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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
Amazon launches Truth & Fable occasion-wear range

Amazon launches Truth & Fable occasion-wear range

06/04/2018 - 14:27
Amazon has launched a new women’s occasion wear brand that focuses on luxury items and “taking inspiration from the red carpet”.  read more
L’Occitane goes mobile with curated retail truck

L’Occitane goes mobile with curated retail truck

04/04/2018 - 10:25
Retailers are flexing their creativity in pursuit of the ultimate experiential shopping format. To this end, L’Occitane has launched the L’Occi truck, a vintage French Citroën H Van that will provide a direct-to-consumer experience to shoppers across the U.S. read more
Walmart going global with money transfer service

Walmart going global with money transfer service

04/04/2018 - 08:45
Walmart is expanding Walmart2Walmart, a program it launched four years ago that targets unbanked consumers, allowing them to transfer money between Walmart U.S. stores. read more
Amazon Fashion prioritising high-value inventory

Amazon Fashion prioritising high-value inventory

28/03/2018 - 11:29
Amazon's U.S. Fashion website offers more than 880,000 products across almost 2,800 brands for both men and women. But a majority of the marketplace's sales are still from third-party sellers, as just 13.7% of products are sold by Amazon. And Amazon's focus for its first-party inventory appears to be on higher-end fashion, according to recent aggregated data.  read more
Tesco crowned best grocer at industry awards

Tesco crowned best grocer at industry awards

27/03/2018 - 09:54
Tesco is celebrating picking up two gongs last week at the Retail Week Awards, including ‘Best Grocer’. read more
Easter purchases will continue strong consumer spend trend

Easter purchases will continue strong consumer spend trend

26/03/2018 - 11:45
Easter spending is expected to hit $18.2 billion this year, slightly below the $18.4 billion spent in 2017 but still the second-highest level on record, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. An estimated 81% of Americans will shop for the holiday, spending an average of $150 per person. read more
Nike revenues jump 7% despite US sales drop

Nike revenues jump 7% despite US sales drop

26/03/2018 - 10:05
Sportswear giant Nike has seen revenues come in above expectations by $15 million (£10.6 million) over its third quarter, driven by strong growth across Asia. read more
Toys R Us did too little, too late

Toys R Us did too little, too late

23/03/2018 - 11:41
Toys R Us plans on selling off or closing its remaining 700 U.S. stores. The 70-year-old toy store tried to keep doors open by filing for bankruptcy protection in September 2017, but by then the company was $5 billion in debt and was spending $400 million a year to service it. And most analysts believe it wasn't e-commerce that led to the retailer's demise but rather a lack of progression. read more
Target steps up water reduction efforts

Target steps up water reduction efforts

22/03/2018 - 14:44
Target has created a plan that will help the company better manage its water usage. read more
Asda launches first ‘Free From’ chocolate bunny for Easter

Asda launches first ‘Free From’ chocolate bunny for Easter

22/03/2018 - 14:14
Asda has introduced its first new Free From Choc Easter Bunny, becoming the first supermarket to introduce a vegan, gluten, wheat and dairy free bunny to the UK market. read more
Sainsbury’s slashes prices on almost 1000 essential items

Sainsbury’s slashes prices on almost 1000 essential items

22/03/2018 - 09:45
Sainsbury’s is slashing the prices of 930 everyday grocery products in its stores and online. read more
Furla & Versace go fur-free

Furla & Versace go fur-free

19/03/2018 - 09:47
Furla and Versace are the latest retailers to implement a fur-ban, as a growing number of fashion houses acknowledge the environmental and ethical implications of using real animal fur in their collections. read more
Zara to introduce augmented reality displays to its stores

Zara to introduce augmented reality displays to its stores

16/03/2018 - 09:50
Zara is set to introduce augmented reality displays from April as part of efforts to lure millennials into its stores and increase footfall.  read more
Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

Target boosts its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities

13/03/2018 - 15:45
Target announced a number of initiatives to improve its omnichannel delivery and fulfillment services for customers as it continues to feel the heat from Amazon and other major competitors in retail and ecommerce. read more
Claire's Accessories to file for bankruptcy

