June, 2022

Choice lodges OAIC complaint over ‘intrusive’ facial recognition technology

Inside Retail

Three of Australia’s largest retail chains are the subject of a complaint lodged with the nation’s privacy regulator by consumer advocacy organisation Choice, which alleges the companies are using “unreasonably intrusive” facial recognition technology on customers.

Harrods to open stand-alone beauty emporium in Gateshead

Retail Focus

The opening of this fifth H beauty store nationally demonstrates Harrods’ continued commitment to bringing its beauty authority, expert curation, and luxury shopping experience to a wider audience across the UK. H beauty Gateshead is opening at 9am in the Metrocentre on the 14 th June. .

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Regional Grocers Will Merge to Form Ethnic-Focused Supermarket

VMS

Apollo Global Management has acquired Cardenas Markets (Ontario, CA), one of the largest Hispanic grocery chains in the U.S., and will merge it with Tony’s Fresh Market (Itasca, IL), another regional grocer in the firm’s portfolio.

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In my opinion: what retailers really want from their technology providers

Retail Times

What retailers really want from their technology providers is often overshadowed in the media and at events by the futurology or exciting but peripheral innovation. Time to focus on the basics, says Duncan Potter, CMO from Pricer. In my opinion Opinion Time Pricer

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Building a bond with adhesive solutions?

Drytac

Authored by Glen Fitzgerald, Technical Sales Manager at Drytac. Adhesives are one of the most common and necessary components of many applications across a whole host of markets and industries.

Usdaw repeats call for government action as RPI hits 11.7%

Talking Retail

Retail trade union Usdaw is calling on the government to take immediate action to tackle the growing cost of living crisis, as inflation reaches a 40 year high and wages continue to be devalued by rising prices. The Retail Prices Index increased to 11.7%

Samsung Australia fined $14 million over false water-resistance claims

Inside Retail

Australia’s competition regulator said on Thursday a court has ordered the local unit of Samsung Electronics to pay a penalty of $14 million over misleading claims about a water-resistance feature in some of its smartphones.

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Adidas Files Federal Lawsuit Against Nike

VMS

Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) filed a federal lawsuit against Nike (Beaverton, Ore.) last week claiming that Nike infringed on nine of its technology related patents, reports The Verge. The patents are related to Adidas’s adjustable shoe technology, some digital products and apps.

Covid, Brexit and stock availability damaging profitability in retail businesses, research shows

Retail Times

A new survey commissioned by OGL Group reveals that Covid, Brexit and supply chain issues are the greatest factors affecting profitability for retail wholesale and distribution businesses in 2022. Data Time Research OGL Group

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Five Ways Retailers Can Benefit From Coworking Spaces 

Retail Minded

Many would-be entrepreneurs and startup owners expect to enter the retail industry more efficiently than any other business niche. After all, there are so many possible tangible products to sell. Many retail business ventures hold promising potential, from consumable items to daily necessities.

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New on-the-go cans are a rum idea

Talking Retail

Rum brand, Dead Man’s Fingers, is expanding into the ready-to-drink market with three new canned products. The spiced rum & cola, spiced rum & ginger beer and passion fruit rum & lemonade flavours are available now for customers to enjoy on the go.

How Rip Curl saved three tonnes of old wetsuits from landfill

Inside Retail

Leading surf brand Rip Curl will start taking back old wetsuits in overseas markets and recycling them into soft-fall matting in playgrounds and outdoor gyms after successfully launching and scaling the recycling program in Australia.

Despicable Discs Minion pop-up is coming to Carnaby

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of Minions: The Rise of Gru Record store at 19/21 Foubert’s Place. The vinyl pop-up brings a 70’s explosion back to Carnaby to celebrate the release of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Nemo Tile + Stone’s Wyatt

VMS

Nemo Tile + Stone’s Wyatt. With an antiqued wood look, this collection features an easy-to-clean surface.

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Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin launches two RTDs for summer

Retail Times

Bobby’s, the Dutch-Indonesian gin and jenever company, has launched its first ever RTDs - a gin and tonic and a unique gin and pink lemonade pairing in 250ml format. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Spirits Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

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Dover Street Little Market

Retail Design Blog

Ongoing innovation is synonymous to the Comme des Garçons brand just as ongoing renewal is to its flagship stores. store design bare walls fashion store

Research shows appetite for HFSS food remains despite health consciousness

Talking Retail

Amid incoming high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) legislation and the government’s recent abandonment of a proposed salt and sugar tax, strong consumer demand for HFSS products remains, according to new research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr.

