Essential Retail News

Non-essential shops in England to close for four weeks

Non-essential shops in England to close for four weeks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered non-essential shops in England to close for four weeks as part of new Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Sainsbury’s launches on-demand delivery service

Sainsbury’s launches on-demand delivery service

Sainsbury's is trialling a new rapid delivery service with Deliveroo, which will enable customers to receive products in as little as 20 minutes.

Amazon sales surge as it prepares for busy holiday season

Amazon sales surge as it prepares for busy holiday season

Amazon increases sales by 37% in Q3, and is seeing an unprecedented number of customers shopping online early ahead of the holiday season.

Royal Mail announces festive pop-up shop at Selfridges London

Royal Mail announces festive pop-up shop at Selfridges London

Royal Mail and Selfridges announce a pop-up partnership for the forthcoming Christmas period.

AllPlants adopts new conversational commerce platform

AllPlants adopts new conversational commerce platform

Vegan food delivery business AllPlants implements new conversational commerce technology.

Warehouse take-up at record high as eCommerce booms

Warehouse take-up at record high as eCommerce booms

For the second consecutive quarter, UK warehouse space take-up was at a record high, according to BNP Paribas.

Holland & Barrett offers staff instant access to earned wages

Holland & Barrett offers staff instant access to earned wages

Holland & Barrett partners with Wagestream to provide its staff with access to their earned pay any day of the month.

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.