The Cambridge Satchel Company has opened a men’s store in Seven Dials, London. The opening event, hosted by founder and CEO Julie Deane, coincides with the launch of the brand’s first dedicated men’s range. Attendees at the event included long-time
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Food and wine retailer Booths is on track to open the much anticipated store in Burscough Lancashire on the 15 July. Richard Ford has been appointed as the new store manager, and has some 30 years of experience of working at
One Stop reports its franchise model is reaping rewards for independent retailers, with franchisees showing +9.4% like for like growth in the year to date. Against the backdrop of a challenging market, the figures point to the group’s retail focus and convenience expertise
Tesco is currently running a 15% off fine wine promotion on wine by the case. Over 100 wines, exclusively available online are on promotion, this includes wines from the renowned 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux vintages and a selection of First Growths.
Retail Times has teamed up with ChannelAdvisor to help retailers unlock online sales with a series of exclusive downloads. This month’s guide – What do online shoppers want? – reveals the six key patterns retailers need to know for sales
Hooper’s Alcoholic Brews are becoming a feature of the best quintessentially British events throughout the summer months and this year will be bigger and better than ever. The next event in the Hooper’s calendar is the glorious Henley Royal Regatta
Magnum ice cream and Tesco are giving Londoners the chance to get together with friends to share moments of Magnum pleasure, as well as special offers, as part of their biggest trial of iBeacons. Customers who download the ‘Mpulse app’
A brand new Countrywide store opened at Banbury Cross Retail Park on Saturday; filling a gap in the town to offer local residents and people from the surrounding countryside a one-stop-shop for country lifestyle goods, including everything for horse and rider,
Logistics firm Menzies Distribution has acquired Inverness-based AJG Parcels in a deal that will allow it to enter the growing e-commerce parcel market. The company’s particular focus will be in hard-to-reach areas, where it will act as a neutral consolidation partner for
Helly Hansen, the Scandinavian adventure clothier, is one of few brands taking action to tackle the disconnect across global consumers by creating a personalisation strategy to target geographic segments. Working with personalisation experts Monetate, in just three months alone Helly
Synecore celebrates 10 years as preferred mechanical and electrial contractor to hospitality, leisure and retail industry
Kent-based Synecore is celebrating a decade as a preferred mechanical and electrical contractor to the hospitality, leisure and retail industry, supporting leading brands; The Restaurant Group (TRG), Leon, Wasabi, Five Guys, The Hilton, De Vere and IHG. Synecore said its focus
Roadchef, one of the UK’s largest motorway service area operators and Spar have today announced an agreement to introduce Spar stores as an additional offering to serve the 46m visitors who stop at Roadchef’s sites each year. The agreement will launch
Pets at Home, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of pet food, accessories and services, has selected Claranet to supply and upgrade its wide area network (WAN) to underpin its growth plans and support the further development of a seamless shopping
JUST EAT, a leading online and mobile market place for takeaway food, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two leading Italian online delivery companies, further strengthening its rapidly growing Italian business, JUST EAT.it. The acquisition of Clicca e Mangia,
The fashion world demands the highest standards of quality and design and this extends right down to the smallest details. That’s why London based creative production company, Storey Studio, choose to work with castors, tubing and inserts supplier Ross Handling.
iForce, the fulfilment, reverse logistics and software technology specialist, has secured a long-term contract with Mayborn Group to supply fulfilment and logistics services from its site at Corby in Northamptonshire. The agreement sees the No. 1 brand of infant and toddler feeding
Spar, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has announced plans for significant growth in India which will see 25 Spar Hypermarket stores and an anticipated increasing its current workforce of 2,500 across the country to 3,300 by the end
Mood Media provides custom music to cruise industry’s first ‘smart ships’, courtesy of Royal Caribbean
Mood Media Corporation, a world leader in experience design, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Royal Caribbean International for their new Quantum Class ships. With these ships, known as Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean said
North West retailer Booths has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Responsible Business Awards. Booths is one of a handful of companies competing for national status. Run by charity Business in the Community (BITC), the Responsible Business Awards
Hermes Investment Management, the £30.1bn investment manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has today announced that Australia’s best known children’s stationery brand Smiggle is to arrive at Centre:mk. Smiggle will open early autumn and
Retail Tech Matchup is delighted to announce that Google, Smedvig Capital and Ometria are to present at it’s quarterly investment MatchUp event. This marquee industry event is dedicated to bringing retail professionals, investors and startups together. The Matchup event will showcase innovative retail tech
One Stop Franchise claims it is set to become the first to market with a new Country Choice package, as the group forges a category partnership with one of the leading in-store bakery providers. Franchisees will be offered a unique
Flexibility and visibility are top delivery priorities for retailers, finds iForce’s Route Genie roundtable
The ability to offer flexible delivery options is an important reason why more retailers are turning to carrier management platforms. That was one of the key take aways from a roundtable event hosted by Route Genie, the advanced carrier routing
Waitrose is using collaborative innovation software to power its employee engagement scheme, Partner Ideas, which seeks to capture ideas and innovation from 60,000 frontline partners. Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight Software-as-a-service (SaaS) will allow partners to contribute ideas on any aspect of Waitrose’s operations.
Barron McCann wins IT contract with Pepkor UK Retail for 50 store roll-out of new fashion brand Pep & Co
Pepkor UK Retail, which owns new fashion & homewares brand Pep & Co, has announced that nationwide retail IT support specialists Barron McCann will lead their entire store roll out and IT support requirements for their exciting 50 store roll-out