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Arcadia uses data science to improve sales markdowns

Arcadia uses data science to improve sales markdowns

British fashion group Arcadia partners with TPC to improve sales discounting using data science.

Iceland and JLAB partner L Marks launch start-up accelerator

Iceland and JLAB partner L Marks launch start-up accelerator

Iceland has launched the Iceland Innovation Lab accelerator programme, with the aim of helping start-up businesses grow through partnership and investment.

Visa cites data centre malfunction for recent payment outage

Visa cites data centre malfunction for recent payment outage

In a letter to the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan, Visa explains its recent payment outage was the result of a data centre malfunction.

Argos using augmented reality to help customers buy TVs

Argos using augmented reality to help customers buy TVs

Argos continues augmented reality play, with new technology feature to help customers purchase large televisions.

JD.com to receive $550m investment from Google

JD.com to receive $550m investment from Google

Chinese retailer JD.com secures significant investment from Google as part of new strategic industry partnership to develop new retail solutions.

UK Finance: debit cards overtook cash payments in 2017

UK Finance: debit cards overtook cash payments in 2017

Volume of debit card payments overtakes cash for first time in 2017, according to UK Finance.

Tesco promises simpler and improved online offer as Q1 sales rise

Tesco promises simpler and improved online offer as Q1 sales rise

Tesco says its working on simplifying its non-food online offer and planning further improvements to its eCommerce arm, as it reports a 1.8% Q1 sales rise.

Eloquii rolls out Snap+Style Business tech

Eloquii rolls out Snap+Style Business tech

Snap+Style Business has announced the implementation of its Curated Campaigns offering with Eloquii.

UK charities receive AmazonSmile boost

UK charities receive AmazonSmile boost

Amazon is tripling UK charity donations through AmazonSmile for a limited time this month.

Macy's taps b8ta tech for The Market initiative

Macy's taps b8ta tech for The Market initiative

Macy’s has made another experiential retail play, acquiring a minority stake in b8ta.

Harvey Nichols tries out Hero omnichannel tech

Harvey Nichols tries out Hero omnichannel tech

Harvey Nichols has announced a partnership with Hero

Carrefour signs comprehensive Google Cloud deal

Carrefour signs comprehensive Google Cloud deal

French grocer Carrefour partners with Google to drive technology capability and explore ways to innovate in the space of voice tech, eCommerce and artificial intelligence.