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Just when you thought you had it nailed, your media strategy was out of date the next day…or was it?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?
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson today visited the UK's number 1 domestic parcels carrier, DPD UK in Middleton, Greater Manchester. The PM met CEO Dwain McDonald and discussed the firm's plans for an all-electric fleet of vehicles, new infrastructure investment
Today, food-to-go manufacturer Zinda Foods announce a significant step in the growth of the business as they roll out across 60 more TESCO stores across the UK. Since launch, ZINDA has quickly established itself as an innovator in the ready-to-go
Bastille will take to the Barcode Festival stage as the main headlining act for 3,500 grocery industry colleagues to enjoy!
Europe’s number 1 Sports Nutrition brand, Myprotein, is launching into the grocery sector with its first listing in the Co-op.
According to the latest insights from New West End Company [the business partnership representing 600 businesses across London’s West End], spending across London’s retail heartland is expected to hit £2.5 billion, with 42 million shoppers from home and abroad expected
East Anglia's only gluten free bakery, Davina Steel, has just confirmed a deal to supply Co-op stores across the region.
ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has made a substantial £5 million investment to further strengthen its fleet and support the ongoing growth of the business. It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to utilising cutting edge
David McKnight is named managing director of the Co-operative Federal Retail and Trading Services Ltd (FRTS), which is the buying group for independent Co-ops to provide greater scale to the co-operative movement. It is jointly owned by the Co-op Group
Come and enjoy the opening of new LEGO Store at the Bullring and Grand Central, Birmingham with a variety of unique promotions and Grand Opening celebrations
Alteri Investors to acquire Bensons for Beds, Harveys Furniture and associated group of manufacturing companies
Alteri Investors, the specialist European retail sector investor, has today reached agreement to acquire Blue Group Hold Co Ltd (“the Group”), owner of Bensons for Beds, Harveys Furniture and upholstery & bedding manufacturers Relyon, Steinhoff UK Beds and Formation Furniture,
Double Dutch, UK award-winning premium tonic and mixer brand, has appointed Angela Farrugia as a non-executive director.
British brand Temperley London will open its first standalone store outside the South East in Hammerson’s flagship destination Victoria Leeds today (Friday 15th November). The retail space will stock the Temperley London Autumn and Winter 2019 collections, along with a
It has been well documented that traditional sectors like retail and banking are under pressure in a changing world and where customer expectations are constantly evolving. For our high street there is a growing list of pressures, especially when it
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.