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Decathlon introduces Scan & Go mobile self-checkout

Decathlon introduces Scan & Go mobile self-checkout

Decathlon stores in the Netherlands are the first to roll out a mobile self-checkout solution meaning customers no longer have to queue to pay.

Walmart appoints former Google and Amazon exec to CTO

Walmart appoints former Google and Amazon exec to CTO

Suresh Kumar is joining Walmart in the dual role of chief technology officer and chief development officer.

Phase Eight, Hobbs and Whistles owner plans big tech investment

Phase Eight, Hobbs and Whistles owner plans big tech investment

Phase Eight, Hobbs and Whistles parent company The Foschini Group plans imminent £27.2 million investment in technology and digital development.

'More secure' euro banknotes enter circulation

'More secure' euro banknotes enter circulation

Euro banknotes with new and upgraded security features enter into circulation today (28 May).

Sports Direct agrees sales and leaseback of Shirebrook warehouse

Sports Direct agrees sales and leaseback of Shirebrook warehouse

Sports Direct confirms it has reached an agreement to sell its Shirebrook warehousing and office facilities.

Boots digitises prescriptions

Boots digitises prescriptions

Boots unveils its free online prescription service, as well as express pick-up areas and collection lockers.

Mothercare maps out digital plans after another difficult year

Mothercare maps out digital plans after another difficult year

Mothercare announces online marketing and mobile investment plans after another hugely challenging year for the restructuring retailer.

Krispy Kreme going paperless with new HR platform

Krispy Kreme going paperless with new HR platform

Krispy Kreme's UK arm is rolling out a new digital HR and payroll platform for all staff to access.

SimplyCook and Made.com top D2C list

SimplyCook and Made.com top D2C list

Customer awareness of direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands is increasing, with British businesses topping a list curated by Rakuten Marketing.

Superdry looks online for new finance boss

Superdry looks online for new finance boss

Superdry names Wiggle CFO Nick Gresham as its interim chief financial officer.

Steve Rowe: M&S is changing faster than at any time in my career

Steve Rowe: M&S is changing faster than at any time in my career

M&S announces 10% profit drop in full-year results announcement but underlines its comprehensive transformation programme.

The team ethic behind Smyths' rebrand of Toys R Us

The team ethic behind Smyths' rebrand of Toys R Us

A year on from Smyths Toys' acquisition of Toys R Us in central Europe, the retailer’s creative director Kevin MacArthur offers an insight into how the business operates.

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