Vimto has announced a partnership with Salford City Football Club to support Academy 92, the club’s youth development programme. To launch this partnership, Vimto has called on talented youngsters to submit their own trick shots to @RealVimto on Twitter or Vimto
Mastercard has announced that all consumers will be able to identify themselves with biometrics such as fingerprints or facial recognition, when they shop and pay with Mastercard by April next year. In practice it means that banks issuing Mastercard-branded cards will
intu has agreed terms with Primark to expand into a former BHS and extend its intu Merry Hill store by more than 70 per cent as part of the shopping centre’s multi-million-pound transformation. Primark will be the latest major tenant to
JDA Software has unveiled findings of the 2018 Retail Disruptors Survey, prepared by Retail Systems Research (RSR), revealing surprising insights from more than 100 disruptive and non-disruptive retailers surveyed worldwide. “The results of this survey are clear: Disruptors are more willing
One-third (31%) of consumers would eat out more if healthier options were more readily available, according to new research into the out-of-home market unveiled this week by IGD. Interest in healthy eating is on the rise and so is eating
Channie Mize, general manager for retail at Periscope By McKinsey, gives her thoughts on the key trends at NRF’s The Big Show 2018
Christmas shopping has changed significantly in the last few years. Consumers are now choosing to avoid the biting cold and high street crowds, and instead take the bulk of their festive shopping online. Traditional visits to see the Christmas lights,
The UK’s leading multi-site crêperie brand has secured investment from BGF to accelerate its new site rollout. Crêpeaffaire, which operates 10 company owned sites and has a growing franchise in the Middle East, will use the funding to expand across
Kantar Consulting, a specialist sales and marketing consultancy, today released an analysis on the current state of the global FMCG industry and the challenges that a number of companies currently face. The analysis looked to assess the shift away from the
As online plays a bigger part in grocery shopping, Nielsen Brandbank has launched a service to help brands and retailers drive and improve the m-commerce experience by making product images more mobile friendly. The firm’s new Mobile Ready Image Service solves
Stella Artois, AB InBev’s premium beer brand, today announces its renewed campaign in partnership with Water.org, to help give those in the developing world access to clean water. Stella Artois x Water.org calls on retailers and shoppers nationwide to take
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout.
Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest academic and specialist book retailer, has introduced a raft of new technologies - including tablet computers and mobile POS devices - to help improve customer service and reduce queuing times in stores and to improve customer
The market for the sale of prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of 4% in 2017 according to The NPD Group, a global information company. The total prestige beauty market was valued at £3 billion in 2017,
A new examination conducted by the world’s largest online translation agency, One Hour Translation, a company which provides translation services to thousands of global e-commerce companies, shows that e-commerce companies from the English-speaking world chose to expand their reach into
Online retail shows signs of maturing market with tough 2018 ahead, IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index shows
UK online retail sales were up 12.1% on average year-on-year (YoY) in 2017, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Compared to 2016’s YoY average of 15.9%, and just under 2 percentage points lower than
A leading supplier of retail point of sale solutions, Fastrak, has announced the successful roll out of its collaboration with Amelia Knight and a point of sale unit for a new range of George cosmetics, which can now be seen
Christmas retail sales grew 10% year on year at St Pancras International, as the station continued its run as a first-class shopping destination and an enticing alternative to the high street and traditional shopping centres. In its post-Christmas retail figures, measuring
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has announced the opening of its Paris office, as well as the appointment of Florent Courau as managing director for JD.com in France. Based in Paris, Courau will lead JD.com's French operations effective immediately.
Pets Corner, the ethical pet specialist and second largest pet retailer in the UK, is bucking the trend for online shopping, reporting that over 98% of its sales are attributed to its network of 149 stores. As it enters its fiftieth
Holland & Barrett International, Europe's leading health and wellness retailer have today appointed Steve Carson to the newly created position of managing director, reporting into CEO Peter Aldis.
Despite the growing role of big data analytics within retail, over three quarters (76%) of data experts admit that consumers are fundamentally irrational when making purchases. That’s according to new research from Experience Analytics firm Clicktale, which surveyed over 120 data
Snazaroo, the nation’s leading face paint brand, announces the launch of its new Brush Pen range with an easy-to-use twist base - an industry first that makes face painting clean and easy, designed to bring first time buyers into the category.
Checkpoint claims NEO electronics will deliver better detection, wider aisle widths, enhanced connectivity and cost savings
Checkpoint Systems, a leading supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, has announced a radical shake-up of its range of electronic article surveillance (EAS) antennas, with the introduction of a revolutionary new electronics platform. Unveiled at
Patisserie Chef Paul Hurley and his team of great taste innovators at DumDum Donutterie have just launched their new retail concept at intu Lakeside - one of the UK’s major shopping centres. This new takeaway and café offer is the