Lars Larsson, CEO of Varnish Software, reveals how technology can help speed shoppers' online searches and prevent them defecting to a retail competitor
he number of stores in the convenience sector has grown marginally over the last 12 months, increasing by 0.4%, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media.
Blakemore Wholesale has launched a brand new mobile ordering platform giving customers the ease of ordering on the go.
The mobile app, which is available to download free of charge to IOS and Android enabled devices, offers customers a range of
Retailers resigned to a significant drop in footfall this year should take advantage of multi-sensory innovations to draw consumers back in-store, research suggests.
A new report commissioned by Mood Media found that over 60% of retailers expect their footfall to drop
Evian, the UK’s No.1 plain still water brand from Danone, is celebrating the 10th year of its partnership with Wimbledon with a heavyweight campaign.
To build the excitement and anticipation before the tournament, the brand will launch its
Hooch is back with a bang as official partners of Bournemouth 7s for the second year, bringing the #Hoochlife to the sports and music festival with not one but two unique Hooch experiential areas.
The outrageous refreshment of Hooch is the
Research finds opportunity for retailers to enhance customer experience for mobile-savvy consumers
Retailers are failing to take advantage of widespread mobile phone use to enhance the customer experience, revealed new research from Eagle Eye, the leading SaaS technology company. While consumers
Blakemore Wholesale has increased its presence in South Wales by opening a further Bmorelocal… store in Ammanford, Carmathenshire.
The 1,600sq ft store opened its doors in May as a Bmorelocal… store following a £12,000 investment.
More than three quarters (78%) of UK adults would likely switch to an alternative retailer when next shopping for products online if they have a poor ordering experience, according to the third annual JDA/Centiro Customer Pulse 2017 Report conducted by
The trends, technologies and products that will shape the worldwide dairy category in the future will be created hand-in-hand with chefs, scientists, consumers and customers at Arla Foods’ new state-of-the-art global innovation centre.
Arla has put innovation at the centre of
Majestic Wine plc, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, has selected RELEX Solutions, provider of integrated retail and supply chain planning solutions, to automate and optimize its supply chain. RELEX helps Majestic increase efficiency and improve product availability while supporting
Despite substantial investment, large U.K retailers are less confident in their online shopping experience than small businesses. But with 21% of the industry still not offering an internet-buying experience, the potential for growth is strong.
Richer Sounds and Toolstation have been named the highest ranking shops in the UK in 2017, according to the annual Which? survey of shoppers.
Which? asked more than 10,000 consumers about their shopping experience at 100 major retailers. The customer
Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has announced that it is collaborating with BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of home appliances, to enhance the company’s IT architecture, maintenance and development services. The project will
The market for the sale of prestige beauty in the UK reported an increase of 4% to £2.55 billion in 2016 according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Sales of prestige beauty reported the most impressive growth in
International bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients expert, Puratos UK, is launching three innovative new baking mixes; Tegral Brioche, Tegral Cornbread and O-tentic Tutto Pugliese. Designed with bakers in mind, the aim of the mixes is to enable both high street
Morrisons has stepped in to offer the cheapest avocado on the British market, as global demand and prices rocket.
In a UK first, Morrisons will sell wonky Avocados for just 39p each in the majority of its stores throughout
Almost half of UK adults snack in secret whilst at work, according to new research.
Forty seven per cent of Britons keep their workplace eating habits from their partners, revealed the survey of 2,014 UK adults by IronmongeryDirect, while a fifth
Luxury brands are converging in their online product and pricing strategy, according to a report from Contactlab and Exane BNP Paribas. The battle to retain exclusivity and personal relationships with customers buying online is seeing luxury brands increase their online
Despite retailers’ best efforts to improve customer experience and engagement, research by conversational commerce platform iAdvize has found that the majority of UK consumers look to peers when making a purchasing decision, rather than the retailer or brand.
A recent survey
With retail multiples looking to downsize their ranges, especially in the context of cost price negotiations prompted by recent currency fluctuations, FMCG suppliers need to become master storytellers to remain competitive.
Category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne is urging suppliers to
Despite an ever-changing retail climate, the North is proving as resilient as ever as businesses based in this region are getting to grips with new digital strategies help weather the storm. Ahead of the company’s Catalyst 2017 e-commerce event in
Asda has today announced it is massively extending its craft beer offering, reducing duplication of its existing beers and lagers range and adding over 100 new craft beers to its offering, including several exclusive products.
The introduction of the new lines
Research from Cognizant reveals that retailers have not resolved the dilemma of what customer data to use and how. Although a recent report by the UK Cards Association suggests that online shoppers in the UK spend more per household than
Blakemore Fine Foods has published a new alcohol catalogue showcasing its latest craft ales, beers, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits.
The brochure features products from more than 80 different distilleries, cider mills and breweries across the UK.