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

Pandemic drives over half of consumers to shop more locally; bank data key in enabling SMEs to compete with big businesses

Retail Technology Review

Over half of consumers globally (53%) believe it is more important to shop with local businesses now than it was before the pandemic. That’s according to new research released by Pollinate, the global software business that partners with banks to help them deepen and extend relationships with their business customers, in which over 4,500 consumers were surveyed across the UK, US, Australia, and Brazil. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues

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Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Retail Technology Review

Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits. Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world. Retail Supply Chain Critical Issues Internet Retailing

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Retail Technology Review

The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery. By David Thomas, General Manager, ZoneSafe - Proximity Warning & Alert Systems.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Minelli speeds up shift towards digital retailing with Cegid's unified commerce platform

Retail Technology Review

Retail software vendor, Cegid, has signed a new deal to completely overhaul the IT systems at French footwear retailer, Minelli, in a bid to streamline the business and improve the shopping experience for customers. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Ideal Shopping Direct blasts through bullish forecasts

Retail Technology Review

Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channel, reports that it has achieved a significant turnaround in the past 12 months; £6.5m profit, 30% ahead of the £5m it predicted earlier in the year. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

Two WA shopping centres up for sale

Inside Retail

Margaret River Shopping Centre and Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre in Western Australia have been put for sale for the first time in 10 years. Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre. Busselton Boulevard Shopping Centre spans 5757sqm and has a GLA of 4797sqm.

Aussies rate online shopping experience above in-store – ACRS

Inside Retail

As businesses recover from the disruption of the pandemic, new research shows Australians prefer the online shopping experience more than that inside bricks-and-mortar stores. The post Aussies rate online shopping experience above in-store – ACRS appeared first on Inside Retail.

Woolworths to sell two Queensland shopping centres

Inside Retail

Capitalising on the ongoing demand for convenience-based retail investments, Woolworths has listed two neighbourhood shopping centres outside the Brisbane CBD on the market. The post Woolworths to sell two Queensland shopping centres appeared first on Inside Retail.

The Reject Shop names its new CEO

Inside Retail

The Reject Shop has tapped a former senior Bunnings and Officeworks executive as its new CEO. The post The Reject Shop names its new CEO appeared first on Inside Retail. Business Discount stores HR Sectors Top Stories The Reject Shop

Chadstone Shopping Centre to add fresh food precinct and office tower

Inside Retail

Just weeks after confirming a new entertainment zone and dining area, Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre has now revealed plans to add a fresh food precinct and office tower as part of another $485 million development project.

The Cheesecake Shop sold to Aussie investment firm

Inside Retail

The Cheesecake Shop is to have new owners. Aussie based investment River Capital has entered into an agreement to acquire The Cheesecake Shop Group (TCS) for an undisclosed amount from existing owners PAG Asia Capital.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year. The post Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage appeared first on Inside Retail.

Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage

Inside Retail

Australian property group Mirvac plans to close Brisbane’s Toombul Shopping Centre following extensive flood damage earlier this year. The post Toombul Shopping Centre to close due to extensive flood damage appeared first on Inside Retail.

11 Benefits of Mystery Shops For Retailers

The Retail Doctor

Management Retail Sales Training Employee Management mystery shopsHave you heard of the runaway success of the burger franchise Five Guys ? What's one of the big reasons Five Guys has been wildly successful? They send mystery shoppers out twice a week to all locations.

Claire’s Sets up Shop in 20 Macy’s Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Claire’s has announced a new partnership with Macy’s to bring shop-in-shops to more than 20 Macy’s locations across the U.S. The shop-in-shops will feature a year-round selection of hair accessories, jewelry and cosmetics, as well as seasonal items.

Can fun drive footfall in shopping centres?

Inside Retail

As a result, entertainment precincts are driving a broader range of people and are becoming a popular addition to shopping centres at a time when many traditional retailers are opting to reduce their physical store presence. The post Can fun drive footfall in shopping centres?

YouTube Kicks off 9-Day Holiday Shopping Blitz

Retail TouchPoints

YouTube is getting into the holiday spirit with a nine -day, multi-format shopping event , From YouTube to You, that will feature interactive live shopping events, shoppable Shorts and video gift guides.

White paper: Joy of Shopping

Retail Focus

Following the oppression of isolation brought on by the pandemic, shopping-for-leisure in physical stores begins to replenish our essential need for real-time experiences and face-to-face interaction. female buyer pays with bank card in tea shop.

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. The post Dexus selling stakes in two super-regional shopping malls appeared first on Inside Retail.

The Reject Shop CEO quits, interim chief named

Inside Retail

Andre Reich, CEO at The Reject Shop, has stepped down with immediate effect. Under Andre’s leadership, The Reject Shop’s corporate culture has been reset, the business has returned to profitability with a lower cost base, the balance sheet is strong and the store network continues to expand.

TalkShopLive to Translate Window Shopping into Streetside Purchasing in NYC

Retail TouchPoints

Window shopping is a time-honored New York tradition, especially around the holidays when retailers pull out all the stops. In partnership with FrontRunner Technologies, TalkShopLive is bringing a “live commerce window shopping experience” to NYC.

