2016 has so far been a year of significant change in convenience retail. Convenience multiples (+10.6%) and supermarket multiples (+4.0%) grew the fastest of any convenience sector players, growing by almost 13,000 stores to date, while over 18,000 unaffiliated convenience stores closed.
Verifone, a world leader in payments and commerce solutions, and Pennies, the digital charity box, today announced that their partnership has reached a significant milestone by helping to unlock £1m for charities in the United Kingdom. The Pennies application works by
Dgital dependency of GenZ could present a technological ticking time-bomb for retailers, Vodat International warns
The digital dependency of Generation Z (GenZ) could present a technological ticking ‘time-bomb’ for retailers, a new report from Vodat International, a leading communications provider, warns. The ‘Coming of Age: Generation Z, the store and the technology ticking clock’ Report suggests
Europe sees sharp rise in shopping by mobile, ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016 report reveals
More people in Europe are using their mobile devices to buy consumer goods than ever before, with clothing and electronics the most popular purchases. The findings from the annual ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016 report reveal that two thirds
Retail sales fell at the fastest pace in over four years in July, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 132 firms, of which 66 were retailers, showed that sales volumes declined more rapidly than at
The latest sales figures for Quiet Mark approved products released by its retail partner John Lewis confirm considerable growth in sales of quiet products, indicating a consumer trend for ‘quiet’.
Havaianas, the Brazilian brand best known for its famous flip-flops, has implemented Cegid’s omnichannel retail management solution, Yourcegid Retail, as it looks to underpin further European store and franchise expansion. Founded in 1962, Havaianas revolutionised the local market with the creation
Award-winning retail and restaurant business Eat 17 has opened a brand new Spar store in the Kent seaside town of Whitstable.
The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is falling significantly, according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch, published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence and
Cognizant has announced that it has been selected by PetSmart, Inc., the largest specialty pet retailer in North America, to help it gain deeper customer insight and provide an improved omni-channel brand and shopping experience across its bricks and mortar,
IKEA Centres Russia will invest over €2m to build MEGA Park, a 90,000sq m (969,000sq ft) landscaped parkland with children’s playgrounds, food and leisure zones, and events spaces next to MEGA Dybenko shopping centre in St. Petersburg. This ambitious
A global survey of 20,000 consumers by Worldpay has discovered that international buying power in the Internet age is highly concentrated within a group of high spending, high frequency Super-Shoppers. Despite representing only 8% of the general population, these Super-Shoppers
IAM SUPER brand aims to stir up the fast growing pre-cooked grains category with the launch of its easy, tasty IAM SUPER GRAINS - a new range of ‘out of this world’ ready to eat grain mixes in handy microwaveable
US market leader Jack Link’s is announcing the launch of an updated recipe and pack re-design for its world famous Beef Jerky. Founded in the 1880’s and still family-run today, Jack Link’s produces high-quality protein snacks made from lean cuts
The UK value clothing market is set to grow by £3.2bn over the next five years, with the forecast 2021 market value equating to 23.6% growth on the 2016 figure, according to retail research and analysis firm Verdict Retail. The company’s
James Hall & Co, the Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has launched Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to improve communications on their deliveries, in response to retailers’ requests.
Aimia, the analytics platform which drives Sainsbury’s customer relationships, is now being used to help Japan’s largest retailer leverage its data and get closer to customers. Nectar owner, Aimia, has signed a contract with the retail arm of Aeon to
Food-to-go in the UK offers significant opportunities for growth, according to the latest figures from IGD, which is unveiling new research into the market for the very first time. Driven by changing shopper lifestyles, IGD is anticipating the market to
Wrights Plastics has appointed Nick King as business development manager. King brings a wealth of sector experience to the expanding West Bromwich POS/POP manufacturer.
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 17 July 2016, show slow growth for the supermarket sector, with sales up 0.1% compared to last year. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight
Shoe Zone, a leading UK specialist value footwear retailer, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Fearn as finance director. Fearn will take up his role on 25 July 2016.
Favis of Salcombe is the Supreme Champion in the Taste of the West Awards
The Co-op is connecting festival goers at this year’s Belladrum festival in Inverness-shire. For the first time in the festival’s history revellers at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, which takes place in the Highlands between 4-6 August, will be able to
Natural Balance Foods is set to drive sales of its £32.2m Nākd brand with two new additions to the range, plus a new limited edtion flavour, all designed to meet the needs of shoppers looking for flavour-filled, better-for-you snacks.
Shaftesbury has announced that international technical apparel brand, Kit and Ace, has officially launched on Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, in the heart of London’s West End. The new 1,700sq ft store offers technical apparel made from proprietary fabrics, like technical