Kusmi Tea brews up Cegid’s digital solutions to strengthen retail business

Retail Technology Review

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has announced that the French upmarket tea brand, Kusmi Tea, tripled online sales on its e-commerce site during lockdown and used the period to accelerate plans for introducing more omnichannel and digital services across Europe.

55% of brands are set to run their Black Friday campaigns as normal

Retail Technology Review

More than half of UK and Irish businesses plan to run their Black Friday campaigns as planned or with further investment than originally planned, despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Critical Issues Internet Retailing

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New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

Retail Technology Review

Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday – Britain’s delivery drivers are again bracing for the front door’s return to the front line in the battle against Covid. At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers.

COVID was a surprise – Christmas should not be

Retail Technology Review

Ian Hall, COO at Atheon Analytics, provider of the SKUtrak platform, shares 3 things to plan now, to maximise Christmas sales in grocery retail. None of us foresaw COVID, and the impact it would have on panic buying. It feels like a lifetime ago that the shelves had no toilet roll and pasta. But you don’t have to be a retail expert to foresee an uplift in turkeys, alcohol, and mince pies this December.

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.

Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics

Inside Retail

The post Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group is backing Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics by creating infinite recycling.

Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan

Inside Retail

” This new afforestation investment in New Zealand will see its first planned harvest to take place at the end of the first rotation, 30 years after planting. The post Ikea buys New Zealand land to expand forest management plan appeared first on Inside Retail.

Beyond the beach: Richard Facioni outlines plans for Surfstitch

Inside Retail

As a result, Surfstitch has shifted its focus to improving its conversion rate and increasing its basket size, and one of the key ways it plans to do so is by expanding its offering. The post Beyond the beach: Richard Facioni outlines plans for Surfstitch appeared first on Inside Retail.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

Inside Retail

And it doesn’t plan to stop there. The post ‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace appeared first on Inside Retail.

Mondel?z International unveils plastic reduction plans

Talking Retail

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

How to Solve High Level Global Issues With Scenario Planning

LS Retail

©iStock/Drepicter Scenario planning offers a powerful approach to testing strategies, making complex decisions, enhancing risk management, generating innovative initiatives, building optionality, improving organizational learning, and understanding uncertainty at different organization levels.

NSW announces five-year plan to phase out plastics

Inside Retail

New South Wales has become the latest state to commit to ditching single-use plastics, announcing a $356 million five-year plan which could see lightweight plastic bags, disposable cutlery, cotton buds and more cut out by next year.

How H&M took workforce planning to the next level

Inside Retail

At fashion retail giant H&M group, workforce planning has become a critical part of daily activity. The creation of H&M’s workforce planning system began back in 2012 when the company deployed Board to track the performance of individual stores.

Meet the Aussie e-commerce aggregator that plans to be a unicorn next year

Inside Retail

It has already acquired several e-commerce businesses in Australia, where it plans to focus its efforts. The post Meet the Aussie e-commerce aggregator that plans to be a unicorn next year appeared first on Inside Retail.

How Myer plans to reach $1 billion in online sales

Inside Retail

To reach his $1 billion online sales target, King plans to continue to improve Myer’s website and user experience, expand the range of products it offers online, speed up the delivery of online orders and better leverage the Myer One loyalty program.

DTC brand Knix plans first US stores

Retail Dive

Brick-and-mortar expansion plans were delayed last year during the height of the pandemic, but now the DTC brand is back with three California stores

Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney

Inside Retail

The development application is subject to approval from the NSW Department of Planning, and will support 440 jobs during its construction phase and a further 250 once operational. The post Woolworths unveils plans for 22,000 sqm online hub in Sydney appeared first on Inside Retail.

Plans for Oxford Street’s £150 Million redevelopment revealed

Retail Focus

Oxford Circus will be transformed into two, pedestrian-friendly piazzas as part of plans unveiled by Westminster City Council and The Crown Estate today. The plans for Oxford Circus will improve the experience for people living in, working in and visiting the area.

Target announces plans to hire 100K seasonal workers

Retail Dive

The retailer is planning to make fewer hires this holiday but it is offering existing staff an additional 5 million hours and a more flexible schedule

Maison de Sabré unveils global expansion plans

Inside Retail

Our plan is to really expand our network to have a true omnichannel experience, which will be a collection of on-the-ground physical retail, own retail and an online store experience,” Omar de Sabré, Maison de Sabré’s creative director and CEO, told Inside Retail.

Inside Scotch & Soda’s plans for world domination

Inside Retail

Dutch fashion retailer Scotch & Soda is accelerating its global expansion plans with a total of 15 new brick-and-mortar stores and 12 shop-in-shops opening worldwide over the next six months. IR: How are you planning to grow the brand in Asia Pacific?

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

Inside Retail

The post NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months appeared first on Inside Retail.

