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JD Sports Fashion plc, more commonly known as JD Sports, has modernised its telephony network with the support of Maintel, the UK leader in cloud and managed communication services.
Norwegian contemporary department store Steen & Strøm, which is managed by Promenaden Management, is launching a brand-new 900sq m (9,700sq ft) Beauty Hall this month as part of a major NOK 300 million (£25.7 million GBP) refurbishment and upgrade. The
Asda has today published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report which sets out its commitments to a sustainable business strategy and outlines how the supermarket will make it easier and affordable for customers to shop sustainably.
Starbucks’ first worldwide franchise, 23.5 Degrees, based in Southampton, has secured a £17 million funding package from HSBC UK to expand its portfolio of UK cafes.
Following today’s release of Next figures for the 13 weeks ending 1 May 2021, Jonathan Rock, associate retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “Next outperformed its Q1 sales forecast by £75m, driven by
After a tremendous year of online sales, luxury cat furniture business Catipilla unveiled its first in-store retail experience during the opening of the new Just for Pets flagship store in Stafford this weekend.
Banquist, a brand dedicated to connecting home cooks with the world’s best chefs, has successfully raised £1.6m. The company’s first raise comes just 12 months after it launched during the UK’s first lockdown, in a bid to shake up how
Following today’s release of the boohoo group figures for FY2020/21; Emily Salter, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “The boohoo group has emerged from the COVID-19 crisis with its sales performance untarnished
With Brits heading outdoors for their dining and drinking, the hospitality industry has faced an overwhelming surge in customers since lockdown lifted last month.
Scurri, the cloud-based software provider that connects and optimises the eCommerce ordering, shipping, and delivery process has been named among the top 40 retail tech start-ups operating globally in Retail Week World Retail Congress’ (RWRC) second annual Discovery report, published today.
Following today’s release of Hugo Boss figures for Q1 FY2021; Pippa Stephens, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Hugo Boss experienced a continued sales decline during Q1 FY2021, with revenue falling by €58m
Checkpoint Systems, a vertically integrated supplier of RFID solutions for retail, has again demonstrated its commitment to innovation by becoming the first manufacturer to have an RFID inlay featuring the new NXP UCODE 9 IC certified by Auburn University’s ARC
Leading augmented reality (AR) and 3D creative platform Poplar Studio has partnered with Raydiant, the leading experience platform offering plug-and-play digital signage solutions, that enhance and transform the in-store experience for retailers everywhere.
Lo-Dough, the low-calorie ingredient with the taste and texture of bread and 90% fewer carbs, is now available in over 200 Holland & Barrett stores across the UK - the brand’s first step into high street retail.
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, urging the Government to support businesses in their recovery from the pandemic.
After its original launch date was postponed owing to the second national lockdown in November, IKEA’s long-awaited Buy Back service is now available in the UK. The new and innovative service encourages customers to sell back furniture that they no
The Co-op today announced that it will be the first supermarket to sell fully carbon neutral own brand food and drink by 2025. The world-first move by a major supermarket is a radical part of an ambitious 10-point climate plan
A multi-national start-up that helps online sellers manage their orders and inventory across multiple sites has partnered with eBay, after being approached by the e-commerce giant.
Geolytix, the location planning specialist, won in the International Trade category having achieved rapid growth and expansion overseas. Almost 50% of turnover is from international markets with teams in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Melbourne, Cape Town and Warsaw joining established teams
Stocard, the leading European mobile wallet, launches today a free buyers’ protection for all Stocard Pay users. All purchases made, both, online and offline, with the virtual Stocard card are insured for 45 days and for an amount up to
Supermarket giant, Asda has pipped Home Bargains to the crown of boasting the most stylish staff uniform on the high street, according to leading fashion, branding and marketing experts.
A total of 35 good causes have been awarded a co-operative grant to help their work supporting more than 26,000 families across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, London, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire.
A community food store in Birmingham where colleagues have been going above and beyond to support locals during these uncertain times has been given a fresh new look following an investment of over £117,000.
MySize, the developer and creator of e-commerce measurement solutions, has announced the launch of an application with added direct-to-retailer sizing. The solution provides customers shopping for footwear and apparel online with highly-accurate sizing for more than 120 retailers, with recommendations
Percival Menswear, a London-based contemporary menswear fashion brand, has secured a further £3m investment from growth capital investor VGC Partners, following an initial investment of £150,000 in 2018.