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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Consumer Spending On Mobile Devices Set To Top £53bn A Year By 2024

Consumer Spending On Mobile Devices Set To Top £53bn A Year By 2024

New research is predicting that consumer spending on mobile devices will top £53.6 billion a year by 2024 compared to the £9.7 billion spent today. However, the research by Barclays shows that the influence of mobile on spending is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period. This means that over 42% of all retail sales are expected to involve a mobile device in some way…

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Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Browsing Is Important Part Of Multi-Channel Shopper Journey

Retailers are increasingly recognising that browsing online and in-store is an important part of the shopping experience as they cast aside conversion rates to focus more on boosting dwell times and improving engagement. By Glynn Davis Speaking at a packed Retail Bulletin Omni-channel Summit 2015 in London last week, Aaron Chatterley, founder of Feelunique, says: “Our conversion rate is only five per cent so only one in 20 people through the [online] door purchases. They are digitally browsing…

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