The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...
14 May 2019
Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.
14 May 2019
Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...
Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019
Many alcohol companies see International Women's Day as an ideal opportunity to market their products...
Carol Emslie 8 Mar 2019
Christmas may seem like a distant memory, but retailers won't forget it in a hurry: it was the worst on the UK high street since 2008...
Brendan Canavan 25 Jan 2019
Being vegan appears to be all the rage in Britain. The news that McDonald's has launched a new plant-based "Happy Meal" for children based on a vegan "wrap" would seem to bear this idea out...
Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole 24 Jan 2019
According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...
15 Jan 2019
Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...
Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019
UK wine company Accolade Wines will be investing over £1 million in its South African wine brand Kumala with a new brand creative entitled 'Keep it Kolourful'.
20 Aug 2018
Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...
Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018
It has become almost fashionable to predict doom and gloom for high street clothes shops. And the outlook can indeed seem bleak...
Anthony Kent 18 May 2018
NEWSWATCH: Last week, KFC London faced a chicken shortage as a result of "operational issues" with new delivery provider, DHL. This led to a temporary shut down of some 700 of its 900 branches - but they quickly crossed the road to the other side of the crisis...
Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2018
The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix...
20 Feb 2018
In the 1970s, people were served about 300 ads a day. Today it's about 5,000 ads a day. It's a product-polluted world with smart consumers, where it's no longer about differentiation, but about multiple and meaningful connections, says Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!...
Jessica Tennant 2 Feb 2018