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Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

Google tipped to open first permanent retail store

20/08/2018 - 11:42
Google is understood to be planning to open its first permanent standalone retail store in the US to sell its growing range of products. read more
Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

Walmart urges suppliers to look beyond China for sources of cosmetics

20/08/2018 - 08:46
Walmart has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, in one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs. read more
Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

17/08/2018 - 13:32
US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter. read more
1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

1 in 10 UK shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

17/08/2018 - 09:15
A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media. read more
Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

Amazon rules the retail world by closing a deal better than its rivals can

15/08/2018 - 11:16
What matters most to web retailers are three things: traffic, engagement and conversion. read more
Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

Sainsbury’s to trial cashierless SmartShop technology

14/08/2018 - 11:28
Sainsbury’s is set to become the latest big-name retailer to trial cashierless technology in its stores, with a view to extending its roll out. read more
Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

Sports Direct snaps up struggling House of Fraser in £90m deal

14/08/2018 - 10:23
House of Fraser, the Chinese-owned UK department store chain, entered administration only to be swiftly snapped up by retailer Sports Direct for £90m. read more
Insights into the global poppy seed market

Insights into the global poppy seed market

13/08/2018 - 11:49
The global consumption of poppy seed increased over the previous year. read more
Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

08/08/2018 - 10:25
Tesco has become the first Big 4 supermarket to offer customers water in aluminium cans in a bid to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic water bottles. read more
Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

Burberry to change logo for first time in two decades

07/08/2018 - 10:22
Burberry has changed its logo for the first time in 20 years, revealing the new look via an Instagram post.  read more
Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

Aldi & Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all the UK Big 4 supermarkets

06/08/2018 - 11:27
Aldi and Lidl have a more loyal customer base than all of the UK’s Big 4 supermarkets, according to new research.  read more
Walmart faces $2bn lawsuit over use of food waste technology

Walmart faces $2bn lawsuit over use of food waste technology

03/08/2018 - 14:39
Walmart is facing a $2 billion lawsuit over technology that tracks the freshness of perishable produce and aims to reduce the amount of wastage in its US stores. read more
Danone keeps its growth outlook despite Morocco boycott

Danone keeps its growth outlook despite Morocco boycott

31/07/2018 - 13:55
Danone is counting on baby food sales in China to help power annual earnings higher despite setbacks in Morocco and Brazil that slowed second-quarter sales, the French food group said. read more
 Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

30/07/2018 - 10:28
Ivanka Trump will wind down her clothing and footwear businesses to focus more on her work in Washington, making the shift after some big-name department stores dropped her brand. read more
Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

27/07/2018 - 12:43
Amazon.com forecast strong northern hemisphere autumn sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets thanks to the retailer’s younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. read more
Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

26/07/2018 - 11:24
According to the report "World: Nutmeg, Mace And Cardamoms - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, in 2016 the nutmeg, mace and cardamom market peaked at 113K tonnes.  read more
UK retailers unknowingly selling real fur as faux fur, parliament’s probe reveals

UK retailers unknowingly selling real fur as faux fur, parliament’s probe reveals

26/07/2018 - 10:31
Remember when Woolworths hastily recalled a range of girls’ T-shirts on discovering that the fluffy bits on them weren’t faux fur‚ as labelled‚ but real animal fur? read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

26/07/2018 - 10:04
Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. read more
China to invest nearly $15bn in SA

China to invest nearly $15bn in SA

24/07/2018 - 13:53
China will invest $14.7bn in SA, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday, after talks between the two countries. read more
Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the UK

24/07/2018 - 10:22
Canned drinks are seeing “significant growth” in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen research revealed today by the Can Makers, the industry trade body for drinks can manufacturers. read more
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. read more
Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

Burberry burns unsold stock worth 506m

24/07/2018 - 08:35
Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed hundreds of millions of rands worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand. read more
Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

23/07/2018 - 13:18
Adidas has announced plans for a major sustainability drive which will see all its clothes and shoes use only recycled polyester over the next six years. read more
Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

