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M&S trials new click & collect technology

M&S trials new click & collect technology

M&S trials click and collect technology developed by Doddle in three stores, with two enabling contactless in-store collections and the other via drive-up.

Tesco creates 16,000 new jobs to support growth of online business

Tesco creates 16,000 new jobs to support growth of online business

Tesco is recruiting for 16,000 roles to support the growth of its online business since the start of Covid-19. These include pickers and delivery drivers.

BWG Food introduces mobile scan & go technology in Ireland

BWG Food introduces mobile scan & go technology in Ireland

BWG Foods is piloting Mishipay's mobile pay & go solution in two stores in Ireland, with a view to rolling it out across its store network in the country.

CMA gives green light for Visa's $5.3bn Plaid acquisition

CMA gives green light for Visa's $5.3bn Plaid acquisition

The Competitions and Markets Authority clears Visa's anticipated purchase of fintech start-up, Plaid.

Covid-19: Lockdown fuels retail subscription service sign-ups

Covid-19: Lockdown fuels retail subscription service sign-ups

Britons now spend an average of £552 a year on sign-up services as the coronavirus-enforced lockdown drives uptake in subscriptions.

Boots names Corbridge as new CIO

Boots names Corbridge as new CIO

Boots promotes its innovation director, Richard Corbridge, to CIO role.

AO launches major recruitment drive to cement sales growth

AO launches major recruitment drive to cement sales growth

AO.com creates 650 new roles throughout its business as it looks to continue its rapid growth.

Online slows in July as retail sales surpass pre-pandemic levels

Online slows in July as retail sales surpass pre-pandemic levels

ONS retail figures for July show online sales fell 7% compared with June, whilst overall sales were 3% higher than in February.

Over three-quarters of Brits now shop online for groceries

Over three-quarters of Brits now shop online for groceries

Research from Waitrose finds a significant jump in people shopping online for groceries compared to pre-Covid.

Card Factory website launches, new mobile app on way

Card Factory website launches, new mobile app on way

Card Factory is building a mobile app, following the launch of its new website and amid a continued focus on digital modernisation.

Flannels to the fore as Mike Ashley's Frasers Group unveils £100m digital drive

Flannels to the fore as Mike Ashley's Frasers Group unveils £100m digital drive

Mike Ashley's Fraser’s Group intends to invest over £100 million in its digital strategy, with a particular focus on developing the Flannels brand.

Mothercare to sell products via Boots website and stores

Mothercare to sell products via Boots website and stores

Mothercare enters into a franchise partnership with Boots UK as it seeks to reshape its business model following its administration.

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