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Editorial

Walmart and Microsoft cement partnership with 5-year technology deal

Walmart and Microsoft partnership is part of a growing trend of strategic tech-retailer collaborations to take competition to Amazon and other global retail titans.

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Editorial

Opinion: It’s open all hours for UK stores on Sunday after all

Football’s not coming home and nor are staff in UK stores (until their usual shift finishes).

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Insight

How Superdrug continues to thrive on the UK high street

Pre-tax profit at Superdrug was up 16% last year off the back of £1.24 billion revenues. Retail Connections has picked out some of the key drivers of its success.

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Insight

UK retail stores: making places not filling spaces

As large chains continue to shutter a significant number of UK retail stores, there are calls for different landlord-tenant relationships. At this year’s Retail Design Expo there were some intriguing insights shared about this subject in relation to the shopping centre sector.

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Editorial

The tyranny of averages

Is universal sizing really the way to solve UK fashion retail’s mounting product returns problem?

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Insight

Online marketplace Q&A with Pivot International’s Neil Tunbridge

Online marketplaces are in focus again, so we caught up with Pivot International’s Neil Tunbridge to consider the key issues surrounding this e-commerce route to market.

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Editorial

5 key technologies that turn the dial on store profitability

Store profitability is falling, that’s not in dispute. In the face of currency exchange costs, rent and rates, workplace compliance and online shopping, stores are simply not generating the margins they once did.

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Editorial

Newegg: selling technology using technology

Online marketplace Newegg is a tech titan in North America, but it’s on a mission to grow on a global scale. Retail Connections asks can it join Amazon and eBay in the industry’s top tier, and what are its unique selling points?

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Editorial

Marketplaces, the World Cup and celebrity vs influencer marketing

There are some interesting marketing tactics being used by online marketplace Wish as the World Cup in Russia gets under way.

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