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 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:29:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Consumer Goods Forum benchmarks industry’s progress in improving health and wellness http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/consumer-goods-forum-benchmarks-industrys-progress-in-improving-health-and-wellness/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/consumer-goods-forum-benchmarks-industrys-progress-in-improving-health-and-wellness/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:29:49 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37773 The Consumer Goods Forum has published the results of its latest report, which uniquely benchmarks industry progress in improving health and wellness for consumers worldwide. With 38m people dying each year from non-communicable diseases that can result from unhealthy diets, CGF member companies aim to empower consumers to make healthier choices. The report, conducted by Deloitte, highlights […]

Consumer Goods Forum benchmarks industry’s progress in improving health and wellness

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Doff Portland updates pest control range with ultrasonic repellers http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/doff-portland-updates-pest-control-range-with-ultrasonic-repellers/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/doff-portland-updates-pest-control-range-with-ultrasonic-repellers/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:26:06 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37770 Doff Portland – the UK’s leading manufacturer of insecticides, weed killers and garden care products – has updated its pest control range for 2015, by introducing three new SKUs to the category. The company has launched a range of plug-in, ultrasonic repellers for rodents and spiders that are suitable for indoor use. Doff Portland has […]

Doff Portland updates pest control range with ultrasonic repellers

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Purple WiFi appoints Eric Law VP of worldwide sales http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/purple-wifi-appoints-eric-law-vp-of-worldwide-sales/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/purple-wifi-appoints-eric-law-vp-of-worldwide-sales/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:23:13 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37767 Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company, has announced the appointment of a new VP of worldwide sales, Eric Law, who joins Purple WiFi from Cisco Systems. Purple WiFi is expanding globally following a $5m investment announced earlier this year. The investment, led by a group of high net worth individuals in influential positions, was raised […]

Purple WiFi appoints Eric Law VP of worldwide sales

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Black Friday, click and collect and polarisation, define Christmas 2014, Boxwood report shows http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/black-friday-click-and-collect-and-polarisation-define-christmas-2014-boxwood-report-shows/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/black-friday-click-and-collect-and-polarisation-define-christmas-2014-boxwood-report-shows/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:13:50 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37753 Boxwood’s Christmas Trading Report reveals the 2014 Christmas trading period proved to be even more challenging than usual for many retailers. An unseasonably mild autumn together with the chaotic scenes we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday left many retailers perplexed on how to effectively manage the holiday trading period. In particular, Christmas 2014 […]

Black Friday, click and collect and polarisation, define Christmas 2014, Boxwood report shows

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Trace One and SGS launch SGS Supply Chain powered by T Transparency http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/trace-one-and-sgs-launch-sgs-supply-chain-powered-by-t-transparency/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/trace-one-and-sgs-launch-sgs-supply-chain-powered-by-t-transparency/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:58:17 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37747 Trace One, a global leader in private label product lifecycle management (PLM) solutionsand transparency software for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, today unveiled SGS Supply Chain Solution powered by T Transparency. The integrated platform will provide brand owners, manufacturers and suppliers with complete, farm-to-fork visibility throughout the entire supply […]

Trace One and SGS launch SGS Supply Chain powered by T Transparency

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57% of consumers are happy to share personal information with brands they trust, Teradata and Celebrus reveal http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/57-of-consumers-are-happy-to-share-personal-information-with-brands-they-trust-teradata-and-celebrus-reveal/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/57-of-consumers-are-happy-to-share-personal-information-with-brands-they-trust-teradata-and-celebrus-reveal/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:38:26 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37745 Teradata Corp, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and Celebrus Technologies, provider of tagging-free digital big data software, have announced the results of their recent joint market research project around personalisation and data privacy amongst consumers in both the UK and Germany. The research reveals that 63% of consumers across every age group like to receive individualised communications. […]

57% of consumers are happy to share personal information with brands they trust, Teradata and Celebrus reveal

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Russia’s economic downturn negatively impacts country’s foodservice industry, reports NPD http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/russias-economic-downturn-negatively-impacts-countrys-once-burgeoning-foodservice-industry-reports-npd/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/russias-economic-downturn-negatively-impacts-countrys-once-burgeoning-foodservice-industry-reports-npd/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:01:49 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37741 Last year began as a promising 12 months for the still young Russian foodservice industry with traffic growth strong, but ended with visits down as the country’s economy saw a sharp downturn in the latter part of 2014, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Visits to restaurants and other foodservice outlets declined […]

Russia’s economic downturn negatively impacts country’s foodservice industry, reports NPD

