Without question, the pandemic accelerated retail’s digital transformation. The fact that online giant Asos now owns the once seemingly invincible high street brand TopShop is a stark reminder that there is no going back to the ‘old normal’. The competition
We are all aware of the profound transformation that has occurred within the retail sector over the past 18 months. The pandemic and successive lockdowns have disrupted the norms of consumer demand and accelerated an already well-established shift towards digital
With physical retail and hospitality taking a battering during the Covid pandemic and, to some extent even before the crisis, there’s no wonder the future of the UK high street is in doubt. As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, many
Saputo Dairy UK is announcing changes to its Cathedral City price-marked-pack (PMP) range.
Euro Pool System closes the loop on plastics waste with circular and sustainable journey of foldable HDPE trays
More and more Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies and retailers have made sustainable development a strategic priority and announced new commitments to address both climate change and plastic waste. Particularly, single-use packaging is in the spotlight. According to the third
Brockmans Gin is launching a bold new communications campaign as part of a £3million global marketing spend.
Household favourite Bacofoil has made another push into the sustainable food wrap market with the introduction of its new beeswax wraps.
Leading pizza franchise Papa John’s has opened six new stores in locations across the UK in the past month and aims to keep adding to the momentum as the summer heats up! Swinton in Manchester, Daventry, Market Harborough, Bradford,
On July 1st premium chocolate makers, Doisy & Dam, will launch their first brand new product innovation of 2021 - Peanut D&Ds. As they continue to shake up the confectionary aisle, Peanut D&Ds are a new, grown up take on
Steve Mitchell from the Buffalo Farm has received the green light to start producing Scotland’s first Buffalo Mozzarella cheese from his farm in the Kingdom of Fife.
Strings & Things, a proud part of Kerry Foods, has today announced the launch of two limited-edition ranges across Yollies and Cheeshapes Quirkies to celebrate this summer’s sporting events. The two new SKUs include an array of sporty challenges to
The UK’s number 1 organic flour brand, Doves Farm, is launching a new speciality flour range, intended to appeal to adventurous home bakers seeking flours with unique tastes and textures, as well as nutritional and environmental benefits. The new range
New report reveals surge in demand for digital payments as three in four consumers say they’ll stick to pandemic online shopping levels
New research released today by Checkout.com is a ‘wake-up call’ for online retailers, as the majority predict the shift towards online shopping, accelerated by the pandemic, is here to stay.
Foot Locker Europe today announces the launch of a basketball-inspired capsule collection designed by the new creative director of the brand’s women’s business, Melody Ehsani. This is the first of several capsule collections slated to drop this year.
The Very Group, operator of online retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, will create 30 new roles as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme to improve opportunities for young people at risk of long-term unemployment.
Marcolin and GUESS announce today the early renewal of their exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of GUESS and Marciano sunglasses and eyeglasses.
Sixty per cent of mobile gaming revenue came from APAC region in 2020, led by China at 35%, says GlobalData
China accounted for the lion’s share of the global mobile gaming* market. In 2020, 35% of global mobile gaming revenue was generated in China, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
ROTARO, the cult label fashion rental service focusing on sustainability, seamless service, curation and community will open their doors this summer to the brand’s first ever rental pop-up store. Rotaro is launching a zero-waste “Store of the Future '' in
Multi-channel home shopping giant achieved record sales of £150.6m and profits of £8m during pandemic
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD), the leading UK multi-channel home shopping retailer and owner of the Create and Craft and Ideal World TV channels, has seen profits soar in the last 12 months despite challenging supply chain and trading conditions. The
Despite the ongoing social distancing restrictions, the total amount spent at UK pubs jumped 4.5 per cent over the weekend (12-13 June), compared to the previous weekend (5-6 June), likely thanks to football fans watching the opening games of Euro 2020
Perfetti Van Melle, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum, has launched a new ‘Mix of Minis’ range; miniature formats across three of its iconic brands; Fruittella, Mentos and Chupa Chups, in response to
Foot Locker Europe announced today they will be teaming up with Highsnobiety for a series of collaborations with creatives and brands across Europe, to re-imagine the iconic Foot Locker ‘Striper’ Jersey. The ‘Striper’ uniform donned by Foot Locker employees globally
Footfall in UK retail destinations declined by -6.7% last week from the week before, a sharp contrast with the rise of +11.6% in the previous week. Activity dipped in all three destination types; high streets lost around half of the
bp has become the latest forecourt retailer to complete a nationwide rollout with the world’s largest food waste app, Too Good To Go.
Delicious Japanese cuisine from high street favourite YO! is now available for delivery via the Uber Eats app.
Royal Mail has announced a ten-fold increase in the number of electric vehicles it runs across its UK fleet with plans to introduce around 3,000 additional, low-emission vans throughout the UK.
Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, is set to relocate from its existing site at Goosemoor Lane, Erdington to a bigger location at Forge Lane, Minworth and is set to open
Knowledge, time and fear preventing 72% of UK independent retailers from being active on social media, Maybe* round table finds
Knowledge, time and fear are the key barriers preventing the 72% of UK independent retailers not active on social media on any given day from using platforms like Instagram and Facebook, even though 66% of consumers spend three hours a