River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

UK fashion retailer signs up to Doddle’s innovative click and commute model River Island has partnered with Doddle, the network of purple parcel stores, to offer free returns for online customers, with click and collect through Doddle launching later in the year. The partnership will allow River Island shoppers to return their online purchases quickly and free of charge through Doddle stores, which are conveniently located in and around major train stations and high-footfall areas…

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iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce, the fulfilment, reverse logistics and software technology specialist, has secured a long-term contract with Mayborn Group to supply fulfilment and logistics  services from its site at Corby in Northamptonshire. The agreement sees the No. 1 brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain relocate its UK & EMEA serviced logistics operation away from its headquarters in Northumberland to better serve its strategy for future growth in Europe and worldwide. Mayborn Group, 2015 winner of Corporate…

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HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV is planning to launch an e-commerce website in the next few weeks, which will allow the public to purchase from them online for the first time since they went into administration in 2013. Two years ago the media high street giant collapsed after struggling with £170 million of debt. More than 220 shops and 4,000 jobs were put at risk until the company was rescued by restructuring firm Hilco three months after going into…

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Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Fastlane International warns misguided sales tactics are undermining success of home deliveries The growth in home deliveries has cut car journeys, eased congestion and lowered emissions, visitors to Multimodal 2015, the UK’s largest freight and transport event, heard this week. However, global couriers Fastlane International warned that the escalating level of customer returns is threatening to undermine the environmental benefits of internet shopping. Speaking at Multimodal 2015, held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, Fastlane International’s…

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Poundworld Announces Parcel Delivery Prices as it Launches Online Store

Poundworld Announces Parcel Delivery Prices as it Launches Online Store

High street bargain store Poundworld has launched its very own online shopping site in the form of Poundworld Plus. The huge e-commerce website will stock more than 4,000 products all for the price of £1, including well-known brands such as Coca Cola and Colgate toothpaste, and goods ranging from groceries and household items to garden furniture and mobile phones. Customers will also have the chance to purchase multi-item deals for more than £1, but these…

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Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld has launched its new e-commerce website Poundworld Plus as it looks to drive growth across Europe. The new site will offer over 4,000 products including household brands such as Colgate, Coca Cola and Johnsons, all at the price of £1. In addition, there will be over 1,000 multi-price deals for over £1 that will be available exclusively to buy online. Items will range from garden furniture to pet food, licensed Minions merchandise to mobile phones…

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Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s is planning to convert shop space, comparable to nearly 40 supermarkets. The supermarket chain will swap food for non-food in an attempt to act on declining grocery sales, Sainsbury’s CFO John Rogers said yesterday. The Big Four grocer has pinpointed 1.5m sq ft of space across the UK, which makes up 6% of its portfolio, that isn’t necessarily needed for food because customers are making the switch to convenience stores, the discounters, and dotcom….

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EU Accuses Google Of Abusing Search Dominance

EU Accuses Google Of Abusing Search Dominance

The European Union has accused Google of abusing its dominance by distorting search results and has also launched an antitrust probe into its Android mobile operating system. The EU Competition Commission said the US technology company had been sent a charge sheet to which it can now respond, accusing it of amending results to favour its Google shopping service. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement: “I am concerned that the company has given an…

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Aldi To Launch UK Online Store

Aldi To Launch UK Online Store

German discount grocer is considering the launch of an online store in Britain, according to reports. While the retailer has offered the online delivery service of alcoholic beverages in Australia since 2013, its entrance in the online grocery market would be the company’s first foray into UK ecommerce. Its discounted prices have made Aldi a strong contender in the grocery sector, while the company’s move into cyber retail would give the likes of Asda, Tesco,…

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Like-for-like retail sales up 3.2% in March

Like-for-like retail sales up 3.2% in March

Retail sales increased by 3.2% in March on a like-for-like basis compared to the same month last year. On a total basis sales were up by 4.7%. Figures published in the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor show that total food sales experienced their strongest growth since July 2013, growing by 1.8% in the three months to March although they were helped by the Easter distortion. On a like-for-like basis food sales edged down 0.4% David McCorquodale,…

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