Thursday, January 20, 2022
Greggs storefront

Greggs boss stepping down while Q4 sales remain strong

Greggs' chief executive Roger Whiteside will be leaving the bakery chain to be replaced by current retail and property director Roisin Currie.
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is reported to be taking a majority stake in David Beckham's brand management company DB Ventures.

ABG to purchase majority stake in David Beckham’s DB Ventures

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is reported to be taking a majority stake in David Beckham's brand management company DB Ventures.
Prices at the shelf edge are set to rise at a “faster rate” this year as retailers struggle to absorb a perfect storm of cost pressures.

Prices set to rise in 2022 as retailers struggle to absorb cost pressures

Labour shortages and increasing transportation costs lead to an increase in prices in December, which is set to continue into 2022.
Esprit store front

Esprit appoints new chief product officer amid focus on online expansion

Esprit has appointed a new chief product officer amid 'exciting developments' as it adjusts its strategy to focus on online expansion.
M&S storefront

M&S invites 14m customers to join sustainability challenge

M&S has invited 14 million Sparks customers to try a lower carbon diet, feel healthier and save money, while living more sustainably.
Shoppers on high street in front of sale window

Good news for high streets as consumers return for New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve saw a “shift in behaviour” from the cautious attitude shown ahead of Christmas, as high street footfall rose by more than 5%.
Woman filling sustainable shopping container

UK spend on ethical products shoots past £100bn for first time

// Annual spend on ethical products in the UK soared past £100bn for the first time // Consumer lifestyle changes were prompted by the pandemic...
shopping bags and smartphone as online sales sees consumer spend up

Consumer spending up on pre-pandemic levels, driven by online grocery surge

Consumer spending over the past year has jumped almost 6% against pre-pandemic levels, following a continued surge in online and convenience shopping.
Lego trainer in store display

Zavvi pairs with LEGO for a grown-up pop-up

Online retailer Zavvi and the LEGO Group have opened an exclusive 'Adults Welcome' pop-up store, at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Oxfam charity shop storefront

Gen Z turns its back on fast fashion to focus on sustainable options

Young people are “increasingly turning their backs on fast fashion”, citing environmental concerns as their main motivation.

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The State of Digital Marketing

Mapp is running a 5-min survey to assess how companies in the UK have reshaped their marketing strategies during 2021 and their priorities for 2022. Why should...