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Toys ‘R’ Us Australia to head up UK revival

Inside Retail

Returned children’s goods retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Australia has signed a long-term exclusive licence agreement to facilitate the return of the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us brands to the United Kingdom.

Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store

Retail Focus

Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. Since 2019 Ikea has opened shops in major cities such as Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and New York to grow its presence on busy high streets.

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Figuring the Lifetime Value of Your Retail Customers

Retail Doc

So many times we concentrate on a transaction value instead of the lifetime value of a customer. Customer Service Financials

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Hasbro hit by supply chain woes as $100M in orders go unfilled

Retail Dive

Shipping costs and delays weighed on the toy maker, but revenue rises elsewhere in the business more than made up for the disruption

Australian online sales tipped to reach $91.5 billion in 2025

Inside Retail

Australia’s e-commerce market is projected to reach $91.5 billion in 2025, according to research house GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s E-Commerce Analytics , online sales in Australia grew by 16.8 per cent last year and the company expects them to grow by a further 13.4

Seven Dials gives a royal welcome to Warm and Wonderful

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury has announced the opening of a debut pop-up store in Seven Dials for Warm & Wonderful, the independent British knitwear brand, most well-known for its iconic red sheep sweater, famously worn by Princess Diana, David Bowie and a host of other 80s icons.

How to go Beyond the Buzzwords of Sustainable Retail to Making A Difference

Retail Doc

Trust. It’s a big topic when it comes to customers. retail trends regenerative sustainability circularity sponsored post Avery Dennison

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Luxury Escapes overwhelmed by ‘revenge travel’ bookings

Inside Retail

Close to two years on from the closure of Australia’s borders with the rest of the world, airlines are preparing to resume flights from certain states next week and Australians are excitedly booking overseas trips.

Johnstons of Elgin brings luxury craftsmanship to Kildare Village

Retail Focus

Johnstons of Elgin, the luxury Scottish Cashmere and fine Woollens manufacturer, has launched its debut outlet store at Kildare Village in Ireland. .

Music Store Owners—Here’s How to Build Trust With Online Shoppers

Rain

Back in the day, the local music shop was a place for aspiring and professional musicians to go to talk Continue reading. The post Music Store Owners—Here’s How to Build Trust With Online Shoppers first appeared on Omnichannel Retailing Hub by Rain Retail Software. E-commerce Music

With Omni-Shopping Set to Reign this Holiday, Amazon Enables Local Pickup and Delivery

Retail Touch

Amazon has launched new local selling capabilities that will allow its third-party sellers to offer same-day store pickup and fast delivery for customers in their area.

Aldi removes 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves

Inside Retail

Aldi has removed almost 2,000 tonnes of plastic from its shelves, and has lowered its overall plastic use by 10 per cent in its fresh produce range, in the last year.

Winners announced at The 2021 Creative Retail Awards

Retail Focus

As physical retail evolves, design and experience have become more powerful tools than ever. The Creative Retail Awards have recognised the retail industry’s best companies and talent since 2018.

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Florette joins forces with social media star this winter

Talking Retail

Bagged salad brand Florette is partnering with a social media personality to launch a winter campaign.

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Poshmark lets big brands sell on its platform

Retail Dive

Big names can now directly sell through the secondhand apparel platform as well as manage campaigns and inventory

New report examines the value of customer reviews in e-commerce

Inside Retail

The digital era has brought hitherto unimaginable volumes of both information and misinformation to our fingertips, to the point where many have lost confidence in the trustworthiness of the content they read online.

Dental Practices and The HR Involved

Retail Focus

Dental practices are no different from other businesses. Managing dental practices is quite similar to managing small and large businesses. Dentists have unique skills that allow them to excel in their fields.

Dealing With Angry Customers: Be Sincere When You Apologize

Shep Hyken

“I’m sorry.” Customers love to hear those important words, especially when they are calling about a problem or have a complaint.

