Aldi is rolling out flow wrap packaging across its entire Glen Lochy block cheddar range in all 94 Scottish stores, reducing plastic waste by 50%.
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The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s Cardiff, has announced the signing of Danish premium lifestyle and furniture brand BoConcept, with the brand set to launch a UK debut store concept in early 2021.
Top new product: adding protection and wellbeing in consumer environments – Ergonomic Solutions introduces an antimicrobial paint coating to its SpacePole® Technology Mounting Solutions
Ergonomic Solutions provides an added layer of protection across its product range designed to repel bacteria and offer an enhanced sense of wellbeing to customers at the POS, payment and service points, where their solutions are installed in future
Following the news that the Arcadia Group is on the brink of administration: Chloe Collins, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the situation: “Arcadia’s brands have been losing relevance for years
ScS, the UK’s leading Sofa Carpet Specialists, has unveiled its brand-new website, designed to energise and amplify its online presence. The site, which was delivered, and project managed by Sherwen Studios using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud Platform, has transformed the
Poundland is to feature in a two-part fly-on-the-wall TV documentary showing how the discount retailer is going through the biggest transformation in its history.
Superdrug to crack down on in-store aggression and violence at Christmas with its ‘Shop Kind at Christmas’ initiative
In June 2020, Superdrug launched its in-store campaign ‘Be Kind, Shop Kind’ in response to the rise in aggressive behaviour towards store colleagues during the pandemic. The initiative pledged to support and protect Superdrug store employees, with a zero-tolerance stance
XPO Logistics increases productivity and safety in e-commerce warehouses with touchless machine vision scanners
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has deployed 370 state-of-the-art barcode scanners with machine vision in warehouses in the UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands. The fixed-mount, computerised scanners speed the reading of inventory data,
Central England Co-op today begins trialing a brand new service in one of its West Midlands stores that will allow customers to scan and go – all by using a specially created smartphone app.
Homewares and home-furnishing retailer IKEA announces that it will reopen 19 stores across England from 2nd December, including Tottenham Court Road’s Planning Studio which will re-open for appointments and walk-ins. In line with local Government guidelines, stores in Scotland and
In the spotlight: Russia’s O’KEY Group CEO on the transformation of its hypermarket chain and channel
Armin Burger is CEO of O’KEY Group, one of Russia’s leading grocery retailers, which operates hypermarkets under the O`KEY brand and the fast-growing DA! chain of discounters. Launched in St Petersburg in 2002, today the Group has more than 180
Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, has cut the ribbon on a new store in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, as it prepares for the pivotal Christmas trading period. The move brings the total number of nationwide stores back up to the
John Lewis plans to reopen shops in England with new steps to deliver fuss-free shopping to customers this Christmas
John Lewis has announced measures to ensure customers can shop safely and conveniently both in-store and online in the final weeks before Christmas. These include the opportunity to book timed shopping slots in advance when it reopens its shops across
Aldi has revealed when its stores will be open over the festive period.
Sofie Willmott, content head of apparel at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news: “Arcadia’s stable of brands have lost relevance in recent years, with more appealing and innovative retailers that better target their
Pippa Wicks, executive director for John Lewis, said: "This Black Friday period has been like no other with just three of our shops open, but we've worked incredibly hard to meet the significant online demand we've seen this past week
Top new product: CleanAir Spaces and Biotech launch DuctFIT in UK to transform quality of indoor environments and help battle COVID-19
CleanAir Spaces has developed a state-of-the-art technology which helps make indoor spaces healthier and safer and can play an important role in the response to COVID-19, as well as creating healthier working and visiting environments in the longer term.
Sainsbury’s has decisively taken the top spot in Mediaocean’s fourth annual Top 10 Christmas Ad Rankings, while Amazon and LEGO broke into the top ten for the first time.
Studio.co.uk, one of the largest multi-channel retail businesses in the UK, has appointed data-powered integrated data agency, Jaywing, as its marketing measurement and effectiveness partner.
Danish furniture and home furnishings brand, JYSK has announced today record results in the UK & Ireland during the financial year 2019/2020, with total sales reaching €41M, an increase of 74% on 2018/2019. Despite a challenging year for the retail
KellyDeli, owners of international sushi franchise Sushi Daily, is set to launch a new hot food range at 22 of its counters in Waitrose stores.
Foodservice driving the future of convenience store retail growth for FreshStop at Caltex, South Africa
Over the last five years, fuel retail convenience stores have been developing and expanding their in-house food service offering as part of their growth strategy. This international trend took off during the COVID-19 pandemic, when consumers began to rely on
Nectar360, part of the Sainsbury’s business, is working with market-leading retail media technology company, CitrusAd, to launch a retail media platform that enables brands and ad agencies to launch targeted sponsored product, banner advertising and return on investment (ROI) reporting
Harry’s gives grassroots teams a taste of premier league treatment with Footballs Other Guys Campaign
On 29 February 2020, men’s care brand Harry’s launched Footballs Other Guys - a campaign supporting grassroots football communities and clubs, across the UK. Unlike professional football, most grassroots clubs depend on local funding, with run down facilities, Harry’s is
Local Spar and VIVO retailers are attracting new customers who have not shopped with them before thanks to the introduction of a new home delivery and click ‘n’ collect app.