Claire's Accessories to file for bankruptcy

12/03/2018 - 11:36
US-based accessory retailer Claire's is reportedly on the verge of collapse as it prepares to file for bankruptcy.  read more
Nordstrom acquires two digital startups

Nordstrom acquires two digital startups

12/03/2018 - 09:36
Nordstrom announced it's acquiring two leading retail technology companies: BevyUp, a digital selling tool, and MessageYes, a platform rooted in conversational commerce. read more
New Look plans store closures and layoffs

New Look plans store closures and layoffs

08/03/2018 - 11:43
British fashion retail chain New Look has sought approval from its creditors to cut 980 staff and close more than 60 stores after performing poorly as it seeks to amend the terms of its debt. read more
Walmart unveils e-commerce brand for bedroom

Walmart unveils e-commerce brand for bedroom

07/03/2018 - 11:49
Walmart has invested in a digital-only bedding and mattress brand and just unveiled Allswell, a design-centric home line.  read more
Sainsbury’s becomes highest paying grocer

Sainsbury’s becomes highest paying grocer

07/03/2018 - 10:35
Sainsbury’s has announced a 15 percent pay rise for its store staff, raising the base rate of pay from £8.00 to £9.20 per hour. read more
87% of U.S. consumers grasp the power of conversational commerce

87% of U.S. consumers grasp the power of conversational commerce

06/03/2018 - 15:40
Natural language-powered chatbots and voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri are gaining traction for many retail-related tasks: 66% of U.S. consumers use voice or text agents in their daily lives, and 21% use voice or text agents to shop, pay bills, bank online or send money, according to a report from Mastercard and Mercator Advisory Group. read more
Tesco completes Booker takeover

Tesco completes Booker takeover

06/03/2018 - 12:48
Tesco’s drawn-out takeover of Booker was finally completed following last week’s approval by both sets of shareholders. read more
 Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as new chief creative officer

Burberry appoints Riccardo Tisci as new chief creative officer

06/03/2018 - 12:32
British fashion house Burberry will now be led by two Italians after it appointed Riccardo Tisci as its new chief creative officer. read more
Walmart closes the online grocery price gap with Amazon

Walmart closes the online grocery price gap with Amazon

06/03/2018 - 12:26
Never count Walmart out on pricing. Traditional supermarket chains have found that out the hard way through the years, and now it appears that Amazon might be learning the same lesson. read more
Gucci donates $500,000 to US student gun reform march

Gucci donates $500,000 to US student gun reform march

26/02/2018 - 08:19
Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci followed a slew of US celebrities in announcing a donation of $500,000 to next month’s student march on Washington demanding tougher gun controls.  read more
Amazon to open six more cashierless stores

Amazon to open six more cashierless stores

23/02/2018 - 11:27
Amazon plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores this year, according to a new report.  read more
Nordstrom rated top fashion retailer

Nordstrom rated top fashion retailer

22/02/2018 - 09:05
Nordstrom was the favorite premium fashion retailer among 10,000 shoppers, according to an annual fashion retail study conducted by Market Force. read more
Nike becomes first brand to sell on Snapchat

Nike becomes first brand to sell on Snapchat

21/02/2018 - 09:32
Snapchat has teamed up with Shopify and Nike to launch the first product for sale through the social media site. Along with Darkstore, the team pre-released the sale of the Air Jordan III "Tinker" sneakers on Snapchat on the last night of the NBA All-Star game.  read more
Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

20/02/2018 - 15:58
Retail behemoth Walmart Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares slumping more than 6 percent in premarket trade. read more
Ray-Ban to open first standalone flagship store in London

Ray-Ban to open first standalone flagship store in London

20/02/2018 - 14:55
Sunglasses brand Ray-Ban has chosen London as the location of its first standalone flagship store in Europe. read more
Ferrero plans launch of Kinder ice cream

Ferrero plans launch of Kinder ice cream

19/02/2018 - 09:03
Italian confectionery group Ferrero will launch its first ice cream this April, with a new range under the Kinder brand, which will be available in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. read more
19% of fashion retailers displaying signs of financial distress

