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A Guide To Starting Your Courier Business In 2021

Retail Focus

Courier services and are some of the most important services in the contemporary era. Granted, throughout the ages these businesses have helped to build empires, transporting raw materials and goods all across the world.

Off-price retailers brace for uncertainty despite healthy Q2

Retail Dive

Burlington, Ross and TJX are usually isolated from macro headwinds, but are dealing with rising freight costs, supply chain issues and unknowns

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Formula 1 engineering helps improve convenience store fridges

Talking Retail

Southern Co-op is installing motor-racing technology to help cut the loss of cold air from the fridges in its stores, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The regional co-operative is putting the technology in 96 stores and using it to reduce cold air being lost into the aisles.

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Dexus selling stakes in two super-regional shopping malls

Inside Retail

Cornerstone stakes in two super-regional Australian shopping centres have gone up for sale in the first such investor opportunity in two years.

Arc’teryx opens new London store in Covent Garden

Retail Focus

Arc’teryx Equipment, the global design company specialising in technical high-performance apparel and equipment, continues its retail expansion in Europe with a new London store.

Retail Best Practices: 12 Tips for the Creation of Exceptional

Retail Doc

Online retailers are jealous. Many retail best practices don't work online. Retail Sales retail management how to attract customers

On Thin Ice: Arctic AI Model Predicts Sea Ice Loss

Nvidia

Promising more accurate predictions in an era of rapid climate change, a new tool is harnessing deep learning to help better forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future.

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The LOOKNOW Xintiandi Flagship combines artistic studio with home comforts

Retail Focus

Inspired by the original status of space, Sò Studio recently launched the LOOKNOW Xintiandi flagship store. Through the storyline of “House Now”, Sò Studio conveys the narrative of the space and the immersive experience to create a strong identity of the contemporary design style.

When online activity soared last year, so did data collection.

Retail Dive

Now faced with new privacy regulations, retailers will have to navigate ways to acquire customer data without the tools they’ve relied on

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Lives Are Like Rivers

LS Retail

©2021 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” – Richard Russo, author and screenwriter. go where they must lives are like rivers not where we want them to

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Harvey Norman hits record profit in Australia

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has delivered another strong year in spite of the Covid-19 crisis, with total revenue up 15.3 per cent to $9.49 billion, and profit after tax up 75 per cent to $841.4 million. Earnings at the furniture and homewares business also spiked during the year, growing 54 per cent to $1.45

Space NK signs for Leeds relocation to Trinity

Retail Focus

Landsec has announced that premium beauty retailer, Space NK, will be relocating from its current Leeds location in Victoria Quarter to Trinity.

How REI is building an outdoor ecosystem around its customers

Retail Dive

At REI, you can buy hiking gear, schedule a one-on-one appointment about how to use it and sign up for a 6-day trip to Yellowstone. Here's why that works

Candy Kittens welcomes vegan gummy range Gourmies to growing squad of sweets

Retail Times

Cult confectionery brand, Candy Kittens is today announcing a new gummy range - Gourmies.

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Ikea launches global 24-hour virtual festival

Inside Retail

Home furniture giant Ikea is set to roll out its first virtual festival, hosting performances and experiences across the world. The event, starting on September 16, will see the participation of artists, designers, DJ’s, chefs and other talents, who will turn their homes into stages for performance.

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Liverpool ONE unveils upsized Hamleys store and Lego activation

Retail Focus

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has announced the opening of a new upsized Hamleys store at Liverpool ONE, following a recent interactive LEGO ‘Pop & Play’ event. Both launches form part of the destination’s ongoing programme of unique, family-friendly experiences.

Walgreens creates new chief customer officer role

Retail Dive

The company also appointed a CFO and named a global chief legal officer as the CEO builds out a C-suite

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Q2 2021 Roundup: How Target, Macy’s and Foot Locker Harnessed Consumer Optimism

Retail Touch

Retail rode strong into Q2 2021 as shoppers returned to stores even as digital sales remained elevated.

Why Dermalogica believes in the beauty of bricks-and-mortar

Inside Retail

It’s no secret that the skincare category has accelerated in recent years and both on- and offline brands have begun investing in physical stores and experiences.

