• ‘Beefsy’ exhibition aids homeless charity

    ‘Beefsy’ exhibition aids homeless charity

    Peperami recently launched an art exhibition in London, exploring beef culture, with exhibits being auctioned off for charity afterwards. BEEFSY: A Study in Sausage was staged at 15 Bateman Street, London, last month and featured re-creations of famous work, with new interpretations of beef culture including.These included bejewelled custom leather jackets, a recreation of Warhol’s

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  • 98% of UK consumers say retailers don’t understand them

    98% of UK consumers say retailers don’t understand them

    Only 2% of UK consumers say retailers know what they like when shopping, down from 4% a year ago, research by Omnico has found. This failure in personalising the shopping experience was revealed in the fourth Omnico Retail Gap Barometer surveying 1,215 UK consumers and their interactions with retailers across all channels. 72% of shoppers

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  • Steel preservation highlighted in new film

    Steel preservation highlighted in new film

    A new film from APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has been launched to highlight the unique preservation qualities of steel packaging. Having recently welcomed the European Parliament’s (EP) initiative report, Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety, APEAL is increasing its own efforts to drive improvements in managing food

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  • Samsung, Apple and Marmite triumph in brand loyalty

    Samsung, Apple and Marmite triumph in brand loyalty

    The UK’s first Brand Loyalty Index, looking at how loyal customers really are towards brands and why, has highlighted Marmite, Samsung and Apple as the top performers. The research, launched by Sodexo Engage and conducted by Atomik, surveyed 7,000 consumers on hundreds of household name brands across supermarkets, mobile telephone services, home telephone and broadband

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  • UK facing ‘greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII’

    UK facing ‘greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII’

    The UK is facing the greatest threat to the integrity of its food supply since World War II according to one of the country’s leading food security experts. Professor Chris Elliott, who was appointed by the government to investigate the horsemeat scandal in 2013 that saw up to 50,000 horses disappear from across Europe, has

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  • Shoplifting – an £8 million problem for stores

    Shoplifting – an £8 million problem for stores

    As retail security firm, Checkpoints Systems, has revealed that Britain’s shops collectively lose £800 million per year as a result of shoplifting, OnBuy.com has investigated further to find out where the blackspots are in terms of location and used its findings to provide preventative advice to shop staff in those areas. Utilising data derived from

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  • Mel’s back with the Bod

    Mel’s back with the Bod

    TV personality star Melanie Sykes is back in a new digital advertising campaign for  Boddingtons more than 20 years after she appeared in the brand’s original TV adverts. Launching this month, the new digital advert also sees the return of the ad’s original director, Danny Kleinman, and the same sense of nostalgia and spoof humour

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  • New research highlights trust issues amongst UK shoppers

    New research highlights trust issues amongst UK shoppers

    More than a third of shoppers have stopped buying a brand or using a company because they were uncomfortable with something they did or stood for, according to a new industry report by shopper research agency Shoppercentric The research, entitled WindowON…Trust Issues, was carried out across 1,048 UK shoppers aged 18+ and looks at how

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  • Increasing numbers choose budget stores

    Increasing numbers choose budget stores

    The rising cost of household groceries means shoppers are increasingly turning to supermarket’s own-label products at the expense of branded goods, according to Nielsen retail data. Over the past three months, consumer spend on supermarket’s own-label products rose 5.5%¹ year-on-year, nearly five times the growth in spend on branded products (up 1.2% year-on-year). The average

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