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Avon's digital drive picks up pace with another new senior hire

Avon's digital drive picks up pace with another new senior hire

Nick Burton joins Avon as VP for digital development in latest move by retailer to put more focus on its online offering.

Sodexo and Starship launch food delivery robots for US students

Sodexo and Starship launch food delivery robots for US students

On-campus food delivery by robot gets under way at George Mason University in the US, thanks to Sodexo and Starship Technologies tie-up.

Net-a-Porter offers try-before-you-buy for "Extremely Important People"

Net-a-Porter offers try-before-you-buy for "Extremely Important People"

Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter offer new comprehensive try-before-you-buy personal shopping service for their most loyal customers.

Matalan takes RFID route and introduces technology to full UK estate

Matalan takes RFID route and introduces technology to full UK estate

Matalan introduces RFID across its 220 UK stores, aiming to use the technology to boost inventory accuracy and improve customer service.

M&S introduces mobile visual search

M&S introduces mobile visual search

Shoppers can now snap a photo of a product and use visual search technology on their mobile to find a similar item online at M&S.

Tommy Hilfiger parent group plugs into innovation partnership

Tommy Hilfiger parent group plugs into innovation partnership

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger parent company PVH Corp agrees new partnership with innovation platform and start-up connector, Plug and Play.

Just Eat CEO in shock departure

Just Eat CEO in shock departure

Peter Plumb steps down from his role as CEO of Just Eat after just 16 months in the role.

Mahabis out of administration as Simba Sleep boss steps in

Mahabis out of administration as Simba Sleep boss steps in

Slipper brand Mahabis, which went into administration in December, has been saved by investment group YYX Capital.

Asda and Wincanton renew supply chain partnership

Asda and Wincanton renew supply chain partnership

Asda commits to another three years with Wincanton's transport and warehousing services.

£25bn to be spent on smart devices in 2019

£25bn to be spent on smart devices in 2019

British consumers will spend a record £25 billion shopping on their phones this year.

Boots and Microsoft tie up seven-year technology deal

Boots and Microsoft tie up seven-year technology deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance aims to support digitally-enabled healthcare transformation via long-term Microsoft technology deal.

AS Watson reports success with predictive modelling marketing

AS Watson reports success with predictive modelling marketing

AS Watson unveils it is helping brands gain a presence in new territories using a personalised approach and sophisticated digital marketing tactics.

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