Hammerson announces that Smiggle, the Australian stationery retailer, and Yankee Candle, the home fragrance specialists, are to join the line-up of brands at Westquay, the South Coast’s premier retail and leisure destination. Smiggle will be moving into a 2,254sq ft store
Morrisons is offering parents facing the most difficult days of the long school holidays a combination of free meals for their kids and inspiration for mealtime conversations. As parents around the country struggle to think of new ideas for meals and
lunch! has unveiled its next raft of big name Keynotes for 2017. Will Cole, head of UK marketing at Pret a Manger, and Neil Littler, chief marketing officer at Tim Hortons – Canada’s biggest coffee chain, are among the speakers
Launched this month and exclusive to Superdrug stores across the country, Body Design is a new weight-management brand offering deliciously healthy shakes, low calorie snacks and fat-burning supplements to help those wanting to shed a few pounds, either to feel
Hughes, the Northern Ireland-based business with over 50 years' experience supplying the UK mushroom market, is investing heavily in a world-class production facility in rural East Yorkshire to meet the increasing demand for ‘home grown' mushrooms. The 11-acre site near Howden
Spanish wine expert and former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer, Julie Buckley, has joined the Majestic Wine buying team. As Senior Buyer, she will be responsible for some of Majestic’s best selling categories; managing New Zealand, Spain and Burgundy for the
Westfield Stratford City claimed a strong performance in August with the return of athletics to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, attracting 1.2m visitors over the past 7 days making it the highest footfall week since the London 2012 Olympics. Footfall figures
The pressure on UK retailers to be more transparent in their pricing has seen the number of trade promotions fall to their lowest levels for 10 years, and in 2017, shoppers will receive £3.7 billion less in promotional savings. This
A pilot scheme is testing whether virtual reality leisure experiences could soon become commonplace at intu’s 14 shopping centres across the UK. The owner of some of the country’s most popular shopping and leisure destinations has launched its first paid-for virtual
A new loyalty scheme has helped to boost a Windsor hotel’s customer retention and generate additional revenue.
Hammerson announces that luxury British cocoa grower and chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, has chosen Dundrum town centre to open its first café store in Ireland.
The era of the disloyal consumer is upon us; new research from global e-commerce consultancy Salmon has found that brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop. The international study – which surveyed over 6,000 consumers
Dubai Duty Free is the first customer to upgrade to Oracle Retail Release 16, Oracle announced today. One of the largest airport retailers in the world, Dubai Duty Free provides customers with first-class service, excellent value, a wide range of
The grocery retail market in the Philippines is forecast to grow on average 9.3% year-on-year between 2016 and 2021, which will make it the fifth-largest grocery retail market in Asia, according to new data released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation.
Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK. The installation, situated on the roof of the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds,
Investment in interconnected “smart” devices is set to rise, a new report exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) suggests. Indeed, the new research from food and grocery research charity IGD shows that 37% of food and grocery companies are already
Andy Morris, head of retail at the Egremont Group, reports on his visit to the Chicago Amazon store
Kiddimoto, the UK’s original balance bike company, has teamed up with local hospital charity Above & Beyond to support the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and raise awareness about the importance of wearing helmets. On Tuesday 8 August, the Kiddimoto team visited the children’s hospital
heltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish has just opened its 14th retail store, within Scarborough’s prime retail district of Westborough. The town centre unit, previously occupied by Costa, covers a ground floor sales area of approximately 1,200sq ft. The new store features
Appear Here announces ‘Space for Ideas’ competition with Warby Parker, Net-a-Porter, Soho House and AKQA judges
Appear Here (https://www.appearhere.co.uk/), the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, announces the launch of its second Space for Ideas competition in partnership with Square to discover the next three big retail ideas. This year’s judges panel includes fashion and commerce
Home interiors specialist Thomas Sanderson has launched a new digital marketing strategy powered by Force24. With a 25 year heritage manufacturing handcrafted window and conservatory blinds and shutters, the brand has invested in marketing automation technology to deliver a better quality
Snazaroo, the nation’s leading face paint brand, has launched its first ever mini theme pack range, combining playful colour combinations with convenient and compact packaging.
Over 20% of Brits allow brands to collect personal information to ‘get something in return’, study finds
According to new research commissioned by a leading performance marketing agency in Europe, more than one fifth of Britons polled admit to allowing brands to collect their personal data in exchange for ‘getting something in return’ for sharing the information. Whilst
E-commerce analytics firm Profitero has expanded its presence further into the Asia-Pacific region, launching an operation in Shanghai to bring Chinese e-commerce data and analytics to more global and local brands. This follows the firm’s launch into Japan earlier this
Retail consultancy Newton’s recent survey reveals that UK consumers are particularly enthusiastic about shopping for their groceries in the discount supermarkets. The research, which surveyed 2,000 UK consumers, found that Brits have a passion for both purchasing and talking about