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UK retailers to reap rewards of christmas cross-border sales

UK retailers to reap rewards of christmas cross-border sales

13/12/2017 - 11:22
Cross-border trade is forecast to increase by 57 percent in the UK this festive period, indicating that more overseas shoppers are turning to British retailers than ever before for their Christmas shopping.  read more
Walmart changes its name

Walmart changes its name

11/12/2017 - 10:16
Walmart is ending a 48-year habit by removing word “stores” out of its legal name. read more
Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

Zara's owner set for worst year since 2008, as online competition bites

08/12/2017 - 14:29
You know things are bad in Europe’s fashion industry when even Zara-owner Inditex is having a tough time. read more
How AI can streamline the shoe design process

How AI can streamline the shoe design process

08/12/2017 - 09:48
Individuality is highly valued in today’s fashion world, with fashion enthusiasts constantly trying to stay one step ahead before the next latest and greatest trend takes hold. For many, footwear is the perfect canvas to showcase individual style and make a personal statement in everyday life. read more
Chocolate sales in Portugal to surpass €200 million in 2017

Chocolate sales in Portugal to surpass €200 million in 2017

06/12/2017 - 14:41
Chocolate sales in Portugal are set to exceed €200 million in 2017, representing growth of between 3% and 5% on 2016, according to Associação dos Industriais de Chocolates e Confeitaria (Association of Chocolatiers and Confectioners).  read more
Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

04/12/2017 - 17:30
Toys R Us plans to shut at least 26 UK stores, as the retailer goes through bankruptcy proceedings in the US.  read more
Amazon leaves rivals behind on warehouse expansion

Amazon leaves rivals behind on warehouse expansion

04/12/2017 - 11:32
Amazon has tightened its grip on the UK retail market by taking more than five times as much new warehousing space this year as the next fastest growing rival. read more
Marks & Spencer dominates Christmas ad engagement polls

Marks & Spencer dominates Christmas ad engagement polls

30/11/2017 - 10:29
Marks & Spencer’s Christmas advert featuring Paddington Bear has achieved the highest customer engagement for a retailer in 2017’s festive campaign season. read more
Nestle, Cuba lay first stone for $55 million coffee and biscuit factory

Nestle, Cuba lay first stone for $55 million coffee and biscuit factory

29/11/2017 - 10:26
Cuba and Swiss firm Nestle laid the first stone of a $55 million coffee and biscuits factory joint venture in the Mariel special development zone, the latest major foreign investment in the Communist-run island.  read more
Walmart steadily closing in on Amazon in online price war

Walmart steadily closing in on Amazon in online price war

28/11/2017 - 15:48
Walmart Stores is within striking distance of matching Amazon.com’s online prices for the first time, a key milestone in its effort to regain the "low price leader" title. read more
Amazon captures 55% of Black Friday transactions among top online retailers

Amazon captures 55% of Black Friday transactions among top online retailers

28/11/2017 - 09:40
Amazon also accounted for 45% of online purchases on Thanksgiving Day among top 50 e-retailers, Hitwise says. But other data points to strong showings by Walmart, eBay, Kohl’s and Old Navy. read more
Demand for Italian wine grows by 46% in Russia

Demand for Italian wine grows by 46% in Russia

27/11/2017 - 14:22
Russia, one of the top ten leading wine importers in the world, is the country where demand for Italian wine has grown the most, increasing by 343% over the past decade. read more
Black Friday online sales surge to new records with mobile pushing fastest

Black Friday online sales surge to new records with mobile pushing fastest

27/11/2017 - 10:50
Online sales volume on the Black Friday shopping day grew 24% year-over-year, according to data from Salesforce’s retail intelligence unit. read more
H&M: from rags to renewable energy source in Sweden

H&M: from rags to renewable energy source in Sweden

24/11/2017 - 16:06
Burning discarded clothing from retail chain H&M is helping a Swedish power plant replace coal for good. read more
5 Ways Nordstrom is engaging customers

5 Ways Nordstrom is engaging customers

24/11/2017 - 14:41
Nordstrom, Inc.'s net sales increased 2% percent to $3.54 billion in its third quarter of 2017, but same-store sales declined 0.9%. Lost sales from the recent hurricanes accounted for approximately $20 million.  read more
Alibaba investing $3B in brick-and-mortar grocer

