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Gymshark unveils bold expansion plans for 2024

23 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen
Gymshark, the rapidly growing activewear brand beloved by millions worldwide, has announced its ambitious plans for the year ahead, promising unparalleled innovation and expansion across multiple... View ArticleView Article
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Sports Direct opens new flagship store in Cardiff as it launches new outdoor category

Sports Direct opens new flagship store in Cardiff as it launches new outdoor category

23 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sports Direct is opening a new flagship store in Cardiff today as it launches its new outdoor category. Spanning 60,000 square feet, the store will feature the... View ArticleView Article

Consumer confidence 'stalls' in February

Consumer confidence 'stalls' in February

23 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Consumer confidence has edged down in February as people feel concerned about the general economy and persistently higher inflation. According to GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index,... View ArticleView Article

Secret Sales hails 85% sales growth for 2023

Secret Sales hails 85% sales growth for 2023

23 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Secret Sales has reported 85% sales growth for 2023 after adding 250 new brands and retailers to its platform. During the year, the marketplace for off-price... View ArticleView Article

Bondi Sands appoints first chief tanning officer

Bondi Sands appoints first chief tanning officer

23 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Australian tanning brand Bondi Sands has appointed Colt Paulsen as its first chief tanning officer. Known as the ‘Gay Man With A Spray Tan’ on social... View ArticleView Article

Tesco and Vauxhall launch new media partnership

Tesco and Vauxhall launch new media partnership

23 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco has teamed up with car manufacturer Vauxhall on a new marketing initiative where electric vehicle charge points operated in Tesco car parks will be Vauxhall-branded.... View ArticleView Article

Retail Buying and Merchandising Trends in 2024

Retail Buying and Merchandising Trends in 2024

22 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In 2024, the landscape of buying and merchandising is witnessing significant transformations driven by evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements, and socio-economic shifts. Let’s dive into four... View ArticleView Article

BP strengthens retail team with hiring of David Phillpot as convenience trading director, Europe

BP strengthens retail team with hiring of David Phillpot as convenience trading director, Europe

22 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

BP has appointed David Phillpot to the newly created role of convenience trading director for Europe. With over 25 years’ experience in food retail role, Phillpot... View ArticleView Article

Sports Direct welcomes On brand in selected flagship stores

Sports Direct welcomes On brand in selected flagship stores

22 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sports Direct has announced the arrival of On products in flagship stores in places like London, Birmingham and Manchester as part of its Running Starts Here... View ArticleView Article

Jollyes' partnership with BillyChip delivers £25,000 in donations in first six weeks

Jollyes' partnership with BillyChip delivers £25,000 in donations in first six weeks

22 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Jollyes’ new partnership with the BillyChip social enterprise scheme has already generated over £25,000 in donations for homeless people and their pets. In the first six... View ArticleView Article

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield announces host of signings for Croydon's Centrale & Whitgift

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield announces host of signings for Croydon's Centrale & Whitgift

22 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Shopping centre operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced a host of new lease signings for Centrale & Whitgift in Croydon. These include a first store in the capital... View ArticleView Article

A day in the life of... Nick Singh, People & Culture at IKEA

A day in the life of... Nick Singh, People & Culture at IKEA

21 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In this exclusive interview, TRB sits down with Nick, Deputy Market Manager and Diversity Champion for IKEA Nottingham, and a dynamic leader who, at the age... View ArticleView Article

Supply chain disruption as a result of war and conflict – Is your business protected?

Supply chain disruption as a result of war and conflict – Is your business protected?

21 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

By Katherine East, Irwin Mitchell Four years ago, global supply chains and their potential fragility were thrust into mainstream media as Covid-19 changed the world as... View ArticleView Article

D&I in Grocery: 2023 Impact Report released and new chair appointed for 2024

D&I in Grocery: 2023 Impact Report released and new chair appointed for 2024

21 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

D&I in Grocery program releases 2023 Impact Report and announces new strategy steering group chair for 2024. D&I in Grocery makes two major announcements. Firstly, it... View ArticleView Article

Aldi to create 5,500 new jobs this year

Aldi to create 5,500 new jobs this year

21 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Aldi has announced plans to create 5,500 new roles across the UK this year. The supermarket will be seeking to recruit for a variety of positions... View ArticleView Article

Angling Direct hails 'robust' sales as it continues to grow market share

Angling Direct hails 'robust' sales as it continues to grow market share

21 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Angling Direct has posted a 10.2% increase in full-year revenue to £81.7 million despite a “challenging consumer landscape” and disruption to fishing caused by storms in... View ArticleView Article

Costa Coffee and Sainsbury’s join forces on new cafe experience

Costa Coffee and Sainsbury’s join forces on new cafe experience

21 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Costa Coffee and Sainsbury’s are teaming up to launch 11 new cafes in Sainsbury’s supermarkets this year. With an investment exceeding £3 million, the new coffee... View ArticleView Article

Ocado to offer 'fine dining' frozen ready meals for pets

Ocado to offer 'fine dining' frozen ready meals for pets

21 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Ocado is to begin offering a range of premium frozen ready meals for pets through a partnership with pet food brand Ted’s Bowls. The dishes will... View ArticleView Article

Atria Watford to welcome host of new stores

Atria Watford to welcome host of new stores

21 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Atria Watford is to welcome four new retailers to its line-up this year. These will include B&M and Choice Discount as well as a combined store... View ArticleView Article

The Body Shop announces UK store closures and job cuts in restructuring effort

The Body Shop announces UK store closures and job cuts in restructuring effort

20 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a move to revitalise its operations and restore financial stability, The Body Shop has announced plans to shut down up to half of its stores... View ArticleView Article

Top tips for Buying and Merchandising teams to shine in the 'Team of the Year' Award 2024

Top tips for Buying and Merchandising teams to shine in the 'Team of the Year' Award 2024

20 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Considering entry to The People in Retail Awards 2024? Here are 3 tips to showcase your people-centric excellence: To submit an entry for Team of the Year in the... View ArticleView Article

Interview: Jamie Dunning, MD of Krispy Kreme UK & Ireland

Interview: Jamie Dunning, MD of Krispy Kreme UK & Ireland

20 February 2024 by glynn-davis

Customers visiting the new ‘Hot Light’ store of Krispy Kreme on London’s Oxford Street can now enjoy its famous glazed doughnuts hot and freshly cooked throughout... View ArticleView Article

Superdry founder in talks with US investor about taking retailer private

Superdry founder in talks with US investor about taking retailer private

20 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Superdry founder and chief executive Julian Dunkerton is understood to be in discussions with US investor Davidson Kempner about the backing of an offer for the... View ArticleView Article

Dukes Hill appoints Chris Dee as non-executive chairman

Dukes Hill appoints Chris Dee as non-executive chairman

20 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Dukes Hill, the artisan ham producer, luxury hamper and fine foods supplier, has appointed former Booths chief executive Chris Dee as non-executive chairman. With 30 years’... View ArticleView Article

Aldi cuts prices across fruit and veg lines

Aldi cuts prices across fruit and veg lines

20 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Aldi has embarked on another round of price cuts, this time across a range of fruit and vegetables. Shoppers at the supermarket will be able to take... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop celebrates strong Valentine's Day trading

The Perfume Shop celebrates strong Valentine's Day trading

20 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Perfume Shop has been celebrating strong Valentine’s Day results after selling 200,000 bottles of scent during its campaign. This meant the retailer saw an 18%... View ArticleView Article

Best Retail Customer Engagement Platforms, Tools and Software

Best Retail Customer Engagement Platforms, Tools and Software

19 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Enter the dynamic world of modern retail, where customer engagement platforms reign supreme as the ultimate catalysts for capturing consumer attention. In a crowded arena where... View ArticleView Article

Children as young as ten fuelling rise in attacks on high street staff and security

Children as young as ten fuelling rise in attacks on high street staff and security

19 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Thousands of incidents of anti-social behaviour, customer complaints and shoplifting reported already in 2024, says leading security company Kingdom Security, who have a specialist retail division, working... View ArticleView Article

PiRA24 Judge Interview: Tea Colaianni of WiHTL & Diversity in Retail

PiRA24 Judge Interview: Tea Colaianni of WiHTL & Diversity in Retail

19 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Meet Tea Colaianni, an industry leader with over 25 years of experience in consumer-facing industries, including pivotal roles at Hilton Hotels and Merlin Entertainments. As the... View ArticleView Article

Comment: Calculating the cost of complexity

Comment: Calculating the cost of complexity

19 February 2024 by glynn-davis

When Jim McCarthy was CEO of Poundland around 2010 he took me on a visit to a number of the company’s stores in its Midlands heartland... View ArticleView Article

