January has been nose to the grindstone, ensuring that the plans we put in place at the beginning of the new year are starting to take shape.
H&M has said that it saw a clear shift towards online and digital in its latest financial year, although it also it still made financial sense to continue to invest in stores.
Joules continued its emphasis on multichannel and international shopping in its latest half-year results.
In an example of the blending off and online experience, Alibaba is leading a bid to take a department store chain private. Alibaba has but in a bid of $2.6 billion for mall operator InTime as the Chinese ecommerce giant looks to expand onto the high street. Control of Intime will also allow the ecommerce… Read more »
UK supermarket chain Asda has launched a food waste matchmaking app, letting suppliers buy and sell food that would otherwise be dumped.
Charities may be missing out on more than £80m in donations each year1 by only accepting cash donations, payments business Barclaycard has found, as four in ten (42 per cent) Brits say they carry less cash now than they did three years ago. According to the research from Barclaycard, one in seven (15 per cent)… Read more »
British jeweller Beaverbrooks has become of the first retailers in the UK to offer the Alipay payment service.
Lego has launched a new social network specifically 5 to 13 year olds, a mobile app inviting children to join creative challenges in a safe online environment. Now that Disney is closing Club Penguin this could presage a new way to communicate with the youngest members of society. While Club Penguin is to be replaced… Read more »
Outward Inc has introduced what it calls a ‘Transformative Visual Merchandising Platform for Retailers’.
Hungryhouse has teamed up with third-party Quiqup, to offer extra capacity to its takeaway customers.
The supermarket giant has made its PayQwiq service available in every UK store, including its Extra, Metro and Express formats, following “positive feedback” from shoppers during an initial trial.
ONS retail statistics reveal December’s High Street retail figures slumped to their biggest fall for over four years, while online sales rose 21.3 per cent.