Hammerson lettings at 75-year high as retailers and brands compete for high footfall sites

Hammerson this week set out how its shopping centre strategy had changed as the shape of retail tilts further towards multichannel selling. It said consumers’ growing use of both in-store and online channels, and growing interest in shopping from middle-class tourists, meant that both retailers and consumer brands were demanding (more…)

IRX 2018 PREVIEW Omnichannel is the theme for this year’s Expo


InternetRetailing Expo 2018 (IRX 2018) will return rejuvenated this year with key speakers from retail and digital world including Julien Callede, founder, Made.com, Daryl Hughes, retail, e-commerce & fintech manager, Facebook and Instagram, Nigel Blunt, head of operations development, Sainsbury’s Argos [IRDX RARG], Tom Rooney, senior product manager, Mobile Apps and In-Store Digital, John Lewis  [IRDX (more…)

Holland & Barrett appoints new managing director as it focuses on digital transformation strategy

Holland and Barrett

Holland & Barrett  has appointed Steve Carson to the newly-created position of managing director as it focuses on digital transformation strategy. Carson was previously director of retail and customer operation at Sainsbury’s Argos where he was responsible for 840 stores with 30,000 staff and a turnover of £4.5bn. Before Sainsbury’s Argos, (more…)

IRX 2018 PREVIEW InternetRetailing Expo returns in March for its eighth year

omnichannel retail

InternetRetailing Expo 2018 (IRX 2018) will focus on omnichannel when it returns for the eighth year on March 21 and 22 in Birmingham. Speakers will hail from retailers including Amazon  Business, Visa, Made.com, Facebook , Instagram, Sainsbury’s , Argos , John Lewis and Google . IRX2018 is designed to support and inform attendees as (more…)