Food-to-go retailer Greggs has just opened its first supermarket café inside a Sainsbury’s superstore as part of a plan to open a record number of new outlets this year.
The Government appears to have steered itself into a dead end street when it comes to environmental policies – but at least retailers are doing something constructive.
The Prime Minister has been tearing up plans to protect the environment after perceiving that such actions could be popular with voters, some of whom fear that these green policies would cost them money.
Pets at Home has been named the best place to work in the UK’s retail sector, after a survey by digital work platform WorkL.
Re-fill stations in stores offering bulk food items and sustainable household products can dramatically reduce waste packaging and have been embraced by many small independents but they have so far failed to gain traction in large retail chains.
This month, Glynn Davis and Matthew Valentine spar over cash-only venues in this new edition of retail face-off.
Unions are calling for reduced business rates and better worker protection. It might be in the interest of traditional retailers to support them.
New figures out this week from the GMB Union put a more human cost on changes that have caused a fundamental reset of the retail economy.
Michelle D’Vaz-Plant is head of marketing at London Designer Outlet, a Realm centre in Wembley Park.