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SimplyCook and Made.com top D2C list

SimplyCook and Made.com top D2C list

Customer awareness of direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands is increasing, with British businesses topping a list curated by Rakuten Marketing.

Superdry looks online for new finance boss

Superdry looks online for new finance boss

Superdry names Wiggle CFO Nick Gresham as its interim chief financial officer.

Steve Rowe: M&S is changing faster than at any time in my career

Steve Rowe: M&S is changing faster than at any time in my career

M&S announces 10% profit drop in full-year results announcement but underlines its comprehensive transformation programme.

The team ethic behind Smyths' rebrand of Toys R Us

The team ethic behind Smyths' rebrand of Toys R Us

A year on from Smyths Toys' acquisition of Toys R Us in central Europe, the retailer’s creative director Kevin MacArthur offers an insight into how the business operates.

Heineken reveals 3D printing progress at Spanish brewery

Heineken reveals 3D printing progress at Spanish brewery

Heineken says it is reducing costs and boosting efficiency at its Seville brewery by using 3D printing technology.

Asda planning more digital screen deployment in 2019

Asda planning more digital screen deployment in 2019

Asda plans to add more digital signage and video screens to its superstores this year to drive grocery shoppers to Asda George.

Yoox Net-a-Porter upgrades iOS app

Yoox Net-a-Porter upgrades iOS app

Yoox Net-a-Porter unveils an improved app for iPhone users which provides customers with shoppable editorial content.

Co-op given green light for new southern distribution centre

Co-op given green light for new southern distribution centre

Co-op gains planning consent for new 661,000 sq ft regional distribution centre to serve London, the south and south-east.

Mobile body-scanning tech start-up wins LVMH Innovation Award

Mobile body-scanning tech start-up wins LVMH Innovation Award

This year's LVMH Innovation Award winner is mobile body-scanning technology start-up, 3D Look.

Waitrose reveals post-Ocado online plans and appoints digital director

Waitrose reveals post-Ocado online plans and appoints digital director

Waitrose announces plans to work with Today Development Partners to help develop online grocery and fulfilment proposition as Ocado partnership ends.

Amazon takes stake in Deliveroo as part of $575m funding round

Amazon takes stake in Deliveroo as part of $575m funding round

Amazon leads $575 million Deliveroo funding round, taking an influential share in the online takeaway service.

#WRC2019: Sephora uses stores to build customer relationships

#WRC2019: Sephora uses stores to build customer relationships

Sephora details how stores are integral to customer-first strategy.

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