Morrisons launches Aldi and Lidl price match campaign

Morrisons launches Aldi and Lidl price match campaign

19 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Morrisons has launched an Aldi and Lidl price match campaign on over 200 products. From today, the supermarket will be displaying new signage in-store and online... View ArticleView Article

Truly Beauty poised for global expansion following key appointments

Truly Beauty poised for global expansion following key appointments

19 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Prestige beauty brand Truly Beauty is getting set for global expansion with the appointments of Kamilla Khanbalinova as chief sales officer and Nick Bracken as chief... View ArticleView Article

Currys rejects takeover approach from US investment firm

Currys rejects takeover approach from US investment firm

19 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Currys has rejected an unsolicited takeover approach by the Elliott Advisors US investment firm. The electricals retailer said the offer valued its business at around £700... View ArticleView Article

H&M to open new Miami store

H&M to open new Miami store

19 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

H&M is continuing to expand across the US with the upcoming launch of a new store at Miami’s Brickell City Centre. The fashion retailer will occupy... View ArticleView Article

Building employee engagement and recognition culture: Case studies and best practices

Building employee engagement and recognition culture: Case studies and best practices

18 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

An engaged and enthusiastic team often separates successful businesses from those that fail in the retail industry, where meeting customer demands is paramount. The foundations of... View ArticleView Article

St Ives Co-op re-opens following six-week programme of improvements

St Ives Co-op re-opens following six-week programme of improvements

18 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Co-op re-launches a St Ives store following a six-week programme of works and improvements. The convenience retailer’s Royal Square, St Ives, store opens between 7am-11pm daily... View ArticleView Article

[Responsible Business] HFSS Regulations: Navigating the impact on retailers

[Responsible Business] HFSS Regulations: Navigating the impact on retailers

16 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Amy Au from Irwin Mitchell’s Intellectual Property team explores the impact of High Fat Sugar Salt (HFSS), highlighting which restrictions are currently in place and what... View ArticleView Article

Joe Browns appoints Dawn Bannerman as chief executive

Joe Browns appoints Dawn Bannerman as chief executive

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Joe Browns has appointed Dawn Bannerman as its chief executive. She has joined the fashion and homeware retailer from La Redoute (UK) where she has worked... View ArticleView Article

Sainsbury's celebrates launch of new flagship store in Wales

Sainsbury's celebrates launch of new flagship store in Wales

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sainsbury’s has opened a new 53,000 square foot supermarket in Talbot Green in Wales. The retailer described the move as a game-changer for customers in the... View ArticleView Article

John Lewis Partnership appoints Clare Swindell to board

John Lewis Partnership appoints Clare Swindell to board

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Tesco director Clare Swindell to its board as a non-executive director. She has also become chair of the board’s... View ArticleView Article

Marks & Spencer welcomes Puma and Reebok to 'The Sports Edit on M&S’ platform

Marks & Spencer welcomes Puma and Reebok to 'The Sports Edit on M&S’ platform

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer is adding sportswear brands Puma and Reebok to the ‘The Sports Edit on M&S’ platform. The move will enable the retailer to boost... View ArticleView Article

White Stuff founders consider sale after unsolicited takeover approach

White Stuff founders consider sale after unsolicited takeover approach

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The White Stuff fashion chain is reportedly exploring a sale of the business following an unsolicited takeover approach. According to Sky News, the retailer’s founders George... View ArticleView Article

CMO Group launches Landscaping Superstore

CMO Group launches Landscaping Superstore

16 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

CMO Group, the online retailer of building materials and products, has launched a new Landscaping Superstore for DIY customers and the trade sector. The group said... View ArticleView Article

Breaking news: Farfetch CEO steps down amid Coupang acquisition fallout

Breaking news: Farfetch CEO steps down amid Coupang acquisition fallout

15 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a significant shakeup following the acquisition of luxury marketplace Farfetch by South Korea’s Coupang for $500 million, CEO José Neves has announced his departure from... View ArticleView Article

Retail Renaissance: QR codes redefining customer experience and growth strategies

Retail Renaissance: QR codes redefining customer experience and growth strategies

15 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Meet Jenny Stanley, the visionary Founder and MD of Appetite Creative, leading the charge in innovative B2C marketing and connected packaging solutions. With over two decades... View ArticleView Article

Geek Retreat launches new loyalty app to reward customers

Geek Retreat launches new loyalty app to reward customers

15 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Geek Retreat, the geek culture retailer, gaming café, community hub and events venue, has launched a new app to reward its loyal customer base. Customers using... View ArticleView Article

