Retail news round up (04/09/20)


As the first week of September draws to a close, here's our weekly round-up of the important retail news stories. 


This week, M&S went fully online for the first time, with the announcement that the entire range would now be available for delivery via Ocado. And yes, that includes Percy Pigs...! 



Asda's 'pocket tap' ads are set to return to promote thousands of new price drops. The move is a bid help shoppers hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 



As the Eat Out To Help out scheme came to an end, it seems it was a huge success, with restaurant spending up a third. HMRC data revelaled £336m had been claimed for 64 million diners towards the end of the scheme.



Lidl announced the roll out of an app-based loyalty scheme, featuring discounts on shopping and partner services. Are they playing catch up to other retailers? 



A survey from Food and Drink Federation indicates supplier confidence is at rock bottom. Surely this means that suppliers need to maximise every launch they have, both instore and online?



In conversation with Coca Cola

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March, businesses around the UK were forced to adapt to unprecedented circumstances.

We caught up with Oliver Crick from Coca-Cola European Partners to chat about the impact of Covid-19, how a pilot scheme with redwigwam has helped improve ROI and why flexible working has become the key to the post-lockdown way of life.


Read the interview


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