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Shop Direct hires former Sky Betting and Gaming CTO

By The Retail Bulletin
Shop Direct, the owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has appointed former Sky Betting and Gaming chief technology officer Andy Burton to the same position.
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Insight: subscription box market to be valued at £1 billion by 2022

Insight: subscription box market to be valued at £1 billion by 2022

14 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has forecast that the UK subscription box market is set to reach £1 billion by 2022. 

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Carnaby welcomes four new international brands

Carnaby welcomes four new international brands

14 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Columbia Sportswear, IZIPIZI, Subdued and Our Legacy have all signed up to join the line-up in London’s Carnaby shopping district.

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Insight: a review of TRB's Omnichannel Futures conference

Insight: a review of TRB's Omnichannel Futures conference

13 February 2019 by Glynn Davis

Greater processing power and super-charged analytical capabilities are making it possible for retailers to introduce increasingly personalised experiences for customers and it is this that is proving the differentiator in an omnichannel world.

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Wilko becomes headline sponsor of the Great British Spring Clean

Wilko becomes headline sponsor of the Great British Spring Clean

11 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Wilko has become the headline sponsor for the mass-action environmental campaign, the Great British Spring Clean.

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Marks & Spencer to launch new St Helens store

Marks & Spencer to launch new St Helens store

6 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer is to open a new 40,000 square foot store at Ravenhead Retail Park in St Helens.

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Insight: retail sector in diversity drive at CEO level

Insight: retail sector in diversity drive at CEO level

5 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has revealed that there was a significant percentage increase in the number of female chief executives appointed by UK retail businesses in 2018.

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Last chance to secure your place at Omnichannel Futures

Last chance to secure your place at Omnichannel Futures

4 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Last call - act now to join the 100 plus retailers attending the Omnichannel Futures Conference on 6 February

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Consumer confidence level holds steady in January despite economy worries

Consumer confidence level holds steady in January despite economy worries

31 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have shown that consumer confidence in the UK has stayed at the same level as last month in January as people adopt a wait-and-see approach regarding the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

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Insight: Big Brother is watching you - artificial intelligence and the retail sector

Insight: Big Brother is watching you - artificial intelligence and the retail sector

31 January 2019 by Caroline Churchill and Oliver Rickett at Womble Bond Dickinson

Here law firm Womble Bond Dickinson takes a look at the use of artificial intelligence in the retail sector and how this is helping improve efficiency and the shopping experience.

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RETAIL EVENTS

Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, London W1G 9DT
Digitally native competitors and demanding customers are forcing a new perspective in retail. AI and machine learning can help you step up to the challenges; and some ‘small and beautiful’ solutions can increase your conversion rates within just a few weeks.
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2020
5 February 2020
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy