Scientists have genetically modified groundcherries to make them more suited for large-scale farming.
European tech companies including Spotify and Deezer have signed a letter to EU ministers calling for proposed regulations to go further to prevent unfair business practices by tech giants.
Earlier this week, Snapchat announced that it is testing Visual Search, “a new way to search for products on Amazon right from the Snapchat camera”.
The retail industry is the most at risk to cyber threats, according to research by cyber rating company SecurityScorecard.
Sainsbury’s and Asda will be investigated further by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) for the effect their £15bn merger will have on competition in the UK.
Amazon’s integrity is under scrutiny as employees have allegedly been leaking consumer and company data for bribes, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Profits at the John Lewis Partnership dropped 99% in first six months of this year to £1.2m.
Jack Ma is stepping down from the helm of Chinese e-commerce conglomerate, Alibaba, one of the world’s largest retailers.
Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to hit a $1tn market cap after its shares rose nearly 2% to a high of $2,050.50.
Set to be announced this Thursday, Nvidia earnings for this quarter are expected to be disappointing.
Monsanto, an American agrochemical corporation that produces weedkillers Roundup and Ranger Pro, has been found liable for a former groundskeeper’s terminal cancer.
In recent years there has been something of a customer experience ‘arms race’ in the retail sector, driven by retail technology such as click and collect, advanced delivery solutions and new in-store experiences.
With 403 stores spanning across 49 countries, IKEA truly is a global phenomenon.
PepsiCo has confirmed that Ramon Laguarta will replace departing CEO Indra K.
An AI-based e-commerce engine dubbed Zwoop has been announced that is designed to transform online shopping through a universal cryptocurrency payments system.
At least 700,000 users of online fashion websites including Elle Belle Attire, AX Paris and Traffic People have had their personal details exposed following a security breach suffered by their site provider Fashion Nexus.
The widespread practice of trading at sea, known as transshipment, lacks adequate regulation and transparency, making it all too easy to hide human trafficking, drug smuggling and illegal fishing activities.
Soaring temperatures, the World Cup, and royal wedding have boosted the UK’s return to GDP growth, yet the retail crisis continues with more store closures and job losses.
Companies are increasingly struggling to fill existing roles.
The chairman and co-founder of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, Wang Jian, died in a fall yesterday during a business trip in Southern France, raising questions about the future of the investment behemoth.
Amazon is progressively increasing its presence in the retail sphere, from the acquisition of up-market grocer Whole Foods for $13.78bn last year to the opening of its first physical store, Amazon Go, in Seattle in January.
Generation Z — covering those born approximately between 1996 and 2015 — is the first to grow up not knowing a world without the internet.
This morning a John Lewis profit warning grabbed the retail headlines, causing many to assume that the John Lewis Partnership is set to go the same way as many of its department store competitors.
Today the EU’s retaliatory trade tariffs against the US go into force.
Financial trade body UK Finance has reported that credit and debit card spending overtook cash payments in the country last year for the first time ever.
The decision to ban several animal products by online retail giant ASOS has been lauded by animal welfare activists, but for environmentalists it is cause for significant concern.
US tech giant Google has said it plans to invest $550m into China’s second largest e-commerce retailer JD.com.
Discount high street retailer Poundworld has announced that it has gone into administration, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.
In another blow for the British high street, the department store House of Fraser announced today that it plans to close 31 stores – more than half of its UK chain.
In the future luxury retail will be characterised by “exacting” consumer standards.