Mon.Nov 22, 2021

5 takeaways on how retailers can become AR-ready at scale

Retail Dive

Defining the use case, starting small and selecting the right 3D partner is among the 5 key things for retailers to consider when getting started with augmented reality

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Lush exiting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat due to whistleblower revelations

Inside Retail

Global beauty brand Lush is shutting down its Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat accounts until the platforms take action to provide a safer experience for their users.

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Bershka has selected Liverpool ONE for its regional debut

Retail Focus

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) has announced that Bershka, the international fashion label from Inditex, has selected Liverpool ONE for its regional debut. The 8,000 sq ft flagship is set to open early next year and will enhance Liverpool ONE’s already extensive international fashion offering.

Petal & Pup marketing lead talks US expansion and social media tactics

Inside Retail

As a pureplay e-commerce business, Australian fashion brand Petal & Pup was in a strong position to manage lockdown pressures this year, and the pandemic didn’t stop the business venturing into new categories and new markets.

Dior launches 3D printed sustainable pop-up store at Dubai Expo

Retail Focus

Dior has opened a pop-up store at Jumeirah beach in Dubai. The initiative, which coincides with the Dubai Expo includes two 3D printed pavilions created in collaboration with Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP and is located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Nammos.

Meet Outer – the US outdoor furniture brand curing ‘wet butt syndrome’

Inside Retail

Direct-to-consumer furniture company Outer aims to disrupt the outdoor furniture market with its cleverly designed sofas, chairs, and coffee tables that are made to stand up to the elements without adding to the world’s growing waste problem.

Warning retailers: Mind the Gap – before your customers fall through it!

Retail Focus

Has the word ‘proximity’ cropped up in your 2022 planning meetings yet? Thought so. But what does retail’s favourite new buzzword actually mean? . In the dictionary, it’s nearness in space, time or relationship – in other words, the things that are close, nearby and on hand.

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‘Paint Me a Picture’: NVIDIA Research Shows GauGAN AI Art Demo Now Responds to Words

Nvidia

A picture worth a thousand words now takes just three or four words to create, thanks to GauGAN2, the latest version of NVIDIA Research’s wildly popular AI painting demo.

Sherpa ready for huge delivery demand – no Christmas cut-off date

Inside Retail

Although last year’s festive season saw an extraordinary spike in delivery demand, this Christmas is expected to surpass even last year’s record-breaking boom. .

This DC neighborhood used to be synonymous with high-end shopping. Now it's mostly abandoned.

Retail Dive

Friendship Heights was once known for luxury retail in the Washington, D.C. area, but retail options have dwindled

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Inside Retail

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shopped directly from retailer websites, according to a new report by Monash University.

'You can almost taste the hot chocolate': Why catalogs are still winning holiday marketing

Retail Dive

As digital advertising becomes less reliable and more expensive, retailers are turning back to print to win over consumers during peak season

The modern retail playbook: Why diversity & inclusion aren’t just buzzwords

Inside Retail

The terms ‘diversity and inclusion’ are constantly being discussed in retail these days, and unfortunately, in some cases, they’ve lost their true meaning in favour of virtue-signalling.

Authentic Brands puts IPO on hold as it brings in new investors

Retail Dive

Current investors sold significant stakes to CVC Capital Partners and HPS Investment Partners as the branding specialist chases more growth

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The lockdown liquor trends that are here to stay

Inside Retail

The pandemic has been a mixed bag for the liquor industry. On-premise channels have been particularly hard hit, while despite operational pressures the off-premise has ultimately benefited from consumer stay-at-home orders. Retailers and venues have had to reconsider and adapt their business models.

3 strategies that all retailers should do today

Retail Dive

Retailers need to adapt to changes through revisiting staffing models, pricing, automation and partnerships in the marketplace

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Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Inside Retail

Starbucks has partnered with Amazon to introduce a new store concept in New York City, focusing on convenience by combining Starbucks Pickup and Amazon Go. Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

Francesca's slapped with trademark lawsuit over 'Franki'

Retail Dive

The tween brand was just launched as a stand-alone banner earlier this month, and another tween brand, Frankie's on the Park, says it's too confusing

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Miniso continues to post strong growth as Covid’s impact eases

Inside Retail

Chinese discount goods retailer Miniso has reported strong first-quarter sales and profit growth for the three months to September 30 as its store network continues to expand internationally. Sales surged 28.1 per cent to US$411.9 million and adjusted net profit to $28.6 million, 80.3

Amazon’s Black Friday Live Delivers Four Star-Studded Days

365 Retail

In celebration of Black Friday Week, Amazon Black Friday Live will open its doors at Victoria House, London (WC1B 4DA) from 25th – 28th November , inviting guests to enjoy four days of free events, exclusive celebrity-fronted experiences, livestreams and giveaways.

