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Flannels arrives on Oxford Street with three-storey digital window

Flannels arrives on Oxford Street with three-storey digital window

Three-storey external digital window display lights up Flannels' London Oxford Street opening, while Italian design and dance music dominate the interior.

Topshop and Topman to be sold at Next online

Topshop and Topman to be sold at Next online

Arcadia announces Topshop and Topman brands will be sold via Next online, as group annual sales and profit decline.

Microsoft offers free technology in fashion workshops

Microsoft offers free technology in fashion workshops

Microsoft and London College of Fashion UAL team up to deliver fash-tech workshops at the Microsoft London flagship store.

Essential Retail merges with Retail Design World

Essential Retail merges with Retail Design World

Retail design news and analysis will join Essential Retail’s extensive technology coverage.

Dunelm new website tests bring confidence following 'strong year'

Dunelm new website tests bring confidence following 'strong year'

Dunelm reports annual sales and profit uplift, and says plans on track for new web platform launch.

Majestic launches 'Wine Fitting' service

Majestic launches 'Wine Fitting' service

New 'Wine Fitting' service from Majestic focuses on pairing customers to styles, not grapes or regions, with personalised recommendations similar to Netflix and Spotify.

Halfords deploys tech to support customer service centres

Halfords deploys tech to support customer service centres

Halfords is partnering with 8x8 to support over 4,000 of its customer service employees.

Pandora unveils new brand image in-store and online

Pandora unveils new brand image in-store and online

Pandora reveals new visual identity, store design, products, collaborations, and website, as part of major brand image refresh.

Puma flagship enabled by RFID and new retail technology

Puma flagship enabled by RFID and new retail technology

Puma's latest flagship store in New York is supported by various new retail technology deployments including RFID.

No deal Brexit 'worst of all worlds for retail and consumers'

No deal Brexit 'worst of all worlds for retail and consumers'

The BRC reiterates dangers to retail industry of no deal Brexit, as ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown adds voice to argument on potential food shortages in such a scenario.

Gymshark launches app to help customers 'train like athletes'

Gymshark launches app to help customers 'train like athletes'

Fast-growing fitness clothing retailer Gymshark launches iOS mobile app which helps users build training workouts and track exercise history.

Spar stores gain access to food waste app

Spar stores gain access to food waste app

Stores in Northern Ireland supplied by the Henderson Group, including the Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and Vivoxtra brands, gain access to new food waste app.

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