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Iceland's rocket ice lolly reaches new heights – literally!

19 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen
It’s friday, it’s sunny and we have some fun news in from Iceland this afternoon. Iceland has made childhood dreams come true by sending a rocket... View ArticleView Article
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[Interview] The journey of Epic Grindshoes: From the '90s to today

[Interview] The journey of Epic Grindshoes: From the '90s to today

19 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In the world of extreme sports, the right gear can transform an ordinary activity into an extraordinary adventure. At the core of Epic Grindshoes is the... View ArticleView Article

Consumer confidence shows

Consumer confidence shows "subdued" improvement in July

19 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Consumer confidence has seen just a small improvement in July as people wait to see the impact of the new government’s policies on their finances. GfK’s... View ArticleView Article

Pret A Manger scales back ‘too good to be true’ coffee subscription

Pret A Manger scales back ‘too good to be true’ coffee subscription

19 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pret A Manger is revamping its subscription scheme and scrapping its offer of five free coffees per day for subscribers. For a fee of £30 a... View ArticleView Article

Nisa's Making a Difference Locally launches biggest ever Heart of the Community Awards round

Nisa's Making a Difference Locally launches biggest ever Heart of the Community Awards round

19 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity has launched its biggest ever Heart of the Community Awards round with £250,000 being made available for local charities and... View ArticleView Article

Junction 32 welcomes West Yorkshire’s first Saltrock store

Junction 32 welcomes West Yorkshire’s first Saltrock store

19 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Saltrock is to open its first store in West Yorkshire this weekend at the Junction 32 premium outlet destination. The 1,900 square foot space will stock... View ArticleView Article

Carl Friedrik opens first physical store

Carl Friedrik opens first physical store

19 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Premium travel goods brand Carl Friedrik has chosen London’s Regent Street for the opening of its first physical store. Designed by interior designer, Tabitha Isobel, the... View ArticleView Article

Kylie Cosmetics launches on LOOKFANTASTIC

Kylie Cosmetics launches on LOOKFANTASTIC

18 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

LOOKFANTASTIC, Europe’s leading online beauty retailer, has announced the inclusion of Kylie Cosmetics into its diverse brand portfolio. This significant addition marks a milestone for LOOKFANTASTIC... View ArticleView Article

Comment: From silver to gold for Tesco Finest

Comment: From silver to gold for Tesco Finest

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

My personal recollection of the launch back in 1998 of the upmarket own-label range Tesco Finest involving lunch at the Natural History Museum was the abrupt... View ArticleView Article

M&S introduces new kidswear collaboration with all profits going to YoungMinds

M&S introduces new kidswear collaboration with all profits going to YoungMinds

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer has collaborated with Joe Whale, aka The Doodle Boy, on a new collection of kidswear items for the summer The 13-piece range of... View ArticleView Article

Do happy employees perform better? Insights from the retail sector

Do happy employees perform better? Insights from the retail sector

18 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In my journey to understand whether happy employees indeed perform better, I set out to explore this notion from the ground level—from the trenches of retail,... View ArticleView Article

The King's Speech: A new dawn for Retail?

The King's Speech: A new dawn for Retail?

18 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

King Charles’ speech earlier today has unveiled significant legislative plans impacting the retail sector, sparking widespread reactions from industry leaders and community stakeholders. The announcement of... View ArticleView Article

Dunelm annual profit to be slightly ahead of forecast after 'strong' fourth quarter

Dunelm annual profit to be slightly ahead of forecast after 'strong' fourth quarter

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Homeware retailer Dunelm has posted increased fourth quarter and full year sales following volume-driven growth in its stores and online. In the 13 weeks to 29... View ArticleView Article

Frasers Group hails 'break-out' year as it reports increased profit

Frasers Group hails 'break-out' year as it reports increased profit

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Frasers Group,  the parent company of Sports Direct and House of Fraser, has posted annual profit at the top end of guidance despite a small drop... View ArticleView Article

EssilorLuxottica acquires Supreme streetwear brand

EssilorLuxottica acquires Supreme streetwear brand

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Eyewear group EssilorLuxottica has acquired the Supreme streetwear brand from VF Corporation in a $1.5 billion deal. The transaction is expected to complete by the end... View ArticleView Article

Charity Super.Mkt to return to Bluewater this month

Charity Super.Mkt to return to Bluewater this month

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Charity Super.Mkt, the ‘department store for second-hand style’, will be returning to Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre this month. Launched 18 months ago by Maria Chenoweth and... View ArticleView Article

