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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.

13 New Skills That Retail Design Pros Learned During the Pandemic

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R EMEMBER WHEN EVERYONE was learning to make sourdough? For the uninitiated, bread-making was a thing that many folks – including retail design pros – took up during the pandemic. Lockdowns also provided the chance for your peers to pursue new trade-related skills.

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Outland Denim founder asks for removal of Baptist World Aid report

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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.

Alpen launches Alpen Oat Blends, oat-based cereal bar launched in three on-trend flavours

Retail Times

Alpen, the UK’s number one muesli, is supporting the returning-to-growth cereal bar category with the launch of Alpen Oat Blends, a brand-new offering that delivers on taste without compromising health. Cereal bars Cereals Product Time Alpen

Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

Inside Retail

A positive move is coming to Melbourne retailers this week: an updated Victorian roadmap will now allow ‘non-essential’ retail to reopen from 6pm this upcoming Friday for fully vaccinated customers.

Homebase calls on nation to help wildlife hibernate safely this winter

Retail Times

The homes and gardens expert Homebase is helping to show how easy it is to turn gardens into spaces for biodiversity to thrive after research revealed that despite 74% of people understanding the importance of getting gardens winter ready, 40% say they don’t feel confident when it comes to gardening.

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Ear to the ground: Why more brands are turning to podcasts

Inside Retail

Australia’s largest supermarket Woolworths has launched its very own podcast series through which it gives customers an insight into Australian farming communities.

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How Melbourne clothing brand Elk is adapting to outdoor trading

Inside Retail

Melbourne clothing and accessories brand Elk is embracing ‘outdoor’ trading on the city’s first day out of lockdown by setting up clothing racks and marquees outside two of its stores, which it says will remain in place, come hail or shine.

Why major US retailers are backing Black-owned brands

Inside Retail

US department store Nordstrom has teamed up with Instagram page-turned-online marketplace Black Owned Everything to spotlight four up-and-coming Black-owned fashion and accessories brands alongside global sneaker giants Nike and Jordan as part of its Nordstrom x Nike initiative.

Local fashion labels are finally taking notice of people with disabilities

Inside Retail

The last couple of years have been disastrous for so many in the retail sector. But the mainstream and inclusive fashion industry has experienced one historic shift for the better.

SMS campaigns yield highest customer response rates with maximum ROI

Inside Retail

Australian e-commerce is booming in the wake of the pandemic, with vast new groups of consumers coming into the market who have only recently latched onto the benefits of digital shopping, and businesses that have adopted strong customer service strategies delivered via mobile channels are being rewarded.

Victoria Beckham launches knitwear traceable to five Australian farms

Inside Retail

British fashion label, Victoria Beckham, has introduced its first knitwear collection that is end-to-end traceable from farms to shop. The collection is launched under an exclusive partnership with The Woolmark Company, a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation.

Forever New launches in David Jones

Inside Retail

Australian fashion retailer, Forever New, is expanding its store network in the country, opening new locations across seven David Jones stores. . While four new stores are scheduled to open in NSW, the remaining three stores are set to launch in Victoria and Qld.