Ian Tomlinson, founder at cloud technology firm, RetailStore, argues cloud will be critical for retailers to stay ahead and keep customers satisfied in 2017
Coop Switzerland, Marks & Spencer, Migros and Waitrose show leadership on farm animal welfare, reports shows
Retailers continue to be the strongest performing sector in the UK when it comes to managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices, according to the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report published today (23
The retail store is enjoying a renaissance, as finding new and innovative uses for the retail space is very much front of mind for retailers today. Retailers are reinventing their bricks-and-mortar stores to stay relevant in today’s digital era.
Key retailers, led by Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Primark, and Debenhams, revealed better-than-expected trading results for the period ended 31 December to 7 of January 2017. This caps of a week of fantastic results announcements for British retailers and demonstrates
Marks & Spencer’s signature skincare range Formula has relaunched. With formulations and product lines both undergoing an overhaul, the retailer once again turned to DewGibbons + Partners to review the positioning then rationalise and redesign Formula’s identity and packaging, following
Marks & Spencer pips Boots and John Lewis to be crowned top of the Christmas shops, Rakuten Marketing research shows
New independent research from digital marketing company, Rakuten Marketing, reveals that Marks & Spencer is the nation’s favourite Christmas shop, with nearly a third of Brits planning to spend the most there this December. Consumers placed Boots in second position and
The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership has secured five additional new lettings for The Lexicon Bracknell retail and leisure destination. Four of these deals were signed post the EU referendum in June, demonstrating the resilience of the occupier market, and continued confidence
Four fifths of UK consumers want M&S to survive on the high street, despite retailer’s clothing sales fall
British consumers want Marks & Spencer (M&S) to remain on UK high streets, despite the retailer reporting an 8.9% fall in clothing sales in the first quarter, new research reveals. Retail marketing specialist Live & Breathe found eight out 10
Simons Group has completed major construction works for Marks & Spencer at its new Foodhall in Ferndown, Dorset. The new M&S Foodhall in Ferndown officially opened its doors today (Wednesday 6 July), welcoming customers in to the new store for
Marks & Spencer is rolling out RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore sales-based predictive ordering solution to all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by telling in-store bakery staff the best combination of products
An in-depth industry study from Market Force Information, the customer experience management company, reveals the UK’s best loved supermarket chain. Waitrose tops the poll for the second year in a row, followed by Aldi and Marks & Spencer. More than 6,648
Work on the first stage of the Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development – a replacement Park and Ride facility – is set to begin in April. This ‘gamechanger’ regeneration scheme aims to transform the town centre’s eastern gateway with new
Detego, a leader in business intelligence for fashion retailers, showed the great and the good of the UK’s retail industry a vision of the future in association with Marks & Spencer, Intel, Impinj and noted futurologist Patrick Dixon. Yesterday (Tuesday 8
The volume of items purchased from the UK’s leading supermarkets decreased year-on-year for the fifth consecutive month – according to global information and insights company Nielsen. During the four weeks ending 30 January 2016, sales volumes declined -0.8% – the last
Marks & Spencer needs to reinvent its general merchandise offer to reverse declining sales and remain relevant to shoppers, according to leading retail commentators. Bolland: bowing out amid declining GM sales Speaking as the high street giant announced that its chief executive,
What’s the most emotional TV ad this Christmas from Britain’s big high street brands? ICM Unlimited used webcams as part of a survey to capture emotions on faces during a screening of six festive ads. ICM Unlimited found that ‘The
Leicester based pie-makers, Walker & Son, is celebrating one of its most successful years to date.
Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has launched Neighbourly Food, a new service designed to fix the logistical problem of re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh food. The
Some of Europe’s biggest businesses are among the first companies to commit to buying the innovative Fairtrade Carbon Credits which were launched during the UN climate change talks in Paris today.
Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality
Baker Street, W1 is experiencing a significant change in its retail landscape, with a recent influx of high profile food and retail offers, impacting on existing rental levels, according to property firm Knight Frank. This demand has pushed rental levels to
Genesys (www.genesys.com/uk), a market leader in omni-channel customer experience (CX) and contact centre solutions, has announced the winners of the 10th annual Customer Innovation Awards at its industry leading CX event G-Force 2015 in Miami. The six winners were chosen for their excellence, innovation and results
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is trialling CyBake sales-based ordering software in a selection of its in-store bakeries. The CyBake range of bakery management solutions comes from York-based developer RedBlack Software. RedBlack has served British and Irish bakers for 17 years.
Neighbourly.com, the social platform that connects local community projects with companies which want to make a difference, has been selected by Marks & Spencer to support its nationwide Spark Something Good campaign. The initiative, launched last week, transformed 24 community projects
Marks & Spencer has reported a 6.1% rise in pre-tax profits to £661.2m for the year to 28 March 2015 with a strong performance in food, despite a deflationary environment. Sales of general merchandise, including clothing, were below expectations but