Pets at Home is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services, operating 431 superstores, 391 veterinarian practices, and 246 grooming salons nationwide, as well as a popular website. The company has enjoyed significant growth
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Carpetright – one of Europe’s leading floor coverings and beds retailers – has succeeded in engaging over 80% of its employees in online learning within a month of the launch of its new system. Around 2,500 of the 3,000-plus staff downloaded
BT has signed a multi-million pound contract with The Co-operative Group, to overhaul the network infrastructure of the company’s UK food retail business (Co-op). The new superfast and secure fibre network will enable Co-op to invest in its digital in-store
German furniture retailer, Ostermann, merges online and physical shopping experience with Reply solution
Customers of furniture company Ostermann won't need to spend time browsing store shelves anymore. An indoor navigation solution developed by Italian company Reply as part of the Street Smart Retail initiative of EIT Digital, will make sure they find the
Ensto is introducing its world-first combined electric vehicle charging station and commercial advertising screen to the UK, to give businesses the option of funding their annual running costs through advertising. Ensto’s Chago Media is an innovative approach to EV charging,
Twiggle, the company pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence in online retail, today announced the debut of its Semantic API, which instantly gives retailers the ability to add a semantic layer to their existing search engines and interact with their
One of the world’s top international department stores has significantly increased in-store visitors by rolling out an omnichannel appointment system that allows customers to book personal shopper sessions in 88 key stores. Debenhams has offered an industry-leading personal shopping service for
Lenta, one of the largest retail chains in Russia, widely regarded for its innovative pricing solutions and track record of using data-driven insights to provide relevant assortment and offers to its customer base, has selected Revionics’ science-based price optimization capabilities.
Peoplevox, a leading expert e-commerce Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, today announced the immediate availability of a free Android mobile app for use by any e-commerce retailer seeking greater control over their Goods In process. The easy to use mobile app
International affiliate marketing network, Webgains, has partnered with IBM Watson to develop cognitive solutions that will help online retailers advertise more intelligently. Webgains is the first in the performance marketing industry to harness IBM Watson cognitive technologies in order to
Applied Data Corporation and Smart Retail Solutions partner for ProfitTrax integration for store profit improvement
Smart Retail Solutions (SRS) and Applied Data Corporation (ADC) have announced a premier partnership to integrate their industry leading systems for store profit improvement. The premier partnership will bring together the SRS ProfitTrax Plain English BI Analytics Software and the
Nottinghamshire market town, Mansfield, has become the first centre to fully adopt Rewarding Visits technology, which will see its shopping areas transformed into ‘digital high streets’. Launching on 11 March, the system will see the BID’s (Business Improvement District) existing
ebizmarts, a leading provider of Point of Sale software for the Magento retail ecosystem, has provided homeware retailer Habitat with a flexible Point of Sale (POS) solution. Following the acquisition of Home Retail Group by Sainsbury’s in September 2016, Habitat had
The multichannel retailer, OTTO, offers its customers more than 2.2 million items from 6,000 brands in its online shop, otto.de. This includes items from its select partner retailers. OTTO uses Blue Yonder’s machine-learning solutions for accurate demand forecasts of its
Herring Shoes is a family business which was started in 1966 and today supplies top quality footwear from English manufacturers such as Herring, Barker, Church's, Cheaney & Loake. In 2016, the company began working withFresh Relevance and has achieved impressive
WHSmith Travel has selected RELEX Solutions, one of the fastest growing providers of integrated retail and supply chain planning solutions, to improve demand forecasting and replenishment in order to increase availability and reduce wastage of its fresh and chilled foods. The
Selligent, the world's leading independent provider of 1-to-1 engagement solutions for relationship marketers, has today announced online supermarket Ocado as a new client. Ocado.com is one of Britain’s leading online retailers, delivering to over 70% of the UK population. Selligent’s innovative
Peoplevox, the expert e-commerce warehouse management system (WMS) provider, has launched a global market study into the future of e-commerce warehouse management.
PrettyLittleThing sees 8% increase in order value across global e-commerce operation with new merchandising technology
PrettyLittleThing has seen an 8% increase in average order value over a four month period, following the introduction of new technology from on-site search and merchandising specialist Fredhopper.
New transaction data from PayPal reveals how small and medium-sized businesses benefitted most from the record lows of the pound last year. While SMEs in the UK saw their international PayPal sales rise 10% year-on-year from January to June 2016,
Iconic global fashion brand Kurt Geiger has selected Manhattan Associates, Inc.’s Omni-Channel Solutions platform as the foundation for a systems transformation that will advance its global retailing capabilities and support the company’s growth objectives into the future. With Manhattan’s industry-leading
Global technology provider Virtualstock (VS) today announces its appointment by leading omni-channel retailer John Lewis, to provide a collaborative workspace for John Lewis and their suppliers. VS’s agile platform, The Edge, has been selected by John Lewis to develop the supplier
Polyco has long been a pioneer in the development of products that improve the safety of people – but the well-being of the planet has also been a constant consideration for the business. Always keen to make a positive impact through
British clothing retailer, Boden, has used the Monetate personalisation platform to make its customer experience more relevant to different segments of online shoppers. “The way in which people shop on our sites has changed as new devices are introduced and
Shoppers willing to buy imperfect fruit and vegetables but need a discount to incentivize them, Blue Yonder finds
All major supermarkets have responded to pressures to reduce waste and embrace wonky vegetables and ugly fruit. The big 4 in the UK have pledged to cut waste and Tesco recently announced its wonky veg rollout to Europe. New global