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Asos warns customers it is getting stricter on returns

Asos warns customers it is getting stricter on returns

Asos contacts its customers with updated returns policy, as cost of fashion returns continues to impact retailers' strategies.

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium first to offer Fingopay payments

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium first to offer Fingopay payments

Manchester is chosen as the global launch city for fintech payments system Fingopay, with Manchester City Football Club already deploying it within the Etihad Stadium.

Walmart introduces Google Assistant voice tech ordering

Walmart introduces Google Assistant voice tech ordering

OK Google, order my groceries from Walmart.

Payment Systems Regulator names new board and details annual plans

Payment Systems Regulator names new board and details annual plans

New board members at Payment Systems Regulator as the body maps out plans to help merchants and consumers in the year ahead.

Business rate burden blocking retail tech investment, says BRC

Business rate burden blocking retail tech investment, says BRC

British Retail Consortium says the investment retailers must make in technology and restructuring is partly prevented by the continuing business rates burden they face.

Joules on hunt for new CEO as Porter announces retirement

Joules on hunt for new CEO as Porter announces retirement

Joules is the latest listed UK retailer to join the hunt for a new CEO, as Colin Porter announces retirement.

Imperial College London unveils degree course in machine learning

Imperial College London unveils degree course in machine learning

Imperial College London says it is launching an online degree course on machine learning and its applications.

H&M makes Indian eCommerce move with Myntra and Jabong

H&M makes Indian eCommerce move with Myntra and Jabong

H&M signs deal to sell products via the Myntra and Jabong eCommerce platforms in India.

Raise business questions before launching data science, says Arcadia CDO

Raise business questions before launching data science, says Arcadia CDO

The former House of Fraser exec describes how data science has become fashionable in retail, but before businesses jump on the bandwagon they need to think up the questions to ask of the data first.

Walmart: Recognise technology and automation as force for good

Walmart: Recognise technology and automation as force for good

Walmart's CEO of international downplays the scaremongering that technology will replace jobs in the near future.

Shop Direct rebrands to The Very Group

Shop Direct rebrands to The Very Group

Shop Direct is rebranding to align its identity with Very.co.uk and avoid confusion with Sports Direct.

Wayfair to open first full-service store in US

Wayfair to open first full-service store in US

Online retailer Wayfair announces plans to open first full-service store in the US later this year.

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