The home appliances sector accelerated in 2016, as global shipments grew by 4% to 247 million refrigeration and laundry units according to the latest ‘Worldwide Home Appliance Market Report’ published by Futuresource Consulting. Continued volume growth is expected over the
Pets at Home is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services, operating 431 superstores, 391 veterinarian practices, and 246 grooming salons nationwide, as well as a popular website. The company has enjoyed significant growth
Retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.
The survey of 116 firms, consisting of 65 retailers, showed that growth in the
Iconic ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs has announced it is launching a mini-cups collection in the UK. In an industry-first, the brand has taken a ‘flavour approach’ to the range, with variants including Caramel Collection (including new flavour Speculoos Caramel Biscuit
Carpetright – one of Europe’s leading floor coverings and beds retailers – has succeeded in engaging over 80% of its employees in online learning within a month of the launch of its new system.
Around 2,500 of the 3,000-plus staff downloaded
Splashing out on mums is set to push spending this Mothe's Day weekend to a record high, according to data from Halifax.
In recent years, card spend over the weekend of Mother's Day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) has grown from £69.6
Well, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has announced Chris Ellett as its new transformation director.
Ellett joins the company in March, bringing 13 years of experience in business transformation and excellence, with over a decade in senior leadership roles. Prior
6Somewhere has formed a partnership with the two top French cidre makers in Normandie – The Huet family and the Dupont family. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created three delicious
Mindtree, a global digital transformation and technology services company, has released the findings of a study on how rapidly evolving digital trends like social media, mobile applications and automation are reshaping the way retailers engage with customers. Titled “Sixth Sense
New research commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week has found that Brits’ love of lattes is on the increase with 3.4 new coffee shops opening daily across the nation. This growth sees the coffee shop industry pouring £8.9bn into
The UK has taken the top spot as the most popular destination for retailers looking to expand their store presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2017. 65% of retailers surveyed cited the UK as their target
While shopper use of tech for discounts, coupons and offers has been on the increase as technology has evolved in recent years, new research from IGD highlights it is not just saving money that shoppers are interested in when it
Logistics operator, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has won a £1m a year distribution services contract with sports retailer Decathlon.
The contract will involve Bradford-based ASCG delivering a seven day a week, 364 days a year stock replenishment service to 23
BT has signed a multi-million pound contract with The Co-operative Group, to overhaul the network infrastructure of the company’s UK food retail business (Co-op). The new superfast and secure fibre network will enable Co-op to invest in its digital in-store
Between them, fresh food and confectionery/snacks accounted for 61% of the growth in the grocery market across Western Europe last year, according to Nielsen retail performance data released today.
Consumers spent €4.3 billion more on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) at grocery
Customers of furniture company Ostermann won't need to spend time browsing store shelves anymore. An indoor navigation solution developed by Italian company Reply as part of the Street Smart Retail initiative of EIT Digital, will make sure they find the
This Spring (mid April) sees family-owned ice cream buffs Beckleberry’s launch its first new tubbed dessert for 2017, an intensely involving blackcurrant & liquorice sorbet.
Peter and Ian Craig’s decision to extend their award-winning sorbet portfolio comes at an interesting time
Not only do today’s shoppers expect a great service experience, they want it to be integrated and harmonised across channels. According to recent research by Manhattan Associates, two thirds of shoppers say they expect a consistent cross-channel shopping experience, yet
Footfall in February was 1.0 % down on a year ago, the sixth consecutive month of decline, according to the latest Springboard figures.
High street footfall rose 0.1% in February on the previous year’s rate of -2.9%, after a decline of
Whether sizzling away in a spitting hot pan or served freshly charred from a summer barbeque, sausages are a comforting staple of happy homes. But while they might be well-loved, sausages are often high in fat, which can contribute to
New global research from Avanade and EKN Research shows that stores are expected to fulfill very different roles in 2020 and beyond, as retailers expect new, distinct store formats to take hold. As a result, significant shifts are required in
Matalan Retail has expanded its international presence with the opening of two new stores in Malta. The stores, which are based in the centre of Sliema and Fgura, employ 60 staff, and offer the full range of products, from affordable
Blue Yonder, the leading provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for retail, today announces that it has partnered with Morrisons to optimise replenishment and automate ordering of 26,000 ambient and long-life product SKUs in all its 491 stores.
Ensto is introducing its world-first combined electric vehicle charging station and commercial advertising screen to the UK, to give businesses the option of funding their annual running costs through advertising.
Ensto’s Chago Media is an innovative approach to EV charging,
The wait is almost over for Take That fans as the much-loved British boy band return this month with their new album, ‘Wonderland’. To celebrate the launch and 25 years together, the band has teamed up with McArthurGlen to offer