If you take the time to look up in any retail space, you’ll more than likely see similar ventilation systems wherever you go. This will usually consist of some spiral ductwork and industrial diffusers. There’s nothing wrong with this, it
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If the decline of physical retail was a hot topic before Covid-19, what are we to make of the headlines now? For every story of resilience and optimism, there are countless more of closures, redundancies and disappearing brands. Retail’s transformation
Although changing consumer patterns are inevitable, a luxury retail expert warns that their current trajectory is a particular cause for concern for the fashion industry. Robert Lockyer, CEO and founder of Delta Global, a packaging provider for luxury fashion retailers
Over half of the UK population owns a pet, and according to Kennel Club figures, pet registrations have soared by a quarter over lockdown. With companion animal ownership booming in recent months, retailers have a prime opportunity to showcase pet
Taking on temporary jobs could give people the best chance to secure longer term employment.
Black Friday is without a doubt one of the biggest dates in the retail calendar, and this year will be no exception. As the industry continues to try and react and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020’s Black Friday weekend
British Safety Council calls on Government not to pressurise employers to get workers back into the office. If people can work from home, they should have the choice to work from home: for the sake of people’s health, wellbeing and
Free shipping proves vital as nine out of 10 shoppers say no delivery charge is key to spending more, says ParcelHero
Nine out of 10 shoppers say free delivery is their number one incentive to spend more, reveals new research conducted by the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. Orders with free shipping are also 30% higher on average than those with delivery
Bureau Veritas advises UK businesses to prioritise ethics amid furore over modern slavery violations
Amid new furore surrounding modern slavery breaches happening in the UK, Bureau Veritas has asserted that it has never been more important for UK businesses to ensure they implement ethical practices throughout their entire supply chain.
There is no escaping that the Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a huge blow to our economy, not least our service sector. The impact of mass closures and rising unemployment levels have seen a huge drop in consumer spending, and the
Even before Coronavirus, bricks and mortar retailers were facing an existential crisis. Soaring business rates, rent reviews, and minimum wages were already putting pressure on the size and scale of physical shops. And against the increasing appeal of online shopping
As Argos announces plans to stop publishing its iconic catalogue as more shoppers browse and buy online, Michael Schirrmacher, UK MD at Bloomreach, comments: “The past few months have radically transformed the shopping experience: browsing and purchases are now happening
Delta Global, packaging provider for numerous luxury retail brands in the fashion and beauty sectors, has launched a new, data-driven intelligence system to enable greater transparency and control in supply chains.
With social distancing rules likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future many organisations are investigating lone worker solutions as an additional measure to keep employees safe. But with so much choice available on the market, it’s not surprising
Peter Ballard, co-founder of global product and service design company Foolproof, claims Amazon's Fresh delivery roll out in the UK could be risky if it doesn't create a seamless experience that links back to the historic ‘Amazon way’ that customers
Experts are predicting that the COVID-19 pandemic and the various restrictions in place to mitigate its spread have accelerated consumers’ e-commerce habits by five years. As a result, businesses are rapidly discovering that going digital is the key to survival.
Cost Per Click (CPC) has been a proven digital sales model for some time, providing rich pickings for the likes of Amazon and Google who have millions of sellers. It’s also a very sound strategy for retailers with long-tail brands,
Nestlé’s direct-to-consumer sales strategy, beginning in Spain this week, could be an opportunity for the brand to profit from lockdown and pre-empt future market disruptions, allowing the company to sell its products without the influence of retailer relationships. If the
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the traditional work-from-office models and enforced months of work from home (WFH) due to the prolonged lockdowns. Now that many countries have lifted lockdowns, enterprises are increasingly willing to reopen their physical offices by redesigning
Globally the Covid 19 pandemic has ripped through the hospitality sector with hotels, bars and restaurants shut up for months. In the UK, outlets closed their doors on 20 March, three days before the nationwide lockdown was announced and began
The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it? There will still be
As Britain’s high street sprung to life this week and non-essential retailers opened their doors for the first time in three months, a very different picture is emerging for retailers across the board as they adjust to the new normal.
It’s needless to say that the last few months have been incredibly testing for businesses, and the people within them. As we have navigated the complex challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, employees across the country have been working tirelessly,
As the retail industry settles into the ‘new normal’, e-commerce platform Kooomo advises on why sustainability still needs to be top of the agenda
Global teledentistry pioneer SmileDirectClub opened in the UK in 2019 as part of its rapid international expansion plans to offer accessible, affordable, and convenient solution of direct-to-consumer teeth straightening with clear aligner therapy. Its presence in multiple markets, including the