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  • Buy & collect driving House of Fraser store traffic

    Buy & collect driving House of Fraser store traffic

    Department store chain House of Fraser has said that its multichannel endeavours helped push sales up in the first half of its financial year.

    Buy & collect driving House of Fraser store traffic
  • JD Sports' Oracle system roll-out on track

    JD Sports' Oracle system roll-out on track

    JD Sports has reported solid half-year results, and it said this week that its Oracle Retail systems integration is progressing well.

    JD Sports' Oracle system roll-out on track
  • Asos reports strong start to life in Russia

    Asos reports strong start to life in Russia

    Online fashion house Asos has reported strong sales for its new Russian operation, as revenues in the UK and other international territories continue to soar.

    Asos reports strong start to life in Russia
  • Big Interview: Hilary Devey

    Big Interview: Hilary Devey

    Essential Retail editor Ben Sillitoe caught up with Hilary Devey, the Dragons' Den star and CEO of Pall-Ex, to talk retail, the future of business and why logistics is a "necessary evil".

    Big Interview: Hilary Devey
  • Gap optimises marketing message through Twitter

    Gap optimises marketing message through Twitter

    Fashion retailer Gap's multichannel marketing campaign ramped up a gear in the US this week, and the ads have gained positive reviews for their digital focus.

    Gap optimises marketing message through Twitter
  • Debenhams CEO hails online performance

    Debenhams CEO hails online performance

    The CEO of department store chain Debenhams says he has been "particularly pleased" with the performance of the company's eCommerce operations over the last year.

    Debenhams CEO hails online performance
  • Morrisons playing retail technology catch-up

    Morrisons playing retail technology catch-up

    The UK's fourth largest grocer Morrisons has offered detailed analysis on how it is revamping its retail systems and developing its technology and eCommerce platforms.

    Morrisons playing retail technology catch-up
  • Waitrose, Ocado grow sales as online market booms

    Waitrose, Ocado grow sales as online market booms

    E-tail grocer Ocado and upmarket supermarket Waitrose have this week reported strong online sales growth, as IGD expects online grocery sales to reach £14.6 billion in the next five years.

    Waitrose, Ocado grow sales as online market booms
  • Multichannel development central to Kingfisher growth

    Multichannel development central to Kingfisher growth

    B&Q parent company Kingfisher says technology investment is a key part of its Creating the Leader business growth programme.

    Multichannel development central to Kingfisher growth
  • Thorntons expects eCommerce turnaround

    Thorntons expects eCommerce turnaround

    A 10% decline in online sales at Thorntons last year has been attributed to problems during the company’s new eCommerce platform launch, highlighting the importance of getting online retail right.

    Thorntons expects eCommerce turnaround
  • Primark strategy paying off for ABF

    Primark strategy paying off for ABF

    A strong summer for Primark has prompted parent company ABF to revise its profit forecast up. The fashion retailer has also confirmed that its tie-up with e-tailer Asos will soon end.

    Primark strategy paying off for ABF
  • Amazon brings Associates initiative to mobile apps

    Amazon brings Associates initiative to mobile apps

    With mCommerce continuing to drive digital commerce, leading global e-tailer Amazon is now offering incentives to app developers to promote its products.

    Amazon brings Associates initiative to mobile apps

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