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Comment: UK retailers should board the Halloween bandwagon

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Halloween is imminent, but the sales potential of this event is still to be realised. Retailers need to jump on this US bandwagon.

The Barracuda Group recently held an event to discuss the glass ceiling and female leadership across the retail landscape.

Comment: Female leadership and the imaginary glass ceiling in retail

By Sue Malti & Victoria Nightingale

The Barracuda Group recently held an event to discuss the glass ceiling and female leadership across the retail landscape.

Walmart\'s annual investors’ meeting was a solemn affair last week as the world’s largest retailer realigned its future predictions.

Comment: Walmart realigns forecasts as aggressive expansion comes to end

By Sophie Carroll

Walmart’s annual investors’ meeting last week was a solemn affair as the world’s largest retailer realigned its growth predictions.

WH Smith and Game have both reported strong profits and cash flow generation over the last 12 months. How have they done it and why are they confident about the future?

Comment: How WHSmith and Game are entertaining the high street

By Nick Bubb

With Amazon offering same-day pick-up service for books and games, do high street entertainment retailers WH Smith and Game have a future?

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Blog: Research shows UK customers taking the lead in online spending

By Mark Pettit

New research from Hermes points to an exciting future for the UK’s online retailers as UK shoppers spend online with improved delivery, Mark Pettit explains.

House of Fraser and Asda have integrated mobile payments in their retail channels as m-commerce becomes increasingly popular.

Comment: Mobile payments are retail’s next multichannel necessity

By Dan Hobson

House of Fraser and Asda have integrated mobile payments in their retail channels as m-commerce becomes increasingly popular.    

New research by eBay found that two thirds of the UK’s biggest high street retailers say they are under-investing in multichannel technology, despite almost all of them citing it as a significant factor in the long-term growth of their business.

Comment: Retail multichannel offers should be continually innovated

By Valerie Nygaard

EBay research shows multichannel technology is where UK retailers both see the future of retail and feel they are under-investing.

As Amazon looks to experiment with a physical presence this Christmas, the biggest question that comes to mind is “how will the brand decide what is stocked in-store?”

Comment: How will Amazon’s Christmas store enhance its retail offer?

By Geoff Gower

Amazon trial with a physical store this Christmas raises questions about how a store will enhance the etailer’s current offer.

Argos unveiled the biggest marketing campaign in its history this week as it seeks to reposition itself as a true retailer of the digital age.

Comment: How Amazon and Argos have set the pace for multichannel retail

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Argos’ new marketing campaign and Amazon’s first physical store set the standard for retailers in the digital age to follow.

Ukip’s MP Douglas Carswell reference to “defunct” HMV demonstrates a disconnect between the UK political scene and retail sector.

Comment: Ukip MP’s HMV comparison shows political disconnect from retail

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Ukip MP Douglas Carswell’s reference to “defunct” HMV demonstrates a disconnect between the UK political scene and retail sector.

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