Waitrose’s own label products now available worldwide through online store British Corner Shop

London, 2016-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Tuesday 5 July Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to sell own label products through British Corner Shop, the online store that delivers British food to customers worldwide.

It will enable Waitrose to enter entirely new territories from the 138 countries British Corner Shop regularly ships to, including two of its largest markets, the USA and Germany, neither of which is among the 60 countries the UK retailer already exports to.

The website will give shoppers global access to more than 2,000 products available from Waitrose branches and add to the 10,000 products the online service already stocks. Last year British Corner Shop shipped more than 50,000 orders overseas.

Customers will be able to choose from the supermarkets own label products and ranges, including Waitrose Duchy Organic, Waitrose Baby, essential Waitrose and the recently launched Waitrose 1* range. There is potential for more products to be added in the future.

British produced food and drink, including biscuits and cakes to more traditional favourites like tea and soup are expected to be among the most popular products.  British Corner Shop also reports a growing demand from customers for Free From and Organic products.

Waitrose commercial director, Mark Williamson, said:

‘British Corner Shop gives a global audience access to Waitrose and provides a platform for our British suppliers to showcase the great food and drink they produce. We are proud that our brand continues to retain the loyalty and trust of customers wherever they are in the world.’

British Corner Shop managing director, Mark Callaghan, said:

‘We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Waitrose. Extending the current British Corner Shop range with over 2,000 Waitrose product lines gives our customers greater choice.

‘We know the Waitrose brand will go down well with our British Expat customer base, in particular categories such as biscuits and household are in demand, and the Waitrose Duchy Organic brand is often requested.

‘Waitrose and British Corner Shop share a company value of “Championing British”, and we look forward to growing our relationship with Waitrose, and to exporting the Waitrose brand to customers around the world.’

Notes to editors

Waitrose:

  • *Waitrose 1 offers customers the very best of Waitrose with one simple yet distinctive brand for its premium food.
  • Waitrose exports to 58 countries, including China, Spain, India, Singapore, Ghana, Mauritius, South Africa, Barbados, Bermuda, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia and St Lucia.
  • Its supermarket customers include Food Lover’s Market in South Africa, Unimarc in Chile, Park N Shop in Hong Kong, Eroski in Gibraltar, and Arkadia in Malta.
  • Waitrose products are in department stores in South Korea and Switzerland.
  • Waitrose has recently opened its eighth shop in the Middle East.
  • Waitrose currently has 349 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 60 convenience branches.

British Corner Shop:

  • British Corner Shop was originally established in 1999, but acquired in 2004 by Mark Callaghan. It now employs 40 people and ships packages to 138 countries.
  • It was named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 which ranks Britain’s top 100 private small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the last two years.
  • It won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2016.

Enquiries:

For further information please contact:
James Armstrong
Property & Development Communication Manager
Telephone: 01344 824657
Mobile: 07764676880
Email: james.armstrong@waitrose.co.uk

Source: Waitrose

Intershop client 4Care GmbH wins 2015 Shop Usability Award with its online store Lensbest.de

Jena, Germany, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Another Intershop client has just celebrated a significant award. Following the success of Mister Spex at the 2015 ECMOD Direct Commerce Award in June, on September 10 4Care GmbH scored a win at the 8th Shop Usability Awards ceremony in the Wellness, Beauty and Health category with its online store Lensbest.de. The Kiel-based online store operator 4Care GmbH, which is part of MyOptique Group, is one of the leading European omni-channel vendors of contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and care products. The company offers comprehensive product information, how-to videos and interactive decision-making aids through its online store, Lensbest.de.

Lensbest.de performed especially well in the six evaluation criteria: look & feel; confidence-building features; store information for customers; navigation and product location; detailed product page informational content; and ordering and payment.

The store was optimized for mobile commerce scenarios during migration from Enfinity Suite 6.3 to the Intershop 7 platform. This was effortlessly executed thanks to Responsive Design. This technology automates the process of adjustment to different screen sizes and, unlike shopping apps, isn’t so strongly bound to specific operating systems. Dynamic loading, implemented by partner company dotSource, also saves time and goes easy on data volume. Contact lenses, care products and glasses can be ordered via smartphone or tablet with ease.

