Christmas is the biggest time of the year for retailers, find out what’s new & who is doing what to attract the Christmas shopper
UK consumers intend to spend £567 (€646) this Christmas, according to the latest findings from Deloitte’s 2018 European Christmas Survey. The research, based on responses from 9,169 consumers across 10 European countries, reveals a modest increase in expected spending in
The independent small batch distillery based in the North East of England is evolving the name and presentation of their much loved ‘Fireside Gin’ to become ‘Spiced’.
Creative and strategic branding partnership Smith&+Village has unveiled its fearlessly stylish rebrand of the Harvey Nichols food collection.
Brockmans Gin, the ‘gin like no other’, is launching a Value Added Pack in time for Christmas. The pack containing a full-size bottle of Brockmans Gin and a branded glass, is stylishly packaged in Brockmans’ distinctive black livery.
EAT.’s executive chef, French-born Arnaud Kaziewicz, a masterChef: The Professionals finalist, is bringing together the tastiest ingredients from the Christmas larder to create a fully festive menu to suit a wide spectrum of tastes. Using quality ingredients sourced from the
This winter, award-winning premium snack brand, Burts Chips is introducing its brand-new Roast Turkey & Stuffing flavour Christmas crisps – available online at burtschips.com and Aldi stores across the country.
Not only is the chaos of queuing tedious for shoppers during the festive period, but it also causes a headache for staff as lines of frustrated shoppers snake towards the tills. As the countdown to Christmas begins, here are a
Iceland made the decision to demonstrate to the food and retail industries that it is possible to reduce the demand for palm oil by seeking alternative ingredient solutions. Growing demand for palm oil for use in food products, cosmetics and
During the busy period leading up to Christmas, it’s important for retailers to be extra vigilant when selling age restricted products – especially as some items will be in particular demand over the festive period.
Tony Allen, managing director of Under
Can TK Maxx rekindle the spirit of neighbourliness this Christmas? That’s the ambition of Love Your Neighbour, the new Christmas gifting campaign unveiled today by labels-for-less retailer TK Maxx. The uplifting 60-, 40- and 30-second spots are claimed to go beyond the
Thousands of children are expected to wake up with a surprise this Christmas morning after a professional architectural design kit has swept the toy market. Modular building system Arckit was invented as a tool for architects and home builders, but
Timeless chocolate brand, Elizabeth Shaw has announced it is to extend its festive offering over the Christmas period with the launch of three new products. Christmas Creations Gift Box, Winter Warmers Truffle Collection and the limited edition Milk Chocolate Orange Spice Crisp
Market leading shopping centre owner intu reports it is anticipating a busy Christmas period and strong footfall. With two thirds of the UK population within 45 minutes’ drive of its 18 centres, the FTSE100 company said it is in a
Seasonality throws all kinds of unpredictable scenarios at the retail industry. From summer showers to a sunny September, retailers can see sharp rises and unforeseeable plummets in demand for certain products throughout the year. Some retail sectors see up to
Westfield claims it is set to challenge traditional Christmas messaging with the launch of its 2014 proposition, ‘The Christmas Before Christmas’ – a campaign that celebrates the joy and excitement of the whole festive period and not just Christmas Day. Released
Tyrrells, the crisps brand, is celebrating the festive season with the launch of Merry Crisp-mas Crisps. Made from red and white potatoes, these crisps are hand cooked at Tyrrells Court Farm to give a satisfying ‘deep and crisp and even’
The Spirit of Christmas Fair is the home of Christmas shopping and provides a chance to indulge in an exceptional Christmas-shopping experience like no other, according to the show organisers. Held at Olympia, 4-9 November 2014, the Fair features a new collection of independent
Northern food and drink retailer Booths has launched its 2014 Christmas Book and, for the first time, the range of Christmas food and drink featured in the Booths Book will be available to order nationwide. With just 29 stores across
Department store giant Debenhams claims it is shaking up its social strategy this year, with several social ‘Co-buying’ campaigns planned between now and Christmas. Launched in partnership with a leading social commerce technology provider, Buyapowa, the first Co-buy offer goes live today (10 September)
Elizabeth Shaw, the classic chocolate brand, has announced it is to extend its offering over the festive period with the launch of a limited edition Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Crisp, which to date, will retail from September in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose with an
Retail Times has been inundated with predictions of the impact of Black Friday (29 November 2013) and Mega/Cyber Monday (2 December 2013) on UK retail sales – off- and online. Rather than host multiple stories, we have rounded up the
Quex Foods, a division of the Quex Park Estate in Birchington, Kent, claims its new gift hampers of Kentish Oils will make the perfect Christmas present for the health conscious foodie. A ‘Happy Christmas’ wicker hamper is available at £18.00. The
The Christmas edition of The Co-operative Food magazine is out now in selected stores nationwide. To view the magazine – http://magazine.co-operativefood.co.uk/novdec2013. It includes festive recipe ideas, including a gingerbread house recipe below. The Co-operative Gingerbread House Serves: 8 Takes: About 1
The Co-operative Food is launching a raft of deals on wines and Champagne, including half price offers, over the festive season. To celebrate Christmas and New Year, there are savings to be made on Champagnes, including Aubert et Fils Champagne
New for 2013, The Co-operative is introducing a Pancetta-topped Camembert, which it claims will make a cracking centrepiece to any festive cheeseboard and a brilliant addition to the Boxing Day buffet. Warmed in the oven, this full-fat cheese turns deliciously