Co-op has today announced plans to accelerate its ecommerce strategy and drive rapid growth in the market for community-based home deliveries, with a new partnership with Amazon and an acceleration of robot deliveries. The moves are part of an ambitious
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The Modern Milkman has selected Peak, the leaders in Decision Intelligence, to streamline its digital delivery platform to meet the needs of customers, alongside optimising operational efficiency and preventing food waste.
Retail technology company, Go Instore, today releases its user data for the period since lockdown restrictions eased in the UK, revealing that its live video solution has remained popular despite the option to return to stores. In the first 4
Storytelling Network Shopflix officially launches, bringing to life the stories of founders, brands and categories
Shopflix, a video streaming network where brands can tell their stories, launched today and is available on their app and website. For shoppers, the network offers entertaining, shoppable video content 24 hours a day, demonstrated by expert hosts and category
Iceland to extend giveaway of frozen veg to customers using Healthy Start Vouchers in stores until end of August 2021
Iceland has extended its giveaway of frozen veg to customers using Healthy Start Vouchers in its stores across England, Wales and Northern Ireland until the end of August 2021. The free veg, worth £1 for every Healthy Start voucher used
Following today’s release of John Lewis Partnership results for FY2020/21; Zoe Mills, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “The John Lewis Partnership’s full-year results highlight parallels to Marks & Spencer, as its food &
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
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