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TikTok launches business platform

TikTok launches business platform

TikTok is launching a business marketing platform for brands to connect with customers via this social channel.

Pippa Wicks takes John Lewis executive director  role

Pippa Wicks takes John Lewis executive director role

Former Co-op exec Pippa Wicks joins the John Lewis leadership team.

JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors from administrator as it looks to restructure leases

JD Sports buys back Go Outdoors from administrator as it looks to restructure leases

Go Outdoors has returned to the ownership of JD Sports after a brief spell in administration now faces overhaul to keep all 67 stores trading.

Naked Wines cuts losses as it transitions to pure online player

Naked Wines cuts losses as it transitions to pure online player

Naked Wines reduces full-year losses while benefiting from its move to a pure-play online operation as Covid-19 accelerates trend for customers buying online.

Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Covid-19: UK government confirms two metre rule will be eased from 4 July

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the social distancing rule will be relaxed from two to one metre from 4 July, boosting the reopening of retail stores.

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Covid-19: Shoe Zone boosts online sales through heavy promotions

Shoe Zone generated much needed cash through online promotions during lockdown as it now looks to deliver on its new strategy.

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon to help small businesses move online

Amazon has launched the Small Business Accelerator to provide help to companies including supporting them to begin trading online.

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Covid-19: Online grocery sales nearly doubled in lockdown

Online sales of groceries nearly doubled during the peak of lockdown as 20% of British households turned to the internet to feed their families.

Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare in ongoing funding discussions amid cost cutting

Mothercare continues to seek funding as it cuts costs and searches for a new CEO amid its transformation to international franchise operation.

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

The Hut Group signs £100m of deals to build brands’ digital offers

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr leaves to join Natural History Museum

Amazon UK head Doug Gurr is to leave the business after eight years to join Natural History Museum as director.

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

Covid-19: ONS figures show online sales hitting new highs in May

ONS figures for May reveal online sets new record to now account for over one-third of total retail sales as Covid-19 continues to affect store sales

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