Superdrug cuts prices of common pain relief products

Superdrug cuts prices of common pain relief products

18 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Superdrug has reduced the prices of common household pain relief products as it looks to make them more affordable for people who regularly suffer from pain.... View ArticleView Article

Club L London appoints Richard Wing as chief financial officer

Club L London appoints Richard Wing as chief financial officer

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Womenswear retailer Club L London has appointed Richard Wing as chief financial officer. Wing has extensive retail experience having previously worked in senior finance roles at... View ArticleView Article

Co-op launches one of its biggest ever brand campaigns

Co-op launches one of its biggest ever brand campaigns

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Co-op Group is launching one of its biggest ever campaigns as it looks to encourage the UK to become a “nation of co-operators”. The ‘Owned... View ArticleView Article

Hugo Boss lowers full year guidance following slowdown in luxury market

Hugo Boss lowers full year guidance following slowdown in luxury market

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Hugo Boss has lowered its full year guidance after a slowdown in the luxury market impacted its second quarter sales, particularly in the UK and China.... View ArticleView Article

Brits expected to spend £1.4 billion on health and beauty this summer

Brits expected to spend £1.4 billion on health and beauty this summer

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

A new poll by Superdrug has found that Brits are set to spend £1.4 billion on health and beauty this summer. It also found that over... View ArticleView Article

Pangaia opens first UK standalone store

Pangaia opens first UK standalone store

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pangaia has opened its first UK standalone store on London’s Carnaby Street. The environmentally focused apparel brand has taken a 1,500 square foot space from where... View ArticleView Article

Sofa Club to debut in Liverpool

Sofa Club to debut in Liverpool

17 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sofa retailer Sofa Club is to open its first store in Liverpool as part of its UK expansion plans. Situated in the heart of the city... View ArticleView Article

Ann Summers celebrates JG Day with the launch of Knickerbox.com

Ann Summers celebrates JG Day with the launch of Knickerbox.com

16 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Ann Summers, the iconic multi-channel retailer, celebrates JG Day, honoring former Executive Chair Jacqueline Gold CBE’s birthday, with the milestone launch of Knickerbox.com. This new ‘House... View ArticleView Article

American Golf expands personalisation service to corporate clients and golf societies

American Golf expands personalisation service to corporate clients and golf societies

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

American Golf has launched a new service for companies, golf societies, charities and tour groups in which it will provide personalised clothing for large events. With... View ArticleView Article

Sosandar hails robust full year performance

Sosandar hails robust full year performance

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Women’s fashion retailer Sosandar has said it put in robust performance in the year to 31 March as it focused on margin, profitability and cash generation. ... View ArticleView Article

Ocado reports narrowed first half loss

Ocado reports narrowed first half loss

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Ocado has said it is continuing to make financial, operational and strategic progress as it announced that its first half loss had narrowed. In the 26... View ArticleView Article

Greggs to open new distribution centre in Kettering

Greggs to open new distribution centre in Kettering

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Greggs is to open a new distribution centre in Kettering as it looks to expand its supply chain due to its growing number of shops in... View ArticleView Article

B&M posts first quarter revenue uplift

B&M posts first quarter revenue uplift

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

B&M has posted a 2.4% increase in first quarter revenue to £1.34 billion after trade was boosted by a “disciplined” store opening programme across its three... View ArticleView Article

Tala secures £5 million funding boost as it looks ahead to international expansion

Tala secures £5 million funding boost as it looks ahead to international expansion

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Responsibly made activewear brand Tala has secured a further £5 million in funding as it looks to expand internationally. Pembroke VCT, who participated in an investment... View ArticleView Article

Superdry shares begin trading on new share dealing platform

Superdry shares begin trading on new share dealing platform

16 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Superdry has announced that its shares have been admitted to trade on JP Jenkins share dealing platform. The news follows the fashion brand’s last day of... View ArticleView Article

Primark appoints Nigel Jones as chief operating officer

Primark appoints Nigel Jones as chief operating officer

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Primark has appointed former Tesco senior executive Nigel Jones as chief operating officer. Jones has joined the fashion retailer from Whitbread where he worked for seven... View ArticleView Article

Sephora to launch store in Birmingham this winter

Sephora to launch store in Birmingham this winter

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sephora is to launch a new store at Birmingham’s Bullring this winter as part of its ongoing UK expansion. Customers at the new store will be... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop opens new experiential store in Coventry

