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Sainsbury’s gets on its bike for grocery deliveries

Sainsbury’s gets on its bike for grocery deliveries

Sainsbury’s is trialling the UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike.

Walmart trials Check Out With Me service

Walmart trials Check Out With Me service

Walmart is testing a new mobile initiative called Check Out With Me in the Lawn & Garden Centres of more than 350 US stores.

Snow joke for Debenhams as profits slump

Snow joke for Debenhams as profits slump

Debenhams has reported underlying pre-tax profit of £42 million for the 26 weeks to 3rd March, down from £87.8 million the year before

#WRC2018: The future store needs humans, says Kingfisher CEO

#WRC2018: The future store needs humans, says Kingfisher CEO

The CEO of B&Q and Screwfix took to the stage to declare humans will be needed in the future of retail.

M&S announces Hardwick DC closure, 450 jobs at risk

M&S announces Hardwick DC closure, 450 jobs at risk

Marks & Spencer says its Hardwick Grange distribution centre near Warrington will close, putting 450 jobs at risk.

Luxury goods house LVMH commits to working with more start-ups

Luxury goods house LVMH commits to working with more start-ups

Moët & Chandon and Louis Vuitton parent LVMH commits to working with start-ups and announces finalists for its Innovation Award.

#WRC2018: CX doesn’t need complicated technology, says Lego

#WRC2018: CX doesn’t need complicated technology, says Lego

Lego’s head of innovation and development calls on retailers to concentrate on brand value, noting customer experience doesn’t need to be about delivering complicated technologies.

Simply Be unveils customer rewards scheme

Simply Be unveils customer rewards scheme

N Brown Group-owned fashion retailer Simply Be launches a customer rewards programme called Perks.

First All Blacks Store opens with LED screens and VR experience

First All Blacks Store opens with LED screens and VR experience

The first official All Blacks store opens in New Zealand, featuring virtual reality experiences and LED screen entrance.

Manchester City 'Champions' range goes online within hours of title win

Manchester City 'Champions' range goes online within hours of title win

Premier League title winners Manchester City are quick to capitalise on the retail potential of their status as champions.

Fast-growing retailer The Works hails IT improvements

Fast-growing retailer The Works hails IT improvements

Tom Scott, IT director at discount retailer The Works, says the business has experienced significant improvements in its eCommerce business and tech infrastructure over the last year.

Westfield maps out OneMarket plans in demerger document

Westfield maps out OneMarket plans in demerger document

Westfield provides comprehensive details of its OneMarket technology arm, which will be spun off as a separate business as part of its proposed takeover by Unibail-Rodamco.