Rossi Boots plots renaissance under new owners

Inside Retail

Adelaide-based Australian boot maker Rossi Boots plans expansion into international markets, under new owners and with fresh investment. Founded in 1908 by Arthur Rossiter, the fourth-generation family business creates premium-quality boots from Australian leather.

FLANNELS open new luxury destination in Liverpool

Retail Focus

The latest FLANNELS opening has found a home in a building with historic fashion heritage. Over seven ?oors oors and 120,000 square feet, the behemoth space formerly owned by revolutionary draper Owen Owen hosts an expansive fashion offering.

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U.S. Retail Sales Decline 0.3 Percent in May

VMS

retail sales decreased by 0.3 percent in the month of May, the first decline since the end of 2021, according to MarketWatch. Even after adjusting for a 1 percent inflation increase during the month of May, retail sales fell more than 1 percent.

Leading period care brand pledges to recover 15,000 KG of plastic from the ocean by 2023

Retail Times

Ahead of plastic free July, sustainable period care brand, TOTM has recovered the equivalent of over 1.67 million plastic tampon applicators from the ocean. health and beauty Product Time TOTM

We Reviewed FlexiSpot’s Pro Plus Standing Desk (E7)

All Work

Many of us spend too much time sitting at our desks working, and evidence shows that sitting for long periods is linked to poor health outcomes. . FlexiSpot’s ProPlus standing desk is a solution for people who need a desk at which to work but do not want to be sedentary. .

Co-op at the forefront of new high-tech food waste initiative

Talking Retail

The Co-op is among a group of leading companies experimenting with a new platform designed to cut food waste. The retailer has joined Microsoft and technology firms BJSS and Team BTG to create Caboodle, which should enable shops and hospitality businesses to re-distribute surplus food.

Meta to sell virtual luxury clothes on avatar fashion store

Inside Retail

Facebook owner Meta Platforms is launching a digital clothing store where users can purchase designer outfits for their avatars, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Pride in London pop-up opens their doors on Foubert’s Place

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced that the Pride in London pop-up has opened their doors on F oube r t ’ s Place marking the 50 year anniversary of Pride.

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Gucci Shuffles C-Suite

VMS

Gucci (Florence, Italy) is planning on shuffling its C-suite by promoting three of its executive employees, effective Sept. 1, according to Fashion Network.

Norrøna Flagship Store Munich

Retail Design Blog

On the 15th June Norrøna opened a Flagship Store on Sendlinger Strasse in Munich. The store is 400 square meters. store design

Do I Need a One or Two-Lane Drive-Thru for My Quick Service Restaurant?

CTM Design

South of the border, we’ve seen some significant changes to the drive-thru concept. Much of this has been in response to increased demand for pickup vs dine-in, as well as third-party delivery.

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Chews news from Chupa Chups  

Talking Retail

Leading lollipop brand Chupa Chups is launching the “mouth-wateringly moreish” Incredible Chew. The chewy sweet treats will be available in three flavours – green apple, orange, and colaa.

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Inside Retail

After 90 years, the famous US cosmetics company Revlon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its debt.

Carvela and Mint Velvet choose St David’s Cardiff for regional debuts

Retail Focus

Landsec , part of The St David’s Partnership, has today announced the signing of two premium fashion retailers for regional debuts.

Celebrity Chef Todd English to Open Massive, Interactive Food Hall

VMS

Celebrity chef Todd English is planning an enormous food hall in Stamford, CT that could hint at the future of experiential dining, Restaurant Hospitality writes. Spanning 80,000 square feet, the two-story concept will feature Web 3.0

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A batch made in heaven – new Nestlé cookies launch in convenience

Retail Times

Baked by Rich’s, the premium sweet baked goods brand, has joined forces with chocolate giant Nestlé Professional to launch three coffee-shop quality new cookie flavours for the convenience channel.

Data To Help You Choose The Right ERP Implementation For Your Online SME Business?

Retail Minded

When an SME merchant experiences rapid growth its profit margins might go up – but its back office operations often go into meltdown.

Rich’s and Nestlé launch new bake-in-store cookie range

Talking Retail

Three new “coffee-shop-quality” cookies are being launched by sweet baked goods brand Rich’s in collaboration with Nestlé. The range, which is available in a thaw-and-serve format, includes Matchmakers Zingy Orange, Aero Peppermint and Little Rolo.

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Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

Inside Retail

Hong Kong-listed Viva China, a major shareholder of Li Ning, is closer to taking control of British shoemaker Clarks after the company’s extraordinary general meeting approved the acquisition plan.

Goldsmiths unveils its Bluewater Showroom

Retail Focus

Goldsmiths, one of the UK’s leading luxury watch and jewellery retailers and part of the Watches of Switzerland Group, opened its latest new luxury concept showroom at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, on Friday 24th June.