One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable. Many retailers are drawn into a potentially damaging position where investments into complex logistics systems designed to compete
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The Farm Retail Association (formerly FARMA) has announced the list of finalists in the annual awards celebrating the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets, Pick Your Own farms and trade suppliers. They are the only awards that
The Co-operative Group, known as the Co-op, a British consumer-owned co-operative with a diverse family of businesses, has embarked on a retail business transformation, working with JDA Software, Inc., to revitalize its category management processes as the first phase of
John Lewis Partnership’s innovation programme JLAB invites tomorrow’s retail entrepreneurs to shape the future of shopping in new challenge
Today, the John Lewis Partnership’s unique retail tech innovation programme - JLAB has launched a challenge to find leading start-ups and established businesses who are creating retail experiences which could shape how we shop in the future.
Parcelforce Worldwide has announced its last posting dates for Christmas 2018. The festive period is the busiest time of the year for the UK express parcel business which begins planning for Christmas as early as April.
London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park is to be the first shopping centre in the UK to offer app-based, store-to-door delivery service Dropit. Coinciding with LDO’s 5th birthday this month and in-keeping with the destination’s reputation for firsts and pioneering initiatives,
The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has appointed James Hurrell as managing director for grocery.
Euro Food Brands has been named by The Sunday Times as ‘One to Watch’ in its annual ‘Top Track 250’ report.
Waitrose & Partners has teamed up with Body Worn Camera experts Edesix to trial its new in-home delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out and put their groceries away. All delivery drivers
Retailer Edward White picked up the prestigious Baldwin Trophy at Blakemore Trade Partners’ SRS Awards Ceremony in recognition of his commitment to developing his business. The trophy is awarded to one retailer every year and celebrates the very best stores in
Winter sports tour operator Erna Low Consultants has invested in the marketing automation platform Force24, as the brand gears up for further growth.
Manhattan Associates Inc will host its EMEA Exchange 2018 conference from October 8-10 at The Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Netherlands. More than 400 retail, manufacturing, wholesale and logistics professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will gather to
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London. The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development,
Leading British dairy brand Lancashire Farm Dairies has once again topped the bill at this year’s summer shows with nine awards, and two very high commendations in the dairy category.
This October, in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Marigold is launching limited edition pink packs of its No.1 best-selling Marigold Extra-Life Kitchen Gloves** (RRP £2.50).
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
Manhattan Associates Inc has announced that it has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Order Management Systems (OMS), Q3 2018 report by Forrester Research. Specifically architected for advanced omni-channel environments, Manhattan Order Management received the highest score in the
Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a Degree Apprentice Programme which enables students to earn while they learn, get a degree and leave college with virtually no debt. In addition, they are guaranteed a job with the company
SAP today announced plans to enhance the SAP Marketing Cloud solution, introducing new “smart” capabilities to help companies focus on the best sales leads and increase customer retention.
Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) is announcing the appointment of a new CFO. Claire Webb is joining from Go Outdoors where she has been managing director since June 2017.
SPAR, the UK’s leading independent convenience store group and partner of British Athletics, today teamed up with Dina Asher-Smith to celebrate one of the amazing individuals supporting community sport in the UK, as part of its People’s Podium campaign.
Parcelforce Worldwide is trialling self-serve kiosks in London Central, Newcastle and Milton Keynes depots. Throughout the trial, customers at these depots can pay for a parcel shipment at the self-serve kiosk, or pay for a parcel shipment online and use a
Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain
HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than
The season’s market leading home and gift show, Autumn Fair, is setting a vision for the future, as it reveals it will undergo a major re-edit and unveil a rebrand for 2019.