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Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Inside Retail

Retailers have 11 billion reasons to look forward to this Christmas period, according to the Australian Retailers Association.

The ETUDE HOUSE flagship is an experiential playground of cosmetic retail

Retail Focus

Following on from the successful House of Colour Play store concept launch in 2017, ETUDE wanted to revisit the sweet and playful aesthetic of the brands roots with a renewed retail identity.

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How to Protect Your Brand Through Pricing

Wiser

Price management. Sounds fun, right? Regardless of your expertise and sophistication around pricing (you might be an analytics type who does actually think price management sounds fun), setting the right price on a product your company builds from scratch is incredibly important.

Holiday sales could spike 9% in 2021: Deloitte

Retail Dive

Last year's spending growth during the season surprised many retail observers. This year could be even better

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Most Australians still see ‘shopping’ as in-store, not online: Shopify

Inside Retail

Almost half of Australian shoppers now use online search and websites to discover new brands, and one in ten do so through social media, according to a new report by Shopify.

Tommy Hilfiger relaunches Berlin flagship

Retail Focus

Located on Kurfürstendamm, in the centre of the city, the Tommy Hilfiger Berlin flagship store has undergone an extensive refurbishment and expansion to include a Tommy’s Coffee and will even include a 40-seat cinema in the near future. Tommy Hilfiger worked with rpa: group to refit the 476 sq.m

Would Customers Pay to Do Business with You?

Shep Hyken

Think about this … what if you were to charge a customer just to talk to you about what you would sell them? Or, if you own a retail store, a fee to enter the store. What would you have to do for your customers to be willing to pay for the privilege of buying your products or services?

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TradeSquare Connect converts 100 Australian brands into wholesalers

Inside Retail

Australian B2B marketplace TradeSquare has expanded its reach by creating a spin-off solution – TradeSquare Connect – that allows businesses that do not otherwise have a wholesale offer to launch one using its platform.

Choosing the Best Materials for Visual Merchandising Concepts in Luxury Retail Stores

Retail Focus

Dutch contemporary artist Levi van Veluw , the creator of inaugural window display art for Hermès’ at Nordiska Kompaniet, said, “the window becomes an experience.” ” We know this to be true!

Baby boomers driving this year's apparel rebound: NPD

Retail Dive

Older folks are refreshing their wardrobes, buying more online and outspending millennials and Gen Z, according to the firm's Consumer Tracking Service

Mondel?z International unveils plastic reduction plans

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is set to roll out new packaging for its Cadbury Dairy Milk brand, made from 30% recycled plastic.

Vestiaire Collective becomes first resale platform to be certified B Corp

Inside Retail

Vestiaire Collective has become the first resale program to achieve B Corp status in the world, reflecting its commitment to social and environmental standards.

Hydrow launches into John Lewis and Selfridges for retail expansion

Retail Focus

Hydrow , the immersive at-home rower is launching into John Lewis stores regionally across England from the beginning of September. This follows the launch into Selfridges, Oxford Street last month as the retail expansion continues across the UK.

Shoppers returning to their earlier pandemic behaviors, research finds

Retail Dive

The delta variant of the coronavirus is undermining consumer sentiment heading into the holidays, according to several reports

Medical AI Needs Federated Learning, So Will Every Industry

Nvidia

A multi-hospital initiative sparked by the COVID-19 crisis has shown that, by working together, institutions in any industry can develop predictive AI models that set a new standard for both accuracy and generalizability.

How The Body Shop is removing bias with Open Hiring

Inside Retail

The Body Shop Australia is taking a new approach to its recruitment of Christmas casuals, with a fair and inclusive hiring program specifically targeting minority groups that face barriers to employment.

First licensed wedding takes place at Selfridges

Retail Focus

Selfridges has hosted its first wedding at its London store’s new dedicated Wedding Suite, realising its promise to offer wedding experiences for couples looking for a non-traditional ceremony in a venue like no other.

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Is Stitch Fix disrupting retail? Or is it the other way around?

Retail Dive

Recent changes at the apparel styling site suggest that e-commerce can't always escape the realities of commerce

NVIDIA to Drive “Advances for Decades to Come,” Time Magazine Writes

Nvidia

Highlighting NVIDIA’s fast-growing impact, Time magazine Wednesday named NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to its list of most influential people of 2021.

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How to include disability in your advertising – without getting cancelled

Inside Retail

The inclusion of disabled talent in advertising is no longer considered simply a socially responsible thing that can boost a brand’s feel-good factor periodically.

