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M&S announces plan to expand its online product content

M&S announces plan to expand its online product content

M&S announces a partnership to improve its online content, leading to improved eCommerce performance.

Hotel Chocolat partners with THG to support US online expansion

Hotel Chocolat partners with THG to support US online expansion

Hotel Chocolat partners with THG ingenuity, using its eCommerce platform to launch its DTC offering in the US.

Sainsbury’s targets 700,000 weekly online deliveries by end of October

Sainsbury’s targets 700,000 weekly online deliveries by end of October

Sainsbury's outlines steps to expand its weekly online deliveries to 700,000 by the end of October, including increasing delivery times.

Boots launches Scan2Recycle scheme in 50 stores

Boots launches Scan2Recycle scheme in 50 stores

Boots stores offering new tech-enabled recycling scheme as the retailer aims to help reduce plastic waste.

Amazon Prime Day announced for October

Amazon Prime Day announced for October

Delayed Amazon Prime Day 2020 is to take place in October, promising more than one million deals globally over 48 hours.

Boohoo responds to independent review into supply chain “failings”

Boohoo responds to independent review into supply chain “failings”

Boohoo says the independent review into its supply chain has been completed, and has outlined steps to implement its recommendations.

Next boss: Thousands of retail jobs will be “unviable”

Next boss: Thousands of retail jobs will be “unviable”

Next boss Simon Wolfson details how the retailer is prepared for the supercharged shift to online as he describes taking on new staff in call centres and distribution.

Homebase launches new dual purpose concept store

Homebase launches new dual purpose concept store

Homebase has launched a new split-level store format dedicated to kitchens and bathrooms.

Rishi Sunak announces replacement jobs support scheme

Rishi Sunak announces replacement jobs support scheme

The UK Chancellor announces a new jobs support scheme, in which wages of those forced into part-time hours are subsidised by the government and employers.

Pets at Home raises profit expectations as trading 'normalises'

Pets at Home raises profit expectations as trading 'normalises'

Pets at Home releases positive trading statement, reporting sales growth and normalisation of shopping habits at the start of its second quarter.

DFS records full year loss but  encouraged by recent trading

DFS records full year loss but encouraged by recent trading

DFS reports a pre-tax loss of £56.8 million in the year ended 28 June 2020, but expects to make up this loss in FY21.

'Trending on TikTok' stands arrive in Superdrug stores

'Trending on TikTok' stands arrive in Superdrug stores

Superdrug brings TikTok into stores with stands dedicated to items trending on the social media platform.