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Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer MediaMarktSaturn has announced it is deploying MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution in the world’s biggest electronics store in Hamburg. With SATURN Smartpay, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to simply scan and pay for
Leading fashion streetwear and sportswear retailer, Footasylum, has seen a 28% increase in email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications as a result of working with artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak.
Footasylum, which trades from over 65 high street stores across the
Blakemore Retail has been recognised with an award for their innovative disability e-learning module by the leading disability organisation Purple.
Blakemore Retail has been praised following the launch and roll out of its e-learning module in response to the UK’s first
Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, has announced that Michael Kors has selected to pilot Aptos ONE, the industry’s leading cloud-native, microservices-based retail platform.
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake
BOSS, the upper premium apparel and accessories brand from the HUGO BOSS Group, will open at intu Watford before Christmas following the opening of the centre’s 400,000sq ft retail and leisure extension.
Owner intu has signed up the aspirational retailer for
Clipper Logistics has extended its partnership agreement with leading supermarket retailer, Asda, for both one-man and two-man fulfilment for Asda’s General Merchandise and George product ranges. Clipper is currently responsible for receipt, storage, returns processing and online order fulfilment, with
The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, has introduced a new innovation for Coffee Club members with the launch of Costa Collect – a service allowing customers to pre-order their favourite drink through their Costa Coffee Club loyalty programme app,
Blakemore Retail’s Droitwich Spar store has relaunched with new dailyDeli food-to-go range at a brand new location.
The Spar store in Droitwich was launched at the new 1.920sq m site on Blake Avenue on Friday 30 November.
Featuring new dailyDeli hot and
Outsourced customer contact centre Ventrica is celebrating after securing a Silver award in the ‘Best Outsourced Partnership - large’ category at the prestigious European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2018 (ECCCSAs). The ceremony was held last Tuesday night at
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has partnered with Japanese chemical manufacturing giant Mitsubishi Chemical to open the largest hydroponic “plant factory” in China. The factory, part of a strategic partnership between the two companies, brings the most cutting edge technology in
Just Eat, the leading global marketplace for online food delivery, confirmed its place as the go-to food app in the UK, as over 1.5m takeaways were ordered in the last weekend of November, making Black Friday the busiest ever Friday
Leading independent forecourt operator Refuel & Go has been going from strength to strength after embarking on a new retail partnership with Blakemore Trade Partners.
Since the company’s eight forecourt sites in London and the home counties relaunched under the SPAR
Ginsters of Cornwall, is taking another bite out of the UK’s growing snack market with an expanded Bitesize range – available in four different sizes.
Growing its snacking portfolio from scotch eggs, mini pork pies and cocktail sausages, Ginsters has launched
Today, European tech PR agency, Tyto publishes its second annual Tech 500 Power List, revealing the most influential individuals in the UK tech sector and the Retail Times' editor, Fiona Briggs, has been ranked 261st on the list.
The ‘Tech 500’,
PingPong Digital have announced a partnership with luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS, in a strategic effort to make the Hugo Boss high-end fashion attire more accessible to Chinese consumers.
Lidl has today unveiled a new campaign which highlights the retailer’s strongest festive food offering yet.
Quinyx, the market leader in workforce management solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Thomas Sabo, the leading premium-sector jewellery and watch supplier.
With a clear focus on nurturing its workforce, Thomas Sabo has chosen to partner with Quinyx
Christmas has arrived at Hamleys’ iconic toy store on Regent Street, where there is a host of special festive activities and exclusive offers for families and Christmas shoppers to enjoy. Singing elves, a snow machine and festive décor will help
As part of a new campaign to champion women in the outdoors, Blacks Outdoor is hosting an evening to celebrate inspirational women in itsManchester Deansgate store.
“This Is My Way” is a campaign which highlights some of the inspiring achievements of
In a world where beauty lovers demand trend-led products at competitive prices, creating a fast beauty movement with regular product launches is imperative in gaining attention in a fast growth and highly competitive beauty industry. With global insight and retail
Hammerson has announced that US beauty retailer, Morphe Cosmetics, has officially opened its first store outside London and second in the UK at the Bullring, Birmingham’s iconic shopping destination.
The 3,300sq ft unit is located on the middle level of the
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, in partnership with celebrity stylist Alizé Demange, is launching the UK’s first streetwear rental pop-up The Drop with all proceeds going to Save the Children’s Big Up Uganda initiative led by Save the Children ambassador Adwoa Aboah and photographer
Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill is bolstering its presence in the north of England with the appointment of experienced retail professional Graham Cairns as regional development manager.
Hamleys has opened its first stores in Japan – large, vibrant, theme park-style outlets — on Friday (30 November) and Saturday (1 December).
This makes the world’s oldest toy retailer (founded in London in 1760) one of many British companies looking
Floom, the digital marketplace that connects independent florists with customers across the world, has raised £2m/US $2.5m in a seed funding round led by firstminute capital. The investment will allow the start-up to continue its US expansion and develop its