In today’s world, there has been a shift away from independent merchants and market stalls towards high street brands, leaving many struggling to thrive in a saturated market. Big players spend millions of pounds every year on Christmas marketing campaigns
Following the busiest ever ‘super weekend’ on record last year with 1.2 million shoppers across its flagship London centres, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City are expecting the last weekend before Christmas this year to bring more than a million
As the countdown to Christmas begins, new research has discovered that one in five Brits have knowingly chosen fake goods, with over a third (36%) of those people purchasing more than four in the last 12 months.
A Yorkshire entrepreneur who set up her 100% natural porridge business in Sussex is heading back up North with a new listing with independent retailer, Booths.
As households get ready for the festive season and families begin the annual debate of which desserts to have on Christmas Day, Elmlea is set to whip things up with the launch of two new, 100% plant-based variations of its
Retail is the sector where UK businesses are most likely to feel exposed to a series of threats to business growth in 2020. With the demise of Mothercare, news of Sainsbury’s profits diving 90% and Marks & Spencer reporting
Whole Earth has announced it will be an official supporter of Team GB in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as it aims to boost awareness of the brand’s healthy and wholesome credentials, and drive category growth.
An online price tracking website tracked 18 of the most popular items Britons buy for their Christmas dinner across seven of the major supermarkets to determine which one is cheapest.
A joint venture between Kingsland Drinks and Indian wine producer Soul Tree will result in the very first shipment of bulk wine from India to the UK this month.
AF Blakemore becomes first convenience retailer to join Refill campaign to help reduce plastic waste
AF Blakemore & Son has become the first convenience retailer to join the Refill campaign to help reduce plastic waste.
The UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco will be now be using only biodegradable glitter on their plant and flower ranges.
Aldi is renowned for its innovative, high quality and great value Christmas range, and the supermarket’s 2019 collection brings customers a menu that is sure to get people’s taste buds tingling this festive season.
The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the food and drink sector for 2020.
Change is coming to the world of air travel. In just over three weeks’ time, plastic cutlery, drinking straws, take-away food packaging and polythene bags will start to disappear from cafés, restaurants and shops at
Sales of toy-filled advent calendars are up 5% on 2018 based on sales to 23 November, making the UK market worth £16 million per annum. In the final month in the run up to Christmas, many children – and adults
Household goods retailer PerfectHome has appointed former Co-op executive Rod Bulmer as non-executive director as it completes its transformation from a bricks and mortar to an e-commerce business.
According to research commissioned by Global Payments UK&I, conducted by Censuswide, SMEs anticipate that 2020 will signal a shift in the way payments are made. Pay By Bank, whereby a payment can be made directly from a customer’s bank, is
Our fury (or scaly) friends won’t be missing out on the Christmas joy this year, with three-quarter (75%) of them set to receive their own Christmas present, according to a recent survey with pet owners from Cox and Cox.
The British high street is facing a crisis; the number of empty shops stands at a record high, with a vacancy rate of 10.3% (BRC). Footfall continues to fall as British shoppers shun the high street and shopping centres in
Spring Fair, the number one sourcing destination for home and gift retail, has announced its new theatre line-up for 2020. Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors.
The busy Christmas shopping season is upon us and whilst many enjoy the Yuletide rush and Christmas cheer, others find the increased number of people, sounds and lights overwhelming and stressful.
The Stockholm-based luxury fashion house Acne Studios announces that they have chosen payments tech company Adyen today to deliver a first-class shopping experience for customers in APAC, North America and Europe – including its stores in the UK.
Revolution Beauty has been named within The Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100. For a second year in a row, the brand has been identified in the prestigious yearly league table that ranks Britain’s top 100 companies with the fastest growing
Amazon has announced the UK winners of the Amazon Small Business Awards – a new programme to shine a spotlight on three of the most inspiring small British brands selling on Amazon. Hundreds of UK small businesses were nominated for
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland agrees exclusive partnership with inploi to attract best in class hospitality talent
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) has confirmed an exclusive partnership with inploi – an