Fruit snack brand Nature’s Finest, has announced the launch of a premium range of adult fruit snacks. The two new SKU’s will launch into retail from mid-February; Juicy Pineapple in Coconut Water and Juicy Mango in Coconut Water, to join
Sainsbury’s plans to expand its Netto alliance is the best strategy for fighting the discount threat, according to leading retail analysts. Commenting on the retailer’s results for the three months to 9 January 2016 - Sainsbury’s posted a 0.4% fall in
O2 has announced the opening of a new concept store in Manchester, with customer inspiration and digital exploration taking centre-stage.
Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has confirmed that it enjoyed its busiest and most efficient peak season to date. Throughout December the delivery firm processed 30.3 million parcels, representing a 24% increase on the previous year. The record-breaking peak season followed
Bavaria, a 300 year old independently owned brewery, today announced that PizzaExpress is now serving one of the UK’s only true non-alcoholic beers Bavaria 0.0% Original, in its UK restaurants.
Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, has contributed more than £7.9bn to the UK economy over the past 25 years according to a review by professional services firm PwC published today (Tuesday). Commissioned by British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, to assess
Welcome boost for supermarkets as consumers up spend 8% to £3.3bn in Christmas week, Nielsen reveals
The UK’s beleaguered supermarkets received a welcome Christmas present as consumers spent £3.3bn during the week ending Boxing Day – 8% more than in the same period a year ago – according to global information and insights company Nielsen. Supermarket sales
Spar is relaunching its own brand paperware range, with a host of improvements including quality and value for money. The complete range of toilet tissue, kitchen towel and facial tissues has been improved, in particular the upgrades from two to three
Cost control and consolidation will continue to dominate the consumer goods supply chain agenda in 2016, says Crimson & CO
Forecasts show that 2016 will continue the trend of minimal year-on-year growth in consumer goods spending, both in the UK and across Europe; in this environment manufacturers will carry on looking for opportunities to consolidate and pare down costs, focusing
Business in 2016 will benefit from an improved global economic backdrop but must prepare for volatility in emerging markets, argues a new special report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit. For many companies, China's slowdown and continued global pressure on
Morrisons posts encouraging Christmas performance and has opportunity to win back shoppers, researchers claim
Morrisons has reported a 0.2% increase in like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) for the nine weeks to 3 January 2016, encouraging researchers and paving the way for the further differentiation from its main rivals to win back shoppers.
Shoppers pocket the change over Christmas as one million more head to the discounters, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 3 January 2016, showed no Christmas uplift for the British grocery market as sales fell by 0.2% on last year thanks to continuing price deflation.
One in five Brits shop with independent retailers more than they did one year ago, rising to almost one in three (30%) for the 18 to 24-year-old age group, new research shows. The research, conducted by The Leadership Factor on behalf
UK retailers enjoy a very merry online Christmas, BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for December 2015 shows
UK retail sales rose by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from December 2014, when they had decreased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a 1.0% rise in December 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen
Consumers plan lifestyle upgrades and big buys in 2016 as confidence remains buoyant, Barclaycard reports
Consumers are starting 2016 with a spring in their step, with new research from Barclaycard revealing continued confidence in their own financial health. The latest research, which takes an in-depth look at the country’s spending patterns and confidence levels, found that
New year spending on beers, wines and spirits in UK supermarkets rises 3% compared with 2014, IRI reports
Grocery (food and drink) value sales in UK supermarkets over the full six-week Christmas trading period (to 2 January) were -0.6% lower than in 2014, according to data just released by global insight leader IRI. This performance was stronger than
As fuel prices fall to seven year low, Knight Frank considers the impact on petrol forecourt property values
Adam Chapman, head of Knight Frank’s automotive team, considers the impact of dropping fuel prices on petrol forecourt property values Oil tumbled to its lowest level for nearly 12 years last week, raising the prospect of further falls in fuel prices
CBRE, a leading global real estate advisor, has appointed Mark Burlton as global executive of its retail occupier team, EMEA. Burlton will lead the development of CBRE’s retail occupier business in Europe as well as advising its European retail clients on
Sloane Stanley Estate has launched THE CONCEPT STORE, a permanent and dedicated pop-up space that offers brands the opportunity to have a high street presence on the King’s Road, one of London’s most iconic shopping and lifestyle destinations.
More than a third of Christmas click & collect shoppers experienced issues with their orders, JDA/Centiro report shows
More than a third (36%) of Christmas click & collect shoppers encountered issues with their ‘click & collect’ orders, according to the second annual JDA/Centiro Christmas Customer Pulse report (conducted online by YouGov). Of those that encountered any of the
Eagle Eye, a leading SaaS technology company that validates and redeems digital promotions in real-time, has partnered with Mediavest to launch a cutting edge digital campaign for Nicotinell, enabling them to track online activity through to in store sales in
Capita has added to its payments capability with the acquisition of the online payments business of PayPoint. PayPoint’s Online Payments business has a portfolio of pan-European clients, with a proven specialism in a range of sectors. It serves around 200 high-profile
Customer satisfaction is reported to be at an all-time high for independent parcel carrier Yodel, following the busy Black Friday and Christmas peak period. The carrier handled over 22m parcels in the five weeks running up to Christmas (Sunday 22
Manhattan Associates today announced its pivotal involvement in Asda’s recently launched toyou service, a ’game changing’ order collection and return service for consumers that puts Asda at the forefront of innovation in global retailing. Manhattan has worked alongside Asda to provide
Detego, the leader in business intelligence for fashion retailers and its partner RIoT Insight, an independent solution provider of innovative, practical, complete and integrated best in class RFID and IoT solutions announced today that they have realized the first fully