Protecting Retail Workers

Amulet Security managing director Kieran Mackie comments on a reported increase in incidents of physical and verbal abuse against retailRead More »


Fashion Industry Committed to Abolishing Plastic

A majority of senior executives at fashion brands and retailers in the UK, US and Australia plan to stop usingRead More »


Brighton ASDA Superstores Balloted for Strike Action – GMB

Members of the GMB union at the Brighton Marina and Brighton Hollingbury Asda stores are being balloted over a dossierRead More »


Sale of Dollar General-anchored Shopping Center in Los Angeles County

Hanley Investment Group has completed the sale of a 12,750 square foot multi-tenant retail center anchored by Dollar General inRead More »


From Retail Planning to Personalisation

New AI capabilities from SAP are helping retailers optimise the customer experience and manage supply chains more efficiently. Built onRead More »


Bosses from ASDA Parent ‘Misled’ Select Committee Over Resignations – GMB Union

The private equity owners of British retailer Asda gave MPs evidence without disclosing they had already left the company’s board,Read More »


Retail Property Sales at Antelope Valley Plaza

Hanley Investment Group has completed sales of a new construction Smart & Final Extra! outlet and single-tenant property occupied byRead More »


New Graduates from Compass Global Female Leader Programme

Claire Steele, Head of Operations for Chartwells and Regional Operations Manager at Compass Retail Leanne Smith, recently graduated from CompassRead More »


Kimco Realty Completes RPT Acquisition

Kimco Realty, North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and a portfolio of mixed-useRead More »


Glasgow M&S Renovation 

Wates has completed the fit-out of Marks & Spencer’s store in Bishopbriggs bringing its total portfolio on behalf of theRead More »


CBRE Launches Retail Private Capital Team After 1,000th Retail Investment Transaction in Newport Beach

CBRE’s Newport Beach Retail (NRP) Investment Team has completed its 1,000th retail investment sale. Komar Desert Center in La Quinta,Read More »


Sale of Chipotle Drive-Thru Anchored Pad in Palm Desert 

Hanley Investment Group has arranged the sale of a fully occupied, multi-tenant retail pad property in Palm Desert, California anchoredRead More »


Alvarez & Marsal Bolsters UK Tax Offering

Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has strengthened its tax advisory team with the appointments of Andy Murray and PrasamRead More »


Levy Ventures into Sports Merchandising

Compass Group sports and hospitality catering business Levy UK + Ireland has launched ‘Levy Merchandising’ to signal its strategic expansionRead More »


Gold, Frankincense and Eughhh!

Christmas shopping could be a bacterial obstacle course for Brits this year, with shoppers touching surfaces with potentially high levelsRead More »


Consolidate to Accumulate

Pooling inventory to serve fashion retail stores as well as ecommerce channels can create an engine for growth, with increasedRead More »


Asda Faces Strike Vote at Gosport Superstore

Asda workers at the Gosport superstore are set to vote on strike action over a litany of grievances. Up toRead More »


Savills Investment Management Outlook 2024

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has published its global forecast for real estate investment markets in 2024 highlighting key sectorsRead More »


Presenting the Future of Connected Experiences

Sony is set to return to ISE in 2024 to share its vision of creating connected experiences through technology. WithRead More »


Sale of Retail Pad at Monterey Crossing Shopping Center in Palm Desert

Hanley Investment Group has arranged the sale of a newly built multi-tenant retail pad at Monterey Crossing, a newly developedRead More »


Wilko Bosses to Appear Before Parliamentary Committee – GMB to Give Evidence 

Wilko workers deserve answers from their bosses at the discount high street retailer which went bust earlier this year leavingRead More »


LCP Signs Partnership Deal with Startup EV ChargePoint Operator

M Core subsidiary LCP is boosting the number of EV charging points at 89 of its strategic retail developments inRead More »


Re-thinking Disability

Fashion footwear retailer schuh and disability equality charity partner Shape Arts have launched a tote bag inspired by the themeRead More »


Monitoring Energy Utilisation and Assets at ASDA

ASDA business International Procurement & Logistics (IPL) is using industrial IoT and energy analytics software from SolarEdge subsidiary, Hark, toRead More »


