With the global pandemic still keeping the world stuck in one corner, nearly all aspects of our lives have moved to digital platforms. Although the rapid growth of e-commerce had already transformed the retail industry, the pandemic made this transition
Despite 2020 being the worst ever year for retail sales growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s optimism that the roll out of the vaccine and a lifting of restrictions will lead to British high streets reopening.
Due to the increased risk that our essential workers are currently facing in wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the supply of proper personal protective equipment for those working within the retail sector is something that should be considered of
As 2021 offers hope for a return to normal life, high streets and town centres will become a focal point for everyone looking forward to safely getting together with friends and families again. Andrea George, director of town centres at
Chewable supplement brand, Yumi, is launching its products in WHSmith after securing a distribution deal with the British retailer.
Panasonic has partnered with the UK’s leading provider of appliance care, Domestic & General (D&G), as its exclusive after care warranty provider for both Panasonic TV & Imaging products. The exclusive partnership will last for six years and will be
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society, an independent Co-operative Society based in Chelmsford, Essex, is starting a home delivery trial with Snappy Shopper, the cutting-edge home delivery app and web platform.
Traditional promotional practices not sustainable for building long-term customer loyalty, says Symphony RetailAI
Symphony RetailAI, a leading global provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, today announced the release of “Personalised Promotions: The Key to Bigger Baskets and More Frequent Trips,” in partnership with Retail
The global grocery retail market is on track to generate an additional $440bn in sales between 2020 and 2022, yielding a 3.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate), according to the latest forecast from global insight provider IGD.
COVID-19 has posed the biggest challenge to the UK hospitality and retail industries since WW2 – however, one food business is emerging in “good shape” with plans for a £35m expansion in London, Europe and the US.
Last year people encountered strict, last-minute Covid-19 restrictions and high-street closures across Britain led to one of the most disruptive retail periods. Yet for many consumers, shopping online helped save the day with UK internet sales making up 46% of
Holy Grass Vodka and Rock Rose Gin Navy Strength named category winners in the World Vodka Awards & World Gin Awards
Two spirits from Dunnet Bay Distillers in Scotland have won international awards - one in the World Gin Awards and one in the World Vodka Awards for 2021.
There has been a huge interest in how British make tea after an American woman shared her questionable ‘tea brewing method’ on TikTok. British tea consumption has also increased by 65% comparing figures from 2019 to 2020.
Fast-growing handmade jewellery and accessories company Pineapple Island has selected Brightpearl to support rapid scale and introduce more customers to ethical accessories that won't cost the Earth.
Lemon Pepper Holdings, a master franchisee and brand partner of Wingstop, the award-winning concept with more than 1,500 locations worldwide, today announced that it has agreed a ‘trilogy’ deal with Hammerson to open three new regional locations at its flagship
Leading sock and hosiery retailer SOCKSHOP is delighted to announce The College of Podiatry’s endorsement of the IOMI footnurseR Gentle Grip and Cushion Foot Diabetic socks. Launching on the 1 March 2021, the endorsement is a huge milestone for SOCKSHOP
The latest figures from Kantar show take-home grocery sales rose by 12.5% during the 12 weeks to 21 February 2021. Sales were even stronger over the past month, increasing by 15.1%, the fastest rate of growth since June 2020 as
White Rose, part of the Landsec retail portfolio, has announced the signing of Mozza, the wood fired pizza specialist, for its first-ever site in England. Due to open this summer once restrictions allow, the 2,273sq ft eatery will be
A quarter of Brits opting to follow sustainable diets to tackle global warming amidst urgent calls to curb wildlife extinction
In the wake of a recent UN-backed report claiming that plant heavy diets are urgently needed to curb rising levels of wildlife loss, a new survey by Spoon Guru - the established London-based global AI food technology start-up - reveals
Waitrose is boosting its efforts to help customers tackle food waste at home and in its supply chain and on farm through a number of initiatives.
The opening of the first Amazon Go cashierless grocery store in the UK is perfectly timed to reduce physical contact during the pandemic, says ParcelHero
Müller believes that beyond health, food should be a great source of pleasure and add taste to life. It creates a variety of delicious branded yogurts and desserts in the UK, and through the goodness of dairy, and the importance
Supermarket Aldi has today published the UK’s sweetest opportunity, as it launches a nationwide search for the most chocolate obsessed group of people to join Aldi as ‘Chief Easter Egg Tasting Officers’.
One third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, and the amount of food wasted globally could provide more than enough to feed every undernourished person on the planet. Not only is this a major moral concern
Footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +11% last week from the week before, Springboard reports
Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that last week, footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +11% last week from the week before, driven by rises in activity in all three destination types. However, the increase in footfall
Leading independent drinks firm, Kingsland Drinks, will boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities in 2021 with a six-figure investment in additional production line machinery that will reinforce its position as a full-service drinks company and leverage the booming bag-in-box sector.
Ozon, a leading multi-category online marketplace, announces the opening of a new IT lab in St. Petersburg.
Hotter Shoes, the UK’s biggest footwear manufacturer, is celebrating raising more than £120,000 for Marie Curie with the launch of its latest limited edition charity partnership design.