Starbucks’ first UK franchised business partner, 23.5 Degrees, will open its 60th store on 14 December in Sheffield. That’s the tenth new store in just six months.
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Longmartin Properties, a joint venture between Shaftesbury and The Mercers’ Company, kicked off festivities last week by launching The Christmas Treats Bazaar for visitors to St Martin’s Courtyard.
Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies has built an integration to the Oracle Payment Interface (OPI), streamlining the process of handling card payments in the food and beverage sector. Adyen, an existing Gold
Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019: visitor registration opens for Europe’s biggest trade event
Visitor registration for Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 is now officially open. Today’s announcement kicks off the countdown to Europe’s biggest natural and organic trade event, which returns to London ExCeL on 7-8 April.
QUIZ, the omni-channel fast-fashion brand, is pleased to announce that it has relocated its Glasgow Fort store to a bigger unit within the retail park.
IKEA UK has today announced plans to open a new Planning Studio in Bromley, South East London. The announcement follows the launch of IKEA’s first Planning Studio on Tottenham Court Road and forms part of the retailer’s ongoing city centre
Looker, a leading data platform company, has announced that SilkFred – a UK online retail platform – has deployed Looker to enhance its customer-led approach to selecting and managing its network of independent fashion brands.
Swiss food manufacturer Coop has selected NiceLabel, a leading global developer of label design software and label management systems, to help it streamline and improve its labelling processes at its factories and in-store bakeries. This includes the design, management,
Cineworld and Hollywood Bowl are opening at intu Watford’s £180 million extension this week as part of work by owner intu to transform the high street shopping centre into a day and night out destination.
Sodexo Engage has launched its 2018 Brand Loyalty Index looking at how loyal customers really are towards different brands and why. This year, consumers voted M&S Food as their favourite supermarket, with 57% stating they’ve always had a positive experience with
The £8.6bn frozen food category is set for a further boost with the launch of a new promotional campaign to coincide with Christmas. ‘Fresh From the Freezer’ is a digital campaign consisting of a series of six short films highlighting surprising
PayPoint today announces the arrival of Collect+ StoreScan, a brand new, free-to-use app that enables retailers to process parcels quickly and easily, directly from their mobile device. Available on iOS and Android, Collect+ StoreScan means that retailers no longer have to
Lidl UK has announced a partnership with Channel 4 as part of its ‘Make Christmas a Lidl Special’ campaign, with a series of adverts featuring presenter, Katie Piper and comedian, Alex Brooker – both of whom are parents and extreme Christmas enthusiasts.
To bring some fun to the Christmas food shop, supermarket chain Iceland has trialled a new concept – Shopping on Ice. A world first, supermarket aisles in their Stratford branch were transformed to ice. A team of 12 ice rink experts
The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company’s farm in Leckford, Hampshire. The Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners including mushrooms, rapeseed, apples
London-based heritage shirtmaker, Budd,has chosen Redbox Digital– the digital commerce and creative design agency - to implement an omni-channel shopping experience for its customers in the UK, and to support its global expansion plans into the USA and China. The new omni-channel platform
MediaMarktSaturn launches MishiPay’s “Scan, Pay, Leave” mobile self-checkout service in world’s biggest consumer electronics store
Europe’s largest consumer electronics retailer MediaMarktSaturn has announced it is deploying MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution in the world’s biggest electronics store in Hamburg. With SATURN Smartpay, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to simply scan and pay for
Leading fashion streetwear and sportswear retailer, Footasylum, has seen a 28% increase in email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications as a result of working with artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak. Footasylum, which trades from over 65 high street stores across the
Blakemore Retail has been recognised with an award for their innovative disability e-learning module by the leading disability organisation Purple. Blakemore Retail has been praised following the launch and roll out of its e-learning module in response to the UK’s first
Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, has announced that Michael Kors has selected to pilot Aptos ONE, the industry’s leading cloud-native, microservices-based retail platform. Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake
BOSS, the upper premium apparel and accessories brand from the HUGO BOSS Group, will open at intu Watford before Christmas following the opening of the centre’s 400,000sq ft retail and leisure extension. Owner intu has signed up the aspirational retailer for
Clipper Logistics has extended its partnership agreement with leading supermarket retailer, Asda, for both one-man and two-man fulfilment for Asda’s General Merchandise and George product ranges. Clipper is currently responsible for receipt, storage, returns processing and online order fulfilment, with
The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, has introduced a new innovation for Coffee Club members with the launch of Costa Collect – a service allowing customers to pre-order their favourite drink through their Costa Coffee Club loyalty programme app,
Blakemore Retail’s Droitwich Spar store has relaunched with new dailyDeli food-to-go range at a brand new location. The Spar store in Droitwich was launched at the new 1.920sq m site on Blake Avenue on Friday 30 November. Featuring new dailyDeli hot and
Ventrica takes home Silver at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards for its partnership with New Look
Outsourced customer contact centre Ventrica is celebrating after securing a Silver award in the ‘Best Outsourced Partnership - large’ category at the prestigious European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2018 (ECCCSAs). The ceremony was held last Tuesday night at