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2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

Inside Retail

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Zahra, with spending down 0.8 per cent in September compared to last year.

Louis Vuitton opens locally inspired store in Philippines

Retail Focus

Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of its latest store in the newest luxury wing of Ayala Malls Makati, Greenbelt 3. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel and intertwined with local elements, the store has special features that are unique to a traditional Filipino home.

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Why Your Selling And Training Methods Don’t Work…And The Simple Fix

Retail Doc

It has been said that no one likes to wait. Yet stores that have a long line tend to attract even more people to wait because they feel it must be worth it. Few of us like it when someone has power over us. Think The doctor will see you now or You’ll have to wait for the results. We hate waiting.

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How You Win Share of Shelf Smarter, Not Harder

Wiser

Ahh, the age-old problem for your brand—how to win more share of shelf. It’s common knowledge that optimizing shelf space at your top-performing retailers (and edging out the competitors in your category) is a core part of increasing sales. What’s not always common knowledge?

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Inside Retail

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the state, now being able to process 8,000 parcels an hour locally.

ZARA launches at One New Change

Retail Focus

Landsec has today announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.

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These 5 people were supposed to save retail. Here's how they did.

Retail Dive

They are charismatic, smart and savvy. But no one person can change an industry

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Retail is back, but have your customers changed?

Inside Retail

Retailers around Australia are looking again to a brighter future. With New South Wales-based retailers opening their doors to shoppers and Victorian businesses set to follow, the Australian economy is being prised back open just in time for a busy holiday trading period.

The Cornish Bakery – Rising to the next level

Retail Focus

A company born on the harbourside in Mevagissey in Cornwall is powering its way out of the COVID pandemic, meeting constant challenges head-on with opportunities.

Soho Street Cocktails gains exclusive distribution listing with Vindependents

Retail Times

Up and coming ready-to-drink premium cocktail brand, Soho Street Cocktails, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Vindependents. Alcoholic drinks Product Time Soho Street Cocktails

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Gen Z plans to holiday shop via Facebook, retailer apps: report

Retail Dive

Nearly 70% of young consumers plan to use non-traditional shopping channels for their Black Friday and Christmas purchases

Woolworths Group sets vaccine mandate across business

Inside Retail

Woolworths Group will introduce a vaccine mandate for its Australia-based staff working in its stores, distribution and online fulfilment centres, and support offices.

World’s smallest Primark is opening at Legoland discovery centre Birmingham

Retail Focus

Birmingham can boast that it’s home to the world’s largest Primark store but from next week it will have another claim to fame as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham opens the doors to the world’s smallest Primark.

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Will Inventory Challenges be the ‘Grinch’ That Steals This Holiday?

Retail Touch

Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, consumers have experienced product shortages at their local retailers. Panic buying of household items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and thermometers led to the initial shortages.

Deloitte: 75% of shoppers are worried about stockouts this year

Retail Dive

Six in 10 retail executives are also worried about receiving holiday orders on time, the research firm found

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The winners of NSW’s reopened retail: CBA

Inside Retail

New South Wales customers came out in force to support local businesses last week, after retail and personal service businesses were finally able to open their doors to the public again.

John Lewis opens Christmas Emporiums across 10 stores

Retail Focus

John Lewis opens one-stop-festive shop Christmas Emporiums across 10 of their stores.

Guest Post: 6 Best Business Management Tips While Investing in Customer Experience

Shep Hyken

Grey Idol is the marketing director at altLine by the Southern Bank, a trusted provider of invoice factoring and accounts receivable financing. He shares six ways companies and their brands can deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Why multi-brand retailers can't afford to ignore in-store digital marketing networks

Retail Dive

In-store digital marketing networks: the key to unlocking the full storytelling potential of RMNs

Everyhuman launches Australia’s first different-sized shoe program

Inside Retail

For people with different-sized feet, shopping for footwear is anything but easy. It often involves buying two pairs of shoes in different sizes in order to get the right fit. Not only is this costly, but it’s also wasteful, since the remaining two shoes may never be worn, or even thrown away.

