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Debit and credit cards dominate retail payments landscape

Debit and credit cards dominate retail payments landscape

Credit card retail transactions have usurped cash payments in terms of value, according to British Retail Consortium research.

Eve Sleep issues sales and profit warning

Eve Sleep issues sales and profit warning

Eve Sleep reduces sales and profit outlook for the full year, and says merger talks with Simba have ended.

Online drives Next’s half-year profitability

Online drives Next’s half-year profitability

Bricks and mortar sales drop, but eCommerce sales increased to £1bn driving half-year profits for Next.

Starbucks offers Chinese customers voice ordering

Starbucks offers Chinese customers voice ordering

Starbucks and Alibaba team up to offer voice ordering and delivery.

Waitrose, PCMS and DMU in computer science link-up

Waitrose, PCMS and DMU in computer science link-up

Waitrose and PCMS tap into De Montfont University student expertise to help drive ideas for improving efficiency in stores.

Feelunique raids Amazon for new CEO

Feelunique raids Amazon for new CEO

Feelunique appoints Amazon's European apparel boss, Sarah Miles, as its new CEO.

Uniqlo to sell clothing made from plastic bottles

Uniqlo to sell clothing made from plastic bottles

Uniqlo reveals its latest sustainability commitments, by recycling plastic PET bottles into polyester fibres.

Grocery supply chain leadership roles 'now more commercial'

Grocery supply chain leadership roles 'now more commercial'

Leadership roles in supply chain are now more commercial and have grown in complexity over the last five years, according to new research.

Karen Millen founder launches online homewares venture

Karen Millen founder launches online homewares venture

The eponymous founder of Karen Millen unveils new homewares eCommerce venture.

Aldi expands online offering with AO.com delivery support

Aldi expands online offering with AO.com delivery support

AO.com supports Aldi with delivery, enabling the grocer to expand its online offering to bulkier goods.

Fitness First sets up gym kit click & collect service

Fitness First sets up gym kit click & collect service

Gym chain Fitness First launches click & collect service to allow customers to order kit and training equipment straight to their locker.

Morrisons strengthens Amazon delivery partnership

Morrisons strengthens Amazon delivery partnership

Morrisons and Amazon tighten wholesale relationship with multi-year partnership for delivery and distribution.