“Since the relaunch, the online store stands at the highest level in terms of both content and technology. It is part of the newest generation of interactive shopping portals. In future, Lensbest.de intends to be an interactive tour guide for customers, accompanying and advising them as they search for the perfect product,” Tobias Freutel, head of e-commerce at 4Care GmbH, underlines.

This is why the new technical features are complemented with the integration of further innovative service content: Lensbest.de is one of the most attractive online stores for contact lenses and glasses in Germany, thanks to its eyewear-related tools and advice videos and information about good vision combined with in-house style consultation.

The Intershop 7 platform proved especially advantageous due to how easily it can be integrated into third-party systems. Intershop’s Synaptic Commerce approach allows for easier installation and deinstallation of third-party systems. This guarantees smooth interaction between the store platform and any supplementary applications. For example, 4Care GmbH links the corporate blog, the ERP and payment system, a credit check solution and a separate newsletter solution to the online store.

In order to exploit further synergies, the new store design developed by dotSource will finally be transferred to eleven more Lensbest.de partner stores. The design can now be managed centrally across all stores using the multi-client-enabled Intershop 7 platform.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Bosch, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
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Fit By M™ Bringing Sexy Confidence To Your Work Outs

Los Angeles, CA, 2015-7-8 — /EPR Retail News/ —  When you hear words like sexy fitness wear you may wonder how one can be sexy, working out, and comfortable in clothing at the gym. Celebrity stylist and designer Sarah Wallner has answered this question with her sexy women’s fitness apparel line Fit By M™. “The gym and work out training facilities have become America’s new social environment. In this environment females want to feel sexy, confident, and empowered” says Wallner. She was inspired to create Fit By M™ to support female confidence, performance, and physical fitness in the work out arena.

In a recent study 80 percent of Americans do not get enough daily exercise. “Fit By M™ was created as a tool in helping women feel better about their bodies while increasing daily activities” says Wallner. Some of Wallner’s biggest credits include magazine covers for Flex Magazine, Playboy Magazine, Fitness Rx Magazine, Oxygen Magazine and her designs and stylings have been seen on celebrities like Paris Hilton, Melanie Iglesias, Jessica Burciaga, Joanna Krupa, Shauna Sand-Lamas, Monica Brant, Kendra Wilkinson, Brooke Burke and many others.

Fit by M™ is already being accredited as the new trend in female fitness wear. The stretch flattering material and trendy colors are sure to be a national sensation making females all over the world feel better about being active. Wallner also believes fitness isn’t just for the “already” sexy. “I want this line to be available to women of different shapes and sizes.” Wallner herself went through a fitness transformation and wants to inspire girls who aren’t just a size four. “Feeling confident in my gym work out apparel made me motivated to work harder towards my own fitness goals”.

The Fit By M sexy women’s fitness line will be launched July 2015 at www.Musotica.com and www.FitByM.com

Contact-Details:
Sarah Wallner
SarahWallner.com

Beast Sheds Online Store Expands Range to Offer Widest Range of Specialised Sheds

Leading UK manufacturers offers wide range of premium sheds, and all are tailor made to each customer’s exact needs. Explore the whole range today.

The Beast Sheds online store now offers the widest range of bespoke garden sheds available, with a variety of specialist shed types for whatever the customer needs.

From high quality garden sheds and summer houses, to security sheds, storage sheds, hi-pex sheds and much more, the Beast Sheds range is designed to cater to every household’s needs and every order is hand built to the customer’s exact needs. Each simply has to decide which type of shed is right for them.

Modern sheds are about more than keeping lawnmowers and garden chairs dry. They can be transformed into home offices or chairs, they can protect motorcycles and other items of value. With Beast Sheds, no matter what a garden building is intended for, it can be designed with that specific purpose in mind.

Using the fast and simple ordering system at Beast Sheds, customers can choose the type of shed which suits their needs, then choose the exact size that they need. They also choose between a variety of styles and design features and can opt for any additional features that they’d like.

Whichever, sheds customers choose, they will enjoy fast free delivery and installation, along with a free rot resistant ‘Beast’ Floor. All of the sheds available are made from premium, heavy duty, hard timber, and timber is treated to offer protection against bad weather and a number of other aging factors. With minimal regular maintenance, these excellent sheds will look just as good after many winters, as they did when they were installed.

Pay a visit to the Beast Sheds online store today and find out much more about all of the fantastic garden sheds available; and just how easy it is to design the perfect shed for any need or any garden space.

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