Dubai launches world’s first floating drive-thru

Revealed: Dubai launches world's first floating drive-thru Aqua Pod allows sea-goers to enjoy food and beverages as they would from a traditional food truck Dubai has revealed the Aqua Pod concept, the world's first sustainable floating drive-thru, serving a range of burgers. Sea-goers will be able to satisfy their hunger while at sea and pull... Continue Reading →

M&S plans closure of 14 more UK stores

M&S plans closure of 14 more UK stores British retailer Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday six UK stores would close by the end of April, while a further eight had been identified for closure. M&S said in November 2016 it would reposition about 25 percent of its clothing and home space through a combination... Continue Reading →

Top franchising trends for 2018

©Ian Allenden via 123RF The franchising industry has steadily shown adaptability to the tough economy by growing the sector 3,6% over the past four years – from contributing an estimated 9,7% to the country’s GDP in 2014 to its recent figure of 13,3%. This trend is expected to continue on the same trajectory in the... Continue Reading →

Superdry Sport to design Invictus UK team kit for next year’s Games as agreed a deal to design and provide free bespoke technical sports kit and team clothing for UK Team competitors and supporters at next year’s Invictus Games. Invictus Games Toronto 2017, UK Team supported by Help for Heroes Under the deal, Superdry Sport’s... Continue Reading →

Nyden: H&M’s new affordable luxury brand

Introducing Nyden: H&M’s new affordable luxury brand H&M has announced it will be adding another brand to its portfolio in early 2018 aimed at millennials and co-created with “influencers”. The first /Nyden influencers will include Instagram-famous tattoo artist Doctor Woo and Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. The aim of working with influencers is to ensure the... Continue Reading →

Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2018

Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2018 as it continues expansion The Co-op has confirmed plans to open 100 new stores across the UK this year, creating an estimated 1,600 jobs, as part of a continued drive to expand its footprint across the country. The retailer is spending more than £160m on new store launches, with more than... Continue Reading →

Hamleys opens biggest store

Hamleys opens biggest store on the planet British toy giant Hamleys has opened its largest worldwide flagship store in Beijing spanning over 115,000sq ft. The 257-year-old store opened the doors its new location just two days before Christmas, accompanied by an exclusive parade to mark the occasion. The British ambassador Barbara Woodward and Sanpower chairman... Continue Reading →

Apple to open first Saudi stores

US giant Apple said to be in talks to open first Saudi stores Tech major is reportedly in licensing talks with Riyadh; first Apple store could open in 2019 US tech giant Apple is reportedly in licensing talks with Saudi Arabia with a view to open its first stores in the Gulf kingdom. The maker... Continue Reading →

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