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The Entertainer to open stores in Truro and Northampton

By The Retail Bulletin
High street toy retailer The Entertainer is to open two new stores this spring in Truro and Northampton.
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Insight: new survey uncovers gap in ecommerce age checks

Insight: new survey uncovers gap in ecommerce age checks

22 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New research has shown that ecommerce professionals are concerned that they do not have adequate technology or processes in place to conduct effective age verification and identity checks online.

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Andrew Jennings to chair Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group

Andrew Jennings to chair Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group

22 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Retail veteran Andrew Jennings has been appointed chairman of the Prince’s Trust Retail Leadership Group.

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Amazon to create 5,000 jobs in UK

Amazon to create 5,000 jobs in UK

20 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Online retail giant Amazon is planning to create 5,000 jobs in the UK this year. The news means that the company will grow its total number of UK employees to 24,000 in 2017.

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Insight: highest average January spend for online retail in seven years

Insight: highest average January spend for online retail in seven years

20 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have shown that UK online retail sales rose by 12% year-on-year in January as the average basket value also increased.

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London retail tourism industry boosted by strong growth in 2016

London retail tourism industry boosted by strong growth in 2016

20 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

London’s retail tourism industry achieved strong growth in 2016 as international tax free shopping spend in the capital climbed by 15% year-on-year.

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Laura Ashley warns on profit as like-for-like sales fall

Laura Ashley warns on profit as like-for-like sales fall

16 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has said its full year profit will fall below market expectations after reporting a 3.5% drop in first half like-for-like retail sales.

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Finding a platform for growth – how to choose your next website provider

Finding a platform for growth – how to choose your next website provider

16 February 2017 by Jens Bader, Secure Trading & James Candy, Red Technology

One of the brilliant effects of the internet is that you don’t need a premises to kick off a business, or a till, or even a market stool. All you need is your product, some determination, and a website – and many of the most successful e-commerce brands started off with just that.

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Amazon dominated UK paid search in 2016

Amazon dominated UK paid search in 2016

16 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have revealed that Amazon.co.uk was the leading UK retailer in paid search advertising during the last year.

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Insight: consumers want more retail apps to incorporate AI and AR

Insight: consumers want more retail apps to incorporate AI and AR

15 February 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has found that nearly 30% of consumers would like to see more innovation in mobile apps to enable the technology to provide a more personalised shopping experience.

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