Find out which retailers are innovating in the on and offline retail space and what they are doing to keep ahead of the curve in this dynamic and highly competitive sector. Read the financials and analysis of the large multiples, the smaller chains to independent retailers, wholesalers and suppliers
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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, 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
Pots & Co, the premium desserts brand, have announced their first inclusion in a supermarket meal deal, with British supermarkets Waitrose and Ocado.
Their Salted Caramel & Chocolate and Raspberry & Vanilla puddings are featured as twin packs in both supermarkets’
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