19/07/2018 - 11:35
Morrisons has become the latest retailer to launch a “Quieter Hour” designed to make stores more comfortable for shoppers with autism. read more
Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

19/07/2018 - 09:23
The government of Colombia – along with cocoa companies Casa Luker and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates – has pledged to eliminate deforestation from the country’s cocoa supply chain by 2020. read more
Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

18/07/2018 - 14:09
Hit styles have been key to Tiffany’s success in past years, but it has struggled to create new franchises to replace old classics by designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. read more
Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

18/07/2018 - 09:45
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com predicts robots will eventually replace human workers in the retail industry. read more
Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

17/07/2018 - 14:54
The meat and poultry market in West Africa grew to 6.5M tonnes in 2016. In value terms, it stood at $16.1B, which was at the level of the previous year. Market size upturned from 2007 to 2014, with mild fluctuations, followed by an abrupt decline in 2015 and stabilisation in 2016. read more
Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

17/07/2018 - 11:05
Retail giant Walmart said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together. read more
Walmart plans more convenience stores

Walmart plans more convenience stores

13/07/2018 - 14:07
Walmart has opened another convenience store, this time launching a Walmart Fuel Station in Plano, Texas. read more
Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

13/07/2018 - 08:24
Jacobs Douwe Egbert’s (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dryfus Company (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to reduce the impact of climate change on coffee production in Vietnam. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

09/07/2018 - 09:02
Barnes & Noble is starting a search for its fifth CEO since 2010 following Demos Parneros’s sudden termination, irking investors looking for a steady comeback strategy in the age of Amazon. read more
Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

05/07/2018 - 09:51
As a part of its global commitment to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower, Nestlé has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more
Global almond consumption on the rise

Global almond consumption on the rise

04/07/2018 - 13:09
According to the report "World: Almonds - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2016, the value of the global almond market showed a stable dynamic trend.  read more
Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

03/07/2018 - 09:20
Tesco and Carrefour have announced plans to enter into a “long-term, strategic alliance”, with the aim of getting better deals from multinational suppliers, cutting costs, and combating increased competition in their domestic markets. read more
Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

02/07/2018 - 08:03
Nike has returned to growth reporting a double-digit rise in revenues during its fourth quarter thanks to strong international sales. read more
H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

29/06/2018 - 15:08
H&M plans to cut prices further as supply problems hamper the Swedish company’s ability to respond to fast-changing fashion demand, swelling its stockpiles of unsold clothing. read more
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. read more
Key insights into the global apple market

Key insights into the global apple market

27/06/2018 - 10:23
According to the report "World: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the apple market grew to 89.3M tonnes in 2016, which was by 2.5M tonnes (or 3%) more than the year before. read more
Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

26/06/2018 - 08:26
Tesco has announced that it will end its ‘Brand Guarantee’ scheme by the middle of next month as it wants to focus on lowering prices for customers on everyday products. read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

25/06/2018 - 08:28
Macy’s has taken a minority stake in a company that helps emerging brands build out brick-and-mortar stores with minimal effort. read more
Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

22/06/2018 - 11:19
China’s largest retailer JD.com has launched a $550 million (£414 million) partnership with Google which will see the former sell products through Google Shipping across the world. read more
Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

20/06/2018 - 14:29
Walmart has a new Sam’s Club concept store in the works, and it could give Amazon’s cashierless convenience stores a run for their money. read more
Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

18/06/2018 - 08:16
Tesco has delivered its 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth, thanks to an uptick in like-for-likes and its newly-consolidated Booker division.  read more
Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

14/06/2018 - 16:12
Asda has linked up with tech firm Foodmaestro to introduce a new online nutritional search aid that supports customers with complex dietary needs. read more
Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

14/06/2018 - 09:18
Cartier’s owner has lost a landmark legal case in the Supreme Court as it was ruled that the retailer must foot the bill to block sites selling counterfeit goods. read more
Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

