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Funky Pigeon invests in online analytics software

Funky Pigeon invests in online analytics software

Cards and stationery brand Funky Pigeon develops its online analytics expertise with investment in new retail technology.

AO.com reports Black Friday success

AO.com reports Black Friday success

While other retailers are seeing margins eroded due to heavy discounting around Black Friday, AO.com provides positive numbers from the new annual event on UK retail’s calendar.

L'Oréal aims to launch direct-to-consumer skincare technology

L'Oréal aims to launch direct-to-consumer skincare technology

Straight from the L'Oréal Technology Incubator comes My Skin Track pH, a new tool to help consumers measure skin pH levels.

Cheshire and Bucher voted off Debenhams board

Cheshire and Bucher voted off Debenhams board

CEO, Sergio Bucher, will continue to lead the retailer’s transformation plan, despite not being re-elected to the board at this afternoon’s AGM.

M&S & Debenhams hang on in there as festive results pile up

M&S & Debenhams hang on in there as festive results pile up

Marks and Spencer and Debenhams report on how they fared over the Christmas period

Education system not fit to support future work skills - report

Education system not fit to support future work skills - report

TechUK research suggests people working for technology companies are concerned the education system is not sufficiently preparing children for the workplace of the future.

SAP Data Network president mooted for Heineken board role

SAP Data Network president mooted for Heineken board role

Heineken seeks senior-level data and tech expertise, with proposal made for SAP Data Network president Ingrid-Helen Arnold to join its supervisory board.

More bad news from Mothercare as store closures continue apace

More bad news from Mothercare as store closures continue apace

Mothercare’s woes have deepened with the announcement that UK sales slumped in its last quarter.

Dunelm preparing to seize more opportunities through digital

Dunelm preparing to seize more opportunities through digital

Dunelm reports encouraging trading for the 13 weeks to 29 December, but new website launch is put back to Q4.

Waitrose signs up for Eagle Eye's digital marketing platform

Waitrose signs up for Eagle Eye's digital marketing platform

Waitrose and Eagle Eye sign new five-year digital marketing deal.

Missguided 'in transition' after reporting £46.7m annual loss

Missguided 'in transition' after reporting £46.7m annual loss

Missguided acknowledges senior management appointments were made prematurely and says its stores have added significant costs, as it reports annual loss.

Whole Foods launches online search tool for special dietary needs

Whole Foods launches online search tool for special dietary needs

Whole Foods Market adds new feature that allows shoppers to search for items via dietary preference, saying it wants to help customers meet their wellness goals.

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