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Following on from the successful reopening of the iconic London destination’s popular stores and cafés in June, which saw the implementation of a number of heightened hygiene measures, the station has now revealed plans to provide an even safer environment
M&S Food is extending its initiative to turn unsold fresh bakery loaves into frozen garlic bread to 200 stores as part of its 2030 goal to halve food waste.
This autumn sees the launch of the new ‘Majestic Diversity In Wine Scholarship’, a new initiative set up by Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest specialist retailer.
The Co-op has reported total revenues up 7.6% to £5.8bn in the 26 weeks to 4 July and said sales were driven by exceptional performances from its Food and Wholesale operations.
Lifestyle Outlets has announced another new tenant signing to its Gloucester Quays scheme with discount beauty store Beauty Outlet opening Thursday 17 September. The outlet store is the latest brand to join the centre scheme set in the stunning waterside
The manager of a Co-op food store in Yorkshire which was struck by ATM thieves on its first day of trading has thanked the local community for their support after receiving a warm welcome to the village in his first
Despite the uncertain future of analog experiences, Moose Knuckles forges ahead with plans to expand its global footprint via a slew of strategically located and experiential pop-up stores.
Following today’s release of Next H1 figures for 2020/21, Emily Salter, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Though a sobering set of results that illustrate the decimated demand for clothing & footwear due to COVID-19,
Southern Co-op which operates over 200 convenience stores and 50 funeral homes across south England, has extended its partnership with PayPoint.
There’s a year to go until one of the only shopping and leisure destinations under construction in the country opens its doors to the public.
Following today’s release of John Lewis & Partners H1 figures for 2020/21, Sofie Willmott, content head of apparel at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Dame Sharon White has confirmed that John Lewis’ partners will not be paid
From Thursday 24 September, guests will be able to explore and shop the influential label, with savings of up to 60% off RRP. Known for its exceptional quality and great attention to detail, guests will find a carefully curated collection
X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer that operates the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, and Karusel retail chains, has launched a contactless shopping system that is accessible via mobile devices. The Express Scan technology was developed in-house by X5 to boost
Following today’s release of Inditex H1 figures for 2020/21, Chloe Collins, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Despite being a star performer in the global apparel market in recent years, like other fashion players,
As a significant category within convenience and forecourt retail, Spar is grabbing a bigger slice of the food-to-go opportunity especially as consumers lead ever increasingly busier lives.
Award-winning, independent ‘field to fork’ brand Mash Direct (www.mashdirect.com) has secured a national listing with Morrisons, to list a range of the brand’s award winning ready-to-eat vegetable accompaniments that are created fresh on its family farm with the true taste
Patrick Coveney, chief executive officer of Greencore Group, has been appointed president of IGD by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Patrick will take on the Presidency from Andrew Higginson on 1 January 2021.
Waitrose has today announced plans to close four shops. They are in Caldicot, Ipswich Corn Exchange and Shrewsbury, and has reached an agreement to sell its supermarket in Wolverhampton to Tesco.
Eight suppliers from across Scotland have secured a Specialbuy listing in Aldi as part of the supermarket’s search for its Next Top Product in Scotland, including five brand new suppliers to Aldi.
Lidl GB has today revealed a new set of bold and ambitious plastic and packaging reduction targets, after it made significant progress against existing pledges. The new goals form part of its strategy to eliminate plastic waste and support the
Iceland is today calling on the retail and wider business sector to become more transparent in their reporting of plastic packaging, as the supermarket continues to lead the way in the fight against plastic pollution.
With e-commerce sales in Europe up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic levels and customer behaviour continuing to move online, digital customer experience expert, Lokulus, has today announced the launch of Pulse - an efficient, artificial intelligence (AI) email solution created to
The Government of South Australia has partnered with Wine Australia and Majestic Wine in a new promotional campaign that encourages consumers to explore the premium wines of South Australia, the historic heart of Australian wine.
Co-op is set to serve-up two new stores in Wales this week (Friday, 18, September) with a combined £1.2m investment creating up to 30 local jobs.
As customers gear up for a back-to-school season unlike any other before, FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, today reported a 46% increase in year-over-year sales for the all-important back-to-school week that sets the tone for fall sales