Wed.Oct 05, 2022

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.

The Climate Economy Is About to Explode

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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.

LEDRABrands’s LX Series


LEDRABrands’s LX Series. This collection comes in finishes like matte chrome, matte black and white. The LX Series encompasses a family of performance spec-grade cylinders an spot lights.

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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.

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. .

Booker retail sales up 6.7% as it adds new stores

Talking Retail

Sales at Booker rose by 13.9% in the six months to 27 August 2022, according to Tesco’s interim results, out today. The increase was driven by a strong recovery in its catering revenues, up 35.5% compared with one year ago, when Covid restrictions were still in place.

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Selected by Tesco range now available in all One Stop stores

Talking Retail

One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores with a brand redesign that illustrates the link between One Stop own-label fresh food and parent company Tesco.


The Better Packaging Co warned over cartel conduct

Inside Retail

A sustainable packaging company has been warned over cartel conduct after a rival reported it for proposing price fixing.

Chelsea Lighting Makes List of Best Places to Work in NYC


(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Chelsea Lighting (“Chelsea”), a value-add lighting technology and project management specialist, was recognized today by Crain’s New York Business as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work.

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Klarna report reveals key indicators for successful brand building

Inside Retail

How Australia’s retail playing field has been transformed over the course of the pandemic is only now coming into focus as brands reassess their strategies in the light of the New Normal.

Bazaarvoice 2022 State of Omnichannel Shopping: 65% of shoppers use a phone in-store to research before buying and 31% have bought something online whilst in-store

Retail Times

Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, today released its latest research, based on a survey of more than 6,000 global shoppers and over 400 retailers.

Indian vegan beauty brand Pilgrim reveals what’s next after raising US$1.6m

Inside Retail

Founded in 2019, Pilgrim is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) beauty and personal care brand in India that combines native beauty traditions from around the world with the wanderlust spirit of a modern millennial. Hence, the name: Pilgrim.

M&S partners with Mamas & Papas to trial shop-in-shops at stores in three regions

Retail Times

Today Wednesday 5 October, Marks & Spencer has announced it will welcome Mamas & Papas, one of the UK’s leading and longest established high street nursery brands to M&S, as ‘Brands at M&S’ continues to grow at pace. Retail News Retailer News M&S Mamas & Papas

How British brand Floral Street is disrupting the fragrance industry

Inside Retail

Inside Retail : What are your thoughts on what the fragrance industry is like right now? Michelle Feeney: Firstly, hooray! Fragrance is now being seen as part of your daily beauty routine, rather than saving it for best.

Trade and commercial continue to support Topps, says GlobalData

Retail Times

Following today’s release of Topps Tiles’ figures for FY2021/22; Matthew Walton, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “Acquisitions and trade customers have helped Topps Tiles record a positive final quarter and a second year of growth in challenging conditions.

Concerned about quiet quitting? You might need a workplace wellness plan

Inside Retail

The pandemic brought new workplace challenges to the fore, while employee concerns about mounting workloads, constant change and expectations about always being contactable outside work continue to rise. Research revealed that people worked longer hours at the start of the pandemic.

Merchant Gourmet launches Meal Planner with chef to encourage lunch time cooking

Retail Times

Best-selling food writer, Ixta Belfrage and iconic food illustrator, Holly Wales have joined forces with Merchant Gourmet to create an inspirational lunchtime meal planner, following research revealing over half of Brits are feeling uninspired by lunchtime meals and want to bring back the lunchtime love. Manufacturer news Merchant Gourmet


Union welcomes additional pay rises for lower-paid staff at Booker and Tesco

Talking Retail

Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s announcements by both Booker and Tesco of an additional pay increase for hourly paid workers in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.


Magnum AWA launches fashion collection in support of female cocoa farming communities empowerment program

Retail Times

Magnum ice cream, the world’s authority on ice cream and chocolate, unveils AWA by Magnum; to celebrate upscaling Magnum's female empowerment programme throughout their cocoa farming communities in Cote d’Ivoire. Dairy products Ice cream Product Time Magnum

Scots independent retailer launches legal challenge to deposit return scheme

Talking Retail

Scottish convenience retailer Abdul Majid has launched a legal challenge to the deposit return scheme (DRS) on drinks containers due to come into force next year. His move have been welcomed by trade body the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF).


