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, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Data-driven marketing drives customer loyalty, Turn and Forbes reveal http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/data-driven-marketing-drives-customer-loyalty-turn-forbes-reveal/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/data-driven-marketing-drives-customer-loyalty-turn-forbes-reveal/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:11 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37088 Today, a report from Turn, the digital hub for advertisers, in conjunction with Forbes Insights reveals 74% of marketers considered ‘leaders’ in data-driven tactics achieve competitive advantage in customer engagement and loyalty, compared to only 24% of marketers with limited or no data-driven strategies. The report, “Data Driven and Digitally Savvy: The Rise of the New Marketing Organization”, is based […]

Data-driven marketing drives customer loyalty, Turn and Forbes reveal

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Consumers unlikely to be loyal to discounters in age of repertoire shopping, suggests IRI senior VP http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/consumers-unlikely-loyal-discounters-age-repertoire-shopping-suggests-iri-senior-vp/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/consumers-unlikely-loyal-discounters-age-repertoire-shopping-suggests-iri-senior-vp/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:07:43 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37086 Paul Hinds, senior vice president of retail at IRI, considers whether consumers will be loyal to discounters in the age of repertoire shopping It has become the norm to shop at Lidl and other discounters but all fashions do come to an end and, as every brand knows, retaining long-term loyalty is easier said than done. […]

Consumers unlikely to be loyal to discounters in age of repertoire shopping, suggests IRI senior VP

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Rakuten Marketing challenges industry status quo for attribution and adds transparency for all http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/rakuten-marketing-challenges-industry-status-quo-attribution-adds-transparency/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/rakuten-marketing-challenges-industry-status-quo-attribution-adds-transparency/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:32:17 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37081 Rakuten Marketing, a global leader in omni-channel marketing and a division of Rakuten, today announced the beta launch of its proprietary omni-channel attribution platform, Cadence Essential. The platform provides marketers with a single, consistent view of performance across all communication channels, providing deeper understanding of specific consumer behaviours and insight into how each channel contributes to conversion. This complete […]

Rakuten Marketing challenges industry status quo for attribution and adds transparency for all

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Robust retail sales growth kicks off the New Year, CBI Distributive Trades Survey finds http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/robust-retail-sales-growth-kicks-off-new-year-cbi-distributive-trades-survey-finds/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/robust-retail-sales-growth-kicks-off-new-year-cbi-distributive-trades-survey-finds/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:25:21 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37079 Retail sales grew strongly in the year to January, slightly exceeding expectations, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 127 firms showed that whilst sales volumes grew at a slower pace than in the previous month – which benefitted from bumper Black Friday sales – the rate of growth remained healthy, and […]

Robust retail sales growth kicks off the New Year, CBI Distributive Trades Survey finds

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Infiniti launches interactive exhibition and walk-in stores at Westfield http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/infiniti-launches-interactive-exhibition-walk-stores-westfield/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/infiniti-launches-interactive-exhibition-walk-stores-westfield/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:04:13 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37075 Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, is opening two stores at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. The new stores are designed as semi-permanent structures to showcase Infiniti cars and offer a range of vehicles for immediate test drives. TMW Unlimited developed the creative concept and is managing the digital and social activation. Throughout 2015, people […]

Infiniti launches interactive exhibition and walk-in stores at Westfield

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Retailers respond to connected consumers with unified commerce platform, Demandware reports http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retailers-respond-connected-consumers-unified-commerce-platform-demandware-reports/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/retailers-respond-connected-consumers-unified-commerce-platform-demandware-reports/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:16:35 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37072 As changing consumer shopping habits increasingly require centralised technologies across traditional point-of-sale, e-commerce, call centre and mobile touch points, many retailers plan to implement a unified commerce platform to consolidate those key elements historically housed in multiple systems. According to a new study ­- conducted by the National Retail Federation, Ecommerce Europe and Ecommerce Foundation […]

Retailers respond to connected consumers with unified commerce platform, Demandware reports

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Innovative baby product secures French supermarket giant, Intermarché http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/innovative-baby-product-secures-french-supermarket-giant-intermarche/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/innovative-baby-product-secures-french-supermarket-giant-intermarche/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:02:18 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37068 Baby bottle brand, Mimijumi, has landed a new deal to stock the product in French supermarket giant, Intermarché. The bottle is available in its 1,750 stores from this month and will help make feeding time easier for new parents. The bottle is shaped like a breast, meaning that young babies can easily switch between breastfeeding […]

