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Asos must retain an entreprenurial culture

Comment: Asos’s success depends on keeping its entrepreneurial spirit alive

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A quarterly retail sales rise of 15% and total annual revenues up 27% to almost £1bn would normally be cause for throwing hats in the air.

Sports Direct is one retailer which has used zero hours contracts

Comment: Are zero-hours contracts worth retailers using at all?

By Vanessa Di Cuffa

Zero-hours contracts may not be worth the hassle for retailers in the future, especially if exclusivity clauses are banned and penalties introduced.

J Crew menswear Sloane Square

Comment: On setting up shop in a new market

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The new J Crew store on London’s Sloane Square may have some work ahead of it

Topshop\'s window installation for London Fashion Week

Blog: Topshop leads the tech savvy fashion pack at London Fashion Week

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British Fashion Council chairwoman, and Net-a-Porter founder, Natalie Massenet kicked off London Fashion Week on Friday by heralding the city as the “most tech savvy” fashion capital in the world.

Walmart and Tesco both have a strategic leaning towards multichannel, an increasing propensity towards smaller boxes and new bosses.

Comment: Walmart and Tesco’s new bosses to put people first

By Bryan Roberts

Dough McMillon and Dave Lewis haven taken over as chief executives for Walmart and Tesco respectively. What will they bring to their new roles?

Stores are becoming mini distribution centres, requiring new skills from staff

Blog: What does a multichannel supply chain mean for store staff?

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Returns are a long-term problem for online retailers. The proportion of returned products can reach 40% in some categories, with fashion particularly affected.

House of Fraser\'s ‘Man’s Wear’ campaign for Howick

Marketing campaign: House of Fraser blows away pampered image of modern man

By Matthew Chapman

Powerful poster campaigns are few and far between these days so when they do appear, as in HoF’s latest ad, they are all the more striking.

Wifi is an enabler

Comment: A simple wi-fi connection would do wonders

By Fred Soneya

Retailers need to create a multichannel experience that makes it easy for shoppers to access additional product information in-store while creating a single view of their interactions across channels.

Is Apple’s NFC smartphone another example of the retailer allowing others to pioneer a technology before presenting an accessible solution?

Comment: Apple's NFC iPhone can leapfrog the competition

By Neil Garner

Is Apple’s near-field-communication (NFC) smartphone another example of the retailer allowing others to pioneer a technology before presenting an accessible solution?

B&Q owner Kingfisher has a new chef executive

Nick Bubb’s verdict: Kingfisher’s changing of the guard

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A change of chief executive has tended to be seen as a sign of bad news in retailing lately, so why has Kingfisher’s share price risen today?

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