Cliff Crosbie, SVP global retail, Prism, says retailers can make retailing a fun and profitable 'game' by using data collected from in-store video cameras to empower staff and improve the customer experience
In my opinion: retailers who don’t offer point-of-sale finance risk losing 44% of customers, says Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance
As cost-conscious consumers look for easier ways to pay off big purchases over a longer period, retailers not offering point-of-sale finance risk losing out, says Gerald Grimes, managing director of Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance
Regional Co-operative chief executives, Mark Smith from The Southern Co-operative and Minnie Moll, joint chief executive for the East of England Co-op, have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales to be Business in the Community’s (BITC) Responsible Business
Arla Foods, the country’s largest dairy company, has unveiled its most ambitious business strategy to date to make Arla a household brand by 2020 and grow its revenue by nearly a third. Spearheaded by new country head, Tomas Pietrangeli, who joined
CV22 Rugby has introduced UK-made rugby-inspired flip flops to its range. According to the company, these flip flops have been designed with the most notorious flip flop wearers in mind, rugby players!
Black Friday: new visitors drive up to 94% of revenue but returning shoppers less likely for some sectors, Quibit finds
The latest research from data-first customer experience pioneer Qubit has revealed the true impact of Black Friday on retailers.
A leader in pet care, Bob Martin, is adding to its toy selection and launching a larger range of toy products for dogs, to retail at Tesco and Morrisons stores nationwide and available online at www.bobmartin.co.uk.
Macy’s soars to 57% mobile visits and becomes fastest rising retail site in new rankings, SimilarWeb reports
Digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb claims it has become the first company to incorporate mobile data visits to reveal the world’s most popular websites. Previous global rankings of the most popular sites reflected only desktop data, despite an increasing shift
Cath Kidston Group, the global lifestyle brand, announces it is to open its first stores in India, marking its first entry into the country. Cath Kidston Group plans to open an initial two stores in India in Delhi with the first
BIRD is announcing plans to open its fourth site later this year in Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre. BIRD specialises in free-range fried chicken and doughnuts. Obsessed with quality, freshness and provenance, it’s said to have been
Social media and digital technology at forefront of retail and SME’s business growth strategy, SAP survey finds
A new survey conducted by SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, which recently launched a new SME solution, SAP Anywhere, a single software solution designed for growing businesses to manage all their marketing, ecommerce, inventory and sales from
James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has today (22 July 2016) announced the acquisition of North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a 30 store multi-award winning family owned chain based in the North East of England. James
UK retail spend on paid search increased 24% year-on-year in the first half of 2016, according to new research released by the Kantar Media company AdGooroo. According to the study – which examined Google.co.uk desktop text ad activity on the top
Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate is pleased to announce that H&M, the international fashion brand is to open a 35,000sq ft regional flagship as the brand upsizes at Queensgate, Peterborough, one of the leading shopping destinations in the East Midlands. The
Wellaby’s has reinforced its passion for creating naturally tasty snacks with its latest snacking innovation, Simple Bakes. An ideal alternative to regular potato crisps, Simple Bakes are a brand new range of delicious, moreish, savoury snacks that everyone can feel
Experienced marketer, Roger Harrison, is taking the helm at juice company Coldpress UK.
Victoria Betts has been appointed as Hotter’s first omni-channel director, to fuel the comfort shoe brand’s rapid expansion across all retail platforms; whilst Adam Marsden joins as head of wholesale with the aim of quadrupling its wholesale sales. Responsible for
Dr. Bronner’s, the number one selling brand of natural soaps in the United States, has announced it is making strategic changes to its UK distribution, as part of the company’s long term organisational strategy. Dr. Bronner’s, which is distributed in over
Virginia Health Food, has announced that a number of products from its free from range, Helen’s, will be listed in selected Asda stores from 18 July. Helen’s Seeded Bread Mix, Helen’s Brown Bread Mix, Helen’s Crumble Mix and Helen’s Breakfast
One of Europe’s biggest discount grocery chains, Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, uses Software AG’s webMethods Integration Platform and Enterprise Service Bus to harmonise the exchange of data between its store and national systems and its central retail information system.
CleverstiX.com‘s latest item of child development cutlery is out now. According to the company, the innovative design of the junior-sized Clever Fork & Spoon Set trains kids to eat correctly and safely while evolving their dexterity, thanks to the following
Tyrrells is rolling out a nationwide out-of-home (OOH) advertising campaign, following the success of its South-East trial in December 2015. This is the first ever nationwide campaign undertaken by the premium hand-cooked crisp brand to drive brand differentiation and top
Budweiser has announced a three-year, global partnership with Tomorrowland, one of the largest international electronic music festivals in the world, as part of their collaboration with iconic Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto. For its UK summer campaign, Budweiser is taking
Following the launch of the Pokémon GO last week, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa has seen a 30% increase in footfall across its Pokémon spotting stores. Pokémon have been sighted in two Worcester Costa stores in St Martin’s Quarter and
Pure Storage, a market-leading independent solid-state array vendor, has announced that Waitrose is using its FlashArray technology, reducing its datacentre footprint by 75%. With flash storage, Waitrose benefits from increased speed, overall improved storage performance and extra usable storage space,
Birds Eye and Molson Coors are among several major brands that have joined forces with epoints, the universal reward scheme, to incentivise over 3,000 Premier retailers throughout the UK. The brands will use the scheme to reward retailers for meeting
Rosewood Pet Products has announced over 150 new additions to its extensive portfolio of innovative pet products for dogs, cats and small animals.