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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, 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
Looker, the leading data platform company, today announced that Deliveroo – one of the top meal delivery companies in the world – has selected Looker to operationalise its data and manage its massive international network to better serve its partners
Commenting on the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposal on the announcement by Byron Hamburgers, Will Wright, restructuring partner at KPMG and proposed 'supervisor' of the CVA, said: “Over the last 10 years, Byron has grown to become a stand-out name within
Morrisons has outperformed expectations with a 2.8% hike in like-for-like sales for the 10 weeks to 7 January 2018.
The supermarket credited the gains to improved availability and a better in-store experience resulting from more checkouts being open and shorter queues.
Operator and Asset Manager SLR Outlets has announced that Springfields, the east of England’s premier retail and leisure destination has achieved 13 years of continual turnover growth since its opening, following a record breaking 2017.
Graze, the tech-led multichannel retailer of healthy snacks, is delighted to announce the launch of four new product ranges to help consumers fuel their New Year’s health kicks this month.
With the post-Christmas period typically the busiest time of year for
Inner London’s first Starbucks Drive-Thru will open early this year at Gateway Retail Park, Beckton - owned by the Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate Fund.
Lidl UK will create up to 1,000 new jobs through a major new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) to service stores across Greater London, after exchanging contracts with the Houghton Regis Management Co (a consortium of Aviva Investors, LIH and the
Clipper Logistics plc has announced it has agreed a contract with Marks & Spencer which will see the retail focussed solutions provider take a key role in the M&S returns management operation.
Under this new contract Clipper will consolidate stock returned from stores, as
In a first for the UK, a new, 16ft foot tall and 8ft wide, automated parcel tower has been installed at Asda’s Trafford Park store following a successful trial by parent company Walmart in the US.
The tower, which acts as
As Brits are increasingly looking to reduce their meat consumption, Ocado is launching the largest vegan range of any UK supermarket – helping consumers to enjoy vegan foods as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
From indulgent dairy-free ice cream to
Today, Westfield reveals 14.1 million shoppers visited Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City over the Christmas period in 2017, with an overall 1% increase on 2016.
Superdry Sport has agreed a deal to design and provide free bespoke technical sports kit and team clothing for UK Team competitors and supporters at next year’s Invictus Games.
Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) ended 2017 with another acquisition to grow its vibrant UK network.
An international retailer taking the frozen yogurt market by storm has chosen to expand with intu as it opens its first North East pop-up store at intu Metrocentre.
With over 150 stores across the world, Smöoy is rapidly expanding in the
Leeds-based e-commerce agency Onstate has launched a new website for exclusive male grooming brand, Scrubd.
Scrubd provides all-natural grooming products specifically for the demands of men’s skin.
Combining age-old artisanal methods with cutting-edge production techniques, Scrubd uses natural extracts, botanicals, vitamins and
Dreams, Britain’s leading bed specialist, has launched its new advertising campaign in which it explores the link between healthy sleep and healthy relationships.
The campaign represents the next iteration of Dreams' industry-changing ‘Replace Every 8’ initiative with a new theme.
In this digital age, it’s never been a better time to start-up and operate an e-commerce business. However, the demand in online shopping can bring several key challenges.
One of these challenges you’ll face, is shipping. Not only do you need
Top Australian shoe retailer Tony Bianco has reported a 24% increase in average order value following the introduction of new onsite search and merchandising technology to its international and domestic websites.
Tony Bianco, which sells online in the UK, is working
Consumers that prefer an omni-channel shopping and use of multiple screens, expect an outstanding customer experience across all the channels – mobile, Web, in-store, anywhere.
The biggest challenge for Retailers remains the ability to reach out to their consumers in real-time
Lidl UK has launched the first supermarket game to be played through the Facebook Camera app in the UK. The launch forms part of Lidl’s Christmas campaign this year as the brand continues to build consumer engagement and relevance. The