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Kipling pilots luggage rental service

Kipling pilots luggage rental service

In a bid to attract a younger, eco-minded customer base, Kipling is launching a mobile-driven rental service for customers in London.

Consultancy McKinsey opens experimental retail technology store

Consultancy McKinsey opens experimental retail technology store

Consultancy McKinsey & Co opens store in Mall of America to test new technology and showcase fresh retailing concepts.

Made.com gets together with dating app Bumble

Made.com gets together with dating app Bumble

Made.com teams up with dating app Bumble in Germany to support businesses owned by women.

Hunkemoller fine tuning its targeting

Hunkemoller fine tuning its targeting

Hunkemoller describes how it is using data to increase conversion and lower return rates.

Levi’s launches a voice assistant on Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Levi’s launches a voice assistant on Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Levi’s is the latest brand to invest in natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

Sainsbury’s axes stores as it embarks on £500m savings plan

Sainsbury’s axes stores as it embarks on £500m savings plan

Up to 125 Sainsbury’s and Argos stores could vanish as the retailer sets upon a £500 million cost-cutting plan.

Aldo creates AWS cloud data lake to boost CRM strategy

Aldo creates AWS cloud data lake to boost CRM strategy

Footwear retailer Aldo works with Talend to create Amazon Web Services data lake and improve marketing capability.

Boohoo maintains momentum as group profit soars

Boohoo maintains momentum as group profit soars

Boohoo cites effective marketing, use of influencers, and investment in digital and infrastructure as key growth drivers in first half of its financial year.

Ocado and former founder in bitter row over allegations of corporate 'spying'

Ocado and former founder in bitter row over allegations of corporate 'spying'

Ocado and former founder in bitter row over allegations of corporate 'spying'

Tech-led Official All Blacks store opens as Rugby World Cup kicks off

Tech-led Official All Blacks store opens as Rugby World Cup kicks off

Travel retailer Lagardère Travel Retail opens digitally-enabled Official All Blacks store at Christchurch Airport to coincide with Rugby World Cup kick-off.

Oak Furnitureland, Richer Sounds in Amex open banking initiative

Oak Furnitureland, Richer Sounds in Amex open banking initiative

Oak Furnitureland and Richer Sounds are among the retailers set to offer 'pay with bank transfer', as part of American Express open banking drive.

Sosandar chairman provides sunny outlook for online fashion pureplay

Sosandar chairman provides sunny outlook for online fashion pureplay

Bill Murray, non-executive chair of online fashion pureplay Sosandar, maps out company's growth plans.