Covent Garden’s historic market building has turned into a neon wonderland

Retail Focus

Covent Garden has unveiled its latest art commission by British artist Chila Burman who has taken over the historic Market Building with an immersive large scale light installation.

Ikea plots resale for US stores

Retail Dive

The furniture company, which already offers buyback and resale elsewhere, is testing the services in suburban Philadelphia for a limited time

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Carhartt Teams with Metallica Foundation to Recruit and Train Skilled Workers

Retail Touch

Workwear brand Carhartt is recognizing the importance and value of labor by teaming up with heavy metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation, with the goal of training a new generation of skilled workers.

Here’s why retailers are facing higher transport costs and shipping delays

Inside Retail

What’s the connection between the Covid vaccine rollout in the US and Europe and increased container costs and shipping delays for retailers in Australia? It’s all a matter of supply and demand.

OROTON opens a new pop-up space at London’s Selfridges

Retail Focus

OROTON has announced the launch of a new pop-up at London department store, Selfridges.

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Target CIO to retire next year, making way for new IT era

Retail Dive

Mike McNamara arrived at Target in 2015, and reshaped the IT organization through "ruthless prioritization "

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What Is Accelerated Computing?

Nvidia

Accelerated computing is humming in the background, making life better even on a quiet night at home. It prevents credit card fraud when you buy a movie to stream. It recommends a dinner you might like and arranges a fast delivery.

How cult US beauty brand Il Makiage is disrupting the beauty industry

Inside Retail

For decades, global beauty giants like L’Oréal and Estée Lauder have followed the same playbook: team up with movie stars and models and leverage their fame and desirability to drive sales. But cult US beauty brand Il Makiage has taken a different approach.

Armourcoat achieves third-party certified Environmental Product Declaration

Retail Focus

Armourcoat Ltd a decorative surface finishes specialist based in Sevenoaks, Kent have announced the publication of their new set of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) providing Architects and Specifiers transparent, verified and comparable information about the environmental impact of their products.

YouGov poll finds more evidence of food shortages

Talking Retail

The pollster YouGov reported today (3rd September) that more than half of Britons say they have experienced food shortages in their local shop or supermarket in recent weeks. In a survey of 3,564 adults, 56% said they had experienced a shortage, 39% said they had not, while 5% did not know.

Superdrug announces exclusive launch of four new black owned brands

Retail Times

This August, Superdrug is pleased to be welcoming four new black founded haircare brands to it’s exclusive haircare offering, instore and online – Nylahs Naturals, Afrocenchix, Mielle Organics and Flora & Curl, available only at Superdrug. Retail News Retailer News Superdrug

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Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

Inside Retail

A group of 80 employers around Australia including Coles Group, Woolworths Group, Wesfarmers and Scentre Group, have signed an open letter calling on state and federal leaders to follow Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s lead, and stick with the four phase National Plan to reopen the country.

John Lewis ‘anyday’ homeware concept lights up St Davids

Retail Focus

The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, has announced the launch of John Lewis’ new pop-up showroom experience, ANYDAY.

Pot Noodle supports vegan shoppers with Fusions range

Talking Retail

Pot Noodle has added a vegan Fusions range to its portfolio, in a move designed to “cater to the more experiential shopper”. The Fusions range includes three Asian-inspired flavours – Katsu Curry, Chili Chicken and Thai Green Curry – in 100g pots retailing at £1.39.

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Hoka One One tests brick and mortar with first stores

Retail Dive

Two pop-ups, in New York City and Los Angeles, will be open until December. Physical retail is key "for both sales and branding purposes," the company said

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Hermès under fire over NT crocodile farms

Inside Retail

Luxury fashion brand Hermès is under increasing scrutiny over what animal welfare groups have called “barbaric” crocodile farms in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT).

Amazon Sets the Standard for Every Business

Shep Hyken

I’ve written about this before. Our customers are smarter than ever when it comes to customer service and receiving a great customer experience.

Avery Dennison Acquires Labeling Solution Provider for $1.45 Billion

Retail Touch

Avery Dennison has signed an agreement to acquire Vestcom , a privately held pricing and branded labeling solution provider, for $1.45 billion in a cash transaction subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments.