Consumers unwilling to spend as Christmas quarter approaches

The two key consumer confidence measures for marketers of purchase intent and consumers’ view on their personal financial situation over the coming year remain in negative territory even as confidence ticks up slightly. Consumers remain unwilling to make big purchases...

Mars rebrands Uncle Ben’s after criticisms over racial stereotyping

The move will see Uncle Ben’s rebranded as Ben’s Original and the imagery of a black man in a bow tie removed from its packaging and marketing. Mars is rebranding its Uncle Ben’s rice range following criticism that the name and image promoted racial stereotyping. The...

Waitrose looks to ‘future of convenience’ in Deliveroo tie-up

In the wake of a new Marks & Spencer and Ocado partnership, Waitrose is working with Deliveroo to offer 30-minute delivery to half a million customers. Waitrose is offering 30-minute delivery to half a million customers with a new Deliveroo partnership that...