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.

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

Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Retail Technology Review

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Target to Triple Disney Shop-in-Shops to 160 Stores as Holiday Toy Rush Nears

Retail Touch

Target is expanding its partnership with Disney to bring Mouse House-branded in-store shops to more than 160 locations by the end of this year. The two companies originally teamed up in 2019 and currently operate 53 Disney shop-in-shop locations, which average approximately 750 square feet.

Ulta Opening ‘Mini Shops’ in Target

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is planning to open “mini” Ulta Beauty shops in Target (Minneapolis) stores this August, according to a company press release. With two powerhouse retailers, our collective brand love, loyalty and omnichannel expertise will inspire guests and raise the bar for the beauty shopping experience.”.

Anya Hindmarch launches new shopping village

Retail Focus

The Plastic Shop. Dedicated to Anya’s passion for circularity of materials and reducing plastic going into landfill, the Plastic Shop centres around our ‘I Am A Plastic Bag’ sustainable collection and is a platform to showcase and collaborate with others working and creating in this field.

The Reject Shop profit jumps 643 per cent as restructure moves past ‘reset’

Inside Retail

Discount department store The Reject Shop’s full year results tell an interesting story – one of business suffering under the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, but also one of a strong reset to an ailing business model.

Fun, diversity and community: Welcome to the evolution of shopping centres

Inside Retail

After almost two years of offering essential services to the community since Covid-19 hit, shopping centres are ready to inject fun into the retail experience. Inside Retail : Since Covid, how do you think shopping centres are evolving in this new environment?

Brauz partners with Zoom to bring virtual shopping to the masses

Inside Retail

Australian omnichannel experience platform Brauz has expanded its platform to allow customers to shop physical stores from their own homes via Zoom, helping retailers struggling with lockdown and restrictions to sell direct to their audience.

Barnes & Noble to Host Paper Source Shops this Holiday Season

Retail Touch

Paper Source will launch a new shop-in-shop experience in two Barnes & Noble stores this holiday season in the first collaboration of the two retail brands, which are both owned by Elliott Management. The first Paper Source shop-in-shop will open Nov.

Target to Double Number of Apple Shop-in-Shops

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Target (Minneapolis) will double the number of Apple at Target shop-in-shops before the holidays, expanding from 17 to 36 stores, reports USA Today. With the expanded Apple at Target shop-in-shop experiences, we’re elevating this even further.”.

QVC and HSN Launch Celebrity-Packed Live Shopping Event

Retail Touch

QVC and HSN are launching “Shop With Us Live,” a livestream cross-platform shopping festival scheduled for November 6 and 7. Digital Commerce News Briefs HSN live shopping QVC shopping event

Opinion: Consumers’ screen times gives shopping centres a headache

Inside Retail

Retail shopping centres face a major challenge rebuilding customer traffic and sales after the Covid-19 pandemic is controlled. The post Opinion: Consumers’ screen times gives shopping centres a headache appeared first on Inside Retail.

How Victor Gruen’s grand urban vision became our suburban shopping reality

Inside Retail

In his classic book, Shopping Towns USA , Gruen rails against the development of drive-by shopping centres focused on catering to passing motorists: Suburban business real estate has often been evaluated on the basis of passing automobile traffic.

Frasers Group signs at St Anns shopping centre in Harrow

Retail Focus

Railpen, the investment manager for the £35bn Railways Pension Scheme, has announced the signing of a major new occupier, with Frasers Group, set to open Sports Direct, the British sports clothing retailer, at St Anns Shopping Centre in Harrow.

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Mastercard Rewards Consumers for Shopping Local

Independent Retailer

Consumers are shopping with intention this holiday season and prioritizing small and local businesses, according to a new Mastercard survey. Unique Shopping Incentive Programs. The post Mastercard Rewards Consumers for Shopping Local appeared first on Independent Retailer.

Toys ‘R’ Us Announces Shop-in-Shops

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along with controlling stakeholders WHP Global (New York), is planning to open more than 400 shop-in-shops throughout Macy’s (New York) department stores nationwide by 2022, according to a press release. Headlines Latest News Top Macy's new york shop-in-shops Toys “R” Us

How personal shopping app Gimme aims to disrupt online delivery

Inside Retail

Currently available in Melbourne and Sydney, Gimme was started by Matt Bartalotta, Christian Charisiou and Lahiru Perera to solve one of the biggest pain points of online shopping: waiting for the order to arrive.

YouTube Makes Major Push into Live Shopping with Holiday Stream and Shop

Retail Touch

And as on many other online platforms, where there’s livestreaming there’s live shopping. This holiday season, YouTube is promoting the commercial potential of its platform with its first-ever live shopping pop-up event.

Revealed: Customers’ biggest Christmas shopping fears this year

Inside Retail

In a new report from Emarsys, All I Want for Christmas , 1000 Australian consumers shared their concerns about shopping for gifts this year. Normally, you’d be able to walk around the shops with your family and get an idea of what they’d feel like. Not enough time to shop.