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Driverless by 2021: Addison Lee in autonomous vehicles push

Driverless by 2021: Addison Lee in autonomous vehicles push

Addison Lee Group joins forces with self-driving vehicle software company and aims to make autonomous taxi vehicles a reality in London by 2021.

Reiss sales growth driven by online demand

Reiss sales growth driven by online demand

Reiss experiences upturn in fortunes after difficult previous financial year.

Asda kick-starts Sushi Daily and Just Eat services

Asda kick-starts Sushi Daily and Just Eat services

Asda unveils several new services in Patchway and Killingbeck stores, including Just Eat pizza delivery.

Amazon invests in 1,000 R&D roles and plans Manchester office

Amazon invests in 1,000 R&D roles and plans Manchester office

Amazon is increasing its UK investment with the creation of 1,000 R&D roles across Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

Report predicts 579m biometric payment cards will be in use by 2023

Report predicts 579m biometric payment cards will be in use by 2023

Comprehensive report says use of biometrics for payments is set to grow significantly in next five years.

Co-op putting supply chain collaboration tool to use

Co-op putting supply chain collaboration tool to use

Co-op launches tool to deliver a single shared view of supply chain performance for the retailer and its suppliers, amid investigation into claims it broke supply code of practice.

New Look exits China

New Look exits China

New Look decides to close all 120 stores in China by the end of 2018.

Asos tech capability goes from “strength to strength”

Asos tech capability goes from “strength to strength”

Asos full year results see sales and profits soar as technology investment continues, but Brexit may cause problems around the flow of future technology talent.

Macy's installs virtual reality in 70 stores

Macy's installs virtual reality in 70 stores

Macy's is deploying virtual reality installations in circa 70 stores across the US.

Ahold Delhaize announces joint online initiatives for key brands

Ahold Delhaize announces joint online initiatives for key brands

Ahold Delhaize joins up online experience for customers of its Albert Heijn and Bol.com brands, ahead of announcing wider eCommerce strategy.

UK govt in internet-connected consumer device security push

UK govt in internet-connected consumer device security push

UK government reveals plans to help manufacturers boost security of internet-connected devices such as home alarm systems, fridges and toys.

Visa promises payment innovation as part of Olympic deal

Visa promises payment innovation as part of Olympic deal

Visa commits to enhancing payment experiences for Olympic and Paralympic fans as part of extended International Olympic Committee sponsorship.

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