The Retail Bulletin's articles

  1. Data & Insights
In 2024, the landscape of buying and merchandising is witnessing significant transformations driven by evolving consumer preferences, technological advancements, and socio-economic shifts. Let’s dive into four key trends reshaping the retail industry this year. Embracing Sustainable Partnerships: Sustainability has transcended from a buzzword to a fundamental expectation among consumers. With an increasing awareness of environmental […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In every business sector, communication is the lifeline that sustains and propels the brand forward, and the retail industry is no exception. At the heart of retail, communication teams work diligently behind the scenes, crafting and disseminating messages that resonate with consumers and embody the essence of the brand. These teams are instrumental in shaping […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Loss prevention in the retail sector is undergoing a transformative phase in 2024, necessitated by the imperative to protect profits amid a multitude of challenges. From the surge in shoplifting to broader concerns like shrinkage, retailers are confronted with multifaceted issues demanding innovative solutions. This report delves into key trends in loss prevention, shedding light […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Electric cargo bikes are now making deliveries to Amazon customers in Croydon thanks to the launch of a new micromobility delivery hub in the town. The electric cargo bikes will be delivering thousands of packages across Croydon every day, taking traditional delivery vans off the town’s roads, alleviating city traffic congestion and helping improve air […]
  1. International
Aldi has said it is on course for its biggest Christmas yet as it predicts that more than half of UK households will tuck into at least one of its food products over the festive period. The supermarket is expecting to sell more than five million bottles of sparkling wine, including champagne and prosecco, over […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
We’re thrilled to announce the return of the People in Retail Awards for it’s second year! Following a phenomenal inaugural year, we’ve taken onboard your feedback, and are back with a bang. Entries officially open today, Monday, November 20, 2023, boasting 14 categories ready to be adorned with your stellar submissions. Last year, we witnessed […]
  1. Corporate Finance
6 November, 2023 Diversity in Retail (DiR) has released its annual report, shedding light on the state of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) across the hospitality, travel, leisure (HTL), and retail sectors. The report provides valuable insights into the progress, challenges, and areas for improvement in promoting diversity and inclusion in these industries. Tea Colaianni, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
UK consumer confidence has fallen sharply in October as the cost-of-living crisis continues to have an impact on people’s spending power. GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index has decreased by nine points to -30 this month with all key measures down compared to September. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This sharp fall underlines that […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Founded in 1971, Costa is a fixture of British high streets and one of our most beloved coffee chains. Now operating more than 3,800 sites across 32 countries, Costa’s recent innovations include making barista-quality coffee available at roadside facilities and convenience for the first time and pioneering the Flat White in the UK. As a […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
[[ by We speak to Katy Faulkner, Head of Retail Operations at Sue Ryder, about their Retail Employer of the Year award at this year’s inaugural People in Retail Awards. “Your people are your greatest asset, and when you empower them to be their authentic selves and contribute to your organisation’s goals, great things happen”. […]