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Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs as it “simplifies” Metro and Express stores

Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs as it “simplifies” Metro and Express stores

Around 4,500 jobs will be cut at Tesco as the retailer makes changes to all of its Tesco Metro stores and 134 Express stores.

Farfetch searches for tech start-ups for third Dream Assembly accelerator

Farfetch searches for tech start-ups for third Dream Assembly accelerator

Early-stage technology start-ups with solutions for the fashion and retail space can apply for Farfetch’s Dream Assembly 3 programme.

Halfords shops for new digital director at Holland & Barrett

Halfords shops for new digital director at Holland & Barrett

Halfords appoints Holland & Barrett's group omnichannel director, Emma Mead, as digital director.

M&S strategy director named Ocado Retail JV CEO

M&S strategy director named Ocado Retail JV CEO

Melanie Smith, strategy director at Marks & Spencer, becomes CEO of the Ocado Retail online food service joint venture.

Harrods raids Burberry for first digital and strategy director

Harrods raids Burberry for first digital and strategy director

Harrods appoints ex-Burberry director Caitlin Innes for new senior digital and strategy role.

Co-op unveils retail transformation programme and pay-in-aisle app

Co-op unveils retail transformation programme and pay-in-aisle app

Co-op reveals first stage of significant retail transformation programme, and also prepares for pay-in-aisle mobile payments launch.

Majestic Wine sale leaves Naked Wines as listed entity

Majestic Wine sale leaves Naked Wines as listed entity

Majestic Wine has been acquired by US investment group Fortress, leaving sister brand Naked Wines as standalone listed plc.

John Lewis creates framework for human-robot interaction

John Lewis creates framework for human-robot interaction

John Lewis Partnership has joined forces with a number of robotics companies to create a strategic blueprint for human-robot interaction.

Record order numbers boosts Zalando’s Q2 trading results

Record order numbers boosts Zalando’s Q2 trading results

An increase in active customer numbers boosts Q2 sales for German eCommerce giant Zalando.

DIY and gardening consumers prefer physical to online shopping

DIY and gardening consumers prefer physical to online shopping

Over 60% of UK DIY and gardening shoppers are more likely to shop at a physical store than switch to online, even if their favourite shop has closed.

Next increases FY guidance as online boosts sales

Next increases FY guidance as online boosts sales

Online sales continue to soar for Next, as the retailer ups its full-year guidance.

Hirestreet acquires online fashion rental service rival

Hirestreet acquires online fashion rental service rival

More movements in the fashion rental sector as Hirestreet snaps up Hire That Look to strengthen its technological capabilities.

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