As businesses around the world respond to the growing need to protect employees and customers, technology that provides managers with actionable insights will enable brands to position themselves as highly responsible and give their customers peace of mind.
Rich’s, the UK’s leading supplier of premium bakery products, has outlined new projects to help retailers and out of home providers meet the changing demands of consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Deliveroo and Majestic Wine have today announced the major expansion of their delivery partnership to cover 80 UK sites across the UK, alongside an expanded range on offer.
Oversized packaging and congestion in the packing area was impeding peak performance at ASDA’s George Home e-fulfilment operation. That was until the opportunity arose to acquire a state-of-the-art automated packing system that could tailor-make parcels at high-velocity.
Nextdoor and Barclays launch ‘Get Local’ partnership to help UK local businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19
Nextdoor and Barclays have launched a new partnership helping to connect people all across the UK with local businesses in their communities, through a range of new features on Nextdoor.
Superdrug has supported NHS staff and vulnerable people in the community, by donating upwards of 56,500 personal care products and foodstuffs to banks and hospitals nationwide.
The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted how important essential supermarket workers are, but in reality, they are often amongst the most poorly paid and undervalued employees within our society.
Moto, Britain’s biggest motorway service operator, is taking another big step on the road to recovery with the launch of a click-and-collect food ordering scheme at 48 of its sites. Powered by QikServe’s Preoday product, the service will include Moto’s
Aldi is trialling a home delivery service in partnership with Deliveroo, offering 150 Aldi products in as little as 30 minutes.
British consumers have praised social distancing measures put in place by DIY retailers with over 80% saying that it was easy to follow protective guidelines inside stores, according to a study by Kantar.
Easing of lockdown measures presents new challenges for leaders – they must remain focused on their purpose, says ICS
The government’s announcement of an easing of lockdown measures marks a move into the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis for many businesses - and brings with it a new set of complex challenges. As I said at the start
A new white paper from logistics and warehousing specialists, Bis Henderson Consulting, ‘Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19)’, argues that many of the changes that we can expect to see in retail were already on
FrieslandCampina has been busy delivering its much-loved milk drinks to front-line workers across the UK. Over the past six weeks a team has safely delivered 5,368 cases of its Barista cold coffee drink and 409 cases of YAZOO KiDS chocolate
BrightSign unveils touchless engagement solutions to help retailers and restaurants safely open for business
BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced BrightLink and BrightMenu to help retailers, restaurants and other businesses safely operate in the face of new health regulations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘phenomenal effort’ of colleagues at Central England Co-op’s distribution hubs has been highlighted as a key part of ensuring local communities continue to have access to vital food and essentials during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the current economic climate with a backdrop of Covid-19, lots of questions are being asked about the future of our high streets as we start to ease through the lockdown. Paul Latimer – the owner of Latimer Appleby –
UK relaxes into new way of working – and loungewear emerges as winner with 49% increase in shopper demand
Demand for loungewear and casualwear has skyrocketed by 49% according to new data from Epsilon-Conversant, showing that retailers which highlight their most lockdown-friendly stock can reap the rewards. According to the year-on-year comparison, homeware purchasing has also risen by 41%
Selecta, Europe’s leading route-based unattended self-service provider, has launched a range of convenient hygiene and safety solutions for public and private vending in response to the COVID-19 crisis, helping customers and consumers to feel safe as lockdown measures ease in
Economic anxiety remains high, but we have found a new normal in lockdown even though we miss our lives. We are though already turning towards the next steps as constraints on our lives begin to ease. These are the findings
Online retail sales soar to 10-year high as COVID-19 redefines shopping behaviours, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows
Following the UK’s first full month under lockdown, April’s online retail sales results have signalled a seismic shift in purchasing patterns. As COVID-19 shut brick and mortar stores up and down the county, online sales growth surged to a 10-year
In the current climate, there has been more demand than ever for accessible home deliveries. Responding to this demand, Merchant Gourmet has partnered with the chefs at parent company Leathams to produce bespoke food boxes as well as pre-packed world-cuisine
Bytronic Automation has launched a new thermal imaging device to help businesses reopen and fight the spread of COVID-19.
New research from Blue Yonder highlights how shopping behavior has changed globally since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Blue Yonder surveyed 6,000 European adult consumers in April and 1,000 U.S. adult consumers in both March and April.
Londoners have cancelled more Direct Debits than anyone else since Covid-19 shut country down, study finds
A study has found one in five of those in the capital have already cancelled some of their non-essential monthly payments, and a further 26 per cent are thinking about it.
Keeping up with disruptors is top long-term challenge for businesses as retail prepares to reopen, research from RetailEXPO reveals
With non-essential retail not expected to open until June and retailers prioritising immediate e-commerce initiatives to drive sales, the ability to keep up with retail disruptors is the greatest long-term challenge faced by retail businesses post-covid-19, according to new research