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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.

Covid-19: Sainsbury's and Argos report bumper Q1 online

Covid-19: Sainsbury's and Argos report bumper Q1 online

Online sales at Sainsbury's group, including Argos, double year on year in first quarter, as the business acquires new customers in lockdown.

Covid-19: Superdrug partners with virtual psychology clinic in response to customer fears

Covid-19: Superdrug partners with virtual psychology clinic in response to customer fears

Superdrug is partnering with My Online Therapy following a survey showing that many customers remain fearful of lockdown being eased.

Covid-19: 600 job lost as TM Lewin goes online only

Covid-19: 600 job lost as TM Lewin goes online only

TM Lewin will be an pureplay retailer from now on after an agreement was reached to save it's online business.

Walgreens Boots Alliance personalises healthcare with Microsoft and Adobe

Walgreens Boots Alliance personalises healthcare with Microsoft and Adobe

Walgreens Boots Alliance is expanding its partnerships with Microsoft and Adobe to introduce personalisation to shoppers across its retail channels.

John Lewis commits to IT outsourcing model with Wipro

John Lewis commits to IT outsourcing model with Wipro

Nearly 250 John Lewis roles will be outsourced as part of a technology and change partnership with Wipro.

Cath Kidston prints made available for Animal Crossing video game

Cath Kidston prints made available for Animal Crossing video game

Cath Kidston creates digital version of its prints for use in hit social simulation video game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Pets At Home to use digital platform to enhance in-store experience

Pets At Home to use digital platform to enhance in-store experience

Pets At Home is rolling out Aptos' mobile app platform across it's stores, enabling staff to meet all customer needs quickly and efficiently.

Covid-19: Shift to eCommerce continues despite physical store reopenings

Covid-19: Shift to eCommerce continues despite physical store reopenings

The IMRG Capgemini index finds that online retail sales increased by 41.3% in the week when physical stores have began reopening.

Covid-19: Coronavirus pandemic speeds up growth in B2B eCommerce

Covid-19: Coronavirus pandemic speeds up growth in B2B eCommerce

B2B eCommerce has grown significantly during the coronavirus crisis but infrastructure concerns remain, according to Wunderman Thompson Commerce's latest report.

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