Good morning, here’s your Thursday morning briefing to set you up for the day ahead.
Ill-fitting clothing is a source of annoyance for every online shopper, with a lack of consistent sizing often failing to provide the right fit.
UK supermarkets could soon use facial recognition age verification when purchasing age-restricted items such as alcohol and cigarettes at self-service checkouts.
Fashion internet store ASOS is launching its shopping guide Enki on Google Assistant.
The advantages offered by faster mobile browsing solutions could lead to the end of the app store.
Local bank branch and ATM closures will have the most impact on lower-income families, as the UK moves towards a cashless society.
BlackBerry has reported its financial results for the second quarter with total company revenue of $210m and generally accepted accounting principles operating income (profit) of $39m.
With plastic pollution becoming a pressing environmental catastrophe, the John Lewis Partnership called on entrepreneurs and anti-plastic start-ups to pitch ideas to reduce plastic waste.
Known for inexpensive flat-pack home furnishings, IKEA’s forays into the tech world have, until recently, been limited.
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.
Good morning, here’s your Friday morning briefing to set you up for the day ahead.
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.