Net-a-Porter Strike Cancelled After Eleventh Hour Pay Offer

GMB, the union for retail and distribution, can announce that strike action involving union members working for retailer Net-a-Porter which hadRead More »

United States

Sale of Smart & Final Extra! Shopping Center

Hanley Investment Group has completed the sale of Pacific Town Center, a 143,217 square foot shopping center anchored by aRead More »


ASDA Equal Pay Day

More than 100,000 retail workers at UK supermarket Asda will work ‘for free’ says GMB Union which has compared theirRead More »


GMB Union Urges Select Committee Chair to Hold Wilko Chiefs to Account 

Wilko bosses must be hauled before Parliament’s Business and Trade Select Committee to give evidence over the firm’s collapse saysRead More »


UK Action Plan to Tackle Shoplifting

A new Retail Crime Action Plan introduced by the UK government to combat shoplifting sets out how police should respondRead More »


YOOX Net-a-Porter Faces Christmas Strike as GMB Announces 22 Days of Action

GMB announces luxury fashion brand Yoox Net-a-Porter will be ‘rocked’ by twenty-two days of strike action at their Charlton depot.Read More »


Combatting Antisocial and Criminal Behaviour with Tech

With recorded crime in England and Wales now above pre-pandemic levels, Chris Potts looks at how communication technology is supporting theRead More »


Prime Redevelopment Site on 25 Acres for Sale in LA

Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by The Charles Company to market the sale or long-term ground lease of theRead More »


Boosting Airside Retail Recruitment in the UK

A new venture is aiming to reduce how long it takes to vet retail assistants recruited in airports as theRead More »


South Coast Tech SME of the Year

Dotdigital business and online personalisation platform Fresh Relevance has been named ‘Tech SME of the Year’ at the South CoastRead More »


Eurest and Heathrow Win at Airport Food & Beverage + Hospitality Awards

Compass Group business Eurest and Heathrow Airport have won ‘Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year’ at the Airport FoodRead More »


Bonmarche Selects Fresh Relevance for Onsite Personalisation

Clothing retailer Bonmarche has selected Fresh Relevance as the personalisation platform for visitors to its online store. Established in 1982, Bonmarche isRead More »


Leeds Shopping Centre Contract

Churchill Services have been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at the Merrion Centre in Leeds. The centre in the city’s ArenaRead More »


Paving the Way for a Sustainable Food Future

Leading retail giants across Europe are converging in Berlin on 24 October for ProVeg International’s inaugural Retailer Roundtable, a pivotalRead More »


More than 420,000 ‘Brick-and-Mortar’ Jobs Lost in the UK Since 2010

The GMB Union has released new figures for retail job losses as the last Wilko stores close. More than 420,000Read More »


PineBridge Benson Elliot Awarded Planning Permission for ‘The Mark’

PineBridge Benson Elliot has achieved planning permission to develop ‘The Mark’, a new build sustainable modern office building in theRead More »


Multicultural Apprenticeship Award for Compass

Compass Group UK & Ireland has been named ‘Employer of the Year 2023’ in the the Retail, Hospitality and TourismRead More »


Micro-Autonomous Stores Debut with First Retail Partners

Global tech startup JUXTA reports a rapid take up of its micro-convenience solution with businesses in the EV value chainRead More »


Global Retail Visionary Joins Verge Motorcycles

George Blankenship, the retail guru behind Apple and Tesla’s first stores, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer by electric superbikeRead More »


Sale of Aurora’s Summer Valley Shopping Center

Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the sale of the 95,669 square foot Summer Valley Shopping Center in Aurora, ColoradoRead More »


Manufacturer Selects Dublin Shopping Centre Robot for ‘Worldwide Best Performance Award’

Singapore-based robotics company Lionsbot International has named The Rex Cleaning Cobot, the latest large-scale cleaning solution in Bidvest Noonan’s portfolio,Read More »


Million Square Foot Mixed-use Development Rises in LA Arts District

Forge at Alloy, a new six-story midrise mixed creative office and retail space is under development on Mateo Street inRead More »