13/06/2018 - 10:15
At this year’s annual International Nut Council (INC) conference discussion around expanding the growth of macadamia supply into the global market was more prominent than ever before.  read more
Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

13/06/2018 - 09:14
Richemont, the Swiss luxury brands group run by the Rupert family, has taken another step in its aggressive plan to build a formidable retail network.  read more
Gant appoints new CEO

Gant appoints new CEO

12/06/2018 - 16:30
Gant has announced that Brian Grevy will be its new chief executive with immediate effect. read more
Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

11/06/2018 - 17:50
In 2016, the global strawberry market amounted to 9.2 million tons, which was 5% higher than the previous year level.  read more
Insights into the global sesame seeds market

Insights into the global sesame seeds market

07/06/2018 - 16:50
Sesame seed consumption is continuing to increase. read more
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

07/06/2018 - 14:17
Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. read more
Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

Sainsbury’s teams up with Unilever to launch in-store ice cream parlours

07/06/2018 - 11:48
Sainsbury’s has continued to enhance its in-store offering to attract shoppers, this time teaming up with Unilever to launch ice cream parlours in five of its supermarkets. read more
Global cinnamon consumption on the rise

Global cinnamon consumption on the rise

31/05/2018 - 13:38
From 2007 to 2016, the global cinnamon market value fluctuated perceptibly. According to the report, “World: Cinnamon (Canella) – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025” recently published by IndexBox, a significant increase in 2008 (121% year-on-year y/y) was followed by a slight drop in 2009 (96% y/y).  read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

Balenciaga overtakes Gucci as Kering's fastest growing brand

24/05/2018 - 09:03
Luxury fashion retailer Balenciaga has become Kering’s fastest growing asset thanks to increasing interest from millennials.  read more
Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

Kohl’s reinvents its loyalty strategy

23/05/2018 - 14:52
Kohl’s is reinventing its loyalty strategy by taking the best elements of its three rewards programs and rolling them into one.  read more
Global coconut oil consumption on downward trend

Global coconut oil consumption on downward trend

22/05/2018 - 14:59
From 2007 to 2016, the value of the global coconut oil market showed an unstable dynamic trend. However, in 2016, the value of the global coconut oil market expanded to 4.6 billion USD. This can be explained by the rise in the price of coconut oil due to the current trend of reducing its supplies on the market. read more
Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

22/05/2018 - 14:25
Tesco will remove best before dates on the packaging of nearly 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines as it aims to reduce food waste.  read more
H&M looks to SA as potential clothing supplier

H&M looks to SA as potential clothing supplier

22/05/2018 - 14:12
H&M is looking at SA as a potential supplier, with executives from the world’s second-largest clothing retailer visiting some of the country’s main cities.  read more
Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

22/05/2018 - 11:07
South African retail giant Woolworths said that it had discontinued the role of regional chief executive in its Australian operations in a bid to simplify the leadership structure in that country following a strategic cost review. read more
Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

18/05/2018 - 10:38
Amazon is expanding its cashierless store format outside of its Seattle home base. read more
Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

Burberry to enlist investor support for CEO's turnaround plan

17/05/2018 - 10:45
Burberry chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti is seeking to enlist investor support for his turnaround plan with a £150m share buyback. read more
Campbell soups up its e‑commerce strategy

Campbell soups up its e‑commerce strategy

16/05/2018 - 11:36
Consumer packaged goods giant Campbell is prioritising its digital strategy, from investing $10 million in meal-kit merchant Chef’d to piloting a program that fulfills online orders for its wholesale retailer clients. read more
Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

Major fashion retailers ban mohair after PETA expose

15/05/2018 - 14:35
Major fashion retailers have promised to cease selling mohair products after an explicit expose released by PETA showed South African farmers violently mistreating animals. read more
Macy's set to reinvent experience with Story