AO World acquires IP rights of mobile phone firm A1 Comms

AO World acquires IP rights of mobile phone firm A1 Comms

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

AO World has acquired the intellectual property rights of mobile phone business A1 Comms following the company’s fall into administration. The purchase price was £2.2 million... View ArticleView Article

A day in the life of ... Jonathan Clark, Creative Director of Shelved

A day in the life of ... Jonathan Clark, Creative Director of Shelved

15 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In 2022 whilst working at Rack Systems Engineering, Jonathan Clark noticed a gap in the market for a consumer-facing modular furniture system that could be adapted... View ArticleView Article

Poundland invests in major makeovers at 150 stores

Poundland invests in major makeovers at 150 stores

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Poundland will be giving 150 stores in the UK and Ireland major makeovers by the end of August. The ‘Project Evo’ transformations will mark the first... View ArticleView Article

Lidl switches to electronic shelf labelling

Lidl switches to electronic shelf labelling

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl is changing how it displays its prices following a successful trial of electronic shelf labelling in over 35 stores. The supermarket said the move is... View ArticleView Article

Tesco launches apprenticeship scheme aimed at young people from deprived areas,

Tesco launches apprenticeship scheme aimed at young people from deprived areas,

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco has launched a new retail apprenticeship aimed at young people from deprived areas. The supermarket is working with Lifetime Training and The Prince’s Trust to... View ArticleView Article

VF Corporation appoints Caroline Brown to board

VF Corporation appoints Caroline Brown to board

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

VF Corporation, the parent company of The North Face and Timberland, has appointed former Donna Karan chief executive Caroline Brown to its board. With more than 30... View ArticleView Article

Kingfisher sets major new colleague learning target

Kingfisher sets major new colleague learning target

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Kingfisher, the parent company of B&Q and Screwfix, has set a new target for 20,000 colleagues to have completed an apprenticeship, traineeship or formal qualification by... View ArticleView Article

Intimissimi launches Kensington store

Intimissimi launches Kensington store

15 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Oniverse Group, which was previously known as Calzedonia, is continuing its UK expansion of the Intimissimi lingerie brand with the launch of a new store in... View ArticleView Article

Rising tide of violence against Shop Workers sparks urgent calls for government action

Rising tide of violence against Shop Workers sparks urgent calls for government action

14 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a concerning trend reflecting the growing vulnerability of retail staff, incidents of violence against shop workers have surged by a staggering 50% in just one... View ArticleView Article

Lone Design Club and Faire team up for ethical fashion pop-up with Tom Daley's brand

Lone Design Club and Faire team up for ethical fashion pop-up with Tom Daley's brand

14 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Lone Design Club (LDC), and the world’s largest online wholesale marketplace Faire are launching their first ever collaborative pop-up during London Fashion Month, giving exclusive physical... View ArticleView Article

Footwear wholesaler pairs up with HSBC UK for growth

Footwear wholesaler pairs up with HSBC UK for growth

14 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

A Leicestershire-based footwear wholesaler is accelerating its growth in international and domestic markets following a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK. T&A Holdings, whose subsidiaries include... View ArticleView Article

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation partners with CALM to break silence on suicide

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation partners with CALM to break silence on suicide

14 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation have today announced a charity partnership which aims to kick-start a much-needed conversation... View ArticleView Article

Dunelm posts strong half year growth as it benefits from its 'broad appeal'

Dunelm posts strong half year growth as it benefits from its 'broad appeal'

14 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Homewares retailer Dunelm has increased its first half sales to £872 million from £835 million in the prior year. The retailer also grew its profit in... View ArticleView Article

The Works makes new board appointments

The Works makes new board appointments

14 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Works has made two additions to its board following Kelso Group’s investment in the business last year. John Goold and Mark Kirkland, who are chief... View ArticleView Article

Waitrose invests £30 million in cutting prices

Waitrose invests £30 million in cutting prices

14 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Waitrose is investing £30 million in cutting prices and said a further round will be made in the spring. The price reductions span 200 of the... View ArticleView Article

Hammerson's Bullring & Grand Central makes strong start to 2024

Hammerson's Bullring & Grand Central makes strong start to 2024

14 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Hammerson has announced that Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central has made a strong start to 2024 with footfall at Bullring rising by 6% year-on year last... View ArticleView Article

Drybar to expand in Middle East

Drybar to expand in Middle East

14 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Drybar is continuing its international expansion through a new master franchise deal with Lekhraib Rose. The move will enable the hair brand to open 26 Drybar... View ArticleView Article

PiRA Judge Interview: Gill Smith, The Perfume Shop

PiRA Judge Interview: Gill Smith, The Perfume Shop

13 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Meet Gill Smith, the newest judge on the People in Retail Awards 2024 panel. With over 20 years in the FMCG sector, Gill’s journey from chartered... View ArticleView Article

The Body Shop calls in administrators as financial struggles mount: What went wrong?

