The John Lewis Partnership has opened the call for applications for JLAB 2017, its global start-up accelerator programme, run in association with innovation specialists L Marks. Now in its fourth year, this year’s JLAB sees Waitrose joining the programme, creating
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E-commerce analytics company Profitero now offers digital shelf expertise for both global and local brands in Japan, the world’s fourth-largest e-commerce market. The company is producing FastMovers reports for Amazon Japan, which rank the best-selling products across key categories on
Retail Times has teamed up with Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft to understand what UK retailers are doing to improve the customer experience in 2017.
Pets at Home is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services, operating 431 superstores, 391 veterinarian practices, and 246 grooming salons nationwide, as well as a popular website. The company has enjoyed significant growth
Carpetright – one of Europe’s leading floor coverings and beds retailers – has succeeded in engaging over 80% of its employees in online learning within a month of the launch of its new system. Around 2,500 of the 3,000-plus staff downloaded
6Somewhere has formed a partnership with the two top French cidre makers in Normandie – The Huet family and the Dupont family. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created three delicious
Logistics operator, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has won a £1m a year distribution services contract with sports retailer Decathlon. The contract will involve Bradford-based ASCG delivering a seven day a week, 364 days a year stock replenishment service to 23
BT has signed a multi-million pound contract with The Co-operative Group, to overhaul the network infrastructure of the company’s UK food retail business (Co-op). The new superfast and secure fibre network will enable Co-op to invest in its digital in-store
German furniture retailer, Ostermann, merges online and physical shopping experience with Reply solution
Customers of furniture company Ostermann won't need to spend time browsing store shelves anymore. An indoor navigation solution developed by Italian company Reply as part of the Street Smart Retail initiative of EIT Digital, will make sure they find the
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
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
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
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
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
One of the world’s top international department stores has significantly increased in-store visitors by rolling out an omnichannel appointment system that allows customers to book personal shopper sessions in 88 key stores. Debenhams has offered an industry-leading personal shopping service for
Today krow launches a new campaign for the UK’s biggest sofa manufacturer, DFS, which focuses on the testing that all DFS sofas undergo to ensure their high quality.