A new initiative empowering members of the public to support much-loved local businesses and NHS staff has launched today. Local Support Vouchers aims to help independent cafes, restaurants & shops across the UK stay afloat during the pandemic by enabling
Retailers without online presence threatened as 26.0% of UK shoppers plan to spend more online after COVID-19, says GlobalData
With over a quarter of shoppers now planning to spend more online after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, retailers with a limited (or no) online proposition must consider investment in order to remain competitive, says GlobalData, a leading data and
Manchester-based Comfy Group to manufacture protective face masks to support nation’s transition from lockdown
Bedding manufacturer, Comfy Group is shifting its focus from pillows to protection by adding face masks to the roster of products it produces.
Ascom has completed a deal to supply a well-known Top 7 UK supermarket chain with worker mobile phones and supporting information management software.
ParcelLab, an innovator in post-purchase communications, has been named among the top 50 retail start-ups operating globally, according to a new report published by RWRC – home of Retail Week and World Retail Congress.
Sainsbury’s promotional levels returning to normal; frozen pastry and dough rises to most in-demand grocery product in UK supermarkets, new insights show
Frozen pastry and dough was the most in demand grocery product at UK supermarkets in the week ending 10 May 2020, with an 8.8% increase in out of stock products compared with the week before, reveals new insight from analysts
Central England Co-op has delivered 1,000 ‘thank you’ packages to care home staff across the country to show its appreciation for their efforts helping to tackle Coronavirus on the frontline.
Following today’s release of Kingfisher Q1 figures for 2020/21, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Kingfisher has benefited from elevated demand for home improvement since lockdown began as consumers continue to carry out
Jack Link’s, the world’s largest meat snacks company, and one of the fastest growing jerky and biltong brands in the UK, has announced the launch of its brand-new savoury beef bars. Made with 100% beef, high in protein and containing
Community retailer, Co-op, has launched a nationwide payment solution and volunteer matching support scheme to get groceries delivered to those that are self-isolating due to coronavirus.
The ONS has reported that men working as sales and retail assistants were found to have raised rates of death involving COVID-19. Sofie Willmott, lead analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news:
GripHero, the maker of the world’s only fuel-nozzle mounted hand-protection dispenser, has announced its first network roll-out in the U.S with North America’s convenience store and fuel chain Thorntons. Installed to enhance customer safety by minimising the potential transfer of
Coronavirus has caused a significant impact on the way consumers shop and make payments. With social distancing rules in place, many of them have embraced contactless payments and digital wallets as a safer way to manage their money.
Following today’s release of Morrisons Q1 figures for 2020/21, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Morrisons’ results tell a mostly familiar story in line with the other major supermarkets; food sales rose quickly
JoJo Maman Bébé is partnering with Monetate, a Kibo company, to deliver real-time, AI-driven personalised experiences, and increase customer acquisition. Parents look to the brand to purchase clothing from early pregnancy and throughout their baby’s childhood. The partnership allows the
Supplies For Candles, a Mexborough-based distributer of candle and soap making ingredients, has completed the purchase of The Soap Kitchen, a Devon-based market leading supplier of personal care and soap making ingredients. The transaction was supported by alternative lender, ThinCats,
Today, Subway begins a phased reopening of selected, locally owned and operated Subway stores, across the UK and Ireland. Approximately 25% of Subway’s stores will start to reopen from 12 May with new operational and social distancing safety measures
More than half of UK shoppers would switch to a competitor if digital customer experience doesn’t measure up, new report shows
More than half (54%) of UK shoppers would change from a favoured brand or retailer to a competitor, if the overall digital experience did not meet their expectations, according to new research from content services firm Nuxeo out today.
Comfort, the leading fabric conditioner brand, is expanding its Perfume Deluxe portfolio with a brand-new coconut fragrance – Comfort Perfume Deluxe Coco Fantasy. With coconut scent continuing to be a huge hit with consumers, the new Comfort addition is perfect
A range of nutritious produce boxes directly from wholesalers will soon be available through the Uber Eats app, thanks to a partnership with New Covent Garden Market.
Mash Direct (www.mashdirect.com), the award-winning ‘field to fork’ vegetable accompaniments brand, has launched its 55th SKU, Cauliflower Bites, which is available to purchase from Nisa, RRP £2.00 (300g).
Nothing forces change like a crisis. Retailers that have been slow to complete their digital transformation are now being forced into it by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beaverswood claims new Visusafe Personal Protection range provides improved levels of retail workplace protection
A new range from industrial visual communication solutions specialist Beaverswood provides improved levels of retail workplace protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organic water kefir and functional drinks brand Purearth has appointed Paul Gurnell as general manager with immediate effect.
Tanium, provider of unified endpoint management and security software, today unveiled research showing despite retail businesses spending tens of millions on compliance, over 90% have fundamental IT weaknesses that leave them vulnerable and potentially non-compliant. After the decision by Britain’s