Essential Retail News

Wagamama owner encouraged by post-lockdown trading

Wagamama owner encouraged by post-lockdown trading

The Restaurant Group’s recent restructuring has put it in a position to be able to adapt to current Covid-19 challenges and deliver long-term shareholder value, according to interim results.

Watches of Switzerland reports revenue growth of over 20%

Watches of Switzerland reports revenue growth of over 20%

Watches of Switzerland reveals sales grew over 20% in the 10 weeks to 4 October 2020, helped by a rise in eCommerce as well as appointment management.

Emma appoints CTO as part of progression plans

Emma appoints CTO as part of progression plans

Emma appoints Andreas Westendoerpf as CTO as it seeks to grow its technology capabilities.

Cross-border online luxury sales on the rise

Cross-border online luxury sales on the rise

Cross-border online luxury sales rise by 170% year on year in August and September as premium shoppers go digital.

The Very Group makes senior data and digital hires

The Very Group makes senior data and digital hires

The Very Group appoints new digital customer experience director and chief data officer.

Asda sold to UK businessmen in £6.8bn deal

Asda sold to UK businessmen in £6.8bn deal

An agreement has been reached to sell Asda to UK businessmen the Issa brothers and private equity firm TDR Capital for £6.8 billion.

Bally announces digital showroom for its Autumn/Winter collections

Bally announces digital showroom for its Autumn/Winter collections

Luxury fashion brand Bally will present its Autumn/Winter collections in a digital showroom following the success of its Spring/Summer campaign.

Ocado accused of breach of patent law relating to automated tech

Ocado accused of breach of patent law relating to automated tech

Ocado is facing a lawsuit from Autostore for allegedly breaching intellectual property rights relating to aspects of the automated tech used in its CFCs.

Co-op strengthens self-service and PoS technology partnership

Co-op strengthens self-service and PoS technology partnership

Co-op expands relationship with Diebold Nixdorf to include managed services and remote monitoring of self-service and point-of-sale systems.

Halfords to expand Mobile Expert motoring service

Halfords to expand Mobile Expert motoring service

Halfords revises profit forecast upwards and says it is looking to recruit hundreds of technicians to support its growing motoring services arm.

N Brown continues to see sales shift online while revenue improves

N Brown continues to see sales shift online while revenue improves

N Brown reveals 92% of its revenue came through its eCommerce channels in the three months to 29 August 2020.

Pinterest unveils new UK shopping and ad features

Pinterest unveils new UK shopping and ad features

Pinterest rolls out new shopping tools for its users and advertisers, and says it is one step closer to making every 'Pin' on the website shoppable.