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AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

How To Determine If Your Employee Scheduling Is Too Lean

Retail Doc

Almost every retailer looks at employee scheduling as their most expensive operating cost. Employee Management store operations employee scheduling

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Key considerations for flooring options in retail spaces

Retail Focus

In the fluctuating world of retail and the exponential rise of e-commerce, accelerated by lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, the future of bricks and mortar retail spaces has come into question. However, the sentiment in the sector is that physical stores are far from dead. .

A new breed of retail shoppers: remote workers

Retail Dive

For retailers, emerging work-from-anywhere habits bring new opportunities to attract shoppers

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Why it’s a good idea to offer payment plans to your business customers

Inside Retail

Payment flexibility has been commonplace in B2C transactions for many years, and now, emerging payment technology is making this possible for B2B trade.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Richard Tubman from Circle Furniture

Retail Doc

“SalesRX has helped people have fun at work. Bob is engaging to listen to, and the program was enjoyable. Straight-up sales training can, on occasion, be dry. Bob brings a level of fun and enjoyment to it.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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Freshly Cosmetics announces launch of its first flagship beauty store in the UK

Retail Focus

Spanish beauty brand, Freshly Cosmetics , have announced that they will be opening a standalone beauty store this November, situated in the heart of London’s bustling Carnaby Street. .

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Dyson launches virtual reality store through Oculus

Inside Retail

Dyson has unveiled its first virtual reality store, allowing New Zealanders to experience and test its products from the comfort of their own home – assuming they own an Oculus VR headset.

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State of the In-Store Experience: 4 Key Takeaways

Retail Touch

Retail has become a tale of two realities. On the one hand, retail sales trended upward in August 2021 , with specific economic stimulus measures apparently to credit.

Why coffee is good for your offices

Retail Focus

Keeping your employees motivated, engaged and enthusiastic is high on every business owner’s list. But is coffee really so wonderful that it can keep your workplace morale healthy, as well as your energy levels in check?

ICSC: 86% of consumers will shop over Thanksgiving weekend

Retail Dive

Shoppers are nearly evenly split in their decision to shop in stores versus online on Thanksgiving Day

Accent Group’s sales slipped by $86m before stores reopened

Inside Retail

Significantly impacted trading conditions for the 18 weeks to October 31 have seen Accent Group miss its expectations by $86 million.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar to launch for Easter 2022

Talking Retail

Mondel?z z International is to launch a cinnamon crunch flavoured Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar for the run-up to Easter 2022. The new 110g bar will be available in cases of 18 at an RRP of £1.40. A Mondel?z

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Workforce first: why staff wellbeing should be high on the agenda for the retail industry

Retail Focus

As UK retailers gear up to enter what is traditionally their busiest period, they face a very different Christmas this year in an uncertain, post-pandemic climate. .

Black Friday is early again this year, and maybe forever

Retail Dive

Shoppers are already out and about. But an unreliable supply chain and lingering pandemic have retailers and their customers changing their behavior

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M&S joins rental trend, partnering with Hirestreet

Inside Retail

Department-store chain M&S has joined hands with the UK rental platform Hirestreet to venture into the rental sector ahead of the year-end season. .

MLPerf HPC Benchmarks Show the Power of HPC+AI 

Nvidia

NVIDIA-powered systems won four of five tests in MLPerf HPC 1.0, an industry benchmark for AI performance on scientific applications in high performance computing. They’re the latest results from MLPerf , a set of industry benchmarks for deep learning first released in May 2018.

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Low Consumer Confidence in Supply Chains Prompts Early Holiday Shopping, Research from Bright Data Reveals

Retail Focus

Bright Data , the global industry leader in making public web data accessible to all, has today released new research that reveals consumer sentiments around the 2021 holiday shopping season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Grocers chase the promise of e-commerce personalization

Retail Dive

Customization tools like shoppable recipes and product recommendations are helping consumers cut through the clutter of center store. But retailers are only scratching the surface of what's possible

Store closures cost City Chic $1 million a month

Inside Retail

Plus-size fashion firm City Chic Collective saw earnings drop by $1 million a month due to store closures across its network, having lost 37 per cent of its trading days since its full-year results in August.

