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Spend your Christmas time well with this game-changing e-commerce platform

Inside Retail

Throughout 2021, Covid-19 looked like the Grinch that might steal Christmas from families and business owners alike. Now, with most state borders open, the festive season is full of opportunity. The latest ANZ card-spending data shows there’s a renewed appetite for household spending.

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Promotional products retailer 4imprint says British employees are ‘Merch-Fans’

Retail Focus

New research reveals almost three quarters of workers in Britain love to receive corporate gifts, claiming that it makes them feel valued and appreciated. .

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Virgil Abloh, a Great Influential Figure in the Artistic World, Passes Away at 41

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A few words with Jérôme Cabanès, Director at Centric Software

Fashion Retail

I met Jérôme 8 years ago, when PLM solutions were not a usual piece in the fashion retail tech ecosystem. I was then in Accenture Strategy and Operations, working in a project to implement integrated planning processes for a fashion retailer. Since then, technology has changed retail for ever.

How China’s retail revolution could change the way the world shops

Inside Retail

China’s dominance in manufacturing has made it the factory of the world. The subsequent economic growth enriched an ever-expanding middle class, and the country’s retail industry has quickly adapted to supply a growing appetite for consumption.

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.

New York City’s Retail Market Shifting into High Gear for 2022

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I T WAS THE BEST of times, it was the worst of times. And for better or worse, 2021 was a most memorable year for New York retailers. With a dramatic downturn in tourism and daily commuting, businesses in the Big Apple struggled to survive.

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Meet the Aussie smart farm that made a statement at COP26

Inside Retail

Bartle Frere Bananas, an award-winning Queensland banana farm that supplies fruit to the nation’s biggest supermarkets, showcased its smart farm technology on the world stage earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

From Street Fashion to Online – How to Set-up an E-commerce Store

Retail Focus

These days, online shopping is a massive industry. In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, online retailers earned over $4.2 trillion from just over two billion shoppers. Overall, the industry grew by about 25 percent, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. .

Black Friday Traffic Down Against Pre-Pandemic Levels

VMS

Shopper traffic at retail stores on Black Friday was down 28.3 percent against 2019 levels, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions, reports CNBC. Traffic was up 47.5

Post Office aims to raise £250,000 backing charity that runs food banks

Talking Retail

The Post Office is donating a penny for every cash withdrawal made over the counter to a charity that helps impoverished families. The Trussell Trust, which provides food bank provisions and financial guidance to help families reduce costs, will be the beneficiary of the new scheme.

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Off White, Louis Vuitton artistic designer Virgil Abloh passes away

Inside Retail

Virgil Abloh, artistic director at LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White, has passed away. Abloh had been privately battling cancer for several years, according to a statement from LVMH. “We We are all shocked after this terrible news,” LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault said.

Appnovation unveils a Series of Strategic Initiatives to Support its Retail and Commerce Expansion

Retail Focus

As the global digital consultancy continues on its growth trajectory, Appnovation announces new leadership talent, several strategic partnerships in the retail and commerce industry and its acceptance into the MACH Alliance.

President Biden to Meet with Retail CEOs

VMS

President Joe Biden will meet with executives from major U.S. retail companies today to discuss the supply chain challenges they’re facing during the holiday shopping season, reports Reuters. The administration has attempted to ease problems by unclogging ports and expanding trucking hours.

Mask mandate returns in England, but unions argue it should have been with us all along

Talking Retail

The government has decided to re-introduce mandatory mask wearing in English stores from tomorrow (30th November). Even before the announcement was made some critics were arguing that compulsory mask wearing should never have been stopped in England in July.

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Black Friday sales grew 34 per cent in 2021: Shopify

Inside Retail

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.

Drytac boosts market leading ViziPrint portfolio with ViziPrint Deco +

Drytac

Drytac ViziPrint Deco + features a special ink-receptive topcoat for greater adhesion of inks; now certified for use on HP Latex 300/500/700/800 Printer Series running HP Latex Inks.

Designer and Visionary Virgil Abloh Dies

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Architect, designer and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton (Paris) Virgil Abloh passed away yesterday at the age of 41, according to a LVMH press release. Abloh was privately battling cancer for several years. “We We are all shocked after this terrible news.

Kettle Chips supports retailers at Christmas with cash prizes

Talking Retail

Kettle Chips is running a trade competition ahead of Christmas, offering retailers the chance to win cash prizes worth £10,000.

