Following today’s release of Pets at Home FY figures for 2018/19, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Pets at Home CEO Peter Pritchard has much to celebrate this morning, with the group’s full
As part of its five-year strategic plan, announced today, Royal Mail is investing around £1.8 billion over five years in the UK’s postal service.
Lulu Guinness is launching onsite social commerce to create a more engaging customer experience.
Orlebar Brown has overhauled its personalisation marketing strategy to firmly put customers first, through accelerated digital transformation with Emarsys, the only marketing platform that knows your industry. Already the move has produced a 20% increase in online revenue
graze, the UK’s number one healthy snacking brand, is excited to announce the launch of its biggest advertising investment to date with a campaign value of £2.1 million running through late-May into June.
Freaks of Nature is excited to announce the launch of a bright and zesty plant-based Lemon Sponge Hot Pudding. The citrus hot pud, which is free from the top 14 allergens, will be launching exclusively into Sainsbury’s with Freaks’ other
Global leading sports and nutrition brand, Grenade has been recognised for the fifth consecutive year in the 22nd Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Awards, held last week (16 May) by Holly Branson, with Sir Richard Branson – appearing via satellite.
Following today’s release of M&S FY figures for 2018/19, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Three years into the “biggest transformation in UK retail history”, M&S is finding it difficult to see the
Piccolo shakes up baby food market with fresh new look and exciting range additions, including cooking ingredients
The UK’s fastest growing baby food brand Piccolo has today revealed its stylish new look packaging and announced the launch of a range of cooking ingredients featuring stock cubes and stir-in sauces, specially developed for little ones.
A multi-country survey released today shows that nine in 10 (91%) British shoppers are familiar with the FAIRTRADE Mark and believe it reflects their personal values.
Five decadent flavours from the Pots & Co range will be available in the major high street supermarket; Salted Caramel & Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate & Orange Ganache, Raspberry & Vanilla, Four Little Pots of 70% Chocolate Ganache and the bestselling
IBM, and its subsidiary The Weather Company, today announced IBM Weather Signals, a new AI-based tool to help companies predict how fluctuations in weather will impact business performance, even months in advance. With this insight, businesses can proactively adjust supply
Jamie Oliver restaurant chain in administration as demand for ready-to-eat delivered food increases 10 times faster than dine-out
In light of today's news that administrators have been appointed at Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain, global advisor Duff and Phelps suggests the casual dining market is being disrupted by new technologies and the growing online home delivery market
Capital & Regional, the UK’s leading property REIT for delivering community shopping centres, has reinforced its commitment to supporting local communities by investing into dedicated Family Zones across its portfolio. New Family Zones will be a key part of
Easter fails to provide boost for subdued online retail sales, IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index finds
After a disappointing first quarter, Easter failed to deliver a boost to online retail sales, with April recording sales growth of just +5.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. This compares poorly to a very
Global Scandinavian-owned furnishings group JYSK has announced a five-year growth plan for the UK that will see its GB store portfolio increase by almost 350% at August 2024.
The next generation in brand licensing, The Point.1888, has doubled the number of licensees signed up to make products for its client Barratt.
River Island has opened a new flagship store at intu Lakeside following owner intu’s multi-million-pound investment to transform the popular shopping destination.
People’s growing affinity with their pets is driving demand for premium pet care products, with Asia-Pacific as the fastest growing market for consumer spending in household and pet care. The region is forecast to achieve the highest added sales globally
The Merrion Centre in Leeds Arena Quarter is celebrating the arrival of another international brand to its growing portfolio with American coffee giant Starbucks confirmed as opening in summer 2019.
The loyalty landscape is gearing up for major change as Esso joins forces with Nectar, the UK’s largest loyalty scheme. From 1 June 2019 customers filling up at participating Esso-branded service stations will now be able to earn Nectar points
Marketing to men, retailers? Research shows the risks of sticking with old-fashioned male stereotypes
New research has shown that British retailers need to rethink how they market to men: many old-fashioned, dated and perhaps toxic views of masculinity are still prevalent among UK males, thanks in part to the stereotypes seen in advertising, particularly
Retailers launching a new range or collection are being encouraged to focus on experiential marketing activations, as new research reveals that nearly three out of four (73%) of people in the UK and US are more likely to purchase a
Customer experience has become the focus of in-store point of sale, with brands and retailers having to adapt their spaces to align with the changing expectations of buyers and the increasingly tech-centric shopping environment.
Gift cards are playing a growing role in driving customer loyalty and engagement, according to the latest research published by the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA).