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Maplin toasts to successful Christmas trading period

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Maplin achieved one of its strongest Christmas trading periods, with like-for-like sales up 4.4 per cent in the six weeks to December 24. Online sales rose by 29.3 per cent when compared to the previous period, with the technology and electricals retailer attributes to signifi...

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Amazon's flying warehouse plans revealed

Tuesday 03 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

A patent has been filed by ecommerce giant Amazon for a flying warehouse, utilising drone technology to speed up deliveries. Amazon proposed the idea for an “airborne fulfillment centre” (AFC) in 2014 in the US. This technology would see a giant airship stationed up to 45,000f...

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Dixons Carphone report boost in profits

Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Dixons Carphone has released its half year results reporting a sharp rise in profits. The technology retailer posted a 19 per cent rise in profits to £144 million in the 26 weeks to October 29. Sales for the group rocketed 11 per cent to £4.9 billion and like-for-like revenues...

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AO warns of 2017 price rises ahead of expected record sales for Black Friday

Tuesday 22 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online electricals retailer AO is pinning its hopes on a bumper Black Friday sales season this week, but warns of price rises in the new year to offset the pound's slide since the EU referendum. The news came as the British etailer more than doubled its earnings in the UK in t...

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Apple thought to be working on smart glasses

Tuesday 15 November 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Apple are reportedly working on wearable augmented reality glasses, which could be launched as early as 2018 according to Bloomberg. The technology retailer is supposedly so far along with the project that they’re in talks with suppliers. Much like its tech giant rival Google ...

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Amazon launches new voice-controlled music streaming service

Tuesday 15 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Amazon has continued its rapid expansion in the UK with the launch of a new music streaming service that can be controlled by voice. Known as Amazon Music Unlimited, which will also work on smartphones and tablets, the service is also designed to challenge established music st...

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HMV overtake Amazon in physical music sales

Tuesday 01 November 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

HMV has reestablished itself in the physical entertainment market, overtaking Amazon to become the UK’s largest music retailer. New data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that HMV, which went into administration just three years ago, has rebuilt its retail operation and is p...

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Dip in iPhone & Mac sales affects Apple's quarterly income

Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Apple experienced a decrease in like-for-like sales and profits in its last quarter, which has been attributed to a decline in iPhone and computer sales. Despite this, chief executive Tim Cook has said it has been a “very successful fiscal” year for electronics retailer and ma...

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Maplin's tech boss suddenly resigns

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Maplin’s chief technology officer Neil McGowan has departed from the retailer after a little more than a year since being appointed in the role. McGowan was recruited as part of a management overhaul in July last year that saw Oliver Meakin appointed as chief executive of the ...

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Game fights back at pay-to-play criticisms

Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Game has defended its decision to charge customers for trialing the new PlayStation VR headset in its stores. Yesterday the gaming retailer announced it would charge customers £5 per 10 minutes with the technology. After receiving fierce response from customers on social media...