2022

How online and offline retail are converging

Inside Retail

For more than two years into the pandemic, digital transformation and investment accelerated, and customers increasingly turned to online shopping as an alternative to traditional shopping. .

BOSS launch new Oxford Street store concept and experience

Retail Focus

Dalziel & Pow have partnered with HUGO BOSS to redefine and design their new BOSS store concept and experience, which has just launched on Oxford Street, London.

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Trivago fined $44.7 million for misleading travellers

Inside Retail

Online travel booking company Trivago has been ordered to pay $44.7 million in penalties by the Australian Federal Court for misleading consumers over hotel prices.

Aldi launches robotic pizza vending machine, Pizzabot

Inside Retail

Aldi Corner Store in North Sydney has debuted a first of a kind pizza-making robot vending machine, dubbed Pizzabot. The collaboration with Bondi startup Placer Robotics, will serve restaurant-grade pizzas in two minutes for a limited time.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

How AI will increase your search ROI

Inside Retail

Your on-site search bar is one of the most popular ways for customers to find what they are looking for on your site. It also offers conversion rates 1.8x higher than browsing alone! However, most e-commerce businesses treat search as an infrastructure cost like web hosting.

NRA in ‘upheaval’ after CEO quits amid vaping furore

Inside Retail

The future of the National Retailers Association is unclear after CEO Dominique Lamb resigned suddenly, within two months of the exit of long-standing chairman Mark Brodie. .

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White paper: Joy of Shopping

Retail Focus

Following the oppression of isolation brought on by the pandemic, shopping-for-leisure in physical stores begins to replenish our essential need for real-time experiences and face-to-face interaction.

Sensory maps improve accessibility at Stockland town centres

Inside Retail

Australian property development company Stockland has created a first-of-a-kind sensory map of its shopping centres to assist customers with autism, and their families.

Apple Brompton Road celebrates creativity with vibrant design and events featuring local artists

Retail Focus

Apple Brompton Road, Apple’s newest store in London, opens Thursday, July 28, in the city’s bustling Knightsbridge neighbourhood.

Stop interrupting, start inspiring: 3 social commerce trends on the rise

Inside Retail

When Covid hit and physical stores closed, many retailers were left floundering, trying to work out how to maintain their relationships with customers and remain relevant in their hearts and minds. Enter the acceleration of social commerce. The role of social media is changing.

Fashion for people with disabilities celebrated at Australian Fashion Week

Inside Retail

For the first time ever, a runway show for people with disabilities will feature at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in May. .

Kogan to enter insurance market with QBE

Inside Retail

Australian e-commerce retailer Kogan has branched into insurance through a new long-term agreement with OBE Insurance. Kogan has a number of subsidiary business divisions under its brand and this new addition will have QBE provide customers with home, motor and CTP insurance under the Kogan label.

Modibodi acquired by Swedish multinational Essity for $140 million

Inside Retail

Australian leakproof apparel pioneer Modibodi has been bought by Swedish hygiene and health company Essity in a deal worth $140 million. .

King Living open European flagship on Tottenham Court Road

Retail Focus

Australian furniture brand King Living lands amongst homeware flagships; bringing their cool, contemporary and authenticity to Europe for the first time.

Priceline Pharmacy launches health insurance

Inside Retail

Priceline Pharmacy has launched a new health insurance offer in partnership with healthcare fund NIB. The health cover includes all areas of private health insurance and provides Priceline perks where applicable.

‘Passion never fails’: Why Casetify is going all in on the metaverse

Inside Retail

Back in March 2021, Wesley Ng, like much of the world, became aware of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for the first time. “I I got a bit of FOMO,” the co-founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based tech accessories brand Casetify, said at the Marketing Pulse virtual conference last week. “So

ABS data shows a retail rebound in January

Inside Retail

Retail sales surged by 6.4 per cent in January, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today. Sales of clothing, footwear and personal accessories also recorded a 7 per cent year-on-year increase, while sales by restaurants, cafes and takeaway services rose by 6.2

Superdry opens at ICON Outlet at the O2 as the destination continues to outperform

Retail Focus

Icon Outlet at The O2, the London outlet shopping destination, developed by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced the opening of Superdry, the premium apparel brand.

