Space NK rules out use of iBeacon

Space NK are looking ways they can use big data to target consumers more effectively
Big customer data is a big issue in the modern retail world, and one company feels they have developed the right system for effective predictive marketing.Representatives from retailers such as John Lewis, Space NK, Topshop and French Connection gathered at the Shangri-la hotel in the Shard on the morning of 22nd Ju... read more...
09:10AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Image: Morrisons

Morrisons reacts to Sainsbury's food waste superstore

Morrisons have reacted to Sainsbury’s recent announcement that one of their superstores is off the National Grid and now powered entirely by their own food waste.The Sainsbury’s Staffordshire branch is connected to a nearby anaerobic digestion pla...
09:42AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Cath Kidston and CEO Kenny Wilson have retained a minority share

Cath Kidston sells stake to Asian private equity firm

Floral accessories retailer Cath Kidston has sold a “substantial” stake to an Asian private equity firm in a bid to further support the company’s eastern expansion.Baring Private Equity Asia, who bought the stake, are specialised in bringing weste...
09:35AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Jope will ead up a division that runs household brands such as Dove, Vaseline and Tresemme

Unilever replaces Dave Lewis with ‘lifer’ Alan Jope

Consumer goods giant Unilever have promoted Alan Jope, current president of its Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey business, to the role of president of its personal care division.Jope will replace Dave Lewis who will leave the role to joi...
09:28AM - Wed 23rd July 2014
Dave Lewis, CEO, Tesco

Dave Lewis - from supplier to retailer

With Dave Lewis taking the top job at Tesco this morning (21 July) he has shown that suppliers can make the move from supplier to retailer.Lewis is the first outsider to take charge of the retailer since Tesco’s founder Jack Cohen and comes from a...
12:13PM - Tue 22nd July 2014

Garden Centre Group rebrands back to Wyevale Garden Centres

The UK’s largest chain of garden centres The Garden Centre group will rebrand back to Wyevale Garden Centres.Commenting on the return to the Wyevale name, Wyevale Garden Centres chief executive Kevin Bradshaw said: As we continue to grow and trans...
12:11PM - Tue 22nd July 2014
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Pop-ing up the Economy

Pop-up retailing is scheduled to contribute £2.1bn to the economy this year, a study has forecast. The low budget outlets set up in temporary shops, stalls, and empty spaces have been one of the fastest growing ventures in in recent years.Encourag...
12:09PM - Tue 22nd July 2014
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Philip Clarke, What the experts say

Jon Copestake, Retail Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit, argues that Clarke’s inability to implement a “big” strategy let to the mounting of small problems for the companyThere is little doubt that, after yet another profit warning in the...
11:57AM - Tue 22nd July 2014
The Lacoste app

Lacoste rolls out AR in-store

French sportswear brand Lacoste will allow shoppers to virtually try on trainer’s in-store using augmented reality (AR) technology.To use the technology users place their foot on an in-store floor graphic and scan it with their smartphone to see t...
04:00PM - Mon 21st July 2014

Sunday papers round-up

Argos will start a same day delivery service in the UK as it cranks up the pressure on Amazon. The high-street retailer will begin a trial later this year that will allow shoppers to order a product online and have it delivered to a store or their...
09:51AM - Mon 21st July 2014
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