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.
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British beauty chain Superdrug has advised customers of a possible breach of personal data.
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.
Tech fans are counting down the hours until Samsung reveals the latest smartphone in its range of high-tech products at Samsung Unpacked.
An AI-based e-commerce engine dubbed Zwoop has been announced that is designed to transform online shopping through a universal cryptocurrency payments system.
Online clothes buyers have many expectations of their shopping experience, an important one of which is the ability to return ill-fitting garments for free without hassle.
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.
New analysis by the BBC has suggested that retail job losses in the UK could total 22,000.
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.
The United Kingdom economy will see a spending increase by £720m this summer, even if England crash out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Round of 16 stage, according to the Centre for Economic and Business Research.
Dixons Carphone has reported a 24% drop in profits as mobile phone users hold on to their handsets for longer and opt for sim-only deals.
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.
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.
Once the stuff of science fiction, smart mirrors are now a reality.
In the future luxury retail will be characterised by “exacting” consumer standards.
Earlier this month, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced that it would be closing 162 branches across England and Wales, resulting in 800 job losses.
Dixons Carphone made headlines this morning as its share price dived on the London stock exchange and it lost a fifth of its market capitalisation – dropping to £2.1bn.
Tesco’s decision to close its non-food website Tesco Direct, due the lack of profitability in its online retail business, is the latest move by global retail giants looking to increase efficiency through automation.
Marks & Spencer — a British high street fixture for more than 100 years and FTSE 100 constituent since its founding in 1984 — has admitted it must evolve or die.
Walmart is still winning the battle for US retail domination despite increased competition from the likes of Amazon.
Ocado shares rocketed on the news that it signed a partnership with the US supermarket chain Kroger.
Adidas recorded a “successful” start to the year with revenue growth of 10% in the first quarter.
US retail giant Walmart is shelling out $16 billion for control of Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart in a bid to cash in on India’s fast-growing economy.