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Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and S8+

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Samsung’s anticipated iPhone competitor the Galaxy S8 launched this afternoon, in what is perhaps the most vital launch of the tech retailer and manufacturer’s history. Following the PR disaste5r that came with the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding batteries and Samsung’s subsequent p...

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Amazon Go faces launch delays amid technical trouble

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The cashier-less supermarket from Amazon is likely to delay its launch this month as numerous technical issues have been exposed. The widely anticipated roll out of Amazon's foray into the physical grocery market uses sensors to track shoppers’ items so they can avoid the chec...

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Sainsbury's, Argos join M&S and Tesco in suspending ads with Google

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Several other retailers have joined the ranks of prominent UK companies that have pulled their advertising with Google and YouTube over ads appearing alongside content that incited hate. Marks & Spencer and Tesco were the first retailers to suspend their advertising with the t...

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Ted Baker launches Keeping Up With The Bakers sitcom

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Ted Baker has launched a new spring campaign which features 360-degree shoppable video and its own sitcom. Alongside the introduction of interactive windows and a virtual reality experience, the fashion retailer new sitcom Keeping Up With The Bakers centres around the lives of...

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Nintendo Switch prices hit £700 on eBay as retail stocks are depleted

Friday 03 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Nintendo’s hotly-anticipated Switch has endured launch chaos today, as all major retailers exhaust their stocks. Following controversy this week in which many Game pre-orders were cancelled last minute, the video game retailer has also completely sold out in-store. Furthermore...

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Just 3% of retailers profit from omnichannel fulfilment

Thursday 23 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

New research has revealed that despite continual and significant investment, only three per cent of retailers in the UK have been able to make a profit while fulfilling omnichannel demand. In a survey conducted by JDA and PwC, only 10 per cent of global retailers questioned sa...

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UK struggling to keep up with "fundamental change" in online retail

Friday 10 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Smart phone shopping is predicted to account for two thirds of all purchases as it triples in value to £43 million over the next four years. New research conducted by Paypal UK, OC&C Strategy Consultants and Google suggests that the UK is far behind overseas rivals in keeping ...

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Apple takes Samsung's crown as best selling smartphone retailer

Wednesday 01 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Apple has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest smartphone retailer, after five consecutive years of falling behind Samsung. Sales at the US tech giant edged ahead of its South Korean rival in the final quarter of last year, with 78.3 million handsets sold compared to Sam...

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Samsung shrugs off exploding phones fiasco with 50% profit increase

Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The worst of the controversy surrounding Galaxy 7s may be behind Samsung now, after the tech manufacturer and retailer posted its highest quarterly profit increase in three years. The South Korean company recorded quarterly profit of 9.2 trillion won (£6.27 billion) this week,...

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Could gaming catch the vinyl virus?

Friday 20 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Entertainment retail has experienced immense change over the past few years, as technology continues to transform the sector’s landscape. Figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association show that 2016 saw the highest ever recorded sales in entertainment retail, topping £6...