A major international donation has been received by SOS Children's Villages of India in Bangalore, to help with their ongoing work supporting children and families in the country. The presentation took place at the conclusion of the SPAR International 63th Annual
FMCG suppliers and retailers should be hoping for a successful World Cup tournament for England if they want to experience a consequent retail bounce, according to category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne
Sports car manufacturer, Porsche, has launched an interactive pop-up store at intu Trafford Centre. Open until 4 July, the Porsche Life pop-up store is designed to encourage customers to interact with the brand and explore it through a digital playground.
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business and Recruitment, the call
Foot Locker, the leading global speciality athletic retailer, opens a new store today in the Liverpool ONE shopping complex, a pinnacle expression of the brand in Liverpool. Designed to inspire youth culture and build communities, the two-story space delivers an immersive retail experience, combining
By Gavin Jones, partner and licenced insolvency practitioner Hill Dickinson LLP Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) were introduced by the Insolvency Act 1986. They are a formal insolvency procedure by which a company can make a proposal to creditors to deal with
Most businesses are at risk of trapping their customers in a cycle of repeated recommendations, according to a new report from analytics leader SAS. Nine in 10 (93% businesses are unable to use analytics to accurately predict what individual customers will want in
A retail trends survey commissioned by a leading international brand experience consultancy has revealed that almost three-quarters of UK millennials still prefer stores to online shopping. The 2018 Retail Sector Report – entitled “The Convergence Continuum” and published by London-based I-AM
Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, today announces that the recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store will be the first in its estate to be net zero in its energy usage. Revealed as Kingfisher publishes its annual sustainability report, the net
One of the advantages that online retailers have traditionally had over brick-and-mortar stores is their ability to gather large amount of actionable data — a valuable commodity in the digital era. The rise of online retail has hit high street
Hammerson announces that Khaadi, the international clothing brand, has opened its debut Scottish store at Silverburn, Glasgow.
New research1 released today by the environmental charity Hubbub reveals that 44% of the public are completely unaware that microfibres - the microscopic fibres released into our waterways when we wash our clothes - often end up in our food
The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards, an accreditation scheme which recognises and promotes excellence in independent retail, has announced its shortlist for 2018. Out of 150 entries, 42 independent retail outlets around the UK are
The retail division of Evolution, the international fire and security systems integrator, has come up with a simple way of managing a modern-day scourge – preventing fraud at the self-scanning checkout tills. A new, IP-based self-scan till monitoring system is
30% of outlet loyalty customers are responsible for 70% of loyalty spend, according to new data from Europe's leading provider of CRM and loyalty solutions for retail destinations, Coniq.
Transport for London (TfL) is the best company in the UK to work for if you want a good work/life balance, according to new research from the world’s largest job site Indeed.
Iceland today announces that it will be extending its market-leading trial for the use of reverse vending machines in England, Scotland and Wales as it continues its efforts to end the scourge of plastic pollution.
A strategic plan to connect more closely with customers using social media has resulted in an 85% growth in engagement across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for KitchenAid, the leading countertop appliance brand, since it implemented CX Social, a dedicated social
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to announce a prestigious roster of speakers for the CGF’s 62nd Global Summit, to be hosted 12-15 June 2018in Singapore, and themed “Consumer Centricity in a Data-Driven World”.
Carrs Foods, the Manchester based bakery business, has been ranked at number nine in this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. Carrs Foods achieved an international sales growth
Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) specialist Boostify has launched a new ‘all-in-one’ online customer engagement platform – the first of its kind to hit the retail industry.
Statistics from PwC’s UK Plus Size Clothing Market Review 2017 reveal that the plus size market is worth around £6.6bn in 2017 (of which women and men make up £4.7bn and £1.9bn respectively). In fact, the market has been outperforming
The best new frozen food products in both retail and foodservice were recognised last night (7 June 2018) at the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) Annual Product Awards. Iceland Foods Ltd and KK Fine Foods Plc took home the prestigious Retail
IKEA has announced sustainability commitments as it launches its updated People and Planet Positive strategy at its Democratic Design Days in Älmhult, Sweden. The commitments, which will be achieved by 2030, aim to inspire and enable people to live more sustainably,
High street stores are having a tough time at the moment. Under pressure from on-line retailers, stores are almost permanently discounting prices, and at the same time closing or downscaling operations. This seems to be the new normal, and the high street