Spar UK is offering six young people the opportunity to travel the world and report back on Spar in countries all over the world – 14 countries in four continents in four months – via social media. The See the World with
New research from Mintel finds the number of global Easter egg new product launches has risen 45% over the past year. Latest research from Mintel finds a quarter (25%) of all global chocolate launches in 2011 were for chocolate products with
Designed to make life easier for convenience and supermarket retailers, DCI Refrigeration claims its range of all-in-one packaged refrigeration units are not only quick to install but also address key issues for retailers such as planning restrictions, noise levels and
A survey of more than 2,000 consumers and businesses across Britain found most companies are failing to deliver an online customer service experience to match. The survey, commissioned by live chat software provider Netop, found today’s customers want to
Lucy Herbert, pensions manager at resident law firm, DWF, advises retailers on the legal ramifications of new pension auto-enrolment regulations launching in October 2012 In October 2012 the UK will see the roll out of pension auto-enrolment across the country.
The Co-operative Food claims it is livening up mealtimes with the launch of a Truly Irresistible Fruit Burst Salad. The new salad is a blend of pearl barley, giant couscous and lentils, mango, butternut squash, cranberries and pomegranate seeds, topped
China has overtaken the United States (US) as the world’s biggest food and grocery retail market, according to the latest research published today (Wednesday) by IGD. According to the findings: The Chinese grocery sector was worth £607bn at the end
Online retail agency Anya Media has launched a new version of its Runway merchandising solution. Targeted at merchandisers, e-commerce managers, buyers and range planners across the retail sector, Runway is designed to reduce the risk involved in stock buying and selling.
Crisp brand Tyrrells is launching a range of premium English Tortilla Chips. Tyrrells claims it has given an authentic Mexican Tortilla recipe a twist by infusing the corn chip with English chives coated in provenance-rich English seasonings. The TorTyrrells Tortillas
The Quality Council of India (QCI), the government body set up to promote quality, and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s global standard for responsible forest management, have signed an agreement, which is aimed at promoting responsible forest management in India.
Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and London’s business community have confirmed they will be sympathetic to companies that need to make or receive out-of-hours deliveries in London during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The approach was endorsed
One third of UK online shoppers are experiencing problems when they shop online, according to a research project conducted by Aspect, a provider of customer contact and Microsoft platform solutions. The Aspect Online Shopping Service Experiences 2012 survey set out to explore the attitude,
Nearly half of UK consumers interact with brands on Facebook and nearly a quarter of those are more likely to make a purchase from that brand, according to a new study by global interactive marketing provider ExactTarget. Based on more than
Spar has renewed its platinum sponsorship of the Balmoral Show, 16–18 May 2012 at the King’s Hall, Belfast. According to the retailer, the move underlines its commitment and support of the agricultural sector and local suppliers. Paddy Doody, sales and marketing director
A clear division will emerge this year between UK businesses able to take advantage of growth opportunities and those left behind to fight it out in difficult markets, according to international accountancy and business services firm, BDO LLP. The latest
In the first in a trio of articles focused on opportunities in retail property, Simon Porter, assistant in the real estate team at UK law firm Dundas & Wilson, focuses on UK high streets Always open with a bold statement
Unilever has been voted Graduate Employer of Choice in Marketing in The Times Graduate Recruitment Awards. The company was also ranked within the Top 20 of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. The league table is based on the results of
Brightpearl, a supplier of cloud-based software for small retailers, reports its customers’ growth figures are bucking industry trends. According to the company, its software has helped its customers record like-for-like sales growth of 35% between February 2011 and February 2012.
Danone reports it has reduced its carbon footprint by 22% since 2008 and is on target to achieve its four-year goal of a 30% reduction by 2012 by integrating measurements within its IT systems. Danone has teamed up with SAP
Sainsbury’s is investing in new software designed to help it improve the implementation of supplier promotions on non-food lines such as books, CD, DVDs and games. The so-called Deals & Terms software is a cloud-based solution from technology expert Trace
Consumer behaviour analyst Experian has released shopper footfall data for the week commencing the 19 March 2012. It reveals: Experian FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly: Change for week 12 (19–25 March 2012): -3.0% Change for week 12 year-on-year: -4.5%
Retail Times editor, Fiona Briggs, talks to David Martin, joint managing director at brand design agency, M Worldwide, about future retail trends Brand design agency, M Worldwide, has a hawk-eye view of the latest retail trends and concepts. The business
New Look has awarded a five-year contract to Hermes to provide a home delivery solution for its fast-growing e-commerce operation. Under the multi-million pound deal, Hermes will handle more than 3m parcels per annum to households across the UK. New
Torque, the end-to-end logistics service provider, has invested £1m in a new fashion processing centre at its Wortley warehouse in Leeds. The new facility is claimed to be one of the largest in the UK, spanning approximately 50,000sq ft.
Burger King is putting lamb on its menu for the first time with the launch of a Lamb Flatbread in its flame-grilled range this Easter. The launch will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign, based around the creative of