Protective Perspex screens at consultation points, designated team members for shoppers, fewer selling zones, and reduced numbers allowed into stores, but customers will be permitted to try on jewellery confirms a leading jewellery retailer preparing to reopen 58 of its
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A new Covent Garden Community Centre (CGCC) Food Bank initiative has been launched, in collaboration with the Felix Project and Camden Council, to support vulnerable adults and families in the local area due to the effects of coronavirus.
Food industry figures across the United Kingdom have published a ‘path to recovery’ for the industry post-Covid 19. The proposals, endorsed by over 30 UK food and drink organisations, outline steps Government and industry can take to future proof the
Online electricals retailer, AO has opened a new distribution warehouse in Crewe, its third in the town, to make sure its growing number of customers get what they need when they need it.
A regional co-operative has become one of the first convenience store chains to be accredited as a full member of a British regulatory body.
Libiamo Wines, the British brand known for its selection of high quality, award-winning Italian wines, has launched its new online store with the support of next-generation e-commerce platform specialist Kooomo. The new site features a greatly improved customer experience (CX)
Customer loyalty expert The Loyalty People has announced it has been commissioned to work with Molton Brown on a strategic review of the company’s data and customer insights.
Industry leaders working on large heat pump projects across the economy today launch the “Pump it Up” campaign to call for a U-turn on government plans for clean heat.
Following news that the UK arm of Victoria’s Secrets has fallen into administration, Sofie Willmott, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, offers her view on this news: “Victoria’s Secrets’ 25 UK stores are at risk in yet another blow to retail
By Imogen Wethered, CEO and co-founder, Qudini With non-essential retail stores set to reopen from June 15, retailers are busy planning and preparing for how they can effectively ensure the safety of their customers and employees in-store. In the coming
Coop Estonia, Selver and Prisma are some of the first grocers in the world to deploy the robotic grocery pickup solution Cleveron 501 to hand over its online orders without human-to-human contact. The stand-alone units are installed in parking lots
Ahead of World Environment Day on Friday 5 June, by revamping its own label packaging range, leading convenience store group Spar has removed nearly 300 tonnes of virgin plastic from fifty-three (53) own label products, prevented over 100 tonnes of
While most of the nation’s workforce has been compelled to work from home or pause working altogether, it’s now time for the working world to get back on its feet. Kärcher, renowned German manufacturer of professional cleaning products, is
The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the
As frontline workers feel the pain of prolonged personal protective equipment (PPE) while working tirelessly through the pandemic, nurses have reported skin damage and bruises after wearing PPE during long shifts.
Co-op offers free water and bike repair kits for those heading back to work on their bike or on foot
Central England Co-op is opening its stores up to workers who will be looking to walk or cycle to work as the Coronavirus lockdown starts to ease.
UK independent parcel carrier Yodel and recipe box company Gousto have extended their partnership in a bid to meet the new demand for home food deliveries. The new agreement will see Yodel distribute at least three million recipe boxes per
Mastercard launches online search tool that allows people to search which shops and businesses are open locally
Mastercard (MA) today introduces www.ShopOpenings.com, a new online search tool that confirms which shops and businesses are open for customers to visit as the nation gradually reopens over the coming weeks, in line with Government guidance. Built in partnership with
With the fear that many small restaurant and retail businesses won’t survive the pandemic, leading independent retail and restaurant business Eat17 has found an innovative way to stave off any change to its future landscape.
Quick thinking by the team at Popcorn Shed has seen an incredible increase in business since lockdown, with B2C sales up 250% since March, and according to Stackline’s Top 100 Fastest Growing & Declining Categories in E-commerce Popcorn is one
The Dune Group, one of the most influential global players in fashion footwear and accessories today announced an international partnership with leading global payments provider Klarna.
Independents’ Day UK 2020 campaign launches, shoppers urged to ‘Pledge a Pound’ to small shops in their communities
Independents’ Day UK - the campaign that exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK all year round, with an emphasis on driving footfall to small shops on 4 July each year - has launched its 2020 initiative.
Following the easing of government restrictions, Capital & Regional will be allowing all retailers who had previously been prevented from trading to reopen from 15 June across its portfolio of seven UK community shopping centres, with the exception of leisure
Manchester based Technology firm Venditan has worked with luxury boot brand Le Chameau to launch four new direct to consumer websites across Europe and North America.
Headless e-commerce specialist emporix has won the contract to provide its e-grocery software to UK based Hungrily following a transformation of its business from delivering home-cooked food to local groceries when the Coronavirus crisis hit in March.