Following today’s release of Kingfisher FY2020/21 figures; Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “FY2020/21 has been a year of positive change for Kingfisher. It has undoubtedly benefited from high demand for
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Neighbourly connects businesses with thousands of vetted local charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland through a technology platform that facilitates the donation of volunteer time, redistribution of surplus products and grant funding to make the maximum positive
Spar International aims to further tackle food waste through scaling up its successful collaboration with digital platform Gander. The partnership initially launched in Northern Ireland and has grown to become a global collaboration.
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an influence on people’s shopping habits. Even though it has dramatically disrupted the retail sector, the effects have varied massively between brick-and-mortar versus online shops, essential versus nonessential stores, and small versus large retailers
Specialist music business Bonners has swapped out ineffective on-premise solutions for a combination of Brightpearl and Shopify Plus as the company seeks to tune up its multichannel customer service offering.
InPost, a leading out-of-home e-commerce delivery company today announces the next phase of its partnership with Transport for London (TfL) which will see the rollout of more than sixty new parcel lockers across the TfL network over the next three
From earthquakes to multi-climate simulations: AutoStore unveils Innovation Hub to test and replicate supply chain environments
AutoStore, the leading robotic technology company, can today unveil its new Innovation Hub located in Karmøy, Norway, a pioneering new center for testing and replicating diverse in-store and warehouse environments.
Yext, Inc., the Search Experience Cloud company and Central England Co-op have announced the results of their collaboration, helping deliver online answers to thousands of customer questions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, the world’s leading variety retailer, is launching MishiPay’s mobile self-checkout solution, which offers the potential for the revitalisation of the high street after a tough retail year. Using MishiPay’s new ‘Scan & Go’ technology, customers at 30
Sensormatic Solutions collaborates with Intel to digitally transform retail and improve shopper experiences
Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio from Johnson Controls, continues to collaborate with Intel Corporation to deliver further innovative solutions to retailers.
The Independent Pharmacy, a CQC regulated online pharmacy and doctor offering advice and access to hundreds of medicines in the UK, has partnered with Mapp and Fresh Relevance for omni-channel personalisation and marketing automation.
Fashion brand MS Mode is equipping its 185 stores in the Benelux countries, France and Spain with a new inventory management system based on RFID technology. Technology company, Nedap, is providing all 185 MS Mode stores with its inventory management
Amazon Business is a global procurement solution now used by more than five million business customers, ranging from sole proprietors to multinational enterprises with tens of thousands of employees on a single account.r
Following today’s news (15 March 2021) that Deliveroo has announced plans to commit £1bn ($1.39bn) to float shares of the company on the UK stock market; Jim Toy, consumer analyst at leading data analysis company, GlobalData, shared his view on
Volkswagen and bp today announced they intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
Following the latest guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlighting the risks of coronavirus transmission in air conditioning and ventilation systems, Bureau Veritas is stressing the need to carry out indoor air quality surveys, swab-sampling programs and quantification
Small retail business owners gave up £5,000 of own savings to keep paying staff during pandemic, research finds
Small business owners have been tested to the limit over the past year, thanks to the pandemic putting intense pressure on cashflow and jobs. New research from QuickBooks reveals the range of personal sacrifices small business owners have taken just
New parcel robot for parcel handover points and small stores optimises storage and makes customer service faster
Parcel handover points and small stores have a new solution to manage the growing parcel volumes more effectively and minimise queuing. The Estonian tech company Cleveron, known for creating robotic parcel handover solutions for big retailers, has developed a robot
Shoppers at four Tamworth Co-Op stores are now able to avail of Snappy Shopper’s online home delivery with the launch of the new service in stores.
BlueVenn, the international Customer Data Platform (CDP) provider, announces today that it has been selected by beauty brand By Terry to enhance and personalise its marketing and user experience. The luxury cosmetic brand will use BlueVenn’s CDP to collate and
ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, today announced it is extending its partnership with Boots UK, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, to drive payments modernization for the UK’s pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer.
The PayPoint Group – which houses leading payments brands such as PayPoint and Handepay – is shining a light on inspirational female business owners within its network of convenience stores and merchants, to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Trax, a leading global provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail, and Roamler, a European technology company specializing in crowd-supported solutions for field marketing, today announced a new partnership to provide consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in Europe
Sustainability is a competitive imperative for fashion brands, says Luca Tonello, sales director at DedaGroup Stealth The pressure on brands to demonstrate sustainability has intensified during the Covid crisis and there may never be a return to the old normal. So,
One of Payzone Ireland’s core initiatives is to continuously seek and add products to their suite of offerings to their retailers. These are products which are known to generate incremental revenue for retailers through real consumer demand. In 2020, Payzone