When “Store of the Future” (SotF) was conceived in 2014, physical retailing appeared to be coming under heavy siege by online. The atmosphere was gloomy with many predicting the death of high street shopping. Our instincts, guided by our experience
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The retail store is enjoying a renaissance, as finding new and innovative uses for the retail space is very much front of mind for retailers today. Retailers are reinventing their bricks-and-mortar stores to stay relevant in today’s digital era.
The UK toy market saw a 6.3 per cent uplift in sales in 2016. This increases the market value to more than £3.5bn for the first time, according to The NPD Group who released the figures today in partnership with
Following a competitive tender, the Microlise transport management solution has been deployed by Roberts Bakery. Via its 90-strong fleet, the family-run bakery brand delivers 3.5 million loaves of high quality bread, bread rolls and other baked goods each week across
Newby Teas, the luxury tea company, has launched a redesignedFrom the Heart gift box for Valentine’s Day 2017. Followers of the world’s leading luxury tea brand – will recognise the original design, but with a dramatic twist. The box has
vente-privee has seen a fourfold increase in workflow efficiency in its product studios, following installation of new multicam imaging technology. The flash sales pioneer, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers with a £2 billion turnover, is working with workflow and
iForce, a fast growing supply chain business in the UK, has enjoyed its most successful year to date after processing a record number of items and orders for its retail customers. During 2016, the company handled 85.1 million items on
Rakuten Marketing network data unveils the types of shopper determining sales success today. The findings reveal four profiles that highlight digital purchasing patterns and show how marketers across the fashion, luxury, beauty and travel sectors in the UK, US and
Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, is working with John Lewis to help the retailer understand what drives marketing-led sales and inform its award-winning campaigns. As a global leader in advanced marketing analytics with the foremost
The market for the sale of prestige celebrity fragrances reported a decline in 2016 according to the NPD Group Inc., a global information company. Sales of prestige celebrity fragrances declined by 22% in 2016 compared to 2015. This is in
musicMagpie, a leading powerseller on eBay and Amazon, has appointed R.O.EYE to help it tap into specialist audiences on social channels. The retailer, which buys and sells entertainment products including CDs, DVDs and phones, will engage with specific segments of its
The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA), the independent industry body for Mānuka honey, has announced that it has validated a number of unique signature compounds found only in genuine Mānuka honey. These findings are the result of over five
Consumers believe current retail apps are failing to deliver the high quality and interactive mobile shopping experience they demand, according to new research. Despite a third of UK consumers admitting to downloading more retail apps in the last 12 months than
The frozen food retail market has defied uncertainty in the second half of 2016 to see year on year (YOY) growth in both value and volume in the 52 weeks to the 4 December 2016. The sector saw 0.5% volume growth
‘The Changing Face of Retail,’ a new film project by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and ITN Productions, will investigate the future of British shopping. The programme will build on the BRC’s recent industry report, ‘Retail 2020’, which predicts fewer but
Synonymous with cleaning since launching its first rubber gloves 70 years ago, Marigold, the UK’s favourite rubber gloves brand*, is rewarding shoppers with its first ever national on-pack promotion, in celebration of the brand’s 70th anniversary.
independent network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has revealed the top stores and shopping centres for mobile connectivity. GWS looked at the voice & data tasks on mobiles at over 100 stores in 10 cities. With consumer research showing
Gousto, the UK’s no.1 recipe kit for choice, has extended its recipe portfolio from 12 to 22 weekly recipes. Nearly doubling in size, it’s new collection introduces additional vegetarian, low-calorie, quick and easy and family-friendly options.
Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP reveals that the UK’s retailers are losing touch with the over 55s, or Baby Boomers, in their ongoing pursuit of millennial shoppers. 82% of Baby Boomers now say that even their favourite retail brand doesn’t
Asda Media Partnerships today announces the successful integration of its proprietary Walmart Exchange (WMX) platform, for enhanced media opportunities on Asda.com. Following the rollout of WMX earlier this year, participating brands have seen up to seven times the average click through
Capital & Counties Properties is delighted to announce that the bespoke luxury eyewear brand from British spectacle designer Tom Davies has agreed terms to occupy a unit in Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House Arcade.
National pharmacy chain, Well, has appointed Tracy Barton as its new retail stores director.
Introducing all-new Pumpkin and Rosemary Breadsticks, the latest tasty toddler snack from The Super Yummies – which has been developed alongside mums and nutritionists with real ingredients.
Peperami, the meaty snack brand owned by Jack Link’s, is today announcing a six-figure marketing campaign to support the 2016 launches of its Tex-Mex flavour and Snack Pack format while increasing awareness and driving sales.
Asda has been included in the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list as one of the UK’s leading employers of apprentices - the only one of the big four supermarkets to be included on the list. Announced on Friday 20
Twice as many shoppers now expect online personalisation to be mirrored in-store compared to a year ago
Disconnected bricks-and-mortar experiences continue to disappoint omni-channel shoppers, a new report from iVend Retail, a leading global retail solution brand, suggests. The report – ‘Omni Progress: Are stores getting better at delivering connected retail experiences?’ – reveals that, despite retailers’ efforts