JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has partnered with Japanese chemical manufacturing giant Mitsubishi Chemical to open the largest hydroponic “plant factory” in China. The factory, part of a strategic partnership between the two companies, brings the most cutting edge technology in
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Just Eat, the leading global marketplace for online food delivery, confirmed its place as the go-to food app in the UK, as over 1.5m takeaways were ordered in the last weekend of November, making Black Friday the busiest ever Friday
Leading independent forecourt operator Refuel & Go has been going from strength to strength after embarking on a new retail partnership with Blakemore Trade Partners. Since the company’s eight forecourt sites in London and the home counties relaunched under the SPAR
Ginsters of Cornwall, is taking another bite out of the UK’s growing snack market with an expanded Bitesize range – available in four different sizes. Growing its snacking portfolio from scotch eggs, mini pork pies and cocktail sausages, Ginsters has launched
Today, European tech PR agency, Tyto publishes its second annual Tech 500 Power List, revealing the most influential individuals in the UK tech sector and the Retail Times' editor, Fiona Briggs, has been ranked 261st on the list. The ‘Tech 500’,
PingPong Digital have announced a partnership with luxury fashion house HUGO BOSS, in a strategic effort to make the Hugo Boss high-end fashion attire more accessible to Chinese consumers.
Lidl has today unveiled a new campaign which highlights the retailer’s strongest festive food offering yet.
International jeweller and watch retailer Thomas Sabo chooses Quinyx as its workforce management platform
Quinyx, the market leader in workforce management solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Thomas Sabo, the leading premium-sector jewellery and watch supplier. With a clear focus on nurturing its workforce, Thomas Sabo has chosen to partner with Quinyx
Christmas arrives at Hamleys, Regent Street, with festive offers, seasonal activity and toy exclusives
Christmas has arrived at Hamleys’ iconic toy store on Regent Street, where there is a host of special festive activities and exclusive offers for families and Christmas shoppers to enjoy. Singing elves, a snow machine and festive décor will help
As part of a new campaign to champion women in the outdoors, Blacks Outdoor is hosting an evening to celebrate inspirational women in itsManchester Deansgate store. “This Is My Way” is a campaign which highlights some of the inspiring achievements of
In a world where beauty lovers demand trend-led products at competitive prices, creating a fast beauty movement with regular product launches is imperative in gaining attention in a fast growth and highly competitive beauty industry. With global insight and retail
Hammerson has announced that US beauty retailer, Morphe Cosmetics, has officially opened its first store outside London and second in the UK at the Bullring, Birmingham’s iconic shopping destination. The 3,300sq ft unit is located on the middle level of the
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield launches streetwear rental pop-up, ‘The Drop,’ curated by celebrity stylist Alizé Demange
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, in partnership with celebrity stylist Alizé Demange, is launching the UK’s first streetwear rental pop-up The Drop with all proceeds going to Save the Children’s Big Up Uganda initiative led by Save the Children ambassador Adwoa Aboah and photographer
Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill is bolstering its presence in the north of England with the appointment of experienced retail professional Graham Cairns as regional development manager.
Hamleys has opened its first stores in Japan – large, vibrant, theme park-style outlets — on Friday (30 November) and Saturday (1 December). This makes the world’s oldest toy retailer (founded in London in 1760) one of many British companies looking
Floom, the digital marketplace that connects independent florists with customers across the world, has raised £2m/US $2.5m in a seed funding round led by firstminute capital. The investment will allow the start-up to continue its US expansion and develop its
An online auction of the greatest ever collection of one-off bottles of whisky and rum has raised more than £350,000 for non-profit organisations around the world dedicated to battling the impact of single-use plastic waste. The auction was hosted by online
Leading webchat provider, Yomdel.com, is proud to announce that it’s teamed up with Santa Claus to provide a quicker, cost-effective and more environmentally friendly way for children to deliver their Christmas wish lists this year. Santa will be leaving his elves
Primark has substantially enlarged its intu Merry Hill store by more than 70 per cent, as the retailer extends its flagship store into the former BHS unit. Primark will be the latest major tenant to upsize at intu Merry Hill following
Newmarket sausage producer, Powters, has secured a new listing with Tesco stores throughout East Anglia for its Chefs' Pig sausage meat. Available in 25 Tesco stores during the whole of the Christmas period, Chefs' Pig is the ultimate sausage meat for
Hunter has recorded its biggest ever e-commerce days, achieving £1m in sales on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Despite the help of new and sophisticated technology, the issue of counterfeit goods is still rife. Incopro research shows that over two-thirds (69%) of UK consumers that have been ripped off from buying counterfeits online have bought one to three
Warehouse management specialist, Synergy Logistics, is benefitting from the “Brexit effect” as it posts record sales for 2018. Uncertainty over international trade when Britain leaves the EU has seen retailers stockpiling goods, fuelling an increase in demand for Synergy’s Warehouse Management
M&Co, one of the largest, privately-owned fashion retailers in the UK, has appointed national research agency Explain Market Research to create and manage an online community for the brand to support its plans to enhance customer experience. Explain Market Research, based
When YouTube and Teespring, the platform which allows independent sellers to design and sell their own creations, came together to launch the merch shelf, creators in the US were able to sell merchandise directly below their videos for the first