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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
M&S confirms further store closures and reduces simply food openings programme

M&S confirms further store closures and reduces simply food openings programme

01/02/2018 - 13:34
Marks & Spencer confirms it will close another six outlets by the end of April and is considering shutting eight more as part of its store restructuring plans. read more
Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

01/02/2018 - 08:47
British supermarket The Co-op has unveiled a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it says “could save nine tonnes of plastic every year from being dumped into household rubbish and compost collections”. read more
Walmart in alliance for grocery delivery in Japan

Walmart in alliance for grocery delivery in Japan

31/01/2018 - 09:50
Walmart is teaming up with the largest e-commerce company in Japan in a deal that will strengthen its efforts to compete with Amazon both in Asia and the United States. read more
Tesco offers excess food to staff in a bid to eliminate food waste

Tesco offers excess food to staff in a bid to eliminate food waste

29/01/2018 - 15:58
Tesco employees will be able to receive free food which is approaching its expiry date as the retailer seeks to prevent further food from going to waste. read more
Nine West reportedly close to bankruptcy

Nine West reportedly close to bankruptcy

29/01/2018 - 14:16
The company hopes to use the proceeds to restructure its debt but is prepared to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if necessary, according to reporting from Debtwire and Bloomberg. read more
Rejuvenated LVMH gets boost from China’s resurgent luxury goods market

Rejuvenated LVMH gets boost from China’s resurgent luxury goods market

29/01/2018 - 08:43
LVMH continues to get a boost from a luxury rebound in China, with demand for Louis Vuitton handbags and Dior perfumes racing ahead in the holiday season. read more
P&G, L’Oreal, and Nestlé part of new industry-wide insights on demand consortium

P&G, L’Oreal, and Nestlé part of new industry-wide insights on demand consortium

26/01/2018 - 14:30
Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Nestle and Nature’s Way, along with ITWP, parent holding company of Toluna and Harris Interactive, and other agencies like AKQA and research groups have launched the Insights on Demand Consortium to focus on redesigning market research to better understand customer intent and behavior, a news release announced.  read more
Nutella 'riots' spread across French supermarkets

Nutella 'riots' spread across French supermarkets

26/01/2018 - 10:55
A discount on Nutella has led to violent scenes in a chain of French supermarkets, as shoppers jostled to grab a bargain on the sweet spread. read more
Nestlé moves chocolate research site from Switzerland to the UK

Nestlé moves chocolate research site from Switzerland to the UK

26/01/2018 - 09:09
Nestlé has announced it will transfer its Chocolate Centre of Excellence in Switzerland to the UK as the company aims to “improve the speed and agility of global innovation”. read more
Amazon Go's flaws exposed as journalist accidentally shoplifts

Amazon Go's flaws exposed as journalist accidentally shoplifts

25/01/2018 - 09:00
Despite Amazon Go only being open since Monday, some major problems have already arisen as journalists report cases of accidental shoplifting. read more
World’s biggest brands put on notice over 5,000,000-tonne laminate packaging problem

World’s biggest brands put on notice over 5,000,000-tonne laminate packaging problem

24/01/2018 - 11:29
Big brands have been put on notice about their inaction over the world’s growing 5,000,000-tonne problem of plastic aluminium laminate waste. read more
Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

23/01/2018 - 15:07
British supermarket Waitrose will eliminate black plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2019, as it follows a series of pledges by supermarkets and companies to reduce their plastic usage. read more
Amazon opens first checkout-free supermarket

Amazon opens first checkout-free supermarket

23/01/2018 - 08:46
Amazon opens its first checkout-free supermarket as it continues to disrupt the brick and mortar retail sector. read more
Sainsbury's joins ban on energy drink sales to under 16's

Sainsbury's joins ban on energy drink sales to under 16's

22/01/2018 - 16:09
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has become the latest UK retailer to ban the sale high-caffeine energy drinks to under 16s. read more
Global avocado sales expected to double in 2018

Global avocado sales expected to double in 2018

19/01/2018 - 16:04
Global avocado sales are expected to double this year, boosted by growing demand in China, according to the world's largest distributor of the fruit. read more
Ikea strengthens distribution network

Ikea strengthens distribution network

19/01/2018 - 10:30
Home furnishings retailer Ikea is adding to its fulfillment capabilities.  read more
Burberry sales suffer as new CEO pushes change

