Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sold out in four days: Sisters’ start up Skye + Lach co. taking giant...

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Tammy Schmidt and Kylie Thomasz are the faces behind Skye + Lach co. – that is, if you can see past their huge oversized sunglasses. The Melbourne sisters are the co-founders of the start up that is revolutionising the accessories industry with their trendy yet affordable looks. Their emerald ‘Jewel’ style sunglasses launched as part of their Winter 2022 look and sold out in four days, while the ‘Havana’ sunnies are their best seller, with over 5,000 pairs sold.

What can retailers learn from TikTok to be prepared for the metaverse?

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The metaverse is gaining momentum across the world, ushering in a new era of digital connectivity that will ultimately include a different web network with 3D virtual worlds. According to Bloomberg, metaverse will capture $800bn in market share by 2024 as it converges at the intersection of ecommerce, social commerce, gaming, web 3.0 and the creator economy while new platforms will see consumers and businesses trading virtually.

Economic downturn: Keeping your brand on shelf during tough times

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Black Friday has become one of the most anticipated dates on Australia’s shopping calendar, with the event at the end of November heralding the...

Lenard’s appoints Peter Dawson to lead its operations in Queensland

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Peter Dawson, formerly of Supa IGA and Metcash/IGA, Smokemart & Gift Box and The Reject Shop, has been appointed the Queensland State Manager at success story, Lenard's. Mr Dawson is another star recruit of Lenard's Chief Executive Officer, Harry Rumpler, who appointed retail sales veteran, Steve Smith, formerly of Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and IGA as the Regional Sales Manager for New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in August 2022.

Aussies show strong preference for mobile shopping this festive season

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Retail marketers are being advised that hybrid shopping is here to stay, with research showing that 60% more Aussies will shop on their mobile this festive season & 30% fewer Aussies will shop in store, compared to 2021.  The data which comes from InMobi’s “2022 Holiday Shopping: What Brands and Retailers Need to Know” research report, also shows that 49% of Aussies have already made concrete shopping plans, a three-fold increase on 2021.

Storepro assembles management team to meet retail industry needs

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Storepro, a retail fit-out business, announced a number of key hires to lead its team. Nick Campbell has joined as general manager, with Stuart Engledow as the Victoria state manager, Tom Paratkis as head of delivery and David Macintyre as Queensland state manager. The family business has also signalled the next gen of construction talent with the appointment of Paris Young as head of brand, alongside her sister, Belle Young as its NSW state manager. 

Sensormatic Solutions predicts the busiest shopping days in Asia Pacific

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Sensormatic Solutions, the global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, announced its predictions for the top busiest shopping days of the 2022 year-end shopping season around the world. For many countries in APAC, Christmas Day will be among the busiest shopping days. The annual predictions for the top busiest shopper traffic days are informed by retail traffic data analytics within the company’s intelligent operating platform, Sensormatic IQ.

Highgrove Bathrooms’ $140 million turnover bolsters unrivaled expansion

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The retail sector has faced its share of challenges. For national bathroom retailer Highgrove Bathrooms, however, the 2021/22 financial year has been its best year yet in its 18 years. Founded in 2005 by Lindsay Sinclair, the two-generation family-run business quickly made its mark in the bathroom accessories retail landscape, growing from strength to strength year on year with 20 - 40% growth. They have outgrown their headquarters and main warehouse six times before purchasing a 2.5 ha site in Molendinar on the Gold Coast in 2015.

Lenard’s appoints industry expert Steve Smith to lead sales strategy

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Steve Smith, formerly of Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and IGA, has been appointed the Regional Sales Manager for New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania at iconic Australian poultry company, Lenard's.

Lenard’s partners with Metcash to stock supermarkets across Australia

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Lenard’s has partnered with=wholesale distribution warehouse, Metcash to supply its iconic handmade chicken products to hundreds of independent supermarkets across Australia. In a move that has seen stockists increase from about 100-700, Lenard’s has signed agreements with Metcash across several states like Queensland, Victoria, and notably, South Australia.