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Online retail giants Amazon and Apple started the UK for Cyber Monday.

Comment: Cyber Monday will be bigger than Black Friday in the UK

By Jacques De Cock

As Black Friday approaches, Amazon and others are preparing for Cyber Monday, perhaps the biggest day in the UK online retail calendar.

Online retail giant Amazon is testing unmanned drones that could deliver products within half an hour

Blog: Are drones that can deliver in 30 minutes the future of fulfilment?

By Katie Barker

As Christmas approaches, innovations in fulfilment are on retailers’ minds, but are drones that can deliver packages within 30 minutes the future?

Selfridges Christmas window 2014

Comment: Christmas windows are about more than driving sales

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If we didn’t have the festive feeling and everything associated with it, Christmas wouldn’t happen. It was the shops wot done it.

With Christmas fast approaching, the wonderful and sometimes weird internet of things will change how people live and shop.

Comment: Online shoppers are ready for a connected Christmas

By Sebastian James

With Christmas fast approaching, the wonderful and sometimes weird internet of things will change how people live and shop.

Big data is an essential tool for retailers but it shouldn’t get in the way of good old-fashioned intuition and judgement.

Comment: Retailers should not let big data cloud the big picture

By Michael Jary

Big data is an essential tool for retailers but it shouldn’t get in the way of good old-fashioned intuition and judgement.

Asda was the only one of the powerhouse grocers to maintain share – although its sales still fell in line with the declining market.

Comment: As Asda’s sales decline, could the golden era of grocery be over?

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Despite growth in convenience and online retail, the big four grocers continue to struggle to maintain share in a competitive market.

B&M’s interim results show that the retailer is a strong growth business, so why has its post-IPO share price been underwhelming?

Comment: B&M’s results show the discounter must grow into its valuation

By Nick Bubb

B&M’s interim results show that the retailer is a strong growth business, so why has its post-IPO share price been underwhelming?

Marks and Spencer has named Helen Weir as group finance director

Comment: From banking to bras – why Helen Weir is right hire for M&S

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Helen Weir may have been among banking group Lloyds’ top brass in the run-up to the financial crash but her appointment at M&S is welcome.

Penzance, Quay st.

Comment: Do retailers care about locations outside London?

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Do retailers care about places other than the capital? John Ryan explores Penzance, where retailer coverage rather than care appears paramount.

Mobile payment technology is increasingly important in retail

Comment: Investing in retail is increasingly about technology investment

By Dan Coen

Virtually every list of tech start–ups includes a high proportion of enterprises aimed at the retail sector, mobile or ecommerce. 

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