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The Retail Bulletin - the complete online retail news resource. Updated seven days a week



Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:28:22 +0100

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ELO announces new display size and competitive pricing with 15-inch touchscreen computer

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:33:00 +0100

Elo’s E-Series 15-inch, all-in-one computer packs modern style and durability in an efficient, fan-less design



How Automation can help retailers stay ahead of the curve this holiday season

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:19:34 +0100

Brightpearl Asks: How can automation help you win at customer satisfaction? Take customer satisfaction as an example. Think about what your customers want from you in the lead up to and during the holiday season....



Luxury menswear brand Oliver Sweeney launches referral programme powered by Mention Me

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:34:05 +0100

Luxury menswear brand Oliver Sweeney, famous for their hand-crafted leather shoes, is today launching a referral marketing programme, powered by Mention Me, as part of a wider customer acquisition drive.



Arcadia names new Topshop Topman creative director

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:08:09 +0100

Arcadia Group has named David Hagglund as its new creative director for Topshop Topman.



Asda returns to sales growth

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:07:55 +0100

Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first like-for-like sales increase in three years as it works to turn around the Walmart owned business.



H&M to launch collection with Ace Tee

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:07:41 +0100

High street fashion retailer H&M has teamed up with artist Ace Tee to create a new collection characterised by an urban street style.



Kingfisher reports sales dip at B&Q

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:07:00 +0100

Kingfisher has reported that like-for-like sales fell by 1.9% in its second quarter after like-for-likes dropped by 4.7% at its B&Q stores in the UK and Ireland.



Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Bristol

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:14:21 +0100

Amazon is to open a new fulfilment centre in Bristol in 2018. The facility will create more than 1,000 new permanent jobs.



Typo chooses Kingston for second UK store

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:05:14 +0100

Typo, the Australian stationery and gifting retailer, is to open a second UK store at The Bentall Centre in Kingston.



Morrisons offers free meals for kids and 'small talk' guides

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:05:00 +0100

Morrisons is giving away free meals to children in its cafes over the summer as well as a guide to 'small talk' to keep kids entertained while they eat.



Amazon launches Instant Pickup in the US

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:44:00 +0100

Amazon in the US has launched Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of products available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of the retailer's staffed pickup locations.



Future of retail and loyalty programmes: gender differences

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:54:00 +0100

Men and women differ in the way they interact with retailers, the way they view loyalty programmes and the rewards they want to receive. Comarch’s Future of Retail survey showed that women in the UK prefer to receive real-time personalised offers while shopping in store, 61% compared to only 47% of men. In contrast, men are more receptive to personalised offers when they are near to a store, 42% vs 26% of women who wanted to receive offers on their smartphones this way.



John Lewis sales up 5.9% last week

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:24:20 +0100

John Lewis increased its sales by 5.9% year-on-year last week as the unseasonably wet weather drove early demand for outerwear.



TJX reports strong sales growth

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:24:12 +0100

TK Maxx owner The TJX Companies has reported that net sales rose by 6% to £8.4 billion in its second quarter.



One4all appoints managing director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:24:04 +0100

Multi-retailer gift card specialist One4all Gift Cards has appointed Alan Smith as UK managing director.



GMB confident that job losses at Wilko can be minimised

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:23:00 +0100

The GMB trade union has said it is confident that talks can reduce the number of potential job losses at Wilko stores.



Aldi to install natural refrigerants across all UK stores

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:12:03 +0100

Aldi has unveiled plans to install natural refrigerants across all of its UK stores at a cost of around £20 million.



The retail age divide continues

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:05:00 +0100

We recently conducted research into the attitudes of consumers across the world to shopping and the retail experience (The Future of Retail Report 2017). The results were fascinating, with some stark divisions between different age groups in habits and attitudes When we questioned consumers on the future of shopping behaviour, expectations and customer loyalty, 18-24 years olds were less inclined to think that the shopping experience would be digitised by 2030, than those in older age groups.



The Hut Group acquires Glossybox

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:58:00 +0100

The Hut Group has acquired beauty box subscription service Glossybox from majority shareholders Rocket Internet and Kinnevik Online.



Majestic hires former Sainsbury's buyer Julie Buckley

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:21:30 +0100

Majestic Wine has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer, Julie Buckley, to its buying team.