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 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:29:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dreams to release cover of Take That’s Everything Changes as single following TV advert http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/dreams-to-release-cover-of-take-thats-everything-changes-as-single-following-tv-advert/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/dreams-to-release-cover-of-take-thats-everything-changes-as-single-following-tv-advert/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:29:27 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40415 Following the success of their latest TV advert, Dreams, the UK’s leading bed specialist, has announced plans to conquer the UK singles charts with the release of their debut track, a cover version of “Everything Changes” by Take That. The TV advert, which follows a young couple through the first few years of their relationship as […]

Dreams to release cover of Take That’s Everything Changes as single following TV advert

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Chang beer maker’s thirst for growth satisfied with Manhattan supply chain commerce solutions http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/chang-beer-makers-thirst-growth-satisfied-manhattan-supply-chain-commerce-solutions/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/chang-beer-makers-thirst-growth-satisfied-manhattan-supply-chain-commerce-solutions/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:24:41 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40412 ThaiBev, one of Asia’s largest beverage producers and the company behind the world-famous Chang beer brand has completed a multi-site implementation of Manhattan Associates, Inc., (NASDAQ: MANH) Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to support its global distribution operation. The project was successfully delivered by a joint team from Manhattan, ThaiBev’s distributor arm Thai Beverage Logistics, and Thailand’s Leading IT infrastructure and managed services […]

Chang beer maker’s thirst for growth satisfied with Manhattan supply chain commerce solutions

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MasterCard Start Path launches globally to build the future of commerce with startups http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/mastercard-start-path-launches-globally-to-build-the-future-of-commerce-with-startups/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/mastercard-start-path-launches-globally-to-build-the-future-of-commerce-with-startups/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:21:03 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40410 MasterCard has today announced the launch of Start Path Global – a six-month partnership programme for startups that extends Start Path’s existing footprint in Europe to countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The programme builds on Start Path’s efforts over the past 18 months having provided a variety of operational support, […]

MasterCard Start Path launches globally to build the future of commerce with startups

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Pimm’s continues to reign supreme as favourite summer alcohol brand, Instantly research finds http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/pimms-continues-to-reign-supreme-as-favourite-summer-alcohol-brand-instantly-research-finds/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/pimms-continues-to-reign-supreme-as-favourite-summer-alcohol-brand-instantly-research-finds/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:18:15 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40408 Over a third (37%) of consumers named Pimm’s as the beverage they are most likely to drink during the summer months, according to research conducted by Instantly, the largest provider of audiences and insights tools. The same study also found that over a quarter (29%) of respondents name the cider brand, Kopparberg, as their preferred summer […]

Pimm’s continues to reign supreme as favourite summer alcohol brand, Instantly research finds

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Homecare manufacturer, Minky, to re-brand range and launch marketing campaign http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/homecare-manufacturer-minky-re-brand-range-launch-marketing-campaign/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/homecare-manufacturer-minky-re-brand-range-launch-marketing-campaign/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:15:49 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40403 The UK’s leading homecare manufacturer, Minky, has announced it is re-branding its range of branded homewares this autumn supported by a nationwide marketing campaign. The new branding is clean and modern with a sense of quality that stretches across all product categories, whilst representing the brand’s key messages, Minky reports. Minky, the Lancashire based homecare brand, […]

Homecare manufacturer, Minky, to re-brand range and launch marketing campaign

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The battle for supermarket customers will be won on brands and not price, says Millward Brown http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/the-battle-for-supermarket-customers-will-be-won-on-brands-and-not-price-says-millward-brown/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/the-battle-for-supermarket-customers-will-be-won-on-brands-and-not-price-says-millward-brown/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:56:04 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40401 The brand value of discounter retailers has soared as traditional retailers have struggled. Alison Casey, senior client director for retail at Millward Brown, explains why this is critical In the 2015 BrandZ Top100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking, discounters showed that they are capable of winning the loyalty as well as purses of shoppers. The […]

The battle for supermarket customers will be won on brands and not price, says Millward Brown

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Retail sector adds £650m to mum-economy, eBay reports http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retail-sector-adds-650m-to-mum-economy-ebay-reports/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retail-sector-adds-650m-to-mum-economy-ebay-reports/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:55:00 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40398 British mumpreneurs are an increasingly powerful economic group, adding billions to the UK economy and supporting thousands of jobs, new research from online marketplace eBay reveals. Businesses set up and run by mums as sole-proprietors are flourishing, generating £7.2bn for the UK economy in 2014, and supporting 204,600 jobs last year alone. The retail sector […]

Retail sector adds £650m to mum-economy, eBay reports

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Non-food wholesale supplier, Stax Trade Centres, announces key appointments for Glasgow branch http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/non-food-wholesale-supplier-stax-trade-centres-announces-key-appointments-glasgow-branch/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/non-food-wholesale-supplier-stax-trade-centres-announces-key-appointments-glasgow-branch/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:47:43 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40395 The UK’s largest non-food wholesale supplier for the home improvement sector – Stax Trade Centres – has announced three key appointments at its new Glasgow branch, which opens in September. The second Scottish store will be managed by Steven Brady, a manager with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. Steven helped to ensure […]