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A step back in time: Piaget’s Sydney store blends old with new

Inside Retail

Luxury Swiss watch brand Piaget opened the doors to its very first standalone store in Sydney earlier this month, at Westfield in Pitt Street Mall.

Collaboration between IGD, food and consumer goods industry and University of Leeds helps shift people towards healthier, more sustainable diets

Retail Times

As part of its ambition to make healthy and sustainable diets easy for everyone, IGD is today launching the first results from its in-store behaviour change trials, testing what strategies at point of sale could shift consumers towards making healthier, more sustainable food and drink choices.

Lululemon Sues Peloton Over “Copycat Products”

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Lululemon (Vancouver, British Columbia) has filed a lawsuit against Peloton (New York) that alleges the exercise bike maker is selling knock-offs of its sports bras and leggings, CNN Business reports.

Get us our papers on time, say newsagents

Talking Retail

Publishers failed dismally to get their newspapers out on time in last weekend’s bad weather, says the NFRN. The NFRN says that publishers and wholesalers should re-assess their contingency plans after newsagents up and down the country suffered late deliveries on Saturday (27 November).

Ebay cements focus on $1bn sneaker market with authenticator acquisition

Inside Retail

Ebay has picked up Sneaker Con Digital: a business it had partnered with to power its Authentication Guarantee on sneaker sales across the globe. The details of the deal were not disclosed.

Black Cow named BBC Food & Farming Awards Best UK Drinks Producer 2021

Retail Times

Black Cow, the World’s Smoothest Vodka, has been named the ‘UK’s Best Drinks Producer 2021’ after winning at the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards, on 24th November.

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Cyber Monday Sales Flat Against 2020

VMS

Though online sales were most likely down on Cyber Monday this year thanks to supply chain challenges, data shows that overall U.S. consumer confidence is strong, reports U.S. News and World Report.

Spar backs Burnley’s off-the-pitch charity efforts

Talking Retail

Spar has signed a sponsorship deal with Premier League Burnley to support the football club’s charity work. The deal, arranged through Spar wholesaler James Hall & Co, will see Spar’s name added as a sponsor through the club’s All Onside charity package.

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Collins Foods reports 8 per cent revenue lift powered by Europe rebound

Inside Retail

ASX-listed fast food operator Collins Foods has reported strong growth in its European operations while its Asia business struggled with Covid-19 restrictions. The company reported an 8.5 per cent revenue increase to $534.2

Saputo Dairy UK and Wipak UK collaborate to reduce virgin plastic use in cheese packaging

Retail Times

A collaboration between Saputo Dairy UK (SDUK), a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients, and Wipak UK Ltd.,

Walmart Chief Financial Officer to Depart

VMS

Brett Biggs, a 22-year veteran of Walmart and current Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company, according to CNBC.

Shop staff should not have to enforce mask rules, says ACS

Talking Retail

Abuse of retail staff trying to enforce mask-wearing in shops is a real risk, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The rule that masks must be worn in shops returned this morning and the ACS said that staff should not be made responsible for enforcing the law.

Cyber Week spending stays flat on record-setting 2020: CBA

Inside Retail

Australian consumers spent more than $8 billion across the Cyber Week shopping event, according to a NAB analysis.

Munchy Seeds launches Choccy Cranberry Seed Mix

Retail Times

Choccy Cranberry is a brand new flavour arriving in time for the winter season and brings together a beautiful blend of chocolate and fruit, whilst also being vegan and gluten free. Crisps and savoury snacks Product Time Munchy Seeds

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Nearly 180 Million Shop Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend  

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WASHINGTON, November 30, 2021 – Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Hula Hoops unveils refreshed packaging

Talking Retail

KP Snacks has refreshed its packaging to mark its £150m sales milestone earlier this year. The new packs will be available from December and feature “vibrant colours, sharp graphics and bold patterns”.

Byron Bay streetwear brand Afends unveils new concept store in Melbourne

Inside Retail

Byron Bay streetwear brand Afends is opening a new concept store in Melbourne’s QV shopping centre this week. It marks the brand’s fifth bricks-and-mortar location in Australia and the start of a bigger push into physical retail in the months ahead.

Naturya unveils tranche of added value and convenient superfood innovation

Retail Times

Naturya - the home of nature’s most powerful superfoods – is unleashing a tranche of added value and convenient superfood innovation to help retailers capitalise on the explosion in demand for products containing superfoods in 2022 and beyond.

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