Tue.Nov 30, 2021

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. .

Mindful consumption: The next consumer trend you should know

Inside Retail

The pandemic has unleashed some cracking purchasing behaviours. At the start of lockdown, panic buying cleared every supermarket of bog roll and baked beans. Then, as we began to emerge from our caves, it was all about “revenge” spending as pent up purchasing converted at the cash register.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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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Lululemon Sues Peloton Over “Copycat Products”

VMS

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.

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.,

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.

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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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.

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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Nearly 180 Million Shop Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend  

VMS

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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New data reveals two-thirds of consumers say brands still aren’t getting customer service right

Retail Times

New data from Dixa, a leading customer engagement platform, has today revealed that brands are struggling to meet evolving consumer demands and expectations in the realm of customer service. Data Time Research Dixa

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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Kellogg’s to launch mince pie flavoured cereal – Mince Pie Wheats

Retail Times

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without mince pies and this year Kellogg’s has?taken taken it a step further by launching Mince Pie flavoured cereal.?. Cereals Product Time Kellogg's

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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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Sainsbury’s opens new supermarket in Ludlow for the first time

Retail Times

Sainsbury’s opened its first ever supermarket in the town of Ludlow today, welcoming customers through the doors of the brand-new store following a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark its launch.

Independent Retail News updates face mask poster for retailers

Talking Retail

Independent Retail News has updated its downloadable poster for retailers, following the latest mask mandate.

Southern Co-op store manager walks from 17 miles from Fareham to Bosham on litter pick and fundraiser

Retail Times

A store manager has been inspired by his four legged friend to walk more than 17 miles to work whilst picking up litter on the way. Jack Coles will be walking to work for wildlife on Friday [3 December] from Fareham to The Co-operative Food – Bosham in the hope that it will make a […].

Retailers bring forward Christmas delivery dates as supply chain problems continue

E Delevry

Retailers have brought forward final online order dates for Christmas delivery as supply chain problems continue to bite, according to ParcelHero. The company had warned that many retailer’s delivery dates were too optimistic given driver shortages, port delays and other supply chain issues.

ASDA must address its poor clothing and GM performance to remain competitive, says GlobalData

Retail Times

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OPINION: Last minute, last mile… the new face of peak for retailers

E Delevry

Retailers face three key challenges this peak – with delivery a key feature of all of them, says Patrick Eve, chief commercial officer, Gophr.

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Waitrose partners with convenience chain Margiotta as part of Scottish expansion plans

Retail Times

Waitrose has today (30 November) announced a new partnership with Edinburgh and East Lothian convenience store chain, Margiotta, to expand our presence in Scotland. Retail News Retailer News Waitrose

LuckyBot 3D prints food using chocolate and mashed potatoes

Design Wanted

Wiiboox’s LuckyBot food extruder is designed to be attached to an already existing 3D printer. In a bid to make 3D printing food more accessible, Taiwanese tech company Wiiboox Office has created a food extruder that transforms almost any FDM printer into a food 3D printer.

Retail entrepreneurs work with Levi Roots and Liz Earle to level up business

Retail Times

Two start-up founders from across the UK recently met with two of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs to discuss how to give their businesses a competitive edge in a digital-first world, as part of BT and Google’s new ‘Get mentored, Get growing’ campaign supporting UK SMEs to grow and thrive through mentoring.

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The NEXT C1X tests the water for carbon fiber construction

Design Wanted

Bristol-based Next Boatworks unveils the C1X rowboat combining 3D-printed carbon with innovative components. For over a decade, carbon fiber in boat building has resulted in lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient products.

North East shopping destination forecasts healthy retail Christmas

Retail Times

Eldon Square is reporting a strong uptake in business, with eight new stores opening ahead of the Christmas period. Retail News Retailer News Eldon Square

INSTARMED|Design by NAZODESIGN

Retail Design Blog

we designed a coherent linear corridor to connect different functional blocks in series, ensuring efficient use of space area and. store design

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UK Plastics Pact cuts plastic packaging by 10% and doubles recycled content

Retail Times

The UK Plastics Pact’s third annual report, published today by global NGO WRAP, shows good collective progress against the UK Plastics Pact’s four ambitious environmental targets - year on year, while further action is required to scale the recycling of plastic bags and wrapping.

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Kaito, Castle Towers

Retail Design Blog

A casual sushi train during the day and sake bar by night, Kaito serves up traditional dishes with a modern. hotels & restaurants japanese restaurant

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Retail Times’ editor ranked 25th in Tyto’s UK Tech 100 Power List

Retail Times

Retail Times' editor Fiona Briggs has been ranked as 25th most influential person in the UK tech sector in 2021 in the fifth annual Tyto Tech 500 Power List. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News retail times Tyto Tech 500 Power List

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Design Museum’s new exhibition offers an “intimate connection” with Amy Winehouse

DesignWeek

The Design Museum’s new exhibition exploring the life and visual stylings of Amy Winehouse hopes to provide an “intimate connection” with the late singer and her creative process. Amy: Beyond the Stage tracks Winehouse’s career and public image from her childhood across two albums, Frank and Back to Black, examining both her eclectic musical influences and relationship with fashion. Source

Holland & Barrett partners Applied Principles to roll out resource and time saving technology UK and Ireland stores

Retail Times

Holland & Barrett, one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers, has partnered with Applied Principles to roll out resource and time saving technology in all its UK and Ireland stores. Retail News Retailer News Holland & Barrett

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Online Black Friday sales struggle to match last year’s lockdown high, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reveals

Retail Times

With no lockdown yet enacted this autumn, online retail sales for Black Friday were down -14.3% Year-on-Year (YoY). That is according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers. While this was slightly lower than the anticipated -10% drop, last year’s YoY […]. Data Time Research IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index