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‘Not enough to stop paid advertising’: Inside Lush’s decision to quit social

The move is expected to cost the company £10 million in the short-term, but Lush said it’s a case of putting people over...

How Aussie sportswear brand LSKD did a month’s worth of orders in 24 hours

The online retailer has been preparing for its weeklong Black Friday Festival for an entire year, and the hard work is f...

Virtual retail real estate plot sells for a record US$2.4 million

A 566sqm piece of prime retail real estate sold online for US$2.4 million this week – but there’s a catch: it doesn't ex...

Q&A: Subtype GM Liam Robson on immersive stores and the future of sneakers

Premium sneaker and streetwear retailer Subtype opened its fifth store last week, in Brisbane. Here, we speak with gene...

How Flora & Fauna is keeping unwanted toys out of landfill

The eco-friendly retailer's new initiative aims to reduce the millions of toys that are thrown in the bin each year, and...

The modern retail playbook: Why diversity & inclusion aren’t just buzzwords

The terms ‘diversity and inclusion’ are constantly being discussed in retail these days, and unfortunately, in some case...

Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

Meet Outer – the US outdoor furniture brand curing ‘wet butt syndrome’

The online retailer has just launched in Australia, bringing its clever product design, desire to get people outdoors, a...

Lush exiting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat due to whistleblower revelations

Lush co-founder Mark Constantine said, as someone who has spent his entire life avoiding adding harmful ingredients to t...

Retail appointments of the week

Bottega Veneta hires new creative director; Gorman founder steps down.

How ex-Uniqlo global creative director Ken Leung got his start in fashion

As global creative director of Uniqlo, Ken Leung was responsible for the Japanese retailer’s designer collaborations. He...

Accent Group’s sales slipped by $86m before stores reopened

More than 400 of the business’ stores were shuttered through the 18 weeks to October 31.

Dyson launches virtual reality store through Oculus

This VR experience goes some way in allowing shoppers to check out the business’ products, and future updates to the sof...

Sportscraft is expanding into children’s wear. Here’s why

Australia’s longest continuously running apparel brand, Sportscraft, is expanding into children’s wear with a permanent ...

Why your workforce should be digitalised by now

The rapid digitalisation of the past two years doesn’t just change what retailers do – it changes who they are. But with...