Regional Co-operative chief executives, Mark Smith from The Southern Co-operative and Minnie Moll, joint chief executive for the East of England Co-op, have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales to be Business in the Community’s (BITC) Responsible Business
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Cath Kidston Group, the global lifestyle brand, announces it is to open its first stores in India, marking its first entry into the country. Cath Kidston Group plans to open an initial two stores in India in Delhi with the first
BIRD is announcing plans to open its fourth site later this year in Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre. BIRD specialises in free-range fried chicken and doughnuts. Obsessed with quality, freshness and provenance, it’s said to have been
James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has today (22 July 2016) announced the acquisition of North East Convenience Stores (NECS), a 30 store multi-award winning family owned chain based in the North East of England. James
Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate is pleased to announce that H&M, the international fashion brand is to open a 35,000sq ft regional flagship as the brand upsizes at Queensgate, Peterborough, one of the leading shopping destinations in the East Midlands. The
Victoria Betts has been appointed as Hotter’s first omni-channel director, to fuel the comfort shoe brand’s rapid expansion across all retail platforms; whilst Adam Marsden joins as head of wholesale with the aim of quadrupling its wholesale sales. Responsible for
Dr. Bronner’s, the number one selling brand of natural soaps in the United States, has announced it is making strategic changes to its UK distribution, as part of the company’s long term organisational strategy. Dr. Bronner’s, which is distributed in over
One of Europe’s biggest discount grocery chains, Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, uses Software AG’s webMethods Integration Platform and Enterprise Service Bus to harmonise the exchange of data between its store and national systems and its central retail information system.
Following the launch of the Pokémon GO last week, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa has seen a 30% increase in footfall across its Pokémon spotting stores. Pokémon have been sighted in two Worcester Costa stores in St Martin’s Quarter and
Pure Storage, a market-leading independent solid-state array vendor, has announced that Waitrose is using its FlashArray technology, reducing its datacentre footprint by 75%. With flash storage, Waitrose benefits from increased speed, overall improved storage performance and extra usable storage space,
Birds Eye and Molson Coors are among several major brands that have joined forces with epoints, the universal reward scheme, to incentivise over 3,000 Premier retailers throughout the UK. The brands will use the scheme to reward retailers for meeting
Rosewood Pet Products has announced over 150 new additions to its extensive portfolio of innovative pet products for dogs, cats and small animals.
Today, the first Starbucks express store in Europe opens in London’s major business hub, Canary Wharf. Featuring an open layout, the new store offers a walk-through experience and a streamlined menu served at speed via an early order point,
Restaurant booking experts liveRES and IOVOX have come together to provide PizzaExpress with a fully integrated online and telephone based table reservations system. liveRES, part of Zonal Retail Data Systems, won the online reservations account following a competitive pitch. A
Spar UK is introducing four new wines in time for summer, as part of its drive to keep its successful wine offering modern and relevant. The four summer wines comprise a Provence Rosé (RRP £8; promotional price £7), a Primitivo from
Costa has been named the Favourite High Street Coffee Shop at the 2016 Good Housekeeping Food Awards. The “Favourite High Street Coffee Shop” category was introduced in 2015 and Costa has won the award consecutively for two years in a row.
MUSTO is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Jepson as head of sales, shortly after the appointment of Simon Rosenberg as head of retail. Both are entirely new positions, and represent two of the brand's pillars of growth for 2016.
Waitrose has become the first supermarket to sell own label products through Bristol-based British Corner Shop, the online store that delivers British food parcels worldwide, straight to your door.
HookLogic, a pioneer of performance marketing for brands, today announced that it has partnered with Auchan, one of France¹s leading retailers, to offer brands new, high performing advertising opportunities on Auchan.fr. The advertising comes in the form of Sponsored Products,
Demandware, the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, has announced that luxury lingerie retailer, Figleaves, has selected its scalable cloud commerce solution as the foundation of its mobile-first strategy.
James Hall launches new and James Hall & Co Ltd, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has made a host of changes to its WebSPAR system, to bring a better digital experience to Spar retailers.
Parcel carriers can now better understand not only the exact location of parcels, but also how the parcel is handled in transit, its condition and even whether it has been opened, with the launch of ParceLive, the latest technology from
American lifestyle brand Gant has agreed a 10-year lease with The Crown Estate for a new 7,800sq ft London flagship store on Regent Street. Currently located at 185-191 Regent Street where it has been based since 2005, Gant will move into
Belfast Office Properties, owner of the Ards Shopping Centre in Newtownards, N.I., has announced plans for major reconfiguration works within the centre led by two new anchor retail lettings.
Dutch cosmetics brand, Rituals, secures UK flagship store on High Street Kensington from DTZ Investors
DTZ Investors, advised by Colliers International has completed a letting to Rituals; the Nordic cosmetics brand for its flagship UK concept store at 131 High Street Kensington, London. Following a lease surrender by fashion retailer East, Rituals has agreed a