Non-food wholesale supplier, Stax Trade Centres, announces key appointments for Glasgow branch

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Farrow & Ball undergoes wireless makeover with Aerohive http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/farrow-ball-undergoes-wireless-makeover-with-aerohive/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/farrow-ball-undergoes-wireless-makeover-with-aerohive/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:27:35 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40391 Aerohive Networks has announced that Farrow & Ball, the UK-based premium paint and wallpaper manufacturer, has selected Aerohive’s Wi-Fi solution to underpin Farrow & Ball’s growing mobile workforce, in a move to improve its overall customer experience.     With over 54 sites worldwide, Farrow & Ball has started to implement Aerohive’s cloud-based, controller-less solution at […]

Farrow & Ball undergoes wireless makeover with Aerohive

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Eurospar sets its sights on 50th store as it marks 15 years in Northern Ireland http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/eurospar-sets-its-sights-on-50th-store-as-it-marks-15-years-in-northern-ireland/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/eurospar-sets-its-sights-on-50th-store-as-it-marks-15-years-in-northern-ireland/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:23:43 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40388  Eurospar which is marking 15 years in Northern Ireland this month, has seen rapid expansion in the last 12 months with the opening of nine new stores. And the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the franchise for the community supermarket brand in Northern Ireland, has announced that another eight Eurospar stores are planned to open […]

Eurospar sets its sights on 50th store as it marks 15 years in Northern Ireland

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Dr. Martens selects Sailthru’s personalisation technology http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/dr-martens-selects-sailthrus-personalisation-technology/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/dr-martens-selects-sailthrus-personalisation-technology/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:54:59 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40386 Dr. Martens, the iconic British footwear brand, has entered into a three-year partnership with Sailthru, the leader in driving customer lifetime value through personalisation, to transform the customer experience as part of its total direct to consumer focus. The company is currently focusing on expanding and improving its approach to ecommerce. Dr. Martens – most famous […]

Dr. Martens selects Sailthru’s personalisation technology

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ExaClair signs new deal with WHSmith Travel Stores http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/exaclair-signs-new-deal-with-whsmith-travel-stores/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/exaclair-signs-new-deal-with-whsmith-travel-stores/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:51:56 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40383 ExaClair, the UK supplier of brands that include Rhodia, Europa, Guildhall and Clairefontaine has signed a new contract with WHSmith Travel that ensures premium space for its Rhodia and Europa brands. Some 80 WHSmith Travel stores, located in train stations and airports, will now feature new one metre wide bays of Rhodia notebooks in larger […]

ExaClair signs new deal with WHSmith Travel Stores

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Petit Bateau selects RichRelevance to personalise the customer experience in five countries http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/petit-bateau-selects-richrelevance-to-personalise-the-customer-experience-in-five-countries/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/petit-bateau-selects-richrelevance-to-personalise-the-customer-experience-in-five-countries/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:47:33 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40381 RichRelevance, a leader in omnichannel customisation, has been selected by Petit Bateau to provide a superior customer experience across its online properties in five countries: France, UK, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Online visitors in these countries engage with personalised recommendations on the home, category, search results, item, add-to-cart and cart pages on Petit Bateau. Personalisation […]

Petit Bateau selects RichRelevance to personalise the customer experience in five countries

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The Work Perk partners with Mondelez and Global Functional Drinks on sampling campaigns http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/work-perk-partners-mondelez-global-functional-drinks-sampling-campaigns/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/work-perk-partners-mondelez-global-functional-drinks-sampling-campaigns/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:44:16 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40377 The Work Perk has confirmed two new sampling campaigns with global snack and beverage conglomerate, Mondelez International, as well as with Swiss drinks company Global Functional Drinks. The Work Perk has been briefed by Mondelez to distribute a huge 215,000 samples of its new delicious belVita Soft Bakes across the UK, targeting 25-35 year olds in the […]

The Work Perk partners with Mondelez and Global Functional Drinks on sampling campaigns

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Nearly half of mums say the outfit they wear on the school run is important, CollectPlus reports http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/nearly-half-of-mums-say-the-outfit-they-wear-on-the-school-run-is-important-collectplus-reports/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/nearly-half-of-mums-say-the-outfit-they-wear-on-the-school-run-is-important-collectplus-reports/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:35:11 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=40375 The first day back at school is fast becoming a key date in the fashion calendar as mums turn the school playground into a catwalk. Research released today by CollectPlus reveals that almost half (46%) of UK mums say that the outfit they wear for the school run is important. The average mum admits to […]

Nearly half of mums say the outfit they wear on the school run is important, CollectPlus reports

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