Sunday, November 19, 2017

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...

Bravissimo takes aim at the US

UK lingerie firm Bravissimo has announced plans to break America, aiming to open its first physical store there next year.

“Random theft” forces SuperGroup to reveal 53.1% jump in profits

Fashion retailer SuperGroup has been forced into revealing its full year profits ahead of schedule after a draft of their preliminary results was stolen from an employee.
JD Sports

JD Sports’ trading update sees stocks plummet

JD Sports has issued a trading update ahead of today‘s annual general meeting, assuring investors that sales are in line with expectations.
Co-Op group

Co-op Group cuts ties with Co-op Bank amid 2nd rescue deal

The Co-op Group is set to cut ties with its eponymous banking arm, after a £700 million rescue deal with its US hedge fund owners saves it from collapse.

Tesco calls on CMA to speed up merger decision

Tesco has called on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to speed up its analysis of the its proposed deal with Booker.

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2017 UK Retail Report

In a world where people can do all their Christmas shopping from their sofa, how will you entice them to your store? The good news...