Sunday, October 21, 2018

Retail sales rise ahead of analysts forecasts in February

Retail sales rose by 1.7 per cent in February compared to January as the retail industry showed good signs of recovery say official figures....

Comment: What‘s set to define retail in 2014?

As we enter into spring, now would be a good time to reflect on what winter, and specifically the festive season, has revealed about...

Could virtual reality lead to a more engaging high-street?

Facebook has bought virtual reality company Oculus Rift for $2bn as CEO Mark Zuckerburg proclaims that “mobile is the platform of today” and that...

Like-for-like sales fall 0.4% at Laura Ashley

Home furnishings and fashion retailer Laura Ashley has posted a 0.4 per cent fall in like-for-like sales for the 52 weeks to 25 January...

Supply Chain and the multichannel buying experience

After years in the doldrums, the housing market has come to life. A combination of low interest rates, the government‘s Help to Buy scheme...

Fashion and petrol drives inflation to lowest level in four years

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has fallen to its lowest level in four years as petrol, housing services and fashion products drove prices down....

Pets at Home strengthens board amid IPO

Pet retailer Pets at Home has hired former Britvic chief executive Paul Moody as a non-executive director as it floated on the stock market...

Future customer experience will be all about the personal touch

The continued growth of ecommerce is nothing new. But what is new and critical for businesses to understand is the role of the touch-integrated...

UK sees tumble in Russian retail spend

There was a significant slowdown in February spend from Russian shoppers coming to the UK as political tensions worsened the effects of the already...

Lidl’s CEO and head of buying departs

Grocer Lidl‘s chief executive has left the business due to “unbridgeable” differences about its future strategy. Karl-Heinz Holland has been with the company for...

Feature Resource

What will your workforce want and need,  now and in the...

Today's on-demand consumer mentality means businesses now operate in an ‘always-on’ economy. To meet customer demand for 24/7 access to products and services, businesses...