Tue.Nov 30, 2021

Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

Retail Focus

Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

NSW ‘to hit the underground’ to catch wayward liquor-delivery services

Inside Retail

Online liquor retailers in NSW have been warned they face undercover investigations to test they are complying with reforms introduced in July designed to make it harder to sell alcohol to minors and problem drinkers.

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Promotional products retailer 4imprint says British employees are ‘Merch-Fans’

Retail Focus

New research reveals almost three quarters of workers in Britain love to receive corporate gifts, claiming that it makes them feel valued and appreciated. .

Collins Foods reports 8 per cent revenue lift powered by Europe rebound

Inside Retail

ASX-listed fast food operator Collins Foods has reported strong growth in its European operations while its Asia business struggled with Covid-19 restrictions. The company reported an 8.5 per cent revenue increase to $534.2

Cyber Monday sales edge down to $10.7B as consumers make a dent in their holiday shopping

Retail Dive

Online sales fell 1.4% year over year, but the red-letter event was still the biggest shopping day of the year so far, Adobe said

Cyber Week spending stays flat on record-setting 2020: CBA

Inside Retail

Australian consumers spent more than $8 billion across the Cyber Week shopping event, according to a NAB analysis.

Schick maker acquires Billie for $310M

Retail Dive

The deal comes less than a year after P&G's proposed acquisition of the DTC razor brand fell apart after FTC action

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Hydro Flask owner to acquire backpack brand Osprey for $414M

Retail Dive

Helen of Troy CEO Julien Mininberg called the two a "compelling combination" for the outdoors consumer

Mindful consumption: The next consumer trend you should know

Inside Retail

The pandemic has unleashed some cracking purchasing behaviours. At the start of lockdown, panic buying cleared every supermarket of bog roll and baked beans. Then, as we began to emerge from our caves, it was all about “revenge” spending as pent up purchasing converted at the cash register.

Lululemon trades lawsuits with Peloton as design dispute deepens

Retail Dive

The athleisure apparel brand accused the cycle maker of selling "knock-offs" after Peloton launched its own apparel line

Hula Hoops unveils refreshed packaging

Talking Retail

KP Snacks has refreshed its packaging to mark its £150m sales milestone earlier this year. The new packs will be available from December and feature “vibrant colours, sharp graphics and bold patterns”.

EBay acquires Sneaker Con's shoe authentication business

Retail Dive

The e-commerce company has paid particular attention over the past few years to authenticating and promoting sneakers on its platform

eBay Buys Sneaker Authentication Business from Sneaker Con Digital

Retail Touch

eBay will acquire Sneaker Con Digital ’s authentication business to enhance the marketplace’s Authenticity Guarantee. More than 1.9 million pairs of sneakers are available on eBay any given day, making the category an important one for the retailer.

Post Office aims to raise £250,000 backing charity that runs food banks

Talking Retail

The Post Office is donating a penny for every cash withdrawal made over the counter to a charity that helps impoverished families. The Trussell Trust, which provides food bank provisions and financial guidance to help families reduce costs, will be the beneficiary of the new scheme.

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Sainsbury’s Deploys Amazon Just Walk Out Technology in London C-Store

Retail Touch

In the first usage of Amazon ’s Just Walk Out (JWO) technology by a non-Amazon international retailer, Sainsbury’s has deployed the cashierless solution in its Holborn Circus convenience store.

Urban Outfitters pulls forward orders to adapt to longer lead times

Retail Dive

The company has talked for years about keeping inventory lean. "Now, we don't have the choice of doing that," the COO said

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Inditex Appoints Founders’ Daughter as Chair, Names New CEO

Retail Touch

Marta Ortega Pérez has been named Chairwoman of Inditex Group — parent company of Zara , Pull&Bear and Massimo Dutti — and Óscar García Maceiras will replace Carlos Crespo as CEO, completing a “generational handover process” at the fashion conglomerate that began in 2011.

Hims & Hers taps Uber to deliver personal care, sexual wellness products

Retail Dive

The brand has partnered with the ridesharing company to bring items like sleep gummies, condoms and lubricants to consumers

Inside ThirdLove’s Expansion and Rebrand

Retail Touch

ThirdLove has forever changed the way women shop for bras. Its online fit tool has revolutionized the entire experience and has also helped empower women to find the best fit, every time.

Amazon, Walmart among 9 companies to receive FTC order for supply chain data

Retail Dive

The information the FTC will solicit is at the forefront of supply chain managers' day-to-day operations, such as the disruptions to obtaining and transporting products

Get us our papers on time, say newsagents

Talking Retail

Publishers failed dismally to get their newspapers out on time in last weekend’s bad weather, says the NFRN. The NFRN says that publishers and wholesalers should re-assess their contingency plans after newsagents up and down the country suffered late deliveries on Saturday (27 November).