The Perfume Shop opens new experiential store in Coventry

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Perfume Shop has opened a new and improved experiential store at the West Orchards Shopping Centre in Coventry. The store features a new layout and... View ArticleView Article

Burberry suspends dividend payments following slump in first quarter sales

Burberry suspends dividend payments following slump in first quarter sales

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Luxury brand Burberry has suspended dividend payments for its current financial year as it issued a profit warning after a “disappointing” first quarter performance. The brand... View ArticleView Article

H&M Home collaborates with Coqui Coqui

H&M Home collaborates with Coqui Coqui

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

H&M Home has collaborated with lifestyle and fragrance brand Coqui Coqui Residences & Spa on a 26-piece interiors collection. The range includes two unique fragrances created... View ArticleView Article

Burberry appoints new chief executive to succeed Jonathan Akeroyd

Burberry appoints new chief executive to succeed Jonathan Akeroyd

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Burberry has announced that its chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd has stepped down by mutual agreement and has been succeeded by Joshua Schulman. The news comes as... View ArticleView Article

DFS appoints Currys CFO as non-executive director

DFS appoints Currys CFO as non-executive director

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

DFS has appointed Currys chief financial officer Bruce Marsh as a non-executive director. When he takes up his role on 1 August, he will also become... View ArticleView Article

Myprotein launches products in over 300 WH Smith stores nationwide

Myprotein launches products in over 300 WH Smith stores nationwide

15 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

THG has teamed up with WH Smith to enable to its online sports nutrition brand Myprotein to offer its range of products in over 300 WH... View ArticleView Article

Carpetright lines up administrators as sale talks continue

Carpetright lines up administrators as sale talks continue

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Carpetright has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, a move that could lead to significant job losses and store closures. This decision comes amidst... View ArticleView Article

Bensons for Beds launches 'Sleep Calm and Carry On' to combat ‘Tangry’ behavior

Bensons for Beds launches 'Sleep Calm and Carry On' to combat ‘Tangry’ behavior

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Bensons for Beds has introduced an exclusive 6-part programme, ‘Sleep Calm and Carry On,’ aimed at helping Brits manage their sleep better and combat the signs... View ArticleView Article

Clacton Nisa stores raise over £17,000 for community projects

Clacton Nisa stores raise over £17,000 for community projects

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Community retailers Dollar and Meena Patel have donated £400 through Making a Difference Locally (MADL) to St Osyth Parish Council to support community projects in the... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop implements further financial wellbeing support for employees

The Perfume Shop implements further financial wellbeing support for employees

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The Perfume Shop, the UK’s largest fragrance retailer, has introduced its latest financial wellbeing initiative for employees, making 2023/2024 its biggest year yet for employee financial... View ArticleView Article

Clarks unveils Stranger Things collaboration

Clarks unveils Stranger Things collaboration

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Clarks has announced an exciting new collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things, unveiling an epic kids’ collection that combines 80s nostalgia with modern style. The Clarks x... View ArticleView Article

Secret Linen Store launches exclusive collection of organic cot & children's bedding

Secret Linen Store launches exclusive collection of organic cot & children's bedding

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

B Corp certified luxury bed linen brand Secret Linen Store, has launched an exclusive new collection of organic and responsibly sourced cot and children’s bed linen.... View ArticleView Article

A.F. Blakemore celebrates success at 2024 SPAR Retail Show

A.F. Blakemore celebrates success at 2024 SPAR Retail Show

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

A.F. Blakemore, one of the UK’s largest privately owned family businesses, retailer, and wholesaler for SPAR stores in Wales, Central, and South East England, held its... View ArticleView Article

Mercato Metropolitano opens in Ilford boosting local economy and culture

Mercato Metropolitano opens in Ilford boosting local economy and culture

12 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Mercato Metropolitano, London’s first sustainable community food market, has launched a new market in Ilford. This initiative aims to regenerate the local area and economy, marking... View ArticleView Article

The Cotswold Company to launch 10th UK store in Stamford

The Cotswold Company to launch 10th UK store in Stamford

12 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Cotswold Company is to open its tenth UK store in Stamford this September. Spanning 4,000 square feet, the shop will be the furniture and homeware... View ArticleView Article

Decathlon launches new subsidiary to build, invest in and acquire innovative businesses

Decathlon launches new subsidiary to build, invest in and acquire innovative businesses

