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Co-op launches home delivery in London - and it's electric

Co-op launches home delivery in London - and it's electric

Co-op launches online home delivery service in London's Chelsea, rolling out to further locations in the capital in due course.

Avon CEO underlines new digital approach

Avon CEO underlines new digital approach

Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld talks up digital and social commerce potential of his company, citing WhatsApp and Facebook as key catalogue distribution channels.

Next “stress tests” for next 15 years of online growth

Next “stress tests” for next 15 years of online growth

Next CEO details a 15-year scenario for the business based on the increase in online sales.

UK retailers directing more spend on cybersecurity

UK retailers directing more spend on cybersecurity

British Retail Consortium annual report says cost of crime to retailers totals £1.9 billion, and reveals cybersecurity spending among businesses in the sector is on the rise.

Digital signage and AV help Levi's feel at home in Times Square

Digital signage and AV help Levi's feel at home in Times Square

Technology suppliers reveal details of the digital signage used for Levi's new flagship store in New York's Times Square.

Kingfisher announces changes at the top as full-year profit drops

Kingfisher announces changes at the top as full-year profit drops

Kingfisher CEO Véronique Laury is set to depart the business alongside the company's finance and IT leaders, as full-year results highlight business's challenges.

Findel rejects Mike Ashley's 'significantly undervalued' takeover offer

Findel rejects Mike Ashley's 'significantly undervalued' takeover offer

Findel urges shareholders to take no action in relation to their shares as it rejects Sports Direct's takeover offer.

Checkout on Instagram launches in US with array of brands

Checkout on Instagram launches in US with array of brands

Checkout on Instagram launches in US, helping shoppers buy goods directly via the social media platform.

Ocado warehouse fire investigation ongoing as Q1 sales rise

Ocado warehouse fire investigation ongoing as Q1 sales rise

Ocado says sales growth in its first quarter was impacted by the February warehouse fire, although revenue still grew by 11.2% year on year.

Asos chief confident of full-year targets despite US supply issue

Asos chief confident of full-year targets despite US supply issue

Asos CEO Nick Beighton says the online fashion house is confident of meeting full-year targets despite challenges facing the business outside the UK.

Total annual UK contactless spending reaches £69bn

Total annual UK contactless spending reaches £69bn

Contactless spending in the UK rises by nearly a third in 2018 to reach £69 billion, according to new figures.

Online holiday company turns to Joules for property makeover

Online holiday company turns to Joules for property makeover

UK retailer Joules announces styling partnership with online holiday booking company Holidaycottages.co.uk.

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