ProCook, a specialist multi-channel kitchenware retailer, has announced a solid performance for the Christmas period and strong YTD growth, following its most successful year on record in 2015/16. The company, with 23 stores nationwide, posted an increase in sales of
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Alibaba Group launches big data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance and gets Louis Vuitton, Samsung, Mars and SWAROVSKI on board
Alibaba Group has announced the launch of the “Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance,” to foster industry collaboration and promote the use of big data and technology in the global fight against counterfeits, which received strong support from brands, trade associations,
PEP&CO, Britain's fastest-growing family fashion phenomenon, today revealed it was planning to open 50 'shop-in-shops' in Poundland over the next 100 days. The stores - offering a full range of women's, men's and kids' fashion - will open inside stores run
Displaydata, the world’s number one supplier of three-color, fully-graphic ESLs, today announced the immediate availability of the Aura29F ESL, a new addition to the Displaydata suite of ESL products, designed and optimized for use in the frozen sections of retail
Hobbs, the British women’s fashion brand, has reported total sales up 14.3% and a 3.9% increase in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks ended 31 December 2016. Online sales were up 26.7% and international sales by 97.9%.
Palamon Capital Partners, a pan-European growth investor, has acquired a majority stake in Happy Socks, a leading international brand of design socks. The transaction values Happy Socks at SEK 725 million, with SEK 40 million of growth capital being injected
New research from Costa Coffee, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, shows that almost half (42%) of Brits now identify as ‘foodies’, heralding a boom for the hospitality industry. Costa gives more than 110 young people every week their first step
BT today announced that leading shirtmaker and luxury clothing retailer Thomas Pink has deployed the Acuitas Digital Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which helps retailers to digitise the physical store, at its Wall Street New York City store. Thomas Pink
Shop Direct, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and VeryExclusive.co.uk, delivered its fifth consecutive record-breaking Christmas sales performance during the seven weeks to 23 December 2016. As shoppers reached for their smartphones, the UK’s second largest pureplay etailer increased group
Jack Wills, the British fashion and lifestyle brand, has launched its first ever sportswear collection for women. The Jack Wills Sporting Goods range is made up of a selection of women’s athletic clothing and accessories, including the Linden sports bra, Ashcott
One of the UK’s top active lifestyle clothing retailers, Fat Face, has joined the One4all Gift Cards scheme. Consumers can now spend their One4all Gift Cards in any of Fat Face’s clothing stores across the UK.
CollectPlus, the UK’s largest independent store-based delivery and returns service, has revealed that the UK’s first Christmas present was returned at 7.08am on Christmas Day.
Key retailers, led by Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Primark, and Debenhams, revealed better-than-expected trading results for the period ended 31 December to 7 of January 2017. This caps of a week of fantastic results announcements for British retailers and demonstrates
Verifone, a leader in payment and commerce solutions, will debut the Verifone M400, a sleek and intuitive multilane payment device, at the 2017 NRF Retail’s Big Show in New York City.
Suffolk brewery, St Peter's, is celebrating two brand-boosting contracts with Oddbins and Majestic, which will help raise the profile of its alcohol-free beer, St Peter's Without.
With the goal to increase the value and usability of loyalty points, Verifone, a global leader in payments and commerce solutions, and FIS, a global leader in financial services and payments technology, announced a collaboration to enable consumers to pay
As retailers work to recover from the “Year of Promotions,” where promotions were up an average 84% for 2016 globally versus 2015, DynamicAction released new Affinities capabilities designed to arm retailers with the ability to increase average order value, revenue
Selligent, the world's leading independent provider of one to one engagement solutions for relationship marketers, has today announced Europe’s leading cinema chain, ODEON Cinemas Group, as a new client. Selligent is working with ODEON Group’s marketing teams in the UK, Germany,
The strong performance of retailers over the festive period is due to a growing trend among consumers to spend money on experiences rather than products, according to a leading retail expert at Aston University.
Shoe Zone, a leading UK specialist value footwear retailer, has reported a 4.2% fall in turnover to £159.8m for the 52 weeks ended 1 October 2016. Shoe Zone blamed the sales dip on the closure of loss making stores and
Leading digital retailer Argos is implementing a new transport management solution from Microlise. The tool gives their transport teams live visibility of vehicles and expected estimated times of arrival so they can take action to maximise their on-time performance, as well
Wincanton has extended its relationship with Screwfix, part of Kingfisher plc, to design and manage a newly-built 562,000ft warehouse in support of the retailer’s expected growth through 2017 and beyond. Construction work on the site at Prologis Park, Fradley near Lichfield,
Wyke Farms calls for support to become the National ‘Public’ Champion for UK in the European Business Awards
Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and producer of renewable energy, is competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in the European Business Awards (Environmental and Corporate Sustainability Category) as public voting opens this week. Wyke Farms competed
A new weekend event celebrating wellbeing will make its debut at the Mercure Hotel in Leeds, 4-5 March 2017. The Wonderful World of Wellbeing (WWOW) aims to provide a ‘centre of wellbeing’ under one roof, where visitors can learn from
Budweiser has delivered thousands of beers by helicopter to Plymouth Argyle fans after their monumental draw against Liverpool F.C. Budweiser, the Official Beer of The Emirates FA Cup, wanted to recognise the loyalty and commitment of Plymouth Argyle’s football fans