Joules continued its emphasis on multichannel and international shopping in its latest half-year results.
Ikea reported sales up nearly a third following its focus on easing the path to cross-channel shopping.
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.
The importance of appropriate logistics for delivery in a multichannel environment was underscored this week as John Lewis formalised a partnership with Clipper Logistics on a joint venture to provide click and collect services to online retailers.
Game says it aims to be the first retailer to enable computer gamers to shop, play and socialise both online and offline by bringing together multichannel retailing and live gaming.
Holland & Barrett has rolled out its order in-store offer across its 700 UK stores following a successful trial across 22 stores in the North.
Bonmarche gave a trading update reporting the September heat had hit trading and may have an impact on full year profits.
Online sales were up 16 per cent year on year, with £9.8 billion spent online in August 2016.
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.
There is a growing business growth gap between online-only retailers – up 25 per cent Jan to Jun – and multichannel retailers, which are only showing growth of 9.5 per cent over the same period.
Retail property group Hammerson released half-year results with net rental income up. The company also outlined some of its commercial initiatives intended to bridge the gap between online and in-store.