November, 2021

Harrods opens first beauty emporium in Scotland

Retail Focus

Harrods has launched its first stand-alone H beauty destination in Scotland, in the heart of Edinburgh. Following two successful H Beauty store openings across England, the latest H beauty, will be located at St James Quarter, in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.

Black Friday sales grew 34 per cent in 2021: Shopify

Inside Retail

Black Friday was a successful endeavour for many Australian businesses, according to data from Shopify which found that, over the course of last Friday, local sales grew 34 per cent on the firm’s records from last year.

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How To Determine If Your Employee Scheduling Is Too Lean

Retail Doc

Almost every retailer looks at employee scheduling as their most expensive operating cost. Employee Management store operations employee scheduling

‘Paint Me a Picture’: NVIDIA Research Shows GauGAN AI Art Demo Now Responds to Words

Nvidia

A picture worth a thousand words now takes just three or four words to create, thanks to GauGAN2, the latest version of NVIDIA Research’s wildly popular AI painting demo.

Winners and losers of Black Friday 2021

Retail Dive

Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated

Sugary snacks for babies should not be labelled ‘healthy’, says pressure group

Talking Retail

Some snacks for babies and toddlers that are marketed as ‘healthy’ contain too much sugar, according to a health watchdog’s survey. Action on Sugar – which is based in Queen Mary College at the University of London – says that some snacks contain two teaspoons of sugar per serving.

Harrods unveils ‘Emerging Designers: China’ pop-up

Retail Focus

Following Harrods successful return to Shanghai Fashion Week with ‘The Harrods Hive’, a concept that focused on building stronger connections across the luxury industry in China, Harrods is proud to announce the unveiling of an inaugural pop-up focused on young Chinese design.

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How To Prepare For Small Business Saturday Nov 27

Retail Doc

Small businesses have survived the judgment made about them as “non-essential” and now there is a groundswell of support for them this Small Business Saturday that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Small Business Saturday shop small

Federated Learning With FLARE: NVIDIA Brings Collaborative AI to Healthcare and Beyond

Nvidia

NVIDIA is making it easier than ever for researchers to harness federated learning by open-sourcing NVIDIA FLARE , a software development kit that helps distributed parties collaborate to develop more generalizable AI models.

A new breed of retail shoppers: remote workers

Retail Dive

For retailers, emerging work-from-anywhere habits bring new opportunities to attract shoppers

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Pricing Tools Explained: Which Option Solves Your Pricing Challenges?

Wiser

The world of pricing can be a little complicated. Not only do you have to manage a long list of products, but you have to compete with the Amazons and Walmarts of the world.

Harvey Nichols unveils 2021 Festive Windows

Retail Focus

Harvey Nichols has today unveiled the most anticipated window scheme of the year – Christmas. After declaring a collective ‘bah, humbug’ to Christmas last year, the 2021 campaign offers a different sentiment that’s designed to spread joy and happiness with bright colours and beaming lights.

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AFC leading scheme to create ‘clothing circularity’ in Australia

Inside Retail

The Australian Fashion Council will lead the nation’s first National Product Stewardship Scheme for clothing textiles, aimed at improving the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Richard Tubman from Circle Furniture

Retail Doc

“SalesRX has helped people have fun at work. Bob is engaging to listen to, and the program was enjoyable. Straight-up sales training can, on occasion, be dry. Bob brings a level of fun and enjoyment to it.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future

Nvidia

The earth is warming. The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest on record. The emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C C of average warming since the period 1850-1900.

This DC neighborhood used to be synonymous with high-end shopping. Now it's mostly abandoned.

Retail Dive

Friendship Heights was once known for luxury retail in the Washington, D.C. area, but retail options have dwindled

Boursin unveils plant-based cheese alternative

Talking Retail

Boursin has launched a plant-based alternative for its Garlic & Herbs cheese. Boursin Plant-Based Garlic & Herbs will be available from February 2022 in a 130g resealable format, retailing at £3. The launch will be supported by in-store and online activity.

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EE launch new experiential concept store at One Braham

Retail Focus

EE has unveiled its new concept store designed to give customers a more immersive experience combined with expert knowledge. The One Braham store will also act as a hub for local communities, as part of EE’s commitment to deliver the most personal and local service on the high street.

