Tue.Nov 22, 2022

Ikea Australia to open sustainable living stores across network

Inside Retail

Ikea Australia will launch its new Sustainable Living Shop, an initiative to help consumers live more sustainably while potentially saving money on household expenses.

Federal judge orders Amazon to cease and desist anti-labor practices

Retail Dive

But U.S. District Judge Diane Gujarati declined to reinstate a worker fired following his activism at a now-unionized Staten Island facility

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Can Wesfarmers’ OnePass succeed where other membership programs failed?

Inside Retail

Earlier this year, Western Australia-based Wesfarmers announced the relaunch of its OnePass paid membership program, which offers free home delivery and other benefits across almost all of its retail businesses.

Target Expands Curbside Convenience with Starbucks Ordering Option at Nearly 250 More Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Target is adding Starbucks options to its Drive Up curbside service at 240 stores in California, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. Shoppers can place orders and have their food and beverages delivered to them alongside their other items. .

Industry Shake-Up: 2023 Commerce Trends To Rock Your World

Speaker: Ashlee Aldridge - Reach Partners LLC | Bill Mirabito - Chameleon Collective | Ronak Shah - PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services | Wayne Teigen - Pivotree

Join this exclusive conversation with our expert panelists and learn how you can thrive as an e-commerce retailer - even when faced with adverse market challenges. Don't miss out; register today!

National Retail Association names Greg Griffith as new CEO

Inside Retail

Greg Griffith has been named the new CEO of the National Retail Association (NRA), effective early next year. Griffith has experience in executive management roles and joins the NRA from Family Business Australia & New Zealand, where he is currently the CEO and company secretary.

Lowe’s Creates a Shoppable Holiday ‘Home’ for Stranded Travelers this Thanksgiving Eve

Retail TouchPoints

Photo courtesy of Bruce Gilbert, AP Images for Lowe’s. Photo courtesy of Bruce Gilbert, AP Images for Lowe’s. Photo courtesy of Bruce Gilbert, AP Images for Lowe’s. Photo courtesy of Bruce Gilbert, AP Images for Lowe’s.

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Holidays in the Metaverse: Macy’s Parade Goes Virtual, Mattel Debuts Marketplace for Toy NFTs

Retail TouchPoints

Two of the biggest names of the holiday season — Macy’s , producer of the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade, and toy maker Mattel — are doubling down on the world of Web3 this season with the debut of new virtual activations.

Melbourne’s Kat the Label expands offline with flagship store

Inside Retail

Melbourne lingerie and sleepwear brand Kat the Label (KTL) has opened its first physical store in Cremorne.

The next frontier in e-commerce packaging: reusable bags and boxes

Retail Dive

Online ordering spiked during the pandemic — and so did the waste it creates. As Cyber Monday approaches, startups are developing ways to offer an alternative

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Coles launches sub-60 click-and-collect service in 400 stores

Inside Retail

Coles Online has launched a Rapid Click & Collect service promising customers they collect their orders from participating stores in less than 60 minutes. The launch follows a pilot program early this year which saw demand for the click-and-collect service double.

How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

Century 21 to Relaunch with Enhanced Ecommerce and Fulfillment Capabilities

Retail TouchPoints

Beloved New York City off-price department store Century 21 has partnered with logistics provider Fillogic ahead of its spring 2023 relaunch.

JD.com to slash top exec salaries amid China’s ‘common prosperity’ push

Inside Retail

China’s JD.com said on Tuesday it would cut the salaries of more than 2000 senior managers by 10 per cent to 20 per cent next year to help pay for improved benefits for other staff amid the government’s “common prosperity” drive to reduce income inequality.

Best Buy’s Q3 ‘less bad’ than feared even with sales and profit slumps

Retail Dive

Discounting is up, inventory is down and consumers are waiting to purchase gifts — it’s beginning to look a lot like pre-pandemic holidays at the retailer

How Under Armour is appealing to youth culture in its new Melbourne store

Inside Retail

American sportswear and sports equipment company Under Armour recently unveiled its flagship store in Melbourne’s CBD.