Marketers Must Adapt to Find More Authentic Ways to Engage With Customers

Retail Touch

Traditional outbound marketing to consumers, such as email campaigns, SMS text messaging, display ads, retargeting and other forms of “push marketing,” will in the future see even less engagement from consumers.

Cyber Monday Sales Flat Against 2020

VMS

Though online sales were most likely down on Cyber Monday this year thanks to supply chain challenges, data shows that overall U.S. consumer confidence is strong, reports U.S. News and World Report.

Southern Co-op store manager walks from 17 miles from Fareham to Bosham on litter pick and fundraiser

Retail Times

A store manager has been inspired by his four legged friend to walk more than 17 miles to work whilst picking up litter on the way. Jack Coles will be walking to work for wildlife on Friday [3 December] from Fareham to The Co-operative Food – Bosham in the hope that it will make a […].

Cooking Class Collaboration: Suppliers And Retailers Are Teaching New Recipes

Rangeme

Marco ice cream is getting its name out in an unconventional way — through grocery store cooking schools. It’s partnering with Harmons, whose instructors can hand out coupons for Marco, distribute samples, or incorporate the ice cream products into its cooking demos. Marco is not alone.

Walmart Chief Financial Officer to Depart

VMS

Brett Biggs, a 22-year veteran of Walmart and current Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company, according to CNBC.

Going Global: Best Practices For Reaching Key Stakeholders with Pamela Passman, APCO New York

LS Retail

©2021 Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®. All rights reserved. How do you identify, align and prioritize the most critical issues—including business, regulatory and reputational opportunities and threats at your business?

An Open Security Ecosystem with Shared Signals is the Future of Zero Trust

Cisco Retail

Zero Trust : as the name implies, is the strategy by which organizations trust nothing implicitly and verify everything continuously. This industry north star is driving different architectures, frameworks, and solutions to reduce an organization’s risk and improve their security posture.

6 Price Optimization Benefits for Retailers Large and Small

Wiser

Does an automated price optimization solution sound like a luxury for only the largest retailers with the most expansive assortments? That’s not the case! Price optimization can be a huge benefit for retailers large and small—and the positives go beyond being able to reprice.

Enabling Workers in the Mine

Cisco Retail

The mine worker is critical to successful mine operations. This may seem obvious, but in an industry that is focused on moving toward automation and remote operations, this essential worker is not always featured prominently in future scenarios.

A Curated Collection of All-Natural Products

Independent Retailer

This husband and wife duo was determined to make beard oil with safe, all-natural ingredients. Once they developed a formula that worked and one that all of their friends and family loved, they decided to start a business and create other natural products to help users look and feel their best.

“Who Said That?” A Technical Intro to Speaker Diarization

Cisco Retail

Voice Fingerprints in Webex. Speaker Diarization answers the question, “Who spoke when?” ” Currently, speakers in a meeting are identified through channel endpoints whether through PSTN or VOIP.

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Holiday marketing in-store for FMCG brands

Tokinomo

Tis the season to be jolly! Also, it’s that time of year when customers are buying a lot more and spending more time in-store than ever. Retailers and brands need to be prepared for holiday shopping because it’s an opportunity that only strikes once a year. retail marketing

Zero Trust framework improves workforce security and productivity, while cutting support costs

Cisco Retail

In collaboration with Joel Barbier and Vishal Gupta. Like most companies, Cisco is committed to continually improving security while simultaneously simplifying the user experience. We’ve learned some important lessons along the way.

Shopper Journeys Transforming Category by Category

Independent Retailer

by Rebecca Brooks. The modern shopper journey has transformed so drastically over the past few years that the company Alter Agents decided that the shifting shopper landscape was ripe for study.

Morrisons Daily format extended from 350 to 450 stores within 12 months

A1 Retail

McColl’s Retail Group (“McColl’s” or “the Company”), the UK community retailer, is pleased to announce that terms have been agreed with Wm Morrison Supermarkets Limited (“Morrisons”) to extend the number of Morrisons Daily conversions from 350 to 450 stores. The Company expects to complete all 450 conversions by the end of November 2022, compared to its previous target of 350 in the same timeframe.

Shop staff should not have to enforce mask rules, says ACS

Talking Retail

Abuse of retail staff trying to enforce mask-wearing in shops is a real risk, says the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). The rule that masks must be worn in shops returned this morning and the ACS said that staff should not be made responsible for enforcing the law.