12 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon has launched a new subsidiary that will be dedicated to identifying and developing new growth drivers. An independent entity within the... View ArticleView Article

Lidl stores in England to open an hour later on day after 2024 Euros final

Lidl stores in England to open an hour later on day after 2024 Euros final

12 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl is to open its stores in England later than usual on the day after the nation’s football team plays in the final at the European... View ArticleView Article

Crew Clothing signs Jodie Burrage as brand ambassador

Crew Clothing signs Jodie Burrage as brand ambassador

12 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Crew Clothing Company has announced the appointment of British tennis player Jodie Burrage as an ambassador. A five times ITF Singles Title Holder, Burrage achieved a... View ArticleView Article

JYSK to open Sheffield store this month

JYSK to open Sheffield store this month

12 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

JYSK is to open a new store in Sheffield this month as it continues its UK expansion. The Danish furniture and homeware retailer has taken 950... View ArticleView Article

New look M&S at Liverpool Street as retailer plots 10 new and up to 50 revamped convenience stores

New look M&S at Liverpool Street as retailer plots 10 new and up to 50 revamped convenience stores

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer has reopened its mezzanine store at London’s Liverpool Street station following a transformation. Launched in 2001 with franchise partner SSP as the first... View ArticleView Article

Hobbycraft emphasises importance of physical retail as it announces plans for seven new stores

Hobbycraft emphasises importance of physical retail as it announces plans for seven new stores

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft is to open seven new stores in 2025. The news follows the recent launch of the retailer’s fifth UK store of... View ArticleView Article

Currys to give 50 of its largest stores a makeover

Currys to give 50 of its largest stores a makeover

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Electricals retailer Currys has announced that 50 of its largest stores are to undergo a makeover. This will include the introduction of new categories, seasonal showcases,... View ArticleView Article

Chris Shearer-Wright's mission to build a proud and inclusive Oliver Bonas

Chris Shearer-Wright's mission to build a proud and inclusive Oliver Bonas

11 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Championing Change in Retail In an industry often driven by commercial targets and customer trends, Chris Shearer-Wright stands out as a beacon of progressive change. As... View ArticleView Article

Holland & Barrett reports surge in full year sales

Holland & Barrett reports surge in full year sales

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Holland & Barrett has said its transformation strategy is delivering strong results as it announced that its sales increased by 11% to £806.1 million in the... View ArticleView Article

Pepco Group posts drop in like-for like revenue following supply chain disruption

Pepco Group posts drop in like-for like revenue following supply chain disruption

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pepco Group, the parent company of Poundland, Dealz and Pepco, has seen its group revenue rise by 8% year-on-year at constant currency to €1.481 billion. However,... View ArticleView Article

Mango launches first campaign generated by artificial intelligence for Mango Teen

Mango launches first campaign generated by artificial intelligence for Mango Teen

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Mango has launched an entirely AI generated campaign for its Mango Teen line. Created for the line’s limited-edition Sunset Dream collection, the campaign reflects Mango’s continued... View ArticleView Article

Søstrene Grene advances sustainability with SBTi approved climate targets

Søstrene Grene advances sustainability with SBTi approved climate targets

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Søstrene Grene has announced that its 2030 climate targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi, an internationally recognised climate standard,... View ArticleView Article

Holland & Barrett partners with Next on in-store concessions

Holland & Barrett partners with Next on in-store concessions

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Holland & Barrett has embarked on a new partnership with Next in which it will launch three new “store within a store” concessions in Next shops... View ArticleView Article

Travis Perkins appoints new chief executive

Travis Perkins appoints new chief executive

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Travis Perkins has appointed the former boss of the Taylor Wimpey construction firm as its new chief executive. In a statement, the builders merchant said that... View ArticleView Article

James Timpson steps down as CEO of Timpson to focus on new ministerial role

James Timpson steps down as CEO of Timpson to focus on new ministerial role

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

James Timpson, the recently appointed Minister for Prisons, Parole and Probation, has stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Timpson shoe repair chain.... View ArticleView Article

Mulberry appoints ex-Ganni boss as new chief executive

Mulberry appoints ex-Ganni boss as new chief executive

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Mulberry has appointed Andrea Baldo as it new chief executive. He will succeed Thierry Andretta who is stepping down with immediate effect. Baldo previously served as... View ArticleView Article

