Accenture and Demandware today announced that Charles Tyrwhitt, the British menswear retailer, has launched its new website and commerce system with the help of Accenture’s Javelin Group, the digital retail strategy consulting business that is part of Accenture Strategy, and
Over a third (39%) of Tube passengers are shopping underground daily, equating to 1.5m people, according to new data released today by mobile payment service, Pay by Bank app.
The percentage of online retail sales made through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) fell in Q1 2016*, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmark – the first time a decrease has been recorded since tracking started
iForce, the fastest growing supply chain business in the UK, has been awarded a four-year extension to its contract to provide a wide-range of multi-channel fulfilment and supply chain solutions to Cath Kidston. The agreement will see the lifestyle retailer
Checkpoint Systems, a world leader in availability and security solutions for merchandise, has opened an innovation centre for Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in Terborg, the Netherlands. The aim is to make RFID more readily accessible to retailers in northern Europe, notably
Somerset-based dairy Wyke Farms has won the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016 in the Carbon and Energy Management category for a third year in a row.
The world renowned cheesemaker has been building an energy generation and water recycling operation
Fashion fans from across the country recently gathered in Hyde Park, Johannesburg to experience the latest trends in home-grown couture at SA Fashion Week. Between shows, guests got to experience fashion in a new, hands-on way in the VIP lounge,
Following the success of the organic breakfast campaign ‘Wake Up to Organic’ in 2015, the Organic Trade Board and Soil Association are calling on independent retailers to join in to increase footfall and sales of organic by promoting organic breakfast items.
As the weather gets warmer, more and more people like to cook and entertain their friends and families outdoors. Barbecues and alfresco dining are great fun, but can also be very messy. Dishes will be dirtier, floors will be muddier,
Land Securities has announced that Mint Velvet is to launch its first UK stand-alone store in a non-high street location at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. Located on the lower Guildhall opposite Reiss, the 1,900sq ft boutique will
Three growing restaurant operators are coming to the north east as part of a rapidly expanding dining offer at intu Eldon Square’s £25m catering development in Newcastle city centre.
The new dining quarter which opens at intu Eldon Square this autumn
Beth Wond, m-commerce entrepreneur and managing director at Bijou Commerce, on the current trends in online fashion
As surely as the fashion trends evolve from season to season, so does fashion’s business outlook morph from quarter to quarter.
As we emerge firmly
Galvanina, the 100% organic, Italian sparkling fruit drink brand, has secured new listings in Sainsbury’s. Galvanina Sicilian Ruby Orange and Galvanina Sicilian Lemon in 750ml bottles will be available in 317 Sainsbury’s stores at the end of July.
Graham O’Connor, chief executive officer of Spar South Africa has been elected president of Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain with global retail sales of €33bn in 2015. He will succeed Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar Ireland,
The Amazon Growing Business Awards today announced it is now accepting entries for the 18th consecutive year, as Amazon was named headline sponsor. Created by Real Business, with further support from the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are the
Hammerson’s Retail Tracker (HART), which monitors sales activity across its UK-wide portfolio of shopping centres, witnessed a boom in technology sales in April driving an overall 0.4% uplift in sales, outperforming the latest BRC figures which saw like-for-like sales down
Leading national clothing brand New Look is set to launch its largest standalone menswear store at intu Metrocentre this autumn as it rolls out its new concept nationally.
The high street fashion chain has already worked with shopping centre owner intu
Hermes Investment Management, the £24.1bn manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has announced Australian tea specialist, T2, has launched at centre:mk.
Procter & Gamble, has announced it will eliminate phosphates from all Fairy dishwasher tablets by 2017. This change will apply to retail brands globally, going beyond current legislation*. Additionally, P&G will also remove phosphates from all professional dishwasher tablets globally,
Jeff Abramowitz, president of Cloud4Wi, says successful guest Wi-Fi has the potential to reshape the retail landscape, benefiting both shoppers and the business, but staff training is key to realising that goal
Kellogg’s has enlisted a ‘compost chef’ as it begins working towards its landmark sustainability commitment to more than halve its greenhouse emissions.
Renowned soils expert Anna Becvar is working with Kellogg’s British farmers to ensure the health and sustainability of their
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 22 May 2016, show the market to be essentially flat, posting value growth of just 0.1%. With food price deflation remaining at 1.5% this period
Leading frozen food brand, Birds Eye, is launching a limited edition pack of fish fingers in celebration of The Queen’s official 90thBirthday. Birds Eye’s Cod Save The Queen fish fingers will be available from 6 June, in the lead-up to the celebrations taking place on
Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.8% in May from the 1.7% decline in April. This is broadly in line with the 12-month average, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index for May 2016.
Non-food deflation slowed to -2.7% from 2.9%
The first harvest of the coffee beans planted during the popular Kenco Coffee Vs Gangs project will be hitting retail shelves this month.
The campaign, which kicked off last year, detailed the journey of a group of young people in Honduras