Alibaba Group kicks off Singles Day shopping festival with focus on sustainability

Retail Dive

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the event, and features "green" vouchers to incentivize sustainable shopping decisions

Meal kits for man’s best friend: Marley Spoon introduces Bezzie

Inside Retail

Over the last six years, Marley Spoon has fine tuned its meal kit offering for Australians. Now, it’s looking to do the same for its four-legged family members. The global business is set to make its mark on Australia’s $2.9

France Creates Legislation to Protect Its Book Industry from Amazon

VMS

The French government has introduced new legislation that could impose a minimum shipping fee for new books in a move to protect its book industry from Amazon (Seattle) and the online behemoth’s shipping discounts, according to Reuters.

How 5G Will Power a New Retail Experience

Retail Touch

The rollout of 5G has the potential to transform the retail industry by ushering in a new era of connectivity and experience. The advancements it supports should alleviate many of the challenges that retailers have endured during the pandemic.

Target adds new features to same-day services

Retail Dive

The changes allow consumers to list backup grocery items and add missing products to their original order, among other things

Outland Denim founder asks for removal of Baptist World Aid report

Inside Retail

Outland Denim founder James Bartle has asked Baptist World Aid to remove its latest Ethical Fashion Report , and refine its rating curve in order to better reflect each individual brand’s efforts in being more ethical and sustainable.

Tetley celebrates Britain’s love of tea with TV campaign

Talking Retail

Tea brand Tetley is set to launch a campaign as part of a £2.5m marketing drive. The “For the love of tea, For the Love of Tetley” campaign kicks off with a TV advert that “celebrates all the ways we love tea”, from taking a flask of original Tetley to a rainy sports match, to.

How Digital Marketplaces Can Help Local Economies (TED Talk)

LS Retail

©iStock/jetcityimage The growth of digital marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb and Amazon can sometimes threaten local businesses such as taxis, hotels and retail shops by taking away jobs or reducing income to the community. But it doesn't have to be this way, says strategy consultant Amane Dannouni.

Boo! 6 stories of retail hauntings

Retail Dive

Retail is a harrowing business, and sometimes it can be downright scary

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Melbourne retail to reopen this Friday

Inside Retail

A positive move is coming to Melbourne retailers this week: an updated Victorian roadmap will now allow ‘non-essential’ retail to reopen from 6pm this upcoming Friday for fully vaccinated customers.

Red Bull makes latest summer flavour permanent addition

Talking Retail

Red Bull is set to make its latest Summer Edition a permanent addition to its line-up, following the “success” of the flavour worldwide and consumer demand.

Holiday Store Experience Survey: Consumers Prioritize Safety Over Immersive Shopper Journeys

Retail Touch

The holiday season has always been prime time for retailers to roll out new marketing campaigns, events and experiences that draw people to their stores — and keep them there.

Bombas goes international with UK expansion

Retail Dive

The DTC brand, known for its socks, has since broadened its assortment to include underwear, T-shirts and slippers

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Ear to the ground: Why more brands are turning to podcasts

Inside Retail

Australia’s largest supermarket Woolworths has launched its very own podcast series through which it gives customers an insight into Australian farming communities.

Sweetgreen Plans to Go Public

VMS

Sweetgreen (Culver City, Calif.) is planning to go public and filed itself under the ticker “SG” on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reports. Sweetgreen had a net loss of $14.2 million with a revenue of $220.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Dec.

Allbirds IPO to Value Retailer at $2.2 Billion

Retail Touch

Allbirds has filed for an IPO, with plans to sell 19.2 million shares of its stock at $12 to $14 per share. At the higher price, the sustainable footwear and apparel company could achieve a valuation as high as $2.2 billion. The company has not yet set a date for the IPO.

Even if retail sales slow drastically during the holidays, they will still be stellar: Wells Fargo

Retail Dive

Supply chain woes notwithstanding, the industry is riding such highs that even a worst-case scenario would yield a near-record season

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Eclectic and surprising: Australia’s 20 coolest retailers revealed

Inside Retail

Australia’s 20 Coolest Retailers report was brought to you by Inside Retail and our valued partner, Shopify. It’s time to roll out the virtual red carpet and celebrate the release of our annual 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia list.

6 Ways to Increase Impulse Buys: Online and In-Store

Wiser

Do you want your shoppers to spend more when they visit your stores? Which retailer doesn’t? One effective way to increase those basket sizes is through impulse buys—the act of making an unplanned purchase once already inside a store or browsing online.