Artificial Intelligence (AI), payments, robotics and personalisation are dominating innovation in the retail technology industry, according to a new league table. Conducted in partnership with Webloyalty, Retail Insider’s Digital Retail Innovations Report 2019 celebrates the top 60 global retail technology
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The launch of GroceryAid’s 2019 Impact Report once again shows an increase in the number of people receiving support from the charity. GroceryAid helped 15,784 people in need last year, an 8% increase overall.
New report calls on government to make occupational health services tax exempt to support workers health and boost economy
The John Lewis Partnership today calls on the Government to make all occupational health services tax exempt, to encourage employer investment in the physical and mental health of workers.
New findings show that football stadiums across Europe are already providing a number of tangible benefits including a huge boost of investment to cities. On average a new stadium pumps €585m into the surrounding community including improved infrastructure and increased
The international appeal of Europe’s shopper market has started to make a slow but positive recovery in the last quarter as underlying currency strength across emerging Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets has boosted sales, according to the Planet Shopper Index.
he outlet sector is continuing to outperform wider retail in the UK according to global real estate advisor CBRE. In its latest retail property perspective, CBRE reports that outlet sales have grown at a faster pace than all shopping centres
Small businesses have reported a significant increase in sales of candles, shifting 71% more than they were in 2016, and 33% more than a year ago. The new report released today by Vend, the preferred retail point-of-sale software of the
Use of third-party platforms like Amazon, eBay and Google has dropped amongst the UK’s top 250 retailers, according to an industry report.
Euromonitor International has launched a new white paper revealing the Top 100 Megabrands - the world’s leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brands ranked by retail sales value in 2017.
Published today (6 February), Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.33 billion after a 5.3% growth in sales in 2018, well ahead of the non-organic market.
Visitors from Asia prove crucial to UK economy as EU visitors show a dramatic decline, Global Blue reports
Following what the British Retail Consortium declared to be ‘the worst Christmas for 10 years’ Tax Free Shopping expert Global Blue has released its latest insights report on International visitor spend in the UK in 2018, painting a more positive
Retail Times' editor, Fiona Briggs, has been ranked 69th in Vend's Top 100 Retail Influencers for 2019.
The Report on Jobs, published today by KPMG and the REC, showed that the number of permanent and temporary retail vacancies rose markedly at the end of 2018 Latest survey data indicated that demand for permanent retail staff rose at the
Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses’ perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found. The Q2 2018 Global Supply Chain
Britain’s high street needs to appoint more women in P&L roles to stop gender diversity stalling, says The Pipeline report
Women Count 2018 found that in the last three years there has been no progress on gender diversity in senior roles in the FTSE 350 – and by some measures, it is going backwards. Women Count is the third annual
Lack of direction behind digital transformation is costing retailers dearly, as almost three quarters (74 per cent) admit to undertaking projects not linked to the overarching business strategy. As a result, retailers are still struggling to get digital right and
A radical approach to property leasing is being proposed to help shopping environments throughout the UK. The five-point plan is aimed at helping retailers access viable trading space while enabling retailers, landlords and investors to find occupiers for the rising amount
A new joint report published by Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet investigates the level of supply chain risk faced by European companies with international supplier relationships. The report uses four key metrics – supplier criticality, supplier financial risk,
Almost nine in 10 (87%) of the UK’s top retailers are risking a significant drop in online visibility by neglecting their mobile site performance, according to new research.
QUIZ, the omni-channel fast fashion brand, is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2018 (“FY 2018”).
Despite it reportedly being another difficult month for sales and footfall on the high street, UK online retail sales went from strength to strength in April, up +18.8% year-on-year (YoY) according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail
Retailers could increase annual revenue by 5% by investing in cybersecurity measures that shoppers trust
A new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has revealed that cybersecurity is a new source of competitive advantage for retailers. It calls for more organizations to align cybersecurity policies with customer expectations in order to take advantage of this
Plummeting retail figures reflect critical need for better omni-channel customer experience, says Aspect Software
New figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have revealed that like-for-like retail sales in the UK in April fell by 4.2 per cent year-on-year. Alongside this, total sales in the same period were down 3.1 per cent, representing
Consumers using more than one device to make a purchase spend almost a quarter more (23%) than single-device shoppers. In fact, multi-device shoppers who begin browsing on a smartphone spend 37% more than single-device shoppers, representing a clear opportunity for retailers.
Online retail delivery order volumes were up +9.6% year-on-year in March, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.