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27 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The model would enable customers to pick up online orders in a designated 15-minute to two-hour window

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Sainsbury's to trial early delivery slots in Scotland Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is launching early morning home delivery slots in Scotland for the first time next month

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Tim Mason on how retailers can harness mobile, search and voice in store - video Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

In this video, Eagle Eye CEO Tim Mason explains why retailers have to embrace connectivity in store

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Sainsbury's plans wider trial of same-day delivery Subscription

23 Feb 2017

The trial in 30 stores was “going well”, said Sainsbury’s, which is identifying more potential sites

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Amazon reveals plans to add 5,000 UK jobs in 2017 Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The recruitment drive will take its UK workforce to 24,000 – up from 15,500 at end of last year

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Palmer & Harvey launches new transactional website Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The first phase of the new website went live on 7 February with 200 retailers

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Poundshop secures £2m funds from Foresight to fuel growth Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poundshop.com has secured a £2m investment to accelerate growth with backing from venture capital firm Foresight

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CompareTheWholesaler.com price comparison site relaunches Subscription

15 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The site features nearly 1,500 products ranging from big brands to artisanal producers…

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Ocado management sees pay cut as targets are only just hit Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

CEO Tim Steiner’s cash remuneration fell from £1.1m to £935,000

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Social supermarket Niftie's plans online home delivery

10 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The social enterprise retailer has opened an online shop at dontwastethetaste.co.uk

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Brixton Costcutter links with Deliveroo for booze service Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Brixton Cellar delivers alcohol, snacks and confectionery to customers within two miles of the store

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Ocado rolls out targeted Smart Coupons across site Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Online retailer Ocado has rolled out its new one-click, personalised coupons across its site after months of testing

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Deliveroo faces trade union protest at Wandsworth depot

09 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The union claims Deliveroo is “getting around” laws such as rest breaks, sick and holiday pay

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Amazon extends Fresh delivery service to Surrey and Hampshire Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon has more than tripled the geographical coverage of the UK service since its launch in 69 central London postcodes

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Beelivery plans to slash delivery times with bigger fleet Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Beelivery site offers a range of about 1,500 grocery SKUs including snacks, fruit, meat and drinks

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Amazon on the hunt for London convenience store sites Video Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Checkout-free stores could soon come to the UK, according to reports

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Amazon profit and turnover rises fall short of expectations Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

US giant posted 13% increase in operating income for the final quarter of 2016

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Q&A with Ocado CFO: Amazon, robotic arms and one-hour delivery

03 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Duncan Tatton-Brown talks emerging threats and Morrisons’ increasingly cosy relationship with its largest competitor

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Online crime costing retailers £100m a year, says BRC report Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BRC said there was an urgent need for a policy debate on the state of digital policing

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Co-op tackles kitchen skills gap with web lessons Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Now Cook It mobile-enabled website went live today, following its partnership with YouTube cooking channel SORTEDfood

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Asda to use Walmart tech for targeted online ads Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Drinks giant Lucozade has become one of the first to take advantage of the technology

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Shoreditch to cut underage online e-cig sales with Prove-ID Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoreditch said the identity checker would confirm all online purchases were made by people of legal age

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Healthy Foods Online to open store on Liverpool's Bold Street Subscription

25 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Due to open in March, LIV will target young professionals keen to lead a healthy lifestyle…

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Quiqup wins contract to deliver Hungryhouse meals Subscription

24 Jan 2017

Quiqup made its initial foray into the food sector in June by partnering with Whole Foods Market

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Gousto adds 10 new recipe box meals in bid to broaden appeal Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The recipe box market is thought to account for under 1% of grocery spend in the UK

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Which brands are getting it right on social media? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The industry has recruited many social media followers and fans – but how can they actually engage with them?

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Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

Retailers and grocers need to seize the opportunity to engage with shoppers in store through mobile

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Deliveroo: a pick-me-up for the traditional c-store? Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Volumes are still small but convenience retailers see big potential

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Online brand loyalty may be automatically boring

09 Feb 2017

I think it’s overly optimistic to believe that the future of retail will be shopping online

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Amazon is quick to experiment but its expansion into UK grocery will be slow Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Since it started pursuing the UK grocery market in 2015, Amazon’s every move has provoked prophecies of doom

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It's time for retailers to master mobile

08 Feb 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

In the smartphone era consumers are now almost umbilically attached to their devices

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The future of retail is closer than you think

23 Jan 2017 | By Jamie Murray Wells

The status quo is no longer an option for retailers, argues Google’s Jamie Murray 

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Tesco takes narrow win in Online Grocer 33 Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

It took only 22 minutes to complete the order for our first-time user and only one item wasn’t available

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Eve Henrikson, Tesco on winning the online G33 star order Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

We have improved search and product recommendations as well as highlighting seasonal content

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Five ways retail will change Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Here are five predictions that show what the future of retail might look like

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Amazon Go is exciting but also full of challenges

06 Dec 2016 | By Neville Payne

What happens if the IT system goes down and no one can pay, asks Neville Payne of Checkpoint Systems

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Do recipe box schemes stack up? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Recipe boxes are growing in popularity, but amid growing competition do they stack up financially and gastronomically?



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