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ACS study: convenience stores provide 600,000 home deliveries a week

ACS study: convenience stores provide 600,000 home deliveries a week

UK convenience stores now provide over 600,000 home deliveries a week and 50% of shops in the UK offer 'card not present' transactions, says study.

Get what you need: Rolling Stones open London flagship store

Get what you need: Rolling Stones open London flagship store

The Rolling Stones open flagship store, RS No. 9 Carnaby, in London's Soho, featuring product personalisation and exclusive collections.

Travis Perkins sees sales slump by 20% in first half of 2020

Travis Perkins sees sales slump by 20% in first half of 2020

Travis Perkins reveals overall sales fell by 20% in H1 of 2020, but has improved its digital channels to account for new customer behaviours.

UK retail sales grow again in August, underpinned by online

UK retail sales grow again in August, underpinned by online

UK retail sales grew 3.9% in August, an increase on the three-month average sales growth, with the shift to online persisting.

JD Sports maintains strong sales performance due to online

JD Sports maintains strong sales performance due to online

JD Sports reveals it was able to retain 90% of revenues compared to last year in the six months up to 1 August, enabled by its omnichannel capabilities.

Bikes and staycations deliver sales uplift for Halfords

Bikes and staycations deliver sales uplift for Halfords

The UK trend for staycations has had a positive impact on bike sales at Halfords.

Cos launches online 'pre-loved' platform Resell

Cos launches online 'pre-loved' platform Resell

Fashion retailer Cos launches 'Resell', allowing consumers to buy and resell used clothing.

11:11: Tmall Global to livestream brand events in warehouses

11:11: Tmall Global to livestream brand events in warehouses

Tmall Global targets more overseas brands for 11:11 shopping festival, and plans livestreaming from bonded warehouses to fuel consumer interest.

Smart checkout tech will process $387bn in 2025, says study

Smart checkout tech will process $387bn in 2025, says study

Smart checkout technology will process $387 billion in 2025 – up from $2 billion in 2020, according to new research.

Co-op introduces zero-emission same day delivery

Co-op introduces zero-emission same day delivery

Co-op partners with delivery firm Pinga, allowing residents in East London to have groceries delivered by foot, bicycle, or electric scooter.

Online sales dip slightly as in-store records best figures since February

Online sales dip slightly as in-store records best figures since February

The BDO's latest High Street Sales Tracker finds a sustained shift to eCommerce in August, although this is a slight dip compared to recent months.

Levi’s introduces new digital experiences to target back-to-school season

Levi’s introduces new digital experiences to target back-to-school season

Fashion brand Levi's is providing a range of new digital experiences in collaboration with apps, primarily targeting the US back-to-school season.

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