A research report commissioned by centre:mk’s joint owners, Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper, has identified a series of key consumer trends that will have a significant impact on the future of retail and leisure destinations. The Future Shopper report, researched and
Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, have announced that Westgate Arcade in Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, has been celebrating its 90th anniversary this month. In collaboration with National Independent Retailer month, the arcade is celebrating
Halifax-based Heritage Cashmere is celebrating Yorkshire Day with a thriving design-led, luxury fashion business in the county and the appointment of a new Group CEO for its parent company Prodesse, headquartered in Hong Kong.
Shropshire-based entrepreneurial couple Philip and Helen Gutteridge have launched Englana- a distinctively British, luxury lifestyle brand which caters for those ‘discerning customers who yearn for something special that will last a lifetime’. Inspired by the beautiful surrounding landscapes, Philip and Helen’s vision
British American Tobacco’s e-cigarette brand Vype today announces the latest evolution in its range of vaping products – the Vype ePen 3.
Today Disney EMEA launched shopDisney, a new ‘one-stop-shop’ e-commerce destination offering the best assortment of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel products for fans of all ages across fashion, accessories, toys, homeware and more. Launching in the UK (shopDisney.co.uk), France (shopDisney.fr),
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published the second of its new quarterly business confidence surveys revealing that more than three quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise in the remainder of 2018.
Yours Clothing, the UK’s fastest growing plus-size fashion retailer, is pleased to announce it has purchased a new 142,000sq ft UK headquarters in Peterborough. Yours Clothing employs more than 1,100 staff and, as one of the largest employers in Peterborough, this
Value trumps everything else when it comes to what retail brands we want on our high streets, according to new research unveiled today. The Retail Buying Study 2018 conducted by media agency UM asked 4,800 adults in the UK which stores
Hines, the international real estate firm, has secured luxury retailers Jimmy Choo and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand at Købmagergade 7 in Copenhagen, Denmark on behalf of the Hines Pan-European Core Fund (HECF). Jimmy Choo is set to open its first store
Fast Fashion womenswear brand Chi Chi London has launched its first mobile app for iOS and Android. Chi Chi London is one of the fastest growing womenswear brands in the UK, voted by The Sunday Times as one of the
The brand that brought style to the world of beer more than 50 years ago, has announced its most significant global brand renovation since 2005. Super-premium Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro became the epitome of style when it launched in
Royal Mail is now introducing key enhancements to its tracked services. They are designed to improve the customer experience for both retailers and online shoppers. Online sales are driving delivery volumes in the UK. Royal Mail saw a 5% growth
Weetabix Food Company has unveiled a new senior appointment with the announcement of Bruce Condon as head of finance. Condon will lead the 35-strong Weetabix finance team and his focus is to establish a high performing team that is not simply a
Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and producers of renewable energy, today announce their success at The International Cheese Awards, with a special story behind one award-winning cheese and its maker. In addition to scooping the ‘Cheese-Lovers Choice’ trophy
The boom in UK breweries – which bubbled over the 2,000 mark in 2017 – means that a beer drinker’s ‘locals’ are as likely to refer to beers as pubs, with millions now opting for reduced ‘hop miles’ when they
The second largest pet retailer in the UK, Pets Corner, has continued to buck the retail gloom, reporting rising like-for-like sales of 6.51% as it nears completion of its store refurbishment programme and merger with Pampurred Pets.
Motista, the pioneer of predictive emotional connection intelligence solutions, today released new data comparing the emotional connection rankings of 50 of the top brands in the U.S. In its report, “Ranking Emotional Connection: A Look at 50 of the Top
w Bristol Showroom on 14 August 2018. It will be the company’s second showroom - its first outside of London. Located on 94c Whiteladies Road – an area already bustling with leading interiors brands – the new 4,500sq ft showroom will
BECỌ has secured listings in 600 Waitrose and Sainsbury’s outlets UK-wide and is in store now - with selected Co-op stores following in late summer.
A new project has been launched to examine how the Internet of Things (IoT) could transform the food industry through innovations such as ‘smart’ cooking appliances, data-driven supermarket refrigeration networks and enhanced food traceability systems. The Internet of Food Things (IoFT)
Omni-channel retail experience is key to the survival of high street brands, says over half of UK shoppers
Over 52% of shoppers in the UK believe that retailers need to offer a more seamless experience between online and offline commerce to retain their custom. This was one of the key findings from a survey of 1,000 shoppers, conducted by
The recent news that luxury brands have destroyed millions of pounds worth of unsold merchandise to avoid their products falling into the wrong hands and being sold on the “grey market” at knockdown prices, illustrates the challenges that these brands
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 15 July 2018, show sales soaring by 3.1% in the midst of the recent summer heatwave. Two of the big winners have been bottled
Rushden Lakes, The Crown Estate’s retail and leisure destination in Northamptonshire, celebrates its first birthday with the launch of its next phase, the East Terrace, and a raft of new store openings, including local brand AJ Cycles. On Saturday 28 July, a