Following its latest health assessment, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has determined that retail health worsened severely in the second quarter of 2020. The RTT’s Retail Health Index (RHI) – a quantitative and qualitative assessment of demand, margin and
Looking to cut down your plastic footprint? Look no further than your weekly shop, as Lidl is proudly introducing its first shoes to be made with 25% recycled ocean bound plastic and 75% recycled polyester, as part of its wider
Adaptive pricing is needed to ensure grid stability as demand for Electric Vehicles increases, according to research by the University of Cologne.
M&G Real Estate and intu, joint owners of Manchester Arndale, have announced further growth to the centre’s leisure offer with the opening of Electric Playbox and Roxy Lanes this summer. Electric Playbox has signed a 10-year lease for a 3,047sq
LiveRamp, the leading global data connectivity platform, today announces that GAME, the leading high street video gaming retailer, will begin employing LiveRamp Safe Haven, a neutral and privacy-safe software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that enables companies to recognise value by connecting their
For the 2020 championship racing season, GUESS is proud to sponsor the Kessel team as they take part in motorsport’s most prestigious races. Throughout the season’s racing calendar, the Kessel Racing Group team will race internationally under the GUESS flag,
Co-op is rolling our body-worn cameras to front-line colleagues with a focus on further increasing safety in-store against a background of rising retail crime in the industry.
Major e-retailers and traditional retailers have switched to global delivery platform Sorted to optimise deliveries and digitise in-store sales during the COVID-19 crisis.
More than half (56%) of UK business leaders have said they’re not planning to invest more in digital transformation - with 39% saying their plans have remained the same and 17% have even rolled back their plans - despite COVID-19
Following today’s release of Kingfisher Q2 figures to date for 2020/21, Amy Higginbotham, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Kingfisher reports a strong performance for its Q2 to date (11 weeks to 18 July), boosted
While the Government's announcement on Tuesday 14 July was not a complete surprise, the lack of a properly thought through plan behind the move to compulsory wearing of face coverings in stores and supermarkets has caused some consternation amongst retailers
Moving Mountains (www.movingmountainsfoods.com), the pioneering, independent British food tech brand that launched the UK’s first plant-based ‘bleeding’ burger, is partnering with Waitrose to meet growing demand for innovative plant-based meat and high quality frozen food in the UK.
Nomadic Dairy, the No.1 breakfast yogurt brand in the UK, has launched a Chocolate and Vanilla Breakfast Bircher - joining its existing Blueberry flavour.
The North Face brings a new collection straight from the heart of the Mountains. Bottle Source has been produced from 18,000kgs of plastic bottles collected from waste streams in the Alps.
2020 has seen nearly all of the large events cancelled, to the deepest regret of sporting fans across the world. To drum up some excitement and fuel passion, Del Monte will this week launch its own “Del Monte Fruitball Cup 2020” campaign.
ArrowXL, the leading two-person delivery company, is increasing its warehousing and delivery capacity in London and the South East and moving into a brand-new Hub facility in Enfield. It follows an strong increase in volume nationwide as people continue to
Following today’s release of Matalan Q1 figures for 2020/21, Sofie Willmott, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘With Matalan’s stores only open for around five weeks of Q1, its underdeveloped online channel has not
Cost Per Click (CPC) has been a proven digital sales model for some time, providing rich pickings for the likes of Amazon and Google who have millions of sellers. It’s also a very sound strategy for retailers with long-tail brands,
Spar keeps the rosé trend alive this summer with the launch of a sophisticated wine from Mendoza, Argentina. The summer time has officially started, and Malbec Rosé is the new perfect pairing for dining in the sun.
InPost UK, has today announced a deal to provide its 24/7 self-serve parcel locker service to leading online fashion retailer Missguided. As online shopping continues to gather pace, Missguided was keen to offer buyers a convenient contact-free delivery and returns
Jisp and Scandit have partnered with the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) to give convenience store owners across the country the chance to offer shoppers a digital, frictionless shopping experience just like the big stores.
Global information company The NPD Group says there is clear evidence of a slow but encouraging recovery in the British out-of-home (OOH) foodservice market. Weekly spend to the end of week 28 (Sunday 12 July) recovered to 50% of the
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of three brand new stores. Gosport in Hampshire, Maidstone in Kent and Wednesbury in the West Midlands have all opened for contactless delivery in recent weeks, taking the number of
Online share of sales accounted for 14% of all grocery spend in the UK in the last four weeks ending 11th July 2020. This is up from the 13% share recorded in the previous four weeks, and 10% share from
Eatlean, the high protein, low fat cheese, has secured a new listing with supermarket Sainsbury’s, launching into stores on 15 July.