Alibaba investing $3B in brick-and-mortar grocer

23/11/2017 - 13:31
Alibaba Group, French food retailer Auchan Retail and Taiwanese retail company Ruentex Group announced a partnership to share resources and platforms in going after China’s food retail sector, the companies said in a press release.  read more
Only one in three retailers optimistic about Black Friday

Only one in three retailers optimistic about Black Friday

22/11/2017 - 13:23
Only one in three retailers are optimistic about their Black Friday business prospects this year, despite predictions average spend will rise nine percent. read more
Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

Sainsbury’s is playing the long game

21/11/2017 - 13:34
Sainsbury’s management appeared unphased after emerging as the underperforming grocer this quarter. Should investors be worried? In the short term, Sainsbury’s may struggle, but they have solid long term prospects. read more
Shoppers set to spend over £10bn in this year’s Black Friday bonanza

Shoppers set to spend over £10bn in this year’s Black Friday bonanza

21/11/2017 - 11:47
Higher prices and increased retailer participation will drive Black Friday spend this year with total sales over the period set to rise 3.8%.  read more
Internet retailers turn to physical stores as online sales look set to decline

Internet retailers turn to physical stores as online sales look set to decline

20/11/2017 - 11:15
A growing number of online retailers are opening physical stores on the high street in a bid to attract customers, as the growth of internet shopping looks set to slow. read more
Walmart online growth leaps 50%, lifts annual profit guidance

Walmart online growth leaps 50%, lifts annual profit guidance

17/11/2017 - 13:42
Walmart is on a roll as it continues to reap the benefits of its e-Commerce push, seeing 50% online sales growth in Q3. The total remains well ahead of Walmart’s 40% e-Commerce growth projections for 2018.  read more
Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time

Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time

16/11/2017 - 11:25
For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle.  read more
Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints, shares dip

Target's holiday-quarter profit forecast disappoints, shares dip

15/11/2017 - 15:31
Target Corp (TGT.N) issued a disappointing profit forecast for the key holiday quarter as it continues to depend on price cuts to drive traffic to its stores and online, sending its shares down 4 percent in premarket trading.  read more
Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor

Wal-Mart partners with Lord & Taylor

14/11/2017 - 14:28
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said on Monday it will offer Hudson’s Bay Co- (HBC.TO) owned department store chain Lord & Taylor dedicated space on its website, as it looks to make deeper inroads into the fast-growing online fashion business. read more
Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

Alibaba Singles Day racks up $1 billion in sales in two minutes

13/11/2017 - 10:46
Alibaba Group kicked off its annual Singles’ Day shopping bonanza, logging $1 billion in gross merchandise volume within the first two minutes. read more
World Banana Forum warns bananas could disappear from UK supermarket shelves

World Banana Forum warns bananas could disappear from UK supermarket shelves

10/11/2017 - 10:24
Bananas are under threat from so-called 'Panama disease', threatening to cut off the supply of one of the UK's favourite fruits. read more
Sales fall and profit takes a hit at Marks & Spencer

Sales fall and profit takes a hit at Marks & Spencer

09/11/2017 - 14:17
Marks & Spencer will speed up store closures after falling sales and cost pressures dragged first-half profit lower on Wednesday, underlining its struggle to retain the loyalty of British shoppers. read more
55% of Chinese shoppers buy British

55% of Chinese shoppers buy British

09/11/2017 - 10:49
Fifty-five per cent of Chinese online shoppers purchase goods from the UK as goods are perceived to be “of premium quality”. read more
 Italian organic food and beverage sales to rise 12%

Italian organic food and beverage sales to rise 12%

07/11/2017 - 13:28
The market for Italian organic food and drinks is currently worth €4.9 billion, with sales set to increase by 12% in 2017, reports La Repubblica. read more
Walmart’s holiday strategy includes a first: in-store parties

Walmart’s holiday strategy includes a first: in-store parties

07/11/2017 - 09:51
As Walmart gears up for the holidays, it is stepping up its customer experience — online and in store. read more
Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

Unpaid Zara workers leave pleas for help in clothes

07/11/2017 - 09:13
Handwritten cries for help have been found in the pockets of Zara’s garments, dragging the fashion giant into fresh controversy over labour standards. read more
Apple’s profit soars as its new iPhone hits Asian stores

Apple’s profit soars as its new iPhone hits Asian stores

03/11/2017 - 09:15
Apple profits soared by almost 20% as its flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia on Friday, with the company predicting bumper sales despite its eye-watering price tag. read more
Spar UK introduces Zapper loyalty app

