Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lush set to open high-tech concept store in Manchester

Lush is due to open the UK’s first high-tech “Naked” concept store in Manchester later this month.
Missguided chief customer officer

Missguided app users can now pay for items 30 days after purchase

Missguided will now allow customers to pay for items 30 days after purchase as it introduces a new “pay later” service to its app
Amazon cashierless

Amazon begins delivering free sample products

Amazon has begun sending shoppers free samples of products individually curated to their tastes.

Halfords launches world’s first “smart bike” which connects to Alexa

Halfords has launched the world’s first “smart bike”, providing cyclists with directions, live traffic updates and more.

Apple reduces iPhone production 10% amid focus on services

Apple has told its suppliers to cut iPhone production by around 10 per cent over the next quarter.
Alibaba

Alibaba acquires German Big Data startup Data Artisans for £80m

Alibaba has purchased Berlin-based technology startup Data Artisans for €90 million (£80.90 million).
Samsung CEO

Samsung warns of major profit drop

Samsung has become the second major tech retailer in less than a week to blame the Chinese market for its falling profits.

Kroger teams up with Microsoft to take on Amazon Go stores

Kroger has teamed up with Microsoft to launch two state-of-the-art grocery store pilots to rival Amazon’s cashierless Go stores.

Apple announces landmark partnership with Samsung

Apple has announced a partnership with its key rival Samsung as it moves towards a more services led offering.

CES 2019: The biggest innovations for retail

CES is due to take place in Las Vegas this week where the world’s largest tech companies reveal their latest innovations.

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