Acquiring Home Retail Group would have been a major coup for Sainsbury’s, according to the e-commerce agency, Ampersand.
“Taking Argos, with its robust multi-channel offering, under its wing would have certainly boosted Sainsbury’s proposition," Darryl Adie, the Ampersand managing director,
Georg Jensen, the leading Danish design brand, today announces the appointment of Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt as its new chief executive officer.
Ted Baker and Paul Smith have topped the list of most socially engaged premium menswear retailers, according to a new study.
Ted Baker received the highest score of 14 out of a possible 25. The brand brings its personality to life
The past year has seen the rise of more relevant and targeted outreach to consumers, and marketers are already seeing results from doing so. For example, Facebook’s head of agency relations Ed Couchman revealed that users are twice as likely
Stephen Springham, head of Knight Frank retail research, questions the merits of retailers' Christmas trading statements for providing an insight on profitability
While online shopping boomed over the Christmas period, with a reported £728m worth of ecommerce purchases made on Christmas Day alone*, Mail Back Monday (4 January) will see over 980,000 parcels returned, according to Clear Returns, a retail returns specialist.
Costa will introduce a new Vegan Fruit Crumble to its 2016 menu, making it the first coffee shop chain in the UK to launch a vegan product registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.
It is estimated that there are at
A prestigious line-up of packaging and brand professionals has been unveiled by Easyfairs, show organisers of Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print, for its Learnshops programme. Keynote speakers include Weetabix, Innocent Drinks, Kraft Heinz, Britvic, Taylors of Harrogate, John Lewis, Wilkos,
Hammerson’s Retail Tracker (HART), which monitors sales activity across its shopping centres, reported a like for like sales boost of 1.0% yoy for the week ended 26 December 2015.
Across the portfolio, total sales for the eight weeks to
When competing against bigger organisations with large marketing budgets it is important to innovate in order to keep one step ahead. By adding sophistication to automation in its email and website personalisation, discount office supplies company Euroffice is confident that
The Lewis Pies and Pasty Company, one of the largest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has made a substantial investment into new equipment to improve the company's production process and quality of its products.
High streets witnessed a strong footfall uplift on ‘take back Tuesday’ and Saturday 2 January 2016, according to retail specialist Springboard.
A rush to return and exchange unwanted Christmas gifts on Tuesday 29 December 2015, known as 'take back Tuesday', triggered
Economic growth across the private sector picked up in the three months to December, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.
Royal Mail predicts that ‘mail-back Monday’ – the first Monday in the New Year – will be the busiest day for online returns through the post as shoppers rush to send back unwanted Christmas gifts and online purchases.
On Monday 4
Urban Outfitters' acquisition of Pizzeria Vetri, a Philadelphia-based chain of Italian restaurants, is the latest example of a retailer finding innovative ways to bring in new customers and represents a shift in shopping habits.
Giuliano Iannaccone and Heather Ohlberg, retail attorneys
Up to 10% of all refunds for the year will hit UK retailers between Boxing Day and late January, according to a returns specialist.
Vicky Brock, CEO of Clear Returns, a retail returns specialist, warns: "With consumers increasingly buying first and
Friars Walk, Newport’s brand new retail and leisure destination owned by Queensberry Real Estate, smashed its visitor target by 10% over the Bank Holiday weekend. 40,000 shoppers visited on Boxing Day alone, with a host of leading retail names reporting
Helen Dickinson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016 for services to the retail industry. Dickinson has been chief executive of the BRC since January 2013, following a successful career working with retailers at
Contactless payments now account for one in 10 card transactions, and with contactless spend nearing £1bn a month, Barclaycard research indicates contactless is a huge potential growth area for UK retailers.
Customer engagement is key if businesses want to maximize profits. Here real-time engagement platform iAdvize reveals how businesses can stay at the top their game in 2016
Research by predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder has found that one in three of us return at least one gift a year after Christmas, rising to 40% of millenials versus 20% of over 55s. Interestingly men are most likely to
Britain’s ‘Man of the Moment’ and host of the Late Late show, James Corden has teamed up with McDonald’s UK to put his very own Karaoke skills to use, joining people from all over the UK in singing the Wizzard
Shopper traffic is expected to increase on Boxing Day, up 3% year-on-year, according to retail intelligence specialist, FootFall.
Whilst other key festive shopping days have been dominated by online sales as opposed to physical footfall in-store - footfall on Black Friday
Global stain remover brand, ACE Gentle, has secured listings in 400 Morrisons stores across the country as part of plans to further expand its UK offering in 2016.
ACE Gentle has been established in the UK market for a number of
Amazon.co.uk announced today that Prime Now is now available to millions of customers across the UK following the rapid expansion of the one-hour delivery option for customers in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester. Since launching in London in June, customers