O2 is partnering with TerraCycle, a global leader in hard-to-recycle waste to roll out recycling boxes to O2 stores across the UK. With over a billion items of PPE distributed across the UK in the early months of the pandemic,
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Superdrug partners with UK psychology clinic in response to people’s mental health concerns over lockdown easing
New research conducted among over 3,000 Superdrug customers reveals that 65% of people are concerned about the further impact on their mental health as social distancing measures and lockdown are eased.
Slerp, the leading direct-to-consumer online ordering solution, has announced the launch of its table ordering service across the UK – allowing on-premise customers to order direct to their table via their phone.
John Lewis has today announced plans to reopen a further ten shops, including shops in Scotland and Wales.
Royal Mail has launched new Inflight delivery options to offer greater convenience and flexibility for receiving customers. This has been the number one ask from our parcels customers.
Sainsbury's has turned itself into a digital first business during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to compete in the current market, according to Ray Gaul, SVP of Retail Insights, Kantar.
The Glass Works – the £180m retail and leisure scheme led by Barnsley Council alongside development manager Queensberry – has announced the signing of a major national retailer.
Enactor’s pilot with Frasers Group paves way for full systems deployment across global retail operations and brands
UK-based software provider Enactor announces today that it has completed a successful pilot with Frasers Group (formerly Sports Direct). The pilot to deploy Enactor’s Point-of-Sale software for Frasers’ clothing brand Jack Wills went live in only six weeks. This was
SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. today announced that, as of the end of June 2020, it recorded global cumulative sales of more than 10,000 units of ‘Whiz,’ the AI-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot developed and provided by SoftBank Robotics Corp. As a result,
Leading decision-making platform vendor Board International has announced that its unified planning and analytics platform has been selected by La Perla Global Management (UK) Ltd as part of the luxury lingerie company’s digital transformation strategy.
Spar wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall & Co., has decorated ten of its double decker Spar trucks with rainbows of hope, in support of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS staff up and down the country.
LloydsPharmacy and Deliveroo have announced a new partnership to deliver a selected range of more than 50 medical essentials from 16 LloydsPharmacy stores across the UK.
Swedish IT company Datema has developed an app that enables consumers to scan their items and pay all through their smartphone. The app named EasyShop, is a next generation mobile self-scanning solution that is aimed at retail stores. Quick, easy
Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that Pets At Home has selected the Aptos ONE platform to power its retail operations and customer engagement strategies. With the adoption of the microservices-based SaaS platform, Pets At
British heritage brand Belstaff is pleased to confirm it will re-open its Glasgow store from Monday, 29 June in line with the Scottish Government’s guidelines. Monday, 29 June in line with the Scottish government’s guidelines. This follows the reopening of
Central England Co-op has shared out £31,000 between 22 good causes to ensure they can continue their vital community work during the Coronavirus outbreak.
SoftOne Technologies S.A., a member of the €2.1bn Euros Olympia Group, has taken another key step in continuing its successful international expansion strategy by entering the UK tetail market with its award-winning integrated retail management system, Soft1 ERP.
Findologic, the leading search and navigation platform, has today announced the launch of Lisa, an AI-based virtual shopping assistant, which uses intent signals and discovery to power improved on-site search to enhance customer experience and drive conversions.
The business to business arm of Majestic Wine has been named Great Value Merchant of the Year at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) - the first time the Majestic Commercial business has claimed this particular accolade.
The group behind well-known brands such as Watches of Switzerland and Mappin & Webb has donated emergency funding of £100,000 and $50,000 to support food banks in the UK and USA through the Covid-19 crisis.
Superdrug has launched a range of fabric face coverings online for £2.99. The face masks will also be available in-store from this week, in line with the reopening of the full Superdrug store estate, with the aim of providing customers
Oliver Bonas has secured £3.5m of additional funding from HSBC UK as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The funding has been accessed to support the high street retailer after all its stores were closed during the
Tharsus, one of the UK’s most advanced robotics companies, today announces that its partnership with Ocado Group, the world’s leading online grocery platform provider, has been extended. The new agreement builds on an existing seven-year relationship and lasts until September
McDonald’s is today announcing plans to introduce electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging points as standard across new UK Drive-Thru restaurants, through a new partnership with InstaVolt. McDonald’s ambition is to create a new nationwide charging network to support increasing demand
After laying out plans in May to double the number of Waitrose.com slots in London with the opening of a second online fulfilment centre, Waitrose has announced a third such site. The new centre will significantly further increase the availability