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Covid-19: Retailers shouldn’t forget about experiential shopping

Covid-19: Retailers shouldn’t forget about experiential shopping

Retailers must be prepared to provide in-store experiences if they want to encourage customers to return to the high street after lockdown.

Hugo Boss names new chief sales officer, maps out eCommerce growth

Hugo Boss names new chief sales officer, maps out eCommerce growth

Hugo Boss names Oliver Timm as chief sales officer – he will assume responsibility for retail operations, wholesale, and eCommerce when he joins in January 2021.

Covid-19: Consumer confidence increases as retail and hospitality reopens

Covid-19: Consumer confidence increases as retail and hospitality reopens

GfK has recorded a three point rise in UK consumer confidence over the last two weeks, raising hopes of a boost for the retail and hospitality sector.

Covid-19: Online sales grow by more than 100% for third month running

Covid-19: Online sales grow by more than 100% for third month running

eCommerce sales increase by 102.6% year-on-year in June, with overall retail sales are at their highest level since February.

Covid-19: M&S digitalises loyalty scheme as part of transformation plan

Covid-19: M&S digitalises loyalty scheme as part of transformation plan

M&S has relaunched its Sparks loyalty scheme, which will now be hosted through an updated app, as part of the retailer's digital shift.

Boots, Next, WHSmith and more make new pledge to tackle climate change

Boots, Next, WHSmith and more make new pledge to tackle climate change

The British Retail Consortium brings 20 major retailers together in battle to combat climate change throughout the supply chain.

Covid-19: Primark reveals 75% drop in sales due to lockdown

Covid-19: Primark reveals 75% drop in sales due to lockdown

Primark sales slumped 75% in the period 1 March to 20 June, with the the retailer having no online business to fall back on during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Covid-19: 17.2 million UK consumers expected to permanently shift to online

Covid-19: 17.2 million UK consumers expected to permanently shift to online

A new survey estimates that 17.2 million consumers in the UK will shift to online shopping in the wake of Covid-19.

Peroni launches multichannel ad campaign ahead of pubs reopening

Peroni launches multichannel ad campaign ahead of pubs reopening

Peroni launches multichannel ad campaign, as pubs and hospitality businesses across the UK prepare to reopen.

FIS reveals tech start-ups for 2020 accelerator programme

FIS reveals tech start-ups for 2020 accelerator programme

Cybersecurity, location intelligence, and video chat technology companies among those chosen for FIS Fintech Accelerator programme.

Covid-19: Coty UK in new D2C beauty venture

Covid-19: Coty UK in new D2C beauty venture

Coty UK launches The Home Beauty Edit, a new direct-to-consumer site offering home delivery for the first time.

Covid-19: Topps Tiles grows online sales by 139% during lockdown

Covid-19: Topps Tiles grows online sales by 139% during lockdown

Topps Tiles reveals a surge in its online business during lockdown, while in-store sales exceeded expectations following their reopening.

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