Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands, retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions and demands for new
Over the four weeks to 29th December 2019, overall sales at Lidl increased 11% compared to the same period in 2018. The discounter was the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket over the Christmas trading period, and had its busiest
Carlsberg UK is embracing the growing popularity of low and alcohol-free beer by launching Carlsberg Nordic in the UK.
Anticipated developments in native advertising, structured data, and voice search could present huge opportunities for e-commerce brands in 2020 and beyond, according to a new trends white paper released today.
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions provides a peek into the future while demonstrating world-class solutions empowering current retail success during NRF 2020, Jan. 12-14 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, booth 3319. With the theme “Moments that Inspire” Toshiba
One in two business leaders admit out-of-date tech is holding their company back, finds ThoughtWorks
British business leaders do not believe their companies are fully up to speed with developing technologies - with only around half (53%) saying they are fully utilising their technology advantage to win business, run efficient systems and attract the best
Paragon Software Systems has enhanced its modular, last-mile fulfilment software with developments that will help retailers to offer more competitive delivery propositions. These updates to Paragon HDX are part of the company’s commitment to helping retailers better compete in the
GAME has today confirmed it intends to close 40 stores throughout the UK. To date 13 sites have had notice served including existing GAME sites in Mansfield, Canterbury, Watford, Glasgow Fort and Leicester. Yesterday, notice was served on a further
The digital marketing campaign has become an essential part of any business. More than ever, consumers turn to the online world to invest in products and services. From customer reviews to online user guides, your digital footprint needs to make
By Hilary Rundle, director at Bis Henderson Recruitment
Kantar, the world’s leading marketing insights and consulting company, today announced two strategically important hires in the UK. These additions to the senior leadership team in the UK will be instrumental in driving Kantar’s ambitious growth agenda. Chris Morley is
Following today’s release of Dunelm Q2 figures for FY2019/20, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Dunelm’s impressive start to FY2019/20 has continued into its second quarter, with the retailer remaining resilient in a
Iceland, the leading British frozen food retailer, has officially signed for a lease of 20 years for its regional distribution centre at Houston Industrial Estate in Livingston.
Stephen Maher, CEO of MBA, has been named as the new chair of the DMA Board, with VerveIQ founder & MD Pipa Unsworth named as deputy chair. The pair are also joined by two newly elected additions to the DMA
Pyramid Computer, a leading manufacturer of self-service kiosks, will be showcasing a selection of innovative in-store retail applications based on its versatile range of polytouch kiosk solutions – Booth # 5860 - at NRF 2020. A number of ISV partners
Consumer spending grows just 1% in December as rise in consumer confidence fails to boost festive spending, Barclaycard reports
Consumer spending reached just 1% year-on-year growth in December, representing a decline åin real terms when accounting for inflation.
GlobalData: Tesco ends 2019 on a high as market leader delivers fifth consecutive Christmas of UK growth
Following today’s release of Tesco Q3 and Christmas figures for FY2019/20, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Dave Lewis’s final Christmas in charge of Tesco has undoubtedly been a merry one (at least,
Moorfield, a leading boutique UK real estate private equity fund manager, today announces that Injoy, one of the UK’s leading children’s activity centre operators, has taken the final unit at Derby Riverlights (“Riverlights”) for its latest £1.7 million play centre.
Brands are advised to expect the unexpected this winter, with wet and windy weather likely to prompt some unconventional shopping sprees. That’s according to new insights released by eBay Advertising, which unveil a cohort of weather-agnostic consumers that advertisers could
New research has found that nearly 30% of employees in retail customer service roles are most likely to look for a new job in January, due to a seasonal slump in engagement and motivation.
Capgemini report: automation provides competitive edge for retailers to bring customers back in store
As automation technology continues to mature, it is becoming increasingly a point of competitive advantage, with consumers responding positively to the improved convenience that it can deliver. However, in order to capitalise on this trend, retailers will need to prioritise
Following today’s release of Marks & Spencer Q3 figures for 2019/20, Kate Ormrod, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Having previously offered hope by reporting an improved clothing & home performance in October, with
Cult vegan chocolate brand Mummy Meagz has crafted an indulgent delight – a vegan chocolate crème egg – to inspire those following a plant-based diet for January, and of course in time for Easter. The Chuckie Egg is the creamy
Commenting on JLP Christmas trading update, Richard Lim, CEO of Retail Economics, said: "These figures confirm that trading is tough and news that the MD is stepping down could signal just how uncomfortable life is getting.
Following today’s release of Boots Q1 figures for FY2019/20, Kate Ormrod, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Disappointing results are a consistent theme in Boots UK’s quarterly trading performance, with no sign of a