Wed.Nov 24, 2021

Adairs to buy up Focus on Furniture for $80 million

Inside Retail

Homewares group Adairs will acquire omni-channel furniture retailer Focus on Furniture for $80 million, in a play to expand its market share in the furniture and bedding space.

Libby Blakey Design opens seasonal store on Kings Road

Retail Focus

Sloane Stanley celebrates the return and opening of Libby Blakey Design , an interior and retail design specialist, at 336 Kings Road, in the heart of Chelsea until January 2022.

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Riding the e-commerce surge: 3 key takeaways

Inside Retail

In a year like no other, e-commerce continues to see meteoric growth driven by the pandemic. This holiday shopping season marked record numbers of online shoppers on Black Friday and the biggest online shopping day in US history on Cyber Monday.

For customers, retail staff are the embodiment of your brand. It’s time to get serious about their status in your business.

Retail Focus

Senior retail teams should be serving their frontline staff, first and foremost, so they’re empowered to get on with the important business of serving customers.

Analysis: Competition and compassion in sports sponsorship

Inside Retail

It is no secret that athletes earn the majority of their wealth through endorsements and brand sponsorships. Think Micheal Jordan and Nike, Lionel Messi and Adidas, Usain Bolt and Puma.

Google Takes Window Shopping to the Next Level with Shoppable Street Murals

Retail Touch

Google Shopping and American Express have teamed up to celebrate small businesses this holiday season with a new take on the classic window-shopping experience, in the form of shoppable street murals in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.

What to expect from Cyber Week 2021

Inside Retail

Australians are expected to spend big this Cyber Week, according to data from Commonwealth Bank that found sales through the weekend have risen between 10 and 14 per cent annually for the past three years.

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Covid-19 drives 700% jump in social media shopping in Australia

Inside Retail

The amount Aussies are spending through social media shopping has soared 700% over the past two years, with Gen Z and Millennials leading the way. That’s according to PayPal’s sixth eCommerce Index Report , which explores online shopping trends, particularly post COVID-19.

Off-price Rack drags Nordstrom down in Q3

Retail Dive

The full-line stores didn't demonstrate the level of recovery found at rivals like Dillard's or Macy's, either, despite a boost from the company's annual sale

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Frank Green brings manufacturing in-house with opening of Melbourne site

Inside Retail

Frank Green, the Australian brand famed for its reusable cups, is bringing manufacturing in-house with the opening of a 6000 square metre warehouse in Melbourne’s inner west.

Walmart to host Twitter's first shoppable livestream in quest to conquer social commerce

Retail Dive

A 30-minute variety program led by singer Jason Derulo is one piece of an expansive content playbook around the holiday season

Q&A: Subtype GM Liam Robson on immersive stores and the future of sneakers

Inside Retail

Premium sneaker and streetwear retailer Subtype is about to open its fifth store in Brisbane. Here, we speak with general manager Liam Robson about designing the brand’s high-end shops and expanding beyond the Australian and New Zealand markets. .

Dick's plots new House of Sport, Public Lands stores as sales rise 14%

Retail Dive

The athletics retailer also has a new chief financial officer in Navdeep Gupta, who took on the role last month

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Virtual retail real estate plot sells for a record US$2.4 million

Inside Retail

A 566sqm piece of prime retail real estate sold online for US$2.4 million this week – but there’s a catch: it doesn’t exist.

On-time rates dip for USPS and UPS, climb for FedEx ahead of holidays: Convey

Retail Dive

Staffing shortages and upstream supply chain issues are slowing deliveries for last-mile parcel carriers, Convey by project44 said

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How activewear brand LSKD did a month’s worth of orders in 24 hours

Inside Retail

Australian activewear brand LSKD has been preparing for its weeklong Black Friday Festival for an entire year, and the hard work is finally paying off.

Tupperware to idle factories as it works through inventory backlog

Retail Dive

The home products company had stocked up during the first half of the year to prepare for a surge in demand. That surge has yet to come

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Treat shop staff kindly at Christmas says anti-abuse campaign, as MPs and retailers sing from same hymnsheet

Talking Retail

The latest research on violence and abuse of shopworkers has revealed not only that most staff have been abused, but more than a third of customers have seen it happening.

Top tips for managing eCommerce demand this winter

365 Retail

Every year the Christmas retail marketing blitz seems to start earlier and earlier, and in Britain, we love nothing more than a good grumble about it. We complain if stores put up their Christmas displays too early. We moan about seasonal ads appearing on TV before we’re past Bonfire Night.

