Thu.May 19, 2022

‘A huge win’: HR experts welcome progress on paid domestic violence leave

Inside Retail

CW: This story is about family and domestic violence. Help is available at 1800RESPECT.

Marks and Spencer to open new store at Lakeside, Essex

Retail Focus

Lakeside, owned by property company SGS, is pleased to announce that M&S has signed to open a new store at the centre, due to launch in Spring 2023. Lakeside’s existing M&S store will move from its current location to the new unit, covering 98,000 sq ft of net selling space.

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Woolworths to take a majority stake in MyDeal

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group is to acquire a majority 80.2 per cent stake in online marketplace, MyDeal. Sean Senvirtne, CEO and founder of MyDeal, and other key management will retain the balance of the shares and will continue to lead the business after the sale. The deal – an all-cash consideration of $1.05

Laings opens debut OMEGA showroom for Wales in St David’s

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that Laings, the luxury jewellery retailer, has opened a new dedicated OMEGA showroom at St David’s Cardiff.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year.

Volvo zooms into Brent Cross with electric car showcase

Retail Focus

Volvo, one of Europe’s leading car makers, has opened a new studio at Brent Cross, providing unique access to its latest electric vehicles as the brand aims to ‘become all-electric’ by 2030.

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David M Robinson (DMR), has reopened its Liverpool ONE flagship store to unveil its latest concept showroom

Retail Focus

Grosvenor has announced that award-winning British luxury jewellery retailer, David M Robinson (DMR), has significantly upsized and extensively refurbished its Liverpool ONE flagship.

Check it out: The “gamechanging” plus-size runway at Aus Fashion Week

Inside Retail

In a move that much of the industry and consumers have been waiting on for years, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) finally showcased plus-size labels in a dedicated runway called The Curve Edit last week.

Content Marketing Course Options for You

Small Biz Trends

Getting your product ready for market is only the primary step, selling your product requires different types of marketing strategies.

Retail appointments of the week

Inside Retail

Under Armour CEO exits business in refocus. Activewear giant Under Armour announced Wednesday that its chief executive and president Patrik Frisk will step down, naming current COO Colin Browne as interim CEO.

Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme

Small Biz Trends

Two Florida men have been given prison sentences after they led a nationwide scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars in loans. Florida Men Sentenced for PPP Loan Fraud Scheme. So far, 25 people have been charged for their part in the scheme, and now the U.S.

BWX refocuses on margin, set to review Flora & Fauna, Nourished Life

Inside Retail

After a few years of high expenses acquiring brands and building its new manufacturing facility in Clayton, Victoria, beauty manufacturer BWX is refocussing on cutting costs and delivering earnings growth.

Mastercard to launch biometric checkout tool for retailers

Retail Dive

The company plans to try out facial recognition and hand scanning technology in multiple countries

BikeExchange CEO steps down, interim named

Inside Retail

Australian bicycle marketplace BikeExchange says group CEO Mark Watkin has resigned. Sam Salter, co-founder and current board member of BikeExchange, will act as the interim CEO while the company looks for a replacement. “As

Want SASE? Just Add Software!

Cisco CSR

Twenty-first-century networking. It seems like a simple idea. All you want is to get the network to do what you intend it to. Nothing more, nothing less.

Meet the rising star of the week: Anthony Tripodo, Coles Media

Inside Retail

This year, we launched our first Rising Stars of Retail report in the May issue of Inside Retail Australia ’s quarterly magazine, a special feature highlighting some of the great under-the-radar talent in the industry from a wide range of departments.

Pondering Automation: Let’s Make Some BCS Magic!

Cisco CSR

Howdy out there in automation land! It has been a while since my last blog, and new and exciting things continue to happen. Hence the lack of blogs.) I’m hopeful this kicks off the summer on a hot foot and we get plenty out there.

Want fries with that? Why retailers need to re-think impulse categories

Inside Retail

Once upon a time, when people visited McDonald’s, they commonly ordered a burger, perhaps a drink… and nothing else. Over time, McDonald’s execs realised that by asking one simple question: ‘do you want fries with that?’, they could substantially increase their sales.

