Don’t get mad with Black Friday, get even

For an event that wasn’t even created in the UK, it’s amazing to discover that more UK than US retailers take part in it, according to Wirecard and others. And all this despite the fact that both retailers and consumers seem to have developed a dislike for this opportunity to screw up Christmas. Whilst no …

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Interview: Find Me a Gift managing director Adam Gore

Find Me a Gift (FMAG) makes 50% of its annual turnover in the six weeks leading up to Christmas, going from 1,000 orders on a typical day to 12,000 every 24 hours during the festive period. Luckily, founder and managing director of the online retail business Adam Gore found time in his busy schedule at …

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Five minutes with lingerie brand Bluebella founder Emily Bendall

Bluebella is a modern lingerie and nightwear brand, which sells its products online via Bluebella.com and Bluebella.us, and through wholesale partnerships with a fast-growing roster of internationally-renowned retail partners such as ASOS, John Lewis, Zalando, Nordstrom, Figleaves, and Revolve.

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Technology-focused Newegg breaking new ground internationally

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) – formerly the Department for Trade & Investment – announced a partnership with US eCommerce marketplace Newegg at the start of December.

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AI in action: Paul Wilkinson, Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation, Tesco Labs

If AI is the cutting edge of retail, then it makes sense that it’s most interesting use cases are being pioneered by in-house innovation teams, and Tesco Labs is no exception. Retail Connections spoke exclusively with Paul Wilkinson, Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation at ‎Tesco Labs, about the grocery retailer’s AI work, ahead …

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How ePrice is playing its part in the growth of Italian eCommerce

Italian eCommerce has been slow to develop compared to much of Western Europe, but it is now one of the fastest evolving online markets on the continent.

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Q&A: Jules B owner & founder Julian Blades

UK fashion retailer Jules B says it is always keen to get involved with new technology and has recently experimented with artificial intelligence (AI) personal shopping assistants, as it continues to adapt the experience it offers consumers online.

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How Down Your High Street is helping independents get online

UK independent retailers have a cost-effective route to reaching customers online via Down Your High Street, which is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy.

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Ocado: view from the top, part 1 – fulfilment

It’s been a strong year to date for British online supermarket Ocado, which revealed strong profit growth, a new deal to sell its proprietary software platform overseas, and the launch of a fresh funding drive to expand its capacity and further develop its technology.

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How Lush got ahead in the cloud

Last year, Poole-based retailer of handmade cosmetics Lush made the decision to migrate its entire ecommerce infrastructure to the cloud.

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