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Covid-19: Online fashion sales fall 30%

Covid-19: Online fashion sales fall 30%

The fashion industry records a 30% drop in year-on-year online sales in March

Covid-19: Temporary store format changes for Halfords

Covid-19: Temporary store format changes for Halfords

Halfords is serving customers from front doors to maintain social distancing strategy

Covid-19: Zalando to help other retailers to sell on its online platform

Covid-19: Zalando to help other retailers to sell on its online platform

Zalando is accelerating its Connected Retail Program to help other fashion retailers sell on its online platform during Covid-19.

Covid-19: Online offers little hope for horticultural sales says HTA

Covid-19: Online offers little hope for horticultural sales says HTA

Store closures hit ornamental plant sales hard and online sales unlikely to flower says HTA

Outdated IT systems hampering modernisation in retail

Outdated IT systems hampering modernisation in retail

A survey has reveals over half of retailers are having difficulties modernising due to outdated IT systems

Retailers to lose over $25 billion through online payment fraud by 2024

Retailers to lose over $25 billion through online payment fraud by 2024

A new study has found eCommerce merchants will lose more than $25 billion by 2024 due to online payment fraud

Covid-19: One in ten to use foodservice delivery for first time

Covid-19: One in ten to use foodservice delivery for first time

Foodservice delivery from supermarkets, pubs, and restaurants set to welcome new customers during the coronavirus crisis.

Ted Baker makes Osborne's acting CEO role permanent

Ted Baker makes Osborne's acting CEO role permanent

Ted Baker names Rachel Osborne as CEO, following four months as acting chief exec.

Covid-19: London's tech companies simply targeting survival

Covid-19: London's tech companies simply targeting survival

More than half of London's tech firm say 'survival' best characterises their business plans over the next three months.

Covid-19: Mike Ashley issues public apology, offers fleet to key workforces

Covid-19: Mike Ashley issues public apology, offers fleet to key workforces

Mike Ashley issues public apology for his personal actions – and those of his company – this week, following the government's order to close shops.

Covid-19: Royal Mail reports strong parcel demand but returns down

Covid-19: Royal Mail reports strong parcel demand but returns down

Royal Mail says its parcel business has seen strong demand in the last two weeks, but says tracked returns are down due to weaker volumes in clothing sector.

Covid-19: Social distancing tactics for Spar stores

Covid-19: Social distancing tactics for Spar stores

A range of distancing tactics is being employed to protect staff and shoppers at Spar stores