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Progress towards a UK E-Cigarette industry standard

Steps are being taken to regulate the E-cigarette industry; this comes among growing concerns, from both World Health Organization (WHO) and The United Nations health organization, about the safety of the cigarette alternative.The trade body ‘ECIT...
09:13AM - Wed 27th August 2014
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Sainsbury's purchase remainder of book platform

Sainsbury’s is looking to capitalise further on the growing sharing economy market with the purchase of social networking book platform Anobii.The supermarket has bought a 24 per cent stake from Penguin Random House and 12 per cent from HarperColl...
09:33AM - Tue 12th August 2014

Will the DAB radio survive the internet age?

Back in 1984, Queen released Radio Gaga, a song agonising over what seemed an inevitable extinction of the radio. But despite these fears, 30 years on, the radio is still alive – is it vibrantly surviving or undergoing a slow, painful death?One mi...
10:15AM - Mon 11th August 2014
Dixons Carphone's new logo

Dixons Carphone begins trading

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have completed their long awaited merger as it opens the first of its seven ‘shops in shops.’Group chief executive of Dixons Carphone Sebastian James said it was “a big day” for the company as it launched as a listed ...
10:55AM - Thu 7th August 2014

What can retailers learn from Comet’s insolvency?

In 2011, Comet was bought by private equity group OpCapita for £2 but continued to struggle. The next year Deloitte was rushed in as administrators under a pre- pack rescue package. When Comet was liquidated nearly 7,000 employees were unfortunate...
09:08AM - Wed 16th July 2014
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O2 extends next day delivery to 10pm

Mobile operator O2 has announced it will offer a 10pm deadline for next day delivery, becoming the first mobile firm to do so.O2 expects that over 3,000 customers a week will benefit by receiving their order 24 hours earlier than before.Tete Soto,...
05:32PM - Mon 14th July 2014
Carphone has agreed to sell its 46 per cent stake in Virgin Mobile France

Carphone and Virgin sell entire stake in Virgin Mobile France

Retail heavyweights Sir Charles Dunstone and Richard Branson have agreed to sell Virgin Mobile France to Numericable in a £265m (€325m) deal.Carphone, Europe’s biggest independent mobile phone retailer, owns 46 per cent of Virgin Mobile France’s h...
04:52PM - Mon 30th June 2014

AO World to enter Germany following sales surge

Pureplay online electrical retailer AO World has enjoyed strong sales growth since it floated on the stock exchange in March.The retailer, which benefited from Comet’s 2012 administration, saw sales shot up 45.4 per cent for the year but saw sales...
10:37AM - Thu 5th June 2014

Is it time for Apple to go back to basics?

Whilst the latest Which? report into customer satisfaction on the high street heralded praise for Lush, it’s likely to have been a rude awakening for Apple. It may be one of the largest and much-loved global brands, but it is seemingly failing cus...
11:11AM - Tue 27th May 2014
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