Spar UK introduces Zapper loyalty app

02/11/2017 - 16:52
Spar UK is introducing the new Zapper app to its stores across the country, which combines mobile payment with a loyalty programme. read more
Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain

02/11/2017 - 14:00
Buying food bearing a “reduced” label no longer comes with stigma attached to it, as a study reveals more and more shoppers take pride in bagging a bargain. read more
The creative face of Burberry steps down

The creative face of Burberry steps down

01/11/2017 - 15:36
Christopher Bailey, the man behind the creative process that turned UK luxury fashion retailer Burberry into a household name worldwide, will step down from his roles as President and Chief Creative Officer of the company on March 31, 2018. read more
Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

Ineos acquires luxury fashion brand Belstaff

31/10/2017 - 10:23
Chemicals giant Ineos has bought Belstaff, the British heritage fashion brand, in the latest off-centre move by its founder and chairman, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, a month after he unveiled plans to start making cars.  read more
Walmart launches new supermarket concept in Brazil

Walmart launches new supermarket concept in Brazil

30/10/2017 - 10:31
Walmart Brasil has launched a new supermarket concept, Walmart Supermercado, as part of its retail transformation project. read more
Amazon posts double digit sales growth following Whole Foods deal

Amazon posts double digit sales growth following Whole Foods deal

27/10/2017 - 13:18
Online retail giant Amazon has reported that net sales increased by 34% to $43.7 billion in the third quarter of the year. read more
Target aims to pack big holiday punch by keeping it simpler

Target aims to pack big holiday punch by keeping it simpler

26/10/2017 - 10:02
Target Corp. is looking to take on rivals Walmart and Amazon this holiday season with a simplified strategy that emphasizes private brands, in-store fun and shopping convenience over a plethora of confusing promotions. read more
British fashion returns to growth for the first time since Brexit vote

British fashion returns to growth for the first time since Brexit vote

23/10/2017 - 10:13
The British fashion market has returned to growth after consecutive months of decline dating back to June 2016, at around the time of the Brexit vote. read more
H&M denies incinerating tonnes of unsold usable clothing

H&M denies incinerating tonnes of unsold usable clothing

20/10/2017 - 14:13
H&M has been accused of burning tonnes of unsold items every year, flying in the face of its widely-publicised sustainability drive. read more
Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

Sainsbury’s expands its one-hour delivery services

19/10/2017 - 10:09
Sainsbury’s is expanding its one-hour delivery services to other parts of London after a successful trial period in the parts of the city’s south west. read more
Smeg opens first ever retail store in London

Smeg opens first ever retail store in London

18/10/2017 - 10:13
Iconic kitchen appliances brand Smeg has opened its first-ever standalone store in UK with a flagship in central London. read more
H&M profits drop & sales slow down

H&M profits drop & sales slow down

17/10/2017 - 09:40
H&M has recorded a 20 per cent fall in its third-quarter profit despite a rise in sales, as summer discounts hurt margins. read more
Harrods smashes £2bn sales mark for the first time

Harrods smashes £2bn sales mark for the first time

16/10/2017 - 16:09
Harrods has recorded its eighth year in a row of soaring profits, which included smashing the £2 billion sales mark for the first time. read more
US convenience stores see strong growth in sales

US convenience stores see strong growth in sales

16/10/2017 - 09:06
US convenience store retailers are reporting an increase in sales this year, mainly driven by the growth in food sales, according to a survey by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). read more
Gucci goes fur-free

Gucci goes fur-free

13/10/2017 - 11:45
Luxury fashion retailer Gucci has announced it would stop using fur in its products entirely after its Spring 2018 collection. read more
eBay calls on retailers to embrace AI

eBay calls on retailers to embrace AI

12/10/2017 - 16:50
eBay has called on retailers to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and ensure it is the driving force of business decisions in the coming years.  read more
LVMH stock nears record high as revenue beats forecasts

LVMH stock nears record high as revenue beats forecasts

12/10/2017 - 08:32
Shares in LVMH climbed towards record highs on Tuesday, after the world’s biggest luxury goods company reported stronger than forecast revenue growth for the third quarter. read more
Alibaba doubles research spending to $15bn as it hunts for game-changers

Alibaba doubles research spending to $15bn as it hunts for game-changers

11/10/2017 - 11:22
Alibaba Group Holding will more than double research and development spending to $15bn over the next three years, to develop next-generation technology, drive its sprawling business and explore moonshot projects that could upend industries. read more
UK consumers spend more to meet higher food and clothing prices

