Month: March 2016

Game to focus on digital as offline sales slow

Game Digital is to put multichannel retailing at the heart of its strategy as it reported falling first-half sales and profits amid “challenging” trading conditions in the UK video games market. While overall sales were down, online traffic grew by 5.7 per cent year-on-year and sales of digital content were up by almost 10 per cent.

DFS to focus on omnichannel, ecommerce up by 17.7%

DFS reported ecommerce growth of 17.7 per cent after a first half in which it focused on a strategy to grow by broadening its appeal, extending its UK presence and developing its omnichannel proposition.

Naked Wines hits £100m in ecommerce sales

According to parent company Majestic Wine the milestone was thanks to a focus on social distribution to provide ‘angel’ customers with exclusive access to quality wine, backed up by customer service.

Instagram gets religion – Pope Francis signs in

Pope Francis will be using the photo-sharing site under the name @Franciscus, Latin for Francis. This marks the latest initiative in new media by the Holy Father, who already has more than 25 million followers on Twitter in nine different languages.

Ted Baker ecommerce up 45 per cent

Ted Baker reported full-year ecommerce sales of £53.5 million, 45 per cent up on the previous year. Online sales now account for 15.4 per cent of retail sales, up from 12 per cent over the same period in 2015.

QVC launches shoppable video

The video, starring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, marked the launch of the television and ecommerce business’ new C. Wonder fashion collection. In the video, Ellis-Bextor snaps her fingers to transform her look, while shoppers can click on each of the eight looks to visit the retailer’s website and browse the collection.

Waitrose trials mobile self scan

Waitrose is preparing to roll out a mobile self-scan trial, built on Quick Check, that allows customers to scan products on their mobile device, reducing the time they have to spend at the checkout.