A staggering £184 million worth of items were stolen from businesses across the UK in the space of three years, new research has revealed. The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by self storage company Space Station, reveals there
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Eastern European and Portuguese wines winning as Brits look to beat Brexit price-hikes, Majestic reports
The battle to beat creeping Brexit wine price hikes is seeing a rise in sales of great value wines from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovenia with a 400% sales increase at Majestic - the UK’s largest wine retailer - since
Lingerie retailer, Bravissimo, has underpinned its international omni-channel capabilities and enhanced customer experience with a new e-commerce platform in conjunction with Black Pepper Software, a leading agile software development provider. Founded as a mail order company in 1995 by entrepreneur, Sarah
As university students old and new prepare to get to grips with the start of the academic year, Amazon is making the journey to further education easier and more affordable by offering students a six-month trial of Prime Student. As part
EXASOL helps Atheon Analytics power faster, data-driven decisions for 400 FMCG brands and UK supermarkets
EXASOL has announced that Atheon Analytics, the big data retail analytics consultancy that works with more than 400 FMCGs and all major supermarkets in the UK, has now completed the move of its entire SKUtrak platform’s analytical infrastructure onto EXASOL.
Arsenal Football Club has transformed its online retail site, ArsenalDirect.com, to meet the increasing demands and expectations of the club’s supporters globally. These changes follow an extensive research project into the needs, motivations, shopping habits and engagement preferences of supporters when
Peoplevox, a leading expert Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, has announced it has joined the Stitch Labs Partner Program. A global inventory and order management solutions provider, Stitch Labs, like Peoplevox, is committed to the software as a service (SaaS) subscription
An East Anglian retailer has given East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) appeal a huge boost by donating almost £52,000 to the charity. QD Stores signed up to the nook business network in April 2015, pledging to raise £25,000 to help EACH
Three in four Britons (75.8%) say they research cash rewards or incentives ahead of purchasing a home or garden appliance. However, a third of the UK said they had been put off taking advantage of an incentive or gift with
As the outlook for the local mainstream retail sector continues to deteriorate, expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues in South Africa (SA). The forecourt convenience retail store market in SA is led by FreshStop at Caltex, the largest and
YAZOO, the nation’s much-loved milk drink is shaking things up this Summer with a brand-new campaign for its No Added Sugar range. Targeting families visiting the cinema during the holidays, YAZOO’s new creative plays ahead of some of this year’s
Move over craft gin, craft ale and Negroni: a new drink of choice for Britain’s ‘hipsters’ has started a turnaround in the fortunes of one of UK’s overlooked tipples of recent years: Sherry. Sales of Sherry in the UK halved between
FARMA, the trade association for Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets in the UK, with around 400 members, has welcomed the decision by Morrisons never to use ‘fake farm’ brands in its stores. It follows the results of a survey where 70
Hammerson announces that Smiggle, the Australian stationery retailer, and Yankee Candle, the home fragrance specialists, are to join the line-up of brands at Westquay, the South Coast’s premier retail and leisure destination. Smiggle will be moving into a 2,254sq ft store
Morrisons is offering parents facing the most difficult days of the long school holidays a combination of free meals for their kids and inspiration for mealtime conversations. As parents around the country struggle to think of new ideas for meals and
Westfield Stratford City claimed a strong performance in August with the return of athletics to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, attracting 1.2m visitors over the past 7 days making it the highest footfall week since the London 2012 Olympics. Footfall figures
A pilot scheme is testing whether virtual reality leisure experiences could soon become commonplace at intu’s 14 shopping centres across the UK. The owner of some of the country’s most popular shopping and leisure destinations has launched its first paid-for virtual
A new loyalty scheme has helped to boost a Windsor hotel’s customer retention and generate additional revenue.
Hammerson announces that luxury British cocoa grower and chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, has chosen Dundrum town centre to open its first café store in Ireland.
Dubai Duty Free is the first customer to upgrade to Oracle Retail Release 16, Oracle announced today. One of the largest airport retailers in the world, Dubai Duty Free provides customers with first-class service, excellent value, a wide range of
Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK. The installation, situated on the roof of the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds,
Kiddimoto, the UK’s original balance bike company, has teamed up with local hospital charity Above & Beyond to support the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and raise awareness about the importance of wearing helmets. On Tuesday 8 August, the Kiddimoto team visited the children’s hospital
heltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish has just opened its 14th retail store, within Scarborough’s prime retail district of Westborough. The town centre unit, previously occupied by Costa, covers a ground floor sales area of approximately 1,200sq ft. The new store features
Appear Here announces ‘Space for Ideas’ competition with Warby Parker, Net-a-Porter, Soho House and AKQA judges
Appear Here (https://www.appearhere.co.uk/), the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, announces the launch of its second Space for Ideas competition in partnership with Square to discover the next three big retail ideas. This year’s judges panel includes fashion and commerce
Home interiors specialist Thomas Sanderson has launched a new digital marketing strategy powered by Force24. With a 25 year heritage manufacturing handcrafted window and conservatory blinds and shutters, the brand has invested in marketing automation technology to deliver a better quality