Christmas is always an important time for consumer retail outlets and, this year, more than ever before, it is a crunch point for retail owners and shopping centres who will really be able to see whether consumers are venturing back
By Gary Pipes, commercial manager at Sabio Group, the digital CX transformation specialist
Supply chain pressures combined with the overarching volatility within commerce currently has created an almost desperate attitude toward preparing for peak. The unconventional Christmas of 2020 only compounds this. Hopes are high and businesses naturally want to meet the demand
The Russian food retail market – one of the largest in Europe with an estimated value of RUB 17.4 trillion (or about USD 240 billion) in the 12 months to the end of June 2021 – has undergone seismic changes
We can probably all name great leaders that we aspire to emulate, the people we read about, listen to, or – if we’re lucky – work alongside. But what is it that makes them great leaders? It might be their
In my opinion: packing away the cardboard box – why the future of transit packaging is plastic, says Schoeller Allibert UK
From raw materials to final destination logistics, supply chains are under more pressure than ever before. Whether retail, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical or beyond, the drive towards more transparent and sustainable operations is taking absolute precedence.
JustWears raises £2.6m from Pembroke VCT to revolutionise men’s clothing using biodegradable materials and ergonomic designs
JustWears, the direct-to-consumer brand transforming menswear with ergonomic designs and biodegradable fabrics, has raised £2.6 million in seed funding from Pembroke VCT, Ignite XL and Sunshine Ventures. Angel investors including Hustle Fund general manager Elizabeth Yin and Pasta Evangelists co-founder
The Isle of Raasay Distillery, famously known for its unique and beautiful island location and tight-knit community off Scotland’s west coast, is launching a festive Sherry-Finished Whisky. The new tipple, which will be available to purchase on the Raasay Distillery
The Very Group, operator of Very.co.uk, has won the community engagements and partnerships category at the India United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards for its work in empowering young women in the country’s textile industry.
Co-founder of Young Foodies Theadora Alexander and the founder and managing director of Distinctive, Avi Moor, join the supervisory board of GS1 UK, the independent, not for profit, membership organisation that supports a community of over 56,000 businesses. The appointments
Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life are celebrating 20 years in partnership. Since 2002, over £60million has been contributed to Cancer Research UK.
Jeweller Beaverbrooks will be remaining closed on Boxing Day this, continuing a 102-year long tradition.
London-based financier 365 Business Finance, specialising in merchant cash advances, has had a 61% increase this October* in demand from retailers for fast and flexible finance, as preparations for the Christmas season are starting even earlier this year.
Retail sales volumes fell by 0.2% in September 2021, following an upwardly-revised 0.6% fall in August; accoridng to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Despite the fall in September, volumes were 4.2% higher than their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic February 2020 levels.
Bensons for Beds has made another key appointment to its leadership team, with the appointment of Mandy Winser as chief operating officer (COO).
It’s all treats and no tricks this year with the launch of the Wicked-Planet Pulled Mushroom Pizza, a devilishly delicious plant based feast from One Planet Pizza and Wicked Kitchen’s Derek Sarno. This ghoulish limited edition Halloween pizza features One
Thanks to an injection of £6.1 million, including the help of PRN funding, the UK’s largest producer of damp-proof membranes is increasing its capacity for recycling ethylene-based plastics by 66 per cent.
Fridge Raiders gets into the Christmas spirit with relaunch of Festive Chicken & Stuffing Chicken Bites
Today, Fridge Raiders, a proud part of Pilgrim’s Food Masters, has announced an expansion to its popular Chicken Bites range with the relaunch of Fridge Raiders Festive Chicken & Stuffing Chicken Bites. The new SKU will be available exclusively at
Half of UK retailers anticipate a spike in fraud attacks on their businesses in the Q4 shopping period, new research commissioned by Adyen, the payments platform of choice for many of the world's leading companies, has found.
Brockmans Gin has announced that the company is forming a new partnership for its UK distribution with the appointment of Proximo Spirits UK.
Innocent Drinks today announces its ambitious objective of being carbon neutral by 2025 – the announcement reinforces the healthy drinks company’s big dream to help people and the planet live well and die old.
UK adults estimate that almost a third of what they buy ends up in the bin despite three in four making attempts to get more use out of the products that end up in their fridges and cupboards.
FETCH, an on-premises food and drink order-and-pay application for the hospitality industry, has been accepted onto the Mayor’s International Business Programme.
Modern spectacle maker Cubitts has announced the opening of its third store outside of London, in Leeds. Located in Victoria Arcade and opening on 1 November, the launch marks 11 stores nationwide, bringing Cubitts’ unique and timeless spectacles to the
Jollyes, the Pet People, is offering animal lovers a dream opportunity as it recruits 150 young people to work in its stores.
Following a tremendous success in the UK, Re:Nourish is thrilled to announce the launch of Re:Nourish soups in Hong Kong, UAE and Qatar. A first of many international launches as Re:Nourish concentrates on global expansion in the Far East &
In an industry first, Tesco and Faerch have developed a closed loop recycling solution that ensures the secondary plastic packaging used to transport and hold products on Tesco shelves is retained by the food packaging industry and recycled back into
Landsec has announced the official opening of international fashion retailer, ZARA, at One New Change, the premier retail and leisure destination in the City of London.
NEOM, the fast-growing wellbeing brand that offers a unique range of innovative products to help customers sleep better, stress less, boost mood, and improve energy in the UK and internationally, has expanded its market-leading Wellbeing Pod range with the
E-commerce growth could create 12 million sq ft of last mile logistics space requirements by 2025, says Knight Frank
E-commerce sales are forecast to rise from 27% to 30% by 2025, resulting in an additional £37 billion worth of online retail sales. With every billion pounds of online retail sales requiring around 320,000 sq ft of urban logistics space,