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AO.com rolls out augmented reality

AO.com rolls out augmented reality

AO.com is offering customers AR technology so they can check how their electricals will look in their homes.

In pictures: Primark’s largest store in Birmingham

In pictures: Primark’s largest store in Birmingham

Primark opens the doors on its five-storey mega store, featuring a raft of digital signage solutions.

RetailEXPO announces Innovation Awards shortlist 2019

RetailEXPO announces Innovation Awards shortlist 2019

Ten retail technology providers have been shortlisted for the 2019 Innovation Award, the winner to be announced at RetailEXPO on 1 May.

Tesco profits jump 28.8%

Tesco profits jump 28.8%

Revenue at the supermarket giant increases11.2% to £63.9 billion for its 2018/19 full year results.

Unilever leverages Google Cloud to improve marketing reach

Unilever leverages Google Cloud to improve marketing reach

Unilever has been working with Google to improve its marketing efforts by using tools including translation, visual analytics and natural language processing.

Mulberry rolls out technology to increase agility in the supply chain

Mulberry rolls out technology to increase agility in the supply chain

Mulberry is using Aptos to for pre-season and in-season planning.

Brexit uncertainty slows sales in March

Brexit uncertainty slows sales in March

Uncertainty around Brexit is blamed for a poor retail performance in March.

Instagram sales strategy pays off for online fashion brand Oh Polly

Instagram sales strategy pays off for online fashion brand Oh Polly

Sales soar at the fashion brand known for its bodycon dresses, which has amassed nearly 2 million Instagram followers in three years.

Holland & Barrett criticised over poor payment practices

Holland & Barrett criticised over poor payment practices

An IT firm’s complaint over an unpaid invoice has put a spotlight on the health retailer’s payment of suppliers.

Tesco plans Clubcard revamp similar to Amazon Prime

Tesco plans Clubcard revamp similar to Amazon Prime

Tesco’s new loyalty scheme could be linked to its Tesco Pay+ app and would encourage shoppers to sign up to bank and mobile phone services.

Mothercare sales slide but claims transformation is making progress

Mothercare sales slide but claims transformation is making progress

Mothercare Q4 sales drop, but CEO says the quarter marks “significant progress” in its strategic transformation plan.

AO accelerates launch of new propositions and stockpiles for Brexit

AO accelerates launch of new propositions and stockpiles for Brexit

AO World CEO John Roberts says the electricals retailer is increasing the pace at which it launches new services, as company details £15 million Brexit contingency plans.

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