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Covid-19: Europcar evolves click & collect and deliver & collect services

Covid-19: Europcar evolves click & collect and deliver & collect services

Car hire business Europcar unveils new retail-like fulfilment services to aid social distancing efforts.

Fruit picking robots and vertical farming receive government funding

Fruit picking robots and vertical farming receive government funding

A fruit picking robot scheme is one of nine tech-led programmes to benefit from a £24 million UK government package to drive food production efficiency.

Asos, Missguided and more urge government to end labour exploitation in supply chain

Asos, Missguided and more urge government to end labour exploitation in supply chain

Several retailers, including online players Asos, Missguided, N Brown and The Very Group, call on government to provide greater protection for garment factory workers.

Huawei to open three UK stores creating 100 jobs

Huawei to open three UK stores creating 100 jobs

The tech company plans to launch its first own-brand store in London’s Olympic Park this autumn.

What does Amazon's Dash Cart mean for retail?

What does Amazon's Dash Cart mean for retail?

We take a look at the potential long-term impact of the Amazon Dash Cart, following its unveiling earlier this week.

Boohoo directors support embattled business with share buying spree

Boohoo directors support embattled business with share buying spree

Boohoo co-founders invested £15 million in company shares to build confidence in the business as it reels from allegations over serious supply chain issues.

John Lewis extends click & collect partnership with Co-op

John Lewis extends click & collect partnership with Co-op

Shoppers will be able to pick up John Lewis orders from 900 locations across the UK by the end of the summer.

Poundland to pilot online home delivery service from next year

Poundland to pilot online home delivery service from next year

Poundland is introducing a online home delivery service as part of a transformation strategy aimed at helping the recovery of the UK's high street.

Zalando grows revenues by over a quarter as pent-up demand flows through

Zalando grows revenues by over a quarter as pent-up demand flows through

Zalando grows revenues in Q2 by over 25% as pent-up demand and growing attraction of digital channels boosts its performance.

Covid-19: Avon reports two-fold increase in new reps

Covid-19: Avon reports two-fold increase in new reps

At-home beauty retailer Avon has enjoyed a more than 100% increase in new reps joining in the UK as Covid-19 threatens the jobs of many women.

Tesco offers shoppers refillable container product range online

Tesco offers shoppers refillable container product range online

Tesco partners with Loop to offer UK online shoppers products which arrive in fully reusable packaging.

Covid-19: Dunelm to invest in digital capabilities as online sales surge

Covid-19: Dunelm to invest in digital capabilities as online sales surge

Dunelm reports online sales grew 85.2% in the 16 weeks to 27 June, and outlines plans to invest in its digital capabilities to adapt to the shift.