Macy's set to reinvent experience with Story

14/05/2018 - 14:18
Macy's announced the purchase of Story, a New York City retailer with a rotating selection of themed products. The idea of a heightened in-store experience might be just what the traditional department store chain needs to breathe new life into the physical store. read more
Major UK supermarkets and food brands back new marketing fund for vegetables

Major UK supermarkets and food brands back new marketing fund for vegetables

09/05/2018 - 13:51
Backed by major food brands and supermarkets including Birds Eye and Tesco, a new fund has been launched with the aim of boosting vegetable consumption in the UK. read more
Royal wedding to provide £561m retail boost

Royal wedding to provide £561m retail boost

09/05/2018 - 11:04
The upcoming royal wedding is expected to generate £561 million in retail sales in the UK, as fashion sales thanks to “the Meghan effect” skyrocket. read more
UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

UK fashion brands continue to attract overseas online shoppers

08/05/2018 - 10:41
Online search activity for UK retailers, especially from consumers outside the EU, has maintained its growth trajectory into 2018 – reflecting an ongoing trend to shop online. read more
Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

07/05/2018 - 08:56
Nestle is set to pay Starbucks $7.15 billion as part of a global coffee alliance in which the Swiss-based food giant is getting the rights to market the U.S. coffee company’s products around the world outside Starbucks’ coffee shops. read more
Amazon expanding fresh produce sales in fast-growing Indian market

Amazon expanding fresh produce sales in fast-growing Indian market

04/05/2018 - 10:13
Amazon expects groceries and household products to account for more than half of its Indian business in five years, according to Reuters. Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s SVP and Country Manager India, said such products make up the retailer’s largest category in the country by units sold. read more
H&M set to cut dividend for first time next year

H&M set to cut dividend for first time next year

03/05/2018 - 13:49
In an unprecedented move, it’s thought Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) will cut its dividend for the first time ever next year as the retailer struggles to get shoppers in stores. read more
Waitrose extends surplus food distribution platform

Waitrose extends surplus food distribution platform

03/05/2018 - 11:21
UK retailer Waitrose has announced that it is extending its surplus food redistribution platform to all of its full-size supermarkets by the end of the year. read more
Gucci and Guess settle 9-year legal battle over logo

Gucci and Guess settle 9-year legal battle over logo

24/04/2018 - 13:03
Gucci and Guess have finally settled a nine-year legal battle over the intellectual property of their interlocking G logos. read more
Old Navy to open 60 stores in 2018

Old Navy to open 60 stores in 2018

24/04/2018 - 10:24
Gap is making a big bet on Old Navy.  read more
Toys ‘R’ Us Canada gets lifeline

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada gets lifeline

23/04/2018 - 13:55
An investment firm has submitted a $236.8 million “stalking-horse” bid (C$300) to buy Toys “R” Us’ Canadian operations. read more
H&M, Adidas and M&S ranked among most transparent fashion brands

H&M, Adidas and M&S ranked among most transparent fashion brands

23/04/2018 - 09:43
Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, lobby group Fashion Revolution has published a report on the supply chain transparency of the top 150 biggest fashion brands. read more
Walmart said to be close to $12bn deal with Naspers-backed Flipkart

Walmart said to be close to $12bn deal with Naspers-backed Flipkart

23/04/2018 - 09:24
Walmart is close to finalising a deal to buy a majority stake in Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce company, for at least $12bn — and could complete the agreement in the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.  read more
Walmart unveils new online look

Walmart unveils new online look

20/04/2018 - 14:31
Walmart.com has just offered a sneak peek at its new online shopping site, which will offer a cleaner and more modern digital experience. The actual site will go live to customers in early May. read more
Low-carb potatoes on the rise

Low-carb potatoes on the rise

20/04/2018 - 14:08
Potatoes contain many good nutrients, but they have a somewhat negative image because they’re a source of starch. Starch is a carbohydrate, which is known for being fattening. A potato with fewer carbs should be the solution. read more
Staff in Waitrose stores to advise shoppers to buy healthier foods

