UK organisations risk falling behind global competitors unless they act now to accelerate their use of AI technology, according to a new report unveiled today by Microsoft UK. The report reveals that organisations currently using AI are now outperforming those that are
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As Chocolate Week fast approaches, two brands committed to the Fairtrade mission have joined forces to offer a mouth-wateringly tasty treat. FAIR. Drinks and Divine Chocolate have partnered up to create unique cocktails with a chocolate twist which combine FAIR’s
Taiwanese fried chicken vendor, Mr Ji, is set to launch its UK debut site in Soho this November, at 72 Old Compton Street. Shelley Sandzer, leading specialist UK leisure property agency, have secured the 1,000 sq ft unit on behalf
Beaverbrooks the Jewellers is proving that retailers can be a success on the high street with an increase in turnover, and operating profits remaining steady, announced in its annual results today.
McKinsey & Company, in collaboration with Mall of America, today announced the launch of its first-ever retail concept — Modern Retail Collective, a live retail space in Mall of America. The space offers retailers the opportunity to work with McKinsey
Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, is proud to announce its new partnership with high-street retail icon, M&S. Both companies will work together to implement a new payment service that will encompass all M&S customer touchpoints and digital
Introducing the “House of Klarna”. Hot on the heels of the news this week that 50,000 new Klarna customers a week are choosing ‘Pay later’ at retailer checkouts, and with over 12 million transactions in the past year alone,
Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, has added seven big name home and furniture brands to its portfolio of more than 150 over the last six weeks.
Following the brands first nationwide listing with Ocado in March this year, of-the-moment eco-conscious chocolate brand Seed and Bean has announced a full range rebrand featuring popping colours to capture shoppers’ attention. The refresh is also positioned to highlight some
Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) is launching its first ever gelatine-free range. The two new Fruittella fruity jelly variants are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
As the realities of climate change become increasingly apparent, sustainability becomes more of a focus in everyday life. In the eyes of today’s environmentally conscious consumers, adopting a sustainable culture is imperative for retailers looking to increase customer loyalty.
Lifestyle Outlets has signed a deal with retailer Outdoor and Country to open a new Barbour outlet store in Gloucester Quays, the stunning waterside location in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees will be opening a new coffee shop in the popular East Midlands Designer Outlet located at Junction 28 of the M1 in October.
Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars has introduced an autumn range with vegetarian products making up 70% of the new menu.
Albert Heijn, an Ahold Delhaize brand, is piloting a fully digital AH to go to enable a truly grab-and-go experience for customers. The brand is developing the store together with AiFi, a U.S.-based technology startup providing AutoCheckout NanoStore, and Dutch
Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, Aldi, is to introduce a range of everyday greetings cards into all 840 of its UK stores for the first time, following a successful trial.
Pets at Home is making more money out of less space and with reduced inventory as a result of a macro space optimisation deployed in conjunction with Symphony RetailAI.
Food distributor and grocery store retailer SpartanNash showed how AI helps businesses focus on what matters in their demand forecast at Xcelerate 2019, hosted by Symphony RetailAI.
LabTech, owner of Camden Market, has announced the signing of British fashion brand, Fred Perry, for a 1,541sq ft store on Camden High Street. The new store is set to open in October.
Tom Rose, head of operations Spar International, shared how the voluntary trading supermarket chain was harnessing digital technologies, including AI, to drive profitable growth at Xcelerate 2019 in Paris last week (17-18 September), hosted by Symphony RetailAI.
Retailers around the word are leveraging the power of AI to transform their operations and drive profitable growth.
In its quest to revolutionise how the world accesses coffee,Costa Coffee, a leading provider of premium quality drinks, alongside Eseye, the UK-based industrial IoT connectivity specialist, announce today a new partnership to enable Costa Express to deploy IoT-enabled vending machines
Whisk, the world’s smartest food platform acquired by Samsung NEXT, today announced the launch of the Sponsored Product platform. The new platform offers CPG brands and grocery retailers the ability to maximize sales by assisting their users’ grocery planning with
Based on the site of the original rural dairy in Lancashire, fourth generation cheesemaker Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses uses traditional farmhouse recipes to make cheese perfect for the modern palate.
In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’, and ahead of National Recycle Week (September 23 – 29), Asda is announcing the move of its range of Extra Special Aberdeen Angus Steaks into recyclable cardboard trays.