Essential Retail News

M&S upgrades staff scheduling for 80,000-strong workforce

M&S upgrades staff scheduling for 80,000-strong workforce

Marks & Spencer is working with JDA and REPL to update its workforce management system, while integrating with Microsoft Teams.

New insulation material sees Gousto on track to reduce plastic by 50%

New insulation material sees Gousto on track to reduce plastic by 50%

Gousto reveals it saved the equivalent of 238 million plastic straws from its meal kit boxes in 2019.

Shopping centre to be redeveloped as eCommerce logistics park

Shopping centre to be redeveloped as eCommerce logistics park

North London shopping centre to become eCommerce warehousing to suit changing consumer behaviour

Centre:MK bucks footfall trends with new retailer strategy

Centre:MK bucks footfall trends with new retailer strategy

Centre has worked to bring new retail brands and upsized flagships to Milton Keynes

Kingfisher names Van Oosten as new digital lead

Kingfisher names Van Oosten as new digital lead

Former Tesco and Lego exec, Van Oosten, is joining Kingfisher as chief customer and digital officer.

New role for ex-NOTHS CEO and Jet.com president Belsham

New role for ex-NOTHS CEO and Jet.com president Belsham

Experienced retail leader Simon Belsham starts new role as COO of technology start-up, Equinox Media.

L'Oréal unveils latest 'smart' beauty product at CES 2020

L'Oréal unveils latest 'smart' beauty product at CES 2020

L'Oréal unveils its latest 'smart' beauty product – it must be time for the Consumer Technology Association's annual CES event.

Debenhams appoints Abigail Comber as CMO

Debenhams appoints Abigail Comber as CMO

Abigail Comber joins Debenhams this week as chief marketing officer.

River Island to roll out AI stock optimisation app to all stores

River Island to roll out AI stock optimisation app to all stores

River Island says trials of AI-fuelled stock optimisation technology have been successful, so it is rolling out the app across its estate.

Travelex website offline after software virus compromises systems

Travelex website offline after software virus compromises systems

Travelex's website has been unavailable since New Year's Eve, after the company discovered a software virus.

Boots online quiz to provide health advice and aid personalisation push

Boots online quiz to provide health advice and aid personalisation push

Boots and Public Health England kick off new partnership with online wellness quiz, helping the retailer tailor product recommendations to customers.

Co-op announces 2020 online expansion plans

Co-op announces 2020 online expansion plans

Co-op reveals extension of same-day delivery service across the UK, with fulfilment from 650 stores expected by the end of 2020.