Ian Tomlinson, founder of RetailStore, gives his predications of what will be hot trends for retailers in 2018
No matter the type of business you’re in, every office needs equipment. However, for a new business just starting out, setting up an office and establishing a professional working environment can be a challenge. With such an array of choices
Christmas retail sales grew 10% year on year at St Pancras International, as the station continued its run as a first-class shopping destination and an enticing alternative to the high street and traditional shopping centres. In its post-Christmas retail figures, measuring
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has announced the opening of its Paris office, as well as the appointment of Florent Courau as managing director for JD.com in France. Based in Paris, Courau will lead JD.com's French operations effective immediately.
Pets Corner, the ethical pet specialist and second largest pet retailer in the UK, is bucking the trend for online shopping, reporting that over 98% of its sales are attributed to its network of 149 stores. As it enters its fiftieth
Holland & Barrett International, Europe's leading health and wellness retailer have today appointed Steve Carson to the newly created position of managing director, reporting into CEO Peter Aldis.
Despite the growing role of big data analytics within retail, over three quarters (76%) of data experts admit that consumers are fundamentally irrational when making purchases. That’s according to new research from Experience Analytics firm Clicktale, which surveyed over 120 data
Snazaroo, the nation’s leading face paint brand, announces the launch of its new Brush Pen range with an easy-to-use twist base - an industry first that makes face painting clean and easy, designed to bring first time buyers into the category.
Checkpoint claims NEO electronics will deliver better detection, wider aisle widths, enhanced connectivity and cost savings
Checkpoint Systems, a leading supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, has announced a radical shake-up of its range of electronic article surveillance (EAS) antennas, with the introduction of a revolutionary new electronics platform. Unveiled at
Patisserie Chef Paul Hurley and his team of great taste innovators at DumDum Donutterie have just launched their new retail concept at intu Lakeside - one of the UK’s major shopping centres. This new takeaway and café offer is the
Leading kids Fromage Frais brand Petits Filous has announced a new communications programme, taking on an important, topical opportunity for kids development. The campaign will kick off with activity revealing the power of Free Play (unstructured, voluntary, child-initiated activity). With a £3m
Leading Mexican brand Old El Paso, with over 55% value share, has announced the launch of a new retailer campaign ‘Fresh Mexican starts here’, a pilot in-store and online programme to simplify the shopper journey and boost basket spend by
Capital & Regional malls record positive December footfall significantly outperforming National Index
Capital & Regional, the UK community-focused shopping centre REIT, saw a 1.7% footfall increase across its wholly owned portfolio of assets for December 2017, underlining the continued resilience of well-managed, dominant community shopping centres and the important role they play
BGF has made a significant minority investment in London Middlesex-based Revital, a multi-channel retailer of supplements, beauty and wellness products. Founded in 1991 by Raj Vora, the family business is now under the stewardship of his son, chief executive Rahil Vora.
Leading food to go business Adelie Foods is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Pothecary to its commercial convenience team. Following successful spells at KerryFresh, Ginsters and Jonathan Crisp, Pothecary becomes commercial controller at Adelie Foods, bringing more than
As more adults buy children’s toys for themselves, Barclaycard and Smyths Toys launch aisle for ‘big kids’
Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over
With analysts claiming Instagram will account for a third of all social media users by 2021, new research from marketing automation suite Pure360 has highlighted to brands the importance British shoppers place on the use of imagery, with 61% revealing
Shoppers in Ireland spent an extra €90m on groceries over the festive period, Kantar Worldpanel reveals
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90m on groceries over the festive period. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments:
Parents’ top-rated baby and toddler products are unveiled today after thousands of mums and dads voted in the annual BabyCentre Mums’ picks survey. The UK’s most trusted parenting website received more than 3,700 responses from community members picking out their favourite
Leading footwear brand and the UK’s biggest shoe maker, Hotter has selected the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, to support its ambitious growth plans. Hotter has brought in the Microsoft recommended partner HSO, a leading provider of
With the continued growth and awareness of the convenience retail sector and the strengthening of its position as part of the traditional retail industry, organisations such as the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) are employing the expertise of convenience
Stoats’ charity Pot for a Pot campaign raises sufficient funds to feed a school in Liberia, West Africa, for a year
Leading oats company, Stoats has completed its charity campaign Pot for a Pot, in partnership with Mary’s Meals, and has raised enough funds to feed a school in Liberia, West Africa, for an entire year. All 300 children attending Bambo
Engage Hub rolls Interactive Voice Response system out across 600 strong Sainsbury’s superstore network
Engage Hub, the data-driven customer engagement solutions company, has been chosen by Sainsbury’s to help improve the experience for customers that engage with its biggest retail outlets over the telephone. Sainsbury’s started working with Engage Hub to deploy an Interactive Voice
2017 was a year of epic proportions that broke numerous retail records worldwide. The stage was set earlier in the year by Amazon's Prime Day, which became Amazon's biggest day everby generating over $1 Billion in sales (60% increase YoY).
Year-on-year, December Footfall decreased sharply by 3.5%, the biggest decline since March 2013 when it dropped by 5.2%. The December monthly year-on-year figure was significantly below the three-month rolling average of -1.9% and the twelve-month rolling average of -0.7%. All regions
At a time when retailers struggle to maintain business health, under siege from discounters, online giants and rising costs, 52% of the weekly or monthly promotions they offer go to customers who would happily have paid full price – a
The nation’s leading face paint brand, Snazaroo by ColArt Fine Art & Graphics, will showcase two innovative new products at this year’s Toy Fair, Brush Pens and Mini Theme Packs. The revolutionary face paint Brush Pens are an industry-first led by