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Cath Kidston appoints ex-Dune eCommerce boss as digital director

Cath Kidston appoints ex-Dune eCommerce boss as digital director

Cath Kidston appoints former Dune marketing & eCommerce leader, Rob Silsbury, as its new digital director.

Aldi trials click & collect in UK for first time

Aldi trials click & collect in UK for first time

Aldi UK announces it is trialling click & collect for the first time.

Online sales dip slightly in August but remain high

Online sales dip slightly in August but remain high

The latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed online sales grew 43.5% year-on-year in August, but fell by 4.1% compared with July.

The UK economy continues to recover in August, with retail a major driver

The UK economy continues to recover in August, with retail a major driver

New ONS figures show GDP grew by 6.6% in August, while the wholesale, retail and repair of motor vehicles subsector went above pre-pandemic levels.

Umbro plans new global website combining social, webzine and e-tail

Umbro plans new global website combining social, webzine and e-tail

Umbro embarks on new global website development, in partnership with digital agency Absurd.

Morrisons ramps up online but profits slide in H1 
2020

Morrisons ramps up online but profits slide in H1 2020

Morrisons expanded its online order capacity five-fold in the six months to 2 August, but profits fell 28.2% due to additional Covid costs.

Tesco opens up to new innovation with 'Red Door' disruption programme

Tesco opens up to new innovation with 'Red Door' disruption programme

Tesco launches 'Tesco Red Door', inviting those with new products, ideas, and emerging technologies to work with its group innovation team.

Quiz reveals 77% drop in sales as it outlines lease renegotiation

Quiz reveals 77% drop in sales as it outlines lease renegotiation

Quiz reveals sales fell 77% year-on-year from 1 April to 31 August 2020, with the fashion brand heavily hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Look hints at potential administration should proposed CVA fail

New Look hints at potential administration should proposed CVA fail

New Look warns it will "have to consider less favourable alternatives" should its voluntary CVA be rejected by unsecured creditors.

ACS study: convenience stores provide 600,000 home deliveries a week

ACS study: convenience stores provide 600,000 home deliveries a week

UK convenience stores now provide over 600,000 home deliveries a week and 50% of shops in the UK offer 'card not present' transactions, says study.

Get what you need: Rolling Stones open London flagship store

Get what you need: Rolling Stones open London flagship store

The Rolling Stones open flagship store, RS No. 9 Carnaby, in London's Soho, featuring product personalisation and exclusive collections.

Travis Perkins sees sales slump by 20% in first half of 2020

Travis Perkins sees sales slump by 20% in first half of 2020

Travis Perkins reveals overall sales fell by 20% in H1 of 2020, but has improved its digital channels to account for new customer behaviours.

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