Unilever sells 34 tea brands – including T2 – to private-equity investor

Inside Retail

Unilever has sold its global tea business – including T2 – to private equity company CVC Capital Partners, for €4.5 billion ($A7 billion). The business, called Ekaterra, owns 34 brands including Lipton, PG tips, Pukka, T2 and Tazo and turned over €2 billion ($A3.1 billion) last year.

Glossier opens second store this year with new LA flagship

Retail Dive

The location in West Hollywood is just a few blocks away from where the DTC beauty brand had a previous store on Melrose Place

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Inside Retail

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shopped directly from retailer websites, according to a new report by Monash University.

Usdaw ballots Tesco delivery staff on strike over pay

Talking Retail

Workers at nine Tesco distribution centres are being balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute. The Usdaw trade union is carrying out the ballots in distribution centres in Daventry, Goole, Hinckley, Lichfield, Livingston, Magor (both trunk and main site), Peterborough and Southampton.

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DTC sustainable womenswear label Ilio Nema debuts

Inside Retail

New eco apparel label, Ilio Nema, has made its debut, joining the growing range of brands in Australia’s sustainable fashion industry. .

ARKET to open its first store in Russia on 9 December

Retail Times

Stockholm-based lifestyle brand ARKET is opening its first flagship store in Russia, 0 0 4 0 2 5 - 9 4 2 , on 9 December.

MPs join in recognition of inaugural Family Business Week

Talking Retail

The UK’s first Family Business Week has been launched today (22 November) by the Institute for Family Business (IFB). The week-long event, supported by NatWest bank, is focusing on the role of business as a force for good.

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80 People Loot Nordstrom with Crowbars

VMS

About 80 people ransacked a San Francisco Nordstrom on Sunday, assaulting employees and making off with merchandise in cars waiting outside, the Associated Press reports. With some wearing ski masks and wielding crowbars, the hoard of thieves rushed the store in a flash mob-style raid.

Deloitte forecasts strong Black Friday sales

Mass Relators

NEW YORK — Black Friday will be back this year, according to Deloitte’s “2021 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey,” released on Monday. The survey found that 56% of consumers are planning to shop in-store on Black Friday, up from 41% last year.

Vitality CBD now offers the most extensive CBD product range in 300 ASDA stores

Retail Times

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Nisa steps up efforts to cut food waste

Talking Retail

Nisa has launched an effort to recruit hundreds more of its retailers to a campaign to reduce food waste. The app Too Good to Go lists food that is at or about to reach its sell-by date and offers it to customers at a reduced price in what it calls “magic bags”. Currently, 100 Nisa.

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What U.S. Advertisers can Learn from Chinese In-App Ecommerce Trends

Retail Touch

Online shopping has become a way of life in China, accounting for over 36% of total retail sales. While it’s not a new concept to Western apps and brands, the level of sophistication in China is apparent to anyone who knows or invests in the market.

Simple way to measure user experience? ThousandEyes on Raspberry Pis

Cisco Retail

In Cisco IT we have plenty of practice bringing acquired companies into the fold. We’ve added fourteen from January 2020 through August 2021 alone. We’re responsible for connecting the new offices to our network and delivering shared services like Cisco Webex, Office 365, and Salesforce.

Foot Locker Adds COO and Strategy, Innovation and Development Chief Roles

Retail Touch

Foot Locker has promoted its current EVP and CEO-North America, Franklin Bracken, to be the retailer’s first-ever COO. The apparel retailer also has created a new Chief Strategy, Innovation and Development Officer role and begun a search for someone to fill the position.

Accelerating Analytics Workloads with Cloudera, NVIDIA, and Cisco

Cisco Retail

. Co-Author: Silesh Bijjahalli. As today’s leading companies utilize artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to discover insights hidden in massive amounts of data, many are realizing the benefits of deploying in a hybrid or private cloud environment, rather than a public cloud.

Amazon Remains Cheapest Place to Shop Even as Inflation Drives up Prices, but Walmart’s Closing in

Retail Touch

Supply chain snarls, delivery delays and inflation just might make the 2021 holiday shopping season one of the most expensive and logistically challenging ever.

Retailers not yet ready for new rules on unhealthy food, says survey

Talking Retail

A new survey has underlined industry concern about the speed at which regulations on selling foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) are being introduced.