Morrisons to trial first ‘zero waste’ stores

Retail Focus

Morrisons has announced plans to launch six “zero waste” stores which aim to recycle all packaging and unsold food by 2025. The supermarket will also introduce recycling points for customers for products not typically collected on bin days, including wrappers, empty crisp packets and face masks.

Hardest hit: Retailers are putting 2020 behind them, but some still show weakness

Retail Dive

Jill, Chico's, Tuesday Morning and others still show financial vulnerability even during a broad-based retail recovery, according to RapidRatings data

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Amazing Business Radio: John Jantsch

Shep Hyken

The Ultimate Marketing Engine. Creating Customers for Life. Shep Hyken interviews John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of The Ultimate Marketing Engine. They discuss how to serve, understand, and create evangelists out of your ideal customers.

A taste of home: The rise of expat retailers

Inside Retail

For the estimated 87.5 million expatriates worldwide, a taste of home has never been more important. The pause on international travel has heightened the emotional connection with products that remind people of the place they call home.

Homebase opens new store in Abingdon

Retail Focus

Located on Marcham Road, the new 23,830 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration customers need to fix, improve or transform their homes and gardens.

Just say thanks, customers are urged

Talking Retail

Customers are being asked to say a simple “thank you” to staff for their efforts in convenience stores during Covid. The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) made the request as part of the campaign following the Protection of Workers Act becoming law in Scotland.

Sears to close the last department store in its home state

Retail Dive

The retailer's perpetual diminishment continues, with only a few dozen large-format stores left under its namesake and Kmart brands

Myer bounces back to profitability, names new chair

Inside Retail

Department store Myer has enjoyed the fruits of a rebounding retail environment in FY21, with total sales up 5.5 per cent to $2.65 billion – 20 per cent of which were made online – leading to a statutory net profit figure of $46.4 million. Myer’s profit is a strong improvement on the $172.4

Thérapie Clinic celebrates further store expansion

Retail Focus

Thérapie Clinic have announced their latest store expansion, opening clinics in Liverpool, Essex’s Lakeside Shopping Centre, Esher, Canary Wharf and Ealing Broadway. Thérapie Clinic’s latest stores now bring its total number to 57 clinics across the UK and Ireland.

Social Commerce: Retailers (and Platforms) Struggle to Catch up With Consumers’ Enthusiasm

Retail Touch

Seemingly every day there’s another announcement about a new feature enabling purchases on one social platform or another.

Function of Beauty names new CEO to replace co-founder

Retail Dive

Alexandra Papazian joins with more than 20 years of experience growing global beauty brands at L'Oréal

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Macpac chief executive steps down, Priceline GM to take over

Inside Retail

Outdoor brand Macpac’s long-time leader Alex Brandon has signaled his exit from the business, with Priceline general manager of retail operations Cathy Seaholme to take his place in October.

Seven Dials celebrates start up initiative finalist Billi London’s debut store launch

Retail Focus

Billi London, a revolutionary 100% certified biodegradable tights brand founded by entrepreneurs: Sophie Billi-Hardwick and Marie Bouhier, was one of four female-led brands to be selected from a pool of 30 entrants following a comprehensive judging process with a panel of industry experts and given the opportunity to launch a pop-up retail space.

Nestlé Confectionery unveils 2021 festive line-up

Talking Retail

Nestlé Confectionery has unveiled its new launches for Christmas 2021. New for the KitKat brand is a KitKat Festive Friends bag (220g; £3.50), featuring 12 mini KitKat Santas and a mix of 10 other shapes, including a Christmas Tree, Elf, Gingerbread Man, Snowman and Reindeer.

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Walmart teams up with Ford to test self-driving deliveries

Retail Dive

As part of ongoing experimentation with the technology, the retailer will initially launch the service in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas

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Adelaide Tools rebrands ahead of expansion out of South Australia

Inside Retail

Adelaide Tools is being rebranded to Tool Kit Depot as the business gathers steam for an expansion out of South Australia next month. The business was picked up by Bunnings in August of 2020, and will be launching four stores in Western Australia before Christmas.

Department Stores – what does the future hold?

Retail Focus

The huge increase in online shopping over the past decade or so has had a major impact on department stores, with many consumers turning to Amazon, eBay and other online shops for shopping, rather than a more traditional trip out to a physical store.