Warner’s Distillery certifies as a B Corporation

Retail Times

Super premium spirits producer, Warner’s Distillery, has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.


Coca-Cola kicks off football World Cup marketing campaign

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola will today launch its FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign, “Believing is Magic”. The new campaign will run across TV, Radio, out-of-home, social media and digital platforms into November. The new TV advert will air for the first time during the Women’s England vs USA match this Friday.

Michael Gove backs extended access to free school meals

Retail Times

The former Levelling Up and education secretary Michael Gove MP has given his support to The Food Foundation’s campaign to extend access to Free School Meals. Retail News Retailer News The Food Foundation


puffy, white pillows carpet AMO’s shop-in-shop boutique for jacquemus in paris


the second boutique and retail design of AMO/OMA for french label jacquemus is now open at galeries lafayette in paris. The post puffy, white pillows carpet AMO’s shop-in-shop boutique for jacquemus in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

NielsenIQ BASES reveals top breakthrough product innovations in Europe

Retail Times

ASES, a NielsenIQ business and leader in helping companies build brands through innovation, renovation, strategy, and go-to-market optimisation, has released its highly-anticipated 2022 Top Breakthrough Innovation report.

Moves and changes – design industry news


AD has announced a new senior leadership line-up, with Adam&eveDDB’s chief creative officer Richard Brim as president, Jo Jackson joining as CEO, and Jack Renwick as deputy president.

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Furniture Village’s Charlie Harrison recognised as a future leader

Retail Times

Furniture Village’s Commercial Director, Charlie Harrison has been presented with a Next Generation Award by Family Business United. The award recognises members of the next generation who have made significant contributions to their own family business.


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Retail Store Windows

We were trying to work out what this scheme was saying and it appears to be not that much. We've also just realised that what the brand calls the fluo Pegaso is, to you and me, the flying Pegasus (yes we were rolling our eyes too) which is featured on the back wall of the window space.

The differences between physical slot machines and online slots

Retail Times

Slots are one of the most popular casino games out there, there are hundreds to choose from and their simple rules make them a great choice for those new to casino gaming.


Inflation + Customer/Vendor Contracts = Bankruptcy?

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Over the last two years, courtesy of a once-a-century pandemic, government-mandated business closures, nationwide stay-at-home orders, and—unprecedented—disruptions to the global supply chain have illuminated, previously unknown, vulnerabilities across a whole host of industries.

Mars Wrigley Europe commits to 100% responsibly sourced cocoa from 2023

Retail Times

Mars Wrigley has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its commitment to sourcing its cocoa responsibly by declaring that from 2023, 100% of the cocoa purchased for its direct factory operations in Europe will be verified as responsibly sourced cocoa.


Is Inventory Sexy? Exhibit Management For Trade Show Displays

Trade Show Booth Companies - Trade Group

The post Is Inventory Sexy? Exhibit Management For Trade Show Displays appeared first on The Trade Group. Blog Exhibit Management Exhibit Management Program Inventory Trade Show Booth Trade Show Display Trade Show Tactics Trade Show Tips Trade Shows

Four in 10 Brits say they won’t be able to afford Christmas, Sitecore finds

Retail Times

Affordability is a top concern for shoppers this festive season, according to Sitecore’s Holiday Shopping Trends 2022 report, a survey of over 2,000 UK consumers. Data Time Research Retail News Sitecore

5 digital artists and designers you need to follow on Instagram

Design Wanted

Since the beginning of the digital age and with the rise of the metaverse today – the lines demarcating art have become increasingly blurred leading creatives […]. The post 5 digital artists and designers you need to follow on Instagram appeared first on DesignWanted.

Richard Walker & Iceland team to take part in “extreme sleepout” for Action for Children

Retail Times

Iceland Food’s managing director Richard Walker and team members from its headquarters are taking part in Action for Children’s Boycott Your Bed campaign at Zip World, North Wales. Retail News Retailer News Iceland

BOLDR is leading the way to the future of energy saving heating

Design Wanted

Foreseeing future challenges, BOLDR comes forward with a minimalistic yet powerful heating solution that helps reduce the carbon footprint while lowering energy bills. With the aim […]. The post BOLDR is leading the way to the future of energy saving heating appeared first on DesignWanted.