UK consumers spend more to meet higher food and clothing prices

10/10/2017 - 09:40
British shoppers increased their spending in September at the fastest pace so far in 2017, excluding an Easter-related surge in April, but much of the rise reflected higher prices for food and clothing after the Brexit vote, a survey showed.  read more
Unilever sets its sights on Estée Lauder

Unilever sets its sights on Estée Lauder

09/10/2017 - 14:39
Increasing rumours say that cosmetics company Estée Lauder may be up for sale and that there are a number of interested parties, including L’Oréal and Unilever. read more
Walmart ups same-day delivery capabilities with Big Apple acquisition

Walmart ups same-day delivery capabilities with Big Apple acquisition

09/10/2017 - 10:54
Walmart is determined not to be bested by Amazon when it comes to same-day delivery. read more
Burberry partners with Coty to boost beauty business

Burberry partners with Coty to boost beauty business

04/10/2017 - 16:43
Burberry has announced a new partnership with international beauty giant Coty as it aims to boost the growth of its own-brand beauty division. read more
Wal-Mart buys delivery logistics startup Parcel

Wal-Mart buys delivery logistics startup Parcel

04/10/2017 - 14:47
Wal-Mart Stores Inc has acquired Parcel Inc, a New York-based last-mile delivery startup, as the retailer seeks to better compete with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. read more
Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

Online shopping in Italy continues to rise

03/10/2017 - 14:51
The number of Italians visiting online consumer goods sites to purchase food, home and personal care products, has grown by 6% to over 2 million in June 2017. read more
Jet.com set to launch its own grocery line

Jet.com set to launch its own grocery line

02/10/2017 - 14:47
Jet.com will soon launch its own private label line of groceries, according to numerous sources. The brand, Uniquely J, will initially release around 60 products, including consumables like coffee, laundry detergent, olive oil and paper towels. read more
H&M profits drop & sales slow down

H&M profits drop & sales slow down

29/09/2017 - 13:41
H&M has recorded a 20 percent fall in its third quarter profit despite a rise in sales, as summer discounts hurt margins. read more
Walmart aims for greener products

Walmart aims for greener products

29/09/2017 - 09:15
Walmart is expanding its programme to clean up the products it sells, setting a 2022 target for reducing potentially harmful substances and widening the list of chemicals it wants to avoid. read more
Nike earnings slump 22% in first quarter

Nike earnings slump 22% in first quarter

28/09/2017 - 15:20
Nike has recorded its slowest quarterly sales growth in almost seven years as it expands its retail business amid an intensifying competition in the sportswear market. read more
Italian fruit & vegetable exports worth €2.3 billion

Italian fruit & vegetable exports worth €2.3 billion

28/09/2017 - 11:08
Italian fruit and vegetable exports in the first half of 2017 reached two million tonnes, and were worth €2.3 billion, according to the Italian fruit growers association Frutimprese. read more
Nestlé plans $10bn revamp as activist Loeb takes aim

Nestlé plans $10bn revamp as activist Loeb takes aim

27/09/2017 - 16:28
Nestlé SA may buy or sell businesses with combined sales of almost $10bn as CEO Mark Schneider embarks on the biggest overhaul of the food company in at least a decade. read more
Private label sales in Brazil grow to almost €1.5 billion

Private label sales in Brazil grow to almost €1.5 billion

26/09/2017 - 12:59
Private label sales in Brazil grew by 15.6% in 2016 to R$4.6 billion (€1.2 billion), a trend that should be repeated in 2017, with turnover set to reach R$5.3 billion (€1.4 billion). read more
Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service

Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service

25/09/2017 - 09:58
Marks & Spencer has launched an online grocery service that will enable shoppers to have their dinner delivered to their front door within an hour. read more
Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

22/09/2017 - 10:23
Tesco has announced a major initiative to ramp up its sustainability operations, pledging to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. read more
Amazon to make Kohl's its brick and mortar returns partner

Amazon to make Kohl's its brick and mortar returns partner

19/09/2017 - 16:56
As an e-commerce giant Amazon has lacked one edge brick and mortar retailers have—in-store returns. That's about to change. Kohl’s is adding free returns for Amazon customers in 82 Kohl’s stores beginning in October. read more
Hermès adds to concern strong euro may erode luxury sales