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Rieves Lotteries launches scratchcard campaign in Poundland to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/rieves-lotteries-launches-scratchcard-campaign-in-poundland-to-raise-money-for-breast-cancer-campaign/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/rieves-lotteries-launches-scratchcard-campaign-in-poundland-to-raise-money-for-breast-cancer-campaign/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:42:08 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37750 Rieves Lotteries, a leading UK retail charity scratchcard specialist, is today delighted to announce a new partnership with Poundland, which is looking to raise £150,000 for breast cancer research charity Breast Cancer Campaign over the next few months. The Rieves Lotteries scratchcards which donate to this cause will be available in Poundland from March onwards. Steve […]

Rieves Lotteries launches scratchcard campaign in Poundland to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign

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Huntapac Produce named Vegetable Grower of the Year at the UK Grower Awards 2015 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/huntapac-produce-named-vegetable-grower-year-uk-grower-awards-2015/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/huntapac-produce-named-vegetable-grower-year-uk-grower-awards-2015/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:33:25 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37731 Lancashire-based Huntapac Produce is celebrating after being named Vegetable Grower of the Year at a national awards ceremony, in recognition of its continued service excellence and approach to innovation and sustainability. The Tarleton company, which produces 2,500 acres of root crops and 500 acres of salads and brassicas each year, picked up the prestigious title at […]

Huntapac Produce named Vegetable Grower of the Year at the UK Grower Awards 2015

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Retailers lose 20% of sales to competitors as consumers buy online from rivals while in their stores http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retailers-lose-20-sales-competitors-consumers-buy-online-rivals-stores/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retailers-lose-20-sales-competitors-consumers-buy-online-rivals-stores/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:24:40 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37728 The critical importance of retailers investing in a well-integrated omni-channel sales experience has been demonstrated by new research from Epson Europe, looking at consumer trends in the EU5 markets (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). Almost one in five European customers admit that they often purchase a product online from one retailer while looking at […]

Retailers lose 20% of sales to competitors as consumers buy online from rivals while in their stores

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ACE Retail Resilience Programme wins funding for national roll-out http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/ace-retail-resilience-programme-wins-funding-for-national-roll-out/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/ace-retail-resilience-programme-wins-funding-for-national-roll-out/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:08:20 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37725 Museums and galleries across England are actively being encouraged to adopt a more business-like approach and think commercially through a new retail training programme which launches next month. The Association for Culture Enterprises (ACE) Retail Resilience Programme is an integrated commercial development programme and peer-to-peer support network. It is designed to encourage best practice in income generation […]

ACE Retail Resilience Programme wins funding for national roll-out

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Spar International expands in Indonesia with three stores in Jakarta http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/spar-international-expands-in-indonesia-with-three-stores-in-jakarta/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/spar-international-expands-in-indonesia-with-three-stores-in-jakarta/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:05:07 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37722 Leading international retail brand Spar has officially launched in Indonesia today with the opening of three stores in Jakarta – marking a significant milestone in the partnership between Spar International and PT. Ramayana Lestari Sentosa Tbk. The partnership marked the official openings by confirming plans to open 15 stores in Indonesia by the end of the year, […]

Spar International expands in Indonesia with three stores in Jakarta

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Shop prices deflationary for 22nd consecutive month, BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index shows http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/shop-prices-deflationary-for-22nd-consecutive-month-brc-nielsen-shop-price-index-shows/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/shop-prices-deflationary-for-22nd-consecutive-month-brc-nielsen-shop-price-index-shows/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:01:29 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37705 Overall shop prices reported deflation for the 22nd consecutive month, accelerating to 1.7% in February, after reporting deflation of 1.3% in January, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. Food reported annual deflation of 0.4% in February from a 0.5% fall in January. On a 12-month average basis the Shop Price Index reported deflation of […]

Shop prices deflationary for 22nd consecutive month, BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index shows

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72% of German consumers receptive to mobile point of sale activity, new research reveals http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/72-of-german-consumers-receptive-to-mobile-point-of-sale-activity-new-research-reveals/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/72-of-german-consumers-receptive-to-mobile-point-of-sale-activity-new-research-reveals/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:55:37 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37720 Almost three quarters of German consumers would like to use their smartphones during the instore shopping process, or are already doing so, according to a new study. 72% of 7,000 people surveyed said they were open to retailers communicating with them via mobile, and wished to make use of point of sale technology to help […]

72% of German consumers receptive to mobile point of sale activity, new research reveals

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One Stop secures 200th Post Office with opening of latest franchise store in north east http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/one-stop-secures-200th-post-office-with-opening-of-latest-franchise-store-in-north-east/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/one-stop-secures-200th-post-office-with-opening-of-latest-franchise-store-in-north-east/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:41:36 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37715 One Stop Stores is celebrating the opening of its 200th Post Office, following the launch of its latest franchise store in north east England. One Stop already has 180 Post Offices within its company-owned estate and Saturday 28 February marked the official opening of its 20th Post Office within the fully refitted franchise estate. The […]

One Stop secures 200th Post Office with opening of latest franchise store in north east

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