A go-getting young recruit at AF Blakemore & Son has celebrated becoming the first person to complete the company’s new Warehouse & Distribution apprenticeship programme. Jen Davies completed the Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship at the company’s logistics division on 11 July. After
Conker Spirit’s Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur has been awarded the highest accolade of 3 stars in the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards, the 2018 Great Taste Awards. Judged by chefs, restaurateurs, acclaimed cooks, food writers and critics,
City & Guilds Group has today released the names of seven UK retail businesses commended by the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards. The prestigious Awards honour UK companies including River Island, John Lewis, Halford’s, Specsavers and Pets at Home for
Chorley Council has recommended to approve planning for the major redevelopment of FI Real Estate Management’s (FIREM) Botany Bay site to create the North West’s brand new outlet shopping destination. The milestone marks a huge step forward for the much anticipated Botany
Selligent Marketing Cloud, a B2C Marketing Automation platform, today announces online ethical grocer Farmdrop as its latest client. The partnership will help to drive customer engagement for Farmdrop, as well as support its exponential growth. Farmdrop is an online grocer distributing
Wesfarmers’ acquisition of Homebase led to market share dropping from 7.7% to 4.8% in five years, says GlobalData
Wesfarmers’ disastrous acquisition of Homebase and the announced closure of nearly a fifth of its 250 stores have led to Homebase losing 2.9 percentage points of the DIY market, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Europe’s largest independent online beauty retailer Beauty Bay has had a makeover, centred around a new powerful proposition of Break The Rules. And through the process they have thrown out the cosmetic marketing rulebook to develop a creative attitude that
Product differentiation offered by brands and the convenience afforded through marketplaces are squeezing retailers into a smaller competitive advantage, although shoppers still turn there for strong customer service. That's one of the key findings of Salesforce's Shopper First Retailing report,
From artisan breads to vegan wines, from speciality cheeses to organic sauces and soups, from superfood skincare to zero waste soaps – GO! Organic Festival will showcase the sumptuous diversity that lies at the heart of the organic and sustainability
Retail Executives, a specialist fashion and retail recruiter of senior fashion executives has appointed Darren Topp as chairman. Topp will be responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, growth of the firm’s advisory board and board practice. Topp previously held senior roles at Marks
Global loss prevention and dispute expert, Chargebacks911, has integrated its comprehensive chargeback services into the internal CRM and existing payment processing infrastructure of online marketplace, ClickBank. As a Top 100 Internet Retailer with over 200 million customers and selling to 190
Bud Light has today announced a landmark sponsorship, as the beer giant becomes an Official Partner of the England Senior Men’s Team, and Official Beer of the England Senior Men’s Team. Bud Light’s position as Official Partner will see the brand
AS Watson, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, has teamed up with L’Oréal to launch Colorlab by Watsons, a new concept makeup store in China.
Weetabix On The Go Kids has joined forces with Activate Camps, the leading provider of active childcare across the UK, to giveaway 5,000 cartons to children throughout the summer holidays. The drinks will be distributed at 250 Activate Camps across the
By Chris Johnston, CEO of emotion analytics firm, Adoreboard If you’re reading this, then you’re clearly already more than aware of the potential of the millennial audience and spend much of your working life trying to find ways of courting them...
ALDO Group selects ignio, TCS’ Cognitive Automation Solution, to intelligently automate IT operations
Digitate, a software unit of Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that its cognitive automation solution, ignio, has been selected by the ALDO Group, a world-leading creator and operator of desirable footwear
Leading environmental consultancy and contract manager, Helistrat, has announced the award of a contract with Bestway Retail for over 200 stores, worth an estimated £700,000. The 3-year contract will see Helistrat manage the waste and recycling for over 200 Central Convenience
New research following the end of the latest Love Island series reveals the show’s official sponsor, Missguided, doubled website visits from the television show’s fans. According to Hitwise, the UK’s leading data insights provider, Love Island fans drove a 97 per
G-Star has chosen Meadowhall, one of the UK’s premier shopping and leisure destinations, as the location for its sixth UK standalone store. The brand will open a 2,500sq ft flagship at the centre this October. G-Star is the 34th new
By Kevin Carrick at global retail software solutions provider Data Clarity The retail news has been dominated by reports of the buyout of House of Fraser by Mike Ashley, the owner of Sports Direct for £90m, and his vision for creating the
Lactalis McLelland is rolling out new Président Sea Salt Crystals Butter. The new product is packaged in a resealable 250g tub, has a recommended retail price of £2.50 and is available from Waitrose, from mid-August. This latest addition to the Président range
Tetra Pak updates Millennials whitepaper to highlight their unique needs and implications for food and beverage brands
Tetra Pak has updated its Millennials whitepaper as part of its commitment to helping the food and beverage industry respond to consumer trends and uncover opportunities in the market.
ONPEX, a leading provider of multi-currency IBAN solutions, has launched its cloud-based Banking-as-a-Service. The platform offers multiple tools such as IBAN issuing, Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and cross-border payments, as well as multi-currency management. Given the platform’s capabilities, businesses
Leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has secured a third site for brunch and healthy eating spot, Élan Café, in Oxford Circus. The café will cover the ground floor and basement of 9-10 Market Place with a large outdoor
Allan Leighton, one of Britain’s most respected business leaders, is to become non-executive chair of Simba (simbasleep.com), maker of the award-winning Simba Hybrid - the first dual spring and memory foam mattress, engineered for optimal sleep. Leighton brings an unrivaled track