The UK’s leading multi-site crêperie brand has secured investment from BGF to accelerate its new site rollout. Crêpeaffaire, which operates 10 company owned sites and has a growing franchise in the Middle East, will use the funding to expand across
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As online plays a bigger part in grocery shopping, Nielsen Brandbank has launched a service to help brands and retailers drive and improve the m-commerce experience by making product images more mobile friendly. The firm’s new Mobile Ready Image Service solves
Barclaycard has begun trialling a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout.
Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest academic and specialist book retailer, has introduced a raft of new technologies - including tablet computers and mobile POS devices - to help improve customer service and reduce queuing times in stores and to improve customer
The market for the sale of prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of 4% in 2017 according to The NPD Group, a global information company. The total prestige beauty market was valued at £3 billion in 2017,
A new examination conducted by the world’s largest online translation agency, One Hour Translation, a company which provides translation services to thousands of global e-commerce companies, shows that e-commerce companies from the English-speaking world chose to expand their reach into
A leading supplier of retail point of sale solutions, Fastrak, has announced the successful roll out of its collaboration with Amelia Knight and a point of sale unit for a new range of George cosmetics, which can now be seen
Christmas retail sales grew 10% year on year at St Pancras International, as the station continued its run as a first-class shopping destination and an enticing alternative to the high street and traditional shopping centres. In its post-Christmas retail figures, measuring
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has announced the opening of its Paris office, as well as the appointment of Florent Courau as managing director for JD.com in France. Based in Paris, Courau will lead JD.com's French operations effective immediately.
Pets Corner, the ethical pet specialist and second largest pet retailer in the UK, is bucking the trend for online shopping, reporting that over 98% of its sales are attributed to its network of 149 stores. As it enters its fiftieth
Checkpoint claims NEO electronics will deliver better detection, wider aisle widths, enhanced connectivity and cost savings
Checkpoint Systems, a leading supplier of source to shopper solutions for the global retail industry, has announced a radical shake-up of its range of electronic article surveillance (EAS) antennas, with the introduction of a revolutionary new electronics platform. Unveiled at
Patisserie Chef Paul Hurley and his team of great taste innovators at DumDum Donutterie have just launched their new retail concept at intu Lakeside - one of the UK’s major shopping centres. This new takeaway and café offer is the
Capital & Regional malls record positive December footfall significantly outperforming National Index
Capital & Regional, the UK community-focused shopping centre REIT, saw a 1.7% footfall increase across its wholly owned portfolio of assets for December 2017, underlining the continued resilience of well-managed, dominant community shopping centres and the important role they play
As more adults buy children’s toys for themselves, Barclaycard and Smyths Toys launch aisle for ‘big kids’
Barclaycard and Smyths Toys Superstores are opening the Big Kids Aisle to beat the January blues for ‘kidults’ who love to play. The aisle of classic and modern toys was created to turn Blue Monday into Blue Funday with over
Parents’ top-rated baby and toddler products are unveiled today after thousands of mums and dads voted in the annual BabyCentre Mums’ picks survey. The UK’s most trusted parenting website received more than 3,700 responses from community members picking out their favourite
Leading footwear brand and the UK’s biggest shoe maker, Hotter has selected the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX, to support its ambitious growth plans. Hotter has brought in the Microsoft recommended partner HSO, a leading provider of
With the continued growth and awareness of the convenience retail sector and the strengthening of its position as part of the traditional retail industry, organisations such as the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) are employing the expertise of convenience
Engage Hub rolls Interactive Voice Response system out across 600 strong Sainsbury’s superstore network
Engage Hub, the data-driven customer engagement solutions company, has been chosen by Sainsbury’s to help improve the experience for customers that engage with its biggest retail outlets over the telephone. Sainsbury’s started working with Engage Hub to deploy an Interactive Voice
Westfield today announced it will host a Job Show at Westfield London on 30-31 January, where people can find out and apply for the thousands of job opportunities at what will become Europe’s largest shopping centre when its £600 million
New results released today by Network Rail show total station retail sales for the festive period (18 November to 23 December), grew by 9%, comparing favourably against recent Christmas trading results recorded across the wider sector - reaffirming customers appetite for convenience retail.
Tesco and M&S weather the perils of Christmas but concerns for retail relapse persist, says City Index
Thursday’s batch of updates does not alleviate renewed investor concerns that the retail sector could relapse into the malaise of a few years back, according to Ken Odeluga, market analyst, City Index. "The news tends to back the suspicion that major
Rip Curl is the ultimate surfing with company with The Search as the driving force behind its progress and vision. Since launching in 1969, this hugely popular global brand has been committed to providing surfers with all the equipment they
Tryzens delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud cartridge for Eagle Eye – a first of its kind for Salesforce retailers
Tryzens, a leading e-commerce Systems Integrator, has been awarded the contract to develop a pre-built integration, or ‘cartridge’ for Eagle Eye, the leading SaaS technology company that allows businesses to create a real-time connection with their customers. Through investment into
Smart Toys and Games, the worldwide leader in multi-level logic games, is thrilled to announce its popular range of IQ travel games are now available in a number of World Duty Free stores across the UK’s largest airports. The much-loved collection
Lidl UK was the fastest growing supermarket over the Christmas period, achieving record sales for the month of December, as more customers than ever walked through the doors of its stores up and down the country. Sales across the estate were