Sat.Oct 09, 2021 - Fri.Oct 15, 2021

Suppliers: How to get your retail business customers to pay you quicker

Inside Retail

Options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) services were first introduced to business to consumer (B2C) transactions, giving customers the ability to access products and services they need today while paying at a later date or over a series of instalments. .

How To Increase Retail Sales By Focusing On These 5 Obvious Things

Retail Doc

When I was putting myself through college, one of my first jobs was in retail sales at the Broadway Department Store in Southern California. While I was trained on how to use their POS system, perform transfers from one store to another, and do other tasks, teaching me how to sell wasn’t a priority.

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As retailers shaped holiday hiring plans, 721K retail workers quit in August

Retail Dive

Employers including retailers are having to raise wages and otherwise sweeten their offer in order to lure people to take openings

Nisa re-launches community awards for retailers

Talking Retail

Nisa’s charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL) has re-launched its community champion awards for retailers. The awards recognise two different stores each month – one over and one under 3,000 sq ft – with a £250 donation to a local good cause.

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Coles’ latest power agreement locks in 2025 renewable energy goal

Inside Retail

Supermarket Coles has finalised its plan to power its sites by 100 per cent renewable energy by the end of FY25, signing the last power purchase agreement needed to meet the target earlier this week.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Temporary Price Reduction

Wiser

Temporary price reductions, or TPRs, are a necessary part of retail. It’s not really a question of if you should use a TPR, but when.

Retailers are betting on wage hikes, perks to woo workers ahead of the holidays. Will it work?

Retail Dive

Employers are offering incentives like sign-on bonuses, tuition assistance and higher pay to staff up, but challenges remain

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Australia’s first Wahlburgers to launch before Christmas

Inside Retail

Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg’s famed burger chain Wahlburgers will open its first Australian store in Circular Quay, Sydney before Christmas 2021. The restaurant will be located at 7 Macquarie Street, Opera Quays, will be able to seat 250 guests, and is expected to employ 65 workers.

Fruit Shoot transitions to clear bottles

Talking Retail

Britvic is rolling out new clear bottles for its Fruit Shoot brand, made from 100% recycled plastic.

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7 experiential store concepts that opened this year

Retail Dive

From Dick's Public Lands outdoors banner to Bloomie's to Ulta's Target shop-in-shops, here's some of the most notable concept launches this year

Cloudy With a Chance of AI: Data Scientists Develop Flood Detection for Early Warning

Nvidia

Devastating floods are making headlines worldwide, but advances in deep learning for detection could turn uncertainty over evacuations into yesterday’s news. Applying a data set of 66,000 images, data scientists have created an ensemble of models for predicting flood zones.

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‘More is more’: Q&A with Camilla CEO, Jane McNally

Inside Retail

Local luxury fashion brand Camilla is well-loved for its vibrant prints and colours, and glamorously distinctive collections.

PHOTOS: Retail Design Pros Converge on Denver for IRDC 2021

VMS

The post PHOTOS: Retail Design Pros Converge on Denver for IRDC 2021 appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Photo Gallery featured

How traditional teen apparel brands went out of style

Retail Dive

Gen Z sets trends fast — and they won't hesitate to leave retailers who can't keep up in the dust

Looks Can Be Perceiving: Startups Build Highly Accurate Perception Software on NVIDIA DRIVE

Nvidia

For autonomous vehicles, what’s on the surface matters. While humans are taught to avoid snap judgments, self-driving cars must be able to see, detect and act quickly and accurately to operate safely.

Why retail media has become the next big tool in performance marketing

Inside Retail

Retailers are sitting on a golden opportunity to create revenue streams from assets they may not even appreciate they own, let alone recognise their true value.

Post Office handles more and more cash as bank branches close

Talking Retail

The Post Office says it is shortly expected to exceed £3bn a month in cash deposits and withdrawals for the first time in its 360 year history. The continuing surge, which is begin attributed to bank closures, saw £2.99bn pass through post offices in September, according to latest figures.

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The majority of consumers plan to shop early this year: report

Retail Dive

Research indicates that shoppers want to spend more this year, but they're taking advantage of holiday deals sooner

As Consumer Demand for Inclusion Rises, Retailers Must Tackle Legacy Issues and Attitudes

Retail Touch

Brands and retailers are feeling mounting pressure — from consumers, shareholders and even their boards — to be more inclusive. More and more, that means rethinking product development and expanding their sizing and assortment planning to represent a wider range of sizes and body shapes.

