In Convenience Retail, Speed Wins…
Speed has always been an important currency in the retail world. At a time when
Urban Mutts – Dog Club & Hotel
Now this caught our attention… They say Britain are a nation of dog lovers, they
BALENCIAGA – THE HIGH FLYING BRAND
Something a bit different from us today… You’ve all heard of BALENCIAGA right? You know,
Cash In The Attic?
This week, ASDA confirmed the roll-out of an additional 295+ SMARTDrop mobile phone kiosks as
Amazon Robots – Are You Being Served?
Recent news that the upcoming Amazon department stores, rumoured to be launching in the US
Ocado’s new robot will feed 4000 people per day
Does Ocado’s new food-service robot give us a taste of what’s to come in retail?
ALDI LAUNCHES CHOCOLATE RANGE POWERED BY TONY’S CHOCOLONELY
Here at Valley, we don’t often report on when new brands or products first enter
What might a convenience store for Cannabis look like if it was legal?
If you were rolling our a convenience store chain for Cannabis in the UK, what
A Sizzling Summer for Valley
It’s been a sizzling summer here at the Valley Group. Something we mean quite literally.
Would you get into bed with Colonel Sanders?
Would you get into bed with Colonel Sanders? Here at Valley, we’re always on the
WAR PAINT OPENS WORLDS-FIRST MEN’S MAKEUP STORE: WELCOME TO 29 CARNABY STREET
Men’s makeup brand War Paint has opened the world’s first men’s makeup brand store, located
Beyond the transactional store
The pandemic has changed and disrupted many sectors, it’s making us think about new business
The importance of hyper-local retail
Car dealerships and showrooms in the UK have typically been located in easy-to-access industrial parks,
How liquor brands are turning to experience to engage a new generation of drinkers
Later this year, Diageo will open the doors to its Edinburgh based Johnnie Walker Whisky
Using Scannable Technology for good on packaging
At Valley, we’re passionate about using technology for good; it’s for this reason we’ve invested
Heineken’s B.O.T. made us smile this week – yes, that’s Beer Outdoor Transporter
Whilst possibly nothing more than a PR stunt, Heineken’s “Beer Outdoor Transporter” made us smile
The LEGO Group unveils groundbreaking ‘retailtainment’ concept at NYC flagship store
The LEGO Group has just shared a glimpse into the future of experiential retail as
Why are we seeing brands and retailers implement immersive 3D web experiences?
From Gucci and Valentino to Lancôme and Pangea we’re starting to see brands and retailers
How important is opening a store for digital native brands?
According to research carried out by Amazon, Colorado State University and Dartmouth Collage, the retail
Shopping Everywhere? – Visual search is about to change everything
The process of buying goods and services largely hasn’t changed for hundreds of years. We
Tesco partner with Terracycle to launch ground-breaking re-usable packaging trial
If you’ve been following our very own Dr Retail, Valley’s MD James Haggas on LinkedIn,
Uniqlo’s flagship Yokohama store caters to the desire for human connectivity
Here at Valley we’ve been thinking about how retailers can bring people together. We’re asking
Retail going beyond sustainable refill stations
Dr Retail and the Valley team have been out exploring the latest developments in retail,
Tesla files trademark – hinting at plans for dedicated Charging, Retail and Dining sites
Tesla has recently filed a new trademark for business activities including restaurant services, pop-up restaurant
Edited shopping; do we really need 20 types of Canned Tomatoes on shelf?
How important is range and choice when it comes to shopping? We all love the
May’s Top Retail & Brand Activations
TaylorMade Golf – SIM2 Totems At Valley we like to get creative and here’s a
Google’s first ever permanent retail store
Google has announced they’ll be opening their first ever permanent store in Chelsea, New York
Tie the knot at Selfridges? – why retail needs to be much more than just a shop
Selfridges this week announced it’s been granted a wedding licence and will start offering wedding
The rise and rise of MINISO
Have you heard of MINISO? – this Chinese retailer currently only has UK stores in
Scarcity and the future of retailing
Pop-up shops were amongst the first retail tactics to create FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Decentralised Retail: When Retail and out of the box thinking come together
Decentralised retail Recently we explored future formats of shopping malls, but should we have all
Why you simply must read Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to his shareholders
As retail gets into full swing, what are customer expectations when visiting physical stores? We’ve
Why we can’t wait to get our hair cut at Amazon’s new salon
Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Salon, a new salon where customers can experience
What’s the future of how shopping districts are formatted?
The term retail is medieval in origin and comes from the French ateliers who ‘retailler’
Retail and the circular economy
Nike has just launched a new refurbishment program where lightly worn or imperfect goods are
Ask Valley for a sustainable materials audit (ft McDonalds)
McDonalds has just opened its new energy efficient global flagship restaurant at Walt Disney World
IKEA and the new Retail Sustainability
When it comes to sustainability there are currently two types of businesses, those that see
Can Carbon labels actually influence what people consume?
A growing number of brands, retailers and restaurant groups are adding carbon labels to products
Digital transformation across retail has accelerated exponentially, but where is the real innovation happening?
Snapchat has acquired Fit Analytics, a startup based in Berlin that’s built technology to help shoppers
Inspire with touchless try-on experiences from Valley and Pulpo AR
The application of disruptive technologies has become more important than ever for retail industry players.
Why shop-in-shops are a go-to retail strategy right now
Large retail chains are forever looking for ways to keep consumers coming back to their
March’s Top Brand & Retail Activations
Tony’s Chocolonely creates controversy Valley client and chocolate challenger brand Tony’s Chocolonely purposefully caused a
Could upmarket convenience stores like Foxtrot find their way to the UK?
Upmarket convenience store chain Foxtrot combines a neighbourhood store with an on-demand app that lets
Supermarkets hold the key to neighbourhood stores
Last week we published an article on how technology will impact the future of the
Amazon’s first UK convenience store featuring cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology
Amazon has just opened its first “just walk out store” in the UK where shoppers
New Technology is coming to our high streets – starting with the autonomous delivery robot
We’re all ready for some retail therapy now; there’s going to be a huge release
P&G unveils its first Old Spice Barber’s Shop
P&G will open its first Old Spice barbers shop in Ohio this March that will
What can we expect from High Street retailing in 2021?
It’s now week seven into the new year and the UK remains in a state
Feb’s Top 10 Brand & Retail Activations
The Valley team has brought you 10 more inspirational brand and retail activations from around
How not to Fail with your Point of Sale
Don’t order a single FSDU or retail display until you’ve read this: We’ve taken our
The Age of the Insperience
Since the first lockdown in March 2020, retailers have been forced to rethink their business
What is a Glorifier and what does a digital version look like?
A “glorifier” in the context of an in-store display is something that creates stand-out. Here
Are Robots the future of Retail Theatre?
For decades, the retail sector has used a host of strategies to offer theatre and
Valley’s top 10 brand and retail activations of the week
Every week, we put together an edit of some of the best, most innovative and
How new Electric vehicle charge stations will change Forecourt Retailing
The UK’s first electricity-only car charging station opened in December in Braintree, Essex, UK which