Following the recent announcement that Pizza Express and Hays Travel are to open new venues at Leeds Merrion Centre, the city’s longest standing retail and leisure destination is once again celebrating as frozen food giant Iceland has confirmed it is
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The Mercers’ Company has announced that fast growing “premium basic” apparel brand, Stance, has officially opened their first bricks and mortar store outside of the US, in Covent Garden. The 2,044sq ft store, located at 3 Neal Street, spans two floors,
Arcadia has announced the launch of Klarna’s newest payments product — Slice it in 3 — across all brands. Klarna’s Slice it in 3 allows shoppers to pay for their boots, bags and bomber jackets in three equal instalments. The first
“This season marks a brand new Christmas advert for Wayfair.co.uk, which launches on air this week in advance of our major holiday promotions that will offer the best deals of the year,” said Saskia Meier-Andrae, director of brand, creative &
Wincanton has secured a three-year contract to create and run a dedicated delivery solution for Roper Rhodes, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of bathroom furniture and products. The contract demonstrates the company’s commitment to growth in the home
Sainsbury’s has unveiled its new Christmas advert, The Big Night. Premiering on Monday during Coronation Street on ITV, and online from midnight on Sunday, the theatrical advert sees a group of children come together and take centre stage…although they weren’t
Spar is helping shoppers keep toasty this autumn with the launch of a brand new range of soups in bestselling flavours. With an RSP of £1.80, the soups are available in the top three market flavours in an ideal single serve
Bring Digital’s risqué content marketing campaign for Ann Summers — which involved encouraging the general public to embark on a month-long sex position challenge earlier this year for couple’s appreciation month — won three prestigious marketing industry awards this week.
Johnnie Walker, the world’s No.1 Scotch Whisky, today opens its first flagship experiential retail store in Madrid. The exciting new space, which promises to become a leading destination for Scotch lovers and whisky novices alike, plays host to a wide variety
Birchbox, the first ever beauty subscription box and largest in the UK, has redefined its online retail process by unveiling a new web design, offering its core ‘casual beauty consumer’ a personalised way to discover, learn about and purchase the
H&M Group’s latest fashion offer, Arket, has officially opened its first store in the West Midlands within the Bullring Estate, Birmingham. Arket’s new 13,000sq ft regional flagship store is located on Bullring’s upper level. Designed by an in house team, the
Arsenal players past and present have come together to launch ArsenalDirect’s Christmas video this year. Under-23s coach Freddie Ljungberg and former left-back Nigel Winterburn join forces to unravel the lights for the tree, before Academy Manager Per Mertesacker provides the finishing
The Bullring Estate, comprising the Bullring, Grand Central, and Link Street, has announced that designer brands, Kurt Geiger, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, are all opening new stores at Bullring, Birmingham’s iconic shopping destination, before Christmas.
Retail IT consultancy and technology firm REPL Group has successfully collaborated with UK-based multi-national retailer Marks & Spencer on a major workforce management proof of concept that is set to transform work scheduling for 80,000 staff. The project delivered a robust
Regulators ban Iceland’s “political” palm oil-related Christmas ad…but retailer launches campaign on YouTube
Retailer Christmas adverts have been the source of much anticipation in the weeks building up to the big day in recent years, with retailers blowing their advertising budgets to ensure their advert becomes the most talked about of the season. For
Fashion retailer Apricot is preparing to open a new store, bringing the total to 14 stores across the country. Supported by the FM Retail software solution, the store will offer the latest trends in womenswear clothing. Womenswear retailer Apricot is
Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, tomorrow launches its debut UK Christmas TV advert turning the spotlight on the real shopkeepers who are the heroes of Britain’s high streets.
Westfield ’10 years in the making’ report explores social-economic impact of its centres in the capital
An independent report, ‘10 Years in the Making – the Socio-Economic Impact of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Centres in London’, reveals for the first time the socio-economic impact of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield destinations. The report was launched to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Westfield
Joint owners of centre:mk, Hermes Investment Management, the £35.3 billion manager, and AustralianSuper, have announced that Virgin Holidays biggest ever store, totaling over 1,700 sq ft, has now officially opened within Milton Keynes’ leading retail destination. The £500,000 flagship ‘v-room’ is
The Lexicon the joint venture partnership between Legal & General and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund, today announced the arrival of three new tenants into Bracknell town centre. Between them, the trio will take 36,000sq ft. Matalan, the British fashion and
John Lewis & Partners has implemented Paragon’s Live Management software to increase the efficiency of its nationwide operation. The retailer will now be able to share real-time delivery information across its store network, allowing each location to better manage the
AS Watson announces digital upgrades including partnership with image editing software company Meitu
As the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, AS Watson Group has strived to be ahead of the market when it comes to service and experience, both in store and online. Alongside the launch of “Watsons Pay” in Taiwan
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced a new four-year partnership with Majestic Wine to become the Official Wine Merchant to England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium.
intu and M&G Real Estate, the joint owners of Manchester Arndale, have announced that designer fashion brand Tessuti will be opening at the centre. Tessuti will join menswear store Scotts, which is relocating to a larger space. Scotts and Tessuti
Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, has won the ‘Best evolution of Company Benefits’ award at the Engagement Excellence Awards, which were presented by Reward Gateway on 9 October at The Roundhouse in London. The award was presented