Creating New Pathways to Success for Justice-Impacted People

Aramark Correctional Services (ACS) is partnering its IN2WORK program with I.G.N.I.T.E., a program dedicated to providing comprehensive education, job training,Read More »


Tesco and Veolia to Recycle Soft Plastic and Support Schools

A new partnership involving Tesco, Veolia, Groundwork and local councils in the UK will introduce greener areas in schools andRead More »


Sale of Two-Tenant Pad Building in Northern Los Angeles County 

Hanley Investment Group has brokered the sale of a two-tenant retail pad building occupied by AutoZone and Precision Eyebrow Threading salon atRead More »


Enhancing the Parking Experience in Blackpool

APT SKIDATA has been selected by Blackpool Council to install the very latest digitally-based parking technology and management system atRead More »


GMB Issues Wilko Update After Meeting Administrators

GMB Union has issued an update after meeting with the administrators of British high-street retail chain, Wilko. Andy Prendergast, GMBRead More »


Elevating Digital Content at the Houston Astros Store

Datapath and LED display provider Watchfire are enhancing the immersive experience for visitors to Major League Baseball team, the HoustonRead More »


Idaho Shopping Centers Complete Refinancing

Wood Investments Companies has secured US $39.1 million in permanent loans for two prominent shopping centers in the Boise metropolitanRead More »


Enhancing the Retail Experience

PPDS has partnered with Grassfish, a leading European In-store Experience Management (IXM) platform provider to introduce new features for retailersRead More »


Wilko Administration Leaving 12,000 Jobs at Risk “Entirely Avoidable”

The 12,000 workers at Wilko who now face potential redundancy will take little solace from the fact that the situationRead More »


Closing the Loop on Plastic Milk Bottles

UK convenience retailer One Stop has rolled out an initiative to recycle over 380,000 plastic milk bottles annually from itsRead More »


Modesto Retail Pad Attracts Private Buyer

Real estate advisory Hanley Investment Group has orchestrated the sale of a 6,402-square-foot multi-tenant retail pad building in Modesto, California.Read More »


Northumberland Estates Unveils Exciting Plans for Garden Centre

North East developer and investor Northumberland Estates has submitted plans for a new garden centre on land at Cawledge toRead More »


Catch the Game, Skip the Lines: San Francisco Giants Introduce AI-Powered Self-Checkout

In a bid to elevate the fan experience at Oracle Park, the San Francisco Giants have partnered with AI andRead More »


Return to Profit

With consumer spending under pressure fashion retailers are facing a hit to margin that can undermine profitability. Darcy de Thierry,Read More »


Acquisition of Spanish Supermarkets for European Food Retail Strategy Fund

Savills Investment Management has acquired two new Aldi supermarkets in Spain for its European Food Retail Strategy fund. The fundRead More »


Comment: Rejection of M&S Oxford Street Plans

Dr David Crosthwaite, chief economist at the Building Cost Information Service, comments on British Culture Secretary, Michael Gove’s rejection ofRead More »


GMB Responds to ASDA Select Committee Appearance

UK supermarket chain trying to cut the pay of 7,000 workers, says GMB Union.


Mall of the Emirates Sets New Sustainability Standard

Mall of the Emirates has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level inRead More »


Alibaba Supports Cold Chain Logistics with Largest Food Distribution Centre to Date

Freshippo, Alibaba Group’s new retail venture, has inaugurated a supply chain center in Shanghai to support cold chain logistics distributionRead More »


NPS Renews Delaware North Yellowstone Partnership

Delaware North has been awarded a new 15-year contract by the National Park Service (NPS) to offer retail, food andRead More »


Accruent Extends Multi-site Automation Capabilities of SaaS Asset Management Platform

A collaboration between real estate SaaS platform Accruent and sister FAL Group brand ServiceChannel will facilitate process automation for operatorsRead More »


The ‘Golden Quarter’: Maximising Warehousing Efficiency with Short-Term Leasing

Steve Purvis, managing director of Bis Henderson Space, says retailers and their supply chain partners should consider short-term leasing asRead More »


Montana Retail Destination Welcomes Tenants

HomeGoods, Sierra and Petco are the latest brands to confirm tenancies at the Yellowstone Gateway shopping center in Billings, Montana. TheRead More »


