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Digital edition: Retail Week Multichannel – May 2014

Read the Retail Week Multichannel supplement as a fully digital edition.

Retail Week Customer Insight - May 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week Customer Insight - May 2014

Read the Retail Week Customer Insight supplement as a fully digital edition.

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To increase customer engagement, the ad features a poll asking shoppers to vote on, for instance, their favourite Ben & Jerry’s flavour from a choice of three.

Asda pilots shoppable ads on website to capture impulse purchases

Asda is trialling clickable ad technology on its own website with a view to rolling it out to third-party brand websites.

Lidl’s new TV ad campaign, ‘#LidlSurprises’, launches on September 4, and is the first to focus on the brand rather than seasonal products.

Lidl unveils £20m brand campaign as sales surge to £4bn

Lidl’s first UK brand campaign sees the discount retailer focus on quality fresh produce with a TV ad campaign entitled #LidlSurprises.

Alibaba triples profits ahead of stock market flotation

Alibaba profits triple to £1.2bn as it prepares to float in the US

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has almost tripled its profits as it prepares for a float on the US stock exchange that could value it at $200bn.

Fashion price tracker

Infographic: Fashion price tracker – online womenswear data

Fashion price data from the week ending August 27, 2014: The average online price per item and percentage of products on markdown from the top womenswear retailers.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Asos, Zara and Matalan

Retail news round-up on August 28, 2014: Shares in Asos surge on bid rumours; Zara withdraws holocaust-like pyjamas and Matalan criticised for size of donation to Rana Plaza compensation fund.

Retail Week Supply Chain Blog, in association with Hermes

Gain expert analysis and advice from key representatives from Retail Week and Hermes.

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Twenty years after the liberalisation of trading hours, Sunday is  a popular shopping day

Comment: Changing shopper habits will make the Sunday trading debate redundant

When the Sunday Trading Act 1994 was introduced, part of the rationale was to better reflect the changing needs of consumers - but today those needs are changing again .

Asda has been the first to deal with some challenging decisions and exciting opportunities – be it our work to make our organisational structures fit for the future or our omnichannel ‘firsts’.

Comment: Why Asda is playing a long game for retail success

In the wake of continual change to the retail landscape, successful retailing is more than ever like running a marathon, not a sprint.

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