The Co-op has reported a sharp rise in contactless payments - up by over a million in a month. While cash still remains king for most shoppers it will be outstripped by contactless on mobile phones within the decade according
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Leading cycle retailer and manufacturer Ribble Cycles has launched a redesigned, innovative new website - www.ribblecycles.co.uk. The new site features a completely updated and modernised version of Ribble’s unique and innovative Bike Builder tool, allowing customers to fully personalise their
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of product availability solutions for the retail industry, has today announced that international chain JYSK NORDIC, which sells “everything for the home”, has selected it as its global partner for a full roll-out of
ACS chief executive James Lowman has called on the convenience sector to engage with local decision makers to establish their community credentials and make sure the economic role of local shops is understood. In his introductory remarks at Summit'16, Lowman
One Stop has launched a new look and feel across its store estate, including its promotional leaflet and website, creating a step-change in its approach to customer communications. The convenience retailer has also launched the ability for customers to pay
Public pressure pushes food and drink giants to improve their ethical and environmental policies, says Oxfam
The world’s biggest food and drink companies have made significant new commitments to improve their ethical and environmental policies according to Oxfam’s latest ‘Behind the Brands’ scorecard. The scorecard tracks ten leading global brands such as Unilever, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola
Sainsbury’s is creating 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester over the next 18 months to expand its in-house digital and technology capability. Sainsbury's said building a strong in-house digital and technology team is a core part of the retailer’s
Tiger is bringing its mix of fun shopping and quirky, award-winning Danish design to the Tube this week, with the launch of it’s latest store in St. James’s Park station.
Coffee shops chain, Costa, is supporting Project Waterfall during UK Coffee Week by donating 20p from every purchase of Old Paradise Street Limited Roast No.11 to the charity.
GO Outdoors, the UK’s largest outdoor retailer, has unveiled its new TV advert which premiers today during Emmerdale. The advert is expected to reach between six to eight million people and will air between 14 April and 18 July.
Amazon today launched Prime Now, offering one-hour delivery on more than 15,000 popular items, to Prime members in selected postcodes in Surrey including Camberley, Lightwater and Aldershot. Prime members can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or
JDA Software, today announced that Iceland, the UK’s leading frozen food retailer, has chosen to implement four JDA Category Management products to optimise sales and margins across its 860+ stores. Iceland will begin its implementation of JDA Floor Planning, JDA
Tesco has returned to the black, reporting pre-tax profits of £162m for the year to 27 February 2016 and a 0.9% increase in like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter, the first positive sales growth in three years.
James Martin joins Virgin Trains as executive chef to develop seasonal menus for First Class customers
Virgin Trains is set to partner with British chef and TV presenter, James Martin, as part of the train operator’s continued transformation of the East Coast services. From May, a new range of specially created seasonal menus will be served
Leading chilled dessert brand, Gü Puds, has announced a bold new brand relaunch, expanding its innovation focus as it reminds Brits to enjoy every sweet moment in life. The repositioning also sees the brand overhaul its packaging to achieve on-shelf cut-through
By working in partnership, Spar UK and suppliers can reap even greater rewards in 2016. This message was heard loud and clear at Spar’s recent supplier briefing event, where the theme was ‘Spar: In Great Shape’. At the 150-strong event, members
n a bid to help the nation take a positive step to improve their health, Superdrug, alongside Rebecca Adlington and Stef Reid, has launched a four-month campaign called #TeamMe, aimed to motivate and encourage people to realise their health goals.
iForce, the fastest growing supply chain business in the UK, has been chosen by Aldi to support the launch and future growth of its e-commerce platform for ‘non-food’ products. The retailer has awarded iForce a long-term contract to provide a
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has today announced global retail sales for the year ending December 31, 2015 of €33bn, representing a 3.5% increase on 2014.
With 350 stores across Europe, Asia and the Middle East and six dedicated websites in four currencies, River Island is known as a global leader in stylish, affordable fashion. As more and more customers are purchasing online, the retailer has
Poundland, Europe’s leading single price retailer, has completed a significant technology rollout by upgrading all of its UK and Ireland (Dealz) stores to accept payment by contactless and Apple Pay. Poundland customers want a fast, friendly and efficient checkout experience. The
From today until 10 April, Starbucks will be offering visitors nine Teavana beverages at the London Coffee Festival – a first in Europe. Teavana brings the highest-quality pure teas and botanicals in the world, chosen with great care and blended
SaladPride, the new healthy dining café concept, opened its first stand-alone café at 2 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials on 21 March. The new 333sq ft café serves fresh salads, soups, sides and smoothies that reflect the founder David Bez’s interest
FatFace, the lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer, has opened its new upsized store at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. The multi-channel brand has doubled its presence to create a 7,753sq ft statement store on the upper Rose Gallery. The