Retail Marketing in a Recession UK: 10 tips from experts

With a recession predicted, retail is often the hardest hit. Marketing is crucial to remain prosperous once economic difficulties have subsided, but investing in the right places is critical. Here are 10 expert tips for retail marketing in a recession.

Co-op rolls out new Fairtrade coffee brand to shelves

Retail Times

For the first time, Co-op’s popular Ever Ground coffee brand arrives on shelf for customers to enjoy at home with two new 100% Fairtrade coffee lines. Retail News Retailer News Co-op

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How Mimco MD Sarah Rovis is driving the accessories brand into the future

Inside Retail

The accessories brand’s managing director reveals the two women who have inspired her most and the biggest lessons she’s learned.

Raf Simons to close namesake label after nearly 3 decades

Retail Dive

Simons launched his influential brand in 1995 after earning a degree in industrial design

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The China Syndrome: Japan department stores missing tourist shoppers

Inside Retail

After a three-year wipeout, duty free sales are recovering, as tourism restrictions end. But the absence of travellers from mainland China is a difficult gap for retailers to fill.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

Conversational Commerce Guides all 5 Stages of the Retail Buying Journey

Retail TouchPoints

While shoppers might be strapped for cash given a 9.1% rise in consumer prices, it doesn’t mean they’re willing to give up a premium customer experience.

Choice probe finds retailers misleading consumers over warranties

Inside Retail

Leading Australian retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys have been accused of misleading consumers with poor-value extended warranties after an investigation led by consumer advocacy group Choice.

Amazon’s Top Business Books of 2022

Small Biz Trends

The Amazon Books Editors recently announced their selections for the Best Books of 2022, which include the best business books published this year. Amazon’s Top Business Books of 2022.

Halfords appoints Simon Wherry as delivery director

Retail Times

Halfords is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Wherry as delivery director for the group. Wherry joins Halfords senior leadership team and the group’s fast expanding IT function. People Halfords

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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.

What Drives Globalization?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/nadia_bormotova The author of "De-globalization – Myth or reality?" sees three forces that drive globalization. The first is the ability to shorten distances in both transport and communication.

Simon, Leap aim to bring more DTC brands to malls

Retail Dive

To start, the two will open four stores in California and Florida for ThirdLove, Sugarfina and others

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7 Top Booth Designs to Get the Most Exposure

Independent Retailer

The busy trade show season will be starting soon in early 2023, and exhibitors interested in getting their merchandise in front of thousands of retailers need to be fully prepared with eye-catching booth designs that will make them stand out from the competition.

DTC kitchenware brand Our Place opens first physical store

Retail Dive

The brand wants to open more locations in New York and Los Angeles as part of its offline expansion plan

Better Personalized Product Recommendations with Analytics

Independent Retailer

What is Graph Analytics? Give Shoppers What They Want: Personalization. Creating Personalized Product Recommendations Both Online & In-Store.

QSR Tour: A Return to Designing as a Destination

Miller Zell

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Purpose Marketing, Metaverse, and Facial recognition - Weekly Snacks #33

Tokinomo

Campaign scoop. Purpose Marketing. What if a raccoon recycled more than you? Well, this might be true considering the latest purpose-driven marketing campaign Mentos implemented.

Grocers Asked to Stop “Digital Discrimination”

VMS

While digital-only discounts can provide big savings for connected shoppers, many others can’t access these deals. The result: the latter shoppers are overpaying on essential grocery items during a time of record inflation.

EY UK Future Consumer Index: consumers cut back spending for Christmas as cost-of-living crisis intensifies

Retail Times

As Black Friday (25 November) approaches, the latest EY Future Consumer Index finds that nearly half of UK consumers (43%) expect to spend less over the festive season compared to 22% for the same period last year. Data Time Research EY UK Future Consumer Index

Congress Must Take Action to Avoid “Catastrophic” Rail Strike: NRF

VMS

(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following the announcement that a fourth rail union has rejected the tentative agreement brokered by the administration among the labor unions and freight railroads.