Home Retail Group (HRG) has divested its DIY arm Homebase for £340 million, to Australian group Wesfarmers following approval of the deal by 99.3 per cent of shareholders.
The increasing impact of ecommerce on retail means that the future will see fewer, but better, jobs in the industry in years to come, according to a recent British Retail Consortium report. The rate of change within the retail workforce is set to quicken as the digital revolution reshapes the industry, more property leases come up for renewal and the cost of labour goes up, while the cost of technology goes down. These effects could mean there are as many as 900,000 fewer jobs in retail by...
Recent news about Morrisons agreements with both Amazon and Ocado are highlighting the growing importance of marketplaces within the online ecosystem, as the company struggles to catch up on ecommerce.
One thing that many attendees noted at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the relative lack of coverage for tablets – something which gives further fuel to the argument that tablets are falling from favor.
The Ecommerce Club’s February 25th Working Lunch London, hosted by ATTRAQT was lucking enough to hear from the creator of the eCommerce MasterPlan, Chloë Thomas, as she took members of the club through how ecommerce is evolving and where today’s brands can find advantages and disadvantages.