Industry News

  • Humax UK appoints national accounts manager

    By ieradmin on February 20, 2018
    Consumer electronics manufacturer Humax has announced the appointment of James Sandison to its UK team as national accounts manager, reporting to sales director Rob Peacock. James (pictured) has joined Humax UK from Turbosat International Ltd, the organisation behind the Icecrypt satellite receiver brand. In his twelve years with Turbosat, James was pivotal in driving growth in the installation market through […]
  • Online retail enjoys strong start to year

    By ieradmin on February 20, 2018
    UK online retail sales were up 13.9% year-on-year (YoY) in January, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. With rainfall above average in January, and the lowest January high street footfall recorded in five years, consumers turned to online shopping this January. Even the expected post-Christmas month-on-month (MoM) decline in sales from December to January, […]
  • Beko extends and expands sponsorship agreement with FC Barcelona

    By ieradmin on February 16, 2018
    Domestic appliance brand Beko has announced the extension of its sponsorship of FC Barcelona, which will see of a number of joint initiatives over the next three sportive seasons. Announced at the joint press conference at FC Barcelona’s Auditori 1899 of Camp Nou facilities, this new deal establishes Beko, as a main partner and officially bestows the title of FC […]
  • 1 in 4 customers wait six months before making an expensive purchase, study finds

    By ieradmin on February 16, 2018
    Almost a quarter (24%) of customers spend up to six months on research before making a considered purchase, according to new stats. When looking to buy a luxury item, like a car, new kitchen or sofa, the majority of consumers (28%) will typically spend up to a month properly researching the options available before making a decision. And some customers […]
  • Belling unveils winners of its first Cookery Club competition

    By ieradmin on February 16, 2018
    Cooking appliance manufacturer Belling has announced the winners of its first Cookery Club competition and presented them each with £2,000 worth of cooking appliances. Belling Cookery Club was launched to support primary schools, many of which don’t have the facilities to deliver practical cookery experiences – despite cooking and nutrition now forming part of the curriculum across the UK. Timbercroft […]
  • Preparing for GDPR: time to act on data protection compliance

    By ieradmin on February 16, 2018
    Time is running out for retailers to ensure compliance with new data protection laws or face stiff penalties, a law firm has warned. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies from May 25 2018, will place greater emphasis on the way in which businesses process personal data, with a series of changes around the collection, storage and usage of […]
  • Loewe appoints exclusive new custom install distributor

    By ieradmin on February 15, 2018
    German TV and audio brand Loewe has announced that it has appointed Pulse Cinemas as its new exclusive distributor in the custom install channel, from March 5 2018. The move comes following Loewe’s increased presence in the hospitality and specifier market, and will benefit from Pulse’s experience working closely with interior designers and integrators up and down the country, Loewe […]
  • BRC: January shoppers keep calm and carry on

    By ieradmin on February 6, 2018
    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG have released the retail sales monitor for January 2018, covering the four weeks from December 31 2017 to January 27 2018. In January, UK retail sales increased by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis from January 2017, when they had decreased 0.6% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales rose 1.4% in […]
  • John Lewis showcases Quiet Mark windows across UK

    By ieradmin on February 6, 2018
    Quiet Mark, the international award programme for excellence in low-noise technology and solutions to unwanted noise, is taking centre stage at 16 John Lewis shops for five weeks from late January. As a longstanding retail partner of Quiet Mark, John Lewis is devoting flagship window space to raising awareness of quiet products, which help reduce noise in the home and […]
  • Amazon UK revenue grows at fastest rate since 2011

    By ieradmin on February 5, 2018
    According to Amazon’s annual report, the retailer enjoyed its fastest rate of growth for six years, analysts at GlobalData have noted. The results should have competitors concerned, the company added, with further impact on the online retail sector predicted. GlobalData UK retail research director Patrick O’Brien commented: “It may be no surprise to hear that Amazon continues to prosper in […]