Coffee shop rock: Starbucks introduces Spotify to stores

After months of planning, Starbucks is set to implement its collaboration with Spotify into stores.  Starbucks originally partnered with the free music streaming service in May. The partnership enables customers to find songs playing in Starbucks...

Time for innovation: Swatch introduces contactless payment watch

Swatch has emerged as competition against the likes of Apple with the Bellamy, a new watch complete with a unique contactless payment system.  The watch specialist partnered with China‘s...

BT gets the green light for EE merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the final all clear for BT‘s acquisition of EE, a deal that will see two of the UK‘s...

£114bn spent online in 2015

Online sales are booming. So much so that Black Friday has shifted from a high-street event to an online one, in the space of...

O2 launches new concept store with “customer service at heart”

O2 is to open a new concept store in Manchester, underpinned by customer inspiration and digital exploration taking centre-stage.   The new store has been designed to update the look...

Zara customers enjoy bespoke service from the fitting room

Inditex is planning to install iPads in the fitting rooms of one of Zara‘s larger Spanish stores.   Customers will be able to scan the barcode of...

Burberry says “move over, man on the moon” with customised adverts

Luxury goods maker Burberry has allied with Google to let customers star in their own Christmas adverts.  Google‘s real-time video stitching technology has been built into “The...

Lidl to take on Big Four in all areas

Grocery competition is high, especially now that Lidl is following the suit of Amazon with a fresh food delivery service. German discounter Lidl, which...

House of Fraser to launch shoppable windows for Black Friday

As a department store strongly associated with promotions and offers, it doesn‘t surprise that the British department store is taking the shopping event to...

Lightspeed merger means joy for UK retailers

Lightspeed POS has announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based ecommerce software company SEOshop. Currently used by 26,000 businesses and processing over £7bn in annual transactions, Lightspeed POS is...

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9 Tips for Getting your Retail Display Strategy Right

We are witnessing the digitisation of the entire retail ecosystem. While many have long debated whether online or offline will ‘win’ the retail battle,...