pilot scheme, the Victorian government has announced it will trial a sick leave for casual workers estimated to cost $245.6 million over a two year period.

Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics

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The post Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group is backing Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics by creating infinite recycling.

Witchery works its magic: Inside its growth plans for 2022

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Sustainability is top of mind for all major retailers at the moment and whilst it is one of the biggest challenges for our industry, it’s also one of the biggest opportunities for brands to showcase what they are doing in this space and their plans well beyond 2022.

Glossier Plans Three New Stores

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Glossier (New York) is planning to open three permanent brick-and-mortar stores, according to a company blog post. The brand is also planning to reopen a store in New York by 2022. The post Glossier Plans Three New Stores appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.