Staff in Waitrose stores to advise shoppers to buy healthier foods

20/04/2018 - 09:06
Waitrose has revealed that it is training up some of its shop floor staff to advise shoppers on their diets, steering them away from junk food and towards healthier options. read more
River Island to launch five new flagship stores in 2018

River Island to launch five new flagship stores in 2018

19/04/2018 - 14:41
Fashion retailer River Island has unveiled plans to open five new flagship stores in 2018. read more
Study finds Americans waste 150 000 tons of food per day

Study finds Americans waste 150 000 tons of food per day

19/04/2018 - 11:10
Recent study findings reveal Americans waste nearly 150 000 tons of food per day, amounting to about 422g per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed. read more
Italian fruit and vegetable exports set new record

Italian fruit and vegetable exports set new record

18/04/2018 - 15:33
Italian fruit and vegetable exports reached the €5 billion mark last year, growing by 3% compared to 2016, setting a historical record for the sector. read more
Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

18/04/2018 - 11:08
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has said it will introduce straight-to-pan plastic pouches for meat products. read more
Mondelēz opens $90m biscuit production plant in Bahrain

Mondelēz opens $90m biscuit production plant in Bahrain

18/04/2018 - 09:03
Confectionery company Mondelēz International has opened a new $90 million manufacturing facility in Bahrain to meet growing consumer demand for its products. read more
Toy tycoon bids to save Toys ‘R’ Us

Toy tycoon bids to save Toys ‘R’ Us

17/04/2018 - 08:36
It’s still a longshot, but some Toys “R” Us stores may live to see another day. read more
Burberry appoints new chairman

Burberry appoints new chairman

16/04/2018 - 14:56
More change at the top for Burberry as Gerry Murphy is appointed chairman designate.  read more
London now second favourite for US luxury retail expansion

London now second favourite for US luxury retail expansion

16/04/2018 - 10:31
London is now the second favourite destination for luxury US retailers to break into the European market. read more
Walmart in major expansion of grocery delivery

Walmart in major expansion of grocery delivery

13/04/2018 - 08:49
Walmart has brought in a new partner to help it expand its delivery of online grocery orders. read more
Lush introduces new automated payroll software

Lush introduces new automated payroll software

12/04/2018 - 16:24
Cosmetics retailer Lush is introducing new software to run its company payroll in the UK and Ireland, with a view to implementing it across international business operations.  read more
Iceland to remove palm oil from all own label food

Iceland to remove palm oil from all own label food

11/04/2018 - 09:08
Iceland has announced that it will stop using palm oil as an ingredient in all its own label food by the end of 2018 – making it the first major UK supermarket to make such a pledge. read more
Adidas plans to close stores amid major online investment

Adidas plans to close stores amid major online investment

10/04/2018 - 14:28
Adidas has announced plans to close a number of stores in the next few years as it seeks to ramp up its online offering.  read more
Spar International unveils cashless store in the Netherlands

Spar International unveils cashless store in the Netherlands

09/04/2018 - 13:50
Convenience retail chain Spar International has opened its inaugural cashless grocery store at the Hogeschool Utrecht University campus in the Netherlands.  read more
US retailers dread a trade war with China

US retailers dread a trade war with China

09/04/2018 - 10:49
The Trump administration’s trade dispute with Beijing could hit US retailers if tariffs are implemented and lead to higher prices or a shortage of merchandise. read more
Nine West files for bankruptcy and plans to sell namesake brand

Nine West files for bankruptcy and plans to sell namesake brand

09/04/2018 - 09:34
Massive debt has finally taken its toll on Nine West. read more
After Amazon Go's launch, retailers renew focus on how mobile shapes in-store shopping

After Amazon Go's launch, retailers renew focus on how mobile shapes in-store shopping

06/04/2018 - 15:26
Walmart and Nike are ramping up their mobile strategies, but will the Go model become the new gold standard for retail? read more