Tag: omnichannel

Alibaba looks set to expand to the real world

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 »

Missguided reports sales up following multichannel investment

Fast fashion retailer Missguided has reported sales of £117 million in its latest financial year, 34 per cent up on the same time last year, following a multichannel strategy of building global awareness and expanding its physical presence in stores.

Pets at Home thrives on omnichannel

The company reported an increase in revenues and profit, although a warning from the chief executive about the impact of weak pound and difficult trading means there is a lot of work to do.

John Lewis formalises Clipper Logistics venture

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.

Debenhams reports online sales growth but overall profits down

Debenhams reports that its investment in improving its multichannel service through a mobile-first strategy has helped it to grow online sales by 9.3 per cent in its latest financial year. The retailer has brought the management of store and online operations together under retail director Ross Clemmow, as it looks to deliver a seamless shopping experience to customers.