Lidl rewards app to integrate EVC payments

Lidl rewards app to integrate EVC payments

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl is set to become the first UK supermarket to integrate payment of electric vehicle charging (EVC) within its rewards app. Customers using Lidl’s electric vehicle... View ArticleView Article

Aldi reveals locations for next 11 new stores

Aldi reveals locations for next 11 new stores

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Aldi has announced the locations of its next 11 new stores as it looks to reach more customers across the UK. There will be openings in... View ArticleView Article

AO makes £2 million investment into its delivery fleet

AO makes £2 million investment into its delivery fleet

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Online electricals retailer AO is transitioning its fleet of tractor units from diesel to more environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG). The retailer is investing £2... View ArticleView Article

UK Customer Satisfaction levels remain low, threatening economic recovery

UK Customer Satisfaction levels remain low, threatening economic recovery

09 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Customer satisfaction scores have reached their lowest level since 2010 across the UK, potentially impeding business growth and economic recovery. Despite the intrinsic link between high... View ArticleView Article

Monsoon and Accessorize launch Fashion Futures Scholarships

Monsoon and Accessorize launch Fashion Futures Scholarships

09 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Monsoon and Accessorize proudly announce their commitment to funding scholarships for trailblazing students at London College of Fashion (LCF) and Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop unveils experiential store in Aberdeen

The Perfume Shop unveils experiential store in Aberdeen

09 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, The Perfume Shop continues to provide the latest perfume launches, celebrity scents, and timeless designer fragrances. The new store promises... View ArticleView Article

Interview: Lucy Litwack, owner and chief executive of Coco de Mer

Interview: Lucy Litwack, owner and chief executive of Coco de Mer

09 July 2024 by glynn-davis

Luxury lingerie brand Coco de Mer has opened a permanent store in London’s Knightsbridge that signals its commitment to bricks and mortar as it also puts... View ArticleView Article

Majestic sets its sights on 125 new locations as part of bricks and mortar expansion

Majestic sets its sights on 125 new locations as part of bricks and mortar expansion

09 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Wine retailer Majestic has identified 125 locations where it would like to open new stores as it accelerates its investment in bricks and mortar retail. The... View ArticleView Article

Naked Wines CFO to step down as company agrees new credit facility

Naked Wines CFO to step down as company agrees new credit facility

09 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Naked Wines has said its chief financial officer is to step down as it announced that it had secured a new $60 million credit facility. With... View ArticleView Article

Asda takes to the skies with hot air balloon wine tasting experience

Asda takes to the skies with hot air balloon wine tasting experience

09 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Asda is offering customers the chance to win wine tasting sessions in a hot air balloon 2,000 feet above the ground. From 24th to 25th July,... View ArticleView Article

June retail sales impacted by poor summer weather

June retail sales impacted by poor summer weather

09 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

This year’s poor summer weather dampened retail sales in June as consumers held back on warm weather clothing and garden purchases. Figures from the BRC-KPMG Retail... View ArticleView Article

Montirex to launch debut pop-up store at Liverpool ONE

Montirex to launch debut pop-up store at Liverpool ONE

09 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Montirex technical outdoor and sportswear brand is to open a pop-up store on Liverpool ONE’s South John Street. The move follows the success of its... View ArticleView Article

Superdrug hails strong year as profits hit £111 million

Superdrug hails strong year as profits hit £111 million

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Superdrug has announced a significant uplift in both sales and profit for 2023 after trade was boosted by a strong retail store performance, increased sales volume... View ArticleView Article

Ocado and AEON to construct third customer fulfilment centre in Japan

Ocado and AEON to construct third customer fulfilment centre in Japan

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Ocado Group is expanding its partnership with the AEON supermarket in Japan with the construction of a third customer fulfilment centre in the country. The group... View ArticleView Article

Huddled Group takes 75% stake in Boop Beauty

Huddled Group takes 75% stake in Boop Beauty

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Huddled Group has taken a 75% stake in Boop Beauty, the online retailer of surplus beauty and cosmetic products, as part of its strategy to build... View ArticleView Article

Burberry expected to cut hundreds of jobs

Burberry expected to cut hundreds of jobs

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Luxury brand Burberry is expected to cut hundreds of jobs as part of a cost cutting exercise. According to The Telegraph, employees were informed of the... View ArticleView Article

Asda scraps plans for four day week

Asda scraps plans for four day week

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Asda has abandoned plans for a four day working week after staff said it left them feeling exhausted. The supermarket had introduced flexible working arrangements for... View ArticleView Article

