2021

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

Inside Retail

Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

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Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

Inside Retail

The backlash toward leather-good brand Hermès has sparked protests around the world from affiliates of PETA after footage emerged last week of the “barbaric” conditions of its crocodile farm suppliers.

Don’t miss out – it’s now or never for digital transformation

Inside Retail

We’re living in an era that has seen profound technological advances change the face of retail. Just a decade ago, Instagram and Afterpay were barely in their inception phase – now, it’s hard to imagine any B2C business not taking advantage of these tools.

Grill’d marketing deemed “extremely inappropriate”

Inside Retail

A recent advertisement made by burger chain Grill’d has been slammed by the Ad Standards board for suggesting sexual violence to its audience, after it showcased a Ronald McDonald-like clown seemingly exposing himself to children in an alley.

Exclusive: ARA launches retail recruitment platform to remove bias

Inside Retail

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has launched a new retail recruitment platform that promises to reduce the time and cost associated with filling roles from the head office to the frontline, and help remove unconscious bias from the hiring process. .

2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

Inside Retail

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Zahra, with spending down 0.8 per cent in September compared to last year.

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Australians’ use of loyalty programs tested during pandemic

Inside Retail

Covid-19 tested many parts of the way Australians interact with the retail industry, and their commitment to loyalty programs was not spared.

Selfridges launch Garden Centre

Retail Focus

Today, 21 June, Selfridges launches its Garden Centre, a playful response to a boom in outdoor appreciation, as part of Good Nature, Selfridges’ creative theme for 2021.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

Retail Focus

Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Inside Retail

Retailers have 11 billion reasons to look forward to this Christmas period, according to the Australian Retailers Association.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

Online only supermarket Geezy Go launches in Sydney

Inside Retail

New on-demand food and grocery service Geezy Go has launched a digital supermarket serving Sydney, aiming to compete with Woolworths and Coles. . The online supermarket offers an under 20-minute delivery service, promising products priced similar to or lower than its rivals.

Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

With less than 60 days to Christmas Day, Selfridges unveils its Christmas of Dreams theme through iconic window displays and a new campaign.

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Harrods open second beauty emporium H beauty in Milton Keynes

Retail Focus

Following the launch of its inaugural store in Lakeside, Essex in September 2020, Harrods has announced the opening of its next stand-alone H beauty destination in centre:mk, Milton Keynes. The 29,000 sq.ft.

AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

Levi’s Tees and Jeans X Lucky Fox

Retail Focus

The Levi’s® store in Bromley is the first in a line of branches to have a shift in design and strategy, in collaboration with Lucky Fox , as the brand hits a new direction.

LVMH ups support for Sephora Australia as losses mount

Inside Retail

Beauty firm Sephora struggled through another difficult year and may have difficulties trading as a going concern, according to a report in AFR. The report, which cites Sephora Australia’s accounts filed with ASIC this week, states the makeup retailer’s losses hit $7.87

Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store

Retail Focus

Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such as Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and New York to grow its presence on busy high streets.

Nespresso launches new UK boutique concept

Retail Focus

Nespresso has debuted its new experiential boutique concept in the UK at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

Retail Focus

Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

Kate Morris’ new private equity firm will be 50 per cent women. Here’s why

Inside Retail

Last week, Adore Beauty co-founder Kate Morris and former Quadrant Growth Fund managing partner Justin Ryan announced their new venture: Glow Capital Partners. The private equity firm is looking to invest between $20 and $50 million in later-stage, values-led growth companies.

Amazon launches resale platform in Australia

Inside Retail

Amazon Australia is getting into resale with the local launch of Amazon Warehouse – the online giant’s storefront for pre-owned and open-box items across a range of products.

Selfridges is ready to reopen as it unveils its new windows four days early

Retail Focus

The Oxford Street store windows reveal precedes Selfridges reopening on Monday 12 April, when customers will be able to enjoy new and unique experiences dreamed up while its doors have been closed.

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist 2021

Retail Focus

After an exciting process of reviewing a record amount of entries, the shortlist for the third Creative Retail Awards has been revealed. The Awards recognise and reward innovation and excellence in retail design and experience from around the world.

Tower London launches new store on Camden High Street

Retail Focus

Tower London have launched their new store on the iconic Camden High Street. The first physical iteration of their recent rebrand, and the largest of 5 London-based Tower locations.

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Bally Unveils A New London Flagship on Regent Street, Celebrating its 170-Year Heritage

Retail Focus

Bally’s new London flagship on 106-112 Regent Street is located on the city centre’s famous thoroughfare and housed in a historic Regency building.

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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Amazon to open hair salon in UK to trial latest technology

Retail Focus

Amazon is cutting into the hair styling sector with the opening of its own salon in the UK. The bricks-and-mortar “experiential” venue is launching in London’s Spitalfields, on Brushfield Street, as a showcase for new products and the latest industry technology.

McDonald’s heading to Federal Court over denied rest breaks

Inside Retail

The Shops, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a case against a second McDonald’s franchisee in the Federal Court, claiming the owner-operator of a number of sites across South Australia denied workers paid rest breaks.

The ETUDE HOUSE flagship is an experiential playground of cosmetic retail

Retail Focus

Following on from the successful House of Colour Play store concept launch in 2017, ETUDE wanted to revisit the sweet and playful aesthetic of the brands roots with a renewed retail identity.

Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris co-creates purpose-led private equity firm

Inside Retail

Kate Morris has co-founded a new private equity firm in an effort to knock down the walls she faced as a female founder raising capital for Adore Beauty. The new venture, Glow Capital Partners, aims to help purpose-led founders make a positive impact through business, according to Morris. “My

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Westfield celebrates the capital’s side hustle heroes

Retail Focus

In support of the capital’s creatives thriving through the pandemic, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City are hosting social media brands that originated as side hustles in 2020 to support small business as non-essential retail re-opens.

FREITAG opens new store in Bangkok

Retail Focus

The 100-sq.m m FREITAG store is divided into two zones: the sales area, and the Sweat-Yourself Shop, where DIY-minded consumers can assemble and put the final touches to their own unique items using semi-finished products and tarp remnants from the Factory in Zurich.

EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.