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Apple profit hit as iPhone sales drag

Apple profit hit as iPhone sales drag

Apple reports third-quarter profit decline, and iPhone sales did not represent the majority of quarterly revenue for first time in six years.

Zalando introduces two-factor payment authentication

Zalando introduces two-factor payment authentication

Zalando partners with Adyen to ensure it adheres to PSD2 which comes into force in September 2019.

Feelunique founder takes on supplier-focused role

Feelunique founder takes on supplier-focused role

Feelunique co-founder and ex-CEO, Aaron Chatterley, assumes greater operational role working closely with the beauty retailer’s suppliers.

Hammerson announces AI trial at Westquay

Hammerson announces AI trial at Westquay

Hammerson says it is trialling the use of artificial intelligence at its Westquay shopping centre to better understand customer behaviour.

Matalan ramps up search for eCommerce talent

Matalan ramps up search for eCommerce talent

Matalan seeks new in-house software talent as it looks to reduce reliance on consultants.

Amazon sales increase 20% but profits miss expectations

Amazon sales increase 20% but profits miss expectations

Pressure to speed up US delivery times impact Amazon’s bottom line.

Beauty Bay unveils distinctive new web design

Beauty Bay unveils distinctive new web design

Online beauty retailer Beauty Bay refreshes website complete with separate scrolling homepage columns for commerce and content.

Consumers prefer cards but cash still in demand, says PSR

Consumers prefer cards but cash still in demand, says PSR

Access to Cash report shows 69% of UK consumers prefer to pay by card, but 83% use cash to purchase items every week.

New tech team bidding for success at eBay

New tech team bidding for success at eBay

Online marketplace eBay has announced a raft of senior hires for its technology team.

B&M getting global supply chain in shape as sales soar

B&M getting global supply chain in shape as sales soar

B&M focuses on making supply chain efficiencies and tweaking its offering internationally as group sales continue to soar.

Joules profits up as ‘Total Retail’ plan takes shape

Joules profits up as ‘Total Retail’ plan takes shape

Joules delivers strong full-year results, proving the UK high street is not dead yet.

McColl’s prioritises shelf availability

McColl’s prioritises shelf availability

Now McColl’s supply chain has stabilised, the retailer has been able to focus on tightening operations.

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