Ikea reported sales up nearly a third following its focus on easing the path to cross-channel shopping.
Shop Direct is to bring its retail and IT teams together as it focuses on improving and personalising the customer experience.
Luxury fashion retailer Matches Fashion has introduced a 90-minute delivery service across London.
Facebook has added Instant Games, a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience, on Messenger and Facebook News Feed for both mobile and web
Marketing giant Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Shanghai-headquartered ecommerce firm Bluecom for an undisclosed sum.
IMRG, supported by SimilarWeb data, estimates that total spend on online retail sites on Black Friday 2016 was £1.23bn, a 12.2 per cent increase on the £1.1bn spent on the same day in 2015 but almost a quarter lower than its original forecast growth of 16 per cen
Topps Tiles reported that its strategy focused on offering its customers multichannel convenience, while inspiring them to buy its wider range across sales channels, is paying off.
Dunelm has bought WorldStores and its subsidiaries Kiddicare and Achica for £8.5 million, in a deal set to double the size of its online business.
JD Sports is set to buy the multichannel 58-store retailer, whose products range from tents to bicycles, from YFM Equity Partners and 3i Group.
Online purchases climbed by 6.7 per cent compared to 2015 but this fell well short of a forecast for 25 per cent.
This week John Lewis achieved sales of £199.8m, up 6.5 per cent year on year, and just shy of £200m. It was the biggest ever week in John Lewis’s trading history, and also included its biggest ever day on Friday 25 November.
Flight search firm Skyscanner, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for £1.4 billion