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Rakuten.jp launched its Halloween Special 2014 in early September, with a massive 500,000 SKUs.

Comment: Japan and China’s retail sector is buoyed by seasonal celebrations

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As Halloween and other festivities approach, Japan and China’s online retail sector has experienced unprecedented levels of activity.

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Comment: Rent-to-own inquiry allows retailers to engage with critics

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As the rent-to-own sector faces an All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry, retailers should remember the importance of welcoming scrutiny.

As the Christmas shopping season nears, retailers will rely on the weather for a significant portion of their festive trading.

Comment: How will the Christmas weather forecast impact retail sales?

By Diane Wehrle

As the Christmas shopping season nears, retailers will rely on the weather for a significant portion of their festive trading.

PCI DSS scope reduction without the hangover?

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With as many as 9 in 10 retailers failing to retain compliance without remediation and levels of compliance still less than 40% is there a better way to get to PCI DSS compliance?

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis needs time to turn the grocer around

Comment: Tesco’s Lewis must be allowed time to succeed

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Tesco was dumped in the remainder bin by the City after new boss Dave Lewis lifted the lid on results delayed by the grocer’s accounting scandal.

#colourbritain is an experiential, social media and PR campaign which uses colour to tell the stories of selected cities across Britain.

Comment: Dulux’s colourful campaign uses social media to tell story

By Matt Pye

Dulux’s latest series of advertisements harness social media and storytelling, creating an experimental and emotive campaign.

Morrisons has successfully used mobile phone location data to encourage new shoppers into its stores

Comment: Has there been a more confusing time to be a grocery shopper?

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While consumers may be basking in lower prices they have to wade through increasingly opaque and confusing messages from the big four.

Sports Direct’s settlement over zero hours contracts demonstrates the need for transparency across the sector for zero hours staff.

Comment: Sports Direct settlement shows need for zero-hours transparency

By Elizabeth George

Sports Direct’s settlement over zero hours contracts demonstrates the need for transparency across the sector for zero hours staff.

Are retailers too complacent about data security?

Comment: Retailers are too complacent about data security

By Del Heppenstall

Payment card data has long been a target for cyber criminals, but over the last 12 months we have seen major compromises in the US retail sector.

As Next and Very.co.uk use direct mail to create personalised offers for their customers, is the trend undergoing a resurgence?

Comment: Why direct mail is undergoing a retail revival

By Elly Woolston

As Next and Very.co.uk use direct mail to create personalised offers for their customers, is the trend undergoing a resurgence?

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