Raye the Store takes three month residency at Wolf & Badger's Soho store

Raye the Store takes three month residency at Wolf & Badger's Soho store

08 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Travelling retail concept Raye the Store is running a summer concession at Wolf & Badger’s flagship store in London’s Soho. The company has invited a selection... View ArticleView Article

Timpson boss appointed as Prisons Minister following Labour's landslide victory

Timpson boss appointed as Prisons Minister following Labour's landslide victory

06 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a significant development following Labour’s landslide victory over the Conservatives in Thursday’s election, James Timpson OBE, the chief executive of the Timpson shoe repair chain,... View ArticleView Article

[Interview] Building inclusive cultures in retail: Insights from DE&I expert Gareth Whalley

[Interview] Building inclusive cultures in retail: Insights from DE&I expert Gareth Whalley

05 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Gareth Whalley, Founder of Big Bang People Solutions discusses the challenges, strategies, and future trends of implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the retail sector, offering... View ArticleView Article

Labour and the retail sector: Actions and priorities for the first 100 days

Labour and the retail sector: Actions and priorities for the first 100 days

05 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

As the retail sector eagerly anticipates the actions of the newly-elected Labour government, Charlotte Rees-John, Head of the Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Sector at Irwin Mitchell,... View ArticleView Article

Co-op partners with Walmart on fulfilment technology

Co-op partners with Walmart on fulfilment technology

05 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Co-op has entered a new partnership with Walmart in which it will implement the US retail giant’s Store Assist online fulfilment technology. In a statement, Co-op... View ArticleView Article

Marks & Spencer appoints new chief commercial officer for food division

Marks & Spencer appoints new chief commercial officer for food division

05 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer has appointed Kara Greatorex as the new chief commercial officer for its food division. Due to join the retailer later this year, she... View ArticleView Article

The Cotswold Company upgrades showrooms and introduces new upholstery hubs

The Cotswold Company upgrades showrooms and introduces new upholstery hubs

05 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Cotswold Company furniture and homeware retailer has completed a significant programme of upgrades to its UK showrooms. Work has included improvements to visual merchandising, tweaks to... View ArticleView Article

Outlet Shopping at The O2 celebrates strong first half

Outlet Shopping at The O2 celebrates strong first half

05 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Outlet Shopping at The O2 has reported a 15% increase in sales in the first half of 2024 after it benefited from a 15.5% uplift in... View ArticleView Article

M&S Food and ITV's Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain on air tonight

M&S Food and ITV's Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain on air tonight

04 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

M&S Food’s second co-funded primetime TV show with ITV, Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain, is set to launch this evening on ITV at 8.30pm. The 6 x 30’... View ArticleView Article

Faire expands support for new UK independent retailers after helping 500 stores open

Faire expands support for new UK independent retailers after helping 500 stores open

04 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Aspiring UK retailers have the chance to set up shop for the first time this year, thanks to a unique programme and new contest from global... View ArticleView Article

Midsummer Place welcomes Apple’s new concept store

Midsummer Place welcomes Apple’s new concept store

04 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Midsummer Place in Milton Keynes is adding to its existing line-up following a number of recent new signings and expansions at the centre. Apple has taken... View ArticleView Article

Ella & Jo sparkles across the Irish skincare scene with CEW beauty win

Ella & Jo sparkles across the Irish skincare scene with CEW beauty win

04 July 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The innovative Irish skincare brand, Ella & Jo, has celebrated a monumental victory at the CEW Beauty Awards 2024, winning the prestigious Best New Brand Prestige... View ArticleView Article

Comment: Another story lies behind falling footfall

Comment: Another story lies behind falling footfall

04 July 2024 by glynn-davis

Declining footfall in retail and leisure destinations continues to fuel near-death headlines in this post-pandemic environment that results in the high street and shopping centres continuing... View ArticleView Article

Tesco staff to share £30 million windfall through maturing share schemes

Tesco staff to share £30 million windfall through maturing share schemes

04 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco staff are set to receive a bumper pay out after the strong performance of the supermarket’s Save as You Earn colleague share schemes. More than... View ArticleView Article

Waitrose announces launch of ZOE

Waitrose announces launch of ZOE "first-to-market" food supplement in its stores

04 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Waitrose will be stocking the ZOE science and nutrition company’s “first-to-market” daily whole food supplement in its stores from 17 July. ZOE’s Daily30+ is a savoury... View ArticleView Article

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