Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Waitrose

Waitrose chaos as card machines fail

Waitrose has received a raft of complaints on social media following a card system failure across its UK stores.
Maplin update

Maplin losses widen after “transformational” year

A "transformational and challenging year" for Maplin has seen its pre-tax losses widen despite an increase in sales.
Ocado

Ocado to trial humanoid robot warehouse assistant

Online grocery retailer Ocado is set to start testing a humanoid robot in its warehouses that will assist human engineers.
Game

Game posts growth for first time in 2 years

Game hailed a return to growth for the first time since 2015 thanks to continued cost saving measures and console launches.
AO World Christmas

AO World sees continued growth over Christmas

AO World has said it was on track to meet full year forecasts following continued revenue growth over the Christmas period.
Data breach

£400,000 fine for Carphone Warehouse after huge data breach

Carphone Warehouse has been slapped with a £400,000 fine after a data breach revealed swathes of customer information.
robots

Are robots about to take over the retail industry?

Is retail destined to be overrun by robots? Will minimum wages become so high that unskilled jobs would be done by machines?
patent

Amazon issues US patent from “blended reality” mirror

Amazon has added another tech patent to its extensive roster in the form of a blended reality virtual mirror.
Maplin CEO

Maplin CEO Oliver Meakin quits retail for Gaucho gig

The chief executive of Maplin has stepped down from his role to take up a similar position with a restaurant chain.
Craig Fletcher

Game’s Multiplay founder Craig Fletcher resigns

The founder of Game's Multiplay division Craig Fletcher is set to leave the video games retailer at the end of the year.

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