Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Poundland’s fate in question as Steinhoff endures second downgrade

Steinhoff’s situation worsened this week as ratings agency Moody’s further downgraded the retail giant.

Tesco apologises after accusations its rotten turkeys “ruined Christmas”

The UK’s largest grocer Tesco has responded to accusations that it “ruined Christmas dinner” thanks to rotten turkeys.
Real Fur

TK Maxx, Boohoo and Amazon found to be selling mislabelled real fur items

Five major retailers have been revealed to be selling real fur including rabbit, mink and fox despite advertising it as fake.
Small Business Saturday

Small business numbers top 5.7m in the UK

Small businesses in the UK have grown by 200,000 over the last year topping 5.7 million ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend.
Canada Goose

Canada Goose’s London store looted just days after opening

Canada Goose’s flagship Regent Street store has been raided by a moped gang who losing thousands of pounds worth of stock, less than a week after opening.

Lightspeed’s top 10 tips this Christmas

To help retailers to make the most of the Christmas and turn the sound of sleigh bells into the ding of cash registers, here are Lightspeed’s top ten tips direct from their retailers.
legal battle

Poundland loses legal battle with Toblerone

Toblerone has won a three-month legal battle forcing Poundland to redesign its copycat chocolate bar, but has allowed the retailer to sell half a million already in production.  
Matt Shay

National Retail Federation CEO: “Retail is not dying”

The president and chief executive of the US-based National Retail Federation yesterday told an audience that retail was not dying. At the Retail Congress Asia...
iPhone 8

iPhone 8 launch sees dismal turnout

Apple's flagship iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have launched in the UK this morning to a luke-warm reception as Apple fans hold out for the new iPhone X.
on demand

COMMENT: On-demand retail – What‘s next on the adoption curve?

Throughout history, new technologies have driven new shopping behaviours; from the birth of mail order catalogues and TV shopping channels through to contactless payments...

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The Ultimate Social Hashtag Calendar 2018

Looking for new ways to share content with your followers, promote a cause or celebrate? With the vast number of hashtag holidays trending on social...