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Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare continues to seek funding as it cuts costs and searches for a new CEO amid its transformation to international franchise operation.

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr is to leave the business after eight years to join Natural History Museum as director.

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

ONS figures for May reveal online sets new record to now account for over one-third of total retail sales as Covid-19 continues to affect store sales

Covid-19: Dunelm trials video shopping service

Covid-19: Dunelm trials video shopping service

Shoppers will be able to video call their local branch of Dunelm where staff will help customers browse in-store products from home.

Covid-19: Mix of online and in-store key to retail’s recovery

Covid-19: Mix of online and in-store key to retail’s recovery

Despite physical stores reopening this week in the UK, a new survey suggests retailers will place more emphasis on digital services post-pandemic.

John Lewis to reduce carbon emissions

John Lewis to reduce carbon emissions

The John Lewis partnership is building a biomethane gas filling station for its fleet of HGVs.

Covid-19: DPD invests £200m to handle surge in online demand

Covid-19: DPD invests £200m to handle surge in online demand

Delivery firm DPD is investing £200m in new vehicles and extra depots in order to cope with increased Covid-19 driven online demand that it expects to be the new normal

Covid-19: Zalando enjoys serious boost as shoppers flock online

Covid-19: Zalando enjoys serious boost as shoppers flock online

Fashion platform Zalando reports significantly increased sales and profits as shoppers increasingly choose to shop online.

DIY business Kingfisher reveals digital is key focus as trading declines

DIY business Kingfisher reveals digital is key focus as trading declines

B&Q parent company Kingfisher announces new digital-focused strategy as the overall group reports falling annual sales and profits.

Forever 21 launches new UK eCommerce site

Forever 21 launches new UK eCommerce site

Fashion brand Forever 21 launches localised online store in the UK following the success of similar sites in the APAC and LATAM regions earlier this year.

Boohoo adds Oasis and Warehouse to its portfolio

Boohoo adds Oasis and Warehouse to its portfolio

Boohoo announces Oasis and Warehouse acquisitions as it shrugs off impact of Covid-19 and reports sales up 45% in first quarter.

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