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Is Pinterest the new trend for communication?

Pinterest is currently the third most popular social network; the free app allows users to collect ideas for projects and interests. You can browse others interests and see what photos and videos they have liked, according to themes and topics. It...
10:02AM - Thu 28th August 2014

Brand profile: Amazon

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, who came up with the idea of Amazon in his garage and wrote up the business plan on the drive from New York to Seattle, continues to impress the industry. Amazon.com was created in 1994, it began its service in 1995 and t...
09:32AM - Thu 28th August 2014
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Brand profile: Rakuten

Those familiar with the award-winning Play.com will welcome the news of Rakuten’s arrival in the UK. Play.com was bought by Rakuten in 2011 for a reported £25m, by which time the Cambridge-based online retailer had accumulated 17m registered users...
10:57AM - Thu 14th August 2014
80% of consumers still carry out their shopping in the physical store

What retailers can learn from Mary Portas’ latest report

In 2011, Mary Portas was appointed by the UK government to lead an independent review into our high streets entitled ‘The Portas Review’. The report offered a list of recommendations on how best to revitalise the high street, including a series of...
10:22AM - Thu 14th August 2014
Wal-Mart's new website includes a 'Trending Now' section which shows popular items being bought

Wal-Mart take on Amazon with revamped website

Wal-Mart has upped its stake in the battle of the online retailers and in a bid to confront e-commerce leaders Amazon it has revamped their website to make it far more personalised than ever before.For Wal-Mart, personalisation is the weapon they ...
09:58AM - Tue 12th August 2014
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Online shopping turns 20 – what have we learned?

With online shopping set to break through the £100bn mark in 2014 and three quarters of British consumers buying products online, e-tail has gone from nowhere to the mainstream in 20 years.Many have blamed the internet for the decline of the Briti...
08:54AM - Tue 12th August 2014
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Online retailers set for £740m boost under government plans

British online retailers could benefit by £740m a year as superfast broadband rolls out across Britain, according to research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR.)The Government plans to deliver high speed broadband to 95 per...
10:06AM - Mon 11th August 2014
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Clothing and home goods driving online shopping growth

The amount of people using the internet to buy goods and services has risen dramatically as online retailers and pureplays continue to benefit from the digital revolution.38m Britons now use the Internet every day – a 15m rise from 2008.Clothes we...
10:09AM - Fri 8th August 2014
Social selling is tipped to be a big trend in retail

Tesco Direct expands social selling campaign

Gamers have even more challenges to enjoy now a brand new Tesco online selling channel has gone live; consumers can unlock deals, much like they could unlock a level on a computer game, by buying products and spreading the word.Gideon Lask, the CE...
09:55AM - Wed 6th August 2014
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