Fri.Oct 22, 2021

John Lewis opens Christmas Emporiums across 10 stores

Retail Focus

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

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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Quality Street and John Lewis announce the return of in-store pick and mix stations

Retail Focus

Quality Street and John Lewis are making the nation’s sweet dreams come true as they announce the return of in-store pick and mix stations.

Why multi-brand retailers can't afford to ignore in-store digital marketing networks

Retail Dive

In-store digital marketing networks: the key to unlocking the full storytelling potential of RMNs

Guest Post: 6 Best Business Management Tips While Investing in Customer Experience

Shep Hyken

Grey Idol is the marketing director at altLine by the Southern Bank, a trusted provider of invoice factoring and accounts receivable financing. He shares six ways companies and their brands can deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Report: 85% of consumers will continue pandemic shopping behaviors this season

Retail Dive

Alvarez & Marsal also found over half of shoppers expect their financial situation to stagnate or worsen in coming months, leading them to spend less

Spanx Acquired by Blackstone, Now Valued at $1.2B

Retail Touch

Shapewear brand Spanx has taken its first outside funding 21 years after its founding, with global investment firm Blackstone set to take a majority stake in the company at a valuation of $1.2 billion.

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Allbirds Opens First Denver Store


Footwear and apparel brand Allbirds (San Francisco) has opened a new store and community center at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, according to a press release. The store is the brand’s first in Denver and 34th worldwide.

The Weekly Closeout: AAFA urges more action on shipping crisis

Retail Dive

The trade group said the administration has yet to address certain issues, and Outdoor Voices introduces the concept of snack leggings

Forever 21 CEO Steps Down After Less than Two Years


Daniel Kulle, CEO of Forever 21, has stepped down after less than two years in the position, reports WWD. According to an e-mail he sent to colleagues, Kulle said he had resigned the position two weeks ago and plans to take time off “to find out my next move.”.

Sales and confidence both fall as retail forecasts turn negative

Talking Retail

Rising inflation and falling consumer confidence are combining to put pressure on retailers, according to the latest data. In an interview with the Financial Times this morning, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that inflation is likely to hit 5% by early 2022.

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Moosejaw Opens Bentonville, Ark. Store


Outdoor retailer Moosejaw (Madison Heights, Mich.) opened its first physical store in Arkansas, in Bentonville, home of parent company Walmart, according to a press release. The brand was acquired by Walmart in 2017.

Jollyes pet stores seeks 150 animal lovers to kickstart retail careers

Retail Times

Jollyes, the Pet People, is offering animal lovers a dream opportunity as it recruits 150 young people to work in its stores. Retail News Retailer News Jollyes


Washington Prime Group CEO out as bankruptcy winds up

Retail Dive

The mall REIT is now majority owned by investment firm SVP Global, after debt forgiveness that helped lighten its load by almost $1 billion


Merit Commercial Real Estate Breaks Ground on $500 Million Alsatian Oaks Master-Planned Community Near San Antonio

Shopping Center

Castroville, Texas — Merit Commercial Real Estate has broken ground on Alsatian Oaks, a 435-acre, master-planned community in Castroville, a town adjacent to San Antonio. The project represents an investment of more than $500 million.

Burberry Names Akeroyd its Next CEO

Retail Touch

Burberry has appointed Jonathan Akeroyd as CEO and Executive Director, effective April 2022. Akeroyd is currently CEO of Gianni Versace SpA , a position he has held since 2016. He will succeed Marco Gobbetti, who was named Burberry CEO in 2017.

Spanx sells majority stake to Blackstone

Retail Dive

The deal values the brand, known for its shapewear, at a total of $1.2 billion. Founder Sara Blakely will step into the role of executive chairwoman

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Best Practices for Custom Website Development for Ecommerce

Retail Touch

Building an ecommerce website can be very profitable and fun. However, if you have no idea what design and functionality will keep visitors on your site and help them become your customers, it’s better not to start.

No Magic Solution

LS Retail

©iStock/vchal The Plymouth candy company Maud Borup has been around for more than 100 years. Christine Lantinen purchased the company in 2005, when it had $100,000 in sales. Today, sales at the privately-held company are up to $45 million.

Amazon Wants to Help U.S. SMBs Sell Abroad — on Amazon, of Course

Retail Touch

This year Amazon overtook Walmart to become the biggest retailer in the U.S. — but the fact is, Amazon is a big business powered by lots and lots of small ones.

