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After opening its first store in mainland China ten years ago, H&M is to extend its collaboration with Alibaba’s Tmall online marketplace. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

South African retail group Steinhoff has confirmed that Christo Wiese has stepped down as chairman of its supervisory board. The news follows Steinhoff’s recent announcement that it will need to reissue its financial statements for 2016. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Carpet and flooring retailer United Carpets saw its interim pre-tax profit drop to £589,000 from £640,000 in the same period in the previous year as the company invested in its online operations and its beds category. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Zalando, the German online fashion retailer, has announced that it is to build a new fulfilment centre near Verona in Italy. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Hornby, the toy and model specialist, has confirmed that its interim chairman David Adams is to formally step down from the board on 31 December. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

The dramatic rise of ecommerce has given consumers more choice and more competition than ever before, squeezing margins and flipping traditional retail models on their heads. In this new paradigm it has become crucial for retailers to implement additional revenue models to secure and increase margins. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Unlike traditional channels with long wait times, such as email and phone support, live chat provides the immediate support customers expect, exactly when they need it. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

With access to an endless range of products and services, consumers now expect a fast and seamless purchasing journey, whether they are browsing in-store or completing their order on the go. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Our ‘Future of Omni Channel 2018’ digital supplement is the follow-up to our annual Omni Channel Summit on Feb 7 2018 - and part of our ongoing Future of Retail series. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Online grocery retailer Ocado saw its quarterly retail revenue climb by 11.6% to £373.8 million despite a driver shortage impacting sales growth. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Berry Bros. & Rudd has strengthened its trade team by appointing Matt Davies to the new role of managing director for Field’s, Morris & Verdin and Berry Bros. & Rudd Wholesale. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

John Lewis has appointed Simon Coble to the position of trading director. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Birmingham’s Grand Central shopping centre has welcomed the first premium boutique outside of London by the Rituals Cosmetics brand. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Your employees are your greatest asset, so how can you ensure they are happy, engaged and productive? [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Build refer-a-friend into your 2018 Plan: Step by step guide from Mention-Me [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Dixons Carphone saw its first half pre-tax profit decline to £61 million from £154 million in the same period in the previous year after it was hit by £58 million in one-off charges and a weaker mobile phone market. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Subway has launched its 161st UK and Irish store at a Euro Garages owned forecourt in Bristol. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

WH Smith has opened its latest new concept stores at Melbourne International Airport. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

Troubled furniture retailer Multiyork is to begin a process of orderly wind down with the loss of 112 jobs at its headquarters and manufacturing facility although its administrators are continuing to seek a buyer for the business. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com

John Lewis saw its sales edge up 0.1% year-on-year to £151.9 million last week. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Source: theretailbulletin.com