Not only do today’s shoppers expect a great service experience, they want it to be integrated and harmonised across channels. According to recent research by Manhattan Associates, two thirds of shoppers say they expect a consistent cross-channel shopping experience, yet
Footfall in February was 1.0 % down on a year ago, the sixth consecutive month of decline, according to the latest Springboard figures. High street footfall rose 0.1% in February on the previous year’s rate of -2.9%, after a decline of
Whether sizzling away in a spitting hot pan or served freshly charred from a summer barbeque, sausages are a comforting staple of happy homes. But while they might be well-loved, sausages are often high in fat, which can contribute to
New global research from Avanade and EKN Research shows that stores are expected to fulfill very different roles in 2020 and beyond, as retailers expect new, distinct store formats to take hold. As a result, significant shifts are required in
Matalan Retail has expanded its international presence with the opening of two new stores in Malta. The stores, which are based in the centre of Sliema and Fgura, employ 60 staff, and offer the full range of products, from affordable
Blue Yonder, the leading provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for retail, today announces that it has partnered with Morrisons to optimise replenishment and automate ordering of 26,000 ambient and long-life product SKUs in all its 491 stores.
Ensto is introducing its world-first combined electric vehicle charging station and commercial advertising screen to the UK, to give businesses the option of funding their annual running costs through advertising. Ensto’s Chago Media is an innovative approach to EV charging,
The wait is almost over for Take That fans as the much-loved British boy band return this month with their new album, ‘Wonderland’. To celebrate the launch and 25 years together, the band has teamed up with McArthurGlen to offer
The UK’s biggest manufacturer of own-brand toilet and paper products has cut the number of unnecessary journeys from its supply chain by a staggering 50,000 miles per year, as part of a war on waste (WoW) partnership with Pooling Partners.
A new study released today by Viant, a Time Inc. people-based advertising technology company,reveals new insights into the profile, purchase habits and behaviour of major car brand owners. The report analyses two million UK auto shoppers with a focus on
Fox’s Biscuits streamlines production and service levels after deploying FuturMaster supply chain technology
Fox’s, the £250m UK biscuit company, has improved its forecasting, manufacturing and promotions planning practices after implementing new supply chain technology from specialist vendor FuturMaster. The software has helped the manufacturer boost its service levels and manage up to 150
Premium milkshake brand, Shaken Udder, is set to launch into the yoghurt pouch sector with YogOaty, a delicious, high protein and healthy range of kids pouches made with 100% natural ingredients: British yoghurt, real fruit and wholesome oats.
Popular German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin is set to open its first Nottingham store in the stylish shopping venue, The Exchange. The two-floor, 175sq m store will be the 10th UK store for the chic outdoor apparel brand and will
Oriendi is inviting shoppers to make a date with nature, with the UK launch of a brand new range of cooking sauces, marinades and pure, natural date molasses, which harness the flavour and goodness of fresh dates.
39 million miles away, the next generation of space exploration awaits its first pioneers. And while life on the Red Planet is still in the near – yet distant – future, Budweiser just unveiled its own ambitious commitment, to create
Twiggle, the company pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence in online retail, today announced the debut of its Semantic API, which instantly gives retailers the ability to add a semantic layer to their existing search engines and interact with their
Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, is pleased to announce that it has secured a five-year contract with one of the UK's fastest growing retailers, wilko. The contract will see Wincanton manage all UK transport operations for wilko from store replenishment
Today, global analyst firm, CCS Insight has updated its smart wearables forecast. This includes a comprehensive update on the outlook for the smartwatch market, estimating that 43 million smartwatches will be shipped in 2017, with sales doubling over the next
UK start-ups and SMEs, whether they are retailers or manufacturers, can be understandably reluctant to look beyond the UK market. The Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) ‘Exporting is GREAT’ initiative aims to encourage businesses to take the next step
Essex-based crisp producer, Fairfields Farm, has launched a brand new travel snack pack, 'Fairfields To Go', and has already bagged a deal with Finnair.
Purple, the intelligent spaces company, has signed an exclusive contract with Pernod Ricard Philippines, to supply its WiFi and analytics solution to venues serving Jameson whiskey in Manila. Pernod Ricard, ranked No.2 worldwide in wines and spirits, has a unique
Japan Tobacco International has taken a stand at IFE 2017 (The International Food & Drink Event), a biennial exhibition which is the UK’s biggest and most important food & drink trade show www.ife.co.uk The theme of the stand is ‘The Future
Blakemore Wholesale has opened a fifth premium convenience store in Newcastle upon Tyne under the banner Bmorelocal… The 1,250sq ft store located in Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne has re-opened following more than a £25,000 investment to the Bmorelocal… standard. Bmorelocal… is Blakemore
New and added value milk products by Arla Foods UK successfully contributed £95m in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits.
Radio London Hair Salon and Gallery, one of London’s best boutique salons, will open its largest space yet in the heart of King’s Cross in May 2017. This will be the fourth Radio Salon, building on the success of salons