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LVMH ups support for Sephora Australia as losses mount

Inside Retail

Beauty firm Sephora struggled through another difficult year and may have difficulties trading as a going concern, according to a report in AFR. The report, which cites Sephora Australia’s accounts filed with ASIC this week, states the makeup retailer’s losses hit $7.87

The Jobs Problem In Retail Isn’t What You Think

Retail Doc

Much is being written about people quitting and the Great Resignation. People quit all the time and oftentimes find the grass isn't always greener. But the jobs problem in retail isn't what others are telling you. Retail Sales Associate Training

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Does a Wine’s Taste Represent the Next Frontier in Digital Personalization?

Retail Touch

As consumers spend more time and money online, brands and retailers are feeling greater pressure to stand out.

A successful retail logistics partner keeps you well-prepared for whatever's in store

Retail Dive

A single source retail logistics partner can be your biggest asset for making sure what needs to be done gets done

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Spar Scotland pledges £26,000 to green charities during COP26

Talking Retail

Spar Scotland has this week launched a project to donate £26,000 to environmental schemes chosen by their customers during the COP26 Glasgow climate change conference. The effort will run until 12 November and involve the Scottish retail group contributing £1000 each to 26 different green groups.

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Beaverbrooks doubles in size at centre:mk

Retail Focus

Beaverbrooks, the family-owned jewellery retailer, has opened a brand-new boutique at centre:mk Milton Keynes, one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK.

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Spend your Christmas time well with this game-changing e-commerce platform

Inside Retail

Throughout 2021, Covid-19 looked like the Grinch that might steal Christmas from families and business owners alike. Now, with most state borders open, the festive season is full of opportunity. The latest ANZ card-spending data shows there’s a renewed appetite for household spending.

Retail Sales Training: Pepper Your Presentation to Remove Insecurity

Retail Doc

Ever been at a great dinner and used the salt instead of the pepper? The whole entree is ruined. This retail sales training blog is about peppering your approach to avoid the salt of insecurity. Retail Sales Retail Sales Training

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When Your Customer Experience Hits a “Bump in the Road”

Shep Hyken

One of our faithful subscribers sent in a question. While he’s in the hospitality industry, this could apply to any type of business. There have most likely been times that many of us have fallen short in taking care of our customers. It could be an isolated incident, which is easy to fix.

'You can almost taste the hot chocolate': Why catalogs are still winning holiday marketing

Retail Dive

As digital advertising becomes less reliable and more expensive, retailers are turning back to print to win over consumers during peak season

Co-op links up with Unilever to trial refillable packaging

Talking Retail

The Co-op has linked up with manufacturing giant Unilever to launch two trials of refillable packaging, to find out how consumers will respond. The trial will test two refill models: ‘Refill on the go’ and ‘Return on the go’ and include some of Unilever’s best-known brands.

Fenwick Newcastle reveals Shaun the Sheep Christmas Windows

Retail Focus

Fenwick Newcastle store unveiled this year’s much-anticipated Christmas window theme – moments from animated family favourite Shaun the Sheep’s latest film – The Flight Before Christmas – created in partnership with Aardman.

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Harvey Norman profit tumbles 35 per cent from pandemic high

Inside Retail

Harvey Norman has been hit by falling sales and depreciating exchange rates, with global sales falling 8.8 per cent during the period between July and November, and unaudited gross profit falling 35.5 per cent between July and October, compared to the same periods of last year.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Rebecca Wierda from Leigh's

Retail Doc

“I can't remember the last time that I have received so many phone calls and emails from customers saying what an exceptional experience they had at Leigh's. I feel that the training was a huge part of that.

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AI Completes Beethoven’s Unfinished Symphony Nearly 200 Years Later

Nvidia

Growing up in the Nile delta, Ahmed Elgammal dreamed of becoming an archaeologist or art historian. He never imagined he’d wind up in a concert hall in Bonn listening to the premier of Beethoven’s Tenth, a symphony he helped finish with AI. “As

Foot Locker merges Champs Sports and Eastbay brands

Retail Dive

The combo, which brings together two decades-old, sports-focused names, aims to be a go-to for student athletes

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Coca-Cola kicks off festive season with on-pack competition

Talking Retail

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is launching an on-pack competition to kick-off its Christmas countdown. The “Win a meal, give a meal” competition is offering shoppers the chance to win e-vouchers from Love2Shop, which can be used at supermarkets and restaurant chains.

Key considerations for flooring options in retail spaces

Retail Focus

In the fluctuating world of retail and the exponential rise of e-commerce, accelerated by lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, the future of bricks and mortar retail spaces has come into question. However, the sentiment in the sector is that physical stores are far from dead. .

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

Inside Retail

China’s dominance in manufacturing has made it the factory of the world. The subsequent economic growth enriched an ever-expanding middle class, and the country’s retail industry has quickly adapted to supply a growing appetite for consumption.