7 Critical Tips for Specialty Retailers in the Amazon Era

The Retail Doctor

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Henderson Companies Appoints New Specialty Retail Practice Director


(PRESS RELEASE) LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the appointment of eight-year company veteran Michael Branson to the role of retail sector specialty practice director for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions.


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IRDC 2021: The Retail Rumba: Solutions for Specialty Retailers


Breakout Session: The Retail Rumba: Solutions for Specialty Retailers. Ready to take two steps forward—and maybe a step or two to the side—as a specialty retailer working closely with your customers? Events consumer insights data IRDC 2021 specialty retail

How Much Should You Flex a Format?


John Ryan eataly flexible formats post-pandemic retail concept specialty retail format uk eatalySo we’ve got an Eataly in London.

Victoria’s Secret launches online store in Australia

Inside Retail

Global intimate specialty retailer Victoria’s Secret, has expanded its presence in Australia with the launch of an e-commerce beauty store. The post Victoria’s Secret launches online store in Australia appeared first on Inside Retail.

M·A·C opens new retail concept at Salt Lake City International Airport, Terminal A

Retail Times

M·A·C Cosmetics, in partnership with Hudson, welcomes domestic and international travelers to an innovative specialty retail concept in Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) –Concourse A. Retail News Retailer News M·A·C

Tasmania’s first new neighbour centre in a decade opens at Glebe Hill

Inside Retail

Property developer Tipalea says construction of its Glebe Hill Village retail centre in metropolitan Hobart is now complete. The centre spans 5900sqm and includes 18 specialty retailers.

Warrnambool regional mall Gateway Plaza up for sale

Inside Retail

Anchored by two supermarkets – Coles and Aldi – and discount department store Kmart, the centre also has 31 specialty retailers and other mini-major chain tenants, including Chemist Warehouse, The Reject Shop and Best & Less.

JGA Chair Ken Nisch Publishes Sustainability Book


Ken Nisch, Chair of JGA, and Vilma Barr, Director of Barr Publications and Editorial Services, recently authored the book “Sustainability for Retail: How Retail Leaders Create Environmental, Social & Cultural Innovations,” which examines the role retailers play in the worldwide climate crisis.

Teva partners with Black Rainbow to unveil Pride Sandals

Inside Retail

The range is available online from the Teva store and from specialty retailers. The post Teva partners with Black Rainbow to unveil Pride Sandals appeared first on Inside Retail.

Brisbane’s West Village retail precinct sells for $202 million

Inside Retail

Centuria Capital Group has secured the $202 million West Village retail precinct within Sekisui House’s $1.1 Spanning 16,560sqm, the West Village retail precinct includes two anchor supermarkets, which are complemented by cafes, restaurants, bars, parklands and wellness facilities.

Fujitsu Market Place Self-Checkout goes live in the UK

Retail Times

Designed as an integral part of Fujitsu Market Place, and targeted at fashion and specialty retailers, Market Place Self-Checkout serves to re-invent the in-store experience by offering easy, in-store checkout flexibility for shoppers. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News Fujitsu Market Place Self-CheckoutFujitsu is today announcing that Fujitsu Market Place Self-Checkout (SCO) is live in a fast-fashion store in the UK.

Batteries Plus Nearly Finished with Remodeling Store Fleet


The company says the goal of Project Volt is to communicate its position as a specialty retailer of “more than just batteries.”. Headlines Batteries Plus specialty non-apparel

Bed Bath & Beyond Names Sue Gove President, CEO


She’s held those titles on an interim basis for the past four months, when she replaced Mark Tritton, who was ousted after the home goods retailer suffered back-to-back quarters of plunging sales. Bed Bath & Beyond (Union, N.J.) has named Sue Gove President and CEO.

The North Face’s Global Growth Plan Calls For 300 New Stores


has unveiled a five-year growth plan that calls for the outdoor retailer to add up to 300 retail and partner locations globally, including more than 70 new stores in North America. The specialty retailer, a unit of VF Corp. The North Face (Alameda, Calif.)

Our Place Opens First Retail Store


Our Place, which describes itself as a mission-driven kitchenware brand, has opened its first-ever retail store in the brand’s hometown of Los Angeles.

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PetSmart, DoorDash Partner for Same-Day Delivery


Last-mile logistics company DoorDash (San Francisco) and specialty retailer PetSmart (Phoenix) have announced a partnetship to facilitate on-demand delivery of pet supplies and accessories across almost 1500 PetSmart locations in the U.S.,

A Pea in the Pod® opens new concept stores in Chicago and New York City

Retail Focus

A Pea in the Pod, the well-known designer and specialty retailer of luxe maternity apparel and accessories, is returning to its retail roots with the opening of two new concept stores located in Chicago and New York City.

Workers Vote in Favor of Union at California REI Store


Specialty retailer REI (Kent, Wash.) In March, an REI store in New York City’s SoHo district was the first of the retailer’s stores to unionize. saw its second store unionize Friday, with workers of REI’s Berkeley, Calif.,

LL Flooring Continues Brick-and-Mortar Push


LL Flooring (Richmond, VA), a specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring, opened six new stores between April and June. Headlines LL Flooring specialty non-apparel store openings

Eric Feigenbaum Lends Leadership Insight for New Book


Ken Nisch, Chair of JGA, and Vilma Barr, Director of Barr Publications and Editorial Services, recently authored the book “ Sustainability for Retail: How Retail Leaders Create Environmental, Social & Cultural Innovations ,” which examines the role retailers play in the worldwide climate crisis.

