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

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

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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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Trentham Shopping Village bucks the national trend with 98% occupancy

Retail Focus

The ‘offline’ retail experience at Trentham Shopping Village is proving a hit with businesses and visitors alike. With an occupancy of 98%, the popular North Staffordshire retail destination – to the south of Stoke-on-Trent – is thriving despite the challenges of Covid-19 and online shopping.

The Body Shop is going 100 per cent vegan

Inside Retail

The Body Shop is going vegan – committing to be 100 per cent Vegan Certified by the end of 2023 and rolling out a refill scheme to further tackle plastic waste. Our decision to go 100 per cent vegan is the a natural next step for The Body Shop,” said global brand director Lionel Thoreau. “We

Q&A: How The Body Shop is embracing veganism

Inside Retail

A pioneer of conscious consumerism, The Body Shop is continuing to push boundaries as it now aims towards becoming 100 per cent vegan. We chat with The Body Shop’s APAC brand and activism director, Shannon Chrisp, about the growing vegan market and its potential opportunities in China.

Former INTU Shopping Centre set to transform into West Midlands leading lifestyle destination

Retail Focus

The plans will culminate in Merry Hill setting a new benchmark for how shopping centres can evolve to the changing needs of both occupiers and customers, post-Covid. I am absolutely delighted that Ellandi is putting significant investment in to take the shopping centre to the next level.

The Fragrance Shop celebrates the launch of their 200th branded store

Retail Focus

However, this hasn’t stopped The Fragrance Shop – they have seen exponential online and in-store growth during this period, with business booming. The stores that have launched this year are: • Harrow, Greater London – Unit 20 St George’s Shopping Centre, HA1 1HS.

Queen to open experiential pop-up shop on Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

In celebration of five decades in music, one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen, will feature in a dedicated experiential pop-up shop on Carnaby Street opening later this month. The band’s continuing album and single releases will be a big part of the shop’s pulse.

Brauz brings interactable shopping carts to Zoom

Inside Retail

Two months after initially launching a virtual shopping appointment feature through Zoom , omnichannel experience platform Brauz taken its integration with the communications platform a step further by integrating a website’s ‘shopping cart’ to the appointment.

Is Amazon Killing In-Person Grocery Shopping to Make Us Buy Online?

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Online shopping Amazon Whole Foods groceryAmazon customer service is legendary. Buy something if you're a Prime member and return it for free, immediate credit in many instances, enviable reviews. This post is about their brand Whole Foods.

SmartWork Media To Manage SHOP! Association

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SmartWork Media and SHOP! SmartWork Media will support SHOP!, Murray Kasmenn, SmartWork Media vice president and group brand director, will serve as SHOP! The retail environment is my passion and SHOP! ” SHOP! For 70 years, SHOP! ABOUT SHOP!

Most Australians still see ‘shopping’ as in-store, not online: Shopify

Inside Retail

Online shopping habits have changed a lot in the last few years, with the acceleration caused by the Covid-19 crisis shifting the way consumers view the channel. The research proves that Australians shop on all these mediums, but they still perceive a store as bricks-and-mortar.”.

Aldi UK’s latest Special Buy: checkout-free shopping

Inside Retail

The post Aldi UK’s latest Special Buy: checkout-free shopping appeared first on Inside Retail. Discount retailer Aldi may be a novice when it comes to in-store technology in Australia, but it has plans afoot in the UK to launch an advanced system that will replace checkout entirely.

Pinterest introduces Shopping List feature

Retail Dive

Users can access products they have saved in one place and receive notifications on price changes as part of an overall expansion of shopping features

Why car retailers are moving showrooms into shopping centres

Inside Retail

is heading in the other direction, to physical retail, with a bold plan to reboot the car buying experience – in a shopping centre. The rise of showrooms in shopping centres. They want to shop where they are familiar… where they feel comfortable.

Local shops matter, says new report

Talking Retail

This story continues at Local shops matter, says new report. Industry News community convenience stores Local shops post office The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS Convenience stores, pharmacies and post offices are the most valued local services, a new report has found.

Macy's Backstage opening 45 shop-in-shops

Retail Dive

Betting big on off-price, the department store will operate 10 more spaces than originally planned, along with more freestanding stores

Save England’s High Street with Shop Out to Help Out scheme

Retail Focus

In a bid to save England’s high street, Refundable is launching a petition to introduce the Shop Out to Help Out scheme, a campaign to entice shoppers back out to the high streets to help independent retailers recover from the pandemic.

The Perfume Shop relaunches Rewards Club

Retail Times

This month sees a brand new look for The Perfume Shop’s Rewards Club, as the benefits available to members undergo an overhaul in the Club’s 10th anniversary year. Retail News Retailer News The Perfume Shop

Target triples Disney shop-in-shops ahead of holiday season

Retail Dive

Nearly two years after its initial rollout, the companies plan on increasing the number of toy stores to over 160