Tue.Oct 26, 2021

Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

Inside Retail

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.

6 Ways to Increase Impulse Buys: Online and In-Store

Wiser

Do you want your shoppers to spend more when they visit your stores? Which retailer doesn’t? One effective way to increase those basket sizes is through impulse buys—the act of making an unplanned purchase once already inside a store or browsing online.

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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.

Rustlers moves into ‘meat mimicking’

Talking Retail

Rustlers is set to launch a “meat mimicking” burger to “tap into the booming plant-based market”. Rustlers Meatless Maverick will be available from November in One Stop stores and the Booker Group, retailing at £2.

Coles to stock rapid antigen testing kits next week

Inside Retail

Coles and Woolworths are set to stock consumer-grade rapid antigen testing kits for sale, with Coles to stock the kits as soon as next week.

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

Eclectic and surprising: Australia’s 20 coolest retailers revealed

Inside Retail

Australia’s 20 Coolest Retailers report was brought to you by Inside Retail and our valued partner, Shopify. It’s time to roll out the virtual red carpet and celebrate the release of our annual 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia list.

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Consumers are wise to ‘woke washing’ – so where does that leave you?

Inside Retail

With brands increasingly engaging in social change campaigns and leveraging their influence to be “purpose-led”, the time has come to ask a couple of big questions: is this a viable strategy, and how sceptical should we be of so-called “ brand activism ”?

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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Analysis: Should retailers depend on gig workers to deliver?

Inside Retail

With recent lockdowns driving exponential growth in online sales, Australia’s last-mile supply chains have been struggling to keep pace with consumer demand.

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

Woolworths Group pushes through “challenging” quarter, eyes Christmas trade

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group has come through “arguably the most challenging Covid quarter” of the past two years with a slight bump in sales and large movement online. The business’ first quarter results group sales grew 7.8

6 charts show the effects of Vietnam's lockdowns on supply chains

Retail Dive

Brands with high exposure to Vietnam are seeing port delays, canceled orders and slow capacity recovery after months of COVID-19 related restrictions

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Cashback goes premium: Stylerunner sisters reunite to launch Her Black Book

Inside Retail

Her Black Book is a new mobile shopping app that aims to attract price-focused Gen Z and Millennial shoppers with cashback offers, coupon codes and flash sales for premium brands across fashion, sport, accessories, beauty, homewares, kids and travel.

Gap pays tribute to love, kindness and The Beatles in holiday push

Retail Dive

"All Together Now" stars musician Katy Perry and builds on the brand's year-old philosophy of "modern American optimism "

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Allbirds IPO to Value Retailer at $2.2 Billion

Retail Touch

Allbirds has filed for an IPO, with plans to sell 19.2 million shares of its stock at $12 to $14 per share. At the higher price, the sustainable footwear and apparel company could achieve a valuation as high as $2.2 billion. The company has not yet set a date for the IPO.

Walmart steps up delivery, online alcohol availability as holidays near

Retail Dive

The company is extending its delivery hours until 10 p.m., two hours later than it normally offers the service

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Shell Acquires 248 Landmark Convenience and Fuel Stores

VMS

Shell Retail and Convenience Operations LLC (Houston) has acquired 248 fuel and convenience stores from Landmark, which operates the Timewise brand, according to a company press release. An additional 117 independently operated convenience and fuel sites were also part of the deal.

Driving Retail Store Metrics

Graff Retail

Let’s be honest – it’s a big challenge right now to find staff to work in retail stores, hospitality, and restaurants for any number of reasons. If you are a retail manager, you know how difficult it is to find quality staff to work at stores and perform at a high level. Retail Articles

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

VMS

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.

J.C. Penney taps Levi's executive as CEO

Retail Dive

Marc Rosen has more than 25 years of retail experience, mostly in e-commerce and that bane of department stores, direct-to-consumer sales

Cisco SD-Access and Cisco SD-WAN Multi-Domain Integration

Cisco Retail

Co-authored by Justin Buchanan : Director of Product Management, Security Policy and Access. In this digital era, Enterprise IT Operations are beset with challenges such as security, seamless end-to-end connectivity and policy consistency.

Rockets of Awesome debuts baby clothing line, subscription service

Retail Dive

After a partnership and investment from Foot Locker in 2019, the DTC brand is now expanding to provide infant clothing

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Zuckerberg Emphasizes Marketplaces and the Metaverse as he Pivots Facebook to a Younger Audience

Retail Touch

Facebook will pivot to target a younger audience going forward, with an emphasis on bringing more 18- to 39-year-olds into the social media platform’s ecosystem, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Allbirds opens first store in Denver

Retail Dive

In its IPO filing, the DTC brand laid out a growth plan that included expanding its store fleet

Old Navy Merchandising Exec: BODEQUALITY Has ‘Changed the Way We Work…Top to Bottom’

Retail Touch

In 2018, Edelman research saw the rise of “belief-driven buyers” — people who said they would buy or boycott a brand solely because of its position on a social or political issue. Now, three years later and 20 months into a global pandemic, the firm has seen an even bigger shift from “Me to We.”

3 Reasons to use PoE Lighting

Cisco Retail

The demands of hybrid work require secure connectivity, flexibility, sustainability, and environmental health and wellness. All at once.

Adobe MAX Kicks Off With New RTX-Accelerated Adobe Lightroom Features, NVIDIA Studio Session and More

Nvidia

The premier Adobe creativity conference, Adobe MAX , kicks off today, inspiring creatives from around the world on how to bring their ideas to life. Adobe announced two new powerful AI masking features for Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, accelerated by NVIDIA RTX GPUs.

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Cisco and IBM Commit to Seamless Automation for 5G Networks

Cisco Retail

Many communication service providers are embarking on a network transformation journey in both architecture and operations. Legacy networks are too complicated and struggle to meet the demands of 5G and beyond.

What Do Plumbers and Gen Zers Have in Common?

LS Retail

©iStock/AndreyPopov Both are spending money right now. That is, plumbers and Gen Zers. AmEx said that card acquisitions hit a record level in the third quarter for U.S. small-business and consumer Platinum and Gold cards.

Follow this Five-Step Roadmap to Guide Your Company’s Personalization Program

Retail Touch

Customer experience personalization is at a turning point. Consumers have come to expect personalized online experiences, but many companies still think of personalization as aspirational, something that they can focus on later.

Driving down IT OPEX with a Webex bot

Cisco Retail

Every IT organization strives for excellence by continuously driving down their operating expenses (OPEX) while providing the best-in-class experience to their user base. Several factors affect OPEX, such as increasing IT cases that require more resources to address recurring requests.

NVIDIA Expands Virtual GPU Software to Accelerate Remote Workflows, Graphics Performance

Nvidia

NVIDIA is raising the bar for a modern hybrid workspace experience with the newest release NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software, now available.

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Winners announced at The 2021 Creative Retail Awards

365 Retail

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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October Atlanta Apparel Closes Out 2021 with Pre-Pandemic Participation Levels

Independent Retailer

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JCPenney Names Former Levi’s, Walmart Ecommerce Specialist as CEO

Retail Touch

In a strong signal that it will emphasize ecommerce to drive its rebound from a pandemic-forced bankruptcy, JCPenney has appointed Marc Rosen as its CEO, effective Nov.

CBD Products Heightening the Industry

Independent Retailer

While the CBD industry continues to grow, the pandemic pet boom is specifically driving the CBD animal sector to new highs. Chicago-based Market analytics giant NielsenIQ, which tracks sales of hemp-derived CBD, has dramatically ratcheted up its projections for sales of CBD for pets.