The Body Shop calls in administrators as financial struggles mount: What went wrong?

13 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The iconic high street beauty chain, The Body Shop, has announced the appointment of administrators, a move that puts jobs and stores at risk. With a... View ArticleView Article

Yodel rescued in deal led by Shift

Yodel rescued in deal led by Shift

13 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Yodel, the struggling parcel delivery company, has been rescued in a deal led by rival operator, Shift. The business has been acquired by YDLGP, a newly... View ArticleView Article

What Is Omnichannel Retailing and How To Implement It?

What Is Omnichannel Retailing and How To Implement It?

13 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In the world of retail, staying at the forefront demands a keen adaptation to evolving consumer behaviour. As retailers aspire to meet and exceed customer expectations,... View ArticleView Article

Ingenuity appoints first chairman to support growth plans

Ingenuity appoints first chairman to support growth plans

13 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Ingenuity, the complete commerce business of THG, has appointed its first chairman as it looks to accelerate growth in its core markets. In his new role,... View ArticleView Article

Deckers Brands names new president of Hoka

Deckers Brands names new president of Hoka

13 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Deckers Brands has appointed Robin Green as its new president of Hoka. Green previously worked as global vice president of men’s running and fitness at Nike where... View ArticleView Article

Aldi to invest £550 million in store and distribution network

Aldi to invest £550 million in store and distribution network

13 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Aldi is to invest more than £550 million in expanding and improving its store and distribution network in the UK this year. Work will include opening... View ArticleView Article

Lucy & Yak to open second Brighton location

Lucy & Yak to open second Brighton location

13 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lucy & Yak, the socially and environmentally conscious lifestyle brand, is to open a second Brighton store as part of its UK expansion plans. The new... View ArticleView Article

Matalan announces board change

Matalan announces board change

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Matalan has announced that Stephen Hill, its chief financial officer, has decided to step down after 23 years with the business to “pursue his next challenge”.... View ArticleView Article

A day in the life of… Karla Woolley, Head of Buying at The Perfume Shop

A day in the life of… Karla Woolley, Head of Buying at The Perfume Shop

12 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the vibrant world of retail strategy and product curation with Karla Woolley, the Head of Buying at The Perfume Shop... View ArticleView Article

Lidl announces new UK bottling site

Lidl announces new UK bottling site

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl has announced the launch of a new bottling plant in Derby which has begun supplying to its stores across the UK. Capable of producing up... View ArticleView Article

Hornby appoints new non-executive director

Hornby appoints new non-executive director

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Hornby models and collectables group has appointed Nick Batram as a non-executive director. Batram has over 30 years’ experience of working for financial institutions, with... View ArticleView Article

Community Shop teams up with Ocado to launch new ‘On the Go’ initiative

Community Shop teams up with Ocado to launch new ‘On the Go’ initiative

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Community Shop has teamed up with Ocado Retail to launch a new  ‘On the Go’ service to further tackle food insecurity. The social supermarket chain is... View ArticleView Article

The Body Shop set to appoint administrators in UK

The Body Shop set to appoint administrators in UK

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

The new owners of The Body Shop are preparing to appoint administrators for the beauty firm’s UK arm. According to Sky News, the retailer is lining... View ArticleView Article

Elemis continues international expansion with entry into Sephora

Elemis continues international expansion with entry into Sephora

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

British skincare brand Elemis is preparing for further US expansion with the launch of a range of some of its most popular lines at Sephora. The... View ArticleView Article

Crew Clothing unveils first new store of 2024

Crew Clothing unveils first new store of 2024

12 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Crew Clothing has opened its first new store of 2024 with the launch of a 1,600 square foot space in East Grinstead. The store stocks the brand’s... View ArticleView Article

Co-op calls for action to protect shopworkers from rising theft and violence

Co-op calls for action to protect shopworkers from rising theft and violence

09 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Stealing with Impunity: New report sets out ten-point plan to curb career criminals and prolific offenders as Co-op reveals record levels of theft and violence. With... View ArticleView Article