Chatime Australia CEO talks expansion into US and New Zealand

Inside Retail

Taiwanese bubble tea franchise Chatime is embarking on a period of rapid global growth, forecasting 30 new stores to be launched annually for the next three years in Australia alone. The plan, according to Chatime Australia chief executive Carlos Antonius, is to hit 250 stores by 2025.

Aldi faces $10m underpayment bill after court ruling

Inside Retail

Aldi distribution centre (DC) workers across Australia will receive up to $10 million in underpayments following a Federal Court decision that found that designated “pre-work” tasks should be remunerated.

Analysis: a perfect retail storm is brewing

Inside Retail

Australian retailers generally fared well over the last 18 months during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite temporary store closures as part of government-imposed lockdowns, although headwinds may be on the horizon.

Hermes opens a luxury Sydney gym like no other

Inside Retail

Hermes will launch HermesFit, a temporary workout venue, in Sydney on the 14th and 16th of next month at The Hordern Pavilion. The HermesFit pop-up will be styled in the house’s recognisable orange, with graphic motifs adorning the walls.

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Selfridges launches new destinations to supercharge sex and sleep wellbeing

Retail Focus

This summer, Selfridges launches new destinations to help customers optimise wellbeing, including a dedicated Corner Shop that focuses on improving and enhancing sex and sleep. .

Aje eyes US expansion with NYFW debut

Inside Retail

Australian fashion brand Aje has made its first “off-schedule appearance” at the New York Fashion Week. At an immersive show at Roll & Hill in Manhattan, the brand featured curated pieces from its Spring Summer 23 ‘Lumen’ collection teaming up with NY-based creative agency Replica.

IKKS Paris celebrates second store opening on Kings Road

Retail Focus

Today, French fashion and lifestyle brand IKKS Paris opens its second store at 109 Kings Road which carries the menswear, womenswear and junior lines. This follows the opening of their first store in Carnaby earlier this year.

Harvey Norman to be sued over ‘misleading’ interest-free deals

Inside Retail

Retail giant Havey Norman, and credit provider Latitude, are being sued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for allegedly misleading consumers on interest-free finance deals. .

Romantic femininity, tone and texture are at the heart of steele. HOUSE flagship

Retail Focus

The steele. HOUSE flagship store is a physical manifestation of all that the fashion brand embodies. From the tactility of finishes that ignite the senses, to the saturation of natural light that makes for a dreamy retail atmosphere.

Primark and Greggs to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe and London boutique

Retail Focus

High street bakery chain Greggs is to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe in Primark Birmingham opening on February 12. Both brands revealed the new partnership which is to include a fashion collection in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Primark.

KFC Australia pilots drone-delivery service in Queensland

Inside Retail

Global restaurant chain KFC launches its first drone-delivery service, partnering with Wing, to deliver hot food direct to homes and workplaces in Logan, Queensland. .

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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ACCC to conduct ‘internet sweeps’ targeting greenwashing

Inside Retail

‘Internet sweeps’ have been organised by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) to identify companies making environmental and sustainability claims they cannot back up – also termed ‘greenwashing’ – and platforms publishing misleading reviews.

Winners revealed for 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Inside Retail

Denni Francisco’s brand Ngali with the Warmun Art Centre has won the Fashion Designer Award at the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) announced last night in Darwin.

The importance of investing in the community 

Retail Focus

It is now widely accepted that the role of retail destinations has evolved considerably. Changes that had taken hold in the last decade have been accelerated by the pandemic and by the ensuing change in consumer habits.

NSW retailers using single-use plastic bags to face fines from next week

Inside Retail

Retailers doling out single-use plastic bags in New South Wales face fines of up to $275,000 from Wednesday, June 1 as a statewide ban comes into force.

Lids opens quartet of UK stores as part of international expansion

Retail Focus

US-based sports retailer Lids has opened its first four European stores – adding 234 sqm to its UK footprint. The launch forms part of a wider plan to increase the brand’s international presence, representing the first of many physical stores planned across the continent.

Toyota Motor Europe unveils its vision for the future with new showroom experience & concept

Retail Focus

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor Europe partnered with Dalziel & Pow to design the vision for the future of its European retailer network at a new site in Paris Nord.