The festive season is well and truly upon us. It’s the time of year that retailers have been both eagerly anticipating and dreading. Events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have kicked off the busy retail period this year,
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With another Black Friday behind us, retailers will no doubt be wondering whether this year’s sales bonanza has been as profitable as years gone by. As many retailers will know, the post-purchase remorse that kicks in the week following Black
By delivering massive reductions in energy and maintenance costs, Zumtobel Group has confirmed one of its largest turnkey lighting solution, for homewares and household goods retail giant Wilko. Following trials in two stores, Wilko’s independent energy calculations and site readings
Excited Star Wars fans queued outside Hamleys for a first look at the new Propel Star Wars Battle Drones. The London toy store opened its doors at midnight this weekend to preview the new toy.
As snow gently fell on a crowd of thousands, the Fenwick Newcastle animated windows for 2016 were revealed.
In its biggest ever UK responsible drinking campaign, Budweiser has launched a partnership with Uber to offer free rides to all its new users throughout December - helping people plan ahead for their Christmas journeys home. In a bid to help
Global information company The NPD Group has identified five key foodservice industry trends to monitor in 2017.
Asia will continue to be the biggest engine of growth in the grocery market and its sales will exceed that of Europe and North America combined within five years, according to new forecasts from research organisation IGD. Global growth will
With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, new research from Barclaycard has revealed that stressed shoppers are appealing to retailers to urgently enhance the shopping experience in the busy festive period or risk losing out on sales both now
Cramlington's leading shopping and leisure destination, Manor Walks has been awarded an international accolade for Bio Diversity, in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation, the Green Apple Environment Awards have become well
Salmon, the global e-commerce consultancy in charge of online operations of some of the UK’s largest retail clients, has released some stats during the busy peak trading period of Black Friday week. Salmon predicted a lengthening of online purchases beyond just
The UK’s largest garden centre retail group, Wyevale Garden Centres, predicts that this weekend will see a surge in sales of real trees, with tens of thousands of trees being sold in their centres at their annual Real Tree Weekend
Arran Aromatics, Scotland's leading manufacturer of luxury toiletries, lifestyle products and gifts, has unveiled its new brand identity – ARRAN Sense of Scotland - to drive international sales growth. The brand’s premium transformation will help the company to cement its position
Retailers could be facing a Black Friday hangover this week according to payments processor Worldpay, with analysis of the previous years UK card transactions showing a surge in returns following the post Thanks Giving flash sale. According to Worldpay’s analysis of
Cadbury is joining forces with content studio Yahoo Storytellers to launch a content marketing campaign across Yahoo and Tumblr on 1 December to drive digital engagement for its #Cadvent Christmas campaign. Cadbury’s #Cadvent campaign, which returns for a second year, will
Craghoppers is delighted to welcome James McNamara to the company as global commercial director. McNamara joins Craghoppers from Salomon where he spent two and a half years as global commercial manager for Apparel and Gear.
Retailers need to rely on more than brand integrity to secure sales this Christmas according to a national survey into online shopping attitudes. Of the 1,070 online shoppers polled on behalf of Shutl, the platform that gives people control over
Online sales on Cyber Monday soared 22% higher than last year, according to new figures from Worldpay. Global online sales peaked at 16.01 GMT and the company said it processed 133 payments per second.
Northern retailer Booths has launched Just Bee, a Spring Water infused with fruits and a single drop of honey, into 15 stores.
Catchpoint Systems monitored the web performance of 20 of some of the UK’s major e-commerce sites during Black Fridayweekend and Cyber Monday. Top UK brands including Tesco, John Lewis, Debenhams and Amazon UK, have been analysed showing some interesting results.
Research released by American Express shows the extent of consumer loyalty to small businesses, with UK consumers willing to make a 36 mile round-trip to visit their favourite independent businesses, and 85% willing to go out of their way to
Cornish confectioner Buttermilk is proud to see its Christmas range now available to buy and sample at all 28 Booths stores located throughout the north of England. Selected by the independent retailer, and new for 2016, are two innovative fudge flavours:
Verifone , a global provider of payments and commerce solutions announced that Dagrofa, Denmark’s third largest retail company, and REMA 1000, the country’s fastest growing discount chain, have recently selected Verifone to enable more options for the way consumers shop
Continuing in its aim to dominate the UK's alcohol-free beer market, St Peter's Without will hit the shelves of Whole Foods Market stores across the UK from the start of December.
Marks & Spencer pips Boots and John Lewis to be crowned top of the Christmas shops, Rakuten Marketing research shows
New independent research from digital marketing company, Rakuten Marketing, reveals that Marks & Spencer is the nation’s favourite Christmas shop, with nearly a third of Brits planning to spend the most there this December. Consumers placed Boots in second position and
As in 2015, footfall and revenue increased significantly, year-on-year, at London Designer Outlet (LDO) over the four-day BlackFriday weekend. Compared to the same four days last year, total footfall at LDO in Wembley Park, London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet