Retail Times http://www.retailtimes.co.uk Daily retail news, consumer research, analysis & reports. Read about technology innovation, payments, products and people. Retail opinion & industry insight Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:57:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Amazon to sell theatre tickets for London West End shows through Local service and app http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/amazon-to-sell-theatre-tickets-for-london-west-end-shows-through-local-service-and-app/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/amazon-to-sell-theatre-tickets-for-london-west-end-shows-through-local-service-and-app/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:57:53 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38161 Amazon Local today brings the West End to customers, announcing that every ticket to every West End theatre show is now bookable on amazonlocal.co.uk and the Amazon Local App. Amazon Local customers can book tickets for their chosen show seven days a week, reviewing all the available dates and timings before selecting the best seats to suit their […]

Amazon to sell theatre tickets for London West End shows through Local service and app

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Goodlife launches meat-free range for foodservice market http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/goodlife-launches-meat-free-range-for-foodservice-market/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/goodlife-launches-meat-free-range-for-foodservice-market/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:52:41 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38158 Creating inspiring vegetable-based products for over 25 years, Goodlife has launched two new meat-free creations for the foodservice market. This frozen range, which has been specifically created for educational establishments, has been made using only the finest veg ingredients, to offer a unique product, which is full of variety and flavour. Dedicated to quality and taste, Goodlife select only the […]

Goodlife launches meat-free range for foodservice market

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Holland’s Pies teams up with two Lancashire foodies to create chocolate Easter pies http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/hollands-pies-teams-up-with-two-lancashire-foodies-to-create-chocolate-easter-pies/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/hollands-pies-teams-up-with-two-lancashire-foodies-to-create-chocolate-easter-pies/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:48:41 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38155 Holland’s, one of the UK’s best-known producers of pies and pastries, has teamed up with two Lancashire food fanatics to create a series of recipes for the ultimate Easter pies, Holland’s chocolate pies. Working with celebrity chef Tom Bridge, off The Great British Bake Off,and Choc Amor’s Master Chocolatier Paul Williams, from Tarleton, Lancashire, Holland’s has created three […]

Holland’s Pies teams up with two Lancashire foodies to create chocolate Easter pies

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Argos uses predictive live chat technology to help customers get the information they need to shop online http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/argos-uses-predictive-live-chat-technology-to-help-customers-get-the-information-they-need-to-shop-online/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/argos-uses-predictive-live-chat-technology-to-help-customers-get-the-information-they-need-to-shop-online/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:34:57 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38153 Argos is helping online customers make choices about what products are best for them by offering live chat assistance powered by predictive analytics as they shop online. Working in partnership with intuitive customer experience firm [24]7, the approach is driven by [24]7’s Predictive Sales solution which uses sophisticated predictive technology to identify only those customers who could […]

Argos uses predictive live chat technology to help customers get the information they need to shop online

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Blue Yonder and Capgemini launch new M2M/loT platform to automate business processes http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/blue-yonder-and-capgemini-launch-new-m2mlot-platform-to-automate-business-processes/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/blue-yonder-and-capgemini-launch-new-m2mlot-platform-to-automate-business-processes/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:29:21 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38150 Blue Yonder, the leading platform provider of predictive applications in the European market and Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, have intensified their collaboration with respect to the Internet of Things and developed a new Connected Services Platform. This standardized connected services platform provides a unique solution for automated information […]

Blue Yonder and Capgemini launch new M2M/loT platform to automate business processes

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Missguided matures operations following rapid growth http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/missguided-matures-operations-following-rapid-growth/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/missguided-matures-operations-following-rapid-growth/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:18:03 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38147 Fast fashion e-tailer Missguided is maturing its operations in anticipation of further expansion, following over six years of rapid growth, which have seen the business grow from a start-up to one of the UK’s leading women’s online retailers. The business is bolstering operations through a new logistics partnership with Norbert Dentressangle and upsizing its Manchester […]

Missguided matures operations following rapid growth

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UK supermarket property investment ‘re-boots’ after sector turbulence, reports MSCI http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-supermarket-property-investment-re-boots-after-sector-turbulence/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-supermarket-property-investment-re-boots-after-sector-turbulence/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:11:58 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38142 MSCI Inc, a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, released research today which shows that the property investment market which underlies the UK supermarket sector has ‘re-booted’ following the turbulence that affected the big operators last year. Despite the difficulties that the ‘big four’ supermarket operators (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda) experienced in […]

UK supermarket property investment ‘re-boots’ after sector turbulence, reports MSCI