Burberry sales suffer as new CEO pushes change

18/01/2018 - 13:42
Burberry’s holiday sales fell short of estimates as CEO Marco Gobbetti began implementing his plan to give the UK-based trench-coat maker a high-fashion facelift. read more
EU declares war on plastic waste, as UK retailers step up

EU declares war on plastic waste, as UK retailers step up

17/01/2018 - 15:40
The European Commission has launched the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, with a focus on reducing waste and moving towards a more circular economy. read more
Hugo Boss achieves goals for 2017 following strong sales

Hugo Boss achieves goals for 2017 following strong sales

17/01/2018 - 15:21
Upmarket fashion retailer Hugo Boss has “achieved goals for 2017” following strong sales in its final quarter, as it pushes on with its turnaround strategy.  read more
Kering share falls after announcing plan to give up control of Puma

Kering share falls after announcing plan to give up control of Puma

12/01/2018 - 16:49
Gucci parent Kering is returning its ill-fitting Pumas. read more
Study says the future of grocery shopping will be faster, cheaper and smaller

Study says the future of grocery shopping will be faster, cheaper and smaller

11/01/2018 - 09:48
Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. read more
Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme

Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme

10/01/2018 - 10:36
A leading South African retailer is sporting a huge green feather in its cap from US researchers studying one of its environmental initiatives. read more
Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

09/01/2018 - 10:58
British lawmakers called on the government on Friday to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 - or ban them altogether. read more
Tesco launches largest own-brand vegan range

Tesco launches largest own-brand vegan range

09/01/2018 - 10:38
Tesco has launched the largest own-brand range of 100 percent plant-based meals as the vegan health craze continues to rage. read more
Waitrose to ban sales of high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 16

Waitrose to ban sales of high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 16

08/01/2018 - 11:26
Waitrose is to ban sales of high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 16, following calls to limit their availability to youngsters.  read more
Topshop/Topman poised for bricks-and-mortar debut in China

Topshop/Topman poised for bricks-and-mortar debut in China

08/01/2018 - 10:53
Topshop/Topman is reportedly going to open its first Chinese bricks-and-mortar store in Shanghai during autumn this year. read more
Colgate-Palmolive announces $100 million skin-care acquisitions

Colgate-Palmolive announces $100 million skin-care acquisitions

08/01/2018 - 08:42
Global personal-care company Colgate-Palmolive has announced the acquisition of the two skincare brands, PCA Skin and EltaMD Skin Care.  read more
Colman's Mustard could cut ties with Norwich as Unilever mulls closure

Colman's Mustard could cut ties with Norwich as Unilever mulls closure

05/01/2018 - 13:37
Colman’s Mustard could be on the brink of severing its historical links with Norwich after Unilever said it was reviewing the future of its factory in the city. read more
JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

JD.com follows Alibaba and Tencent into hi-tech physical retail

04/01/2018 - 13:51
JD.com has opened the first of a chain of hi-tech supermarkets in Beijing, following archrival Alibaba Group Holding into the world of physical retail. read more
Steinhoff’s UK retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

Steinhoff’s UK retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

04/01/2018 - 08:57
British retailer Poundland, which is owned by Steinhoff, said on Wednesday that it enjoyed a record Christmas, with sales up 5.6% in the 12 weeks to December 24. read more
Hamleys opens largest worldwide flagship store

Hamleys opens largest worldwide flagship store

03/01/2018 - 14:44
British toy giant Hamleys has opened its largest worldwide flagship store in Beijing spanning over 115,000sq ft. read more
Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo make fur-free commitment

Michael Kors & Jimmy Choo make fur-free commitment

19/12/2017 - 13:45
Michael Kors has become the latest high street giant to commit to banning fur from its fashion and accessory collections. read more
A crucial Christmas in store for three besieged UK retailers

A crucial Christmas in store for three besieged UK retailers

19/12/2017 - 08:58
After a year to forget for British retailers, investors are betting some of the UK’s major chains now face a make-or-break holiday shopping season. read more
Shoppers opting for experiential gifts this year

Shoppers opting for experiential gifts this year

18/12/2017 - 14:48
It’s all about the experience. read more
Luxury brands can now block sales on Amazon & eBay

Luxury brands can now block sales on Amazon & eBay

18/12/2017 - 11:00
Luxury brands can now block retailers from selling their products on online marketplaces such as Amazon and Ebay after a landmark ruling in a top European court.  read more
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