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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.

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

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Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

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Figuring the Lifetime Value of Your Retail Customers

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So many times we concentrate on a transaction value instead of the lifetime value of a customer. Customer Service Financials

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Hasbro hit by supply chain woes as $100M in orders go unfilled

Retail Dive

Shipping costs and delays weighed on the toy maker, but revenue rises elsewhere in the business more than made up for the disruption

Music Store Owners—Here’s How to Build Trust With Online Shoppers

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Back in the day, the local music shop was a place for aspiring and professional musicians to go to talk Continue reading. The post Music Store Owners—Here’s How to Build Trust With Online Shoppers first appeared on Omnichannel Retailing Hub by Rain Retail Software. E-commerce Music

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.

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.

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The top 5 local payment methods for global e-commerce

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Fintech's latest unicorn shares how companies like Stripe grow across borders using local payments

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With Omni-Shopping Set to Reign this Holiday, Amazon Enables Local Pickup and Delivery

Retail Touch

Amazon has launched new local selling capabilities that will allow its third-party sellers to offer same-day store pickup and fast delivery for customers in their area.

Australian online sales tipped to reach $91.5 billion in 2025

Inside Retail

Australia’s e-commerce market is projected to reach $91.5 billion in 2025, according to research house GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s E-Commerce Analytics , online sales in Australia grew by 16.8 per cent last year and the company expects them to grow by a further 13.4

ZARA launches at One New Change

Retail Focus

Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.

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Florette joins forces with social media star this winter

Talking Retail

Bagged salad brand Florette is partnering with a social media personality to launch a winter campaign.

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Poshmark lets big brands sell on its platform

Retail Dive

Big names can now directly sell through the secondhand apparel platform as well as manage campaigns and inventory

Dealing With Angry Customers: Be Sincere When You Apologize

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“I’m sorry.” Customers love to hear those important words, especially when they are calling about a problem or have a complaint.

Luxury Escapes overwhelmed by ‘revenge travel’ bookings

Inside Retail

Close to two years on from the closure of Australia’s borders with the rest of the world, airlines are preparing to resume flights from certain states next week and Australians are excitedly booking overseas trips.

Seven Dials gives a royal welcome to Warm and Wonderful

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of a debut pop-up store in Seven Dials for Warm & Wonderful, the independent British knitwear brand, most well-known for its iconic red sheep sweater, famously worn by Princess Diana, David Bowie and a host of other 80s icons.

France Creates Legislation to Protect Its Book Industry from Amazon

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The French government has introduced new legislation that could impose a minimum shipping fee for new books in a move to protect its book industry from Amazon (Seattle) and the online behemoth’s shipping discounts, according to Reuters.

Alibaba Group kicks off Singles Day shopping festival with focus on sustainability

Retail Dive

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the event, and features "green" vouchers to incentivize sustainable shopping decisions

Stream Me Up: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Brings Next-Generation Performance to Cloud Gaming

Nvidia

GFN Thursday welcomes you to the next generation of cloud gaming — boldly going where no cloud gaming service has gone before with the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership.

Aldi removes 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves

Inside Retail

Aldi has removed almost 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves, and has lowered its overall plastic use by 10 per cent in its fresh produce range, in the last year.

Johnstons of Elgin brings luxury craftsmanship to Kildare Village

Retail Focus

Johnstons of Elgin, the luxury Scottish Cashmere and fine Woollens manufacturer, has launched its debut outlet store at Kildare Village in Ireland. .

How 5G Will Power a New Retail Experience

Retail Touch

The rollout of 5G has the potential to transform the retail industry by ushering in a new era of connectivity and experience. The advancements it supports should alleviate many of the challenges that retailers have endured during the pandemic.

Deloitte: 75% of shoppers are worried about stockouts this year

Retail Dive

Six in 10 retail executives are also worried about receiving holiday orders on time, the research firm found

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Tetley celebrates Britain’s love of tea with TV campaign

Talking Retail

Tea brand Tetley is set to launch a campaign as part of a £2.5m marketing drive. The “For the love of tea, For the Love of Tetley” campaign kicks off with a TV advert that “celebrates all the ways we love tea”, from taking a flask of original Tetley to a rainy sports match, to.

New report examines the value of customer reviews in e-commerce

Inside Retail

The digital era has brought hitherto unimaginable volumes of both information and misinformation to our fingertips, to the point where many have lost confidence in the trustworthiness of the content they read online.

Winners announced at The 2021 Creative Retail Awards

Retail Focus

As physical retail evolves, design and experience have become more powerful tools than ever. The Creative Retail Awards have recognised the retail industry’s best companies and talent since 2018.

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How Digital Marketplaces Can Help Local Economies (TED Talk)

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©iStock/jetcityimage The growth of digital marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb and Amazon can sometimes threaten local businesses such as taxis, hotels and retail shops by taking away jobs or reducing income to the community. But it doesn't have to be this way, says strategy consultant Amane Dannouni.

Target adds new features to same-day services

Retail Dive

The changes allow consumers to list backup grocery items and add missing products to their original order, among other things

Facemasks should be compulsory again, says shopworkers union

Talking Retail

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has called on the government to make facemasks compulsory again in stores. The request comes against the backdrop of rising Covid 19 infection rates and increasing numbers in hospital.

Meal kits for man’s best friend: Marley Spoon introduces Bezzie

Inside Retail

Over the last six years, Marley Spoon has fine tuned its meal kit offering for Australians. Now, it’s looking to do the same for its four-legged family members. The global business is set to make its mark on Australia’s $2.9

John Lewis opens Christmas Emporiums across 10 stores

Retail Focus

John Lewis opens one-stop-festive shop Christmas Emporiums across 10 of their stores.

Holiday Store Experience Survey: Consumers Prioritize Safety Over Immersive Shopper Journeys

Retail Touch

The holiday season has always been prime time for retailers to roll out new marketing campaigns, events and experiences that draw people to their stores — and keep them there.

Ulta tests small-format stores, moves into wellness as it seeks growth

Retail Dive

Five years ago, the beauty retailer tested smaller stores and ultimately didn't move forward with them. Now, executives say things have changed

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Red Bull makes latest summer flavour permanent addition

Talking Retail

Red Bull is set to make its latest Summer Edition a permanent addition to its line-up, following the “success” of the flavour worldwide and consumer demand.

Outland Denim founder asks for removal of Baptist World Aid report

Inside Retail

Outland Denim founder James Bartle has asked Baptist World Aid to remove its latest Ethical Fashion Report , and refine its rating curve in order to better reflect each individual brand’s efforts in being more ethical and sustainable.

Dental Practices and The HR Involved

Retail Focus

Dental practices are no different from other businesses. Managing dental practices is quite similar to managing small and large businesses. Dentists have unique skills that allow them to excel in their fields.

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

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Sweetgreen (Culver City, Calif.) is planning to go public and filed itself under the ticker “SG” on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reports. Sweetgreen had a net loss of $14.2 million with a revenue of $220.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Dec.