Coach introduces Windows of the Future

Retail Focus

Coach introduces Windows of the Future, a new initiative where Coach stores around the world are reimagined as community hubs with bespoke experiences.

Everything Shortage

LS Retail

©iStock/dorian2013 Disruptions in global supply chains have generated the phrase "everything shortage." But US imports are at record levels at some ports, and Americans are breaking shopping records, too. Supply-chain professionals plan to alleviate the backlog container by container. What's up?

Pandemic rebounds: 5 retailers that bounced back in 2021

Retail Dive

As the industry puts 2020 behind them, here's a look at some of the players that made notable comebacks this year

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The return of Tigerlily: An in-depth interview with the new CEO

Inside Retail

Inside Retail : What appealed to you about taking on the role at Tigerlily?

Quality Street and John Lewis announce the return of in-store pick and mix stations

Retail Focus

Quality Street and John Lewis are making the nation’s sweet dreams come true as they announce the return of in-store pick and mix stations.

Stream Me Up: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Brings Next-Generation Performance to Cloud Gaming

Nvidia

GFN Thursday welcomes you to the next generation of cloud gaming — boldly going where no cloud gaming service has gone before with the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership.

Tailored Brands hires Neiman Marcus vet for CFO spot

Retail Dive

Brandy Richardson, former financial chief for the luxury department store, joins another company trying to move on from a bankruptcy last year

Burberry names new CEO

Inside Retail

Gianni Versace CEO, Jonathan Akeroyd, has been appointed as the new CEO and executive director of Burberry, effective April. Akeroyd will succeed Marco Gobbetti, who will step down from the role and leave Burberry by the end of this year.

Tesco launches first checkout-free high street store

Retail Focus

Tesco is launching its first checkout-free high street store where shoppers can pick up their groceries and leave without the need for a till. It is the latest retail giant to open a store where checkouts are replaced by high-tech cameras designed to track the items shoppers place in their baskets.

3 Tips For Ecommerce Small Business Owners to Prepare for the Holidays

Small Biz Trends

The holidays are coming, and that means increased opportunity for many owners of e-commerce small businesses.

KitKat gets festive with limited edition winter flavour

Talking Retail

Nestlé Confectionery is launching a limited edition caramelised biscuit variant for its KitKat brand. The variant consists of crisp wafer and chocolate “enhanced” with caramel, cinnamon and spices, available in multi-packs of nine two-finger bars (£1.50).

The benefits of financing your business growth

Inside Retail

You have to spend money to make money. It’s a phrase most people know well, especially when you own or run a business.

Laings unveils £3m ST David’s Cardiff showroom transformation

Retail Focus

Laings The Jewellers has unveiled its stunning new-look showroom at Cardiff’s St David’s as it officially relaunches.

Report: 85% of consumers will continue pandemic shopping behaviors this season

Retail Dive

Alvarez & Marsal also found over half of shoppers expect their financial situation to stagnate or worsen in coming months, leading them to spend less

Spanx Acquired by Blackstone, Now Valued at $1.2B

Retail Touch

Shapewear brand Spanx has taken its first outside funding 21 years after its founding, with global investment firm Blackstone set to take a majority stake in the company at a valuation of $1.2 billion.

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Kogan’s first quarter signals recovery from difficult FY21

Inside Retail

Online marketplace Kogan has recovered somewhat from disasterous inventory and logistics costs of last year, with gross profit growing 31.6 per cent during the first quarter of FY22 compared to the prior quarter, though remained 1.7 per cent down on the same time last year.

JD Sports signs up for flagship at Lion Walk Colchester

Retail Focus

CBRE Investment Management has announced the signing of sports fashion retailer JD Sports in a new flagship store at Lion Walk in Colchester, set to open this October.

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