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Shop Direct outsources cyber threat detection

Shop Direct outsources cyber threat detection

Shop Direct is deploying an AI-driven threat detection platform to mitigate against cyberattacks.

Hotel Chocolat digital revenues up 13%

Hotel Chocolat digital revenues up 13%

Hotel Chocolat reports healthy digital sales, driven by mobile traffic

Content is king, says Adobe

Content is king, says Adobe

Successful retailers are prioritising content and customer experience, according to a report from Adobe.

Amsterdam airport trials Deliveroo delivery to gate service

Amsterdam airport trials Deliveroo delivery to gate service

Passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Pier E can order food to their airline gate thanks to a new partnership with Deliveroo and food & beverage operator HMS Host.

DHL fails to live up to KFC supply chain promise

DHL fails to live up to KFC supply chain promise

Just under half of KFC’s UK restaurants remained closed on Tuesday after issues with new delivery partner DHL left the fast food chain with a shortage of chicken.

Walmart makes real omnichannel progress

Walmart makes real omnichannel progress

Walmart continues its upward trajectory with the announcement of its fourth quarter and full year results.

WeChat Pay available at European airport retailers

WeChat Pay available at European airport retailers

Airport shopping operator Lagardère Travel Retail introduces WeChat Pay at its duty-free shops in Europe.

Groupe Casino's Monoprix to acquire online shoe retailer Sarenza

Groupe Casino's Monoprix to acquire online shoe retailer Sarenza

French retail chain and Groupe Casino subsidiary Monoprix has entered into negotiations to acquire online shoe retailer Sarenza.

N Brown names Tesco's Matt Davies as new chairman

N Brown names Tesco's Matt Davies as new chairman

Departing Tesco UK & Ireland CEO Matt Davies is to join online fashion retailer N Brown Group as chairman in May.

Mango to roll out digital fitting rooms with Vodafone

Mango to roll out digital fitting rooms with Vodafone

Mango and Vodafone are working together on launching digital fitting rooms across key stores within the retailer’s global portfolio.

Laura Ashley pins hopes on new website and international growth

Laura Ashley pins hopes on new website and international growth

Laura Ashley says a new website launch later this year and continued international growth will help the retailer move forward amid falling sales and store closures in the UK.

Burberry offers global inventory online with Farfetch

Burberry offers global inventory online with Farfetch

Burberry partners with Farfetch to provide visibility of its global inventory online.