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Ikea takes a closer look at its online customers

Ikea takes a closer look at its online customers

Ikea opens up opportunity to gain greater insights about its online customers thanks to new vendor partnership.

Dreams starts talking 'digital stores' and 'digital sales'

Dreams starts talking 'digital stores' and 'digital sales'

Dreams CEO Mike Logue says implementation of new system at the retailer means staff will now describe shops as 'digital stores' and all transactions as 'digital sales'.

Retailers nab top spots in UK's Top Ten Digital Leaders report

Retailers nab top spots in UK's Top Ten Digital Leaders report

A new BearingPoint study, ranking UK companies for their digital maturity, showcases Amazon, Asos, AO.com, Argos and Tesco as digital leaders.

Scott Weavers-Wright sells Elevaate to Quotient

Scott Weavers-Wright sells Elevaate to Quotient

Quotient Technology has acquired UK startup, Elevaate

Equator heads up Harvey Jones digital marketing project

Equator heads up Harvey Jones digital marketing project

Kitchen designer, retailer and manufacturer Harvey Jones is working with Equator to overhaul its digital marketing activity

Bank of England stirs up cash vs cashless debate

Bank of England stirs up cash vs cashless debate

Bank of England launches Future Forum 2018, with the cash versus cashless debate a key theme running throughout the series of events.

Dune sales driven by eCommerce growth, but profit hit

Dune sales driven by eCommerce growth, but profit hit

Dune reports eCommerce was a key driver of its sales growth in 2017, but profit was down £2.6 million.

Asos and Uniqlo seek retail technology inspiration in Israel

Asos and Uniqlo seek retail technology inspiration in Israel

Asos and Uniqlo among the retailer delegation in Israel last week, building relationships with native retail technology start-ups.

Ikea's change of direction driving sales online and in stores

Ikea's change of direction driving sales online and in stores

Ikea UK reports 5.9% increase in full-year sales to £1.97 billion, with changing formats contributing to an increase in online sales and parcel deliveries.

Overseas mobile searches for UK brands on the rise

Overseas mobile searches for UK brands on the rise

BRC-Google monitor finds online mobile searches for British brands from customers in the European Union continue to grow.

eBay grows sales and customer numbers in busy Q3 for wider business

eBay grows sales and customer numbers in busy Q3 for wider business

Online marketplace eBay reports 6% increase in revenue for its third quarter amid a period of significant structural change and new initiatives.

Ocado and Kroger ratify terms of smart platform partnership

Ocado and Kroger ratify terms of smart platform partnership

Kroger and Ocado agree terms of eCommerce partnership, with the UK company set to create and run 20 warehouses for the US business.

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