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Covid-19: Waitrose reports over 150,000 online orders in one week

Covid-19: Waitrose reports over 150,000 online orders in one week

Waitrose says it has doubled order numbers in six months and is adding 150 new delivery vans to its fleet.

Walmart links up with Shopify to boost its online marketplace

Walmart links up with Shopify to boost its online marketplace

Walmart’s deal brings Shopify sellers onto the retailer’s marketplace platform to give it the firepower to take on Amazon.

Covid-19: Greggs reopens 800 shops for takeaway only and demands monthly rentals

Covid-19: Greggs reopens 800 shops for takeaway only and demands monthly rentals

Greggs unveils plans for the reopening of its stores and is planning to expand its click & collect and delivery service.

Mango invests in centralised automated distribution centre

Mango invests in centralised automated distribution centre

Fashion retailer Mango has worked with TGW to develop an automated distribution centre that consolidates its supply chain across its global business.

Joules experiences online uplift but suffers annual loss

Joules experiences online uplift but suffers annual loss

Joules experiences significant online uplift during lockdown but this will not offset fall in store sales that drag it into annual loss.

Cake Box boosted by click & collect as it also launches delivery

Cake Box boosted by click & collect as it also launches delivery

Helped by its click & collect proposition, the majority of Cake Box stores are now hitting pre-Covid-19 levels of trading and delivery has been added.

Covid-19: H&M delivers positive trading from reopened stores

Covid-19: H&M delivers positive trading from reopened stores

H&M enjoys positive trading from reopened stores but online growth tracks behind key rival

Covid-19: Retail reopens today after 12 weeks of lockdown

Covid-19: Retail reopens today after 12 weeks of lockdown

Following nearly three months of the Covid-19 lockdown, non-essential retail stores are reopening from today, although shopping will be a very different experience for customers.

Covid-19: Holland & Barrett partners with Deliveroo to provide rapid delivery service

Covid-19: Holland & Barrett partners with Deliveroo to provide rapid delivery service

From today, customers can order from a range of 200 Holland & Barrett items via the Deliveroo app and website, getting delivery in as little as under 30 minutes.

Covid-19: Intu uses tech to manage shopping centre numbers from next week

Covid-19: Intu uses tech to manage shopping centre numbers from next week

Shopping centre operator Intu is to use footfall-monitoring technology to ensure maximum capacity across its sites is not exceeded.

The Works set to reopen all stores and boost web proposition

The Works set to reopen all stores and boost web proposition

The Works is to open all its 465 stores as well as increasing its fulfilment capabilities to cope with forecasted greater online sales.

Covid-19: Currys PC World initially reopens stores as Tech Help Hubs

Covid-19: Currys PC World initially reopens stores as Tech Help Hubs

Currys PC World stores will initially focus on helping customers with technology problems rather than driving sales.

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