Black Friday deals spell the death of January sales as we know them, warns Elizabetta Camilleri, London Business School MBA graduate and founder of SalesGossip. Retailers who are late to the party will face a bleak January.
Boursin (the Bel Group) and their agency, Young & Rubicam Paris, have decided to put on a “marvelous spread” for the end of the year. By means of a new European campaign – launching in the UK as of 1
Voucherbox.co.uk: fewer than one in 10 shoppers to hit high as Black Friday bargain hunters shop online
A survey of UK shoppers has found that only 6.5% of people intend to spend their money on the high street on the last payday weekend before Christmas, with the majority looking to focus their bargain hunting online on Black
Stephen Springham, head of retail research, Knight Frank, claims Black Friday is really just a glorified promotion day
Chartman Group introduces drinks can recycling facilities at award-winning flagship petrol forecourt
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
During the busy period leading up to Christmas, it’s important for retailers to be extra vigilant when selling age restricted products – especially as some items will be in particular demand over the festive period. Tony Allen, managing director of Under
Leading Welsh brewer and hospitality retailer S.A. Brain & Co has agreed an £85m funding package, jointly provided by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and HSBC Corporate Banking. The funding constitutes a re-financing of the company’s existing debt and provides the necessary
Spar staff from the North West of England came together to support Operation Christmas Child. On Tuesday 24 November, over 30 staff from 13 Blakemore Retail Spar stores a division of AF Blakemore donated over 300 hours in one day to
Britons’ fondness for a bargain will drive this year’s Black Friday weekend to new heights, but MasterCard SpendingPulse analysis of UK retail sales shows momentum slowing for the promotional shopping weekend and sales growth halving from 13% in 2014 to
Black Friday 2015 will see nearly £1.9bn of sales rung up in UK shops and online, but a study from Worldpay’s Insight Services team suggests the bargain frenzy may be built on a ‘false economy’ which could see some retailers
River Island, the high street fashion retailer, is pioneering a new instore collection service from Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries. Click and Don’t Collect is the first service of its kind designed to solve the
TCC’s new range of cookware, developed in partnership with the team behind MasterChef, makes a great addition to the kitchen.
A Polish company, Intenson, a leader in superfoods distribution in Poland, is expanding in the UK. Intenson products have been available for some time in TK Maxx stores in the UK but now the company is planning a further offensive
BRC welcomes extension of business rates review and continues pressure for process to deliver fundamental reform
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement will only have a minimum positive impact on the retail industry, which is still expected to find approximately £14bn over five years to meet new government policy announcements. Although retailers have committed to achieving the National Living
Liam McElroy, managing director of retail at Wincanton, considers the implications for Black Friday in the UK Black Friday is back. And this time everyone knows what's coming. Launched in the UK just five years ago, it is thought the
The vast majority of European retailers (91%) predict that, over the next two years, better use of big data analytics will bring even closer engagement with customers in the retail and consumer space.
Award-winning e-commerce agency PushON has been appointed by leading furniture retailer Sofaworks to deliver a fully optimised SEO strategy, in order to drive more traffic to the website and increase footfall to the physical stores.
Demandware, an industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, has predicted steady growth in digital commerce for the Christmas shopping season.
This Christmas, The London Jam Factory is updating its festive offering with a new Champagne-style box of four striking flavour combinations: Mango & Passionfruit, Fig & Cinnamon, Cherry, Raspberry & Rose and limited edition Raspberry & Champagne (RRP £25). The
Electronics retailer, Media Markt, debuts in-store interactive ‘buy and win’ promotion with Luckycycle
Media Markt has debuted a new type of multi-channel promotional campaign, offering instore customers the chance to win their purchases for free.
UK is world’s third most popular shopping destination for international online shoppers, PayPal reveals
New research from PayPal reveals the UK is the world’s third most popular shopping destination for international online shoppers. The research found an estimated 86.4 million of them from 29 countries surveyed bought from the UK in the last 12
London’s West End prepares for the £100m Friday – with £200m expected to be spent across ‘Black Friday’ weekend
Retailers across London’s West End are preparing for a Black Friday rush which is set to see nearly £100m spent in the area in just 24 hours. The day is expected to be the biggest trading day so far in
Three-fifths of marketers overlooking Instagram, as Greenlight research reveals its growing influence on shopper behaviour
With one month ‘til Christmas, consumers are increasingly turning to Instagram to drop hints about what they want for Christmas (41%) or to gain inspiration when buying gifts for others (57%), according to a survey of 1,000 UK consumers commissioned
MetaPack, a global leader in e-commerce delivery technology, has today announced that Bleckmann, a leading provider of fashion & lifestyle logistics specialising in retail and e-commerce, will use MetaPack Delivery Management solutions across all of its European operations to support
Lush has joined Amazon and John Lewis as the nation’s favourite retailers - knocking Apple out of the top three - according to the fifth annual Retail Propositions Index published today by OC&C Strategy Consultants.