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The Perfume Shop unveils experiential store at Rushmere Shopping Centre with a focus on sustainability

28 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen
In an exciting development for fragrance aficionados, The Perfume Shop has recently opened its doors to a new and improved experiential store located at the Rushmere... View ArticleView Article
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VIVERE Partners with Refuge for International Women's Day 2024

VIVERE Partners with Refuge for International Women's Day 2024

28 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a significant move to honour International Women’s Day 2024, the British womenswear brand VIVERE has announced a heartening collaboration with the UK-based charity Refuge. This... View ArticleView Article

TDR Capital acquires majority stake in pet retailer Jollyes

TDR Capital acquires majority stake in pet retailer Jollyes

28 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Private equity firm TDR Capital has acquired a majority stake in the Jollyes pet retailer. Expected to complete by the end of April, the deal will... View ArticleView Article

Halfords warns on profit after wet weather impacts sales

Halfords warns on profit after wet weather impacts sales

28 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Halfords has warned on profit after wet weather led to softer trading in three of its core markets. In its third quarter trading update on 25... View ArticleView Article

UK’s largest retailers are greener but less focussed on D&I says new study

UK’s largest retailers are greener but less focussed on D&I says new study

28 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

A new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)* report suggests the UK’s largest retailers are stepping up their efforts to become greener but losing focus on diversity... View ArticleView Article

H&M Studio presents latest collection at exhibition during Paris Fashion Week

H&M Studio presents latest collection at exhibition during Paris Fashion Week

28 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

H&M is currently showcasing its H&M Studio spring/summer collection during Paris Fashion Week via a temporary exhibition in a historic building near the Palais Garnier. The... View ArticleView Article

ASOS brings back ASOS Insider influencer programme

ASOS brings back ASOS Insider influencer programme

28 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Online fashion retailer ASOS has relaunched its ASOS Insider influencer programme in a move that will aim to offer customers inspiration, beauty, fashion, and style advice... View ArticleView Article

BP pilots made-to-order food offering at select Wild Bean Cafes

BP pilots made-to-order food offering at select Wild Bean Cafes

28 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

BP has launched a trial of a new and improved fresh food for now offering that can be personalised to customers’ tastes at 10 of its... View ArticleView Article

[Interview] A day in the life of... Jo Homer, the CX Expert at Signet

[Interview] A day in the life of... Jo Homer, the CX Expert at Signet

27 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

We are thrilled to feature Jo Homer, Head of CX & Product at Signet Jewelers, in our latest day in the life interview. With an impressive... View ArticleView Article

MINISO to open at Westfield Stratford City

MINISO to open at Westfield Stratford City

27 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Global lifestyle retailer, MINISO has announced the opening of its newest store at Westfield Stratford City. Nestled in the heart of Westfield shopping centre, on the... View ArticleView Article

How digital transformation is changing retail HR

How digital transformation is changing retail HR

27 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Industries are increasingly recognising the importance of digital transformation. The retail industry, known for its rapid pace and intricate employee dynamics, faces unique hurdles that necessitate... View ArticleView Article

Marks & Spencer announces biggest ever investment in pay and family leave policies

Marks & Spencer announces biggest ever investment in pay and family leave policies

27 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer is to invest a record £89 million in retail pay and £5 million in enhancing its maternity, paternity and adoption policies. From 1... View ArticleView Article

Top tips for entering the JEDI Award 2024

Top tips for entering the JEDI Award 2024

27 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Are you ready to showcase your commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the retail sector? Consider entering the 2024 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Award... View ArticleView Article

Victorian Plumbing on track for full year EBITDA outcome

Victorian Plumbing on track for full year EBITDA outcome

27 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Victorian Plumbing has said it is on track to deliver full year adjusted EBITDA in line with expectations as it continues to see an increase in... View ArticleView Article

Shop price inflation drops to lowest level in nearly two years

Shop price inflation drops to lowest level in nearly two years

27 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

New figures have shown that shop price annual inflation has fallen to its lowest level since March 2022 this month. According to the latest British Retail... View ArticleView Article

Wild launches standalone bays in Tesco stores

Wild launches standalone bays in Tesco stores

27 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sustainable natural body care brand Wild has launched in-store at Tesco with its own standalone bays. Products include the brand’s range of deodorants, body washes and... View ArticleView Article

New research reveals scale of Red Sea disruption

New research reveals scale of Red Sea disruption

27 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

New research has shown that over half of retailers, manufacturers and exporters have been impacted by the disruption to shipping in the Red Sea. Following a survey... View ArticleView Article

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Retail Trends in 2024

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Retail Trends in 2024

26 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Shaping the Future of Retail: Six Key DE&I Trends for 2024 In an industry as resilient and people-focused as retail, the progression towards Diversity, Equity, and... View ArticleView Article

Getir’s partnership with Nisa leads to £30,000 charity donation

Getir’s partnership with Nisa leads to £30,000 charity donation

26 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Getir, the pioneer of ultrafast grocery delivery, has donated £30,000 to London’s Community Kitchen (LCK) thanks to its long-standing partnership with Nisa. Funds were raised from... View ArticleView Article

Asda Lowestoft workers poised for strike amid unresolved safety concerns and workplace grievances

Asda Lowestoft workers poised for strike amid unresolved safety concerns and workplace grievances

26 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Workers at Asda’s Lowestoft store are on the brink of industrial action, driven by a confluence of grievances that underscore a deep-seated dissatisfaction with their current... View ArticleView Article

PiRA Judge Interview: Penny Grivea

PiRA Judge Interview: Penny Grivea

26 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

We are thrilled to welcome Penny Grivea, a respected and influential leader renowned for her transformative leadership in the luxury and lifestyle sectors, as our latest... View ArticleView Article

Why Retail Company Culture Matters in Retail HR

Why Retail Company Culture Matters in Retail HR

26 February 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In retail, fostering a strong corporate culture isn’t just about creating a pleasant work environment; it’s a crucial factor in sustainable growth and success. If a... View ArticleView Article

Frasers Group strengthens board with range of new appointments

Frasers Group strengthens board with range of new appointments

26 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sports Direct owner Frasers Group is making a host of new appointments to its board as it continues to implement its long-term growth and Elevation Strategy.... View ArticleView Article

Next mulls rescue bid for The Body Shop

Next mulls rescue bid for The Body Shop

26 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Next is understood to have approached administrators to The Body shop about a potential deal to buy parts of the business. According to a report by... View ArticleView Article

Lululemon to upsize and relocate within The Yards, Covent Garden

Lululemon to upsize and relocate within The Yards, Covent Garden

26 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lululemon will be relocating and upsizing its flagship store within The Yards, Covent Garden to a new prominent corner unit in the shopping district on Long... View ArticleView Article

Sainsbury’s makes it easy to buy the Best of British

Sainsbury’s makes it easy to buy the Best of British

26 February 2024 by Angela Beevers

Sainsbury’s has launched a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website. The biggest supermarket to date to do so, Sainsbury’ has introduced a new... View ArticleView Article

Gymshark unveils bold expansion plans for 2024

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

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

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