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Talking Retail 09/24/2020 11:45
Gather & Gather, part of catering and hospitality company CH&CO, has opened its first retail shop as a Co-op franchisee at Oxford Brookes University. The Headington Campus Co-op be one of the largest Co-op’s stores at a UK university, providing 21 new job opportunities for hospitality workers that have lost their jobs as a result ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 09:57
The Face Recognition Company (FRC) has updated its multi-camera face-recognition security system to provide alerts when unmasked individuals enter environments that require face coverings. In addition, the system can now process partial face information to identify flagged individuals wearing face coverings. The FRC system identifies and alerts about individuals on a watchlist – suspected shoplifters, for ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 08:55
James Hall & Co, Spar wholesaler for the north of England, has opened its 145th company-owned Spar store at Lancaster University. The wholesaler’s company-owned store division, G&E Murgatroyd, acquired and refurbished the site, which was previously an independently-owned Spar site since 1995. Julie McAulay, company-owned stores director at James Hall & Co, said: “Spar Lancaster ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 07:02
Nisa has launched its latest horticulture pre-sell event, which covers Mother’s Day and Easter. The symbol group’s Mother’s day range – which includes 29 Co-op branded flower products offering bouquets, plants, and a gift bag containing a plant and a mini bottle of prosecco – is available for partners to order on a pre-sell basis ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 06:22
Caffeine-based adventure sports brand Break Fluid has partnered with Liquidline to supply commercial coffee machines to retailers across the UK. The machines, which use Break Fluid’s coffee bean Fuel Injector, are completely touchless – beverages are ordered from a tablet or smartphone via an app. Chris Mcardle, brand manager at Break Fluid, said: “The presence ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 06:05
Enforcing social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings are now the biggest triggers for abuse of shopworkers, new research reveals. An online survey of 2,232 shopworkers, carried out by retail trade union Usdaw, found the main triggers for abuse during the Coronavirus pandemic were: enforcing social distancing (68%), queueing to get in store ...
Talking Retail 09/24/2020 05:40
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has launched two new schemes designed to change consumer behaviour around cigarette butt littering. The #IGiveAButt campaign and a partnership with Keep Wales Tidy aim to encourage adult smokers to take more responsibility when it comes to discarding their cigarette butts. As part of the #IGiveAButt campaign, JTI is providing a ...
Talking Retail 09/23/2020 11:24
Since March, we have all experienced profound changes in the way we live and interact, work and shop, writes Sean Wilson, managing director of , payments firm Opayo. With a number of companies requiring employees to work from home, many of us are spending more time around our neighbourhoods. Post-lockdown, local and independent shops are ...
Talking Retail 09/23/2020 10:22
Vegetarian brand Linda McCartney’s has updated its packaging. The company says the new packs have been developed using research on customer purchasing behaviour, along with creative input from the McCartney family, including a back-of-pack biography written by Stella McCartney. The new design, which will be seen on shelves from October, features vibrant colours and bolder ...
Talking Retail 09/23/2020 06:58
Vivo, the convenience store brand owned by the Henderson Group, has opened its 100th store. The £450,000 new-build Vivo Essentials in Tattyreagh, County Tyrone, has created 15 jobs in the local area. The store is owned and operated by independent retailer Andrew Short and his daughter Laura. Paddy Doody, sales and marketing director at Henderson ...
Talking Retail 09/23/2020 06:06
Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, has become a trustee of industry charity GroceryAid. The charity is overseen by 16 trustees who are responsible for legal and statutory compliance and the development and growth of the charity. Pervez is joined by Nestle UK & Ireland group sales director Mark McKenzie and Sainsbury’s director of ...

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