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Online retail sales soar in November but have they peaked too soon?

Online retail sales soar in November but have they peaked too soon?

Despite underwhelming forecasts and several retailer boycotts, the discount days in November helped online sales for the month rise by 16.4%.

Farfetch launches latest start-up accelerator programme

Farfetch launches latest start-up accelerator programme

Farfetch says applications for the fourth iteration of its start-up accelerator programme are open as it looks to tap into the latest tech and fashion innovation.

H Samuel and Ernest Jones owner appoints new digital director

H Samuel and Ernest Jones owner appoints new digital director

Signet Jewelers names experienced UK eCommerce leader Matthew Gratze as its new digital director.

One Stop festive augmented reality game proves a success

One Stop festive augmented reality game proves a success

One Stop says its augmented reality game has captured the imagination of customers in the build-up to Christmas.

New opening for Caviar House & Prunier at Heathrow T3

New opening for Caviar House & Prunier at Heathrow T3

Latest airport branch for Caviar House & Prunier follows T4 opening

BRC proposes new Distributor Take-back Scheme

BRC proposes new Distributor Take-back Scheme

The British Retail Consortium calls on government to develop a new Distributor Take-back Scheme for electrical equipment waste collection.

The Hut Group primed for growth after £1bn funding round

The Hut Group primed for growth after £1bn funding round

The Hut Group secures £1 billion in fresh funding to support investment in proprietary technology, people and infrastructure.

Missguided reports 'good progress' after annus horribilis

Missguided reports 'good progress' after annus horribilis

Missguided says sales were down in 12 months to March 2019, but inventory management improvements helped its bottom line.

Industry urged to embrace fashion technologies

Industry urged to embrace fashion technologies

Apprenticeships, fashion design courses and internships must place more emphasis on the growth of fashion technologies, according to GlobalData.

Li & Fung and First Insight announce strategic partnership

Li & Fung and First Insight announce strategic partnership

Digital supply chain company Li & Fung has announced a new partnership with predictive analytics firm, First Insight.

Oddy in as CEO at New Look

Oddy in as CEO at New Look

New Look appoints Nigel Oddy as CEO, effective from 1 January 2020.