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Welcome to the future: Bricks-and-mortar retail undergoes a revolution

For those who think the bricks-and-mortar concept in retail is dead, think again.

Retail’s use of facial recognition raises red flags for consumers

From online browsing behaviours to in-store facial recognition, customers are becoming increasingly uneasy with how, and...

The end of Roe v. Wade is already impacting US retailers. Here’s how

Patagonia, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi’s, Disney, Nike, Adidas, Apple and Amazon are just some of the retailers that hav...

Miniso’s “good quality with low price” mantra takes off in Southeast Asia

The retailer is aiming for expansion within Malaysia, with its latest launch of its flagship store in Shah Alam, Selango...

Inside Chemist Warehouse’s surprising new luxury brand, Ultra Beauty

A quiet new brand, Ultra Beauty, is extending Chemist Warehouse's hold on health and beauty into the glitzy end of the s...

How Amazon’s debut fashion store takes online personalisation offline

The retail giant’s first physical fashion shop in California takes personalisation to a new level.

What it’s like to be ‘out and proud’ in the retail industry

PetCulture's head of CRM and personalisation Sebastian Kuemmel is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. We a...

How international gaming giant Razer designs stores for gamers, by gamers

Gamers are a surprisingly underserved market within the retail industry. Within that community, however, there are few r...

Over the rainbow: How retailers are embracing inclusion beyond Pride month

To reap the rewards of promoting inclusion today, retailers have to step up and show results. Here’s how many are succes...

Meet Sugar: The “anti-establishment” beauty retailer Indian consumers crave

The Indian beauty and personal care marketplace has always been dominated by multinational brands, but there is now a n...

Bravo for Brava: How the lingerie brand is changing the game for D+ cups

Mother-daughter duo Lin and Maxine Windram, founders of Brava Lingerie, are on a mission to offer the best-fitting bras...

How Rip Curl saved three tonnes of old wetsuits from landfill

The surf brand has been recycling worn out wetsuits into soft-fall matting in playgrounds for the past four years. Now i...

Retail appointments of the week

Amazon appoints company veteran to lead bricks-and-mortar business; Dan Murphy’s boss to head M&S Food; Australia Post's...

An “abundance” of talent: Woolies skills up refugees for tech opportunities

Throughout a new 12-week program, Woolworths will bring refugees through the ins and outs of its tech departments with t...

Meet rising star of the week: Jake Moore, buyer, Hype DC

Last month, we launched our first Rising Stars of Retail report in the May issue of Inside Retail Australia’s quarterly ...

Opinion: Can eating a chocolate bar actually help end child labour?

Retail brands are remodelling to show social responsibility, but only the ones that show authenticity and real impact wi...

Why killer brand culture is so much more than table tennis

Even before people were all forced to work from home, employment had become unrecognisable from even just a few decades ...

“We are running out of time”: Kering CEO reveals sustainability strategy

At global luxury business Kering, sustainability and luxury are one of the same, and the company is well on its way to r...

How startup Good & Fugly plans to expand the fight on food waste nationwide

The business, which sells imperfect fruit and vegetables through a subscription box model, will launch in Melbourne and ...

Why the world’s biggest DTC mattress brand is betting on Australian retail

German mattress giant Emma is ramping up its presence in the Australian market, with the recent appointment of a new com...