Poundland opens its 350th PEP&CO fashion “shop-in-shop”

Retail Focus

Poundland has just opened its 350th PEP&CO clothing shop-in-shop as it accelerated expansion of its family fashion brand in town centres and retail parks where big-name clothing retailers have been in retreat. News BCI Dealz PEP&CO Poundland shop-in-shop Sustainability

How To Deal With The Shop Local But Buy Online Retail Trend

The Retail Doctor

This past week many questions revolved around the new retail trend some call shop local but buy online. showrooming retail customer service, shop localEvery Friday I answer your questions in a Facebook LIVE video.

The rise of livestream shopping

Inside Retail

From TV shopping channels to online shopping, videos have demonstrated that they are the best method to connect with customers at the convenience of their own home. He said that in the West, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok made significant moves in social shopping last year.

The Body Shop brings back Open Hiring to fill seasonal roles

Inside Retail

To remove barriers to employment, The Body Shop Australia says it will fill all seasonal roles in-store through its inclusive Open Hiring Program. The post The Body Shop brings back Open Hiring to fill seasonal roles appeared first on Inside Retail.

Investment fund takes half share in Brisbane’s Grand Plaza Shopping Centre

Inside Retail

A 50-per-cent share of Brisbane’s Grand Plaza Shopping Centre has been acquired by EG Australian Core Enhanced Funds for an undisclosed amount. The post Investment fund takes half share in Brisbane’s Grand Plaza Shopping Centre appeared first on Inside Retail.

TikTok launches shopping capabilities

Inside Retail

Tiktok is now offering organic product discovery and shopping capabilities on the social video platform through a partnership with Shopify. The post TikTok launches shopping capabilities appeared first on Inside Retail.

The Reject Shop posts sales decline due to lockdowns, absenteeism

Inside Retail

The impact of Covid-related lockdowns and disruptions across international and domestic supply chains have affected The Reject Shop’s sales performance in the first half of this financial year. Business Discount stores Featured Post Financial Sectors The Reject Shop

Burwood Brickworks named most sustainable shopping centre

Inside Retail

Shopping mall Burwood Brickworks has been named as the world’s most sustainable shopping centre by International Living Future Institute (ILFI), receiving the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification.

Levi’s Opens Shop-in-Shop at Hudson’s Bay

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Levi’s (San Francisco) has opened a shop-in-shop at Hudson’s Bay (Brampton, Ontario) in downtown Vancouver, a 6600-square-foot space that offers product tailoring, tech-enabled fitting rooms and a larger product assortment.

How Morespace tackled empty shops, vandalism and promoted local businesses

Inside Retail

Among them were vacant shops and, with that, the prevalence of vandalism and graffiti. The products are displayed in vacant shop windows, are visible through cut outs in decals, and remain in place until the space is leased.

Westfield Direct turns shopping centres into distribution hubs

Inside Retail

Scentre Group has launched its network-wide marketplace offering, Westfield Direct, which will allow customers to shop online from any Westfield around the country, across multiple retailers, for home delivery or click-and-collect.

Newcastle shopping centre sells for $60.25 million

Inside Retail

One of Newcastle’s newest shopping centres, Cameron Park Plaza, has sold to ASX-200 listed real estate fund manager Centura Capital Group in a deal worth $60.25 The centre is the first NSW neighbourhood shopping centre sale and leaseback deal for a Woolworths or Coles-anchored site in a year.

Petco to Set up Shop-in-Shops at Lowe’s

Retail TouchPoints

Lowe’s stores nationwide have had a longstanding open-door policy for pets, but the Lowe’s + Petco shop-in-shops will take that to a new level with a curated assortment of Petco’s pet food, supplies and services.

Shopping malls set to host private office pods for hybrid workers

Inside Retail

Two Adelaide entrepreneurs have rolled out a new on-the-go office concept called TaskPods to facilitate hybrid working across busy shopping centres, airports and transport hubs in the country. Shopping centres & malls Stores Top Stories TaskPods

Selfridges opens biggest Christmas Shop to date

Retail Focus

Selfridges has launched its biggest Christmas shop in a dedicated new destination on the fourth floor of the Oxford Street Store. The post Selfridges opens biggest Christmas Shop to date appeared first on Retail Focus - Retail Design.

A slice of success: The Cheesecake Shop undergoes a refresh

Inside Retail

The Cheesecake Shop (TCS) is an Aussie icon. Some Cheesecake Shop franchisees will have seen the business they operate change hands three times. The post A slice of success: The Cheesecake Shop undergoes a refresh appeared first on Inside Retail.

Ikea Australia launches live shopping event

Inside Retail

The post Ikea Australia launches live shopping event appeared first on Inside Retail. Ikea Australia has launched a two-week festival inspiring people to explore their creativity and inventiveness at home.

First shopping centre-based vaccination hub opens in Melbourne

Inside Retail

Melbourne’s Bayside Shopping Centre has become Victoria’s first shopping centre-based vaccination hub, and expects to give easy access to Covid-19 vaccines for 500,000 local residents. “We

Kohl’s Unveils Next 400 Sephora Shop-in-Shop Locations

Retail TouchPoints

Kohl’s has identified the next 400 stores that will be adding Sephora at Kohl’s shops this year as it continues toward its goal of 850 shop-in-shops by 2023.

How The Body Shop is removing bias with Open Hiring

Inside Retail

The Body Shop Australia is taking a new approach to its recruitment of Christmas casuals, with a fair and inclusive hiring program specifically targeting minority groups that face barriers to employment. The Body Shop is an environment that has a willingness to accept diversity.