Aldi has introduced a number of new measures to encourage effective social distancing, and to
IGD engages with retailers, manufacturers, government and trade associations to help ensure food reaches those most in need
Research and training charity, IGD, has been bringing the food and grocery industry together in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), engaging with retailers, manufacturers, government, trade associations and other key stakeholders, to help ensure food is able to flow through
Following today’s release of Kingfisher FY figures for 2019/20, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Kingfisher’s update on its recent trading indicates that the UK DIY market has so far demonstrated resilience against
Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, will be rolling out the deployment of the new £45 contactless limit across UK retailers from 1 April 2020.
Former director of Afghanistan Strategy and Plans at MOD to host free webinar at 4pm today to help companies get through coronavirus black hole
Chris Paton, a specialist in military wargaming and crisis planning, is hosting a free webinar at 4pm today offering advice for businesses during the coronavirus crisis.
Beaverswood’s floor signals aim to help people stay safe and remain two metres apart in public queues and workplaces
A new range of floor signals will help people to stay safe and remain two metres apart in public queues and workplaces as organisations move quickly to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Today, Lidl announced it will install checkout protection screens across all its stores in Great Britain. The safety measure will see thousands of screens rolled out in stores across the country in order to protect Lidl colleagues and customers.
LabTech, owner of Camden Market, announces series of initiatives to aid emergency services and vulnerable during coronavirus epidemic
LabTech has announced a series of initiatives to aid the emergency services and vulnerable during the coronavirus epidemic. The measures, which are available immediately, include:
The head of health and safety for the London Olympics has called on the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2020 games and to make that announcement immediately. According to Lawrence Waterman OBE, Chairman of the British Safety Council, the
New data from Kantar shows extra demand in supermarkets is largely being driven by people adding a few extra items to baskets and making more trips, rather than shoppers buying large amounts of the same item in one go.
Following the news that clothing retailer H&M is closing 3,441 stores out of 5,062 worldwide and even laying off staff in a bid to cut costs, Andy Barr, retail expert and co-founder of online price tracking website www.alertr.co.uk said: “With
Primark risks losing top spot in UK clothing market due to lack of transactional website, says GlobalData
Following today’s news (Monday 23 March) that Primark is set to lose £650m of net sales per month while its stores are closed, Chloe Collins, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Primark’s
The rise of the convenience store has been the one bright spot in a fairly dismal retail outlook, just over six months ago new forecasts from IGD predicted that the UK convenience market is set to grow by £6.9bn in
Leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA has today announced the start of a COVID-19 supply chain emergency working group, bringing together companies supplying the grocery retail sector to ensure that the industry can “Feed the Nation”.
Jack Wills has announced the immediate closure of a further nine stores, which follows an announcement to close five stores last week.
Website Builder Expert provides visual analysis into importance of consumer reviews for each generation
With nearly 95% of shoppers reading online reviews before making a purchase, the importance for businesses to have a robust and solid review strategy is irrefutable. Website Builder Expert has taken a deep dive into how different generations shop and
The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) will wipe £12.6bn from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales last year.
The Entertainer has announced plans to close its 172 stores across the country putting the welfare of its employees and customers ahead of profits during this difficult Covid-19 pandemic.
Europe’s retailing sector is reeling from the shock of lockdowns across the region to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the impact on the sector’s credit outlook will be uneven, says Scope Ratings.
Adzooma investigate the shift in consumer searches amidst Covid-19 - what people really want to know and what they’re actually purchasing With the spread of the coronavirus, nations are turning to Google to search for their most crucial items new
The Worshipful Company of Marketors, also known as the Marketors’ Company, has elected Lesley Wilson as the new Master for 2020. The Livery Company’s membership is drawn from senior marketing practitioners and marketing services experts, together with recognised marketing academics.
After a successful national trial with over 50 participating retailers, PayPoint is pleased to announce that an EPoS link is now available to PayPoint One Pro retailers who are members of Premier, Family Shopper and Shop Locally.
The Camden Watch Company (www.CamdenWatchCompany.com), an independent British brand based in the heart of Camden founded by wife and husband team Anneke Short and Jerome Robert, is set to make a limited number of its No. 29 Horse Hospital timepiece,
Britvic models impact of Out of Home closures, restricted movement and demand in grocery due to COVID-19
Soft drinks business Britvic has modelled the impact of Out of Home closures, restrictions on movement, and differing potential supply and demand implications for its grocery business due to coronavirus. The company said all elements in its supply chain are
As thousands of employees start working from home, the utilities, communications and broadband company, Glide Group, is providing a practical guide to remote working for businesses, which includes mental health awareness advice for remote workers.