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Today’s consumer, and we are all consumers, engage with and remain loyal to brands that show they listen, understand and act accordingly. They expect an integrated experience across all devices, with every transaction and event syncing in real time. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Traditional childhood favourites such as dolls and LEGO, as well as the latest tech driven toys, look set to dominate Christmas wish lists this year, according to Argos. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch is partnering with Chinese online giant JD.com as it looks to boost sales in China. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Outline planning permission has been granted for Standard Life Investments’ proposed £150 million redevelopment of St Marks shopping and leisure destination in Lincoln. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

DivaNoor.com, a new online marketplace, has been launched with the aim of taking luxury and unconventional French fashion brands to Middle East shoppers. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Join K3 for this half day workshop and find out how to reimagine your business with technologies and in the Microsoft cloud. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Will Holland is to step down as head chef of Coast in Pembrokeshire later this year. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: feedburner

Restaurant magazine’s latest Eats Out events took place in Victoria’s recently opened Nova development, home to a mix of established brands and one-offs, including Hai Cenato, Aster, and Stoke House. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: feedburner

Northern restaurant brands FirePit Smokehouse & Sports Bar and Buca di Pizza are to open in Flemingate, Beverley later this summer. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: feedburner

Hospitality trade bodies have given a lukewarm reception to the ‘disappointing’ announcements made in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (21 June). [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: feedburner

Luxury fashion brand Burberry has announced some changes to its board. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Whitbread has reported a 1.1% increase in like-for-like sales at Costa in its first quarter as the coffee shop chain benefited from a strong performance in its travel and 'drive thru’ channels. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Majestic Wine has promoted Cat Lomax to the position of head of buying. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Tesco is to close its customer engagement centre in Cardiff as part of plans to simplify its customer service operations by consolidating them into a single, expanded operation in Dundee. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Volkswagen has chosen Birmingham’s Bullring for the opening of its first store in a shopping centre. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Frederick Forster, former Roux Scholar 2000 and National Chef of the Year 2011, is now executive head chef at The Don restaurant in the City of London. [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 Source: feedburner

Diners are tiring of food fads and nearly three quarters would avoid ordering the ‘unusual’ option on menus, according to Bookatable’s quarterly dining trends report. [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 Source: feedburner

Applications are now open for The Switch, the nationwide project that sees front-of-house staff swap places of work for up to a week. [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 Source: feedburner

Seven finalists of the Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been named, after this year’s London and Sheffield heats, with just one more left to be revealed. [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 Source: feedburner

The ten finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2018 contest have been revealed, and include Ben Champkin, Young National Chef of the Year 2013 and sous chef at L’Enclume, and Luke Selby, winner of this year’s Roux Scholarship. [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 Source: feedburner