Spar passes £2m mark in raising money for Marie Curie

Talking Retail

Spar has raised £2m for the Marie Curie since it became a national partner for the cancer charity in 2017, it was announced this week. The money raised has been used to fund frontline nursing and hospice care for those living with terminal illness, as well as providing support for their loved ones.

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Joybird launches first national TV campaign

Retail Dive

The DTC customizable furniture brand is broadening its marketing channels to help it access new customers after experiencing heightened demand

Keeping Stores Safe Amid the Autonomous Retail Revolution

Retail Touch

Autonomous retail technology is on the rise, with innovations like Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology already leapfrogging past yesterday’s self-checkout solutions.

Buy It On the Spot

LS Retail

©iStock/AvigatorPhotographer At first glance, you wouldn’t know the impact the global supply chain crisis has had on global small businesses. They are facing delays and high supply chain costs. They’re going up, a lot, and invoices are coming with surprises.

Report: Ohio Jury Finds CVS, Walmart and Walgreens Contributed to Opioid Overdoses

Retail Touch

A federal jury in Ohio found that CVS Health , Walmart and Walgreens substantially contributed to opioid overdoses and deaths in Lake and Trumbull counties, according to The New York Times.

Feedback Bribery

Shep Hyken

To what extent will a company go to try to get customer feedback ? Is it a simple email request? Is it an incentive to fill out a survey? And, if there is an incentive, can that skew the results? . One of our faithful subscribers sent in a question.

Pajar Embarks on International Expansion with New SoHo Flagship

Retail Touch

Pajar Flagship in NYC’s SoHo (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Pajar). Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Pajar). Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Pajar). Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Pajar). Living Room-style lounge area at back of store.

J2O adds some Christmas sparkle with new design and on-pack promotion

Talking Retail

J2O, the adult soft drink, has launched a pack re-design and on-pack promotion in the run-up to Christmas. A supporting marketing campaign also aims to tap into the nation’s desire for festive social occasions, especially as so many events were missed last year as a result of lockdown restrictions.

CAMP Adds Online Gift Games and Safe Shopping for Kids to its Holiday Experience

Retail Touch

Experiential retailer CAMP is bringing the White Elephant gift exchange party online with the relaunch of Gift Game for the 2021 holiday season.

Prominent MP backs more legal protection against assault of shopworkers

Talking Retail

Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper condemned violence against shopworkers when she met Co-op Food chief executive Jo Whitfield this week. Cooper visited the group’s Castleford, West Yorkshire, store as part of Respect for Shopworkers week. She said: “No one should feel unsafe at work.

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AutoZone Launches Retail Media Network as Demand for Used Cars Soars

Retail Touch

Automotive parts and accessories retailer AutoZone has launched a new retail media platform powered by Quotient following a successful pilot program earlier this year.

Education and Healthcare at the Heart of our Communities and our Hybrid World

Cisco Retail

It was evident throughout the discussions at Smart City Expo World Congress that technology is a critical component when it comes to understanding the future of our communities.

Price lines drawn in battle of the booze

Talking Retail

Competition for the pre-Christmas beer, wine and spirits market is well under way this week, with Nisa among those to offer its retailers a range of alcohol promotions. Included is Estrella Damm 4x330ml at £4.50

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Esrawe Studio and Superflex create stripy ceramic facade for Grupo Arca showroom in Miami

Dezeen

Multicolour tiles form graphic stripes across the exterior of this showroom in Miami, which Esrawe Studio has designed in collaboration with art collective Superflex.

Online grocery shopping still one third higher than pre-Covid

Talking Retail

Online grocery shopping has remained 35% above pre-Covid levels, says a new survey. Data from digital intelligence platform Similarweb added that the most successful supermarkets at converting those who visit their websites into paying customers were Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

The Great Restaurant Recalibration

Chute Gerdeman

The post The Great Restaurant Recalibration appeared first on Chute Gerdeman. Articles Consumer Behavior Experience Restaurant Design

Experiential Retail Paying Off for Dick’s Sporting Goods

VMS

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ (Pittsburgh) focus on experiential retail gave the company a lift in its third quarter, sparking a 13.9 percent boost in sales from the same period a year prior and a 40 percent leap from two years ago, Pymnts reports.

ChildLife Essentials launches ChildLife Sleep Essential

Mass Relators

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ChildLife Essentials is launching ChildLife Sleep Essential, an all-natural sleep support supplement free of melatonin. ChildLife Sleep Essential’s formula combines a blend of herbal extracts with suntheanine and ETAS to encourage healthy quality sleep for kids.