HMG Paints celebrates apprentices: National Apprenticeship Week

HMG Paints celebrates apprentices: National Apprenticeship Week

09 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In honor of the 17th annual National Apprenticeship Week, HMG Paints is spotlighting the diverse array of apprenticeship experiences unfolding within the company. Based in Manchester,... View ArticleView Article

Responsible business: Uncovering the concept of 'bluewashing'

Responsible business: Uncovering the concept of 'bluewashing'

09 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

By Yasmina Bugel at Irwin Mitchell The term ‘greenwashing’ is widely recognised in relation to Environmental Social Governance (ESG). In short, it is a term used... View ArticleView Article

Top Tips for showcasing your Loss Prevention Team in the Team of the Year Award

Top Tips for showcasing your Loss Prevention Team in the Team of the Year Award

09 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Considering entry to The People in Retail Awards 2024? Here are 3 tips to showcase your people-centric excellence: To submit an entry for Team of the Year in... View ArticleView Article

Barclays to acquire Tesco Bank

Barclays to acquire Tesco Bank

09 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Barclays is to acquire the retail banking business of Tesco Bank, which includes credit cards, loans and savings. In addition, Barclays UK will enter a long-term... View ArticleView Article

Loss Prevention Trends shaping retail in 2024

Loss Prevention Trends shaping retail in 2024

09 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Loss prevention in the retail sector is undergoing a transformative phase in 2024, necessitated by the imperative to protect profits amid a multitude of challenges. From... View ArticleView Article

EE to invest £6 million in UK store portfolio in the next 12 months

EE to invest £6 million in UK store portfolio in the next 12 months

09 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

EE has announced that it will invest £6 million in its UK store portfolio over the next 12 months as it launches its latest Experience store... View ArticleView Article

Shein expands US presence with new office in Seattle

Shein expands US presence with new office in Seattle

09 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Chinese online fashion retailer Shein is expanding its US presence with the opening an office in Seattle. The 10,000 square foot space at Bellevue’s Key Center... View ArticleView Article

Pandora plans major store expansion as it reports strong fourth quarter sales growth

Pandora plans major store expansion as it reports strong fourth quarter sales growth

09 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pandora has reported strong fourth quarter trading with sales rising by 12% as it plots a major expansion of its stores. The uplift meant that the... View ArticleView Article

Tesco trials dedicated section in stores for menopause friendly products

Tesco trials dedicated section in stores for menopause friendly products

09 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco is piloting a new menopause-friendly section in selected stores. During the next six weeks, products from several leading brands will have their own dedicated space... View ArticleView Article

Survey exposes consumer misconceptions and the impact of returns fraud on retail

Survey exposes consumer misconceptions and the impact of returns fraud on retail

08 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a survey conducted by ReBound in collaboration with Censuswide, alarming statistics have come to light, revealing that 48% of consumers openly admit to engaging in... View ArticleView Article

Primark to invest over £100 million in its UK stores this year

Primark to invest over £100 million in its UK stores this year

08 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary of being on the UK high street, Primark is to invest more than £100 million in its UK stores this... View ArticleView Article

Comment: Starbucks Venti, full-fat disruption please

Comment: Starbucks Venti, full-fat disruption please

08 February 2024 by glynn-davis

When Starbucks hit the UK shores in 1998 on London’s Kings Road it brought over the novel concept of the ‘third’ place, which sat neatly alongside... View ArticleView Article

Dunelm adds new members to its board

Dunelm adds new members to its board

08 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Homewares retailer Dunelm has appointed Ajay Kavan and Daniel Taylor as non-executive directors. Due to take up their positions on 1 March, the pair will become... View ArticleView Article

Lidl launches bottle return scheme trial

Lidl launches bottle return scheme trial

08 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl is rolling out a trial of a bottle return scheme in the Glasgow area. The move allows shoppers to gain unlimited cash rewards in return... View ArticleView Article

Watches of Switzerland posts dip in sales following slowdown in luxury retail spending

Watches of Switzerland posts dip in sales following slowdown in luxury retail spending

08 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Watches of Switzerland Group saw its group revenue dip by 1% to £397 million at constant currency in its third quarter due to trading in the... View ArticleView Article

Primark continues US expansion with new Florida distribution centre

Primark continues US expansion with new Florida distribution centre

08 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Primark is continuing its US expansion with the opening of a new distribution centre in Jacksonville in Florida. The 550,000 square foot facility will help drive... View ArticleView Article

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