New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

Retail Technology Review

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday – Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid.

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

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Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail. None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

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Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

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Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75 The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75 The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail.

Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan

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ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has unveiled a new growth and investment plan that promises to generate an extra €10 billion ($11.31 Net consumer online sales are planned to double between 2021 and 2025. 2021 Issue 11-29-2021 Issues Ahold Delhaize growth plan

Pets at Home announces plans to close on Boxing Day

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Pets at Home has become the latest retailer to agree to close all stores on Boxing Day this year. Pets at Home will be closed on Boxing Day this year (Tim Goode/PA). The post Pets at Home announces plans to close on Boxing Day appeared first on 365 RETAIL | Retail News.

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Mad Lords Plans Expansion

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Mad Lords (Paris) is planning to expand its footprint with an additional three stores in 2022, Forbes reports. The fine jewelry boutique is planning to open new locations in Belgium, Brussels, and another on Rue St.

Cashed up brewer Heaps Normal has heady plans

Inside Retail

Since then, it has grown rapidly and is now stocked at more than 2000 venues and retailers around the country. We’ve got some really exciting plans in that space,” Miller said. The post Cashed up brewer Heaps Normal has heady plans appeared first on Inside Retail.

How to Solve High Level Global Issues With Scenario Planning

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©iStock/Drepicter Scenario planning offers a powerful approach to testing strategies, making complex decisions, enhancing risk management, generating innovative initiatives, building optionality, improving organizational learning, and understanding uncertainty at different organization levels.

Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans

Talking Retail

The “Cook it up with Kikkoman” campaign will kick-off from 18 October and will include a TV advert and video-on-demand content aimed at a younger, more affluent audience, encouraging them to “try Kikkoman in everyday. This story continues at Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans.

Beyond the beach: Richard Facioni outlines plans for Surfstitch

Inside Retail

While Australia’s monthly NAB Online Retail Sales Index grew in May and June, it was at a slower rate than the same months last year, and it followed a period of contraction in February, March and April.

IKEA Planning Studio Concept Heads West With Two Los Angeles Stores

Retail Touch

IKEA will expand options for urban customers on the West Coast with two planning studios in the Los Angeles area set to open in spring 2022: one in Long Beach and a second in a yet-to-be-determined location. By opening the two planning studios in the L.A.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

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And it doesn’t plan to stop there. It speaks to the convenience and spontaneity that consumers are looking for at the moment. The post ‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace appeared first on Inside Retail.

How H&M took workforce planning to the next level

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At fashion retail giant H&M group, workforce planning has become a critical part of daily activity. The creation of H&M’s workforce planning system began back in 2012 when the company deployed Board to track the performance of individual stores.

Nisa already planning for next Easter

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Nisa’s independent retailers are already being encouraged to plan for next Easter, with the group’s Spring range available for ordering from tomorrow (8th October). This story continues at Nisa already planning for next Easter. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail.

Lew hits back at hints of capital raising at Myer

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Myer has said the media speculation is “nonsense” and that it has no immediate plans to issue shares, but Lew, by way of Premier Investments’ legal council Jeremy Leibler, said Premier will take “all steps within its power to prevent any attempt to dilute and disempower” its holding in the business.

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Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan

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” This new afforestation investment in New Zealand will see its first planned harvest to take place at the end of the first rotation, 30 years after planting. The post Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan appeared first on Inside Retail.

A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world

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The post A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world appeared first on Inside Retail.

Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney

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The development application is subject to approval from the NSW Department of Planning, and will support 440 jobs during its construction phase and a further 250 once operational. The post Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney appeared first on Inside Retail.

Mondel?z International unveils plastic reduction plans

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This story continues at Mondel?z z International unveils plastic reduction plans. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail. Mondel?z z International is set to roll out new packaging for its Cadbury Dairy Milk brand, made from 30% recycled plastic.

How Tim MacKinnon plans to keep Providoor cooking beyond lockdown

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Last week, Providoor announced the appointment of eBay Australia’s managing director Tim MacKinnon as its CEO, and over the next few months, the start-up plans to raise funds from external investors to support its growth.

Plans for Oxford Street’s £150 Million redevelopment revealed

Retail Focus

Oxford Circus will be transformed into two, pedestrian-friendly piazzas as part of plans unveiled by Westminster City Council and The Crown Estate today. The plans for Oxford Circus will improve the experience for people living in, working in and visiting the area.

Inside Scotch & Soda’s plans for world domination

Inside Retail

Dutch fashion retailer Scotch & Soda is accelerating its global expansion plans with a total of 15 new brick-and-mortar stores and 12 shop-in-shops opening worldwide over the next six months. IR: How are you planning to grow the brand in Asia Pacific?

Aussie consumers open up about post-lockdown plans

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Over half of Australians are excited to shop in bricks-and-mortar retail again (52 per cent), according to a new survey by digital agency Affinity, and 63 per cent plan to keep doing the same or more online shopping as they did during lockdown.