Glossier Plans Three New Stores

VMS

Glossier (New York) is planning to open three permanent brick-and-mortar stores, according to a company blog post. The brand is also planning to reopen a store in New York by 2022. The post Glossier Plans Three New Stores appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

Walmart Announces Thanksgiving Closure Plans

VMS

has announced its plans to close its locations during the U.S. The mass merchant joins similar retailers, like Target (Minneapolis) which announced its plans to close its stores for Thanksgiving this past January, CNBC reports. Walmart (Bentonville, Ark.)

Why You Need a Social Media Planning Calendar

Cross Cap

Without a plan in place, what was once a solid social media strategy may succumb to forgotten tasks and subpar content. What Is a Social Media Planning Calendar? Perhaps the most important benefit of using a social media calendar is improved planning capabilities.

“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

Inside Retail

The Wall Street Journal offered few details about the look and feel of the stores Amazon is reportedly planning to open. The post “Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan appeared first on Inside Retail.

Walmart Plans 20,000 Supply Chain Hires

VMS

Walmart has not yet announced any additional plans for seasonal hiring. The post Walmart Plans 20,000 Supply Chain Hires appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Walmart (Bentonville, Ark.)

Retail Budget Planning 2021: Driving Revenue with Technology

IntelligenceNode

The best thing about January is the opportunity to start again, a general optimism for doing better retail planning than last year. As retailers re-evaluate 2020’s retail planning decisions, the overarching theme for Budget ‘21 is ‘uncertainty’, given the current political […].

Little Caesar’s Plans Expansion into Denver

VMS

Little Caesar’s (Detroit) announced its plans to open at least 15 new units in Denver by 2024, according to a company press release. The post Little Caesar’s Plans Expansion into Denver appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

How to plan for more retail disruption and drive customer experience

Inside Retail

Like the previous examples, you don’t need to move mountains to leverage your customer data to plan an in-the-moment positive experience for your customer. The post How to plan for more retail disruption and drive customer experience appeared first on Inside Retail.

Poshmark Plans IPO

Retail Touch

Poshmark has submitted a draft registration statement for an IPO to the SEC, putting the retailer on the path to becoming a publicly traded company. Poshmark has not yet revealed the number of shares to be offered or the price range it is seeking.

Foxtrot Plans to Expand by 50 Locations

VMS

Foxtrot (Chicago), the high-end convenience/corner store concept, is planning to open 50 stores throughout the U.S. It plans to open locations in regions like Houston, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Austin, Texas; it already has locations in Washington, D.C.,

Kestrel beer unveils summer marketing plans

Talking Retail

This story continues at Kestrel beer unveils summer marketing plans. Scottish lager brand Kestrel has kicked off a summer advertising campaign.

Made.com announces plans to float on LSE

Retail Times

Furniture and lifestyle brand Made.com has announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Retail News Retailer News MADE.com

Carl’s Jr. new master franchise plans 27 new stores this year

Inside Retail

new master franchise plans 27 new stores this year appeared first on Inside Retail. Carl’s Jr. will open up to 200 restaurants over the next 10 years in Australia under a new master franchise agreement.

Aldi plans another 100 stores as expansion drive continues

Talking Retail

The supermarket, which already operates 920 UK outlets, plans to open the stores by the end of 2023 and says it will create 2,000 jobs in the process. This story continues at Aldi plans another 100 stores as expansion drive continues.

Dollar General Plans Push into Health Care

VMS

The discount retailer plans to add dental, nutritional, cold/cough products among other health care-related offerings. The post Dollar General Plans Push into Health Care appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Dollar General (Goodlettsville, Tenn.)

Retailers plan to keep Covid measures in place

Talking Retail

Convenience retailers plan to keep Covid safety measures in place, even if the government goes ahead with plans to further eases lockdown measures in England on 19 July. This story continues at Retailers plan to keep Covid measures in place.

Dymocks will add 20+ new stores in three-year plan

Inside Retail

Dymocks’ three-year plan will see the bookstore chain add another 20+ retail outlets to the network. The post Dymocks will add 20+ new stores in three-year plan appeared first on Inside Retail.

Sephora plans first campaign highlighting Black-owned brands

Retail Dive

In its journey toward supporting BIPOC customers, the beauty retailer is also revamping its ColorIQ foundation matching technology

Instacart plans to expand globally

Retail Dive

The e-commerce provider named a Facebook veteran to lead the company's long-term global strategy and explore new markets

Inside Guzman y Gomez’s plan to reach $500 million in revenue

Inside Retail

Mexican fast food chain Guzman y Gomez (GYG) is planning to open an additional 30 drive-thrus in Australia over the next 12 months, which will bring the company’s total store count to over 180 locations across Australia, Singapore, Japan and the US.

“Impossible to ignore”: Witchery MD’s plans to capitalise on digital growth

Inside Retail

In the past year, one of our proudest initiatives has been formalising our commitment to Reconciliation through our first Reconciliation Action Plan. IR: What are your plans for Witchery going into the next financial year?