Hermès adds to concern strong euro may erode luxury sales

19/09/2017 - 09:49
Hermès warned that profitability probably has reached a peak and that the strong euro is set to erode 2018 sales of the company’s Birkin handbags and other luxury goods, spurring concern that the industry’s rebound may become rockier.  read more
Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

18/09/2017 - 10:59
The UK E-retail market is forecast to rise 35% over the next five years reaching £68.8 billion by 2022, according to GlobalData, a recognised leader in providing business information and analytics. read more
Nestle to brew high-end coffee with Blue Bottle buy

Nestle to brew high-end coffee with Blue Bottle buy

15/09/2017 - 10:26
Nestle has bought a majority stake in California-based Blue Bottle Coffee, marking a first step by the packaged coffee leader into the hipster world of speciality bars that serve high-end, single-origin and cold brewed coffees.  read more
USA mobile e-commerce sales to hit $250 billion by 2020

USA mobile e-commerce sales to hit $250 billion by 2020

13/09/2017 - 11:00
Mobile e-commerce sales will account for nearly half of all online commerce in just a couple of years.  read more
Natura Cosmeticos completes The Body Shop acquisition

Natura Cosmeticos completes The Body Shop acquisition

11/09/2017 - 11:31
The Body Shop’s surprise buyer Natura Cosmeticos has now completed its acquisition of the health and beauty retailer, after being granted permission by the competition watchdogs. read more
Mobile contactless transactions skyrocket by 336%

Mobile contactless transactions skyrocket by 336%

08/09/2017 - 14:56
Mobile contactless transactions topped £370 million in the first six months of 2017, a massive 336 per cent year-on-year rise in spending, new data suggests. read more
Unilever, Nestlé snap up Pukka and Sweet Earth

Unilever, Nestlé snap up Pukka and Sweet Earth

08/09/2017 - 09:42
Food giants Unilever and Nestlé stepped up their push into healthier food and drink, with the Anglo-Dutch company snapping up a UK maker of organic tea and its Swiss rival announcing a deal for a US seller of vegetarian burritos. read more
Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy to spark retail sales boom

Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy to spark retail sales boom

07/09/2017 - 13:05
The Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement that she is pregnant is predicted to spark a baby boom across the UK, and retailers are preparing to cash in. read more
Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

Alibaba to open brick-and-mortar mall in China

06/09/2017 - 16:02
Alibaba’s increasingly assertive move into physical retail reflects its recently announced "New Retail" strategy, which aims to connect with consumers on all channels.  read more
Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

Amazon launches own-brand fashion label Find

05/09/2017 - 13:21
Amazon has launched its first own-brand fashion range following a soft-launch of the label back in May. read more
Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries as EU ministers meet - DPA

Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries as EU ministers meet - DPA

05/09/2017 - 09:56
Eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have been discovered in 40 countries, including 24 of the European Union’s 28 member states, German news agency DPA reported on Tuesday, without citing its sources.  read more
European grocery market grows at fastest rate in three years

European grocery market grows at fastest rate in three years

04/09/2017 - 14:38
FMCG sales in Europe rose by 3.7% in the second quarter of 2017, the highest level for three years, according to new data from Nielsen. read more
Nestlé, Dole and Walmart fight food contamination using blockchain

Nestlé, Dole and Walmart fight food contamination using blockchain

04/09/2017 - 08:38
A number of leading food companies have announced a partnership with IBM to use blockchain collaboration technology to prevent food contamination in the supply chain. read more
Kellogg Co. partners with Feeding America to support Hurricane Harvey victims

Kellogg Co. partners with Feeding America to support Hurricane Harvey victims

01/09/2017 - 14:59
Kellogg Company is sending an additional 30 million servings of product donations to assist Feeding America with its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  read more
Premier Foods signs partnership with Mondelēz for Cadbury cakes

Premier Foods signs partnership with Mondelēz for Cadbury cakes

01/09/2017 - 12:12
British food manufacturer Premier Foods has announced that it signed a strategic partnership with Mondelēz International to renew the company's licence to produce and market Cadbury cakes and desserts. read more
Amazon positioned to give food and beverage e-commerce a much needed spark

Amazon positioned to give food and beverage e-commerce a much needed spark

31/08/2017 - 09:50
Based on its recent bold expansion into the grocery segment, Amazon is primed to give food and beverage e-commerce a shot of adrenaline. read more
 New York City boosts cigarette prices to $13 per pack

