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5 Minutes With Philip Rooke, CEO, Spreadshirt

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Spreadshirt may be based in Leipzig, Germany, but these days it's led by British man Philip Rooke as its chief executive. Since it was established in 2001, it has grown to become one of the most complex online retail businesses – operating with different business models, and i...


John Lewis ramps up its beauty sector with £9 million investment

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Department store chain John Lewis has announced it would invest £9 million in its beauty halls in key stores, in light of how its beauty departments now out-sell fashion. Perfumes, face creams and makeup have continued to perform well and drive footfall for John Lewis, rising ...


July breaks online international sales records

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

International online sales reaches record high for in July as consumers took advantage of the weak pound. New figures from IMRG Metapack UK Delivery Index show that the UK’s online sales to other countries was the highest on record for this time of year. Of the total online re...


Mothercare unveils revamped website

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Mothercare has unveiled its new customer website as part of its plan to become a digital-first, omnichannel retailer. The new website for the British retailer, which specialises in clothing for expectant mothers and children, has new design features to provide customers with a...


Bench to open a new store at Manchester's Lowry Outlet

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Fashion retailer Bench is set to open a brand new store in Manchester’s Lowry Outlet. Known for its functional lifestyle and streetwear clothing, Bench’s 2389 sq ft shop will be the latest addition to the waterfront shopping and leisure complex located in the city’s MediaCityU...


Contactless payments account for £9 billion so far this year

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Contactless cards accounted for over £9 billion in sales in the first half of the year, already overtaking the £7.75 billion in sales in the whole of last year. Statistics of the first half of 2016 from the UK Cards Association show that contactless card transactions are conti...


Asda to sell its photo service to Photo-Me

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Asda has announced it would sell its in-store photo processing service to Photo-Me as the struggling chain makes cut backs. Following eight consecutive quarterly reports of sales decline the supermarket retailer is set to sell its photo business, which runs at a loss, to the w...


Findel approaches former Home Retail CEO Terry Duddy for chairman role

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Retailer Findel has reportedly approached former Home Retail chief executive Terry Duddy to take over as its chairman. According to Sky News, Duddy is understood to be among “number of people” approached by the home shopping mail order retailer, after Sports Direct chief execu...


Questions raised over Mike Ashley's brother's company used for Sports Direct deliveries

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

It has been revealed that Sports Direct uses Mike Ashley’s elder brother's company to handle online orders, according to the Financial Times. Ashley’s elder brother John Ashley has been using his delivery company Barlin Delivery for Sports Direct’s international orders. This a...


Warm weather & Team GB Olympics success boosts latest grocery market figures

Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The latest grocery market share data released today has indicated an acceleration of growth across the board. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending August 14 show the market growing at 0.3 per cent as pleasant summer weather spurred consumers into increasing t...

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