Regatta and River Island help disabled girl’s fundraising dreams come true – Retail Times

A determined 10-year-old with mobility issues is tackling a challenging five mile walk to raise funds for a disabled children’s charity so other children in desperate need of equipment can be helped – and retail brands River Island and the Regatta Group are supporting her to help make the fundraising

how retailers are dealing with the industry’s digital transformation – Retail Times

IBM is helping major retailers pivot to new digital experiences in an effort to attract new customers, build loyalty with existing ones, and support a safe shopping experience amid the pandemic. According to new statistics from the IBM Institute for Business Value, organizations across a variety of industries, including

Retail expert Steve Hoban appointed as CEO at Suresite Group – Retail Times

Suresite Group, the market-leading service provider for forecourt and retail, has announced the appointment of Steve Hoban as the company’s new CEO. Suresite Group is rapidly investing in team growth demonstrated by the further appointments of Eva Jones, Nick Horne, and Joanne Ruffley to the group.  Hoban, the new Suresite

Online sales surge 36% in 2020, IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reveals – Retail Times

Online retail sales grew by +36% in 2020, the highest growth since 2007, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index shows.  Online shopping surge Multi-channel retailers were the star performers, boosting annual sales by +57% versus +9.1% growth at pure plays – the first time they have outperformed since 2017.

From bots and money mule recruitment, to Authorised Push Payment fraud – what to expect from fraudsters in 2021 – Retail Times

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the global data and analytics provider, today predicts what it expects the key fraud trends will be in 2021. Fraud has evolved significantly in 2020, with fraudsters taking advantage of people’s fears and uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic. LexisNexis® Risk Solutions predicts much of this behaviour will continue

Spar store manager awarded British Empire Medal (BEM) in New Year Honours – Retail Times

Blakemore Retail is incredibly proud to announce that Spar store manager Linda Carrington has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in The Queen’s New Year Honours for 2021. Carrington: recognised for exceptional services to the community during Covid-19 Carrington, who manages AF Blakemore’s Laceby Lodge forecourt convenience store in Grimsby,

Aldi encourages people to donate unwanted Christmas socks to people who need them most – Retail Times

This December Aldi will launch a thoughtful new initiative encouraging customers to donate any unwanted or extra unused socks they received as Christmas gifts to charities supporting homeless people across Scotland.   L to r: Allan Jenkins, store manager and Kerry MacLeod, Aldi Polmont store Every year millions of people receive socks for Christmas and they are often a gift that no one really wants or needs. However, they are one of the things homeless charities always run out of over winter