Just a week after outlining strong pent-up demand from customers, Bensons for Beds today (18 August) will launch a major advertising campaign - its biggest since the end of lockdown restrictions and the re-opening of so-called non-essential stores.
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Dixons Carphone delivers a hat-trick of sustainability initiatives including industry first EPS take back
Dixons Carphone, the business behind Currys PC World, has launched an industry first recycling scheme enabling customers to return expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging to stores for recycling for free.
Poundland is doubling the size of its trial online delivery service to millions more customers across the Midlands and reaching into Yorkshire.
Aldi is to save the equivalent of over 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year by installing fridge doors as standard in its new and newly refurbished stores.
Fast-growing beverage business, VitaCup, is brewing brilliant results after selecting Brightpearl to support its delivery of vitamin and superfood-infused coffee and tea products.
Monsoon Accessorize Trust will continue support to education projects and communities in Afghanistan
The Monsoon Accessorize Trust has been supporting women and children education projects for over 20 years in Kabul, most recently committing to fund a school for children in Bamiyan with a large carpet weaver community.
The UK’s Retail Sector Council (RSC) has launched a national online initiative to help small independent retailers (SMEs) cut their carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly.
Poundland this week launched its first back-to-school range since it became a top 20 clothing retailer thanks to the growing popularity of its PEP&CO brand.
Norfolk-born, sustainably-focused, artisan gin brand Bullards Spirits is expanding to bricks and mortar nationally with a series of new Gin Shop & Tasting Rooms across the country. Starting primarily in Norwich, the 2020 festive pop-up shop is now a permanent
Hotter Shoes has reported that sales of casual shoes have nearly doubled during the pandemic; with no signs of the trend slowing.
Online electricals retailer AO is celebrating recycling over two million fridges at its recycling plant in Telford – lined up, that’s a whopping 2,000+ miles, equalling the distance from Edinburgh to the North Pole.
Snappy Shopper, the home delivery platform focused on delivering product choice and value for shoppers, has registered record home delivery numbers in July. New customer numbers were up +44% in July vs June and total transactions and frequent customer numbers
A pet food and accessory retailer in Totton has welcomed the new track and trace regulations after being hit by the ‘pingdemic’.
Sainsbury’s is bringing back its much-loved Disney Collectable Cards and Album this September. The popular cards featuring Disney, Pixar, Star Wars™ and Marvel, will return from 1st September until 12th October, available in all Sainsbury’s stores across the UK and
LDOg-Friendly: capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre enhances the retail experience for pet owners
London Designer Outlet, the capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, is introducing new dog-friendly measures to ensure its guests can enjoy the retail experience with their canine companions.
HelloFresh UK – the nation’s largest recipe box provider – has been certified as a B Corporation (or B Corp), after surpassing rigorous social and environmental standards relating to its governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.
Peter Williams, founder of the iconic Jack Wills and Aubin & Wills brands, relaunches iconic Aubin brand and unveils the details of a pioneering new hybrid business model for a post-covid world.
Waitrose has announced the appointment of Louise Dolan as trading director, ambient. Dolan will join from 29 November.
*shopt, the number one cash rewards app for convenience retailers, has launched a new Staycation campaign to boost retailer sales in the weeks ahead, with one in three Brits choosing to holiday in the UK this year.
Lidl is launching a glitz kitchen collection, with a range of products on offer in either rose gold blush or sleek black variations. From toasters to wall clocks, Lidl’s Tower collection will add sparkle to kitchens across the nation.
Home and garden expert Homebase is bringing the best of its products, ideas and inspiration to Bradford, with a brand-new store on Enterprise 5 Retail Park.
Spar, the leading symbol group in the UK, is launching a new range of own label household cleaning and paper products.
A five-figure project to install striking exterior and interior signage at Primark’s new multi-million-euro flagship store on Prague’s Wenceslas Square has been completed.
Waitrose Foundation launches in three new countries – as Africa’s most vulnerable farming communities continue their perilous battle with Covid
The John Lewis Partnership is marking the 15th anniversary of its Waitrose Foundation by launching in three new countries, an initiative that the Partnership hopes will provide a much needed lifeline to communities that have been hit hardest by Covid-19.
Innovative independent businesses are rushing to sign leases in Wembley Park, London’s globally renowned entertainment district and 365-day neighbourhood, with two further deals made in the last week – including one that already has a space in the destination.