Why Micro-fulfilment Centres Benefit from Robotic Sorting

Installing outdated intralogistiics technologies will prevent micro-fulfilment centres from achieving the efficiency gains ecommerce retailers are looking for, says XiaRead More »


Savills IM Acquires Portuguese Supermarket Portfolio

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has acquired a supermarket portfolio comprising four strategically located properties in Portugal for its EuropeanRead More »


ExCeL London Launches Checkout-Free Store

ExCeL London is the first event space in the United Kingdom to open a frictionless checkout-free store with the launchRead More »


Green Apple for ABM and Victoria Leeds

ABM has been recognised with a Green Apple Environmental Award for the fourth time at a ceremony in Miami whereRead More »


More Amazon Warehouse Workers Balloted Over Pay

GMB Union comments as workers at Amazon’s fulfilment centres in Mansfield and Rugeley begin voting on industrial action. Amazon facesRead More »


WH Smith North America Deploys Oracle AI Cloud Solution

WH Smith North America (WHSNA) which incorporates leading retailer to the airport marketplace Marshall Retail Group, is leveraging Oracle’s retailRead More »


Choose Your Retail Robot Wisely

A well-considered mobile robot implementation can transform the productivity of order picking and internal transport in a retailer’s warehouse toRead More »


SOCOTEC to Support 6,000 UK Retail Properties with Asbestos Management

SOCOTEC UK’s Asbestos team has secured contracts to deliver integrated asbestos management, consultancy and training services for three major UKRead More »


ABM Awarded Hard Services Contracts at Major UK Shopping Centres

ABM teams will deliver a range of maintenance and M&E services following contract awards at The Trafford Centre in ManchesterRead More »


A Primer for Growing your Company Online

Entrepreneurs face many milestones launching a business, from onboarding new team members to figuring out how to deliver new productsRead More »


Preloved or Pre-infested?

With ‘moth’ season approaching Rentokil Pest Control is warning businesses and consumers about the risk clothes moths pose to preciousRead More »


Leading the Way with Sustainable Workspaces

Finnish real estate company Antilooppi has launched POOL, the country’s first carbon-neutral workspace network, to meet growing demand for sustainableRead More »


Kwik Fit Signs Lease for Helix Solstice Park

Kwik Fit will be joining Toolstation, Easy Bathrooms and Motor Parts Direct at Helix Solstice Park, a development of tradeRead More »


Short-term Space is Crucial for Successful Warehouse Planning

Steve Purvis, managing Director or Bis Henderson Space, makes the case for retailers and manufacturers to provide for temporary warehouseRead More »


New BaxterStorey Store Powered by Amazon ‘Just Walk Out’ Technology

European caterer BaxterStorey is opening a micro supermarket that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to create a checkout-free experience at Amazon’sRead More »


ProVeg Welcomes IKEA Position on Dairy Products

ProVeg International has welcomed a commitment by IKEA which serves food to 520 million people across the world every yearRead More »


Tailoring Online Shopping at Goorin Bros

US hat brand Goorin Bros has selected Fresh Relevance to help it deliver a more personalised online customer experience. EstablishedRead More »


Outernet London Awards Cleaning Contract

Outernet London, the Capital’s newest immersive entertainment district, has appointed Cleanology as cleaning service provider. Bring cultural and retail experiencesRead More »


ProVeg Welcomes Increase in Lidl Plant-based Offerings

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International is welcoming a recent announcement of an increase in the number of plant-based products offeredRead More »


Amazon Coventry Warehouse Pay ‘Sickening’

Amazon workers have announced a week-long strike at the company’s Coventry warehouse as GMB Union says they will earn justRead More »


Council Regeneration Project Signs Commercial Tenants

A local authority regeneration project in Somerset, South West England, will soon be welcoming two new tenants. National restaurant chainRead More »


Self-Driving Grocery Deliveries Trialled on Schindler’s Ebikon Campus

Leading Swiss supermarket chain Migros, autonomous EV startup LOXO and Schindler are trialling an electrically propelled delivery service called “Migronomous”Read More »

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