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Payment Systems Regulator boss Nixon to leave in April

Payment Systems Regulator boss Nixon to leave in April

The Payment Systems Regulator, which is undertaking a market review into card acquiring services, announces departure of managing director Hannah Nixon.

Feelunique CEO Palix to step down this year

Feelunique CEO Palix to step down this year

Joel Palix will step down from his role as Feelunique CEO later this year, handing over the baton to COO Jim Buckle and chief marketing officer Jen Roebuck.

ScS pulls out of running for Sofa.com acquisition

ScS pulls out of running for Sofa.com acquisition

ScS pulls out of running to acquire Sofa.com, leaving Mike Ashley's Sports Direct Group as the frontrunner to take over the business.

John Lewis puts social marketing technology in staff hands

John Lewis puts social marketing technology in staff hands

John Lewis deploys new retail technology, enabling store and head office staff to play part in retailer’s online social marketing.

AO founder reclaims CEO role

AO founder reclaims CEO role

AO founder, John Roberts, has taken up the role of CEO once again, as Steve Caunce steps down.

eCommerce driving demand for ‘big box’ space

eCommerce driving demand for ‘big box’ space

eCommerce is driving demand for space in the logistics sector, with 2018 being one of the strongest year for ‘big box’ take up.

M&S recruits new head of food online from Tesco

M&S recruits new head of food online from Tesco

Marks & Spencer appoints Samantha Hornsby from Tesco to oversee and develop its existing online food proposition.

N Brown improves online visuals with HILP technology studio

N Brown improves online visuals with HILP technology studio

N Brown launches photo studio fitted with new technology which it says will transform its eCommerce photography capabilities.

Lidl starts same-day grocery delivery service in Italy

Lidl starts same-day grocery delivery service in Italy

In a rare digital move, Lidl is starting same-day online deliveries in Italy to target new customer demographics.

DMA: Consumers more confident brands now handle their data correctly

DMA: Consumers more confident brands now handle their data correctly

Consumers are more confident brands are handling their data correctly following GDPR, according to an annual DMA survey.

Dune promotes Abbott to head of IT service delivery

Dune promotes Abbott to head of IT service delivery

Reshuffle in the Dune head office sees former retail omnichannel manager and head of in-store technology Dave Abbott take head of IT service delivery role.

Alibaba launching technologies to help visually-impaired shop online

Alibaba launching technologies to help visually-impaired shop online

Alibaba is testing and trialling various new technologies to enhance online accessibility for the blind and visually impaired.

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