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

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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

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

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.

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.

11 Benefits of Mystery Shops For Retailers

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Retail reborn: Bangkok shopping centres make a comeback

Inside Retail

There are times when you just shouldn’t be opening a new shopping centre. Realistically, the spending gap for Thailand’s many tourism-dependent shopping centres will not be filled until 2024 at the earliest, even then if certain factors are in alignment.

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

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

Retail Doc

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.

Using Design Elements to Make Shop-in-Shops ‘Pop’ — or Not

Retail Touch

The shop-in-shop retail approach can yield benefits for both the host retailer and the hosted brand, but there are certainly challenges to entering into this type of partnership. Would standing out or blending within the host environment drive the most traffic to the shop-in-shop?

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.

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.

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.

Athleisure precinct set to open at Eastland Shopping Centre

Inside Retail

Melbourne’s Eastland Shopping Centre will be home to a two-level Athleisure Precinct from next month. The post Athleisure precinct set to open at Eastland Shopping Centre appeared first on Inside Retail.

Klarna launches Virtual Shopping

365 Retail

Klarna , has announced the launch of its Virtual Shopping offering, bringing the best of in-store to the online experience. For retailers, Virtual Shopping empowers in-store teams to bring their expertise beyond the walls of physical stores to millions of shoppers online.

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

Retail Touch

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.

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

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.

Macy’s Plans ‘Backstage’ Shop-in-Shops

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Macy’s (New York) has announced plans to open 45 Backstage shop-in-shops in select Macy’s locations in 10 different states this year, according to Retail Dive. Its final target is 270 Backstage shop-in-shops nationwide. Headlines Macy's macy's backstage shop-in-shops

The Reject Shop’s sales remain sluggish into second half

Inside Retail

per cent despite sluggish sale s, The Reject Shop has said trading remained challenging through the beginning of the second half. The post The Reject Shop’s sales remain sluggish into second half appeared first on Inside Retail.

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

Retail Touch

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.

Selfridges launch 2021 Christmas shop

Retail Focus

With 12 weeks to go to Christmas, Selfridges London opens its Christmas Shop helping customers to plan and prepare for festive moments to dream of. opens its Christmas Shop?helping?customers?to One of the first customers pictured in the Christmas shop this morning.

JD.com launches Ochama Robotic Shop

Retail Focus

JD.com has opened two robotic shops by the new brand name “ ochama ” in the Netherlands, with more locations to follow soon. The first two ochama pick-up shops are in Leiden and Rotterdam, with two more to open in Amsterdam (Diemen) and Utrecht.

Get ready for summer with TikTok Shop

Retail Times

Get ready to make memories this summer with TikTok Shop. For anyone looking forward to festivals, holidays in the sun or garden gatherings with family and friends, TikTok Shop is the place to find your summer essentials at amazing prices, with up to 50% off selected items.

Woolworths, Big W to phase out reusable plastic shopping bags

Inside Retail

Woolworths supermarkets and Big W stores will gradually phase out 15- and 45-cent reusable plastic shopping bags nationwide during the next year. The post Woolworths, Big W to phase out reusable plastic shopping bags appeared first on Inside Retail.

Dollar General Unveils First Shop-in-Shop Stores

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The post Dollar General Unveils First Shop-in-Shop Stores appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design. Headlines dollar general hybrid popshelf shop-in-shopDollar General has opened its first two DG Market/pOpshelf combined stores in the Nashville, Tenn.,

Macy’s Backstage, Lids, Carhartt Expand Shop-in-Shop Partnerships

Retail Touch

Macy’s Backstage , Lids and Carhartt all have announced expansions of shop-in-shop formats with parent and partner retailers. Macy’s is planning to expand its off-price format, Backstage, with 45 shop-in-shops in stores across 10 states, CEO Jeff Gennette said during the J.P.

How Chadstone became Australia’s most profitable shopping centre

Inside Retail

Australia’s Fashion Capital, also known as Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. In that time, the way people shop has changed dramatically.

How China’s retail revolution could change the way the world shops

Inside Retail

Online grocery shopping has become routine in many countries, but in the future you should expect every kind of purchase to become faster and even more convenient. The idea was to make online shopping more of a social, interactive experience.