HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced that it has been selected to help drive IT transformation at the UK’s third-largest grocery retailer, Asda. The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Services
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Premium milkshake brand, Shaken Udder, has launched a brand new Dreamcap range featuring its much-loved Chocolush flavour and all-new Coffee Milkshake, Ooh La Latte. Shaken Udder’s new 330ml Dreamcap cartons are perfect for retail, foodservice and the travel sector as
Merchant Gourmet, the market-leading healthy pulses, grains, seeds and chestnuts brand, has today announced a brand new range of dips will be available in selected supermarkets later this month. The dips demonstrate Merchant Gourmet’s passion for bringing innovation to the
A new Indian ‘grab-and-go’ concept has made its way to the City of London with the recent launch of Pali Kitchen – complete with inspired branding by top international customer experience agency I-AM.
Supermarket Asda has today announced that it will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption from refrigeration by an estimated 17% and slashing CO2 emissions.
By Gary Peeling, MD at Where The Trade Buys There remains plenty of opportunity to succeed when it comes to running a physical store. Visual merchandising has been a major selling process for many years. However, the problems dominating retail in
Local fashion retailers will be celebrating London Fashion Week for more than its design inspiration, after seeing sales on Saturday jump by 68% compared to the previous month, and increase by 24% over the week compared to Fashion Week last year.
Very customers have boosted revenue and customers at Shop Direct in the 52 weeks to 30 June 2018. The Group, which operates digital multi-category stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, said Very revenue increased 9.9% to £1,389.1m, driving total revenue growth
Leading luxury retailer, Harvey Nichols, has launched a series of shoppable video brand collaborations using Smartzer’s award-winning interactive video technology. The shoppable skin is used to deliver a deeper brand experience, engaging customers in an innovative way and driving more
From today, Waitrose & Partners customers can have their food and drink delivered straight to their door within two hours or on the same day for the first time as part of a new trial. The supermarket has teamed up with
Tesco has today launched a new brand, and stores - Jack’s. Part of the Tesco Family, Jack’s is claimed to offer great tasting food that is grown, reared or made in Britain at the lowest possible prices to bring customers
Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a Degree Apprentice Programme which enables students to earn while they learn, get a degree and leave college with virtually no debt. In addition, they are guaranteed a job with the company
Waterstones is set to book savings of up to £750,000 following implementation of a bespoke internet telephony solution by data, networking and communications specialist Pennine
Global reviews and customer insights company Feefo is riding high on a wave of innovation, with companies such as Iceland and The Perfume Shop utilising its artificial intelligence-powered online reviews platform to gain unrivalled customer insight and make smarter business
As a leading perfume and cosmetics manufacturer with 4,000 points of sale in Brazil and a presence in 12 other countries, Grupo Boticário is a global leader in the cosmetics industry delivering some of the most popular beauty products on
Hammerson has announced that US beauty retailer, Morphe Cosmetics, is to open its first store outside of London and second in the UK at the Bullring Estate, Birmingham’s iconic shopping destination comprising Bullring, Grand Central and Link Street. The US
COS, the London-based fashion brand recognised for its modern yet timeless style, is pleased toannounce its online debut in China next month. The brand will launch an online storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall platform, China’s largest business to consumer marketplace for
Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) is delighted to announce the addition of Norfolk-based Flint Vineyard to its producer portfolio. Flint Vineyard was founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Ben and Hannah Witchell, together with Adrian Hipwell. The site was
Instagram is the best place to connect with your friends and interests all in one place – and shopping is an essential, growing part of the Instagram community. In fact, more than 90-million accounts now tap to reveal tags in
Cineplex Digital Media is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Subway Europe (“Subway”) to design, deploy, support and operate a network of digital menu boards at Subway locations across Europe. The digital solution will enable Subway stores
Landsec has announced that JD Sports, the UK’s leading sports-fashion retailer, will double the size of its store at Bluewater shopping centre later this year, in a move that demonstrates consumer confidence in JD Sports as a brand and in
Hotter Shoes improves online customer experience and boosts revenue with Taggstar Social Proof Messaging
Hotter has seen a massive 5% revenue uplift after adding social proof messaging software, Taggstar to its online stores. Messages showing aggregated customer shopping trends were added to its UK website in summer 2017 to deliver a more helpful, supportive
Onecom signs £1.2m deal to provide improved connectivity and telephony for Central England Co-operative
Onecom has signed a new £1.2m deal with Central England Co-operative, one of the largest independent retailers in the UK, to provide internet connectivity and voice call services. The two-year renewal agreement follows Onecom’s initial three-year contract in 2015 to provide
Plastic over pricing – ethical consumer creating new imperatives for retailers to cut waste, says Blue Yonder
Research by technology consultancy ThoughtWorks reports that the key issue for 62 percent of British food shoppers is now reducing packaging to cut plastic waste, higher than the 57 percent whose number one issue was the price of food. This
River Island has signed to open a new full-sized store at The Grafton, Cambridge’s only shopping destination to offer a retail, leisure and F&B mix. The fashion retailer is relocating from its River Island Boutique store within the centre, which