Is brick-and-mortar retailing really dead?

Inside Retail

Industry pundits have long been tolling the bells of doom on the concept of physical stores. After all, why would customers drag themselves to a brick-and-mortar store when they can do all of their shopping online? For retailers, establishing and staffing a physical store is a significant overhead.

Country Choice unveils Scottish-themed food-to-go range

Talking Retail

Food-to-go brand Country Choice has launched a traditional Scottish range, with foods from leading Scottish suppliers.

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Is Best Buy undermining its storybook turnaround?

Retail Dive

Layoffs and flexing in stores have taken a toll, current and former employees told Retail Dive. As one said, "You can't have good customer service when you barely have any customer service reps "

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Food for Thought: Startups Harness AI to Nurture the Future of Agriculture

Nvidia

From counting cows to detecting weeds to pollinating tomatoes, startups around the world are deploying AI technology to solve problems that farmers have struggled with since the dawn of time.

‘Not about products’: The genius of Moncler’s global, digital runway event

Inside Retail

Luxury French ski-wear brand Moncler staged a very different runway event recently. On September 25, in the midst of Milan Fashion Week, Moncler created a fashion show which took viewers on a digital journey to five major fashion cities to revel in the 2021 Mondogenius collection.

Everyone’s Talking About the Supply Chain Slowdown. Here’s What Marketers Are Doing About it.

Retail Touch

Another unprecedented holiday season is upon us and there is a powerful sense of déjà vu in the air. For a brief moment earlier this year it seemed like the clouds were parting, but the Delta variant put an end to that.

Model behavior: How mannequins display retail's brand values

Retail Dive

Diversity in mannequin body size and gender can help shoppers see themselves reflected in a brand — and drive loyalty

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California Law Mandates Gender-Neutral Toy Section

VMS

California has adopted a law that requires large retailers to create a gender-neutral toy section, reports the Los Angeles Times. The law, signed by Gov. Gavin Newson, will take effect in 2024.

Adore Beauty’s impressive growth continues through first quarter

Inside Retail

Following a strong FY21 , Adore Beauty has hit the grownd running with revenue growth of 25 per cent throughout the first quarter of FY22. Off the back of a continuing shift online, revenue hit $63.8

Walgreens Boosts Primary Care Bonafides With Majority Stake in VillageMD

Retail Touch

Walgreens Boots Alliance will invest an additional $5.2 billion in VillageMD , increasing its ownership stake from 30% to 63% as the retailer delves deeper into primary care services. VillageMD will remain a standalone company with its own board and management, with plans to conduct an IPO in 2022.

Consumers plan to spend about 25% more this holiday season: JLL

Retail Dive

This year's holiday season could resemble pre-pandemic spending levels, but retailers are still facing product and labor shortages

Bisto supports premium range with TV advert

Talking Retail

Gravy brand Bisto is set to air its first TV advert in six years, as part of a £4m campaign to promote its Bisto Best range. The advert will debut tonight (12 October) during Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off and will remain on air until March 2022, supported by a partnership with Global Radio.

Embroidery, upcycling and scent making: Uniqlo amps up entertainment

Inside Retail

Uniqlo Singapore recently marked the 5th year of its Orchard Central Global Flagship, despite the pandemic presenting various challenges for the business locally.

Walmart Launches Netflix Retail Hub

Retail Touch

Walmart has launched a new digital storefront that will feature exclusive products and experiences centered on some of Netflix ’s most popular franchises. The Netflix Hub at Walmart launched Oct.

Millennials drive demand for DTC brands: report

Retail Dive

Digitally natives adopted an aesthetic particularly attractive to young shoppers. The pandemic only helped push consumers to shop with those brands

UNFI Partners with DoorDash on Delivery

VMS

United Natural Foods (UNFI) has entered into a reseller agreement with delivery service DoorDash to bring last-mile delivery solutions to independent grocers, according to a press release.

Report highlights how retail workers are disadvantaged by shoddy practices

Inside Retail

A new report into the industry conditions of retail, fast-food and warehouse workers has found that despite many being heralded as ‘essential workers’ for the past two years, most don’t have the same access to better conditions, pay and flexibility that has allowed other industries to survive the pandemic. The ‘Who Cares?’

Plymouth Gin bottle heroes sustainability credentials

Talking Retail

Gin brand Plymouth Gin has unveiled a new bottle containing no single-use plastic and a reduced overall weight by 15%.

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