Global survey shows surge in Christmas holiday shopping due to product shortage and lockdown fears

Retail Technology Review

According to a new survey* of 1,000 UK consumers carried out on behalf of JRNI, over half (56%) of consumers plan to do their Christmas holiday shopping early in 2021 due to fears of empty shelves and further lockdown measures. Critical Issues Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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.

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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

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.

My Foodie Box raises $6 million in IPO, plans expansion

Inside Retail

Now, using its fresh capital, it plans to expand into a broader online food retail offer, ramping up its marketing activity and further developing its technology platform to expand its geographical footprint.

Chinese fashion retailer Shein revives plan for New York listing

Inside Retail

Chinese fashion retailer Shein is reviving plans to list in New York this year and its founder is considering a citizenship change to bypass proposed tougher rules for offshore IPOs in China, two people familiar with the matter said.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

Inside Retail

The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75

Mad Lords Plans Expansion

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Mad Lords (Paris) is planning to expand its footprint with an additional three stores in 2022, Forbes reports. The fine jewelry boutique is planning to open new locations in Belgium, Brussels, and another on Rue St.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

Inside Retail

The post Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid appeared first on Inside Retail. Woolworths Group has put forward its own non-binding bid to acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Industries at a cash price of $1.75

Ahold Delhaize unveils growth plan

Mass Relators

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has unveiled a new growth and investment plan that promises to generate an extra €10 billion ($11.31 Net consumer online sales are planned to double between 2021 and 2025. 2021 Issue 11-29-2021 Issues Ahold Delhaize growth plan

Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for online, grocery

Inside Retail

And, with three new stores planned to open in Australia as well as its first in New Zealand later this year, Costco is working on expanding its reach both offline and online. “We’re The post Revealed: Costco Australia’s expansion plans for online, grocery appeared first on Inside Retail.

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.

IKEA Planning Studio Concept Heads West With Two Los Angeles Stores

Retail Touch

IKEA will expand options for urban customers on the West Coast with two planning studios in the Los Angeles area set to open in spring 2022: one in Long Beach and a second in a yet-to-be-determined location. By opening the two planning studios in the L.A.

How to Solve High Level Global Issues With Scenario Planning

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©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.

Big Lots Plans to Open 500 New Stores, Increase Annual Sales to $8-10 Billion

Retail Touch

Home discount retailer Big Lots is returning to expansion mode after more than a decade of flat store growth, with plans to open as many as 500 new stores in the next six to seven years.

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.

Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans

Talking Retail

This story continues at Kikkoman unveils autumn advertising plans. Kikkoman is launching a TV campaign this autumn, following the “success” of its Chinese New Year activity earlier this year.

‘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.

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.

Authentic Brands forfeits IPO plan after private deal

Inside Retail

The post Authentic Brands forfeits IPO plan after private deal appeared first on Inside Retail. Authentic Brands has dropped its bid to go public just three months after it sold a stake in its business to private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and HPS Investment Partners.

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

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is planning to go public and filed itself under the ticker “SG” on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reports. The post Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Sweetgreen (Culver City, Calif.)

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

Inside Retail

This article outlines why tapping into automated accounts receivable solutions along with offering more convenient payment plans to your business customers is a good idea and smart business practice. Why should your business provide payment plans to business customers?

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.

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.

Nisa already planning for next Easter

Talking Retail

Nisa’s independent retailers are already being encouraged to plan for next Easter, with the group’s Spring range available for ordering from tomorrow (8th October). This story continues at Nisa already planning for next Easter.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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 […].

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.

Hy-Vee details planned expansion into Indiana

Mass Relators

has released details about one of the first stores it is hoping to open in Indiana as part of a planned expansion beyond its current eight-state operating region. Hy-Vee is finalizing plans to secure approximately 26 acres at the southwest corner of Whitestown Parkway and S.

Your Food Collective gains $1.4m in funding to power expansion plans

Inside Retail

million from public and private investors through Equitise, and plans to grow its Sydney and Newcastle-focused service nationwide. in funding to power expansion plans appeared first on Inside Retail. Online grocery platform Your Food Collective has received $1.4

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.

Glossier Plans Three New Stores

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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.

A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world

Inside Retail

The post A new twist on privacy: planning for a post-cookie world appeared first on Inside Retail.

‘Online has a long way to go’: MyDeal CEO talks expansion plans

Inside Retail

The post ‘Online has a long way to go’: MyDeal CEO talks expansion plans appeared first on Inside Retail.

VIDEO: How Camilla plans to colour the world with its vibrant designs

Inside Retail

The post VIDEO: How Camilla plans to colour the world with its vibrant designs appeared first on Inside Retail.

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

Big Lots Plans 500 Stores

VMS

According to an investor presentation, the company plans to open at least 50 stores in 2022 and more than 80 each following year, Retail Dive reports. ” The post Big Lots Plans 500 Stores appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.