A first-of-its-kind suite of smart tech solutions has been launched to help businesses in the retail industry protect their workforce and customers in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
As fears over coronavirus fuel a sudden spike in contactless transactions, Rob Crutchington, managing director of Encoded, explores the vital role of IVR or Interactive Voice Response to deliver fast, secure card payments that boost agent performance and customer confidence
Sanditize, a new UK brand of PPE from Dinner Lady, has announced its first distribution deal with leading homestores retailer Wilko, weeks from starting production.
Mentos, the global number three candy brand, has introduced an exciting and powerful new flavour to its portfolio. Mentos Xtra Strong is now available in both single roll and multi-pack formats. Having seriously impressed consumers via a taste testing panel,
A new report by global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in partnership with Retail Economics, estimates that 17.2 million British consumers plan to make permanent changes to the way they shop, as perceived risks of contracting COVID-19 at
Weetabix On The Go, the UK’s No. 1 breakfast drink, has appointed Charlotte Hunt as its new marketing manager, to support brand growth as part of Weetabix’s £11m marketing push.
Following the news that the UK’s most iconic luxury department store Harrods, is axing nearly 700 jobs in a bid to cut down on costs after being hit hard during the pandemic, Andy Barr, retail expert and co-founder of online
Award-winning wholesaler JW Filshill has unveiled a new business website (https://business.keystore.co.uk/) for its KeyStore symbol group, designed to give prospective retailers a central hub to access information about the fascia and how to join the KeyStore family.
Barebells UK has announced the launch of its first vegan range with two new bars, adding to its line up of tasty, protein-enriched snacks.
Childs Farm's moisturising hand wash unfragranced is from the UK’s number one children’s and baby toiletry brand. Aimed at people who prefer unscented products to keep their hands clean and moisturised.
Following today’s release of Topps Tiles Q3 figures for 2019/20, Matt Walton, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘While Topps’ average weekly sales in Q3 were less than half of last year, it will
Caroline Thompson-Hill has been appointed Accolade Wine’s new regional managing director for Europe as the company outlines its focus on the consumer and the customer.
Danone today announces that its facility in Wexford, Ireland is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy. This industry-leading milestone
HUGO BOSS has boosted its e-commerce activities, expanding its online store to an additional 22 countries – a new milestone on its digital journey. Over several years, the company has significantly stepped up investments in its own online business in
Forecourt retailer Applegreen reports the business has continued to trade ahead of its COVID19 projections for both May and June. It said performance has been aided by strong store sales in the local petrol filling station sites, good fuel
The John Lewis Partnership has today announced the creation of a new partnership with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to provide infrastructure services. This represents a significant step in the creation of
Following the successful launch of ARLU Rum by Alderman’s Drinks, the bold, punchy, flavoursome rums will now be hitting the shelves of Booths Supermarket from 1 July. ARLU RUM Original Spiced and ARLU RUM Passionfruit (RRP £25) are set to
O2 is partnering with TerraCycle, a global leader in hard-to-recycle waste to roll out recycling boxes to O2 stores across the UK. With over a billion items of PPE distributed across the UK in the early months of the pandemic,
New research conducted among over 3,000 Superdrug customers reveals that 65% of people are concerned about the further impact on their mental health as social distancing measures and lockdown are eased.
A new study into the nation’s finances has shown that a fifth (20%) of Brits believe Coronavirus has been a financial wakeup call, with almost a third (30%) admitting they were unprepared money-wise for the situation.
Slerp, the leading direct-to-consumer online ordering solution, has announced the launch of its table ordering service across the UK – allowing on-premise customers to order direct to their table via their phone.
John Lewis has today announced plans to reopen a further ten shops, including shops in Scotland and Wales.
Royal Mail has launched new Inflight delivery options to offer greater convenience and flexibility for receiving customers. This has been the number one ask from our parcels customers.
Sainsbury's has turned itself into a digital first business during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to compete in the current market, according to Ray Gaul, SVP of Retail Insights, Kantar.
The pioneer of field to bottle spirits; Chase Distillery is branching out into a new drinks’ category, a range of ready to drink gin seltzers called chase’s Gin Seltzer.
The Glass Works – the £180m retail and leisure scheme led by Barnsley Council alongside development manager Queensberry – has announced the signing of a major national retailer.
Leading customer feedback platform Critizr has today been unveiled as one of the first partners for Google’s Business Messages in Europe.