19% of fashion retailers displaying signs of financial distress

14/02/2018 - 10:19
Swathes of fashion retailers across the UK are showing signs of financial distress as they face “some of the most difficult trading conditions since the recession”. read more
Walmart seeks to sell more expensive goods online

Walmart seeks to sell more expensive goods online

13/02/2018 - 16:30
Walmart has asked its vendors to supply it with more grocery and general merchandise items with a price tag of at least $10 in an effort to make its online merchandising efforts more profitable and better compete against Amazon.com, according to a report. read more
Discounters poised to increase share of  £1 billion Valentine's Day

Discounters poised to increase share of £1 billion Valentine's Day

13/02/2018 - 13:53
Although UK sales on Valentine’s gifts and cards are set to achieve the £1 billion mark this year, growth is expected to slow on 2017 as shopping at discounters for the occasion becomes more prevalent.  read more
The Body Shop's new owner undergoes rebrand

The Body Shop's new owner undergoes rebrand

12/02/2018 - 15:32
The new parent company of The Body Shop has undergone a corporate rebrand that consolidates all of its beauty brands and retail fascias under one roof. read more
International survey reveals 31% of people to buy Valentine's Day gifts online

International survey reveals 31% of people to buy Valentine's Day gifts online

09/02/2018 - 16:22
A survey by One Hour Translation, the world's largest online translation agency, which provides translation services to thousands of global e-commerce companies, provides an international perspective for consumer preferences around the world concerning the purchase of Valentine's Day gifts this year.  read more
Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become world's most valuable brand

Amazon overtakes Google and Apple to become world's most valuable brand

09/02/2018 - 10:44
Amazon has leapfrogged Google and Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand after seeing its value increase by 42 percent last year. read more
Toys R Us begins liquidation sales ahead of store closings

Toys R Us begins liquidation sales ahead of store closings

08/02/2018 - 14:58
Bankrupt Toys R Us has received court approval to move forward with its plan to shutter about 180 stores, under both the Toys R Us and Babies R Us banners, across US.  read more
Organic food sales hit a record £2.2 billion

Organic food sales hit a record £2.2 billion

08/02/2018 - 08:35
Organic food and drink sales hit a record £2.2 billion last year thanks to a boost from independent retailers and home deliveries. read more
90's fashion is back and so are the flashy logos

90's fashion is back and so are the flashy logos

07/02/2018 - 13:31
When it comes to fashion, flashy logos have been out of vogue for a while. But a number of premium retailers say logos are back. read more
Portugal sees 4% FMCG growth in 2017

Portugal sees 4% FMCG growth in 2017

06/02/2018 - 14:22
Portugal’s FMCG market grew by 4.2% in 2017, with similar increases seen in sales of manufacturer brands (+4.3%) and private-label goods (+4.2%). read more
Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

06/02/2018 - 10:38
UK supermarket chain Asda has announced a new recycling strategy, which will see the brand ditch single-use plastic bags by the end of the year and make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025. read more
Zara opens first click-and-collect store in London

Zara opens first click-and-collect store in London

05/02/2018 - 14:05
Zara opens its first ever store in the world dedicated to click-and-collect orders at Westfield Stratford City in east London. read more
Amazon enjoys best ever year with record profits and sales

Amazon enjoys best ever year with record profits and sales

02/02/2018 - 14:03
Amazon has enjoyed its best-ever financial year, with quarterly profits almost reaching the $2 billion mark for the first time. read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

02/02/2018 - 13:28
Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it will invest CHF 30 million ($32 million) to expand the production capacity of its cocoa mass factory in Olten, Switzerland.  read more
Ralph Lauren's turnaround efforts yet to pay off

Ralph Lauren's turnaround efforts yet to pay off

02/02/2018 - 09:32
Ralph Lauren Corp (RL.N) reported a disappointing holiday quarter as fewer customers bought the luxury apparel maker’s products in North America, indicating that its turnaround efforts are yet to pay off.  read more
Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

01/02/2018 - 15:18
Lindt & Sprüngli, Barry Callebaut, and Nestlé are among companies to join the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa to strengthen sustainable chocolate production. read more