AiFi, a technology company developing the most advanced store automation systems in the world, and Żabka, a chain of convenience stores operating more than 5,400 sales points throughout Poland, have announced at the NRF conference - the biggest retail trade
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Lidl is aiming to raise £250,000 for the NSPCC in January by donating 10p from the sale of every pack from its special range of fruit and vegetables for children.
Booths, the family owned Northern food and drink retailer recorded strong Christmas sales with a 3.3% sales increase over the key 3 week trading period to 5th of January, with Christmas profits growing ahead of sales, 4.5% up on 2017.
Today, Shell announced the launch of its new range of food on the go, which has been created with chef Jamie Oliver. From 31 January, over 80 new products will be available at more than 500 of Shell’s service stations
Following today’s release of Matalan figuFollowing today’s release of Matalan figures for Q3 FY2018/19 and the 2018 Christmas trading period, Kate Ormrod, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Matalan has continued its run of
Appear Here, the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, announces the launch of its third Space for Ideas competition. Space for Ideas mission is to discover and launch the next big retail idea, challenging entrepreneurs, emerging brands and young designers
Laura Ashley, an international lifestyle retailer, has selected Oracle Commerce Cloud to support its growing global online business. With Oracle Commerce Cloud, Laura Ashley is able to create seamless, integrated customer experiences across traditional and digital channels and enhance inventory
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has joined forces with Paramount Pictures and global play and entertainment company Hasbro to celebrate the Chinese release of the new TRANSFORMERS movie BUMBLEBEE.
Marionnaud, Europe’s largest perfumery and cosmetics retail chain and part of the A.S. Watson Group, today announces that it has fully enabled acceptance of UnionPay cards in all its 495 stores in France.
Seasalt, the Cornish lifestyle and fashion brand, has had another record year for Christmas trading. For the five weeks ending 5 January 2019, retail sales increased 35% on the previous year, showcasing the continued growth momentum of the business.
Following today’s release of JD Sports figures for the 48 weeks to 5 January 2019, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘JD Sports has reported a healthy set of results for FY2018/19 so
Shop Direct, which operates multi-category digital retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, increased group revenue by 3.7% year-on-year for the seven weeks up to and including 28 December 2018. The group’s performance was driven by 8.8% year-on-year growth at Very, its largest
On Friday, 18 January 2019, the Lush shop on 10 Market Street, Manchester will open its doors again after a renovation into the first plastic packaging-free cosmetics shop in the country.
Ronnie Mitchell, director, Merit Display, reveals how the roof was raised when Klober presented the company with the opportunity to design and build a bespoke retail display solution that would make an impact within builders’ merchants Klober is one of Europe’s leading
Lidl UK experienced a 33% increase in year-on-year (YOY) sales for its premium product range, Deluxe, this Christmas, with customers switching £58m of spend from Waitrose, M&S and the big four, over to the discounter.
Following today’s release of Debenhams figures for the 2018 Christmas period, Sofie Willmott, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Despite heavy discounting across the peak Christmas period Debenhams has reported dismal results this morning
Following today’s release of Waitrose & Partners figures for the 2018 Christmas trading period, Karla Rendle, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments:‘‘While appearing a less then celebratory set of results with near flat l-f-f
Following today’s release of Tesco figures for Q3 FY2018/19 and the 2018 Christmas trading period, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Tesco began its 2019 centenary celebrations with a commendable set of Q3
Following today’s release of Marks & Spencer Q3 figures for FY2018/19, Kate Ormrod, lead analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Given the significant transformation programme underway there is little shock value in a poor set of
Ascot Racecourse and British menswear brand T.M. Lewin have collaborated to produce a bespoke collection of men’s formalwear inspired by its flagship race meeting, Royal Ascot, in a multi-year deal brokered by IMG. Designed specifically for the summer racing season,
Majestic Wine today announces its scheduled Christmas trading update for the 10-week period ending 31 December 2018, reporting an increase in both Group sales and gross margin. Group sales growth accelerated to 6.8% (6.3% on an underlying basis) compared to
Following today’s release of Sainsbury's figures for Q3 FY2018/19, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Sainsbury’s launched its 2019 150th anniversary celebrations with a set of shoddy results this morning, continuing its struggles
PayPoint has introduced a free iOS mobile app for PayPoint One retailers. The app helps retailers connect to their stores from anywhere via PayPoint One – PayPoint’s next generation EPoS platform designed with integrated bill payment, card and parcel services.
This week, major retailers are expected to reveal just how brutal Christmas has been for them in the slew of trading statements. HMV has already become the first casualty in what experts are predicting to be the worst Christmas since
Following today’s release of Morrisons figures for the 2018 Christmas trading period, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘As the first of the Big Four supermarkets to release Christmas results, Morrisons announced marginally