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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.

Covid-19: UK economy suffers record fall in April, hitting retail

Covid-19: UK economy suffers record fall in April, hitting retail

ONS figures show GDP fell by a record 20.4% in April, and 10.4% in the three months to April, impacting all sectors of the economy.

Covid-19: Mamas & Papas launches virtual shopping service for parents

Covid-19: Mamas & Papas launches virtual shopping service for parents

Mamas & Papas is enabling new and expectant parents to receive virtual consultations from experts in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Social responsibility a key driver of omnichannel sales

Social responsibility a key driver of omnichannel sales

Social responsibility has become a key factor in vendor's purchasing decisions, and therefore crucial to omnichannel sales growth of manufacturers and distributors.

Five features of Inditex’s 2020-2022 digital transformation strategy

Five features of Inditex’s 2020-2022 digital transformation strategy

The owners of fashion brand Zara outlines its digital transformation strategy for 2020-2022, including developing its IT infrastructure and boosting online sales.

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub for £5.75bn

Just Eat Takeaway acquires Grubhub for £5.75bn

Just East Takeaway builds its global base in food delivery through a £5.75 billion purchase of US rival Grubhub.

Ocado accelerates expansion via £1bn raise

Ocado accelerates expansion via £1bn raise

Ocado has raised £1bn to help cement its position as the global leader in automated grocery delivery.

Morrisons launches eCommerce site for clothing range

Morrisons launches eCommerce site for clothing range

Morrisons has launched a new website for its Nutmeg clothing brand, allowing customers to purchase these products without needing to visit a store.

Google and WWF encourage more sustainability in fashion industry

Google and WWF encourage more sustainability in fashion industry

Google and WWF Sweden will create a platform which highlights the use of raw materials in the fashion industry's supply chains.

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