Casper Appoints New CEO in Leadup to Acquisition by Durational Capital Management

Retail Touch

Casper Sleep has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Durational Capital Management LP , which will take the mattress retailer private.

NVIDIA’s CEO Receives Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

Nvidia

By the time the night was over, it felt like Jensen Huang had given everyone in the ballroom a good laugh and a few things to think about. The annual dinner of the Semiconductor Industry Association—a group of companies that together employ a quarter-million workers in the U.S. and racked up U.S.

Nearly half of Victoria's Secret's merchandise is delayed as the holidays approach

Retail Dive

The retailer posted a solid Q3, but said it doesn't expect to get some orders in at all due to supply chain disruptions

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Why brands should diversify their portfolio to increase customer loyalty

Inside Retail

They say a company’s most loyal customers are also its most profitable. And in a market that has been significantly affected by the pandemic, building a strong and loyal customer base has never been more important, especially as times continue to remain uncertain.

What do Today’s Consumers Really Want? #RIC21 Day One Answers the Question

Retail Touch

It’s the question every retailer wants the answer to: what do consumers (and more specifically, those likely to buy their products) really want? Opening day of the 2021 virtual Retail Innovation Conference , which continues today, Nov.

The Leaves Grow Old

LS Retail

©2021 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." – John Burroughs. full of light last days leaves grow old

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Bed Bath & Beyond launches holiday-inspired private label

Retail Dive

H for Happy, which features seasonal kitchen, bath and home decor, completes the retailer's goal of introducing at least eight private labels in fiscal 2021

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Showroom-X launches equity crowdfund to power international expansion

Inside Retail

Luxury e-commerce platform Showroom-X has launched an equity crowdfund offer with Birchal, seeking to further expand its brand portfolio and, in turn, grow its international platform.

$400 Million Funding Round Pushes Wholesale Marketplace Faire’s Value to $12.4B

Retail Touch

Online B2B wholesale marketplace Faire has closed a $400 million Series G funding round, its third in the last year. With this latest round, which pushes the company’s total funding to date above $1 billion , Faire is now valued at $12.4 billion.

Ritter Sport gears up for Christmas with Winter Editions range

Talking Retail

Confectionery brand Ritter Sport has brought back its Winter Editions range for Christmas 2021. The range includes Caramelised Almonds, Spiced Biscuit and Coconut Macaroons, available in 100g bars from Bestway and Dhamecha, retailing at £1. Each bar also features a new matte film packaging.

CVS plans to close 900 stores

Retail Dive

The drugstore retailer also announced new leaders of its retail business as it refocuses around omnichannel and health services

Mosaic Brands signs $59m additional credit to power post-pandemic ‘reset’

Inside Retail

Mosaic Brands has taken on a $59 million credit facility with CommBank, following its $32 million capital raise in October, in an effort to complete a “reset” of the group after a particularly difficult trading period. Year-to-date total sales are down 6.6

Singles’ Day Broke Sales Records Again, but That’s Not the Whole Story

Retail Touch

The 13 th annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, also known as Singles’ Day, has once again broken its own sales records. Alibaba itself generated RMB 540.3 billion ( U.S. billion ) in gross merchandise volume (GMV), up from $74.1

Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in UK from next year

365 Retail

Amazon will stop accepting payments made using Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom starting next year. In an email to customers, it said: ‘You can still use debit cards (including Visa debit cards) and non-Visa credit cards like Mastercard, Amex, and Eurocard to make purchases.

How e-commerce retailers stacked up in Q3

Retail Dive

A flood of DTC brands entered the public markets this year. Now, we're seeing how those companies and other online brands are holding up

World’s largest Ikea set to launch in the Philippines

Inside Retail

The world’s largest Ikea store, Ikea Pasay City in Manila, is set to open its doors to the public this month after being delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ikea Pasay City also marks the chain’s first location in the Philippines.

Starbucks Teams with Amazon Go for New Combination Store Concept in NYC

Retail Touch

Doors have opened on a new concept store from Starbucks and Amazon Go aims to combine comfort and convenience by bringing together the lounge aesthetic of a Starbucks café and Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless checkout tech.