EBI.AI, an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in the UK, has announced that Coop Sweden, one of the largest grocery retailers in the country, has successfully started to preview its virtual assistant, Cooper. This marks the first significant milestone since
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John Lewis announces nine further store reopenings including Peter Jones, Cribbs Causeway, Leeds, Liverpool, and York
John Lewis has today (Friday 19 June) announced plans to open nine more shops on Thursday (June 25), following the successful reopening of an initial 13 shops this week.
US fashion retailer Forever 21, has launched a new UK online store to service its loyal British consumers with the full international assortment, an improved site and localised e-commerce experience. The brand is working with cross-border e-commerce solutions provider Global-e,
Leading London bike subscription platform, Buzzbike, has announced a staggering 440% year-on-year increase in bike subscriptions- with the majority of subscriptions coming from those new to cycling.
Dunelm has announced the launch of a brand-new Virtual Shopping service, making shopping from the comfort of your own home more convenient and effortless than ever before.
Top new products: suite of managed tech solutions launched to help retailers ensure safety of customers and workforce from Covid-19
A first-of-its-kind suite of smart tech solutions has been launched to help businesses in the retail industry protect their workforce and customers in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee, has granted the wishes of coffee lovers across the country, announcing 1,100+ of its stores will re-open across the UK by the end of June. A huge milestone in the brand’s re-opening plans,
With bicycle sales soaring across the UK since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, e-bike manufacturer Ampler today reports a year-over-year sales increase of 88% over the first five months of 2020.
As fears over coronavirus fuel a sudden spike in contactless transactions, Rob Crutchington, managing director of Encoded, explores the vital role of IVR or Interactive Voice Response to deliver fast, secure card payments that boost agent performance and customer confidence
Environmental charity Hubbub launches the pilot of Food Connect today. The initiative will use fleets of electric bikes and vans to redistribute surplus food from retailers, helping to tackle increased food insecurity. Recent research from the charity found that nearly
Oak Furnitureland, the UK’s largest retailer of quality solid hardwood furniture, has reached a deal with global investment manager, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP to secure its future.
X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces that Perekrestok.ru online supermarket and X5 subsidiary 5Post, which offers parcel delivery services, have launched a pilot click-and-collect service from grocery lockers in Perekrestok and Pyaterochka stores. This food delivery option
The UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, Majestic Wine, has appointed performance marketing agency, Journey Further to provide strategic performance marketing support to help drive revenue both online and offline.
Today (15 June) John Lewis has started to reopen its shops starting with Kingston and Poole, with a further 11 to open on Thursday (18th June) this week. The openings are part of its plans to take a steady, gradual
Dune London, will open a brand new store in a prime position in Springfields Outlet, the leading retail and leisure destination in the East of England, post-lockdown, after completing a major top-spec shop fit. The scheme has also signed the
Swarovski partners with NHS Charities Together to donate 50% of sales of Sparkling Dance Rainbow Collection
Swarovski has partnered with NHS Charities Together to recognise those who have been keeping the nation safe whilst working on the frontline throughout the crisis.
New data from purchase intelligence platform Cardlytics reveals delivery services like takeaways, meal kits and grocery boxes have seen a huge growth in sales as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The data is based on the purchasing habits of
Buymie, Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery company, commits to growth with €8m total funding
Buymie - Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery company - announces the injection of an extra €5.8 million in new investments into its business, to take its total capital raised this year to over €8 million.
Seven-in 10 independent retailers reopen but concerns remain over pace of high street recovery, American Express reports
Over seven in 10 (72%) independent retailers that closed their doors in March plan to reopen in mid-June (where they are allowed to do so), according to research from American Express.
In preparation for the reopening of shops from tomorrow, the British Retail Consortium along with more than twenty retailers have come together to launch five simple steps to encourage considerate shopping. The retailers are urging the public to play their
Holland & Barrett launches Deliveroo partnership that sees CBD oil, baking ingredients and snail gel delivered in 30 mins
The UK’s leading health and wellness retailer, Holland & Barrett, is joining forces with Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery business, to offer a selected range of its most popular health products on the Deliveroo app and website.
Specsavers celebrates the real-life stories of customers and instore colleagues during lockdown as it announces in its new campaign that its doors are now open again for essential eye tests in England.
Co-op’s £3 face covering range has seen a surge in demand and have quickly become the fastest selling items across its stores, outselling everyday essentials such as milk.
The Fragrance Shop has announced it will be opening 174 stores across the country on Monday 15 June, adhering to strict distancing and safety measures to ensure the safety of staff and consumers.
Central England Co-op has been named number five in a list of the Top 100 co-operatives in the UK.