The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25, 2018, and companies around the globe are scrambling to prepare. While much attention has already been paid to understanding the GDPR’s impact on collecting customer data, retailers must also remember
Given the myriad difficulties high street retailers face right now, the fact that they will be the hardest-hit by the new IFRS 16 accounting rules seems a particularly bitter pill for them to have to swallow. Essentially these rules, which
Some retail outlets are experimenting with moving to digital payment-only operations. As non-cash payments become the norm, some retailers, particularly in hospitality, no longer accept cash. Here Richard Loh, MD of Eurostop, and Mark McMurtrie, independent payments specialist outline the
Construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant and drive-thru has begun and kick-starts the £30 million redevelopment at The Junction in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The multi-million-pound regeneration plans for the retail and leisure scheme began last month.
85% of firms struggle to comply with GDPR by deadline, but opportunity exists for organizations who get it right
With GDPR coming into effect in just over a week from today, 85% of firms in Europe and the United States will not be ready on time. Additionally, one in four will not be fully compliant by the end of
Corona and Parley for the Oceans launch creative fundraising platform ‘Clean Waves’ to fight marine plastic pollution
Today, Corona and Parley for the Oceans announce the evolution of their partnership: Clean Waves, a creative fundraising platform aimed at boosting the use eco innovative materials in fashion and industrial design. The first product launched, sunglasses, are made from
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published the results of the first of its new quarterly business confidence surveys, polling a range of food and drink manufacturers from across the UK.
eBay has revealed that the number of self-made ‘eBay millionaires’ selling on the marketplace has grown by over 300, or more than over 50 percent, year-on-year.
Mike Callender, executive chairman, REPL Group, provides a snapshot of the show – and some predictions on next year’s event
Thirty years into an amazing truly locally routed journey Curd & Cure is today a fine example of a business that started life as a tiny cottage industry that has now grown to become a company that not only stocks
Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has released Batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength expression - the first ever expression in the series that has been 100% matured in sherry oak casks.
Yesterday 137 M&S stores up and down the country sold out completely of the our rebranded Roast Chicken Sandwich, with sales of the new-Royally inspired sarnie up almost 50% on the same day last year and up 20% on the
As the world gears up to celebrate the exchange of vows between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018, KPMG UK has picked the brains of our UK head of consumer markets, Linda Ellett, and our chief
With wedding season approaching many people are starting to think about what gifts to buy newlywed couples on the big day. According to a survey from occasions experts Clintons, many guests are swapping financial donations and money for an increasingly
With bells set to ring for the Royal Wedding this weekend, new research from VoucherCodes reveals that tills are also going to be ringing around the country, as patriotic Brits are set to splash £225m celebrating Prince Harry and Meghan
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is excited to announce a royal re-brand in honour of the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. In celebration of Britain’s most anticipated wedding of the year, M&S will become Markle & Sparkle
IKEA flies the rainbow flag at all of its 22 stores across the UK and Ireland for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)
Home furnishings retailer, IKEA, will today be flying the rainbow flag outside all of its 22 stores in the UK and Ireland in support of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Tideford Organics celebrates national distribution thanks to organic, vegan + gluten-free positioning
Creating nourishing food with organic ingredients has always been the Tideford way, making delicious homemade-style soups and sauces in its Devon kitchen since 1996. In September 2016, Tideford Organics’ love affair with vegetables took on a new level, relaunching as
Planet is an international payment service provider that helps businesses exceed the needs of their international customers. Today, Fintrax Group brings together its multiple businesses under one brand identity with a unified vision and continued growth strategy in established and
ReBOUND, the global returns management platform, has announced an international partner development program to set a worldwide standard for retail returns. ReBOUND’s partners will have access to its market leading returns platform, research and assets to service their domestic regions.
As the nation counts down the days until the royal wedding, analysis from New West End Company has revealed that London’s West End is still the number one retail choice for the royals, as 80% of royal warrant holders are
Latest data from the retail specialists Springboard reveals that the Royal Wedding is set to boost retail sales across the UK by an estimated £195.5 million [+0.2% uplift] by the end of August with footfall set to increase by an
Bis Henderson, the multi-faceted logistics services group, has launched Secure Start, an end-to-end programme management service for customer-focused businesses looking for an on-time, risk-free start-up for their new warehouse or distribution centre.
Last night the winners of the UK National Contact Centre Awards were announced to a full house of over 700 industry professionals at The Brewery in London. Industry leaders from Sky, Metro Bank, McDonalds Restaurants and First Source were crowned
New research from Barclaycard reveals that more than seven in ten retailers (72 per cent) haven’t introduced any new payment technology to their websites over the last two years*, despite consumer demand for a quick and convenient check-out process.
Bathtime Buddies is celebrating a quarter of a century of bath time expertise by announcing a relaunch of its ever-popular children’s range. The exciting launch, developed by brand-owner, H&A, will include revamped packaging and brand new products. The new designs
ThreatMetrix, A LexisNexis risk solutions company, today highlighted key moments from the Digital Identity Summit 2018 EMEA, of which ThreatMetrix is founding sponsor. Held at Les Salons Hoche in Paris on 14th and 15th May, the event brought together digital,
It’s set to be a ‘Long Day’ for Bennett Opie’s latest new recruits to the commercial team as Alex Long joins as senior national account manager and Elaine Day takes up the role of foodservice account manager. They will represent