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Tesco enjoys online sales surge that boosts group revenues in Q1

Tesco enjoys online sales surge that boosts group revenues in Q1

Tesco has enjoyed a near-50% growth in sales online in Q1 as it invests in its fulfilment capabilities to grab greater market share in the channel.

Matalan to focus on supporting digital proposition as it reports challenging year

Matalan to focus on supporting digital proposition as it reports challenging year

Matalan is accelerating strategic change around its supply chain to better serve digital channels as it reports a tough previous year of declining profitability.

N Brown reports increase in online sales amid overall revenue decline

N Brown reports increase in online sales amid overall revenue decline

N Brown reports that 85% of its product revenue came via digital channels in FY20, which has increased to 91% since March.

Covid-19: Mindful Chef selects Vonage to manage influx of new customers

Covid-19: Mindful Chef selects Vonage to manage influx of new customers

Mindful Chef adopts a cloud-based contact centre solution to handle 450% growth in new customers since Covid-19.

TikTok launches business platform

TikTok launches business platform

TikTok is launching a business marketing platform for brands to connect with customers via this social channel.

Pippa Wicks takes John Lewis executive director  role

Pippa Wicks takes John Lewis executive director role

Former Co-op exec Pippa Wicks joins the John Lewis leadership team.

JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors from administrator as it looks to restructure leases

JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors from administrator as it looks to restructure leases

Go Outdoors has returned to the ownership of JD Sports after a brief spell in administration now faces overhaul to keep all 67 stores trading.

Naked Wines cuts losses as it transitions to pure online player

Naked Wines cuts losses as it transitions to pure online player

Naked Wines reduces full-year losses while benefiting from its move to a pure-play online operation as Covid-19 accelerates trend for customers buying online.

Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the social distancing rule will be relaxed from two to one metre from 4 July, boosting the reopening of retail stores.

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Shoe Zone generated much needed cash through online promotions during lockdown as it now looks to deliver on its new strategy.

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon has launched the Small Business Accelerator to provide help to companies including supporting them to begin trading online.

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Online sales of groceries nearly doubled during the peak of lockdown as 20% of British households turned to the internet to feed their families.

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