IRX is the only opportunity in the UK to blend marketing with technology, logistics with customer-facing design, mobile with in-store experience – the full range of skills and capabilities to sell in the multichannel era.It comprises a traditional trade show with an extensive programme of learning and trade opportunities so blending the need to see the latest solutions and hear the most strategic thinking available in the retail sector.
Zapper the fast growing, global data insights and mobile payment platform, has adapted its Pay-at-Counter solution, currently very successful in pre-pay hospitality environments, for convenience retail outlets in the UK.
This smart system allows customers a fast alternative to pay for their items and gain immediate digital rewards. Zapper also saves stores valuable time and resources, providing instant customer data.
With an incredibly simple, reliable and robust solution, already proven globally, Zapper enables shoppers to open the app, scan a unique QR code at till point to quickly pay then leave starred rate and review feedback, instantly visible to the retailer. QR codes, although having been around for many years, are acknowledged by many, even retail behemoths such as Walmart, Shell & Tesco have developed apps, also using QR codes. [more…]
M&S has launched a new online campaign for Shwopping, its clothes swapping scheme to raise money for Oxfam, fronted by the organisation’s ambassador Joanna Lumley.
The initiative invites customers to leave their old and unwanted clothes by any brand at Marks & Spencer stores. These are then given to Oxfam to be resold online or in international markets. What is not sold or re-used is recycled.
The online campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, consists of a series of stylishly animated films narrated by Joanna Lumley. The films show dozens of items of clothing morphing into good deeds while the Absolutely Fabulous star explains all the ways Shwopped items can help those in need.
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is the initial step in applying for and winning a tender or contract in the public sector.
This questionnaire is issued by buyers in an attempt to narrow down their list of suitable suppliers before inviting companies to bid on a tender.
As such, submitting a PQQ is an essential first step in landing public sector contracts, regardless of the industry or project involved. Overall, the questionnaire is used to help the buyer determine whether the applying company has the necessary capabilities, policies, and financial resources in place to perform the job properly. [more…]
A survey of 250 British retail decision-makers released today by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce specialist, reveals that 3 in 5 (60%) retailers have made no business plans whatsoever should a Brexit go ahead in June; a little over a month away. In fact, 96% of retail sole traders have made no business provisions at all for a potential Brexit.
Among the cross-section of retail businesses surveyed, medium-sized retailers (100-249 employees) are most prepared for a potential Brexit with over a half (54%) saying they have made plans as a business already. This group was also most in favour of a Brexit, with 54% saying that they will vote to leave the European Union, compared to under a quarter (24%) of respondents in companies with more than 500 employees. [more…]
UK chocolate company Mood Foods has stepped up production of Ombar (ombar.co.uk), its raw chocolate range, following an increase in sales as it reaches new markets through social media and content marketing. Ombar chocolate is stocked by major retailers including Ocado. According to Food Manufacturer.co.uk, in 2014 the chocolate market was worth an estimated £2.5bn and [more…]
It’s hard to imagine a world without Twitter, and more specifically, a world without people making jokes on Twitter.
The medium has become so ingrained in Internet culture that it has now leaked fully beyond the constraints of Twitter so that people who have never even used Twitter before are seeing tweets on Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr almost daily.
The nurse approached him, smiling. "The labor is going great," she said. "Wouldn't you like to come in?" "Oh, no." The man shook his head.
The nurse returned to the mother's side, and the labor progressed smoothly. As the birth neared, the nurse returned to the man, now pacing frantically in the ball. "She's doing so well," she assured him. "Would, you like to at least come in and see her?"The man seemed to hesitate slightly, then shook his head again. "No, no, I couldn't do that." He jingled car keys in his sweaty palm and resumed his pacing.