As retailers ready themselves for the busiest time of the year, many will leverage a variety of newer technologies to boost engagement with today’s digital savvy shoppers. And despite some analysts forecasting 2019 sales to remain relatively flat, according to
Just when you thought you had it nailed, your media strategy was out of date the next day…or was it?
So you spent your money on the “best” media money could buy, to reach the audience that you “learned” was the target audience for your brand, yet the return on investment (ROI) isn’t what you expected?
Today, M&S is proud to announce it has begun “fitting out” its new store at the Rochdale Riverside development. The Riverside is a joint venture between Genr8 and Kajima, in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, it will bring approximately 200,000sq
Employers urged to prepare staff ahead of Black Friday as retail workers face increasing violence and abuse
With retail violence and abuse incidents on the rise, retail business insurer NFU Mutual is warning employers to prepare staff for violence and abuse ahead of Black Friday sales this November, and advising consumers to act with respect.
ith an enlightened attitude to flavour, has launched its first range of award-winning gins: Pips, Peels and Roots to both the UK’s off and on-trade.
Following today’s release of ASDA Q3 figures for FY2019, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Despite ASDA’s Q3 results revealing negative l-f-l sales growth – blamed on consumers restricting spend as a result
Cult Beauty, one of the UK’s fastest growing online beauty retailers, has partnered with digital transparency platform, Provenance, to bring honest beauty product details – from origin and efficacy to social and environmental impact – to shoppers.
M&G Real Estate and intu, the joint owners of Manchester Arndale, have welcomed beauty brand Morphe as the latest addition to its beauty and cosmetics line-up.
Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened its new coffee shop in the popular McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet today (14 November) – ready to welcome the flurry of festive shoppers
Following today’s release of Burberry H1 figures for FY2019/20, Chloe Collins, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Burberry continues its revival under new CEO Marco Gobbetti’s lead with total revenue for the first half
Italian fashion brand Herno rolls out Cegid cloud-based retail software to support expansion in Europe and US
Herno, an Italian fashion retailer with stores across Europe, the US and Asia, has started to equip five of its flagship stores with cloud-based retail technology from Cegid as part of an ongoing expansion programme.
Following today’s release of Card Factory YTD figures for FY2019/20, Zoe Mills, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Card Factory is heading into the Christmas period in an enviable position, with growth in its YTD
Likemary, one of London’s most unique clothing and accessory brands, has launched its highly anticipated autumn/winter 19 blanket scarf collection, introducing a brand new range of ‘wear forever’ scarves and blanket scarves handwoven on traditional handlooms in 100% merino wool.
Lifestyle Outlets has announced UK independent fragrance retailer The Fragrance Shop is opening a store at The Lowry Outlet, the waterfront outlet centre at the heart of Manchester’s MediaCityUK.
Newcastle Strategic Solutions to transform CX by using technology to analyse real-time customer emotion
Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, today announced Newcastle Strategic Solutions, the UK’s leading savings technology and service platform and subsidiary of Newcastle Building Society, has deployed the Upland Rant & Rave Voice of the
Supermarket Aldi has revealed a new limited-edition gin from Callander-based McQueen Gin that is the perfect tipple for the festive season.
Fresh handmade cosmetics brand Lush have opened the doors to two brand new concept shops - Fresh & Flowers in Paris and the Lush Perfume Library in Florence - and their second biggest shop in Europe in Munich.
Investors set sights on Magway’s revolutionary subterranean delivery network to cut air pollution and road congestion
Magway, the British start-up that has developed a ground-breaking, sustainable delivery utility designed to transport online customer orders through a network of pipes, today opens a new phase of funding. Magway aims to raise over £750,000 via the UK’s
CaixaBank, Nestlé Market and the Payment Innovation Hub have launched the first facial recognition payment system in a business in Spain. It is a system that enables customers to pay for purchases solely using their face, without the need to
With just 10shopping days left until Christmas, Boots has announced that they have removed 149 tonnes of plastic from their own-brand gift ranges this year, which is the equivalent to 11 double decker buses.
Wallace & Gromit celebrate Christmas in style with Joules’ “Christmas at the Click of a Button” campaign
Set the alarm clocks, get the mince pies ready and put your feet up, because Joules, the premium British lifestyle brand is making this Christmas one to remember, joining forces with one of the nation’s most iconic duos – created
Pladis, the snacking company behind global brands including McVitie’s, Godiva and Ulker, has appointed Mario Reis as chief supply chain officer. Mario will be responsible for leading the global supply chain agenda across all pladis markets and serve as a
New research from Colliers International, leading global commercial real estate services and investment management firm, shows that, as a proportion of total expenditure on food and drink, the Spanish spend the most on eating out.
Henderson Group, the family-run business which owns the Spar, Eurospar and VIVO brands in Northern Ireland, has published its first consumer Christmas magazine.
Last year Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City broke Christmas records welcoming 15.6m visitors during the Christmas period from the start of November through to Boxing Day. The centres’ busiest festive period on record included a number of firsts across
POLLEN, a CBD brand created by Melanie Goldsmith, co-founder and MD of alcoholic confectionary company - Smith & Sinclair – has launched in the UK this month, available nationwide online as well as on shelves in London’s TheDrug. Store.
Three of the biggest names in casual dining: James Spragg and Steve Holmes, the CEOs of Casual Dining Group (CDG) and Azzurri Group respectively, and David Campbell, executive chairman at Bill's Restaurants – are on the Keynote menu at Casual Dining 2020.