Retail innovation

Trolleys with minds of their own

While supermarket trolleys often seem to have minds of their own, one day it appears they actually will. The ‘intelligent’…

Analysis – Tesco weathers summer blues

Analysts and investors had been fearing disappointing first-half figures from Tesco, but the UK retail giant's steady but unspectacular interim…

AUS: Woolworths opens “green” supermarket

Australian retail group Woolworths has opened what it describes as “Australia’s first green supermarket” at Rouse Hill in Sydney. The…

UK: M&S nears eco-stores completion

UK retail chain Marks & Spencer will open its first two "eco-stores" next month. The stores, both in Scotland, are…

Get ready for Retail Ready Packaging

Some manufacturers are dreading it, but Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) is on its way. How does it work, who will…

US: Meat packaging debate heats up

Meat packaging is at the heart of two new trends in the US. A Massachusetts company is developing food labels…

US: New smart label can detect bacteria

Food Quality Sensor International, Inc. (FQSI) has developed a revolutionary new smart label which can sense when fresh meat and…

Spending to save: Warehouse clubs fuel bulk buying

It may not be the glamorous end of retailing, but cash & carry is alive and well. Meanwhile consumers who…