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By Sasha Fedorenko March 22, 2019 - 2:43 pm

Co-op emission neutral plan to see 2-hour ‘green’ deliveries

A Co-op emission neutral plan will see two-hour 'green' deliveries via to shoppers in London. The new initiative is initially available to shoppers within 4km of the Co-op’s store on the Kings Road in Chelsea, before being rolled out to further London stores. Co-op have announced today the emission

Warm weather sees the biggest online sales growth in six months

Unseasonably warm weather in February saw the strongest online sales growth in six months, says IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. Despite falling below the five-year average of +10.6% year-on-year (YoY) for February, the growth provided some relief for online retailers after recent struggles. The impact of the

70% of Shoppers willing to try cross channel shopping methods

Periscope® By McKinsey have unveiled the findings of a survey conducted of 2,624 consumers in France, Germany, UK and the US. The research entitled, ‘The Future of Shopping: connected, virtual and augmented’, highlights the speed with which cross channel shopping is evolving, and how consumers

Alipay & Barclaycard Help UK Retailers Reach Chinese Tourists

Barclaycard and Alipay have joined hands to allow more U.K. retailers to accept payments made with the digital wallet operated by Ant Financial. As part of the partnership, Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the UK’s credit and debit card transactions, has it made it

UK shoppers plan to stockpile products ahead of Brexit

More than a quarter of shoppers have either begun stockpiling or plan to stockpile ahead of Brexit, according to GlobalData’s latest monthly retail tracker. The report shows that consumers are taking the possibility of a no deal Brexit increasingly seriously. Thomas Brereton, retail analyst for GlobalData,

Retail footfall sees the biggest decline in five years as Brexit No Deal concerns bite

Retail footfall experienced the biggest decline in five years in February as Brexit no deal concerns weakened consumer spending, says BRC–Springboard footfall and vacancies February 2019 report. The report covered the four weeks of retail sector starting from 27th of January 2019 and until 23rd of

Brexit uncertainty has hit consumer spending: Helen Dickinson of BRC

" Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union has hit consumer spending," is how Helen Dickinson of BRC described the Brexit effect on retail sales growth last month. The chief executive officer of British Retail Consortium (BRC) said that shoppers have been reluctant to

Are fewer top retailers using Amazon and eBay?

Amazon and eBay are experiencing a year-on-year (YoY) drop in top 250 retailers using their marketplaces to trade, says Etail Performance Report One Year On by Visualsoft. The report analysed more than 250 leading retailers in the UK to identify what progress they have made to

‘We’re like Amazon, Facebook and Google in China:’ Alibaba CMO

"We are like the combination of an Amazon, a Facebook and a Google in China, " is how Alibaba CMO summaries the company's three-pronged ethos. Speaking at ad-marketing event in Kochi, Chris Tung, CMO of Alibaba said that the company developed across many areas to represent