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News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

M&S to increase online capacity with new automated warehouse

April 19, 2021

Via: Charged

Marks and Spencer have announced they are to increase their online capacity with the development of its Bradford distribution centre. The announcement comes as the part of the company’s rapid-moving ‘never the same again” initiative. The warehouse is being set […]


E-commerce, News & Trends, Retail Types

Lenzing launch sustainable fashion ecommerce platform

April 19, 2021

Via: Charged

The Lenzing Group is launching an ecommerce website based around its flagship textile brand, Tencel, in order to showcase sustainable clothing fibres. Lenzing produces wood-based viscose fibers, modal fibers, lyocell fibers and filament yarn, which are used in the textile […]


News & Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart invests in autonomous vehicle startup Cruise

April 16, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

With more consumers shopping online, developing a robust last-mile delivery service could be a critical factor in providing a positive and competitive shopping experience. The investment follows Walmart’s pilot with Cruise in Scottsdale, Arizona, last fall, where customers’ orders were […]


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REI pushes on climate neutrality, doubles used gear sales in 2020

April 14, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Despite the blow dealt to virtually all retailers by the pandemic — REI in particular laid off 5% of its retail staff in July last year — the company ended the year in a relatively solid position, and without losing […]


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Nike to start selling used and refurbished shoes at a discount

April 13, 2021

Via: Charged

Nike is set to start refurbishing used trainers returned by shoppers and reselling them at cheaper prices in its latest sustainability push. Nike Refurbished is set to launch across 15 US Nike stores by the end of April, forming part […]


E-commerce, News & Trends, Retail Types

Online retail sales continues impressive growth of 70% in March

April 13, 2021

Via: Charged

Online retail sales growth has continued to rise throughout March, despite the promise of the high street opening up in April. IMRG’s Capgemini Online Retail Index, which displays the sales performance from over 200 retailers, shows that online sales have […]


News & Trends

Getting ready for future-proof retail finance

April 12, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Even for retail, an industry accustomed to disruption — from shifting customer demands to economic downturns — 2020 was a year like no other. COVID-19 shutdowns accelerated fundamental changes in consumer behavior, highlighted supply chain issues and required quick moves […]


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Alibaba shares soar 8% despite being slapped with record $2.8bn fine

April 12, 2021

Via: Charged

Alibaba has seen its shares jump nearly eight per cent this morning despite it being slapped with a record $2.8 billion antitrust fine by Chinese regulators. Alibaba, which has been at the centre of a significant crackdown on big tech […]


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Amazon Rollup Elevate Brands Raises $12.5M, Acquires 20th Brand

April 9, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) aggregator Elevate Brands, which acquires and operates Amazon third-party businesses, has raised an additional $12.5 million in bridge funding from its existing group of fintech and ecommerce business investors. The new capital brings the company’s total […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, News & Trends

The 2021 Consumer Culture Report

April 8, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

Last year brought many unexpected challenges for both retailers and consumers alike. Shopping patterns drastically changed, most likely for the long run, as well as the products that customers were looking for and needed. Amid all of these changes and […]