Amazon introduces a one-hour delivery service

Amazon's new building in New York
Online giant Amazon yesterday launched a one-hour delivery initiative in Manhattan, New York, as it continues to develop its premium Prime service.The program, otherwise known as “Prime Now” includes several thousand products across the toiletry, toy and book categories and it is expected that the service will becom... read more...
10:38AM - Fri 19th December 2014
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Birmingham nabs a spot on worldwide ‘Top 10 Cities’ list

Birmingham has bagged a spot on Rough Guides’ ‘Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2015’, making it the only UK city featured on a list which includes New Orleans, Johannesburg and Hamburg.The travel guide book series credited Birmingham, Britain’s second-t...
11:34AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Billionaire Boys Club joins list of global flagship stores at Carnaby estate

Carnaby’s 13 streets are welcoming international retailers this winter, with the likes of Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club and A.P.C opening flagship stores on the estate.Dubbed the ‘epicentre’ of ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s, the prime ...
11:31AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Retail Rihanna – Music star pounces into creative director role at Puma

Pop star Rihanna has been appointed the women’s creative director and the face of sportswear brand Puma, effective January 2015. The German multi-national retailer has announced that singer Rihanna, who has previously collaborated with River Islan...
11:21AM - Fri 19th December 2014

How the latest payment systems can help retailers avoid crime at Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration as many retailers are hoping for bumper sales to bolster their annual takings. However, while events like Black Friday at the end of November have tempted shoppers back to the high street in their droves, the fe...
09:19AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Greggs: on a (sausage) roll

The UK’s largest bakery chain Greggs, has seen a 4.2% rise in like-for-likes and anticipates its full-year profits will surpass expectations.The total sales growth of 3.6% for the year to date has been attributed to Greggs’ increased focus on heal...
08:36AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Every little helps

Despite a scandalous accounting error, multinational grocery retailer Tesco is pulling out the stops in order to ensure customer service is at optimum levels this Christmas.Shoppers at Tesco stores will receive the best possible service this seaso...
10:03AM - Thu 18th December 2014

Social Supermarket cuts prices for the needy as Britons waste £64m worth of food

Community Shop, a ‘social supermarket’ which found success in Yorkshire, has launched in London, selling reduced price produce to people nearing food poverty. Selling edible food that high street retailers would have disposed of, the store offers ...
08:35AM - Thu 18th December 2014

Retailers need to app their game

New consumer research from the Apigee Institute has proven that a third of UK consumers will increase the amount they spend online, while a fifth will spend more via apps.Retailers will need to take note of this, especially since the industry has ...
08:32AM - Thu 18th December 2014

Cash back deals number one alternative to low-margin discounting

Over half (51%) of shoppers have taken part in a cash back or trade-in sales promotion.Cash back sales promotions are consumers’ top alternative to price cuts, with one in four consumers (25%) saying a cash back offer was more likely to encourage ...
08:30AM - Thu 18th December 2014
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