As face coverings become increasingly part of our everyday lives, BSI, the business improvement company, today launches a BSI Kitemark for Face Coverings. The new Kitemark assesses face coverings to a technical specification that requires 70% particle filtration and breathability
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Ladurée is now available via the Uber Eats app, enabling the public to experience its luxury patisserie and savoury offerings from the comfort of their homes.
Hammerson has worked with retail technology partner Red Ant to launch a new feature on its destination’s websites to help customers plan their visits. ‘Crowd Checker’ provides shoppers with live updates on how popular a centre is in real time,
Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company is looking for over 10.5K ‘parcel people’ to join its business as it invests £100 million to expand its capacity to meet the huge demand created by people shopping at home during lockdown
Aldi has pledged that its donations to Teenage Cancer Trust will hit £10m by 2027 as the supermarket announces a five-year extension to its current partnership with the charity.
Wincanton, the largest British third-party logistics company, has opened a new 128,000sq ft distribution centre in Stafford, to support its customer Screwfix, the major UK retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products, in its continuing business growth.
Huawei, the leading global technology company, has today announced it will be opening three new state-of-the-art Huawei Experience Stores and Service Centres in the UK. This will include its first ever own-brand store, which will open in London’s Olympic Park,
The ‘Definition’ series is to be expanded by Majestic Wine this summer, the retailer has revealed, with a number of key new styles and wines developed specially for the label.
John Lewis & Partners extends Click & Collect partnership with Co-op to provide customers with nearly 900 collection locations in the UK
Today, 17 July, John Lewis has announced that its fast track, Click & Collect delivery and returns service will be available in over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer, offering customers access to John Lewis products
Co-op is set to serve-up its newest food store in Harlow (Friday, 17 July) following a £600,000 investment creating 14 new jobs.Co-op set to serve-up its newest store in Harlow community
Taco Bell UK announced today that it plans to show appreciation for fans with something we all know and love – free tacos. Taco Bell fans across the UK can enjoy a free Crunchy Taco every Tuesday in August.
Retail Assist is delighted to announce OMIO PIM’s latest customer, womenswear retailer, Whistles.
Aldi has partnered with Edinburgh-based The Old Curiosity Distillery to launch a new small-batch premium gin which will be available from all 92 Aldi stores across Scotland.
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been selected by Greene King plc to manage dedicated warehousing and distribution for Greene King’s secondary drinks channel. XPO will provide innovative logistics services from five warehouses distributing
Costa Coffee to pass on full 15% VAT reduction to customers across all food and drink in owned stores
Costa Coffee to pass on full 15% VAT reduction to customers across all food and drink in owned stores. Over 1,500 Costa Coffee stores and 9,000 plus Costa Express machines will reduce VAT, passing on the saving directly to customers.
Following the huge success of the first of its kind, functional drink, Grenade Energy - and just months after its official launch - Grenade ignites once again as it enters the chilled meal deal section of the largest supermarket chain
Wunderman Thompson Commerce, a leading global digital agency, today announced the launch of a new website for Hotter Shoes. The website will support the brand’s growing global commerce offering as the UK shoe manufacturer accelerates its expansion into the US
Aldi is extending its current trial with Deliveroo into 11 new stores, including five more in London and launching in Greater Manchester and Cambridge for the first time. The extension more than doubles the number of stores currently running the
Family-run footwear retailer Meeks Shoes has re-opened its Stockport store after receiving support from Barclays through the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). A plan is now in place to open the business’ four other stores over the next
Aldi is to buy nearly four tonnes of surplus stock from British artisan cheesemakers whose businesses have been affected by Covid-19. Following the closure of restaurants and supermarket deli counters, many producers were left with unsold fresh cheese with a
Shiseido, the Japanese beauty brand that’s one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world, is rolling out Cegid’s cloud-based retail software to over 600 stores in Asia to ensure standardised processes and systems throughout the group. It says the
Iceland has announced that it has reduced its operational carbon footprint by nearly three quarters (74%) since 2011, ensuring it is well ahead of schedule to hit the Government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050. Its footprint has fallen
The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that Capgemini, a leading global consulting, technology services and digital transformation company, has been selected to provide specialist IT application services to support the Partnership’s technology systems and business processes.
Sofie Willmott, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news: “Shopping for non-essential items is already less appealing than pre-COVID due to the queuing involved, the inability to try items on
Following today’s release of Ocado H1 figures for 2019/20, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘When viewed in isolation, Ocado’s H1 retail revenue growth figure of +27.2% makes it look like it has