The Bridge to Secure Modern Port Operations

Cisco CSR

By Andy Stewart and Don Leyn. At Cisco, deploying advanced cybersecurity capabilities goes in tandem with helping customers such as the U.S.’ and the world’s largest ports and terminals to implement digital business transformation and modernization. .

‘We need to work with nature’: A wool farmer’s take on sustainable fashion

Inside Retail

Sustainability has become a major buzzword in the fashion industry, as more brands finally start to get serious about reducing their environmental impact. But what does this mean from a supplier’s perspective?

10 eCommerce Fulfillment Services

Small Biz Trends

Are you too busy to take care of order fulfillment in your eCommerce business? Do you lack the infrastructure to efficiently serve your customers nationally and globally? Do you not want to invest in running and staffing your own warehouse because of uneven sales?

The secret discounting method that increases revenue and improves brand

Inside Retail

What’s more effective than enticing a customer with a generic discount? The answer: a discount is almost guaranteed to result in an extra, bigger purchase. These are behavioural-based discounts. . Most online stores don’t discount this way – they spray and then pray for higher sales.

Bath & Body Works outlook on profit growth turns negative as inflation wears on

Retail Dive

The retailer expects material, transportation and wage costs, along with technology investments, to weigh on earnings


Elevating network success with telemetry

Cisco CSR

Network visibility is the ability of management tools to see the state and behavior of a network, which is essential for successful network operation. According to the IETF, Network telemetry is a technology for gaining network insight and facilitating efficient and automated network management.

Ulta unveils media network powered by data from 37M rewards members

Retail Dive

The beauty brand is leaning into its scale as rivals like Sephora appear to be plotting a similar expansion into advertising

Eyezon Expands Live Shopping Services to South America

Retail Touch

On-demand social shopping platform eyezon has expanded into Latin America. The solution provider connects shoppers with retail agents, friends and product and category experts through livestreaming sessions.

‘Fortnite’ Arrives This GFN Thursday With GeForce Performance You Can Touch


Fortnite on GeForce NOW with touch controls on mobile is now available to all members, streaming through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app.

Where to Find the Latest TikTok Trends

Small Biz Trends

Let’s be honest, you are probably not on TikTok because you think it’s just for the Gen Z users and cat videos. Nothing can be further from the truth. ICYMI – TikTok app now has 1 billion active global users , and trends are its lifeline.

Mentos and Fanta combine for new chewy sweet

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Mentos and soft drink Fanta are making a new chewy sweet, the Mentos Fanta. The sweet will be launched this summer as a limited edition and will be sold in 50 countries.

2 top Kohl's executives to depart as the retailer gets closer to a sale

Retail Dive

The retailer, which reported a rough first quarter, said Chief Marketing Officer Greg Revelle and Chief Merchandising Officer Doug Howe are leaving

Mrs Crimble’s to use TikTok to sell more cakes

Talking Retail

Gluten-free bakery brand Mrs Crimble’s has started a marketing campaign on TikTok. The brand is using the social media platform for an interactive rap challenge designed to entice a new generation to buy its cakes.

Grocery Outlet Teams with Uber for On-Demand Delivery

Retail Touch

Value supermarket Grocery Outlet has teamed up with Uber to pilot on-demand and scheduled delivery at 72 of its stores across California, Oregon and Washington. “We

New AI Features Coming to Google Workspace

Small Biz Trends

New features in Google Workspace will use Google’s industry-leading artificial intelligence to help people make the most of the hybrid work environment. New AI Features Coming to Google Workspace.

Retailers, Are You Ready to Maximize Your Retail Media Revenue?

Retail Touch

With heady revenue predictions for retail media north of $100 billion and with equally impressive growth rates, it’s not surprising to see a surge of retailers opening advertising shops in attempts to capture share.

Where to Buy Small Business Insurance Online

Small Biz Trends

All types of business insurance products can be purchased online, often with just a few clicks. In fact, in recent years, insurance shopping and purchasing occurs increasingly online. That’s because the process can help small business owners save money and time.

From the Grand Emporiums to the Halls of Education


The Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, a.k.a. Le Corbusier, said, “By the use of raw materials and starting from conditions more or less utilitarian, you have established certain relationships which have aroused my emotions.”.