One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable. Many retailers are drawn into a potentially damaging position where investments into complex logistics systems designed to compete
As one of the most repeatable, well-understood, and mature supply chains across all industries, the grocery supply chain has mastered predictable processes around every conceivable aspect of warehouse operations as grocers operate around unusually razor-thin profit margins. Not surprisingly, grocery
Leading snack brand, Munchy Seeds, is aiming to capitalise on the new year healthy eating trend by pushing the benefits of eating seeds as a snack or adding them to meals for an extra nutrition boost.
Shopping activity among Asia-Pacific (APAC) visitors to Europe weakened in the third quarter as currency pressures across the region diminished the spending power of APAC tourists – usually some of the highest international spenders.
The number of FTSE 100 company bosses approaching retirement age has doubled in the past 20 years, according to research conducted by retirement specialist Responsible Life.
IKEA UK has today announced plans to open a new Planning Studio in Bromley, South East London. The announcement follows the launch of IKEA’s first Planning Studio on Tottenham Court Road and forms part of the retailer’s ongoing city centre
Looker, a leading data platform company, has announced that SilkFred – a UK online retail platform – has deployed Looker to enhance its customer-led approach to selecting and managing its network of independent fashion brands.
Swiss food manufacturer Coop has selected NiceLabel, a leading global developer of label design software and label management systems, to help it streamline and improve its labelling processes at its factories and in-store bakeries. This includes the design, management,
Cineworld and Hollywood Bowl are opening at intu Watford’s £180 million extension this week as part of work by owner intu to transform the high street shopping centre into a day and night out destination.
Market leading salad brand, Florette, is set to spread some Christmas joy this festive season by launching a limited-edition version of its much-loved Crispy range.
Despite retailers and shoppers getting into the festive spirit, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018, show the sector is now growing at 2.0% – its slowest rate since March 2017.
Sodexo Engage has launched its 2018 Brand Loyalty Index looking at how loyal customers really are towards different brands and why. This year, consumers voted M&S Food as their favourite supermarket, with 57% stating they’ve always had a positive experience with
Unique findings from the Naked Wines 10 Year Anniversary data reveal Britain’s Top 10 most popular grapes and predicts the stars of the future. The key findings from a store of digital wine data collected over 10 years from one of
The £8.6bn frozen food category is set for a further boost with the launch of a new promotional campaign to coincide with Christmas. ‘Fresh From the Freezer’ is a digital campaign consisting of a series of six short films highlighting surprising
PayPoint today announces the arrival of Collect+ StoreScan, a brand new, free-to-use app that enables retailers to process parcels quickly and easily, directly from their mobile device. Available on iOS and Android, Collect+ StoreScan means that retailers no longer have to
Lidl UK has announced a partnership with Channel 4 as part of its ‘Make Christmas a Lidl Special’ campaign, with a series of adverts featuring presenter, Katie Piper and comedian, Alex Brooker – both of whom are parents and extreme Christmas enthusiasts.
To bring some fun to the Christmas food shop, supermarket chain Iceland has trialled a new concept – Shopping on Ice. A world first, supermarket aisles in their Stratford branch were transformed to ice. A team of 12 ice rink experts
Whilst footfall is rising from week to week in the run up to Christmas, increasing by +3.1% last week from the week before, it is significantly reduced from last year with an annual decline of -4.5%. In high streets and
The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company’s farm in Leckford, Hampshire. The Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners including mushrooms, rapeseed, apples
London-based heritage shirtmaker, Budd,has chosen Redbox Digital– the digital commerce and creative design agency - to implement an omni-channel shopping experience for its customers in the UK, and to support its global expansion plans into the USA and China. The new omni-channel platform
MediaMarktSaturn launches MishiPay’s “Scan, Pay, Leave” mobile self-checkout service in world’s biggest consumer electronics store
Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer MediaMarktSaturn has announced it is deploying MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution in the world’s biggest electronics store in Hamburg. With SATURN Smartpay, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to simply scan and pay for
Leading fashion streetwear and sportswear retailer, Footasylum, has seen a 28% increase in email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications as a result of working with artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak. Footasylum, which trades from over 65 high street stores across the
Blakemore Retail has been recognised with an award for their innovative disability e-learning module by the leading disability organisation Purple. Blakemore Retail has been praised following the launch and roll out of its e-learning module in response to the UK’s first
Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, has announced that Michael Kors has selected to pilot Aptos ONE, the industry’s leading cloud-native, microservices-based retail platform. Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake
BOSS, the upper premium apparel and accessories brand from the HUGO BOSS Group, will open at intu Watford before Christmas following the opening of the centre’s 400,000sq ft retail and leisure extension. Owner intu has signed up the aspirational retailer for