In August 2020, retail sales volumes increased by 0.8% when compared with July; this is the fourth consecutive month of growth, resulting in an increase of 4.0% when compared with February’s pre-pandemic level, the latest figures from the Office for
It goes without saying that the retail sector has been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, and the recently introduced government guidelines place even more pressure on already strained retailers. Using years of expertise and its advanced Deep Learning technology,
If you take the time to look up in any retail space, you’ll more than likely see similar ventilation systems wherever you go. This will usually consist of some spiral ductwork and industrial diffusers. There’s nothing wrong with this, it
Astound Commerce, the world’s largest independent digital commerce specialist, has announced the appointment of Michael Kahn as global CEO, setting a course to accelerate growth, development and marketplace leadership in a rapidly evolving, digital-first global trading environment. The appointment
Westfield London and Timberland announce three-year sustainable partnership with new Nature Reserve at West London site
Today, Westfield London and Timberland have announced a three-year sustainable partnership with the launch of an accessible and biodiverse Nature Reserve at the West London shopping destination.
Budweiser, the official beer of the English Premier League, has today announced the launch of a brand new on-pack competition and limited-edition Premier League packs to celebrate the return of the football season.
Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s largest independent forecourt operator, has just opened a new-to-industry station on Jersey. Operated under MFG’s Roberts Garages brand, Roberts West is MFG’s fourth station on the island.
St Pancras International becomes world’s first train station to introduce state-of-the-art cleaning robots
Following on from the successful reopening of the iconic London destination’s popular stores and cafés in June, which saw the implementation of a number of heightened hygiene measures, the station has now revealed plans to provide an even safer environment
M&S Food is extending its initiative to turn unsold fresh bakery loaves into frozen garlic bread to 200 stores as part of its 2030 goal to halve food waste.
This autumn sees the launch of the new ‘Majestic Diversity In Wine Scholarship’, a new initiative set up by Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest specialist retailer.
2020 has been a challenging period for everyone, yet with the year also marking Opies 140th anniversary, the fine food business is uniting with select family-owned producers to show solidarity and help showcase their artisan ranges. Having experienced numerous testing times
The Co-op has reported total revenues up 7.6% to £5.8bn in the 26 weeks to 4 July and said sales were driven by exceptional performances from its Food and Wholesale operations.
Lifestyle Outlets has announced another new tenant signing to its Gloucester Quays scheme with discount beauty store Beauty Outlet opening Thursday 17 September. The outlet store is the latest brand to join the centre scheme set in the stunning waterside
The manager of a Co-op food store in Yorkshire which was struck by ATM thieves on its first day of trading has thanked the local community for their support after receiving a warm welcome to the village in his first
Alpro, one of the first worldwide companies specialising in plant-based foods and drinks, is celebrating 40 years since its foundation with the release of a new five-year health and sustainability action plan, titled ‘Feeding the Future With Plants’.
Despite the uncertain future of analog experiences, Moose Knuckles forges ahead with plans to expand its global footprint via a slew of strategically located and experiential pop-up stores.
Following today’s release of Next H1 figures for 2020/21, Emily Salter, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Though a sobering set of results that illustrate the decimated demand for clothing & footwear due to COVID-19,
Southern Co-op which operates over 200 convenience stores and 50 funeral homes across south England, has extended its partnership with PayPoint.
Cult Beauty, the UK’s fastest-growing beauty retailer, is delighted to have won the award for Excellence in International Ecommerce at the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 awards dinner last night.
A new survey conducted by global packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has revealed that British consumers are making a statement by demanding more sustainable packaging from brands before making online fashion purchases. The survey, which was conducted with consumers across four
Weetabix Food Company has partnered with charity Magic Breakfast to provide healthy school breakfasts to hungry children in areas across England and Scotland. Weetabix is providing food donations as well as covering the delivery costs to the charity’s 480 partner
Leading retailers and brands announced to speak at AxoniCom LIVE – a digital conference focused on driving the frontline forward
Axonify, the modern training and communication solution for frontline retail associates, has announced the latest speaker line-up for its annual conference, AxoniCom LIVE, which sees current and former executives from Foot Locker, Disney, Accor Hotels and Walmart discuss the future
There’s a year to go until one of the only shopping and leisure destinations under construction in the country opens its doors to the public.
Following today’s release of John Lewis & Partners H1 figures for 2020/21, Sofie Willmott, content head of apparel at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Dame Sharon White has confirmed that John Lewis’ partners will not be paid
Twinings, McCain and Mars are among the top FMCG product innovators in the UK, reveals a new list released today by Nielsen BASES. The Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations list celebrates recent product innovations across various FMCG categories in Europe.