Maison de Sabré unveils global expansion plans

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Our plan is to really expand our network to have a true omnichannel experience, which will be a collection of on-the-ground physical retail, own retail and an online store experience,” Omar de Sabré, Maison de Sabré’s creative director and CEO, told Inside Retail.

CVS Health, Aetna offer ‘first-of-its kind’ health plan

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CVS Health and Aetna are joining forces to offer The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health, described as a first-of-its-kind plan designed to help members access health care when and where they need it, at a lower cost than a traditional plan. WOONSOCKET, R.I. —

Scotch & Soda plans new stores in capital cities, including Perth

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Amsterdam-based fashion label, Scotch & Soda, is ramping up its global expansion plan, including upcoming brick-and-mortar store launches across Asia-Pacific. The plan is also in line with the launch of its first online store on China’s Tmall.

CBRE Investment Management announces plans for JD Sports flagship at Lions Walk

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CBRE Investment Management has announced the signing of sports fashion retailer JD Sports in a new flagship store at Colchester’s premier shopping destination, Lion Walk, set to open this October.

Glossier Plans Three New Stores

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Glossier (New York) is planning to open three permanent brick-and-mortar stores, according to a company blog post. The brand is also planning to reopen a store in New York by 2022. The post Glossier Plans Three New Stores appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

Why You Need a Social Media Planning Calendar

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Without a plan in place, what was once a solid social media strategy may succumb to forgotten tasks and subpar content. What Is a Social Media Planning Calendar? Perhaps the most important benefit of using a social media calendar is improved planning capabilities.

How #WeWearAustralian plans to take Aussie fashion to the world

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Leung was most recently global creative director at Uniqlo where he was in charge of collaborations with designers like JW Anderson and Jil Sander, but during the pandemic, he decided to start his own creative agency, Studio Paradiso, in his hometown of Perth.

Meet the Aussie e-commerce aggregator that plans to be a unicorn next year

Inside Retail

Out of the roughly 2 million active sellers on Amazon marketplaces worldwide, Forbes reported that over 30,000 in the US alone are making at least $1 million in sales a year. Thrasio, which this year was valued at over US$4 billion, owns more than 100 e-commerce brands.

How Myer plans to reach $1 billion in online sales

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To reach his $1 billion online sales target, King plans to continue to improve Myer’s website and user experience, expand the range of products it offers online, speed up the delivery of online orders and better leverage the Myer One loyalty program.

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

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You have been warned, if you’re not vaccinated, come forward and get the vaccine, otherwise you won’t be able to participate in the many freedoms that people have at 70 per cent vaccination,” the Premier said.

Little Caesar’s Plans Expansion into Denver

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Little Caesar’s (Detroit) announced its plans to open at least 15 new units in Denver by 2024, according to a company press release. Development at Little Caesars, says, “Our franchise business model … is perfectly suited for the active, on-the-go Denver community.

“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

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And it would come at a time when some long-running department stores are closing up shop. The Wall Street Journal offered few details about the look and feel of the stores Amazon is reportedly planning to open.

How to plan for more retail disruption and drive customer experience

Inside Retail

Here’s an example from one of InMoment’s clothing retail clients who recently underwent a digital experience transformation at the beginning of the pandemic. Sam Middleton is Senior Director of Marketing at InMoment. Your brand is whatever your customer says it is.

Kestrel beer unveils summer marketing plans

Talking Retail

This story continues at Kestrel beer unveils summer marketing plans. Or just read more coverage at Talking Retail. Scottish lager brand Kestrel has kicked off a summer advertising campaign.

Antuit.ai Supports Better Size Demand Planning at the SKU and Store Level

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Antuit.ai offers a Size Optimization solution that taps artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to deliver size optimization precision through a Cloud-Native AI Demand Intelligence Platform.

First licensed wedding takes place at Selfridges

Retail Focus

Selfridges has hosted its first wedding at its London store’s new dedicated Wedding Suite, realising its promise to offer wedding experiences for couples looking for a non-traditional ceremony in a venue like no other. or visit the Experience Concierge at Selfridges London.

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Inside Guzman y Gomez’s plan to reach $500 million in revenue

Inside Retail

Mexican fast food chain Guzman y Gomez (GYG) is planning to open an additional 30 drive-thrus in Australia over the next 12 months, which will bring the company’s total store count to over 180 locations across Australia, Singapore, Japan and the US. Every week’s a record week at GYG.

Retailers plan to keep Covid measures in place

Talking Retail

Convenience retailers plan to keep Covid safety measures in place, even if the government goes ahead with plans to further eases lockdown measures in England on 19 July. This story continues at Retailers plan to keep Covid measures in place.

White Point Unveils Plans for 125,000-Square-Foot Horseshoe at Hub RTP Mixed-Use Project in Durham

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White Point Partners has unveiled plans for a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Durham called Horseshoe at Hub RTP. … The post White Point Unveils Plans for 125,000-Square-Foot Horseshoe at Hub RTP Mixed-Use Project in Durham appeared first on Shopping Center Business.