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Covid-19: Non-essential shops in Wales to close under new lockdown

Covid-19: Non-essential shops in Wales to close under new lockdown

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced a new two-week lockdown, in which non-essential retail stores will be forced to close.

MUJI introduces mobile checkout solution in UK stores

MUJI introduces mobile checkout solution in UK stores

Japanese household retailer MUJI is implementing new scan & go technology in its UK stores as part of efforts to maintain social distancing.

Sweaty Betty and Nespresso create C&C partnership with John Lewis Partnership

Sweaty Betty and Nespresso create C&C partnership with John Lewis Partnership

Shoppers can now pick up their Sweaty Betty and Nespresso online orders from Waitrose and John Lewis stores.

Heinz takes its online DTC operation to Ireland

Heinz takes its online DTC operation to Ireland

Heinz launches its online home delivery service in Ireland, following a successful unveiling of the DTC model in the UK.

Zalando acquires body scanning technology company

Zalando acquires body scanning technology company

Zalando acquires Zurich-based computer vision technology company, Fision, to help fashion customers find the right fit first time.

AO's Roberts: It's been a year of trading like no other

AO's Roberts: It's been a year of trading like no other

AO.com generates £715 million in six months to 30 September, and founder John Roberts describes it as a period of trading like no other.

Whole Foods UK to install vertical farming units

Whole Foods UK to install vertical farming units

Whole Foods partners with vertical farming provider Infarm, which is installing units in the retailer's High Street Kensington and Fulham stores.

Wren Kitchens opens new south-west transport hub

Wren Kitchens opens new south-west transport hub

Wren Kitchens expands logistical operations with new south-west England transport hub.

Asda expands musicMagpie tie-up as part of new partnerships drive

Asda expands musicMagpie tie-up as part of new partnerships drive

Asda announces new tie-ups with musicMagpie, The Entertainer, and Per-Scent, including some digital in-store collaborations.

Asos pre-tax profits surge 329%

Asos pre-tax profits surge 329%

Asos sees sales increase as it pivots towards changing customer shopping habits during lockdown.

Early Christmas shopping drives retail sales

Early Christmas shopping drives retail sales

UK retail sales increased 6.1% in September.

Almost 40% of Brits pay for a retail subscription service

Almost 40% of Brits pay for a retail subscription service

Four in ten UK shoppers have signed up to a paid delivery or retail subscription pass.