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Online takeaway ordering company, JUST EAT, reveals UK food and restaurant trends http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/online-takeaway-ordering-company-just-eat-reveals-uk-food-and-restaurant-trends/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/online-takeaway-ordering-company-just-eat-reveals-uk-food-and-restaurant-trends/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:53:21 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38138 JUST EAT has announced produced trend data about the food and restaurant industry in the UK. Orders of sushi have seen a phenomenal growth since 2013 on JUST EAT – with the number of orders rising 120% in that time. And mild curries like Korma are more popular than hot curries like Phall – more than […]

Online takeaway ordering company, JUST EAT, reveals UK food and restaurant trends

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AMC Theatres enhances customer experience with Pyramid all-in-one polytouch kiosks http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/amc-theatres-enhances-customer-experience-with-pyramid-all-in-one-polytouch-kiosks/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/amc-theatres-enhances-customer-experience-with-pyramid-all-in-one-polytouch-kiosks/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:34:57 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38133 Leading US cinema chain, AMC Theatres, has rolled out Pyramid’s polytouch all-in-one kiosk systems to enhance guest services and maximise sales revenues. During the deployment considerable effort was put into optimising check-out processes to avoid waiting times at the cash desks whilst integrating multiple sales channels including online, mobile and the theatre itself. As part […]

AMC Theatres enhances customer experience with Pyramid all-in-one polytouch kiosks

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Salvatore Ferragamo extends licensing agreement with Marchon Eyeware on sunglasses range http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/salvatore-ferragamo-extends-licensing-agreement-marchon-eyeware-sunglasses-range/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/salvatore-ferragamo-extends-licensing-agreement-marchon-eyeware-sunglasses-range/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:11:17 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38129 Salvatore Ferragamo, the parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group and one of the leading players in the global luxury industry, has announced that it has agreed a five-year extension to its worldwide licensing agreement for the design, distribution, marketing and sale of Salvatore Ferragamo branded sunglasses and optical frames for men and women with […]

Salvatore Ferragamo extends licensing agreement with Marchon Eyeware on sunglasses range

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Westfield to launch latest fashion campaign: FUTURE FASHION http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/westfield-to-launch-latest-fashion-campaign-future-fashion/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/westfield-to-launch-latest-fashion-campaign-future-fashion/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:53:03 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38125 Westfield has announced its latest spring/summer fashion project entitled Future Fashion, which will present a brand new way of experiencing the season’s trends through technology. Live throughout March and April, the creative heroes three of the season’s most covetable trends – Denim, Floral and Future Modern. The mirror image aesthetic featured in the creative reflects the abstract […]

Westfield to launch latest fashion campaign: FUTURE FASHION

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Doddle launches Android app to replace ‘while you were out’ cards http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/doddle-launches-android-app-to-replace-while-you-were-out-cards/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/doddle-launches-android-app-to-replace-while-you-were-out-cards/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:12:12 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38123 Doddle, the purple network of parcel stores targeting commuters, has released the Android version of its free app as part of its mission to eliminate “while you were out” cards. Doddle is the only service of its kind to accept delivery of shoppers’ online purchases from any retailer or carrier and its free app is […]

Doddle launches Android app to replace ‘while you were out’ cards

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NPD Group releases its first ever complete forecast for the British foodservice market http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/npd-group-releases-its-first-ever-complete-forecast-for-the-british-foodservice-market/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/npd-group-releases-its-first-ever-complete-forecast-for-the-british-foodservice-market/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:01:06 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38121 As British consumers rediscover a sense of confidence about the future, they have started to eat out more. NPD is forecasting that the British foodservice market will grow by 1.1% in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016. The NPD Group says momentum is well underway following the 0.9% growth in out-of-home (OOH) foodservice visits in Britain […]

NPD Group releases its first ever complete forecast for the British foodservice market

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New research suggests out-of-home sector must do more to educate marketers on emerging technology http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/new-research-suggests-out-of-home-sector-must-do-more-to-educate-marketers-on-emerging-technology/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/new-research-suggests-out-of-home-sector-must-do-more-to-educate-marketers-on-emerging-technology/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:50:23 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38118 New research highlights the vital role that the out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry must play in promoting its digital capabilities, as less than a third of marketing professionals said they were aware that the medium offered contactless technology; motion detection; QR and NFC integration or facial recognition technology. This is according to a survey of more […]

New research suggests out-of-home sector must do more to educate marketers on emerging technology

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Frozen food usage can help meet government targets on food security, Cranfield research shows http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/frozen-food-usage-can-help-meet-government-targets-on-food-security-cranfield-research-shows/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/frozen-food-usage-can-help-meet-government-targets-on-food-security-cranfield-research-shows/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:45:31 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=38116 A major new report from sustainability experts at Cranfield University has shown that increasing the production and consumption of frozen food in the UK can play a significant role in delivering the UK government’s 2020 and 2050 food security targets. Researchers at the leading university assessed a range of factors, such as waste reduction, increasing […]

Frozen food usage can help meet government targets on food security, Cranfield research shows

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