Innovative baby product secures French supermarket giant, Intermarché

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UK businesses risk losing customers to rivals due to sluggish online experience, F5 Networks reports http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-businesses-risk-losing-customers-rivals-due-sluggish-online-experience-f5-networks-reports/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-businesses-risk-losing-customers-rivals-due-sluggish-online-experience-f5-networks-reports/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:55:29 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37066 F5 Networks announced today the findings of its latest digital experiences research, conducted amongst UK consumers. It revealed an increasing demand for fast, reliable online and mobile services and the negative impact on brands that fail to deliver this. Over a fifth (22%) of the 2,000 respondents admitted they would switch to a rival brand if […]

UK businesses risk losing customers to rivals due to sluggish online experience, F5 Networks reports

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Central Line Tube eureka moment inspires headphone product on show at Spring Fair http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/central-line-tube-eureka-moment-inspires-headphone-product-show-spring-fair/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/central-line-tube-eureka-moment-inspires-headphone-product-show-spring-fair/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:48:18 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37059 A new concept and brand, which reflects the current trend for personalisation, Qbees will be showcased in front of more than 70,000 retailers at the acclaimed Spring Fair in Birmingham ( 1-5 February 2015). The event features the world’s biggest collection of British-designed products and the latest products from new and popular brands. Jason Palmer is extremely […]

Central Line Tube eureka moment inspires headphone product on show at Spring Fair

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UK women spend £460m a week online, Fastlane International reveals http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-women-spend-460m-week-online-fastlane-international-reveals/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/uk-women-spend-460m-week-online-fastlane-international-reveals/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:42:24 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37056 UK online courier, Fastlane International, reports it enjoyed a successful Christmas as online sales continued to boom, and it reveals much of the rise in e-commerce this year was driven by women shoppers. Even for traditionally male items such as video games, women spent more than men in 2014 – a fact web retailers should keep in […]

UK women spend £460m a week online, Fastlane International reveals

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Paul Nulty Lighting Design illuminates new Chilango restaurant in Camden http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/paul-nulty-lighting-design-illuminates-new-chilango-restaurant-camden/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/paul-nulty-lighting-design-illuminates-new-chilango-restaurant-camden/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:29:03 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37052 Paul Nulty Lighting Design (PNLD) has completed the interior lighting for Chilango’s new Camden restaurant. In response to the brief, PNLD said it has helped drive the burrito brand’s iconic interior design evolution, moving the theme from back street Mexico to a shabby-chic, motel-style aesthetic. Vivid colour, a sense of fun and a sprinkling of […]

Paul Nulty Lighting Design illuminates new Chilango restaurant in Camden

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Mood Media International appoints new marketing director http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/mood-media-international-appoints-new-marketing-director/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/mood-media-international-appoints-new-marketing-director/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:16 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37050 Mood Media International, a subsidiary of Mood Media Corporation, the world’s largest designer of in-store consumer experience solutions, appoints Valentina Candeloro as its new marketing director. Under the direction of Claude Nahon, President of Mood Media International, Candeloro joins the company’s London office. Candeloro was previously global marketing director for Havas Sports & Entertainment in Paris. […]

Mood Media International appoints new marketing director

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Entries open for 26th Spar Omagh Half Marathon http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/entries-open-26th-spar-omagh-half-marathon/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/entries-open-26th-spar-omagh-half-marathon/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:51:10 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37047 The 26th Spar Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was launched this week in Northern Ireland, with organisers hoping for another record breaking year. Over 3,000 runners took to the streets of Omagh last year, to walk or run the 13 mile route and this year’s event on Saturday 28 March, is anticipated to attract […]

Entries open for 26th Spar Omagh Half Marathon

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IKEA Group posts 5.9% rise in total sales to €28.7bn in 2014 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/ikea-group-posts-5-9-rise-total-sales-e28-7bn-2014/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/ikea-group-posts-5-9-rise-total-sales-e28-7bn-2014/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:38:08 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37044 The IKEA Group net income amounted to €3.3bn for the financial year 2014. According to the retailer, market conditions continued to improve with strong performance in China and North America, and an upward trend in Europe. There were 716m visits to the IKEA Group stores and more than 1.5bn visits to IKEA.com. “FY14 was a […]

IKEA Group posts 5.9% rise in total sales to €28.7bn in 2014

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FMCG supplier, Brands Solution, appoints Alex Lund as trading manager http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/fmcg-supplier-brands-solution-appoints-alex-lund-trading-manager/ http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/fmcg-supplier-brands-solution-appoints-alex-lund-trading-manager/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:31:14 +0000 http://www.retailtimes.co.uk/?p=37041 Alex Lund has been appointed as trading manager for Brands Solution, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of branded FMCG products to the retail sector. The appointment is part of Brands Solution’s strategy to broaden its product portfolio as it continues to grow its presence in the UK and international marketplaces. Lund joins the business from […]

FMCG supplier, Brands Solution, appoints Alex Lund as trading manager

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