Harvey Nichols and Kwik Fit produced the most engaging Christmas ads by high street retailers, according to Realeyes’ annual Christmas study, which measures how people feel while they watch ads by tracking their facial expressions. John Lewis – last year’s winner
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Amazon today announced that Prime Now has expanded to Manchester and many surrounding postcodes, including Wigan, Warrington, Stockport and Oldham. The ultra-fast delivery service, which launched for Prime members in London, Birmingham and Newcastle earlier this year, offers one-hour
Claire’s, one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewellery and accessories, has installed custom in-store digital signage and music within a number of their stores in South Africa in an effort to standardise their in-store look and feel
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Capgemini today published results from their new report “Rethinking the Value Chain: New Realities in Collaborative Business.” The report identifies future trends in the consumer products and retail (CPR) sector and concludes that traditional
European private equity firm Cinven today announces that it has agreed to acquire Kurt Geiger (‘the Group’), the leading footwear and accessories company and the largest retailer of luxury footwear in Europe, from Sycamore Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Timberland, FatFace and ECCO sign new leases at intu Bromley, while Watford redevelopment continues apace
The fashion, outdoor clothing and footwear choices at intu Bromley are being boosted with a string of new leases. Located in the heart of London’s third largest shopping destination, the prime shopping centre has an impressive 90% of customers within
The payment industry will continue to remain dynamic throughout the next year. Ralf Ohlhausen, business development director of thep PPRO Group, summarises his predictions for the payments industry next year
Spar UK is kicking off 2016 in style, with a host of New Year deals offering shoppers great value for money. Spar is running a Big Brand Sale throughout the first six weeks of 2016, offering ‘Half Price or Better’
Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has launched Neighbourly Food, a new service designed to fix the logistical problem of re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh food. The
The percentage of online sales made through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) rose again in Q3 2015, reaching 45% after stalling at 42% in the previous two quarters, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking –
Westfield ends the year on a high with a total of almost 100 new stores, expansions and upgrades in 2015
December rounds off an exceptionally busy year of demand for retail space at Westfield which brought the combined total of new openings, expansions and upgrades to almost 100 units across 440,127sq ft including major developments to the Village at Westfield
Christmas shoppers will be jingling their purses to a mixture of old and new, sentimental and funky, home-grown and international tunes this festive season according to Mood Media, the world’s leading provider of background music and in-store consumer experience solutions. Mood
Bloom & Wild, the online florist, claims it is disrupting the flower delivery market with the launch of a new same day service powered by Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries. By enabling bouquets to be
Nespresso has launched its new boutique at Westfield London shopping centre in White City, as the business looks to expand its retail strategy in the UK. This new boutique will give coffee loving shoppers the opportunity to experience Nespresso’s range
Patrón Tequila, one of the most-recognised and respected luxury spirits brands in the world, has taken-over a Christmas window display in Selfridges as part of its UK Christmas sales drive. The activity has been produced and created by launch specialist
Sloane Stanley Estate is pleased to welcome AnnaLena, the Italian couture brand, which has opened the doors to its first UK boutique on Fulham Road.
How late can shoppers leave ordering gifts this year? Global courier ParcelHero has launched a new tool revealing the true Christmas ordering deadlines for the UK’s top retailers
TFM Farm and Country Superstore has opened its newest outlet in Penkridge thanks to a new funding package from Yorkshire Bank. The family business has grown substantially since its initial business offering in the 1970s, specialising in farming machinery. Now, the
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has announced further expansion of its global footprint with confirmation that the brand has opened its first store in Azerbaijan.
Organic food delivery pioneer Abel & Cole has taken delivery of 42 New Daily 35S13 chassis cabs, including 17 vehicles featuring Iveco’s class-exclusive Hi-Matic eight-speed fully automatic gearbox. The deal reaffirms Abel & Cole’s 100 per cent Iveco fleet policy,
Pact Coffee (www.pactcoffee.com), the fresh coffee delivery service that sends coffee roast, ground & shipped within seven days, has launched a coffee shop partnership programme aimed at supporting small, independent coffee shops and further developing the speciality coffee scene in
IKEA Centres Russia, the largest shopping centre operator in Russia and part of the IKEA Group, launches the first retail start-up MEGA ACCELERATOR in Russia.
Furniture Village is planning to enhance online customer experience, introducing 360 spin photography to support the launch of its new website in 2016. The independent retailer has partnered with online imagery technology specialist SpinMe to offer greater merchandising versatility; giving customers
Michael Kors is pleased to announce the opening of a Michael Kors Lifestyle store at intu Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, this December.
Students studying in the North East will be going head to head in February 2016 to win the opportunity to spend a day on placement with the Greggs marketing team. Now in its fourth year, the Greggs Marketing Challenge will