Spar, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, is delighted to launch the brand in Belarus, partnering with Almi Group, whose subsidiary Unifood CJSC will operate the Spar brand in the market. Almi Group employs 5,000 people, serves over 140,000
Rushden Lakes has welcomed House of Fraser, the destination’s department store anchor, and Two Seasons, the board sports and snow wear retailer which was founded into Northamptonshire. House of Fraser Rushden Lakes is the brand’s first full bricks and mortar store
With the August Bank Holiday just gone, signalling the end of summer vacation and parents have just a few weeks to fit in those final back to school purchases. It’s likely your children will have been kitted out with shiny new
Hammerson is pleased to announce that luxury British perfume house, Penhaligon’s, is to open its first store in Leeds at Victoria this autumn. The new 115sq m store will be located in Victoria Quarter, the Grade II listed arcades which form
Total station retail sales at London Paddington have soared by 40% between April and June 2017 following a multimillion pound regeneration project delivered by Network Rail. The station’s £13m Paddington Lawn upgrade began in July 2015 and includes 16 new-and-improved retail
Mentos, the world’s number 2 candy brand, is launching its most exciting product yet. The chewy candies are donning a fresh look for three months as a limited edition product. Each sweet will be printed with a quirky icon and
NewRiver REIT has announced Patisserie Valerie as the first letting for its restaurant quarter at its shopping centre in Worthing. The leading continental café brand will be taking a 1,850sq ft bespoke “pod” unit on a 15-year lease, with work due
Crussh is to launch a Fit Food & Juice Bar concession within one of the UK’s largest Holland & Barrett health food stores, located on London’s Oxford Street. The vegetarian bar will be providing a range of ‘fit food’, freshly made
Renowned handcrafted burger and fries company Five Guys is set to bring its unique brand of burgers to Cheltenham’s High Street, taking a new lease at The Brewery Quarter as part of its continuing success story.
The British economy is benefitting from Brits' lack of will power when it comes to piling up their baskets and straying from their shopping list, new research reveals. From adding to their wardrobe to filling up their fridge, the average person
With retail increasingly becoming a data-driven business, Paul Milner, marketing director of Displaydata, explains why Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs) are becoming familiar features on grocers’ shelves as they look to price in more strategic, agile and profitable ways
FINLANDIA vodka is launching a global 360º campaign, created by Wieden+Kennedy London, to promote its Flavours range.
Berry Bros. & Rudd continues literary lunches with Ian Rankin, William Sitwell, Fred Goodwin and Iain Martin
Berry Bros. & Rudd is delighted to announce the continuation of its literary lunch series. Following the success of last year’s events with author of the popular ‘No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency’ series, Alexander McCall Smith, political Journalist and Editor Iain
Richard Pennycook, the former CEO of the Co-operative Group, has stepped up calls for industry leaders to focus on winning trust, speaking in a new British Retail Consortium podcast.
Barclaycard today announces it is piloting ‘Contactless Cones’ – a refreshing solution to reduce long queues at ice-cream vans. The self-serve ice-cream van pilot will dramatically reduce the average wait time of almost eight minutes by introducing contactless technology to
Supermarkets are lacking imagination when presenting products to customers online, according to new research. Imaging and workflow specialist SpinMe studied how 20 of the UK's best-selling brands are displayed on the websites of Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Amazon Pantry, Iceland, Morrisons, ASDA and Ocado. The survey revealed
New restaurant concept, Flavour Bastard, has opened its debut restaurant in the former Arbutus site, which leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, sold to the brand last yearFounded by restaurateur, Vic Singh, and executive chef, Pratap Chahal, the
Boots UK has partnered with IRI to develop and operate a range of world-class customer insight tools for its product brands.
Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging firms, has acquired the Russian corrugated packaging company, Soyuz, reinforcing its position in the region. Soyuz, based in Moscow, produces corrugated packaging for a range of sectors and has approximately 300 employees. Smurfit
A staggering £184 million worth of items were stolen from businesses across the UK in the space of three years, new research has revealed. The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by self storage company Space Station, reveals there
Within the four walls of most major retailers, customer feedback is predominantly categorised as ‘complaints’. As customers, we sometimes fall into the same trap in our own communications, because it is the vernacular used. But it isn’t only complaints. It is feedback, which includes the
Britain’s gin attraction reveals potential for category growth to meet shopper demand, says Bridgethorne
With UK gin sales having topped £1 billion and the spirit restored as a staple item in the Office of National Statistics’ Consumer Price Inflation Basket of Goods after a 13-year absence confirmed, there are signs that new product development that
Eastern European and Portuguese wines winning as Brits look to beat Brexit price-hikes, Majestic reports
The battle to beat creeping Brexit wine price hikes is seeing a rise in sales of great value wines from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia with a 400% sales increase at Majestic - the UK’s largest wine retailer - since
Lingerie retailer, Bravissimo, has underpinned its international omni-channel capabilities and enhanced customer experience with a new e-commerce platform in conjunction with Black Pepper Software, a leading agile software development provider. Founded as a mail order company in 1995 by entrepreneur, Sarah
As university students old and new prepare to get to grips with the start of the academic year, Amazon is making the journey to further education easier and more affordable by offering students a six-month trial of Prime Student. As part