ChaseDesign Merges with JGA Environmental Design Firm


based retail design firm, will merge with JGA, an environmental design agency based in Southfield, Mich. JGA focuses on building retail and branded locations within a “shopping as an emotional exercise” framework. Headlines Latest News Top mergers and acquisitions retail design firms

Retail appointments of the week

Inside Retail

Aussie retail giant Barbeques Galore has just beefed up its team, welcoming on board Steve Gardner as general manager, retail and Rosie Alford as general manager, product. Eco-friendly lifestyle online retailer Flora and Fauna has just hired Nadia Lotter as general manager.

Creating the new masculinity: Brands take aim at men’s mental health

Inside Retail

At the same time, more consumers are looking for brands they love to speak out on on social and political issues, opening the door for retail businesses to join the conversation around mental health and suicide. Australia is facing a mental health crisis.

So you think it’s time for a digital transformation. Read this first

Inside Retail

There’s no denying that the pandemic created the perfect conditions for online retail. Online retail sales showed exceptionally large growth over the main lockdown periods of 2020 and 2021. Read this first appeared first on Inside Retail.

Easter 2022: Your state-by-state guide to retail trading rules

Inside Retail

There are 18 types of business that are exempt from the restrictions, as well as small shop retailers that employ four or fewer staff. All other independent retail shops that are not food and grocery retailers must close on Good Friday.

Retail appointments for the week

Inside Retail

Retail investment platform Alquemie Group grows team. Cusack was previously head of international business at menswear specialty retailer Retail Apparel Group. Jewellery retailer Michael Hill International chair Emma Hill will be stepping down from her role on June 28.

Behind the scenes of Baby Bunting’s long-awaited digital transformation

Inside Retail

In 2019, Baby Bunting relaunched its e-commerce site on a new platform that was intended to give the specialty retailer more digital features and functionality. The retailer ended up writing off the entire cost of the $3.2

A Pea in the Pod Opens Stores in Chicago, New York


“Prior to the pandemic all our retail locations were closed, and since then, we’ve been focusing our efforts on offering moms and expecting moms-to-be a robust digital shopping experience that’s accessible and convenient. A Pea in the Pod (Moorestown, N.J.),

Meet the fast fashion brand making shoes out of offcuts

Inside Retail

Kinzu Brands is the business behind successful Australian shoe brand Sol Sana, whose leather boots, mules and sandals are sold by leading retailers around the world, including David Jones, The Iconic, Nordstrom and Revolve. Inside Retail : How did you come up with the idea for St.

Revealed: Raffles’ strategy to lure back in luxury customers

Inside Retail

This program will cover around 111,000 sq ft of retail space across levels one to three. Shoppers can expect a specially curated mix of well-established, premium brands, across fashion, beauty and lifestyle categories, with new retail formats and elevated shopping experiences.

The lockdown liquor trends that are here to stay

Inside Retail

Retailers and venues have had to reconsider and adapt their business models. E-commerce adoption and acceleration has, of course, been one of the pandemic’s big retail stories. Or via partnerships with retailers for e-commerce orders.

Small Team Retailers Still Earn Big: A Review of the RIS Top 100 Retailers


Two small team retailers hold onto large shares of the retail market for the second year in a row. To support over 1,800 locations, this small team retailer might operate a store with as few as two people on the clock.

Lifting the logo: Inside the rebrand of Thai supermarket Lotus’s

Inside Retail

When British mega-retailer Tesco called time on its Southeast Asian retail business in February last year, and sold its interests to Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group for $10.6

Henderson Companies Appoints New Retail Sector Executive


(PRESS RELEASE) LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies proudly announces the promotion of Jason Zoeller to retail sector executive for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. Major congratulations to Jason Zoeller, who I’m honored to pass the retail sector baton to,” said Wollum.

Open to Buy: The Retail Business Art

Retailing Insight

I am going to describe a process by which your retail store can make money. After all, retail is supposed to fun, especially in the wellness market. The process is actively in use at every major chain store, department store and larger specialty store chain.

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Filson Brings a Barn to Manhattan for Newest Flagship


There, specialty retailer Filson (Seattle) – a 124-year-old maker and seller of men’s and women’s outdoor clothing, accessories and luggage – opened a flagship store whose interior incorporates major structural elements of a rustic barn. Specialty Apparel specialty apparel

Here’s how Best & Less plans to stand out in the crowded discount sector

Inside Retail

The IPO follows a $40 million private equity investment from retail juggernaut Brett Blundy’s BB Retail Capital. . Best & Less sees itself as a hybrid between a discount department store (DDS) and specialty retailer. “We

Why Should You Choose Fuhrmann Construction For Your Next Project?

Fuhrmann Construction

The commercial contractor you choose for your project will have a significant impact on its success. So, choose carefully. While there may be lots of potential fits out there, we want to be the company that helps you with all your commercial construction needs.


Retail Minded

2021 was unlike any other year in commerce history, pushing digitalization full speed ahead thanks to the pandemic forcing retailers to adapt to changes in consumption, channel shifts, supply chain, customer expectations and more. .

How Malaysian department store Pavilion is connecting with customers

Inside Retail

The retail industry in Malaysia has struggled during Covid, but shopping centre Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur has continued to find a way to reach consumers. Here, we chat with CEO of retail, Dato’ Joyce Yap, about the future of malls and how sector have evolved in the past year.

Analysis: Luxury retail in the post-Covid landscape

Inside Retail

Each country in the APAC region experiences different customer and retailer behaviours and will emerge from the pandemic at different speeds. Retail the New Way. During the pandemic, omnichannel retail matured to the point where on and offline are now indivisible. WeChat has emerged as a social and commercial ecosystem within which consumers can manage their social and retail life: they can post, make calls, send messages, play games, pay bills, buy products and book taxis.

7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid in Retail


The retail industry has always been competitive, but the last few years have been more challenging than ever. All the while, retail profit margins are shrinking. As such, every retailer needs to be aware of the right strategies in order to be truly successful in the current landscape.