BRC on consumer price inflation figures in UK: It may be an expensive Christmas dinner this year

London, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commenting on the latest consumer price inflation figures releases by the ONS today (November 14, 2017), Rachel Lund, Head of Retail Insight & Analytics at the BRC said: “It may be an expensive Christmas dinner this year as a combination of more costly imports and higher world food prices, particularly […]

UK: Currys PC World rolls out 2017 Christmas advertising campaign

UK’s leading electrical retailer unveils new £6 million advertising campaign, offering viewers the expertise and advice they need to Get It Right this Christmas New festive campaign dramatises three scenarios in which Currys PC World colleagues have been given products to experience in their own home lives, featuring Apple, Bose® and LG London, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Currys […]

John Lewis Retail Report looks back over the extensive changes in the UK and in retail since 2013

London, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the fifth anniversary edition of the John Lewis Retail Report*, we take a look back at the year breakfast was reinvented, Millennial Pink found its way into wardrobes and homes, voice activation went mainstream and superfoods moved from our plates into our beauty products. As well as […]

Costa Coffee signs the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment to accelerate recycling of paper cups in UK

London, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Organisations from across the paper cup supply chain have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper cups. The cross-industry collaboration will work towards delivering a long-term, nationwide paper cup recycling solution which complements and builds […]

Asda reaffirms commitment to offering ‘not for profit’ IVF service in its Pharmacies across the UK

Asda Pharmacy’s not-for-profit IVF drugs cost £1374 per cycle With over 255 in store pharmacies offering the service nationwide, potential parents across the UK are able to access treatment Not for profit service ensures affordable and accessible IVF medication is available to everyone LEEDS, England, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — As cuts to NHS […]

UK: B&M opens new store in Livingston, Scotland

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Livingston today (03 August 2017) as a new B&M store, with Garden Centre, was opened. It’s the latest addition to the stores in the West Lothian region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the […]

Tesco extends its same day online grocery delivery service across the entire UK

Tesco extends its same day online grocery delivery service across the entire UK   CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today (24 Jul 2017) announced it is extending its same day online grocery delivery service across the entire UK, making it the first retailer to offer nationwide same day grocery delivery. […]

SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales

SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales   An army of 40 volunteers from Blakemore Trade Partners has donated 520 hours of employee time supporting a youth project in South Wales. South Wales, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Volunteers from the division’s Trading Department rolled up […]

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money research: UK holidaymakers plan to spend £836 million more this summer than this time last year

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money research: UK holidaymakers plan to spend £836 million more this summer than this time last year   The sum of the top five currencies bought from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money in the first five months of 2017 was 26 per cent higher than the same period in 2016 London, 2017-Jul-19 — […]

Amazon announces animated kid series Lost in Oz to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK

Brand-New Series Expands on Multiple Emmy-Winning Special and Stars Voice Talent of Ashley Boettcher, Gina Gershon, Allison Mack, Jorge Diaz and Nika Futterman SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Jul. 6, 2017) announced that Lost in Oz, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. The new […]

Bunnings Warehouse opens new store in Milton Keynes; its fourth and largest store in the UK and Ireland

Bunnings Warehouse opens new store in Milton Keynes; its fourth and largest store in the UK and Ireland   Perth, Australia, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fourth, and largest, Bunnings Warehouse in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers on Thursday 29 June in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The new store, on […]

UK: Edge Lane B&M Home Store is open as usual; completely unaffected by the sinkhole or the works to fix the issue

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Residents in Liverpool and the surrounding area may have heard the news regarding a sinkhole which has opened up near to B&M’s Edge Lane store. We are happy to announce that the Edge Lane B&M Home Store is open as usual, and has not been affected by the […]

UK: LCP announces new tenants to open branches at Scott Arms, Great Barr

London, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two nationally known names are to open branches at a busy Birmingham shopping parade – with a third well-known high street retailer also poised to sign up, leading investment and property management company LCP has announced. Dignity, one of the largest providers of funeral services in the country, […]

Diebold Nixdorf launches its fully integrated brand and direct presence in the U.K. and Ireland

Company agrees to sell legacy Diebold U.K. and Ireland business to Cennox, meeting regulatory conditions and concluding final antitrust element of Diebold Nixdorf combination LONDON, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD), a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers across the financial and retail industries, today (June 29, 2017) announced […]

Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland

Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland   LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brewgooder, the world’s first craft beer brewery, is to donate 100% of its profits to clean water projects in developing countries, is celebrating securing a national […]

Bunnings Warehouse opens in Hemel Hempstead; its third store in the UK and Ireland

Bunnings Warehouse opens in Hemel Hempstead; its third store in the UK and Ireland   Perth, Australia, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers on Friday 9 June in Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire. The new store, on the site of the former […]

BRC: Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC- SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR – MAY 2017 Covering the four weeks 30 April – 27 May 2017 Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year, the first decline since February. This is below the three-month average of 0.7 per cent. […]

Animated kids series Danger & Eggs to premiere on Friday, June 30 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK

All 13 episodes, created by Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky, and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick, will feature the voice talent of comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel Guest star voice talent includes Weird Al, Lori Petty, Charlyne Yi, Kate Micucci, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jasika Nicole, Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Angelica Ross, and Jazz Jennings SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-08 — […]

M&S Energy launches £300,000 Community Energy Fund to support energy projects and technologies across the UK

LONDON, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year, M&S Energy is today (22 May 2017) launching the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, with up to £300,000 available to support community energy projects and technologies across the UK. Any not for profit organisation that wants to use renewable energy to provide community benefits […]

UK: New B&M store opens in Welshpool, Wales

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Locals in Welshpool were celebrating on Saturday as the ribbon was cut on the town’s long awaited B&M store. Based on Mill Lane Retail Park, the Bargains Store has created 40 new jobs for local people, which comes as a welcome boost to the local economy. […]

Bunnings UK and Ireland appoints David Haydon as Trading and Commercial Manager for Homebase

Bunnings UK and Ireland appoints David Haydon as Trading and Commercial Manager for Homebase   Perth, Australia, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bunnings UK and Ireland today (17 May 2017) announced the appointment of David Haydon as Trading and Commercial Manager for Homebase. He will join the business in late June, with responsibility for running […]

Bunnings Warehouse opens second store in the UK at St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Bunnings Warehouse opens second store in the UK at St. Albans, Hertfordshire   St. Albans, Hertfordshire, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new Bunnings Warehouse store opened its doors to customers  on Wednesday 12 April  on Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The second pilot store in the UK and Ireland continues the momentum of establishing […]

The Co-Op To launch a Wide-reaching food redistribution scheme across the UK

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op will this week launch a wide-reaching food redistribution scheme, supporting the 2,500 towns and villages and every postal area across the UK where the business has stores. The new initiative is expected to redistribute enough food for 20 million meals to over 2,500 different good […]

BRC/KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.0% in February YoY

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 8.0% in February versus a year earlier, when they had increased by 10.7%. This is above the 3-month average of 7.7% and the 12-month average of 9.3%. This is the second month in a row the 12-month average has sat below double-digit figures. Over the 3 […]

BRC/KPMG: February was yet another challenging month for the majority of retailers in UK

In February, UK retail sales decreased by 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from February 2016, when they had increased 0.1% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 0.4% in February, against a 1.1% increase in February 2016. This remains below the 3-month average of 0.8% and the 12-month average of 0.9%. Over […]

The latest generation Amazon Fire TV Stick now available in the UK, Germany, and Japan

The latest generation Amazon Fire TV Stick now available in the UK, Germany, and Japan   SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon has announced that the latest generation Amazon Fire TV Stick is now available for customers in the UK, Germany, and Japan. Read the press release announcing Fire TV Stick with Alexa […]

NCR Corporation launches the NCR Silver family of point-of-sale (POS) products in the U.K.

London, UK, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has launched the NCR Silver family of point-of-sale (POS) products in the U.K. With NCR Silver, U.K.-based merchants can turn their tablet into a complete POS system. This cloud-based payment, marketing and business management solution operates on iOS […]

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland New home improvement and garden store with over 30,000 products opens Bunnings brings famous fundraising ‘Sausage Sizzle’ to the UK On track to open at least four pilot stores by June, creating 120 jobs England rugby union legend Kyran Bracken joins opening […]

Tesco supports colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables

Tesco supports colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables   CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables will be given an extra five days paid leave each year to fulfill their policing duties. This is in addition to the ten days […]

Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany   SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 14, 2016) announced that Alexa, Echo, and the all-new Echo Dot are now available for customers in the UK and Germany. Read the press release announcing Alexa in the UK: www.amazon.co.uk/pr […]