The toughest part of attracting new clients to a business is initially getting them in the door or onto a website. According to Marketo, 96 percent of first-time visitors to a site won’t buy at that time. But that doesn’t
London-based developer Argent, known for its expertise in urban regeneration, has appointed a Retail Lead for its flagship project, King’s Cross. James Rayner, formerly leasing executive at Capital & Regional, will bring 20 years’ experience in managing and advising on
More than two in five employees in the retail industry (44%) don’t feel valued by their employer, according to new research from Moorepay, the leading payroll & HR software and services provider. This is the joint highest percentage of any
Experts in tax-free shopping, Global Blue, have revealed that international shoppers from Thailand and Qatar increased their spending per transaction significantly this August in comparison to the same time last year
Brits are spending up to £1bn a month on unplanned or spur of the moment purchases, new research has revealed.
Curated content and customer context are key for sustaining engagement, research from BounceX reveals
Optimising the marketing communications content mix is the key to improving customer engagement and driving conversions, research from BounceX, the leading behavioural marketing technology provider, suggests.
Multi-sector collaboration between blue chips, start-ups and banks delivers new model to improve the sustainability of global supply chains without increasing production costs
A successful experiment by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), bringing together Sainsbury's, BNP Paribas, Unilever, Barclays, Standard Chartered and Rabobank, has shown how a new model of blockchain and other data sharing technologies can enhance the
In an age of artificial intelligence and automation, new research finds that the ability of workers to improvise and innovate is already underused.
As Fashion Week descends on London this week, research from Opinium reveals both the industry and consumers need to fix their habits when it comes to sustainability.
Hunkemöller, Scotch & Soda, Timberland and Nelson Premium sign up for Westfield Mall of the Netherlands
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield today reveals that leading international clothing brands Hunkemöller, Scotch & Soda, Timberland and Nelson Premium have signed up for its Westfield Mall of the Netherlands development.
Google and Kantar today unveil research into customer experience across online retailers, analysing 33,500 online shoppers across 17 countries (2,000 UK consumers). The research demonstrates the need for retailers to innovate and improve experience at an ever-increasing rate, as it
Following today’s release of Aldi FY figures for 2018, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Aldi has once again impressed the grocery sector, revealing yet another year of double-digit revenue growth for 2018
It’s 100 days to Christmas on 16 September and Santa’s sack is already filling up as 24% of Brits – equating to 13 million across the UK have started their festive shopping for 2019 according to research from American Express.
As 21.7% of the world’s population – that’s 2.14 billion people – are expected to buy online by 2021, the CEO of a global luxury packaging company has said there needs to be a ‘synergy’ between e-commerce and in-store packaging
Premium beauty brand RABOT 1745 has opened its first store at Westfield, White City in London.The brand, which is the beauty range from the founders of Hotel Chocolat, offers luxury yet affordable skincare with a range of cocoa rich beauty
The winners of the 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards were announced last week at a ceremony in London attended by hundreds of business leaders from UK’s leading retail brands.
Lifestyle Outlets signs British chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, as the latest brand to join Gloucester Quays, the destination continues to buck the national retail trend of decline and closures thanks to its rising footfall, sales and new openings.
Footwear brand Dr. Martens has partnered with Contentsquare as part of its global initiative to increase digital sales. Contentsquare’s experience analytics platform is enabling Dr. Martens to easily access unique insights and recommendations, to allow the brand to create superior
AF Blakemore & Son has relocated its inaugural company-owned Spar store to a larger forecourt site on Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall, and incorporated new Subway and Greggs departments.
Cheltenham-based developer Robert Hitchins and leading European outlet operating company ROS Retail Outlet Shopping have unveiled plans for Designer Outlet Cotswolds to be built at junction 9 of the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire. The 195,000sq ft outlet village will be
ELLE, the world’s biggest fashion and style media brand has announced a new format for its annual ELLE Weekender. Now in its second year, ELLE Weekender has evolved into a fully immersive beauty event, celebrating individuality and the joy that
M&S Food is partnering with infarm - one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms - to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S’ London stores.
ANIDO 2020 will take place on 16-17 February 2020 at Kortrijk Xpo. The 21st edition of this biannual trade fair for the whole pet care sector in Benelux and northern France offers a specialist range of products, accessories and services
Pioneering partnership between Kentish fruit supplier and Sussex gin maker enjoys top IWSC win for sustainably sourced grape spirit
A pioneering partnership between a fruit supplier from Kent and a Sussex-based gin producer has received a huge tonic after scooping a prestigious international drinks award.
Iconic British home and fashion retailer Laura Ashley has appointed IMG to exclusively license the brand in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, through consumer home, fashion, beauty and lifestyle products that reflect its illustrious heritage and the regions’ growing