Essential Retail News

Shoe Zone predicts substantial pre-tax loss despite online boost

Shoe Zone predicts substantial pre-tax loss despite online boost

Shoe Zone reveals online sales grew by 100% since the reopening of its stores in June, but this has not prevented a major overall fall in revenue.

New Balance deploys new cloud technology applications

New Balance deploys new cloud technology applications

Footwear retailer New Balance announced it will deploy new cloud applications across its retail business.

Quiz records declining sales pre and post Covid

Quiz records declining sales pre and post Covid

Quiz reports a sales fall of 10% in the year ending 31 March 2020, whilst revenue declined 73% since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

THG enhances tech capabilities as Q3 sales soar

THG enhances tech capabilities as Q3 sales soar

THG Holdings continues innovation drive as sales in its third quarter jump by 38.6%.

The Fragrance Shop connects online shoppers with store staff

The Fragrance Shop connects online shoppers with store staff

The Fragrance Shop invests in technology to connect online shoppers with its store staff.

Retail sales grow for fifth consecutive month

Retail sales grow for fifth consecutive month

ONS figures show that retail sales grew by 1.5% month-on-month in September, with volumes 5.5% higher than pre-pandemic levels in February.

Made launches new AI-powered search tool

Made launches new AI-powered search tool

Made launches a new tool called 'Shop Your Photos', which can recommend products based on shoppers' photo inspiration.

Rishi Sunak announces new support for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak announces new support for Tier 2 businesses

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new financial support measures to help businesses allowed to stay open but suffering from falling trade.

Robots cleaning up: Sam's Club to roll out autonomous floor scrubbers

Robots cleaning up: Sam's Club to roll out autonomous floor scrubbers

Walmart-owned US wholesaler Sam's Club says it will introduce 372 more robot cleaners to its stores.

Lego appoints ex-Tesco CIO as chief digital & technology officer

Lego appoints ex-Tesco CIO as chief digital & technology officer

Lego Group names ex-Tesco CIO Atul Bhardwaj as its chief digital & technology officer.

Hobbycraft launches inaugural video-on-demand Christmas ad

Hobbycraft launches inaugural video-on-demand Christmas ad

Hobbycraft launches its first ever video-on-demand Christmas advert.

Sky to open first ever physical store at Liverpool ONE

Sky to open first ever physical store at Liverpool ONE

Sky will open a concept store on 26 October in the Liverpool ONE shopping centre, which will be separated into themed spaces.