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    In Convenience Retail, Speed Wins…

    Speed has always been an important currency in the retail world. At a time when

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    Urban Mutts – Dog Club & Hotel

    Now this caught our attention… They say Britain are a nation of dog lovers, they

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    BALENCIAGA – THE HIGH FLYING BRAND

    Something a bit different from us today… You’ve all heard of BALENCIAGA right? You know,

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    Cash In The Attic?

    This week, ASDA confirmed the roll-out of an additional 295+ SMARTDrop mobile phone kiosks as

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    Amazon Robots – Are You Being Served?

    Recent news that the upcoming Amazon department stores, rumoured to be launching in the US

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    Ocado’s new robot will feed 4000 people per day

    Does Ocado’s new food-service robot give us a taste of what’s to come in retail?

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    ALDI LAUNCHES CHOCOLATE RANGE POWERED BY TONY’S CHOCOLONELY

    Here at Valley, we don’t often report on when new brands or products first enter

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    What might a convenience store for Cannabis look like if it was legal?

    If you were rolling our a convenience store chain for Cannabis in the UK, what

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    A Sizzling Summer for Valley

    It’s been a sizzling summer here at the Valley Group. Something we mean quite literally.

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    Would you get into bed with Colonel Sanders?

    Would you get into bed with Colonel Sanders? Here at Valley, we’re always on the

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    WAR PAINT OPENS WORLDS-FIRST MEN’S MAKEUP STORE: WELCOME TO 29 CARNABY STREET

    Men’s makeup brand War Paint has opened the world’s first men’s makeup brand store, located

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    Beyond the transactional store

    The pandemic has changed and disrupted many sectors, it’s making us think about new business

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    The importance of hyper-local retail

    Car dealerships and showrooms in the UK have typically been located in easy-to-access industrial parks,

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    How liquor brands are turning to experience to engage a new generation of drinkers

    Later this year, Diageo will open the doors to its Edinburgh based Johnnie Walker Whisky

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    Using Scannable Technology for good on packaging

    At Valley, we’re passionate about using technology for good; it’s for this reason we’ve invested

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    Heineken’s B.O.T. made us smile this week – yes, that’s Beer Outdoor Transporter

    Whilst possibly nothing more than a PR stunt, Heineken’s “Beer Outdoor Transporter” made us smile

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    The LEGO Group unveils groundbreaking ‘retailtainment’ concept at NYC flagship store

    The LEGO Group has just shared a glimpse into the future of experiential retail as

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    Why are we seeing brands and retailers implement immersive 3D web experiences?

    From Gucci and Valentino to Lancôme and Pangea we’re starting to see brands and retailers

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    How important is opening a store for digital native brands?

    According to research carried out by Amazon, Colorado State University and Dartmouth Collage, the retail

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    Shopping Everywhere? – Visual search is about to change everything

    The process of buying goods and services largely hasn’t changed for hundreds of years. We

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    Tesco partner with Terracycle to launch ground-breaking re-usable packaging trial

    If you’ve been following our very own Dr Retail, Valley’s MD James Haggas on LinkedIn,

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    Uniqlo’s flagship Yokohama store caters to the desire for human connectivity

    Here at Valley we’ve been thinking about how retailers can bring people together. We’re asking

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    Retail going beyond sustainable refill stations

    Dr Retail and the Valley team have been out exploring the latest developments in retail,

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    Tesla files trademark – hinting at plans for dedicated Charging, Retail and Dining sites

    Tesla has recently filed a new trademark for business activities including restaurant services, pop-up restaurant

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    Edited shopping; do we really need 20 types of Canned Tomatoes on shelf?

    How important is range and choice when it comes to shopping? We all love the

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    May’s Top Retail & Brand Activations

    TaylorMade Golf – SIM2 Totems At Valley we like to get creative and here’s a

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    Google’s first ever permanent retail store

    Google has announced they’ll be opening their first ever permanent store in Chelsea, New York

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    Tie the knot at Selfridges? – why retail needs to be much more than just a shop

    Selfridges this week announced it’s been granted a wedding licence and will start offering wedding

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    The rise and rise of MINISO

    Have you heard of MINISO? – this Chinese retailer currently only has UK stores in

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    Scarcity and the future of retailing

    Pop-up shops were amongst the first retail tactics to create FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

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    Decentralised Retail: When Retail and out of the box thinking come together

    Decentralised retail  Recently we explored future formats of shopping malls, but should we have all

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    Why you simply must read Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to his shareholders

    As retail gets into full swing, what are customer expectations when visiting physical stores? We’ve

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    Why we can’t wait to get our hair cut at Amazon’s new salon

    Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Salon, a new salon where customers can experience

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    What’s the future of how shopping districts are formatted?

    The term retail is medieval in origin and comes from the French ateliers who ‘retailler’

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    Retail and the circular economy

    Nike has just launched a new refurbishment program where lightly worn or imperfect goods are

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    Ask Valley for a sustainable materials audit (ft McDonalds)

    McDonalds has just opened its new energy efficient global flagship restaurant at Walt Disney World

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    IKEA and the new Retail Sustainability

    When it comes to sustainability there are currently two types of businesses, those that see

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    Can Carbon labels actually influence what people consume?

    A growing number of brands, retailers and restaurant groups are adding carbon labels to products

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    Digital transformation across retail has accelerated exponentially, but where is the real innovation happening?

    Snapchat has acquired Fit Analytics, a startup based in Berlin that’s built technology to help shoppers

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    Inspire with touchless try-on experiences from Valley and Pulpo AR

    The application of disruptive technologies has become more important than ever for retail industry players.

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    Why shop-in-shops are a go-to retail strategy right now

    Large retail chains are forever looking for ways to keep consumers coming back to their

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    March’s Top Brand & Retail Activations

    Tony’s Chocolonely creates controversy  Valley client and chocolate challenger brand Tony’s Chocolonely purposefully caused a

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    Could upmarket convenience stores like Foxtrot find their way to the UK?

    Upmarket convenience store chain Foxtrot combines a neighbourhood store with an on-demand app that lets

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    Supermarkets hold the key to neighbourhood stores

    Last week we published an article on how technology will impact the future of the

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    Amazon’s first UK convenience store featuring cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology

    Amazon has just opened its first “just walk out store” in the UK where shoppers

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    New Technology is coming to our high streets – starting with the autonomous delivery robot

    We’re all ready for some retail therapy now; there’s going to be a huge release

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    P&G unveils its first Old Spice Barber’s Shop

    P&G will open its first Old Spice barbers shop in Ohio this March that will

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    What can we expect from High Street retailing in 2021?

    It’s now week seven into the new year and the UK remains in a state

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    Feb’s Top 10 Brand & Retail Activations

    The Valley team has brought you 10 more inspirational brand and retail activations from around

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    How not to Fail with your Point of Sale

    Don’t order a single FSDU or retail display until you’ve read this: We’ve taken our

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    The Age of the Insperience

    Since the first lockdown in March 2020, retailers have been forced to rethink their business

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    What is a Glorifier and what does a digital version look like?

    A “glorifier” in the context of an in-store display is something that creates stand-out. Here

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    Are Robots the future of Retail Theatre?

    For decades, the retail sector has used a host of strategies to offer theatre and

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    Valley’s top 10 brand and retail activations of the week

    Every week, we put together an edit of some of the best, most innovative and

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    How new Electric vehicle charge stations will change Forecourt Retailing

    The UK’s first electricity-only car charging station opened in December in Braintree, Essex, UK which

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