Tag: ecommerce

Investment drives online growth at Moss Bros

Pre-tax profits at Moss Bros rose 30 per cent to £3.7 million after the retail and suit hire company’s new strategy of appealing to a younger, more fashionable crowd appeared to pay off.

Inditix continues online expansion

Inditex, owner of Zara, provided a trading update which said that the group now sells online to 39 markets after expanding ecommerce services to 11 new countries during the first half of its financial year.

Online sales up 16 per cent in August: IMRG

The IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index has reported online sales growth of 16 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in August; equating to £9.8 billion online. Meanwhile smartphone penetration has reached a record high up 18 per cent YoY.

John Lewis Partnership reports sales up but profits down

ohn Lewis Partnership reported sales of £5.3bn in the half-year to July 30. That’s 3.1 per cent ahead of the same period last year. Pre-tax profits before exceptional items came in at £82.4m, 14.8 per cent down on the same time last year.

Amazon Dash launches in the UK

What Amazon is doing with Dash is not cheap, but it is clever because its all about convenience. And the early adopters can help build the cost/benefit model, as a consumer rollout will need to see big changes to the price.

Asda and McCain trial paperless coupons

Shoppers could soon be able to redeem ultra-personalised coupons directly from their phones thanks to a trial being carried out for McCain Roasts at Asda.

Discounting spurs July sales to 20 month high: IMRG

Online sales have enjoyed the highest yearly growth rate since November 2014, when the UK’s first Black Friday caused the Index to surge. However much of the increase has been down to heavy discounting.