Premium cosmetics and home brand Rituals has opened its first store outside of London at Birmingham’s Grand Central shopping centre. The decision to open the new 1620sq ft shop, which sells Rituals’ range of bath, body and home products, was based on Birmingham’s position as the UK’s second city and Grand Central’s reputation as one of the region’s leading retail destinations. The new store also offers a free mini meditation service and a “lifestyle” area where customers are treated to a complimentary hand and arm massages and pure tea.
10-11 October 2017 The 7th annual Retail Congress Asia Pacific, the most influential gathering of retailers in the region, returns to Hong Kong for the first time since 2011. Engaging 300+ attendees, the theme for this year’s Congress is ‘Reshaping retail in Asia Pacific: Transform and prosper’. Welcoming 65+ speakers to discuss this in depth, the programme will provide actionable ideas and insights into this next most important phase of retail.