Tim Hortons' parent eyes long-term investments to drive growth | Neiman Marcus makes space for gadgets | After Beauty creates a 3-story beauty experience in London
06 December 2019
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Tim Hortons' parent eyes long-term investments to drive growth
Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen both booked double-digit third-quarter sales growth, while sibling brand Tim Hortons saw sales dip slightly. Parent Restaurant Brands International is focusing on store remodels, beverage programmes, technology and other long-term investments to fuel Tim Hortons' growth, CEO Jose Cil said.
Restaurant Business online (04 Dec.) 
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Neiman Marcus makes space for gadgets
Neiman Marcus has launched its first permanent department dedicated to gadgets at its San Francisco flagship, in partnership with Amsterdam-based electronics brand Smartech. Products include heated Gillette razors, Nuraphone headphones, La Luer beauty tools and a Brava smart oven.
Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (04 Dec.) 
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Is your loyalty marketing strategy working for you?
Read about the top 5 trends driving customer loyalty at leading retailers globally. Targeted coupons are no longer enough, and customers are rewarding chains who are personalizing the entire shopping experience. Download the report to learn how to boost your loyalty marketing in 2020.
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Retail in Europe
After Beauty creates a 3-story beauty experience in London
Retailer After Beauty has created an immersive beauty experience in its new three-story shop in London. The store sells about 140 different products in a space where shoppers can test items, and it will also offer express services, including facials, pedicures, manicures and body wraps.
RetailGazette.co.uk (U.K.) (05 Dec.) 
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New Personalization Research Revealed at NRF 2020
Precima and IDC will provide insights based on new research and the steps retailers need to take to compete at our NRF Big ideas session on Jan. 14. Personalization is Driving Digital Food Retailing based on recent research of 4000 shoppers & 444 global retailers. Visit booth #1203 to learn more!
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Retail in Asia
India's CPG companies look to global markets for growth
India-based consumer packaged goods companies are boosting international sales to offset slower domestic business. Companies including Godrej Consumer Products and Emami have been growing in markets in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia over the last 10 years, and global markets now generate as much as 50% of sales for some companies.
LiveMint (India) (05 Dec.) 
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E-commerce Spotlight
McDonald's launches online shop for branded goods
McDonald's launches online shop for branded goods
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McDonald's has opened an online shop, Golden Arches Unlimited, where consumers can purchase branded seasonal items, such as a holiday sweaters, beanies and ornaments. Golin, Turner Duckworth, The Marketing Store and Bamko are the agencies behind the initiative and McDonald's Colin Mitchell says, "With the Instagram generation, people want really distinctive merchandise and particularly they want to deploy their fandom," adding, "We want everybody who is wearing it to be a brand ambassador."
Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (04 Dec.),  Adweek (tiered subscription model) (04 Dec.) 
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Spotlight on Fashion
Canada Goose creates an outdoor experience in Toronto
Canada Goose opened a new Toronto flagship this week that won't carry inventory but will offer tech-driven cold-weather experiences. The location, called "The Journey: A Canada Goose Experience," features an entrance with panels that crack like ice under foot, video walls and a below-freezing cold room that includes snow for trying on the luxury parkas.
BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (04 Dec.),  Financial Post (Canada) (04 Dec.) 
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Primark sees growth potential in Eastern Europe, US
Primark sees growth potential in Eastern Europe, US
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Primark will expand in Eastern Europe with its first store in Slovakia, in addition to earlier announced locations in Prague and Warsaw, Poland. The fashion retailer also plans to roll out four more stores in US locations, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Florida and New Jersey.
Independent (Cork, Ireland) (05 Dec.) 
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NRF News
How retailers are giving back this holiday season
Retailers give back to the communities they serve throughout the year, but during the holidays people are moved by the spirit of the season to give more. Many retailers funnel that spirit into programmes that make a difference. Read examples of how retailers from Abercrombie & Fitch to Wendy's are giving back with the help of their customers this season. Read more.
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