Zero Trust and the Federal Government: Feedback for Progress

Cisco Retail

On May 12, President Biden signed a cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) aimed at improving efforts to “identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to these actions and actors”.

B&Q opens largest store in a decade

A1 Retail

B&Q opens its new Colchester store at Stane Park. Colchester is B&Q’s first purpose-built digital store as the brand commits to e-commerce growth. The Mayor declares the store officially open with ribbon cutting ceremony. B&Q’s new Colchester store was declared officially open today with a formal cutting of the ribbon by the Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Robert Davidson.

UK forecourt stores are bastions of local communities, says ACS report

Talking Retail

UK forecourts now provide more than 88,000 secure jobs, according to the latest sector report from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The report adds that the country’s 7,395 forecourts play a key role in local communities, not just in providing essential services, but also social support.

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Six more F&B brands join Camden Market Hawley Wharf

A1 Retail

. LabTech has announced the addition of six more independent F&B brands at Camden Market Hawley Wharf , one-third of the LabTech Camden ecosystem, alongside the iconic Camden Market and sustainability-led Buck Street Market.

Sales need a pre-Christmas boost says retailers’ consortium

Talking Retail

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that sales need to bounce back quickly in the run up to Christmas. After the latest sales figures from the Office of National Statistics showed a 0.2%

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Fritz Hansen creates beige, white and rose showroom in Shanghai


Danish brand Fritz Hansen has opened a showroom in Shanghai 's Jing'an district, which is the brand's latest outpost in China. Located in the ShanKang Li lifestyle and dining hub, the 220-square-metre showroom is decorated in a palette of beige, white and rose.

3 reasons to accelerate your enterprise event-driven API journey


Have you ever experienced anxiety when you see the dreaded “wheel of death” that appears when a browser takes too long to load? As consumers, we expect businesses to respond to our requests immediately irrespective of the channel of communication.

Chains now offering Moderna and J&J boosters

Mass Relators

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention formally recommended booster shots for many recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines. As a result, up to 99 million Americans are now eligible for additional doses bolstering protection against COVID-19 beginning Friday.

On Our Radar: The Shop Windows of Coventry City Centre (Coventry, U.K.)


Curated by Charles Levine, The Shop Windows of Coventry city center invite artists, architects, designers and other creatives to take over retail display windows across the city’s core.

Target to Open 58,000-Square-Foot Store at Premier Centre in Mandeville, Louisiana

Shopping Center

Mandeville, La. Target is set to open a 58,000-square-foot store at Premier Centre, a 273,000-square-foot shopping center in Mandeville.

Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween with newly launched ghostly pizza

Retail Times

It’s all treats and no tricks this year with the launch of the Wicked-Planet Pulled Mushroom Pizza, a devilishly delicious plant based feast from One Planet Pizza and Wicked Kitchen’s Derek Sarno.


Burlington to Open at Winchester Center in Metro Detroit

Shopping Center

Rochester Hills, Mich. Burlington is set to backfill a 31,059-square-foot space formerly occupied by Stein Mart at Winchester Center in Rochester Hills, about 25 miles north of Detroit.

Bensons for Beds appoints new COO to help drive transformation

Retail Times

Bensons for Beds has made another key appointment to its leadership team, with the appointment of Mandy Winser as chief operating officer (COO). People Bensons for Beds


Lowes Foods Signs 52,000-Square-Foot Lease at Christenbury Village in Concord, North Carolina

Shopping Center

Concord, N.C. Lowes Foods has signed a lease to anchor Christenbury Village, a planned mixed-use development in Concord. Christenbury Investors — an entity affiliated with MPV Properties and Mission Properties — is the developer of the 17-acre project.

Retailers rushing for festive finance, 365 Business Finance reports

Retail Times

London-based financier 365 Business Finance, specialising in merchant cash advances, has had a 61% increase this October* in demand from retailers for fast and flexible finance, as preparations for the Christmas season are starting even earlier this year.

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $9 Million Sale of Food Lion-Anchored Center in Southwest Georgia

Shopping Center

Albany, Ga. Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $9 million sale of Cross Station Shopping Center, a 166,593-square-foot, Food Lion-anchored property located in Albany.

Beaverbrooks to continue 102-year tradition of remaining closed on Boxing Day

Retail Times

Jeweller Beaverbrooks will be remaining closed on Boxing Day this, continuing a 102-year long tradition. Retail News Retailer News Beaverbrooks