For the first time the Brand Finance's retail ranking has been expanded to include 100 brands to give a fuller picture of the diverse sector. Unsurprisingly, various types of retailers have been impacted by the pandemic differently, with e-commerce brands
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Apprenticeships need to become part of the overall talent strategy – driven by the boardroom, finds DMA
Today the Data & Marketing Association’s (DMA) talent function, DMA Talent, has published a new report into apprenticeships, supported by the DM Trust.
Critizr, Europe’s leader in customer interaction management, has today (26 January) announced the acquisition of Dublin-based retail customer experience and messaging start-up ServiceDock.
Marcus Rashford and top chefs send letter calling for urgent review of Free School Meals to PM Boris Johnson
In light of recent developments on current food provision for Free School Meal pupils during Covid-19 school closure, a letter signed by Marcus Rashford MBE, Jamie Oliver, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Kerridge, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and over 40 NGOs, Charities
Central England Co-op is reassuring its customers, members and communities that it is taking significant steps to help minimise the impact of Brexit.
Christmas 2020 has begun with many of this year’s TV ads already appearing on our screens, including the latest from Morrisons, launched today. We’ve heard that Christmas will be 'like no other', so how does the current crop of ads
Uninspiring product ranges and heavy discounting leave Gap irrelevant in European market, says GlobalData
Gap is reportedly considering closing all company-owned stores in Europe.
The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, has added a new ‘Mini’ size to its existing cup family and expanded its incredible value meal deal range, providing customers with more choice than ever before. Available in stores nationwide from Thursday
Central England Co-op has officially opened its new store in Doncaster creating 14 new jobs and investing over £1.2 million in the local community.
Convenience retailer, Co-op and its wholesale subsidiary, Nisa, have joined forces with leading customer loyalty specialist, IRI and its wholesale arm, SalesOut, to launch Hive – a cutting-edge new insights portal which will enable even closer collaboration between buyers and suppliers.
The unprecedented numbers of employees now working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 20 times increase in Zoom meetings since January 2020, demonstrating how collaboration software is now a crucial tool for business, says
McColl’s Covid-driven partnership with Deliveroo is expedition of necessary collaboration, says GlobalData
Following the news that McColl’s is partnering with Deliveroo to launch a new 30-minute delivery scheme: Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation: “McColl’s revamped partnership with Deliveroo to
UK retail software vendor, itim, which supplies point-of-sale, order management, merchandising and supply chain solutions to retailers such as Debenhams, Sainsbury’s and The Entertainer, has launched a new digital loyalty and gift card app. The solution is already live at
China presents a massive growth opportunity for British businesses but they must understand the Chinese consumer, adopt a mobile first strategy and move fast, all of the time.
According to Amazon, last year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day event in history. It was part of a record-breaking holiday season that included Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the weekend, i.e., the “Cyber Five.”
Pricesearcher.com the UK’s largest product shopper site surveyed 1,000 UK adults regarding Black Friday with startling revelations and mismatches between customer and retailer expectations.
Hoodies for the Homeless supports Crisis with launch of hooded jumper to benefit people living rough in London
For the season of goodwill, ‘Hoodies for the Homeless’ is supporting Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, with a limited-edition hoodie, benefiting people experiencing homelessness.
Food and Drink Federation: next UK Government must build on existing links to champion great national success story
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today launched its manifesto. It calls on the next UK Government to champion the nation’s food and drink sector, and support long-standing industry proposals to boost the thriving sector’s productivity.
Although the UK’s high street betting shops have suffered a period of sharp decline, it seems that online gambling is gaining an ever more sizeable share of the market. Earlier this May we saw the UK Gambling Commission release its
Professor Geoff Beattie, an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author and broadcaster, has revealed how social media is leading to an increase of serial returning and buyer’s remorse - that feeling of regret after you’ve made a purchase.
It’s 100 days to Christmas on 16 September and Santa’s sack is already filling up as 24% of Brits – equating to 13 million across the UK have started their festive shopping for 2019 according to research from American Express.
PayPoint is soon to launch the next wave of its national retailer survey, giving all independent retailers the opportunity to share their thoughts on how PayPoint is progressing and to help identify further areas for focus. This is in addition
Following today’s release of Joules FY figures for 2018/19, Emily Salter, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Lifestyle brand Joules remains a consistent outperformer and is seemingly unaffected by the downturn in UK retail due
On Saturday 13 July the Merrion Centre launched the first ever ‘Professor Humboldt’s Chamber of Time’ Museum; a unique shopping centre family attraction which will run throughout the school holidays until 1st September.
Following today’s release of Sainsbury's figures for the 16 weeks ending 29 June 2019, Thomas Brereton, retail Aanalyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘The myriad of negative growth figures covering Sainsbury’s eagerly awaited Q1 results appeared