Posted: 19.07.2013
Tags: Jessops, Multichannel Retail
Peter Jones, of Dragon’s Den fame has stepped in to save Jessops and breathe new life into the troubled business, which collapsed earlier this year. The company, well known for selling cameras, has been in existence since 1935 and it is hoped that this move will not only secure it’s future but see its transition from a high street store into a multi channel operation that has a larger online presence.
 
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Posted: 19.07.2013
Tags: Jessops Back In Action As A Multichannel Retailer
Peter Jones, of Dragon’s Den fame has stepped in to save Jessops and breathe new life into the troubled business, which collapsed earlier this year. The company, well known for selling cameras, has been in existence since 1935 and it is hoped that this move will not only secure it’s future but see its transition from a high street store into a multi channel operation that has a larger online presence.
 
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Posted: 08.07.2013
Tags: HMV, Online Trading, Ecommerce
Administrator Deloitte has confirmed that Hilco UK has bought out beleaguered retailer HMV, after a brief period of administration and fears that 2,643 would lose their jobs. This means that 141 stores and a multichannel online operation have been saved. When Deloitte was first appointed, there were 222 stores in operation. 81 of those have since closed.
 
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Posted: 04.07.2013
Tags: Omnichannel World, Ecommerce,
Retailtopia, the industry experts panel who recently gathered to discuss the re-engineering of the supply chain have suggested that if current high street retailers want to adapt to survive in an increasingly omnichannel world that they have to act now.
 
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Posted: 03.07.2013
Tags: Online Sales, Ecommerce Software
In the period up to the end of January 2013, clothing giant French Connection Group reported that their revenue had fallen to £197.3 million, down almost 9% from last year. The company also reported that they had suffered a pre-tax loss of £10.5 million after last year’s positive news of a profit. French Connection also operates in Homeware as well as fashion, counting brands Toast, Great Plains and YMC as some of their other business interests.
 
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Posted: 03.07.2013
Tags: eBay, Online Shopping, Ecommerce Software
eBay, the online marketplace, has recently announced that it is to re-launch its Shopping.com price comparison website. It will now be renamed as the eBay Commerce Network. It will have a team dedicated to making sure all listings are optimised and makes a promise that all publishers will have real time access to products, services, merchants and features through a flexible system of technology. All publishers will be paid commensurately in line with the amount and the quality of the traffic that they manage to direct through to other merchants. The network itself will cover the US, UK, Australia, Germany and France.
 
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Posted: 13.06.2013
Tags: Dominos e-commerce Investment, Ecommerce, Future of Ecommerce software
The pizza chain Dominos has recently reported a boost of almost 40% to their online sales. They grew to just over £82 million, from just under £60 million at this time last year. Sales of pizzas online made just under 62% of all deliveries within the UK, which is a 12% increase in the last twelve months. Just over 25% of all these sales were actually made from mobile devices, which are 9% up on last year.
 
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Posted: 13.06.2013
Tags: Omnichannel Future, Ecommerce News, Ecommerce
After revealing a 13% fall in pre-tax profits and a further 2.4% fall in sales totals, DIY giant Kingfisher group, which owns B&Q and Screwfix, have announced that despite the losses, they are making plans to build the business for the long term, but are still placing heavy emphasis on their push to promote the e-commerce side of their operations. 
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Posted: 11.06.2013
Tags: Amazon To Buy Goodreads, Ecommerce Software
Goodreads, the book recommendation site that allows book readers to review and share the tomes that they have read and loved is, according to reports, going to be bought by Amazon.
 
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