New York City boosts cigarette prices to $13 per pack

30/08/2017 - 09:19
New York boosted the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes by 24 percent to $13 (€10.80) and placed a cap on the number of tobacco sellers, part of the city’s biggest crackdown on smoking in more than a decade. read more
Massmart not a priority as Walmart focuses on global issues

Massmart not a priority as Walmart focuses on global issues

28/08/2017 - 14:18
When Walmart first caught Massmart in its net it was with the intention of chasing new business throughout Africa, but six years on the US retail giant has bigger fish to fry.  read more
Hershey Trust to sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey Co

Hershey Trust to sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey Co

24/08/2017 - 10:16
Hershey Trust Co, the charitable trust which controls chocolate maker Hershey Co (HSY.N), is set to sell 4.5 million shares of Hershey's common stock.  read more
Tesco’s sales growth beats main UK rivals

Tesco’s sales growth beats main UK rivals

23/08/2017 - 14:29
Tesco’s sales growth outpaced its main UK rivals in the past month as the UK’s biggest grocer continued its revival in the face of a squeeze on disposable incomes. read more
Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-based shopping to catch Amazon

Wal-Mart, Google partner on voice-based shopping to catch Amazon

23/08/2017 - 10:47
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Google to let shoppers order by voice, the latest example of the world’s largest retailer finding a technology partner to catch e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc. read more
Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become 7th largest UK grocer

Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become 7th largest UK grocer

22/08/2017 - 12:59
Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the seventh largest grocer in the UK as the discounters continue grow at more than four times the rate of the Big 4. read more
UK wine exports grow 21% in first half of the year

UK wine exports grow 21% in first half of the year

21/08/2017 - 13:20
UK wine exports were worth £270 million in the first six months of 2017, which represents a 21% growth year-on-year, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). read more
Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

Walmart’s grocery and e-commerce units surge as battle with Amazon intensifies

21/08/2017 - 12:58
Ahead of a battle the Amazon-Whole Foods grocery alliance, Walmart is growing its digital operation and its grocery division is as strong as its been in years. read more
Tesco to sell mini-avocados in food waste reduction scheme

Tesco to sell mini-avocados in food waste reduction scheme

21/08/2017 - 08:26
Tesco has launched a new food waste reduction initiative selling by egg-sized avocados which would usually have been discarded by suppliers. read more
Topshop eyes Chinese expansion

Topshop eyes Chinese expansion

18/08/2017 - 14:02
British fashion retailer Topshop has unveiled plans to expand into the Chinese mainland with the opening of five new stores in the country next year. read more
Amazon launches Instant Pickup

Amazon launches Instant Pickup

16/08/2017 - 14:04
Amazon has revealed its latest Prime fulfilment solution in the form of a two-minute pickup service. read more
Target agrees to buy software firm as it chases Amazon Online

Target agrees to buy software firm as it chases Amazon Online

15/08/2017 - 13:17
Target, looking to improve its digital business amid increased competition from Amazon, agreed to acquire a software company that manages local and same-day deliveries. read more
Mall of America turns 25

Mall of America turns 25

11/08/2017 - 16:40
It was 25 years ago today the Ghermezian family taught American shoppers to play. read more
1000 jobs at risk as Sainsbury’s eyes cost cuts

1000 jobs at risk as Sainsbury’s eyes cost cuts

11/08/2017 - 15:27
Sainsbury’s has reportedly hired a team of consultants to help identify the 1000-plus head office jobs it won’t need as part of a £500 million cost-cutting scheme. read more
Spar’s biggest supplier explores £100m sale

Spar’s biggest supplier explores £100m sale

11/08/2017 - 10:10
The biggest supplier of convenience store chain giant Spar is poised to sell its wholesale arm, aiming to cash in on the rapidly changing market. read more
Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

10/08/2017 - 15:05
2017 may have made wholesale improbably sexy for the grocers – the Tesco-Booker deal has lured its competitors into trying new things – but not all of them will succeed in the chase.  read more
Tesco replaces single-use plastic bags with ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco replaces single-use plastic bags with ‘Bag for Life’

10/08/2017 - 10:24
Tesco UK has replaced its standard single-use plastic bag with a new ‘Bag for Life’, which is composed of 94% recycled plastic. read more
U.S. online retail sales growing 14% in 2017

U.S. online retail sales growing 14% in 2017

08/08/2017 - 15:38
U.S. online sales are expected to reach more than $459 billion in 2017, rising 14% from last year and accounting for 12.9% of the anticipated $3.56 trillion in total retail sales, according to Forrester Research.  read more