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Many Brit designers failing at Instagram, new research

Many Brit designers failing at Instagram, new research

Red Hot Penny, has released its Instagram analysis of London Fashion Week’s (LFW) exhibiting designers

Bad news for retailers as Brits suffer Brexit blues

Bad news for retailers as Brits suffer Brexit blues

UK consumers will be cautious in their spending this year as they respond to uncertainty driven by Brexit and the wider economic environment

More Go than Scan – shopper theft forces Walmart rethink

More Go than Scan – shopper theft forces Walmart rethink

Walmart pulled the plug on its Scan & Go mobile self-checkout initiative last year following high levels of shopper theft

Amazon and Western Union debut PayCode

Amazon and Western Union debut PayCode

Amazon has partnered with Western Union on a new service called PayCode

M&S suffers weekend eCommerce blues

M&S suffers weekend eCommerce blues

Marks and Spencer’s website crashed on Saturday

Barclaycard and SAP UK extend B2B payment partnership

Barclaycard and SAP UK extend B2B payment partnership

Barclaycard forms strategic partnership with SAP UK, resulting in its B2B payment product Precisionpay integrating into SAP Ariba.

Everton and Fanatics expand retail partnership

Everton and Fanatics expand retail partnership

Everton and Fanatics say their extended partnership allows the football club to benefit from the sports merchandise firm's "vertical manufacturing" model and international expansion programme.

Kellogg’s VR merchandising headset leads to 18% sales increase

Kellogg’s VR merchandising headset leads to 18% sales increase

Kellogg’s is working with Accenture and Qualcomm to trial virtual reality headsets for in-store merchandising.

Shop Direct appoints Andy Burton to CTO

Shop Direct appoints Andy Burton to CTO

Former Sky Betting and Gaming CTO will join the Shop Direct executive board from May 2019.

Kroger introduces QR-code payment app

Kroger introduces QR-code payment app

Kroger Pay allows customers to pay for groceries and collect reward points with their mobile device.

Quiz partners with Amplience to mobile optimise website

Quiz partners with Amplience to mobile optimise website

Quiz is upgrading its content management system to optimise campaigns for mobile.

Heal's eyes more conversions with new eCommerce tech

Heal's eyes more conversions with new eCommerce tech

Heal's adds to its array of eCommerce software tools to help convert more online customers.

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